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BERLIN (AP) — A German woman who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group and whose husband bought a Yazidi woman as a slave has been charged with membership in a terror group and being an accessory to a crime against humanity, German prosecutors said Wednesday. The indictment of Leonora M., whose full name wasn't released because of local privacy rules, is the latest in a string of cases in Germany involving women who went to the area held by IS and were involved in holding women captu
WARNING: This story contains distressing details The Lac La Ronge Indian Band has become the latest First Nation in Saskatchewan to begin searching for unmarked graves associated with a local residential school site. "We have a lot of work ahead of us," Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said. The band launched its search efforts on Saturday using ground-penetrating radar equipment at an old cemetery site west of downtown La Ronge, Sask., located approximately 375 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. Lac La
Four transportation companies are vying to become the main bus carrier for the Ottawa-Gatineau-Montreal corridor. The widely coveted route has been up for grabs since Greyhound announced it would cease its Canadian operations in May — a year after it paused service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, Montreal-based Autocar Orléans Express is licensed to carry riders between Ottawa, the Outaouais and Montreal on a temporary basis. In addition to Orléans Express, three other companies have ap
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania's border guard service said it detained 171 people caught illegally crossing from Belarus into Lithuania on Tuesday night, the largest number in a single day in 2021 and bringing the total number of migrants detained so far this year to 3,027. The border service said the group of migrants, all from Iraq, will be placed in one of Lithuania’s already crowded immigration detention centers. Illegal migration to Lithuania began growing dramatically after new sancti
TORONTO — Before he moved to the United States to become a comedy writer on late-night talk shows and "The Simpsons," Tim Long was a self-described nerd in an Ontario town dubbed "home of the white squirrel." Exeter, Ont., has had so many white bushy-tailed critters — relative anomalies compared to their black and brown cousins — the town mascot is a giant squirrel named Willis the White Wonder, and the focus of an annual festival. Naturally, when Long loosely based his new Canadian comedy film
OTTAWA — Canada's labour minister was told earlier this year that efforts to provide free tampons and pads in federally regulated workplaces could cost employers more than $1 million annually to become a reality. The March briefing note to Filomena Tassi estimated the annual employer costs would likely be $1.17 million to provide free tampons and pads, based on an annual, per-employee cost of almost $60 and assuming a 50-per-cent take-up rate. A 100-per-cent take-up rate would put the cost close
Walmart-owned Flipkart has asked India's Supreme Court to restrain the country's antitrust body after it asked sensitive questions in what the firm called an "invasive" investigation of its e-commerce operations. The request, in a court filing more than 700 pages long that has not been made public, illustrates the e-commerce giant's level of concern over the investigation, which has prompted public spats between U.S firms and the Indian government. In its investigation, which includes Amazon.com Inc, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) sought a list of Flipkart's top sellers, online discounts and pacts with smartphone makers, among 32 questions it asked on July 15.
An Indigenous artist from Serpent River First Nation is participating in a national billboard campaign to raise awareness about residential schools. Isaac Murdoch (Bomgiizhik)’s rendering of an old pictograph is one of nine pieces of original Indigenous artwork featured in Artists Against Racism’s The Honour Project. The artwork is being displayed on digital billboards donated by Pattison Outdoor in cities, over major highways, and on monitors and digital wall screens in subway systems, malls, a
Twitter Inc is fast losing its sheen as a favoured communications tool for many Indian government departments and ministers keen to promote home-grown rival Koo while the U.S. firm comes under fire for non-compliance with India's laws. The most high-profile example has been India's new IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. Taking office this month, he opened a new Koo account and soon after announced a review of social media firms' compliance with strict new rules - information not posted to his 258,000 Twitter followers.
The slow speed movement is not catching on in Nelson. The exploration of reducing the speed limit in Nelson across its road network was recently evaluated by city staff in a community consultation Thought Exchange, part of the Active Transportation Implementation Plan, and delivered to city council Tuesday night at its committee-of-the-whole meeting. Although it was proposed to drop the city-wide speed limit from 40 kilometres per hour to 30 — research has shown that a pedestrian struck at 30 km
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Public Health Sudbury and Districts changed the way it reports variant cases last week because officials felt the previous method was “misleading.” The number of variant cases in the region is probably much higher than the six previously reported because not all cases that screen positive for variants of concern are sent for genome testing. To better reflect case data in the region and encourage the public to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the health unit decided to start reporting confi
TotalEnergies SE said on Wednesday it has agreed to buy Singapore's largest electric vehicle charging network from fellow French firm Bollore Group. Known as 'Blue Charge', the network consists of more than 1,500 charge points installed in the city-state and represents about 85% of the charge points operating in Singapore. Singapore is aiming to phase out all internal combustion engine vehicles by 2040, encouraging drivers to switch to electric vehicles through a range of measures.
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Wednesday that women can't be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a stream that runs through a Bavarian town. The state court in Memmingen said the group that organizes the town's Fischertag, or fishermen's day, must allow female members to participate in the climax of the annual summer event, which features people jumping into the stream with nets to catch trout. Whoever catches the biggest fish is crowned
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday called the U.S. “stubborn” in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna for discussing Tehran’s missiles and regional influence. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks come as his hard-line protege, President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, is posed to be sworn in next week as the head of the country’s civilian government and as talks on reviving the deal remain stalled in Vienna. While Raisi has said he wants to return to the accord, which saw Iran lim
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kick-start your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 28 ... What we are watching in Canada ... Canada's labour minister was told earlier this year that it would cost employers more than one million dollars annually to provide free tampons and pads in federally regulated workplaces. The March briefing note to Filomena Tassi estimated the annual employer costs would likely be 1.17 million dol
Recent developments: Ottawa reported eight more COVID-19 cases Wednesday. Province to run hospitals at 115% capacity to clear pandemic surgical backlog. Health units ramp up efforts to vaccinate youth before school starts. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported eight more COVID-19 cases Wednesday and zero new deaths. Ontario reported 158 new cases of COVID-19 and four deaths. At a briefing on Wednesday afternoon, the Ontario government said it plans to boost the operating capacit
Britain's ITV said advertising had rebounded strongly, with June delivering the largest ad revenue for the month in the broadcaster's history as it benefited from the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the Euros. Chief Executive Carolyn McCall said ITV was emerging from the worst effects of the pandemic. "We are optimistic about the future, despite the ongoing pandemic risk on our advertising and ITV Studios revenues," she said on Wednesday.
As parts of the GTA start to close their mass vaccination sites, health experts say the switch marks the start of a newer, possibly more challenging phase of the vaccine rollout plan. "This last mile of vaccine isn't necessarily having mass vaccination available and open," said infectious disease specialist Dr. Zain Chagla. "It's having community leaders and peer groups being able to reach populations that can't be reached by typical medical providers." Peel Public Health shifted their vaccine e
NAIROBI (Reuters) -Ethiopia's Somali region said on Wednesday a vital road and rail trade route linking the landlocked capital of Addis Ababa to the sea port of Djibouti was blocked by youths angered by a deadly militia attack on their region. Around 95% of imports into the nation of around 110 million people are transported via that corridor, according to a 2018 study by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development. The Ethiopian prime minister's office and authorities in Djibouti could not immediately be reached for comment.