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OTTAWA — A new report calls on federal corrections to ease caseloads, improve workplace policies and give added resources to parole officers in order to mitigate current strains on their mental health. The report, led by public safety expert Rosemary Ricciardelli and released by a union, says that federal parole officers are experiencing extremely high levels of workplace stress and compromised mental health. These 1,600 parole officers across Canada feel overwhelmed by their caseloads, are expo
BERLIN (AP) — Another member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet has tested positive for COVID-19. U.S. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive for the virus on Wednesday while visiting Berlin, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services said. Becerra is fully vaccinated and was experiencing mild symptoms. HHS spokeswoman Sarah Lovenheim said he will continue to work in isolation. Becerra was last at the White House last Thursday. He is not considered a close contact of Bi
U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley won their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday, setting up a fall election matchup that should again test former President Donald Trump’s influence in North Carolina. (May 18)
State Sen. Doug Mastriano won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open governor’s office on Tuesday. (May 17)
Experts urge people not to panic over a handful of suspected cases of monkeypox under investigation in Quebec. It comes as infections appear to be spreading in several countries through close contact with others.
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In Armenia, police are arresting hundreds of anti-government protesters who want the prime minister to resign.View on euronews
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Faced with rising violence, Pakistan is taking a tougher line to pressure Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to crack down on militants hiding on their soil, but so far the Taliban remain reluctant to take action — trying instead to broker a peace. Last month came a sharp deterioration in relations between the two neighbors when Pakistan carried out airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan. Witnesses said the strikes hit a refugee camp and another location, killing at least 40 civilians. UNI
Toronto FC wingback Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty and midfielder Kosi Thompson highlight Canada's 60-man provisional roster ahead of next month’s CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship. The provisional list features some other familiar names with a Borjan, Bunbury, De Rosario, Herdman and Bontis. The Canadian roster will be whittled down to 18 outfield players and two goalkeepers ahead of the 20-team tournament slated for June 18 to July 3 in Honduras. Canada has been drawn in Group E with the U.S., Cub
Amanda Blaney has given up on owning a bicycle in Fredericton. Last summer, the single mother of two purchased a bike for more than $300 with the intent of using it to spend time with her children while improving her health following treatment for thyroid cancer. On Sept. 18, she walked around to the side of her building to find the bike she'd purchased only three weeks earlier was taken. Someone cut the lock securing it to the fire escape. "My bike was a way to start being able to get out again
The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a 9 billion euro ($9.5 billion) loan to Ukraine to keep the country going as it struggles to fend off the Russian invasion and wants to set up a reconstruction facility for after the war. The money for the 9 billion loan would be borrowed by the Commission on the markets under the macro-financial assistance mechanism, backed by guarantees of EU governments. "We are proposing to top up the significant short-term relief provided until now, with a new exceptional macro-financial assistance for Ukraine of up to 9 billion euros in 2022," Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
Families who lost loved ones in the destruction of Flight PS752 are demanding that Canada Soccer abandon its plan to host Iran for a men's soccer friendly next month in Vancouver. The families call the planned match a slap in the face and say they want the federal government to refuse to grant visas to Iranian soccer players and those travelling with the team. "They have no understanding, they have no sympathy, they have no hearts, in my opinion, Canada Soccer," said Hamed Esmaeilion, spokespers
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's considering a run for Congress after a legal battle over the state's political maps opened up a seat in Brooklyn. The two-term Democrat, who left office at the end of 2021, said Wednesday that he's formed an exploratory committee for New York's 10th Congressional District. The Democratic-heavy district will include a large slice of western Brooklyn, where he lives. New York's 10th District is currently represented by Democratic
Cannes Film Festival kicks off with video address from Ukrainian president; Amber Heard cross-examined about fights with Johnny Depp; Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley to join Country Hall of Fame. (May 18)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation's continuing battle against the Russian invasion. The veteran foreign service officer, who has spent most of her career in the shadow of the former Soviet Union, was nominated to the position last month by President Joe Biden. She was confirmed by the Senate unanimously without a formal roll call vote. America
A religious organization in Karbala, Iraq, plans to plant 50,000 trees to help protect the holy city from the effects of extreme heat and drought.
OTTAWA — Sven Spengemann has resigned as the Liberal member of Parliament for Mississauga-Lakeshore. In a statement Wednesday, Spengemann says he is stepping down to once again serve with the United Nations. He says will start his new job on May 28 and will have more to say later about what he will be doing. Spengemann was first elected to the House of Commons in 2015 and was re-elected in 2019 and last September. He has served as chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Interna
Saskatchewan's Official Opposition has blocked an amended bill put forward by the provincial government Monday, which would have allowed municipalities to permit drinking alcohol in outdoor public spaces, such as parks. The NDP chose to block the Saskatchewan Party's amendment on Tuesday, saying more consultation is needed. Prior to the NDP move, Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark said it's important to note these conversations are "just the first step." Clark said there could potentially be a lot of
Prince Charles and Camilla greeted eager crowds in St. John’s as they embarked on the first stop of their three-day royal tour across Canada. One of the key themes of their tour is Indigenous reconciliation, with Charles pledging to listen and learn from Indigenous peoples.
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