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KIGALI (Reuters) -Britain's Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots of the organisation lay in a painful period of history. The Commonwealth, a club of 54 countries that evolved from the British Empire, encompasses about a third of humanity and presents itself as a network of equal partners, but some member states have been calling for a reckoning with the colonial past. "I want to acknowledge that the roots of our contemporary association run deep into the most painful period of our history," Charles told assembled Commonwealth leaders at the opening ceremony of a two-day summit in Kigali.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempted to win over a divided group of Commonwealth leaders in a series of executive and bilateral meetings with his international counterparts. He sat down for meetings with the leaders of Rwanda, Zambia and Antigua and Barbuda, hoping to bring countries onside with Canada's climate goals and its view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Conservative Party had a tough night, losing two special elections in areas of the UK they previously held. The results will increase pressure on Boris Johnson, with many in his party questioning his leadership.View on euronews
About 1,000 people formed a Pride flag outside the Sydney Opera House on the anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978.
Former solicitor general Sylvia Jones was named to the roles of Ontario's deputy premier and health minister on Friday during a cabinet swearing-in. She takes on the role from Christine Elliott who held both roles during Premier Doug Ford's first term.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is in the U.S. capital to promote a multibillion-dollar project to capture and store carbon emissions from the province's oilsands. He says protests like the one staged by F1 driver Sebastian Vettel during the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal only make his case stronger.
On this day in weather history, Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning for the seventh time.
Karina Gould, minister of families, children and social development, told reporters on Thursday the government is increasing the number of workers and has made the printing of passports more efficient to address backlog issues that have frustrated travellers for months. Still, she says there is 'no easy solution.'
The highest American judiciary body made a decision on Friday to overturn the decision made almost five decades ago that granted constitutional protection to abortion rights.View on euronews
WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. Guard soldiers have until Thursday to get the vaccine. And according to data obtained by The Associated Press, between 20% to 30% of the Guard soldiers in six states are not vaccinated, and more than 10% in 43 other sta
Whitehorse's Millennium Trail along Robert Service Way is set to reopen Friday morning. In a news release Thursday afternoon, the City of Whitehorse said the section between Jeckell and Drury Streets will also reopen but parking won't be allowed in the area, for now. The reopening of the trail along Robert Service Way comes one week after the city reopened the road to traffic. It had been closed since April 30, when about 2,000 cubic metres of sand, silt and clay fell from the escarpment across
Thousands of people gathered along the Neva River in St Petersburg on Friday night to witness the traditional 'Scarlet Sails' festival.View on euronews
The company that operated a Kentucky candle factory leveled by a deadly winter tornado plans to ramp up production with a $33 million investment at a nearby plant, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. Mayfield Consumer Products LLC, a maker of candles and other home fragrance products, plans to employ more than 500 people full time in the next five years at its factory in Hickory as it builds back production. The company's plant in Mayfield took a direct hit from the tornado that devastated the
Premier Blaine Higgs says he didn't tell systemic racism commissioner Manju Varma not to publish her mid-term report. But chiefs from nine Mi'kmaw communities say the commissioner told them the government wasn't prepared to accept her call for an immediate, Indigenous-led public inquiry. Those chiefs withdrew from the process on Monday, alleging political interference in the commissioner's work. A mid-term report from the commissioner recommended an immediate public inquiry that would examine sy
6 people died when a Vietnam-era helicopter crashed in West Virginia during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts (June 23)
A tornado touched down near Morris, Sask., Thursday afternoon, Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed. As hail, rain and dramatic cloud formations filled the sky on Thursday, ECCC issued several broadcast-intrusive alerts throughout the night for the second time in a week. "We had one confirmed tornado touched down near Morris at 5:38 p.m. CST," ECCC meteorologist Terri Lang said Friday. "As for the reports that we've received, it just touched down in a field and didn't do any damag
Two Edmonton area women were cleared on impaired driving charges after provincial court judges found their charter rights were violated while using the toilet in police custody. Since those rulings, Edmonton police and RCMP have changed policies. One was a provincial court decision issued in September 2020 by judge D'arcy DePoe, involving a woman who was charged with impaired driving on March 21, 2019. CBC is not identifying her because the charges were ultimately dismissed. After the woman rear
With millions of tons of grain exports blocked by Russia's war in Ukraine, the G7 is under pressure to do more to tackle potential famine in Somalia and elsewhere.View on euronews
Europe's Green Deal still a priority, despite energy concerns from war in Ukraine, says SinkevičiusView on euronews
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Liberal party received the most donations of any political party in the province in 2021, collecting about $1.16 million. The governing Progressive Conservatives, who took power in August 2021, received the second-highest number, with about $802,000, says an Elections Nova Scotia report released Thursday. Nova Scotia’s New Democratic Party received the third most donor dollars, with $651,500. Elections Nova Scotia releases the names of donors who gave more than $200 to a