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Canada is conspicuously absent from the new security pact signed between the U.S., the U.K. and Australia on China. Is it time for Canada to take a page from the Australian playbook on managing China?
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) — Hungary was ordered by FIFA on Tuesday to play its next World Cup qualifier without spectators as punishment for the latest racial abuse by its supporters when England played in Budapest. The Hungarian federation was also fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($217,000), one of the largest financial penalties handed out to a country by the world governing body. In a sign of a systemic problem with racism from Hungarian fans, the punishment extends their run of games in empty stadiums because
The family of a British teenager killed in a car crash involving a U.S. diplomat's wife said on Tuesday they had reached a resolution in a civil damages claim over the 2019 accident, and could now focus on a separate criminal case. Harry Dunn, 19, died after his motorcycle was in a collision with a car driven by Anne Sacoolas near RAF Croughton, an air force base in the English county of Northamptonshire that is used by the U.S. military. Sacoolas left Britain shortly after the accident claiming diplomatic immunity from criminal prosecution.
U.S. single-family homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as builders continued to struggle with shortages of materials and labor, suggesting the housing market could remain a drag on economic growth in the third quarter. The report from the Commerce Department on Tuesday also showed the number of houses authorized for construction but not yet started raced to a record high last month, a sign of reluctance by builders to take on new projects. Builders' inability to ramp up the production of single-family homes amid a massive housing shortage is driving up prices and keeping some first-time buyers from the market.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan lawmakers on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in the country’s transitional government, an official said, a move that throws long-waited elections late this year into further uncertainty. The vote took place in the parliament’s headquarters in the eastern city of Tobruk, said Abdullah Ablaihig, a spokesman for the legislature. He said 113 lawmakers attended the session, with 89 of them voting in favor of withdrawing confidence in the government of Prime Minist
(Reuters) -British gambling firm Entain said on Tuesday that U.S. fantasy sports betting company DraftKings had made a takeover proposal that valued it at $22.4 billion. Under its current proposal, DraftKings plans to offer 28 pounds per Entain share, representing a premium of 46.2% to the UK firm's Monday close. Entain said it had earlier rejected a proposal from DraftKings to buy the company for 25 pounds ($34.15) per share.
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
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country. But the tests have already disappeared from pharmacy shelves in many parts of the U.S., and manufacturers warn it will take them weeks to ramp up production, after scaling it back amid plummeting demand over the summer. The latest shortage is another painful rem
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have solved a burglary case at a kindergarten after a storytelling gadget the suspect had swiped revealed his location. Police said Tuesday that the 44-year-old suspect had stolen various items during a break-in at a kindergarten in the western town of Halver in April. Among them were a laptop, picture books, cups and glasses, some fish sticks, pasta and a smart speaker for playing children's stories. When the man tried to download new stories onto the device
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday ordered a small far-right party to take down election posters with the slogan “Hang the Greens,” overturning a decision by a lower court and ruling that the posters were a danger to public safety. Authorities in the eastern city of Zwickau earlier this month said the tiny Third Way party must remove the posters. The party went to an administrative court in Chemnitz, which said it was unclear whether the conditions to limit freedom of expression were fulfil
Rainfall warnings and special weather statements have been issued for a widespread soaking rain that could dump as much as 100 mm of rain over parts of Ontario this week.
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday that prosecutors presented enough evidence against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and two of her political allies for their trial to continue on charges of incitement. Suu Kyi and her elected government were ousted by the military in February. A special court in the capital, Naypyitaw, is hearing various charges filed against her and several colleagues by the military, including incitement — spreading false or inflammatory information that could di
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti/CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (Reuters) -Angry scenes broke out at Haiti's main airport on Tuesday among migrants sent home from a squalid Texas border camp, as U.S. President Joe Biden faced mounting pressure to stop an expulsions policy the U.N. refugee chief said may be illegal. Nearly 10,000 migrants, mainly Haitian, remain in worsening conditions in the impromptu camp that sprang up under a bridge spanning the Rio Grande from the Texas town Del Rio to Mexico's Ciudad Acuna. In recent days, U.S. authorities have removed at least 4,000 people from the site for processing in detention centers.
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Lori Marshall has an earnest plea for the community: “Please get vaccinated.” The chief executive officer of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance made the appeal last week after announcing the hospital’s ICU had hit 100 per cent capacity. And on Monday, five people were listed in hospital with COVID-19 on ventilators in the Intensive Care Unit. An additional 10 people were in hospital with the virus. Marshall said she is “disheartened and quite worried” about the rising number of COVID-19 cases as t
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. House of Representatives Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking to pull back powers from the presidency, part of an ongoing effort to rein in the White House in a rebuke to the administration of former Republican President Donald Trump. House leaders said the "Protecting our Democracy Act" would restore the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches of government that was written into the Constitution. Among other things, it would put new limits on the use of presidential pardons, prohibit self-pardons and strengthen measures to prevent foreign election interference or illegal campaign activity by White House officials.
Editor's Note: Pub. Sept 18, corrected Sept. 21 to change Madame Alexandra to Madame ALEXANDER The Callander museum’s Dionne quintuplets’ catalogue has just received an immense boost thanks to a large donation of memorabilia from the Fraser family. Nancy Fraser’s mother in-law Doris Fraser was a serious and passionate collector of all things relating to the Dionne quintuplets. The family, who call Maine home, even made the trek to Callander’s museum in 2001 to see the displays for themselves. Sa
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