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Russia says it will pay dollar-denominated foreign debt in rubles, a move that is likely to be seen by foreign investors as a default. The U.S. Treasury Department led by Janet Yellen allowed a license to expire Wednesday that permitted Russia to keep paying its debtholders through American banks. The license applied to American investors and international investors who have dollar-denominated debt or bonds. The Russian Finance Ministry said it will pay in rubles and offer “the opportunity for s
NASA astronauts prepare Boeing's Starliner capsule for its return to Earth from the International Space Station. Starliner is aiming for a landing in New Mexico Wednesday. (May 24)
Even with ongoing unpredictability of the pandemic, there’s a role for principals as activist, socially just leaders in a post-pandemic world.
Police have identified a suspect in an alleged break and enter and subsequent sexual assault that occurred in Surrey, B.C., over the weekend. Surrey RCMP say they are searching for Matthew Christopher Hamm, 43, and are requesting the public's assistance to help find him. Officers were called to the 12900 block of 101A Avenue in Surrey at 6:40 a.m. PT on May 21 in response to a reported break and enter. The woman who lived in the home told police she had been sexually assaulted by a man she did n
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that his country will not give up its land to end Russia's war.View on euronews
HALIFAX — The commission of inquiry investigating the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has agreed to provide special accommodations for three senior Mounties when they testify about command decisions they made as the tragedy unfolded. Two of the Mounties, Staff Sgt. Brian Rehill and Sgt. Andy O’Brien, will face questions from commission counsel via a Zoom call that will be recorded and broadcast at a later date. Josh Bryson, a lawyer who represents the family of two of the killer's 22 victims,
A rematch three years in the making is the most important game of the season so far for the Vancouver Whitecaps, says head coach Vanni Sartini. The club knows it must beat Cavalry FC in the second round of the Canadian Championship on Wednesday in order to advance — and Vancouver's record against the Canadian Premier League side isn't exactly positive. The 'Caps were heavily favoured when they came up against Cavalry in the 2019 tournament. But Calgary stunned with a 2-1 aggregate win, ousting t
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has sent a protocol greeting to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, assuring him of prayers on his patron's feast day and stressing the value of human life and wisdom, as the Vatican insists on maintaining cordial relations amid the war in Ukraine. The website of the Moscow Patriarchate published the brief greetings Francis sent Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to mark Tuesday's feast day for St. Cyril, a saint important to both Catholics and Orthodox Christians, e
Actor Ewan McGregor says he always has to have the voice of Alec Guinness - the original Obi-Wan Kenobi - in his mind when he plays the Jedi master. (May 25)
Nearly two years after former police chief Mark Saunders stepped down from the role, the Toronto Police Services Board has released a job posting for chief of police. Ryan Teschner, the board's executive director, told CBC News recent public consultations will help inform the selection process. "The selection and recruitment of the chief of police is among the most important responsibilities of the Toronto Police Services Board," he said. "So the board understood the importance of engaging with
People looking to take rural bus routes on P.E.I. can no longer take getting a seat for granted, says the Department of Transportation. Soaring gas prices and the reopening of offices with pandemic restrictions ending have combined to fill the province's rural transit buses, said Alex Dalziel, a policy analyst with the Department. "We're pleased to see that ridership has been steadily increasing and Islanders are choosing to leave their cars at home," said Dalziel. "At the same time we don't wan
Author Tina Brown says the past five years have been difficult for the Royal Family and come at a more fragile and perilous moment for the monarchy.
When researchers at the University of Saskatchewan began to find bits of COVID-19 they couldn't identify earlier this month, they began to get curious. According to readings released on May 8, samples taken from Saskatoon's wastewater showed that 3.2 per cent were listed as "other lineages" and were not identified as the BA.2 variant of Omicron, which made up the vast majority of samples being taken (96.8 per cent). As a result, the researchers decided to send the mystery samples from Saskatoon
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Indigenous people are justified in still feeling angry following the discovery of 215 suspected graves at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops. He made the comments in Vancouver a day after he faced angry chants during a ceremony in Kamloops Monday marking one year since the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc announced the discovery.
Toronto police are beefing up patrols in the Beaches after a violent night that included a shooting, stabbing and multiple robberies. Brittany Rosen reports.
In Dallas, Steve Kerr and Jason Kidd did not want to talk about basketball. LeBron James made no effort to hide his anger. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, a young father, called the news “devastating." The sports world reacted swiftly Tuesday to the news of an 18-year-old gunman opening fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and killing at least 19 children. It was the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary
WASHINGTON — A well-known political renegade confronted the governor of Texas on Wednesday, jabbing an angry, accusatory finger at the political establishment he said is the reason Americans are once again grappling with the aftermath of another deadly school shooting. Beto O'Rourke, the former congressman and presidential hopeful who is now aiming to unseat Gov. Greg Abbott, interrupted a news conference in Uvalde, Tex., where state officials were briefing reporters on the previous day's unspea
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The high inflation rate on P.E.I. is putting some businesses in the position of paying more to operate or charging more for services. In April, the inflation rate on P.E.I. was 8.9 per cent, the highest of any jurisdiction in the country. It means higher costs for items that need to be shipped in, such as baskets for plants at VK Greenhouses in Charlottetown. The greenhouse has had to increase the price of everything by at least 10 per cent to make a profit, said Peter Meijer, operations manager
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 15 people were killed in a shooting Tuesday at an elementary school. (May 24)