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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Denmark on Friday urged hunters, truckdrivers and farmers to use extra care in cleaning their equipment and to avoid importing meat products following recent reports of African swine fever cases among domestic pigs in neighboring Germany. The swine flu cases were reported in areas of Germany less than 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the Danish border. ”Just a single case of African swine fever on Danish soil will result in losses in the billions,” said S
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -The United Nations Security Council extended a U.N. political mission in Afghanistan on Friday for six months to allow for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to work out what changes might be needed after the Taliban seized control of the country. The annual mandate for the mission, known as UNAMA, was due to expire on Friday. A month ago the Taliban returned to power - 20 years after they were ousted by a U.S.-led campaign following the Sept. 11, 2001 al Qaeda attacks on the United States.
As COVID-19 cases in Alberta continue to skyrocket, thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians living in the province are dealing with the fallout. Alberta currently has 18,706 active cases, the most of any province, and Premier Jason Kenney has declared a public health emergency. Two Newfoundlanders who now call Alberta home say the blame for the severity of the fourth wave rests squarely at the feet of the province's political leaders. "It's almost like a pendulum between rage and hopelessn
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Friday denied an application by former president Jacob Zuma to rescind his sentence of 15 months in jail for contempt of court in a ruling viewed as a stern test of the country's resolve to hold powerful figures to account. The Constitutional Court judgment upheld its own ruling that Zuma should go to prison for refusing to testify at a commission of inquiry into widespread corruption in government and at state-owned companies while he was pres
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday denied allegations that she pressured World Bank staff to alter data to favor China during her time as World Bank CEO, as the IMF's executive board launched a formal review of the matter. Georgieva used a previously scheduled meeting with the IMF's 2,700-strong staff to address findings contained in an independent report issued on Thursday on data irregularities in the World Bank's now-canceled "Doing Business" rankings of country business climates.
Even after more than 20 years, Sultan Ali Sadat can still remember the chills he felt the moment he landed in Canada as an Afghan refugee. Dressed for summer weather that December evening — with $100 in his pocket, a pregnant wife and two young kids by his side — Sadat said the kindness of those in Saskatoon quickly warmed them up. "We'll never forget that night," he said with a smile. "It was –44 C and we had nine families waiting in the airport to welcome us." Now, with help from the rest of S
Twelve of the 17 cabinet members are women, the most in Albania's history, according to PM Edi Rama.View on euronews
The largest Canadian railroad expects to complete the remaining C$1.1 billion ($869.02 million) of share repurchases by the end of January next year, it said in a statement. The company, under fire from some investors for its failed bid to buy Kansas City Southern, said it was targeting C$700 million of operating income improvements in 2022 by increasing labor productivity and reviewing its non-rail businesses. Canadian National's abandonment of its approach for Kansas City Southern allowed rival Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd to cement a deal to buy the U.S. peer and create the first direct railway linking Canada, the United States and Mexico.
CAO David Denault emphatically praised the offer for Midland to be the centre of a ‘unique’ GeoPark project, telling council that it was a 'homerun' that could ‘solve some of the problems we have with sustainability as a region.' During a recent committee of the whole meeting, members of the Midland Bay Landing Development Corporation (MBLDC) gave an extended presentation on a feasibility study conducted earlier this year, which looked into the possibility of Midland being a hub for a UNESCO Glo
Regina Police Service say they Tasered a suspect during an arrest Thursday night. Officers had located a stolen truck parked in the 2700 block of 5th Avenue. A news release said the driver resisted arrest and fought with police. They shocked him with a stun gun, and the man was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The 31-year-old will be appearing in court on Friday. He is charged with: Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00 Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000.
TOKYO (AP) — The race is on for the next Japanese prime minister. Official election campaigning began Friday for the new head of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party, who typically becomes the national leader because of the party's control over parliament. Four candidates are competing in the Sept. 29 vote to replace outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who will quit when his term ends at the end of this month after serving only one year. He took over from predecessor Shinzo Abe. Their
Windsor City Council has approved an updated COVID-19 vaccine policy that sets a deadline for all municipal staff to receive their shots. Under the policy, passed at a special meeting on Thursday, employees would need to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15 or be placed on unpaid leave. "We are doing all we can to ensure staff and residents are as safe as they can be from COVID-19," Mayor Drew Dilkens said in a media release. "As leaders, each of my council colleagues as well as the city's corporate l
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s government said on Friday that it would immediately start with compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for all government employees, stepping up anti-virus measures that had already sparked a major riot in the small Alpine state. All government workers will need to receive one shot by Oct. 1 and a second a month later, unless they get the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. PCR tests will no longer be accepted to gain entry into government-funded workplaces, incl
Adrian Sutherland’s new album allowed him to write about personal and important topics. The Attawapiskat musician and founder of the Midnight Shine band's debut solo album drops today (Sept. 17). When The Magic Hits has nine songs and covers a variety of themes. Some are about his mother, past trauma and coming to terms with it or fighting demons. Other songs are about his wife, family, community or longing for someone. “There’s something there for all the people I’ve touched in my life: my frie
LONDON (AP) — House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Britain on Friday that there will be no U.S.-U.K. trade deal unless the British government solves post-Brexit disagreements with the European Union that risk destabilizing Northern Ireland’s peace. Britain and the EU are at odds over trade arrangements that have imposed checks on goods coming to Northern Ireland from the rest of the U.K. They were agreed by both sides in their divorce deal, to keep an open land border between the
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump's presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job. In his first public comments on the conversations, Gen. Mark Milley such said calls are “routine” and were done "to reassure both allies and adversaries in this case in order to ensure strategic stability.” The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke to The Asso
Calgary-based Arts Commons is implementing a new vaccination policy, and hoping to mark a return to in-person events as new health measures roll out to stop the spread of COVID-19. Starting Sept. 20, Arts Commons will require audience members to show proof of vaccination. Those who cannot be vaccinated can show a negative privately-bought COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. "We are trying to slowly crawl our way out of what has been a very difficult year for the arts and culture sector," says A
A steady stream of anxious apartment buyers flowed into the sales office of the Evergrande Oasis complex outside the city of Luoyang this week, seeking answers after construction was halted by the giant developer's severe cash crunch. Work on the five-tower condominium and 16 blocks of apartments at the sprawling development in central China has been halted since August and July, respectively, according to a staff member who declined to give his name. Evergrande, the country's No. 2 property developer, is scrambling to raise funds to pay lenders, suppliers and investors, with regulators warning its $305 billion of liabilities could spark broader risks to the country's financial system if not stabilised.
BEIRUT (AP) — The World Health Organization’s director general on Friday expressed deep concern about the impact of Lebanon’s economic meltdown and multiple crises on the wellbeing of the nation, and said the brain drain among the country's health workers is particularly worrisome. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke following meetings with senior Lebanese officials and visits to health facilities and practitioners over the past two days. He said the country of 6 million — including over 1 million
Ambulances from Chatham-Kent were briefly called in to help deal with situations in Essex County earlier this week, and that is causing concerns with the union representing EMS workers as well as some residents in the area. "I don't want to see my father end up in worse shape because he couldn't get EMS to attend within a reasonable period of time," George Vieira said. His father underwent surgery on Wednesday. He says one concern following the procedure is that there could be arterial bleeding