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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
Five new water shuttle routes between Montreal and the South Shore are opening this summer under a new pilot project, the regional transit authority announced Wednesday. The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) will also be bringing back the route linking Pointe-aux-Trembles to Montreal's Old Port for a fourth season. Since 2018 it had been in operation as a pilot project. It ran for only one week in its first year, but over the past three had been given the green light to take o
North Carolina voters went to the polls Tuesday, and for some it was a referendum on former President Donald Trump. (May 17)
VANCOUVER — Strong winds from an unseasonable storm have knocked out power to thousands on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland. Environment Canada posted wind warnings on Wednesday for much of Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the southern Gulf Islands. The forecast called for very strong southwesterly winds of 70 kilometres per hour, gusting to 90 km/h, but easing by afternoon. Special weather statements have also been posted for more than a dozen areas in southern B.
Prince Charles has been invested as an extraordinary commander in the Order of Military Merit and laid a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The prince and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, also showed support for the people of Ukraine by attending a prayer service at an Orthodox cathedral.
Israel police have arrested one of the Palestinian pallbearers beaten by officers at the funeral of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, the detained man's lawyer said on Wednesday. A police spokesperson confirmed the arrest of Amro Abu Khdair but said it was not connected to Friday's funeral. Images of baton-wielding Israeli officers beating the pallbearers, who at one point nearly dropped Abu Akleh's coffin, drew widespread international condemnation and stoked anger over the killing of the reporter during an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank on May 11.
In most of Ukraine, Russia's war effort is slowing down, its forces losing ground after they pulled out of the north and the capital, Kyiv. But in Lysychansk, 700 kilometres east of the capital, that is all a world away. It is here that Russia is pushing its renewed offensive in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region the hardest, concentrating its forces and slowly but surely moving forward. Almost three months into the war, only a small sliver of Luhansk oblast, one of two main administrative regions
Former “Real World: Portland” and MTV’s “The Challenge” castmate Nia Moore discusses her return to realty TV with “The Challenge: All Stars 3” on Paramount+. The woman dubbed “Hurricane Nia” said the reaction to some of her past bad behavior “humbled” her, and she “needed that timeout” for self-improvement. (May 17)
The Scottish First Minister in an interview with the AP says Russia's war with Ukraine makes Scotland’s independence drive more crucial and demands that Scotland play its “full part” in ensuring stability in Europe as an eventual member of NATO. (May 17)
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
Karen Sharp has no proof that angry tenants are responsible for last week's shooting of two vans emblazoned with her company's logo. "But it feels targeted," said Sharp, owner of Leading Edge Property Solutions on Somerset Street in the north end of Saint John. As far as she knows, no other vehicles in the parking lot outside the company's office were hit overnight on May 10. Saint John police say the damage appears to be consistent with damage caused by pellet guns. They say they're still inves
Survivors of the former residential school at Kamloops, B.C. say the past year has been one of grieving for lost classmates and soul searching. Seventy-three-year-old Percy Casper says the announcement last May about the discovery of an unmarked burial site at Kamloops with the remains of up to 215 people left him reeling and looking for answers.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba is preparing for more rain as the province cleans up from flash floods and other destruction caused by an extremely wet spring. “All of southern Manitoba is very much in the fight at the moment," Johanu Botha with Manitoba’s Emergency Management Organization said Wednesday. Manitoba has been dealing with high water for weeks. Provincial data indicates most of the southern and central water basins have received more than 150 per cent of normal precipitation since April 1. Almo
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Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt fans enjoy Seville as they await the Europa League final
BRUSSELS (AP) — Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku were all called back into the 32-man Belgium squad on Wednesday ahead of upcoming Nations League matches. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez had rested the Red Devils' big names for matches in March to focus on players with fewer than 50 international appearances. But with the Nov. 21-Dec. 18 World Cup in Qatar to prepare for and competitive matches back on the schedule, Martinez said it's crucial for the core of his team to spend time t
Steve Mackay is celebrating — his years of work have paid off. "I feel relieved. I am overjoyed," he said. "I think our street will start looking a lot more like a residential street." Since 2016, Mackay has been pushing for traffic-calming measures on the crash-prone block of Robie Street in Halifax where he lives. He's been documenting the crashes for years, including when cars hit trees, porches and even his neighbour's home. He said repeated car crashes, including one causing the death of a
NASA and Boeing hold a pre-launch press conference before launching a crew capsule to the International Space Station later this week. (May 17)
When a shooter attacked a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend, its security guard tried to stop him. At least one of his shots hit the gunman, but it didn’t stop the deadly rampage because the gunman was wearing body armor. Ten Black people died in the racist massacre, including security guard Aaron Salter, a retired Buffalo police officer hailed as a hero. It's the latest mass shooting in which the gunman apparently came prepared for anyone trying to stop him with a gun. At least
QUEBEC — The 11 jurors considering the fate of the accused in Quebec City's Halloween 2020 sword attack that left two people dead and five others injured are deliberating for a third day. Carl Girouard, 26, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of François Duchesne, 56, and Suzanne Clermont, 61, and five counts of attempted murder. Acquittal is not an option because Girouard has admitted to stalking the streets of Old Quebec on Oct. 31, 2020, to murder and maim. The def