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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro issued a strident defense of his administration at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, rebuffing criticism of its handling of the pandemic and touting recent data indicating less Amazon deforestation. His presence at the General Assembly itself was something of a provocation, as he flouted the requirement for all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Infected with the virus last year, he has said several times over the last week he
Several progressive lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill that would reimpose a nationwide eviction moratorium at a time when deaths from COVID-19 are running at their highest levels since early March. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said the bill would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a ban on evictions in response to the COVID pandemic. It would also amend a section of the Public Health Service Act to grant permanent authority to Health
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reprimanded the world on Tuesday for the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, describing it as an "obscenity" and giving the globe an "F in Ethics." Addressing the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders in New York, Guterres said images from some parts of the world of expired and unused vaccines in the garbage told "the tale of our times" - with the majority of the wealthier world immunised while more than 90% of Africa has not even received one dose. World leaders https://www.reuters.com/world/china/world-leaders-return-un-with-focus-pandemic-climate-2021-09-19 returned to New York this year after a virtual event last year during the pandemic.
LONDON (AP) — A British couple who sought justice for their son after he died in a vehicle crash said Tuesday they have settled a civil lawsuit they filed in the United States against an American motorist involved in the collision. Harry Dunn, 19, died in August 2019 after his motorcycle crashed into a car being driven on the wrong side of the road outside a U.S. airbase in central England. The car's driver, Anne Sacoolas, left for the U.S. several weeks later along with her husband, Jonathan, a
HALIFAX — People on both sides of a fishing dispute in Nova Scotia say the defeat of the fisheries minister in the federal election Monday night is a sign Ottawa needs to solve the problem. Sipekne'katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack said today he thinks Bernadette Jordan lost her riding in part because she didn't show enough leadership in regard to his band's demand to fish for lobster outside the federally regulated season. Sack says he hopes the federal government won't keep Indigenous territo
Euna desperately wanted to play with her favorite toy, a stuffed drumstick, but it was high out of her reach. Harley stepped in like the best big brother and took it down for Euna. Best friends! @goldenpoodle_harley.euna
MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting a drop in new COVID-19 cases and in the number of people in hospital with the disease. But health officials are also reporting nine more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, for a total of 11,335. Officials reported 587 new cases today, down from the 679 cases reported on Monday. They say hospitalizations dropped by six compared with the prior day, to 274, after 27 patients entered hospital with the disease and 33 were discharged. Eighty-six people were in i
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain's next French league game at last-placed Metz after a knock to his left knee. A scan confirmed “the signs of bone contusion," PSG said in a statement on Tuesday. Another assessment of Messi will be made in 48 hours. Messi was taken off in the 75th minute of his home debut on Sunday, when PSG beat Lyon 2-1 in the league. PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said he took the decision to replace Messi after noticing the six-time Ballon d’Or winner re
Canadians woke up to a virtually unchanged political landscape on Tuesday after an expensive pandemic election they did not want, with many venting their fury at the C$612 million ($477.60 million) cost. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals won the election https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-trudeau-vows-cooperation-with-opponents-after-bid-majority-fails-2021-09-21, but it was unpopular from the start for its timing, two years ahead of schedule and during a rising fourth wave of COVID-19. Voters gave Trudeau a third term but denied him the parliamentary majority he called the election to win.
EL PASO, Canary Islands (AP) — As a new volcanic vent blew open and unstoppable rivers of molten rock flowed toward the sea, authorities on a Spanish island warned Tuesday that more dangers lie ahead for residents, including earthquakes, lava flows, toxic gases, volcanic ash and acid rain. Several small earthquakes shook the island of La Palma in the Atlantic Ocean off northwest Africa on Tuesday, keeping nerves on edge after a volcanic eruption on Sunday. The island, with a population of 85,000
Misinformation flooding some of Alberta's biggest online communities has become a major problem during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to three volunteer Reddit moderators in Edmonton. In separate interviews with CBC News, the moderators said the number of posts pushing misinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 has surged in their communities on Reddit, a huge social media and news aggregator site that hosts thousands of discussion forums or communities known as subreddits for milli
Mental health and well-being has taken the centre spotlight in schools around the Chinook School Division as a result of the rise of anxiety in students. In the Chinook School Division Directions Newsletter from September 13, the division announced that all schools will require a 2021-2022 mental health and well-being plan that must cover four areas; individual supports, classroom supports, school/division supports, and family/community supports. "Mental health and wellness are part of the provi
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — The search continues today for two fishermen missing in the waters off Labrador's southeastern coast. Police say searchers are back in the air and on the water looking for Marc Freeman Russell and Joey Jenkins, who departed the community of Mary's Harbour Friday morning aboard the Island Lady fishing vessel and didn't return home. RCMP Cpl. Jolene Garland says the coast guard ship Captain Molly Kool is also on the water helping out with the search. The Canadian Coast Guard
Quebec Premier François Legault on Tuesday defended comments he made leading up to the election encouraging voters to support Erin O'Toole's Conservatives, saying that while they didn't win, the majority of Quebecers did vote "blue." In his calculation, Legault lumped together victories for both the Bloc Québécois and the Conservatives. On Sept. 9, Legault met with reporters and said the federal Liberal, NDP and Green parties were "dangerous" for the interests of Quebec nationalists. Legault sai
Rylee Nepinak had no experience as a cyclist when he decided to bike from Vancouver to Halifax, but he knew he had to do something to raise money and awareness about Indigenous youth suicide prevention. He was prompted to take on the cross-country trek by the crisis in Tataskewayak Cree Nation in Manitoba, which this summer declared a state of emergency after losing 13 community members to suicide this year, including 11 youth. Four of the deaths have been within the last two months. "I wanted t
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department and six states filed an antitrust lawsuit on Tuesday against American Airlines Group Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp seeking to stop a partnership the government said could lead to higher fares in busy Northeastern U.S. airports. The lawsuit asked a federal court in Boston to stop the "Northeast Alliance" partnership, announced in July 2020 and approved by the U.S. Transportation Department shortly before the end of the Trump administration. It took aim at American Airlines, the largest airline in the world, saying the alliance would cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford vowed to continue to work closely with the newly re-elected prime minister on Tuesday a day ahead of the province's vaccine certificate program rollout. Doug Ford congratulated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on winning Monday's election in an open letter before saying it was a contentious campaign. Ford says he knows many people are concerned about their civil liberties being impeded by the certificates that are set to be introduced Wednesday. Certificates proving that a
CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is imposing a vaccination passport system starting Oct. 5 to help control the spread of COVID-19. Premier Dennis King said today residents will be required to show proof of vaccination to access most places where large gatherings occur, such as sporting events and concerts, adding that the passport will also apply for restaurants and wedding and funeral receptions. He says residents won't need the passport for religious services, funeral and wedding ceremonie
Robin Steenman, an Air Force veteran and white mother of three, is fed up with the way public schools in her community of Franklin, Tennessee are teaching kids about race. She believes that the reading materials and teachers' manuals are biased, specifically the lessons taught to second graders about civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Kids leave class believing that white people are oppressors and minorities are victims, Steenman claims. While her only school-age child attends private school, Steenman nevertheless wants the public system, Williamson County Schools, to change its approach.
Daniel Henry Dube was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to being an accessory to murder in the death of Brandon Martin of Miramichi. Court of Queen's Bench Justice Darrell Stephenson said Dube's actions led to further suffering for members of Martin's family, who were left not knowing what happened to him. Defence lawyer Johanne Thériault had requested 24 months in custody, but Stephenson ruled the circumstances required more time. Martin, a 20-year-old father of a y