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Canada has expanded the list of countries from which travellers are banned and will require everyone arriving from anywhere except the U.S. to take a COVID-19 and isolate upon arrival over concerns about the omicron variant, which is already in at least four provinces.
Pro-choice and anti-abortion advocates faced off outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices heard arguments over whether to overturn a restrictive Mississippi abortion law that could challenge the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading up to Wednesday's major abortion case at the Supreme Court, the justices have heard from thousands of people and organizations urging the court to either save or scrap two historic abortion decisions. But on Wednesday they'll hear from just three lawyers: one representing the state of Mississippi, another representing Mississippi's only abortion clinic and the last representing the Biden administration. For each, it’s a chance to be part of what is likely to be a histor
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says the the fact the Omicron COVID-19 variant was detected in the Netherlands before it was reported in South Africa "factors as a concern." Mendicino added that the government will continue to follow the advice of public health officials in consideration of adding other countries to the list of countries with travel bans.
Repairs on the Trans-Canada Highway are progressing on the southwest coast of Newfoundland and a section near the weigh scales outside Port aux Basques is set to reopen to one lane of traffic late Wednesday afternoon. Repairs are also ongoing on highways in the Codroy Valley area. In a med ia release, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure said travellers are encouraged to use alternative routes until repairs are completed. The stretch of highway was battered by a heavy rain storm l
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection voted Wednesday to pursue contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who refused to answer the committee's questions. (Dec. 2)
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours Thursday after a man was seen pacing outside one of its main gates with what police said appeared to be a shotgun. The man, who appeared to be in his 60s, was taken into custody without incident at around 1:30 p.m., about three hours after police said he was first spotted outside a security checkpoint on Manhattan’s First Avenue. During the standoff, the man held an object pointed at his own throat
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday urged Greek Cypriots and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to resume talks on reunifying the Mediterranean island nation, saying threats and shows of force were only prolonging the “terrible laceration” its people have endured for nearly a half-century. A weary-looking Francis made the appeal as he arrived in the ethnically divided Cypriot capital at the start of a five-day visit that will also take him to Greece, a similarly Orthodox majority country
Interim Green Party Leader Amita Kuttner said Wednesday that at this time the party does not feel like it can support the Liberals' Throne Speech due to current climate emergencies and "the fact that it will not address the need to get to 1.5 (C)." They also confirmed Elizabeth May would return as the party's parliamentary leader in the House of Commons.
The incident is one of the most dramatic breakouts the country has seen in recent years.View on euronews
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Wednesday, a case that could potentially unravel abortion protections across the country. Alyssa Julie reports.
VANCOUVER — Flood warnings were issued Wednesday for several major rivers in British Columbia as a federal scientist says record-setting rainfall and alpine temperatures are consistent with climate change. Armel Castellan, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, said fall's floods on the heels of summer's extreme heat is in line with expected trends. "Unfortunately, this is consistent with what climate change has been projecting for all parts of Canada, i
A City of Edmonton survey suggests 42 per cent of respondents don't want the city to raise property taxes in 2022. The city received 8,644 responses to a tax levy survey posted online from Nov. 17 to Nov. 24. The results also suggest 34 per cent of respondents favour a tax increase while 18 per cent want their city taxes cut. The city is proposing a 1.8 per cent increase on residential property taxes next year. If the increase is approved, the average household would pay about $714 in property t
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to disclose certain redacted passages from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report that relate to individuals who were investigated by prosecutors but not ultimately charged. The ruling came in a public records complaint from the news organization BuzzFeed, which sued for an unredacted version of Mueller's report examining Russian election interference and possible ties to Donald Trump's 201
SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea will broach North Korea separately with two different audiences on Thursday, holding talks with Beijing's top diplomat in China and with visiting U.S. military leaders in Seoul. In China, talks are expected to include South Korean President Moon Jae-in's hopes for a declaration to end the 1950-1953 Korean War. In Seoul, U.S. and South Korean top brass are expected to discuss ways to strengthen a military alliance whose main goal is deterring a conflict with Pyongyang, and being prepared to fight one if that fails.
The International Energy Agency report provides an analysis of renewable energies and forecasts their trends from 2021 to 2026.
At the London premiere of the second season of Netflix's video game adaptation "The Witcher," star Henry Cavill hints that a third season may be a possibility. (Dec. 2)
TORONTO — It may be harder for Ontario's health system to quickly respond to a surge in critically ill COVID-19 patients as non-virus care ramps up and workers contend with burnout, according to a new report that recommends sustained public health measures to preserve hospital capacity. The report on critical care capacity from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table was published Tuesday as the province logged 153 patients in intensive care units. Researchers found that co-ordination across
The increased availability in Saskatchewan of take home drug checking strips is a step in the right direction and will prevent overdoses, says Jason Mercredi, the executive director of Prairie Harm Reduction in Saskatoon. "The fact that they're going to be accessible for people to use at their home or at parties or music festivals … if they're planning on going out tonight at the bar, it's going to help us reduce a lot of deaths across the province," Mercredi said. The public will now have acces
Canada's main stock index will add to its recent record high over the coming year as the domestic economic recovery helps underpin corporate earnings, but gains are expected to slow from 2020's breakneck pace, a Reuters poll found. "We think the economy and markets will continue to progress further into the mid-cycle phase next year," said Angelo Kourkafas, investment strategist at Edward Jones. Canada's economy https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadian-economy-posts-annualized-gain-54-q3-october-gdp-seen-up-08-2021-11-30 grew at an annualized rate of 5.4% in the third quarter, beating analyst expectations, and growth most likely accelerated in October on a manufacturing rebound.