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Quebec's national holiday, Fête Nationale, returns in earnest this weekend, after most festivities were cancelled or reduced in the past two years due to the pandemic. With public health restrictions like masks and distancing no longer mandatory, concerts, events and parties are expected to draw large crowds throughout the province starting this evening. There are 5,000 activities planned in 650 different places across Quebec over the long weekend. Most events are free, and can be found on the F
The Supreme Court, in a ruling Friday, ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for nearly 50 years. The court's conservative majority voted to overturn Roe v. Wade from 1973 and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 decision that reaffirmed the right to abortion. The outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. A look at what some of the justices said in their opinions: JUSTICE SAMUEL ALITO'S MAJORITY OPINION: Alito's opinion was joined by
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempted to win over a divided group of Commonwealth leaders in a series of executive and bilateral meetings with his international counterparts. He sat down for meetings with the leaders of Rwanda, Zambia and Antigua and Barbuda, hoping to bring countries onside with Canada's climate goals and its view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. Guard soldiers have until Thursday to get the vaccine. And according to data obtained by The Associated Press, between 20% to 30% of the Guard soldiers in six states are not vaccinated, and more than 10% in 43 other sta
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian military extended its grip Thursday on territory in eastern Ukraine, capturing two villages and vying for control of a key highway as it seeks to cut supply lines and encircle some frontline Ukrainian forces, British and Ukrainian military officials said. Ukrainian forces withdrew from some areas near the city of Lysychansk to avoid being surrounded as Russians sent in reinforcements and concentrated their firepower in the area, Britain’s Defense Ministry said. T
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is blaming Russia for the skyrocketing energy and food prices that have left millions of people in Africa and other parts of the world struggling to feed themselves. Trudeau levelled the accusation as he announced $250 million in new funding to address the food crisis on the sidelines of a major international meeting in Rwanda.
All modes of severe weather are possible on parts of the southern Prairies on Friday, including large hail, damaging wind gusts, and even the possibility of a few tornadoes.
Canada's competition bureau is expected to ask Rogers Communications Inc to sell Shaw Communications Inc's cellular business to overcome antitrust concerns presented by Rogers' C$20 billion ($15.4 billion) acquisition of Shaw, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Canada's competition bureau has blocked Rogers' proposed purchase of Shaw on the grounds that the deal will lessen competition in the telecom sector, leading to increased mobile bills for consumers. As part of the merger remedy, Rogers-Shaw last week agreed to sell Freedom Mobile, the cellular business owned by Shaw, to Montreal-based Quebecor Inc for C$2.85 billion.
The president of the Citizen's Crime Commission of New York City says a Supreme Court ruling that says Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense is a "monumental" decision for the court and for gun owners. (June 23) (AP video/Joe Frederick and Michael Hill)
Quebec residents are celebrating the provincial St-Jean Baptiste Day in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel most festivities over the past two years. About 5,000 activities across 650 locales in Quebec are planned for the long weekend, including several musical performances from the province's top talent.
Abortions continued Friday inside a Wichita clinic. Under current law, Kansas does not ban most abortions until the 22nd week of pregnancy. (June 24)
Appointed last year, Eleni Myrivili is helping the Greek capital to be prepared for the realities of global warming.View on euronews
The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under new rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is intended to replace a set of controversial rules issued during the Trump administration by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. President Joe Biden's education secretary, Miguel Cardona, said that even though there have
Europe's Green Deal still a priority, despite energy concerns from war in Ukraine, says SinkevičiusView on euronews
David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber, looks at how high gas prices and grocery bills amid stagnant wages have hit low-income Canadians the hardest.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a meeting of leaders of major developing countries on Thursday by saying the world should oppose unilateral sanctions and efforts by some countries to maintain their political and military power. Xi's remarks at the virtual meeting of the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, known collectively as “BRICS,” reflect China's tacit backing of Russia in the war in Ukraine and its desire to form an international alliance opposed to
At 29 years old, Para Swimmer Katarina Roxon of Kippens, N.L., isn't the youngest fish in the water anymore. "Everyone on the national team calls me Grandma, 'cause they're all so much younger," Roxon said with a laugh during an interview Thursday. "I think the next youngest behind me is 26 … and I think the very youngest on the team is 17. It's nice to be that role model and mentor for them knowing that I've had so many years of experience." Despite being a grizzled veteran by swimming standard
A prominent former lawyer in Surrey, B.C., has been banned from practicing law for more than a decade after misusing $450,000 in funding sent for his client, who was then trying to immigrate to the province. Mohammud Massood Joomratty has agreed not to practice law in the province for 12 years as of July 29. In announcing his suspension Thursday, the Law Society of B.C. — which oversees the profession — said Joomratty had violated professional boundaries while handling his client's immigration a
George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and director Steven Soderbergh teamed up in New York for the world premiere of their crime comedy, "Out of Sight." (June 24)
A tornado touched down near Morris, Sask., Thursday afternoon, Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed. As hail, rain and dramatic cloud formations filled the sky on Thursday, ECCC issued several broadcast-intrusive alerts throughout the night for the second time in a week. "We had one confirmed tornado touched down near Morris at 5:38 p.m. CST," ECCC meteorologist Terri Lang said Friday. "As for the reports that we've received, it just touched down in a field and didn't do any damag