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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's closely fought election on Sunday will set the direction of the European Union's most populous country after 16 years under Angela Merkel, whose party is scrambling to avoid defeat by its center-left rivals after a rollercoaster campaign. The environmentalist Greens also are eyeing at least a share of power. About 60.4 million people in the nation of 83 million are eligible to elect the new parliament, which decides who will be the next head of government. Recent polls po
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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
A man at the Tennessee shooting says he heard 10-15 rounds of gunfire in nearby parking lot. "The gunfire was so close, it sounded like it was directly over my head." (Sept. 24)
Taiwan's main opposition party elected former leader Eric Chu as its chairman on Saturday with a pledge to renew stalled talks with China, which has ramped up military and political pressure against the island Beijing claims as its own territory. Chu, 60, a former mayor of New Taipei City, beat Kuomintang (KMT) incumbent Johnny Chiang and two other contenders in the chairmanship election, though he will not take over immediately. The KMT was trounced in presidential and parliamentary elections last year, having failed to cast off the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) accusations a vote for them was no more than a vote for China.
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
Five months after announcing the creation of a commissioner on systemic racism, the province has appointed Manju Varma to take up the position. "Having been an immigrant and having experienced racism growing up in this province, I personally know there is systemic racism here that must be addressed," said Varma in a news release. "As I embark on this journey, I do so with an open mind and no preconceptions." Varma will be conducting public consultations with various groups representing people wh
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
MONTREAL — The Quebec government will spend another $90 million to hire more than 100 police officers and experts to fight gun-related crime, Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault said Friday. Guilbault, surrounded by members of Quebec's various police forces at a news conference in Montreal, said the government's newest initiative to reduce gun violence and gun trafficking will be called Operation Centaur. The money will go toward new equipment and hiring 107 officers and other crime exp
The Calgary man who killed a Nigerian nursing student in a random, unprovoked knife attack on a CTrain platform has been convicted of second-degree murder. Keeton Gagnon, 43, was found guilty Thursday in what Court of Queen's Bench Justice Michele Hollins described as the "swift, brutal and purposeful" murder of Nicholas Nwonye. On June 2, 2017, Nwonye had finished his nursing classes at Bow Valley College and was waiting for the CTrain on the City Hall platform when Gagnon tapped him on the sho
A former World Bank official who prepared reports at the center of a data-rigging scandal that aided China defended IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday as the Economist magazine called for her to resign over her alleged role in the controversy. Shanta Devarajan, who helped oversee the World Bank's "Doing Business" report in 2017, said that an outside investigation report alleging that Georgieva, during her time as World Bank CEO, applied "undue pressure" on staff to boost China's ratings was "beyond credulity."
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)
Dr. Peter Singer, the special adviser to the director general of the World Health Organization, called for sharing COVID-19 vaccines globally before administering booster shots for fully vaccinated people at lower risk. Singer said two billion vaccine doses are needed 'in the next three to four months to save a million or more lives.'(Credit: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
The Northwest Territories is reporting 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The territorial case count now stands at 255, an increase of 19 since Wednesday. More than 60 per cent of the cases are in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ, where there are 160 cases, an increase of 17 from a day earlier, according to a news release from the N.W.T. Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO). Public exposure notices in Yellowknife Earlier Thursday, the territory issued public exposure notice
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 1, delayed by nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Attendance for the courtroom ceremony will be by invitation only, the court said Friday. The building remains closed to the public. There was no word Friday whether former President Donald Trump and Melania Trump would be at the swearing-in, known as an investiture. They did attend the ceremony for Trump's other two
Logan Giesbrecht left his dream job as an emergency room nurse when the mental health strain of an understaffed department became unbearable, even before the pandemic's fourth wave hit and anti-vaccination protesters began gathering outside hospitals. "The biggest frustration, and what I'm taking home from work, was basically doing the job of more than one nurse," said Giesbrecht, who feared low staffing levels would risk patient safety. He quit working at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C.
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.
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.
TORONTO — Young advocates for the environment rallied outside Ontario's legislature and in downtown Montreal on Friday to call for governments to to take immediate action to address climate change. The demonstrations that drew students, young children accompanied by parents and others concerned about climate change together were among several similar events held around the world. "For our future, for our life. For our planet, climate strike," the crowd in Toronto chanted at the demonstration org