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Australians will vote for a government on Saturday, with recent polls showing Morrison's Liberal-National coalition on track to lose to centre-left Labor, which would end nine years of conservative government. Morrison's Liberal Party formally launched its campaign in Brisbane on Sunday, with Morrison detailing the housing policy at the event in a last-ditch appeal to voters.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds climbed out of the Premier League's relegation zone in dramatic style Sunday after Pascal Struijk's stoppage-time equalizer secured a 1-1 draw against Brighton. Struijk, an 83rd-minute substitute, headed home at the far post in the second minute of added-on time to lift Leeds a point clear of Burnley after Danny Welbeck had given Albion a halftime lead at Elland Road. Following Burnley’s 1-0 loss at Tottenham earlier Sunday, Struijk’s last-gasp goal ensured Leeds’ bid
Just two months ago, Chao Shen bought his dream house in the St. Adolphe, Man., area and set to work making it a home where he and his wife could raise a family. Now, it's more of a nightmare, with his new home's basement underwater. "I'm feeling sad, very sad, because I just bought this March 8 and I spent $40,000 on renovations, and now it's all flooded," he said. On Friday, Shen returned to his house in the community just south of Winnipeg, after being evacuated from the area due to overland
Since the early hours of Thursday morning, displaced residents of Hay River, N.W.T., and Kátł'odeeche First Nation have been looking for places to stay. Some have opted to seek refuge with family and friends or book hotels, but many depend on evacuation centers. During a public briefing on Thursday, the Northwest Territories government said that there are evacuation centres in Yellowknife, Enterprise, Fort Smith and Fort Providence. Initially, displaced residents were asked to go to Enterprise f
It had been an unusually quiet night in Derhachi, a rough, hilly, ravine-cut little town on the edge of Kharkiv, in northeast Ukraine. The din of war had somewhat receded since Ukrainian troops had pushed the Russians back toward the border. Konstantin, 77, says he was ambling around his second-floor apartment in the wee hours of Friday morning when a huge blast, not far away, shook the walls. The elderly railway pensioner went outside to see smoke billowing into the night sky from the local cul
MONTREAL — Conservative Party of Quebec leader Éric Duhaime is inviting Quebec Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade to take part in an English-language debate ahead of the October election, even if Premier François Legault declines to take part. Duhaime says he believes Quebec’s English-speaking community deserves its own forum to address concerns critical to the community, including health care, education and language issues. On Friday, an English-language media consortium opted to cancel a d
Ukraine’s Eurovision victory came as a boost to morale in a country shaken by war. But some stressed it’s important that concrete help follows suit. View on euronews
Toronto police say a 36-year-old man remains in life-threatening condition after he was hit by a car, then dragged for 100 metres along Church Street in The Village. Officers were called to the area of Church Street and Wood Street shortly after midnight on Sunday. The man was standing in a northbound lane when a grey Honda minivan struck him and dragged him before crashing into an outdoor patio set up in the lane. Police said the driver fled the scene but they found his vehicle on Jarvis Street
HALIFAX — A workplace death investigation is underway following a fatality last week at a Michelin tire plant in Nova Scotia. The provincial Department of Labour issued a brief statement Sunday saying a worker died Wednesday at Michelin’s plant in Waterville, N.S. The statement said a stop work order issued for the equipment involved in the incident is still in place. “As this is an active investigation, we cannot confirm details regarding the incident,” the department said. Andrew Mutch, presid
When Rebekah Patenaude was in high school, she went to prom with a male date. Not because she wanted to — she would have preferred no date at all — but because it was important to her friend. "It was really awkward," recalls Patenaude, 24, who started identifying as queer when she was 21. "I didn't understand why, but now it's clear to me… Like every other high school student, you try to fit in. But now I'm like, I don't want to fit in. Fitting in is boring. I want to be myself." Patenaude is on
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a vaccine skeptic and former state senator, won the Minnesota GOP's endorsement on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. Jensen, who led on the first two ballots, regained the lead on the seventh ballot with 59%, just below the 60% needed to claim the endorsement, once Lexington Mayor Mike Murphy backed him after being eliminated on the sixth ballot. “Game ove
RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine (Reuters) -Russia pummelled positions in the east of Ukraine on Sunday, its defence ministry said, as it sought to encircle Ukrainian forces in the battle for Donbas and fend off a counteroffensive around the strategic Russian-controlled city of Izium. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) secretary general, meanwhile, told a meeting in Germany that Ukraine could win the war, calling for more military support and fast-track approval of Finland and Sweden's expected bids to join the alliance.
Three years after their arrival, Saint John's first family from Kyrgyzstan has helped other Kyrgyz newcomers settle in New Brunswick and believe smaller cities are the best introduction to Canadian life. Nazira Tolobek, her husband Akberdi Itibaev and their two daughters Sumaiia and Liliia Beishenbaev, arrived in Canada as part of New Brunswick's Provincial Nominee Program, which recruits qualified people from around the world to live and work in the province. "It was difficult in the beginning
BEIRUT (AP) — When Lebanon’s economic collapse accelerated six months ago, Abdul-Hamid Yamout lost his job at Beirut’s international airport — and with it all sense of security. Since then, he's struggled to provide for his family, worrying constantly about the future of his two children. On Sunday, he planned to use the ballot box to punish the ruling class by voting for a list of independents. “I will give them my vote because they want change,” he said, recalling his participation in nationwi
A teenage gunman wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket in what authorities described as “racially motived violent extremism,” killing 10 people and wounding three others Saturday before he surrendered, authorities said. (May 14)
After blanking the L.A. Kings 2-0 in Game 7 on Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers are preparing for round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
MONTREAL — Demonstrators gathered in downtown Montreal to protest Quebec's contentious language bill today. The protesters, who rallied across from Dawson College before marching two kilometres to Premier François Legault's office, called for revisions to the legislation, which aims to strengthen the province's French-language charter. Bill 96, which is expected to pass this month, would impose tougher language requirements on workplaces and municipalities. It also seeks to limit the use of Engl
ATLANTA (AP) — The great vote-by-mail wave appears to be receding just as quickly as it arrived. After tens of millions of people in the United States opted for mail ballots during the pandemic election of 2020, voters in early primary states are returning in droves to in-person voting this year. In Georgia, one of the mostly hotly contested states, about 85,000 voters had requested mail ballots for the May 24 primary, as of Thursday. That is a dramatic decrease from the nearly 1 million who cas
Pope Francis on Sunday declared 10 people saints of the Roman Catholic Church, including an anti-Nazi Dutch priest murdered in the Dachau concentration camp and a French hermit monk assassinated in Algeria. Francis limped to a chair behind the altar but stood to individually greet some participants. Francis read the canonisation proclamations while seated in front of the altar and 10 cheers went up in the crowd as he officially declared each of 10 saints.
Residents of Hay River, N.W.T., were able to return to town as of 6 p.m. Sunday, but the mayor warns that some areas are still without power, water and sewer services, and road access. "We know that people are frustrated and they've been sitting there waiting," said Kandis Jameson. Now, she added, "At least they have access to their homes — whether they're livable or not, is yet to be seen." Jameson also cautioned returning residents that if their homes are uninhabitable, there are limited-to-no