WARRENTON, N.C. (AP) — Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, President Joe Biden’s top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement Saturday to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution. Joined by civil rights leaders and participants from the 1982 protests,
Exit polls suggest Giorgia Meloni's far-right party Brothers of Italy have won Italy's snap general election.View on euronews
In Nova Scotia hundreds of people have been displaced by post-tropical storm Fiona. On Sunday, residents of Cape Breton were beginning repairs and surveying the damage as politicians touched down to survey the devastation from the storm.
TORONTO — The Ontario government is refusing to publicly divulge its progress in enrolling children in core autism therapies, after the last update showed it was far off its own target. Merrilee Fullerton, the minister of children, community and social services, has said the government would get 8,000 kids into core clinical services by the end of the fall, but as of last month that number was only about 888. Government officials said at that time that movement was initially slow due to getting
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MONTREAL — Here's a look at Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, Parti Québécois Leader and leader of the third opposition party at the National Assembly. Born: Feb. 18, 1977, in Trois-Rivières, Que. Education: A lawyer by training, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Common Law from McGill University, an MBA from Oxford University and a certificate in International Law from the Lund University in Sweden. Before politics: St-Pierre-Plamondon worked in law in Bolivia and Belgium before returning to pract
WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Collins, the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said Monday that a higher unemployment rate will be needed to bring down inflation from unusually high levels, but also suggested any economic downturn would likely be modest. In her first speech as Boston Fed president, Collins said the economy is resilient enough to withstand the higher interest rates needed to combat inflation, which is near a four-decade high. Her comments echoed similar remarks from Ra
HALIFAX — Post-tropical storm Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 customers in the Maritimes and forced towns in Cape Breton and on Newfoundland's southwestern coast to declare states of emergency on Saturday. Officials in Port aux Basques, N.L., say homes were washed into the sea. Here is some of the reaction: Rene Roy, editor of the weekly newspaper in Port aux Basques: "Lower Water Street is devastated with damage .... There are homes gone. There are homes in the street .... The RCMP
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LONDON (AP) — Violent street protests erupted outside the Iranian embassy in London on Sunday, with rocks thrown at police and five protesters arrested. Large crowds have been gathering all week outside the Knightsbridge compound in protest against the death in Iranian police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Iran. She had been arrested by Iran's morality police for allegedly breaking headscarf rules and died on Sept. 16. London’s Metropolitan Police said that “a substantial group" of the la
The southeastern coast of New Brunswick is beginning to clean up after post-tropical storm Fiona. The coast was hit with severe flooding and strong winds, leaving many people picking up the pieces. Nathalie Sturgeon has more.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's justice minister remained under protection Monday after four people suspected of taking part in a plot by alleged drugs criminals to kidnap him were arrested in the Netherlands. Vincent Van Quickenborne said in a message on social media that he is “safe and in good hands" but will have to skip some planned activities in the coming days. In a video message relayed by broadcaster RTBF, Van Quickenborne said he was informed by the country's federal prosecutor that he was t
PARIS (AP) — The head of France’s Greens party stepped down from his post Monday after his former partner reportedly accused him of psychological abuse, amid mounting pressure within his party and broader efforts to hold French politicians accountable for misconduct toward women. Julien Bayou said in a statement that he was resigning from his post as national secretary of the Europe Ecology-The Greens party, a growing force in French politics in recent years. He said he wouldn’t quit his parliam
CBC News is offering updates on Hurricane Fiona on local CBC.ca sites and CBC Radio One. As well, a special extended version of Atlantic Tonight on Saturday at 7 p.m. AT and Sunday at 6 p.m. AT will include complete coverage of Hurricane Fiona and the aftermath from around the region. The morning after Hurricane Fiona left a trail of downed trees and wires across Prince Edward Island, Islanders and tourists alike were telling stories about a night they'll never forget. The ones below were shared
WARNING: This story discusses suicide. It's been a difficult few years, and a particularly hard past several months in the community of Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., says the mayor. Right now, the community is working on ways to address a mental health crisis, one that seems to especially loom over young people in the region. In the last year, there have been four deaths by suicide, all which happened in the last three months, said Mayor Erwin Elias. "We've been going through quite a bit as a community,"
TOKYO (AP) — A rare state funeral for Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister who was assassinated in July, has split Japan. The hawkish Abe was one of the nation’s most divisive postwar leaders, but it is the ruling party’s cozy ties with the ultra-conservative Unification Church that has fired up much of the opposition to the funeral. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is battling a near-continuous political fallout from his handling of both the links to the church among his party's lawmakers and the
Thousands of mostly Hasidic Jewish pilgrims flocked to central Ukraine to mark their faith's new year on Sunday.View on euronews
A Sunday morning fire at a single-room occupancy (SRO) building in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside forced an evacuation and displaced a number of people who were living there. The fire broke out around 8 a.m. at Sereena's Housing for Women at 143 Dunlevy Avenue, a supportive housing project run by Atira Women's Resource Society. According to fire officials, it started in a suite on the second floor of the building, spread to other suites on the same floor and then reached the third floor. No injur
On a humid evening in central Tokyo, Takehiko Tsukushi is chanting. "Stop the state funeral for Shinzo Abe!" He's among thousands of protesters holding signs and lining the street across from Japan's parliament building, while listening to fiery speeches blaring from a makeshift stage. "It's very wasteful," said Tsukushi, referring to the hefty price tag for the upcoming ceremony meant to honour the country's longest-serving yet deeply polarizing former leader. "He was a liar and he destroyed Ja
For six days, people from across Europe gathered in the small town of Saint-Hilaire du Touvet, nestled in the Chartreuse Mountains, for La Coupe Icare free-flying festival. View on euronews