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TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it has retracted a ban on new incoming international flight bookings to defend against the new variant of the coronavirus only a day after the policy was announced, following criticisms that it was an overreaction. The transport ministry on Wednesday issued a request to international airlines to stop taking new reservations for flights coming into Japan until the end of December as an emergency precaution to defend against the new omicron variant. The ministry said Thursd
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection voted Wednesday to pursue contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who refused to answer the committee's questions. (Dec. 2)
They're overwhelmed and underwater. Storm-battered British Columbians are dealing with the aftermath of a third atmospheric river. As Heather Yourex-West reports, relentless rain has made it impossible for residents to focus on recovery.
Personal finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq shares advice on sticking to a budget this December.
Multiple cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in New York, health officials said Thursday, including a man who attended an anime convention in Manhattan in late November. (Dec. 3)
Here's the latest for Wednesday December 2nd: Blinken and Lavrov meet in Stockholm; Netherlands moves to tough lockdown amid omicron variant fears; Major railway between Laos and China to open Friday; Pope lands in Cyprus as start of a trip. (Dec. 2)
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The poll also found that 46% of citizens in North Macedonia believe the virus is being sprayed by aeroplanes.View on euronews
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday urged Greek Cypriots and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to resume talks on reunifying the Mediterranean island nation, saying threats and shows of force were only prolonging the “terrible laceration” its people have endured for nearly a half-century. A weary-looking Francis made the appeal as he arrived in the ethnically divided Cypriot capital at the start of a five-day visit that will also take him to Greece, a similarly Orthodox majority country
Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. (Dec. 2)
A coroner will investigate the death of Richard Genest, a Quebec man who waited hours for treatment in a small rural community. His family is convinced the delay in medical help contributed to his death.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Health authorities ordered all members of Portuguese soccer club Tondela to go into isolation on Wednesday in the latest setback related to a new surge in coronavirus cases in the country. The isolation order came after 13 members of Belenenses were found to be infected with the new omicron variant of the coronavirus. Belenenses had only nine players available to play against Benfica over the weekend in a match abandoned after halftime. Six players have tested positive fo
Repairs on the Trans-Canada Highway are progressing on the southwest coast of Newfoundland and a section near the weigh scales outside Port aux Basques is set to reopen to one lane of traffic late Wednesday afternoon. Repairs are also ongoing on highways in the Codroy Valley area. In a med ia release, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure said travellers are encouraged to use alternative routes until repairs are completed. The stretch of highway was battered by a heavy rain storm l
America’s top environmental regulator visits minority communities adversely affected by industrial pollution. (Dec. 2)
Interim Green Party Leader Amita Kuttner said Wednesday that at this time the party does not feel like it can support the Liberals' Throne Speech due to current climate emergencies and "the fact that it will not address the need to get to 1.5 (C)." They also confirmed Elizabeth May would return as the party's parliamentary leader in the House of Commons.
MONTREAL — Quebec isn't planning to open eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine boosters to younger adults just yet, despite rising case counts, Premier François Legault said Thursday. Legault was asked whether his government intended to follow the lead of Ontario and Alberta, both of which announced they would lower the age of eligibility for third shots. The premier told a news conference in Quebec City that he's listening to the province's public health officials, who have told him boosters aren't
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BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to stand up to hatred, at a military ceremony Thursday bidding her farewell after 16 years in office. Merkel was honored with a traditional military musical performance and march in front of almost all the country's political elite — save for the far-right Alternative for Germany, who weren't invited. “Our democracy also lives from the fact that wherever hatred and violence are seen as a legitimate means of pursuing one's interest
Residents of Baddeck, N.S., have overwhelmingly voted down a proposal to dissolve their village and merge with Victoria County. The village commissioners voted to start the dissolution process last month, saying they don't have the resources to continue with services such as sewer, water and sidewalk clearing. However, the electors say they are not ready to give up just yet. More than 150 people attended a special meeting on Thursday night at the Inverary Resort to consider dissolution and many
A City of Edmonton survey suggests 42 per cent of respondents don't want the city to raise property taxes in 2022. The city received 8,644 responses to a tax levy survey posted online from Nov. 17 to Nov. 24. The results also suggest 34 per cent of respondents favour a tax increase while 18 per cent want their city taxes cut. The city is proposing a 1.8 per cent increase on residential property taxes next year. If the increase is approved, the average household would pay about $714 in property t