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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a highly scrutinized figure in the case. A Connecticut mobster who died last week, Robert Gentile, had long been suspected of possessing at one time some of the pieces taken from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in history's largest art heist. He denied having any role or knowledge of the
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will leave her position after 16 years, so how will a change of personality affect the existing close ties between Germany and France? Euronews spoke to two experts to find out more.View on euronews
A research initiative in southern B.C. aims to chart the impact of wildfires and human activity on one of the province's most elusive predators — the cougar. The Southern B.C. Cougar Project, led by students and faculty at the University of B.C.'s Okanagan campus, has been running since January 2020. So far, it has equipped 27 cougars with GPS collars across three study areas in the West Okanagan, Boundary and Kootenay regions. It aims to have 40 collared cats by the time the project ends. Proje
China is an "arch criminal" intent on bullying Taiwan and has no right to oppose or comment on its bid to join a pan-Pacific trade pact, Taiwan's government said in an escalating war of words over Taipei and Beijing's decision to apply. Chinese-claimed Taiwan said on Wednesday it had formally applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), less than a week after China submitted its application. China's Foreign Ministry said it opposed Taiwan "entering into any official treaty or organisation", and on Thursday Taiwan said China sent 24 military aircraft into the island's air defence zone, part of what Taipei says is an almost daily pattern of harassment.
A 19-year-old woman died in single-vehicle crash Friday night in Yarmouth County. Yarmouth RCMP responded to a call on Highway 1 near Darlings Lake at 10:24 p.m. According to a news release, the car was heading south when it struck a guardrail and crashed. The driver from nearby Port Maitland, who was the only occupant of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. RCMP are investigating. MORE TOP STORIES
If Meng Wanzhou resolves the federal charges against her in the U.S. and returns to China, Lynette Ong, an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs, says she is 'cautiously optimistic' that will lead to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig being allowed to return to Canada from China.(Credit: CBC/Ben Nelms)
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Southeast Asian governments must back the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) plans to expedite the closure of coal plants in the region with strong regulation to win funding for the programme, an energy consultancy said in a report on Friday. The ADB is leading a group of financial firms that plan to create a public-private partnership model to buy out coal-fired power plants and wind them down within 15 years, far sooner than their usual life. The model, for which the ADB expects to release further details by the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in November, could be a game changer for Southeast Asia's energy transition to renewables, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said in the report.
Authorities say a woman suspected of starting a fire in Northern California has been arrested. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the Fawn Fire burning near Redding. Structures have been destroyed and more are threatened by the blaze. (Sept. 24)
The Federal Reserve’s signal that it will soon unwind its bond buying program is bolstering the case in financial markets for the so-called reflation trade, which lifted Treasury yields and boosted shares of banks, energy firms and other economically sensitive companies in the early months of 2021. Though monetary tightening is frequently seen as a drag on stocks, some investors view the Fed’s stance as a vote of confidence for the U.S. economy. "Normally, a hawkish turn would be bad for risk-on assets, particularly equities... the fact the Fed is putting this out there signals to the market that the economy is on pretty firm footing," said Ralph Bassett, head of North American equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments.
Two-time Olympian gymnast and sexual abuse survivor Aly Raisman is sharing her story of resilience and healing in a new television special, "Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light." In the three-hour, two-part special Raisman recounts her journey to recovery and speaks with various survivors and experts on sexual abuse, including #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. While she said she found the process of producing the special healing and rewarding, Raisman recalled being physically drained.
A former Canadian diplomat responds to the news of China releasing Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after the extradition case against Meng Wanzhou was ended by a B.C. court.
MONTREAL — Family members who lost loved ones at a Montreal long-term care home where 47 people died during the pandemic's first wave told a coroner's inquest Thursday that caring for society's most vulnerable should not be a for-profit exercise. Thursday was supposed to be the final day of hearings for private care home Résidence Herron, but coroner Géhane Kamel decided to hear more witnesses at the end of October because she said testimony had been contradictory and left her with too many unan
Two First Nations entrepreneurs on the Prairies are one step closer to a $25,000 grand prize, after being selected to the finals of Powwow Pitch, a national competition for Indigenous entrepreneurs. "I'm just honoured and excited to be able to share more about what we do at Kejic Productions and hopefully receive a little bit more support to . . . expand our business and provide more of those opportunities to Indigenous young people," said Erica Daniels. Daniels, from Peguis First Nation, is the
Every day since the beginning of the school year, Tonya Martin has attended a Toronto junior kindergarten class. It's the only way Cayden, her medically fragile four-year-old, can get education and participate in the classroom as the province faces a shortage of nurses. Martin says it's not ideal, but she still considers herself fortunate. "I know a lot of families have not been afforded the same flexibility." Students like Cayden require one-on-one care by a trained person at all times. Nurses
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved nearly $1 billion in new spending to prevent wildfires that are getting bigger and more destructive from climate change. (Sept. 23)
The U.S. CDC on Friday backed a booster shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older, adults with underlying medical conditions and those in high-risk working and institutional settings despite calls for a narrower scope by a panel of expert advisers that would exclude the latter group. The following describes the role and scope of advisory panels to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO U.S. HEALTH AGENCIES?
The National Capital Commission's land in Ottawa's Mechanicsville neighbourhood could soon be rezoned for up to five embassies, but Ottawa's planning committee agreed the federal park proposed for the site should be larger than previously planned. The committee approved the application on Thursday and the file now heads to city council for final endorsement on Oct. 13. The area's councillor Jeff Leiper got his colleagues to support three motions including one to grow the size of the planned fede
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has kept alive the CBC's efforts to unseal evidence pertaining to a now-quashed murder conviction from more than 30 years ago. The top court ruled Friday that the Manitoba Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to reconsider a publication ban on an affidavit in the case of a Manitoba man who spent 23 years in prison for first-degree murder before the decision was overturned. The question of access to records remains open for the appeal court to weigh, even though t
A group of Edmonton physicians says the Alberta government's overhaul of harm reduction supports for people who use drugs is needlessly straining acute-care resources as COVID-19 demands grow. Members of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association's opioid poisoning committee have penned a letter to Premier Jason Kenney, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and health and addictions officials calling for emergency action to address what they call a drug poisoning crisis. The association says communiti
Something Saskatchewan's doctors suspected has now been confirmed: the province is withholding COVID-19 modelling data from them. In the early stages of the pandemic, modelling data was provided to doctors. Although modelling is not a crystal ball that shows the future, it does give health professionals and policymakers information that can help them inform decisions. That transparency stopped several months ago that transparency stopped. It was never made clear why. Doctors were finally given a