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NATO defence ministers are set to agree a new master plan on Thursday to defend against any potential Russian attack on multiple fronts, reasserting a bid to deter Moscow despite the alliance's new focus on China, diplomats and officials said. The strategy, which is confidential, goes beyond existing regional defence plans and aims to prepare for any simultaneous attack in the Baltic and Black Sea regions, possibly including nuclear weapons, hacking of computer networks or from space. Russia denies any war-like intentions and says it is NATO that risks destabilising Europe with such preparations.
A small change in how the Missaguash River flows resulted in a tiny parcel of land in New Brunswick permanently ending up in Nova Scotia.
P.E.I. is lowering the age for people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at pharmacies, in an effort to get more young people vaccinated. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison made the announcement at a briefing on the pandemic Tuesday. "Our rates of full vaccination are among the highest in the country, and we will continue to stress the importance of immunization in the younger age groups," said Morrison. "Right now, our rates in the under-40 age groups are too low, especially the 20- t
ISTANBUL (AP) — Sebastian Coates waited years to score his first Champions League goal but only 12 minutes for the next one, a near-exact copy. The Sporting Lisbon captain scored two headers in almost identical circumstances and won a penalty for good measure, as he led his team to a 4-1 win against Besiktas in the Champions League on Tuesday. Uruguayan defender Coates was left unmarked in front of goal to head in when Pedro Goncalves' corner was flicked on by Goncalo Inacio at the near post in
President Joe Biden returned to his birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania Wednesday to push his $2 trillion domestic spending package and $1 trillion infrastructure plan, insisting they are key to the U.S. maintaining its global competitive edge. (Oct. 20)
In a response to a question from the media, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells a news conference in Kamloops, B.C., Monday that all documents related to residential schools have been submitted to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. However, the centre told Global News that is "not accurate."
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Manufacturers are rushing to replenish chip stocks depleted during coronavirus pandemic factory curbs - not least automakers who earlier cancelled orders expecting poor demand. At factories in Malaysia, operators like chip packaging firm Unisem say that drive is leading buyers that sell chips on to auto and electronics manufacturers to become willing to sign up for big price hikes, some even asking for as many assembled chips as plants can produce - whatever the cost. But Malaysia's chip assembly industry, accounting for more than a tenth of a global trade worth over $20 billion, warns that shortages - exacerbated by years of under-investment in basic chip production, while high-end semiconductors were favoured - will last at least two years.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Tesla Inc has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office to slash import taxes on electric vehicles before it enters the market, four sources told Reuters, ratcheting up demands that faced objections from some Indian automakers. Tesla wants to begin selling imported cars in India this year but says taxes in the country are among the highest in the world. Tesla executives, including its head of policy in India, Manuj Khurana, took the company's demands to Modi's officials last month in a closed-door meeting, arguing that the taxes were too high, four sources familiar with the discussions said.
DETROIT (AP) — As an American leader, Colin Powell’s credentials were impeccable: He was national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs and secretary of state. But his legacy as the first Black person in those roles is murkier, with some African Americans saying that his voice on their behalf could have been louder. Powell, who died Monday of COVID-19 complications, spent 35 years in the Army and rose to political prominence under Republican presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush an
TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan erupted Wednesday with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky. The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning level for Mount Aso to three on a scale of five, warning hikers and residents to avoid the mountain. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said there has been no report of damages or injuries. NHK national television aired footage of a massive smoke column above the volcano. The smoke rose as high as 3.5 kilometers (11,480 fe
One person is dead after a crash between a motorcycle and a truck in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday evening. Richmond RCMP say the collision happened at about 5:30 p.m. PT in the 21000 block of Westminster Highway. Police have not released any further information about what happened and say the investigation is still in the preliminary stages. Investigators asked drivers to avoid the area Tuesday night. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call RCMP at 604-278-1212.
In a secretly recorded video, a Saskatoon court heard Tuesday that Greg Fertuck showed undercover police how he claimed he killed his wife, Sheree, using a walking stick as a prop rifle in the demonstration, with one of the officers standing in as Sheree. "I'm going to get something for you," Fertuck is heard saying on the tape, which was played during his trial for first-degree murder in Court of Queen's Bench. He then describes how he retrieved his .22-calibre semi-automatic rifle from his tru
French carmaker Renault expects to produce at least 300,000 fewer vehicles this year due to the global shortage of semiconductor chips, three sources close to the firm told Reuters on Wednesday, a much bigger hit than previously estimated. The supply problems would cost Renault, which is set to publish its third-quarter sales on Friday, over a third more than the 220,000 lost vehicles it forecast in early September. A Renault spokesperson declined to comment.
There is excitement over the first-ever Toronto-born Raptor. Brittany Rosen reports.
The city of Prince George will be demolishing its oldest piece of public art: a mosaic mural depicting the colonial history of central B.C. The piece is set to be destroyed alongside the old downtown swimming pool, which is being replaced later this year. City staff said it would be impossible to preserve or relocate the artwork, given its age and lack of structural integrity. The mural, which was created in 1967 for Canada's centennial, is meant to celebrate the region's history. It contains im
Ontario hospitals are planning to take up to 12 COVID-19 patients from Saskatchewan by the end of the week, according to Ontario Health. The move comes after Saskatchewan announced on Monday that COVID patients needed to be transferred because intensive care units in the province couldn't cope with the demand. Three patients are expected to be transferred on Wednesday and three have already gone, according to a spokesperson from Ontario Health, who said in an email that the situation is fluid an
Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. (Oct. 20)
A new airstrike has hit the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, residents said Wednesday, while the United Nations said it is slashing by more than half its Tigray presence as a government blockade halts humanitarian aid efforts and people die from lack of food. (Oct. 20)
The gargantuan stone broke a record that had been set only last year in the same state.