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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be prepared for both dialogue and confrontation with the Biden administration — but more for confrontation — state media reported Friday, days after the United States and others urged the North to abandon its nuclear program and return to talks. Kim’s statement indicates he’ll likely push to strengthen his nuclear arsenal and increase pressure on Washington to give up what North Korea considers a hostile policy t
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday, June 18, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,406,253 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,406,253 confirmed cases (13,444 active, 1,366,797 resolved, 26,012 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,114 new cases reported Thursday. The rate of active cases is 35.37 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven d
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died. He was 79. Bonner died Wednesday from complications of Lewy body dementia, said his daughter, Desiree Boers-Kort. The actor died at his home in Laguna Niguel, south of Los Angeles. He had been diagnosed about three years ago with the disease that leads to worsening mental and physical complications. “WKRP in Cincinnati" aired from 1978-1982 and
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau indicated at a press conference on Friday that Canada is working on a proof of vaccination for Canadians who wish to travel, with the initial phase set to come into effect for summer travel.
EDMONTON — RCMP in Alberta say they are searching for an armed and dangerous man near a provincial park in northern Alberta after he allegedly shot and killed a service dog during a police chase. Officers tried to stop Lionel Grey, who was wanted by police, as he was driving yesterday near High Prairie, Alta. They say Grey fled during the traffic stop, but his vehicle got stuck in mud near Winagami Provincial Park and he ran away on foot. Cpl. Deanna Fontaine says a police service dog named Jago
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, will launch a test this summer, which will see some Canadian and American locations ditching traditional checkout lanes with cashiers in favour of self-checkouts. Ross Lord looks at the growing consumer trend, and how shoppers feel about the shift.
A Guatemalan migrant worker quarantining in the Sarnia area has died, CBC News has learned. According to Justice for Migrant Workers, an advocacy group that raises awareness of the rights of temporary foreign workers, the father of two had worked in the Sarnia area for the last few years. "His coworkers and his family are devastated," said Chris Ramsaroop, an organizer with Justice for Migrant Workers. The worker was found in his quarantine hotel room on Monday, Ramsaroop said. "Lambton Public H
OTTAWA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant jumped 66 per cent in Canada this week. Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said as of Friday there are just over 2,000 confirmed cases of the variant. Just three days ago, the Public Health Agency told The Canadian Press there were 1,187 confirmed cases. "The Delta variant is now in all provinces and at least one of our territories," Tam said at the House of Commons health committe
National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that individuals who received a single dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine be given an mRNA vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, for their second dose.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A team of 50 police officers who serve on a specialized crowd-control unit in Oregon and respond to Portland's ongoing, often violent protests have resigned en masse after a team member was indicted on criminal charges. During a Wednesday night meeting, officers, detectives and sergeants on the Rapid Response Team voted to resign from the team because of a perceived lack of support from City Hall and from the district attorney over the past year, according to the mayor’s of
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan authorities ordered the capture of a former education minister and a businessman Thursday as the government's crackdown continued to expand beyond leaders of the political opposition. The Attorney General's Office said in a statement that arrest orders were issued for Humberto Belli, who served in the administration of former President Violeta Chamorro, and Gerardo Baltodano, owner of Café Soluble, for not appearing to provide statements as scheduled. Baltoda
MUNICH (AP) — Portugal has the European Championship’s all-time leading scorer in Cristiano Ronaldo. Germany has a team full of players who have never even scored once at the continental tournament. They will come up against each other on Friday. Ronaldo scored two late goals in a 3-0 victory over Hungary on Tuesday to become the tournament’s record holder with 11 career goals. Germany, meanwhile, tried and tried but failed break through France’s defense in a 1-0 loss. With no goals scored and n
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ethiopians will vote Monday in a landmark election overshadowed by reports of famine in the country’s war-hit Tigray region and beset by logistical problems that mean some people won’t be able to vote until September. The election is the centerpiece of a reform drive by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whose rise to power in 2018 seemed to signal a break with decades of authoritarian rule and led to his Nobel Peace Prize the following year. He has described the poll as “the nati
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise of a two-dose fall is looking a lot more like it will become a two-dose August. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have a total of 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. Canada had been expecting enough to fully vaccinate about 75 per cent of all eligible people before August but Moderna has now scheduled another 11 million doses to be delivered
U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights. The decision, vehemently opposed by a minority of bishops, came despite appeals from the Vatican for a more cautious and collegial approach to the divisive issue. And it raises questions of how closely the bishops will be able to cooperate with the Biden admini
Ontarians who got a first shot of Oxford-AstraZeneca were cancelling appointments for second doses of that vaccine following new guidance from a national advisory group, pharmacists dealing with scrapped bookings said Friday. The Ontario Pharmacists Association said the situation had many of its members worried their remaining stock of AstraZeneca could end up going to waste, despite the province maintaining that residents could still opt for that vaccine if desired. "If people move away from As
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has now given at least one coronavirus vaccine shot to more than half its population but officials urged people Friday to remain cautious and slow the spread of the more contagious delta variant. COVID-19 infections have declined sharply in Germany over the past few weeks, on some days dropping below 1,000 per day for the first time since September. On Friday, the national disease control center said 1,076 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, and there were only 10
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's presidential election Friday will determine who will lead the country's civilian government as tensions remain high between the Islamic Republic and the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. WHO IS RUNNING? Among the four candidates, hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi appears to be the front-runner based on state-linked polling. Abdolnasser Hemmati, the former head of Iran’s Central Bank, appears to be representing moderates in the
VATHY, Greece (AP) — Around dawn one recent spring day, an inflatable dinghy carrying nearly three dozen people reached the Greek island of Samos from the nearby Turkish coast. Within 24 hours, refugee rights groups say, the same group was seen drifting in a life raft back to Turkey. But of the 32 people determined to have initially made it to Samos, only 28 were in the raft the Turkish coast guard reported retrieving at sea. Four days later, the missing four — a Palestinian woman and her three
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 8:55 p.m. Yukon health officials are reporting nine new cases of COVID-19, bringing the active infections in the territory to 54. They say eight of the nine new cases are in Whitehorse and one is in a rural community. The territory now has a total of 145 confirmed cases. --- 7:15 p.m. British Columbia health officials are reporting 120 cases of COVID-19 for a total of 146,794 infections. The province is also reporting one fa