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Only a dozen allegations of sexual abuse involving Portuguese priests have been investigated by authorities since 2001 - more than half of those were dropped.View on euronews
ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia election workers filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against a conservative website, accusing it of knowingly publishing and spreading false stories saying they engaged in ballot fraud during the 2020 general election. Fulton County elections workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, a mother and daughter, filed the lawsuit against The Gateway Pundit, its owner Jim Hoft and his brother Joe Hoft, a contributor to the site. Among other things, the lawsuit says the w
Elections Alberta says it was improper — but not partisan — when an employee posted testy Twitter responses to concerned citizens on municipal election day. Some MLAs say the now-deleted social media posts damaged the office's credibility, and Elections Alberta should be more transparent about the consequences for the employee responsible. "This hurts the confidence in Elections Alberta," said United Conservative Party MLA Tany Yao, during an all-party legislative committee meeting Friday. Chief
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The center-left party of German Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz is meeting Saturday to decide whether to approve a deal to form a new government with environmentalist and pro-business parties — the first of three such decisions needed for Scholz to take office next week. Scholz's Social Democrats narrowly won Germany's Sept. 26 election and launched negotiations with the Greens and the business-friendly Free Democrats to form a governing coalition that hasn't been tried before at the federal le
A parking lot near downtown Halifax will serve as the site for nine modular units to provide housing for people experiencing homelessness, the municipality said Friday. Seven units, including one that is accessible, will be set up as living quarters next month in the parking lot of the Centennial Pool. Two more units will serve as support space. The parking lot was chosen because it is municipally owned property. It also meets the applicable zoning requirements, and it's reasonably close to supp
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
Between highways ripped apart and farms drowned in several feet of toxic water, the B.C. floods could end up being one of the most expensive disasters in Canadian history with losses in the billions of dollars.
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours Thursday after a man was seen pacing outside one of its main gates with a loaded shotgun, holding it under his chin at times, police said. The man, who appeared to be in his 60s, was taken into custody without incident at around 1:40 p.m., about three hours after police said he was first spotted outside a U.N. security checkpoint on Manhattan’s First Avenue. He was taken to a hospital for evaluatio
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
BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats negotiating in Vienna to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have paused after five days of talks to consult with their governments and will reconvene next week, officials said Friday. The European Union official chairing the meeting said there had been some progress, but further “convergence” was necessary. “We have identified the challenges ahead. Now it is time to consult with capitals,” EU diplomat Enrique Mora told reporters. “We will be resuming here i
Two people have died after an early morning collision in Leamington, say OPP. It happened at about 5:38 this morning, when an SUV and transport truck collided, Steven Duguay of the Essex County OPP said in a Tweet. Two people in the SUV were confirmed deceased at the scene, said Duguay. Police have not released the identity of the victims, as they are notifying their families. OPP's Leamington Detachment, Essex-Windsor EMS and Leamington Fire Department all responded to the call Friday morning.
Health officials in Nunavut say some residents in Qikiqtarjuaq and Clyde River have come down with a virus causing nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fever and diarrhea. The illness isn't uncommon at this time of year, and can spread easily and quickly from person to person, according to public health advisories from the Nunavut Department of Health on Nov. 29 and Dec. 2. "People with symptoms can be cared for at home unless the symptoms become severe and involve weakness and dehydration," stated t
In this Global Conversation, Euronews speaks to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the escalating tensions with Moscow's over its military build-up on the border with Ukraine. View on euronews
Shaun Heaps of the West Coast Pilot Club in Langley, B.C., is among the pilots preparing more than 40 aircraft to drop off essential goods to towns and Indigenous communities cut off by flooding.
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The November jobs figures point to a job market and an economic recovery that looks resilient though under threat from a spike in inflation and the potential impact of the coronavirus. (Dec. 3)
Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 in the province since Wednesday. Four of the cases are in the Western Health region, including three people in their 50s. There is also a case in a person between 20 and 39 years old. Two of the cases are connected to previous cases, while the source of infection in the other cases is under investigation. There is also one case in the Eastern Health region: a person in their 40s connected to a previous case. The new cases, along w
Paper Excellence is indefinitely closing its Powell River paper mill, impacting over 200 workers at the mill and others in the product's supply chain. The Catalyst Paper tiskwat mill, which has been producing paper for over 100 years, has had a rocky year. It was temporarily shut down at the start of the pandemic. When it restarted operations this spring, only half its machines were running and only around 200 of the more than 320 workers who lost their jobs could return. In a press release, Pap
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden helped light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday while remembering those lost to the COVID-19 pandemic and crediting the American people for his optimism. Biden also paid tribute to service members, thanking them for their sacrifices. “We are a great nation because of you, the American people,” Biden said, joined on stage by his wife, first lady Jill Biden. “You've made me so optimistic.” It was Biden's first time participating in the nearly 100-year-old