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LEEDS, Maine (AP) — The ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold. Ukraine was once one of the U.S.’s most frequent partners on international adoptions, but the war changed all that: The embattled country has halted all international adoptions as the country copes with the turmoil unleashed on its courts and social services. Many children, including orphans, have also fled
The Missouri Supreme Court denied a request by U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife to give free legal advice to a conservative activist group as a condition of their professional probation, but McCloskey said Thursday he'll try to find another right-wing organization to represent. Mark and Patricia McCloskey of St. Louis were placed on probation as lawyers in February. The decision stemmed from their actions in June 2020 when they raised guns at racial injustice protesters who vent
President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, a new poll shows, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party. Only 39% of U.S. adults approve of Biden’s performance as president, according to the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research, dipping from already negative ratings a month earlier. Overall, only about 2 in 10 adults say the U.S. is heading in the right direction or the economy is good, bot
They're back — and they're hoping locals and tourists alike will take in what they have to offer. For the past 17 years, the Trails Tales Tunes Festival has been the unofficial kick-off to the tourism season in Gros Morne National Park, in western Newfoundland. Even during the pandemic, the Norris Point-based festival survived, albeit in a different form. Following a virtual event in 2020, organizers of the festival managed to offer a hybrid event last season, with severely reduced capacity for
OTTAWA — Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is pledging to rouse support from his international colleagues for Ukraine's besieged health system. Duclos penned a letter to his Ukrainian counterpart, Dr. Viktor Liashko, to assure him that Canada will lobby support to rebuild health care in Ukraine. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization said it had verified over 200 Russian attacks on health facilities. Duclos says Ukraine will have Canada's support at the ongoing G7 health ministers meeting in
The head of a Yukon teachers' union says the use of holds at a Whitehorse school is a symptom of larger, systemic issues, including chronic understaffing and inadequate oversight from the education department. An internal review ordered by the Yukon Department of Education found that holds, restraints and seclusion were being routinely used on students at Jack Hulland Elementary School prior to 2020 for matters of "non-compliance," according to meeting notes recently shared with CBC News. The sc
Almost four decades after one of the worst massacres in the country's history, Peruvian authorities handed over the bones of people killed by the army in 1985 during the Andean nation's internal conflict with rebel groups.View on euronews
GENEVA (AP) — Britain and Rwanda on Thursday faced down two U.N. agencies that have sharply criticized their controversial plan in which British expects to send some asylum-seekers from the U.K. to the African country. In an interview with The Associated Press before meeting top officials from the U.N. human rights and refugee agencies, Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta acknowledged it was “fine that they be concerned,” adding that the discussion was aimed “to bring them on board” to work
The BC Centre for Disease Control confirms two people suspected of contracting monkeypox in our province did not come into contact with the disease. However, public health officials will remain vigilant. Stephen Hoption Cann from the UBC School of Population and Public Health explains what monkeypox virus is and how the disease is transmitted.
A 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while riding his bike in Oshawa on Thursday. The collision happened at approximately 7:20 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Simcoe Street S. and Wentworth Street W., Durham Regional Police said in a news release Friday. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the driver of the transport truck remained at the scene and is co-operating with investigators. Roads in the area were closed for several hours while evidence was
Aimée Hutchinson can't remember a time when horses weren't a part of her life. "It started at the age of three when I fell in love with horses for no reason, living in the middle of the city with parents who didn't know anything about horses," she said of her childhood in Moncton. "One day we went for a bike ride and there happened to be pony rides, right there" in the Kmart parking lot. "And I just couldn't leave." From then on, Hutchinson knew horses were her destiny. She began taking riding l
For the first time in a decade, Whitehorse has a new draft official community plan and its main focus is how Whitehorse officials will address the ongoing housing crunch in city boundaries. "Housing certainly is probably the number one issue in our community," said Mike Gau, the city's director of development services. "I don't think it's any coincidence that … the highlights ... are all directly related to housing." The 112-page draft plan sets out the city's priorities for land use planning an
Rising inflation rates have brought new challenges to daily life – but Nova Scotia businesses are counting on a busy summer to help them bounce back to pre-pandemic revenues. As Alexa MacLean reports, one economist says there are some silver linings to keep in mind as we all adjust to another new normal.
Omar Sy plays a father signing up to fight for France in World War I in order to watch over his son.View on euronews
It's second time lucky for Boeing as they successfully launch their space capsule and dock it at the International Space Station. View on euronews
On this day in weather history, an EF5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma.
A church service was held on Thursday evening in Buffalo, New York to honor victims of the deadly supermarket shooting. (May 19)
Highlights of this day in history: Charles Lindbergh completes his trans-Atlantic flight; Clara Barton founds American Red Cross; Musical 'Gypsy' opens on Broadway. (May 21)
Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, when an explosion and fire rocked a marine construction company in southeast Wisconsin. (May 19)
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