The cancellation of the WorldPride 2025 event in Taiwan is not only a loss for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia. It’s also emblematic of the influence of authoritarian regimes worldwide.
Residents in Atlantic Canada woke up to trees snapped like twigs as hurricane Fiona struck as fiercely as predicted. It made landfall early Saturday in Nova Scotia as a post-tropical storm, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power. As Ross Lord reports, power crews were unable to fix outages because Fiona's vicious winds and rain made it unsafe. It could be days before many are re-connected.
What kind of attack against the Russian Embassy has the RCMP been investigating? Which mayoral candidate has pledged to work to make Ottawa's Greenbelt a national park? And after lacing up for 1,660 regular season NHL games, which former Ottawa Senators defenceman announced his retirement? These are just a few of the questions designed to vex and perplex you in this week's CBC Ottawa news quiz. On a desktop computer? For the best quiz-taking experience, click on the arrows in the bottom right-ha
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. James Florio, who championed a plan that substantially raised the state’s sales and income taxes leading to his reelection defeat in 1993, died Sunday. He was 85. His law partner Doug Steinhardt and current New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed Florio died in statements on Monday. “Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down. He was a leader who cared more about the future of New Jersey than his own political fortunes,” Murphy, a fellow Democra
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.
Powerful storm Fiona slammed into Canada's eastern fishing and farm industries over the weekend, smashing wharves, food processing plants and barns that will take months to repair. One of the worst storms Canada has ever faced left more than one-third of customers in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia without power, swept homes into the sea and left one person dead. Fishing is a key industry in Canada's Atlantic provinces, which produce some of the world's largest lobster exports.
Mayor Amanda McDougall says state of emergency will continue as cleanup efforts begin
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
Snowden, 39, fled the United States and was given asylum in Russia after leaking secret files in 2013 that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance operations carried out by the NSA, where he worked. U.S. authorities have for years wanted him returned to the United States to face a criminal trial on espionage charges.
A group of Windsorites have joined a worldwide protest condemning the Iranian government and blaming it for the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. "Every woman, everywhere in the world should have the freedom to choose what they want to wear and say," said Naz Reihani, who was part of the protest at the waterfront Sunday. "We should send a message to everyone that freedom is not for granted... and they should fight for freedom for every person in the world." Amini died in custody earlier this mon
A four-year-old boy from Springville, N.S., was found safe Sunday morning after being reported missing Saturday evening, according to the RCMP. The young boy was last seen around 5 p.m. Saturday when he wandered off while playing outside. Const. Wayne Cathcart, an incident commander with the RCMP, was at the search. He said it was "like Christmas morning but 10 times better" when search teams found the child. "The community here was amazing, as far as wanting to be able to help out," he said. "I
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he will travel to the Atlantic Canada regions impacted by post-tropical storm Fiona this week, adding that he would make the trip “as soon as possible.” The prime minister added that Canadian military personnel are already on the ground in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and are being deployed to Newfoundland.
Across the Maritimes, eastern Quebec and in southwestern Newfoundland, the economic impact of post-tropical cyclone Fiona's wrath is still being tallied.
Democratic U.S. Representative Val Demings enters the final weeks of her campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in a stronger position than many observers had expected in conservative-leaning Florida. Demings, a former Orlando police chief, is the underdog against Rubio, who is seeking his third six-year term in the Senate and ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential nomination. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, plans on Tuesday to make his first trip of this election cycle to Florida, where much of his attention is expected to be focused on DeSantis, a potential rival for the White House in 2024.
Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati says he's glad the federal government is dropping all pandemic border measures, but is worried American tourists will continue to bypass Canada in the future.
Thousands of mostly Hasidic Jewish pilgrims flocked to central Ukraine to mark their faith's new year on Sunday.View on euronews
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
Prospective recruits talk about why they are interested in a military career. The Canadian Armed Forces is sounding the alarm as a lack of new recruits threatens to exacerbate a pre-existing shortage of uniformed personnel.
PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona Supreme Court, in part thanks to his unusual life story: a stint as an Army paratrooper cut short by a training accident, followed by marriage, college and an Ivy League law degree. The clerkship was one more rung up from
Exit polls suggest Giorgia Meloni's far-right party Brothers of Italy have won Italy's snap general election.View on euronews