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Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, according to newly leaked data obtained by The Associated Press. (May 16)
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.
While Metrobus's fuel costs soar, the mayor of St. John's says he's still waiting to hear whether the provincial government will apply for federal relief funds. Danny Breen told CBC News on Friday that emergency federal funding to help transit systems through the COVID-19 pandemic has been made available to municipalities, but isn't available unless the application is supported by the provincial government. "There's roughly about $8.1 million in total available, that would be $4.1 [million] from
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
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
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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
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
A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before a pastor hit the gunman on the head with a chair and parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords. (May 16)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president swore in four new Cabinet ministers Saturday in an effort to ensure stability until a full cabinet is formed in the island nation engulfed in a political and economic crisis. The appointment of four ministers came two days after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reappointed five-time former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, after his predecessor — the president’s brother Mahinda Rajapaksa — resigned Monday following violent attacks by his
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.
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
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
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 — 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
St. John's experienced all four seasons on Sunday, but it didn't stop spring cleanup efforts across the city. About 200 people headed to the Outer Ring Road early in the morning to help rid the highway of trash. The entire route from Kenmount Road to Logy Bay Road was closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. so teams could safely bag and remove trash. Despite a cold rain turning to snow in the early afternoon, 15-year-old Lucas Barrett was committed to the cause. "It doesn't really bother me much," he said
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
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MILAN (AP) — AC Milan’s lengthy wait could be almost over. Second-half goals from Rafael Leão and Theo Hernández saw Milan beat Atalanta 2-0 on Sunday and it now only needs one point from its final match to secure its first Serie A title since 2011. The Rossoneri could even clinch the title earlier if defending champion and fierce rival Inter Milan fails to win at relegation-threatened Cagliari later Sunday. Milan, which moved five points clear of Inter and has a better head-to-head record, play
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