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Vehicles drive down roads in Iraq's capital Baghdad as thick dust blankets the city. According to authorities, Iraq closed airports and public buildings as another sandstorm -- the ninth since mid-April -- hit the country.View on euronews
More than 80 per cent of COVID-related deaths in Canada's first wave happened in long-term care homes. And now a new coroner's report out of Quebec paints a devastating picture of how things unfolded at one of the hardest-hit residences. As Dan Spector tells us, the hope is the lessons learned during the first wave will help improve seniors' care across the country.
The days of chancing it and taking a trip to K-country without a Kananaskis Conservation Pass are over soon. After a year-long grace period, the province is gearing up to implement enforcement in the coming weeks, with fines in store for those who didn't purchase a single day, multi-day or annual pass. Alberta Parks hasn't issued a single infraction ticket since implementing the pass back in June 2021. But they have been doing educational compliance checks at random trailheads. "Compliance overa
Canoe sprinter Katie Vincent of Mississauga, Ont., opened her World Cup season tying for a silver medal in the women's C1 200-metre A final on Sunday in Racice, Czech Republic. The reigning world champion crossed the finish line in 45.19 seconds along with Wenjun Lin of China behind winner Yarisleidis Duboys of Cuba (45.08). Edmonton's Sophia Jensen was sixth of nine finishers in 46.12. Vincent is preparing to defend her world title at this year's event Aug. 3-7 in Dartmouth, N.S. "I really feel
TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden faced a dilemma on trade in Asia: He couldn't just rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership that his predecessor had pulled the U.S. out of in 2017. Many related trade deals, regardless of their content, had become politically toxic for U.S. voters, who associated them with job losses. So Biden came up with a replacement. During Biden's visit to Tokyo, the U.S. on Monday planned to announce the countries that are joining the new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. In th
President Joe Biden said he does not believe an economic recession is inevitable in the U.S. Biden, in Tokyo, acknowledged the U.S. economy has “problems” but said they were "less consequential than the rest of the world has.” (May 23)
Olympic champion sprinter Bruny Surin is Canada's Olympic chef de mission for Paris 2024. He talks to The National's Ian Hanomansing about his legendary 1996 gold medal win in the 4x100-metre relay, as well as his upcoming return to the Olympics.
This story is part of Hire Calling, a CBC Vancouver series exploring the trends behind B.C.'s labour shortage and the creative solutions that some businesses are adopting. Have feedback or a story idea? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. White Spot is a decades-old B.C.-based restaurant chain made popular by its focus on burgers and family dining. But as the restaurant industry changes, the 93-year-old company is looking for new ways to attract not only customers, but employees willing to work for them d
North-east Bangladesh's worst floods in nearly 20 years began receding on Sunday, but rescue workers were struggling to help millions marooned by extreme weather across the region that has killed around 60 people.
Maddie the 10 month old Great Dane Puppy loves water. Watch and laugh as Maddie has so much fun running & jumping through the sprinklers. Funny Maddie sticks her face right into the water & loves to get a drink & another drink & another drink. Sprinkler zoomies are the best!
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as Poland's president traveled to Kyiv to support the country's European Union aspirations, becoming the first foreign leader to address the Ukrainian parliament since the start of the war. Lawmakers gave a standing ovation to President Andrzej Duda, who thanked them for the honor of speaking where “the heart of a free, independent and democratic Ukraine beats." Duda received more applause when he said that to end the
Sweat, hard work and maybe a little Irish luck helped propel the 2022 Blue Nose Marathon winner over the finish line. On Sunday, the 19th Blue Nose Marathon returned to the streets of Halifax for its first regular Victoria Day weekend since the pandemic began. The event was held in November last year. Running his first Blue Nose, Nathan Ryan O'Hehir won the marathon handily, finishing in a time of two hours, 42 minutes and 47 seconds. "That was the hardest race I've ever done," Ryan O'Hehir said
BANGKOK (AP) — Residents of the Thai capital Bangkok, in their first opportunity in nine years to vote for their city’s governor, have elected an independent politician seen as representing opponents of the country’s military-backed government, results released Monday showed. Chadchart Sittipunt had been widely predicted by opinion polls to top the field, but significantly outpaced expectations by taking 1,386,215 votes, or almost 52% of the 2,673,696 votes cast in Sunday’s election, according t
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado will be sworn in Wednesday as New York's next lieutenant governor, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced. Hochul said Monday she will issue a proclamation for a special election to fill her fellow Democrat's seat in upstate New York once he resigns. It remains unclear when that will be. Once a seat becomes vacant, the governor has 10 days to announce a special election held 70 to 80 days later, according to state law. Hochul said the special election will line
WINNIPEG — Manitoba is expanding a mandatory evacuation and closure area in Whiteshell Provincial Park in the province's east due to flooding. The province had already ordered the evacuation of the Betula Lake area of the park on Friday, and says in a news release Sunday night the new order includes Sylvia Lake, Eleanor Lake, Otter Falls, Barrier Bay and Nutimik Lake. Even though the new order doesn't take effect until Tuesday at 5 p.m., the release says rising water and rapidly evolving conditi
TOKYO (Reuters) -President Joe Biden arrived in Japan on Sunday to launch a plan for greater U.S. economic engagement with the Indo-Pacific, facing criticism even before the programme is announced that it will offer scant benefit to countries in the region. On the second leg of his first Asia trip as president, Biden is to meet with leaders of Japan, India and Australia, the "Quad," another cornerstone of his strategy to push back against China's expanding influence. Biden meet with Japanese business leaders, including the president of Toyota Motor Corp, at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo shortly after arriving, said a person familiar with the matter.
Three rescued loggerhead turtles are released into the Mediterranean off the Tunisian coastal city of Sfax, one, named Marwa, with a tracking beacon glued to its shell to help researchers better protect the threatened species.View on euronews
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday that recent cases of monkeypox that have been identified in Europe and the United States were something “to be concerned about.” In his first public comments on the disease, Biden added: “It is a concern in that if it were to spread it would be consequential." The president was asked about the disease as he spoke to reporters at Osan Air Base in South Korea, where he visited troops before taking off for Japan to continue his first tr
About 2,600 homes are still without power in the City of Toronto after downed power lines from Saturday’s storm. Ahmar Khan reports.
Saskatoon's Persephone Theatre is one of 10 that make up Canada's first playwright unit, which is dedicated to elevating the voices of queer and trans writers — a gap the unit's founders have identified in the nation's theatre ecology. The consortium of theatres spread from Vancouver to Halifax are dedicated to bringing together five queer playwrights for the first-ever National Queer and Trans Playwrighting Unit. The result is set to be what the founder, Zee Zee Theatre Company, describes as a