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GENEVA (AP) — Opponents of the plan for biennial World Cups seem scared of being toppled from the top of world soccer, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Friday. Infantino’s speech to African soccer leaders was a clear criticism of the European and South American countries which have dominated every World Cup and are threatening a boycott of biennial men’s tournaments. “Those who are against are those who are at the top,” Infantino told officials in Cairo at a meeting of the Confederation of A
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's “rock-solid” support for the self-governing island that is claimed by China. The visit came as tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades. Taiwan has been self-ruled since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949, but China considers the island part of its own territory. China was quick to condemn the tr
MONTREAL — Premier François Legault tried to reassure Quebecers on Friday that despite the fact health officials reported more than 1,000 new daily cases for the first time since May, hospitalizations remained stable because of the province's strong vaccination coverage. Health officials reported 1,037 new COVID-19 cases on Friday but no new deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. COVID-19-related hospitalizations dropped by four compared with the prior day, to 206, after 13 patients entered
Grammy winner Maxwell talks being honored with the 2021 “Legend” award at this year’s Soul Train Awards. He also talks about preparing for his new album, “blacksummers'NIGHT,” the third and final installment in his trilogy project. The 2021 “Soul Train Awards” presented by BET premieres Sunday, November 28 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. (Nov. 26)
It's every aspiring performer's dream: getting up on stage, being handed a golden statuette, and offering a charming, clever — but humbled — acceptance speech. But for performers who don't comfortably fit into "male" or "female" awards categories, the submission and nomination process can be a challenging experience. "It's very difficult, if I'm honest," said Heath Salazar, an award-winning Toronto-based performer who is non-binary, meaning they do not exclusively identify as male or female. "Wi
While COVID-19 has greatly affected post-secondary students and institutions across Canada, new research shows the pandemic has resulted in only a small decline in international student enrolments nationwide. This is especially the case for students applying for study permits to the Yukon, with international student enrolment at Yukon University — the first university in Canada's North — now returning to pre-pandemic levels. The study was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Cou
The World Health Organization is meeting to assess the implications of a new coronavirus variant, B.1.1.529, first identified in South Africa. The European Union, the U.K. and other countries are moving to stop air travel from southern Africa.
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Diogo Jota celebrated his early goal by sitting on the Anfield turf, crossing his legs and pretending to play on a gaming console. Liverpool simply toyed with Southampton in the English Premier League on Saturday. In another masterful display by the best attack in the league, Liverpool swept to a 4-0 win. It has scored at least two goals in its last 17 games in all competitions. Needless to say, Jürgen Klopp’s ruthless team is comfortably the top scorer in the Premier League with 39 — no other s
OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Friday a pandemic aid program to help oil and gas companies cut their methane emissions will be revisited now that the industry is back on its feet. But he said the government is not going to consider aid programs that help the fossil fuel sector cut their emissions to be the "inefficient fossil fuel subsidies" the government has promised to eliminate by the end of 2023. The Onshore Emissions Reduction Fund is under an unflattering spot
A mother from Merritt is reeling from the death of her six-year-old daughter following a fatal highway crash, which happened as the displaced family was travelling to find a safe haven. Ember Young, six, died on Thursday, Nov. 18 when the vehicle she was in with her mother and sister collided with a utility vehicle along Highway 97C, south of Logan Lake in B.C.'s Southern Interior. "She was a sweet loveable girl and it's very unfortunate that this had to happen to her because she was just the ha
A 35-year-old Rosetown man is facing 14 charges of selling prohibited and restricted handguns, and semi-automatic rifles. David Laverne Cressman appeared in Saskatoon provincial court Friday. He returns to court on Nov. 30. The allegations span July to October of this year and all come from Rosetown. The community is 120 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon. Cressman also face one allegation of breaking into a house to steal a firearm. The handguns that RCMP investigators allege that Cressman sold
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers arriving from southern Africa. Israel decided to bar entry to foreigners and Morocco said it would suspend all incoming air travel from around the world for two weeks starting Monday — the most drastic of a growing raft of travel curbs being imposed by nations around the wor
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho scored late at Villarreal as Barcelona won 3-1 and ended its winless streak in the Spanish league on Saturday. Prior to the trip, only three other teams in the 20-team competition had earned fewer points on the road this season after Barcelona went winless in its first five league matches away from Camp Nou. The long-awaited win came in Xavi Hernández’s third match in charge since replacing Ronald Koeman. Frenkie de Jong broke through f
Infectious diseases specialists Dr. Isaac Bogoch and Dr. Susy Hota discuss whether existing COVID-19 vaccines will help protect people against the omicron variant and if people should change their behaviour.
Durham police have arrested a driver after a hit and run that left one person dead and another critically injured in Ajax early Saturday. The collision happened in the intersection of Harwood Avenue and Kingston Road. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested shortly afterwards. Durham police said the person who died is elderly. Paramedics have taken the injured person to a trauma centre. Roadways in the area are closed as officers investigate the fatal collision.
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President Putin met the leaders of both countries, on the anniversary of a peace deal ending a conflict over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.View on euronews
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Liberals have introduced a two-for-one piece of legislation that would provide sick leave to some workers, and bring the law down on anyone harassing health-care employees. The bill would provide 10 days of paid sick leave to federally regulated workers and create two new offences in the Criminal Code: one for anyone threatening a health-care worker and a second for anyone obstructing access to a health-care facility.