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Poland's interior minister said on Monday material related to Islamic extremism had been found in the phones of migrants crossing its border with Belarus and he called for a 60-day extension to a state of emergency along the frontier. The European Union member state declared the emergency at the start of September over a surge in migration that Polish and EU officials blame on Belarus.
Montreal police say a 31-year-old cyclist died in hospital after being hit by a truck at the intersection of Mount Royal and Parc avenues on Monday. The driver allegedly fled the scene after the collision, which took place in the middle of the intersection located in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. On Tuesday, police said the 25-year-old motorist will be charged. He is expected to appear in Quebec court in the afternoon. Numerous 911 calls came in at around 3:30 p.m. to report the incident and t
China is in the grip of a power crunch as a shortage of coal supplies, toughening emissions standards and strong demand from manufacturers and industry have pushed coal prices to record highs and triggered widespread curbs on usage. HOW LONG HAS THERE BEEN A POWER SUPPLY PROBLEM IN CHINA? Restrictions on power use in homes have only just taken effect.
A Markham, Ont., couple that went missing earlier this month is now believed to have been murdered, and police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a 35-year-old suspect. Investigators in York Region, just north of Toronto, say they believe Quoc Tran, 37, and Kristy Nguyen, 25, were "victims of foul play in a targeted attack," and that they were killed at a commercial building in Vaughan. Police previously said the pair had last been seen around 4:50 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the area of Highway 7 Ea
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SAN MARINO (AP) — Residents in the tiny republic of San Marino voted overwhelmingly Sunday to legalize abortion, rejecting a 150-year-old law that had criminalized it and becoming the latest majority Catholic state to approve the procedure under certain circumstances, according to nearly complete returns. With 26 of 37 polling stations counted, some 76% of voters approved making abortion legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It will also be legal beyond then if the woman’s life is in danger
A Palestinian military court on Monday began the trial of 14 security officers charged with beating to death a prominent critic of President Mahmoud Abbas, in a case that has drawn widespread protests and calls for his resignation. Nizar Banat's death following his arrest on June 24 has heightened https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/criticism-palestinian-security-forces-raises-pressure-abbas-2021-06-30 criticism of Abbas' Palestinian Authority and his security forces, who human rights groups say regularly arrest critics in the occupied West Bank. Abbas denies the charges.
A federal judge said Monday that John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago, can be freed from all his remaining restrictions next year if he continues to follow those rules and remains mentally stable. U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman in Washington said during a 90-minute court hearing that he’ll issue his ruling on the plan this week. Friedman said the plan is to release Hinckley from all court supervision in June if he remains mentally stabl
The City of Windsor has announced it will install more lighting at several parks to improve safety. It comes at a time when residents in Forest Glade express concern over safety issues in their neighbourhood park. On Sept. 10, a 13-year-old and his friend were pepper sprayed. Windsor police are looking for 10 to 12 masked individuals who also had a Taser and possibly a gun. "It's a concerning incident. That type of activity is not welcome in our parks and it's not welcome anywhere in the City of
The top Democrat and Republican on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee have urged President Joe Biden to "ensure full accountability" over a World Bank data-rigging controversy that has embroiled International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva. The panel's chairman, Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, and Republican Senator James Risch, said in a letter released on Monday that Biden should direct the U.S. Treasury Department to "do their due diligence with all due haste and, as necessary, ensure full accountability."
Here’s the latest for Sunday, September 27: Biden plan seeks to expand education; Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito; Investigators seek cause of deadly train derailment; Thai soldiers race to protect temple from flood.
Local artists could be getting grants from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality by next year. Councillors voted to support the idea in principle on Tuesday, after a presentation representing about 80 members of the local arts community. Nelson MacDonald, a producer with Grassfire Films, suggested council offer amounts of between $500 and $2,500 for up to 50 artists a year. Even the smallest of those grants could help an artist build a portfolio and unlock provincial and federal funding, he said
Yukon health officials said Monday there were three rural Yukon schools now dealing with COVID-19 cases, in Carcross and Watson Lake. An outbreak was declared last week involving the Grade 4 class at Watson Lake's Johnson Elementary School. It was Yukon's first school outbreak. Now, officials say the Grades 1 and 5 classes at the Watson Lake school have also been affected, as well as the Grade 10 class at Watson Lake Secondary School. A news release on Monday says students and staff of those gra
British gas stations are running out of fuel, sparking panic among drivers. Some people are blaming Brexit for a shortage of truck drivers, but others say the pandemic is at fault.
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls. And that, say accusers and others who have called for him to face accountability, is part of what took the wheels of the criminal justice system so long to turn, finally leading to his conviction Monday in his sex trafficking trial. That it did at all, they say, is also due to the efforts of Black w
New York hospitals on Monday began firing or suspending healthcare workers for defying a state order to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and resulting staff shortages prompted some hospitals to postpone elective surgeries or curtail services. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference the city's hospitals were not yet seeing a major impact from the mandate, adding he worried about other areas of the state where vaccination rates are lower. A spokeswoman for Catholic Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in Western New York, said it had reached full compliance, counting staff members who had been vaccinated, those with exemptions and some who had been suspended without pay.
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods made plant-based burgers cool. Now, the rival California startups hope to work the same magic with plant-based chicken. They're both rolling out plant-based chicken products to US groceries nationwide. (Sept. 27)
The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): ___ 8:15 p.m. Stephen Daldry now has a trio of Tony Awards for directing. He won Sunday for helming “The Inheritance,” playwright Matthew Lopez’s two-part, seven-hour epic that uses “Howards End” as a starting point for a play that looks at gay life in the early 21st century. Daldry had previously won for “Billy Elliot: The Musical” and “An Inspector Calls.” He also was a nominee in 2015 for “Skylight” and directed Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth
Mounties failed to adequately investigate a teen's sexual assault and arrested people without reasonable grounds, according to the civilian watchdog agency that oversees the RCMP. Those rulings by the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP come from the dozens of public complaint investigations concluded by the agency this year that criticized the actions of RCMP officers. When a complaint is made against the RCMP, Mounties often carry out the initial investigation and report bac
BEIJING (Reuters) -The release of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou shows China's strength and Canada should "draw lessons," China's foreign ministry said on Monday, after state media called it an opportunity for a reboot of bilateral relations. Meng landed in Huawei's home city of Shenzhen aboard a government-chartered plane on Saturday to much fanfare, ending her near three-year U.S. extradition fight, the same day two Canadians detained by Beijing shortly after Meng's 2018 detention returned home. Meng's return shows the ability of the Chinese government and ruling Communist Party to protect its citizens, companies, and interests, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular daily briefing.