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Developed nations are set to be three years late meeting a pledge to commit a total of $500 billion to help poorer countries tackle climate change and realize this has damaged mutual trust, Alok Sharma, the president of the upcoming COP26 climate conference, said on Monday. "Understandably, this has been a source of deep frustration for developing countries," Sharma told a televised news conference. Environmental groups say $100 billion is not nearly enough.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the Louisiana State Police training academy in Baton Rouge, instructors pegged Brown as trouble. One wrote that he was an arrogant, chronic rule breaker with “toxic” character traits that should disqualify him from ever joining the sta
Paul McLauchlin is tired of MLAs knocking on his door before provincial elections, asking him if there are any local construction projects he'd like to announce. "It's not that simple," said McLauchlin, president of the Rural Municipalities Association and reeve of Ponoka County. "Just running around with a big fake cheque out there." McLauchlan is optimistic that a bill introduced Monday by the Alberta government will create more accountability and fairness in how provincial infrastructure proj
SYDNEY (Reuters) -All fully-vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to leave the country without a special exemption from Nov. 1, authorities said on Wednesday, as Australia eases coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in vaccination rates. Many of these are now expected to return after Sydney and Melbourne ended quarantine rules for inoculated travelers from Nov. 1. Other cities, mostly virus-free, are expected to ease their border rules once they reach higher vaccination rates.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — An 84-year-old Iranian-American man who has been detained in Iran for more than five years underwent surgery on Tuesday to clear a blockage in an artery to the brain that his family and supporters have described as life-threatening. The surgery on Baquer Namazi “appears to have been a success and Baquer is awake, although he remains groggy,” according to a statement from Namazi's attorney, Jared Genser. He is expected to remain in the intensive care unit for two more days and t
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole tore into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet lineup today, saying he's assembled a group of "largely inexperienced and ideological individuals" that pose a threat to the country's national unity and post-pandemic economic recovery. In a statement released as ministers were still being sworn in at Rideau Hall, O'Toole said Trudeau's cabinet picks are "yet another example" of his "record of style over substance." "Today's changes to the cabinet represent j
DUNCAN, B.C. — The RCMP say second-degree murder charges have been laid against a man for the deaths of two people in the Vancouver Island community of Crofton. They say 33-year-old Justin Dodd was arrested early Saturday morning without incident. Officers from the nearby city of Duncan responded just after midnight on Saturday to a report of suspicious circumstances at a house in Crofton. The Mounties say when they arrived they found two people dead in the home. Dodd, who is a Duncan resident,
Justin Trudeau says he aims to lead the Liberals the next time Canadians head to the polls, as he undertook a major cabinet overhaul aimed at quickly delivering on his top priorities during his third term as prime minister. He defended Harjit Sajjan even as he shuffled him to international development and selected former procurement minister Anita Anand to lead the fight against military sexual misconduct as defence minister.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed the new makeup of his cabinet that included some additions, subtractions and a shakeup for others. Here are five things to know about the cabinet and what it all could mean. In, out, and moving about: The prime minister expanded his cabinet to 38 ministers, not including Trudeau himself, which meant adding some new faces in Kamal Khera as seniors minister, Pascal St-Onge as sport minister (also the only rookie MP in cabinet), Marci Ien as gender eq
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A convenience store in Sydney, N.S., is leading Cape Breton into the digital-currency age with a new bitcoin ATM featured inside the store. Mac's Convenience, near downtown Sydney, has been taking advantage of the rise in popularity of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and is the only business on the island to let customers purchase the online currency with real cash in person. A variety of new businesses have come out of the woodwork to capitalize on the massive popularity of cryptocurrencies. One
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders began their annual summit without Myanmar on Tuesday amid a diplomatic standoff over the exclusion of the leader of the military-ruled nation from the group's meetings. Myanmar skipped the summit in protest after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations shut out its top general from its meetings . ASEAN's refusal to allow Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing to represent Myanmar at the summit was its harshest rebuke yet of the country's military rul
Ottawa police are reviewing how the force handled its response to Panda Game revellers, who, by night's end, caused mayhem on Sandy Hill streets and surprised police who had called off their officers. Chief Peter Sloly told reporters in advance of Monday's police board meeting that the force is conducting an "operational review" of its response to Panda Game partiers. Chaos ensued on Oct. 2 when thousands of partiers descended on Sandy Hill in the evening hours after the annual football game bet
KEARNY, N.J. (Reuters) -President Joe Biden held out hope on Monday for an agreement on his major spending plans before he attends a climate summit in Scotland, while the White House said Democratic negotiators were closing in on a deal. Biden visited New Jersey to sell his "Build Back Better" agenda after talks on Sunday with moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, whose vote is critical to the package, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a fellow Democrat. With negotiators zeroing in on a tax on billionaires https://www.reuters.com/world/us/with-corporate-tax-off-table-us-democrats-turn-billionaires-fund-spending-bill-2021-10-25 to pay for the legislation, Biden used a speech in Kearny, New Jersey, to criticize past Republican plans that largely benefited the wealthy, and the economic theory that if people at the top did well, everyone would benefit.
A powerful and record-setting low-pressure system recently brought destructive winds, major swells, extreme rainfall, mudslides and flooding along the North American West Coast.
OTTAWA — The Latest on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement of his new team of cabinet ministers. A major shuffle is expected. All times local: 10:47 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to swear in a new larger cabinet of 39 ministers. Trudeau has added nine new faces, dropped three and moved most other senior ministers to new posts with only 10 staying put. Harjit Sajjan, heavily criticized for his handling of sexual misconduct allegations in Canada's military, is leaving the defe
DENVER (AP) — The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation — a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don’t identify as male or female — and expects to be able to offer the option to nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming people early next year, the State Department said Wednesday. The U.S.' special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights, Jessica Stern, called the moves historic and celebratory, saying they bring the government documents in li
VICTORIA — British Columbia has introduced a plan to reach its legislated target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 with initiatives like slashing the number of kilometres driven by 25 per cent compared with last year and boosting the carbon tax. The strategy announced Monday requires that 90 per cent of passenger vehicles sold in 2030 be zero-emission, with all of them required to meet that goal five years later as the province electrifies public transit and ferry fleets. B.C. also set
A 37-year-old Charlottetown man is facing multiple charges after police recovered several stolen items — including two shotguns — following a reported break and enter on St. Peters Road. Charlottetown police responded to the call Saturday morning, according to a news release. Sometime overnight, someone had broken into the attached garage of the residence, the release said. Among the stolen items were the shotguns, ammunition and multiple tools. Police said within hours they were able to identif