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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated families Saturday and urged them to shun “selfish” decisions that are indifferent to life as he closed out a big Vatican rally a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion. Francis didn’t refer to the ruling or explicitly mention abortion in his homily. But he used the buzzwords he has throughout his papacy about the need to defend families and to condemn a “culture of waste” that he believes is behind the societal acceptanc
VANCOUVER — A British Columbia judge has sentenced former Canadian Football League wide receiver Joshua Boden to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend, with no chance of parole for 14 years. Boden was arrested in 2018 and found guilty last fall of second-degree murder in the 2009 death of 33-year-old Kimberly Hallgarth in the Burnaby home she shared with her three-year-old daughter. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Arne Silverman said Friday his decision to set parole eligibility at 14 years to
Officials gathered outside a historic bar in the gay rights movement on Friday to commemorate the construction of a new visitor center aimed at educating the public about LGBTQ history. (June 24) (AP Video/Robert Bumsted)
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.
All modes of severe weather are possible on parts of the southern Prairies on Friday, including large hail, damaging wind gusts, and even the possibility of a few tornadoes.
Quebec residents are celebrating the provincial St-Jean Baptiste Day in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel most festivities over the past two years. About 5,000 activities across 650 locales in Quebec are planned for the long weekend, including several musical performances from the province's top talent.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off the final day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Kigali, Rwanda by joining youth leaders for an intergenerational dialog breakfast on Saturday. Climate change was a key focus among participants.
David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber, looks at how high gas prices and grocery bills amid stagnant wages have hit low-income Canadians the hardest.
The Canadian government says it will support American women looking to Canada for a safe abortion, but some are concerned the system might not be able to keep up with a flood of new demand.
Slash/Back is one of a new wave of Indigenous-led projects on the big and small screen creating new opportunities for young creators and performers.
MADRID (AP) — The number of people who were killed after they tried to scale a border fence between Morocco and a Spanish enclave in North Africa rose to 23 Saturday as human rights organizations in Spain and Morocco called on both countries to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths. Moroccan authorities said the individuals died as a result of a “stampede” of people who attempted Friday to climb the iron fence that separates the city of Melilla and Morocco. In a statement, Morocco
Abortion rights activists took part in Pride Toronto's Dyke March downtown on Saturday to show support for those who will be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Members of the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics carried a large coat hanger in the march to demonstrate opposition to the decision on Friday that strips away constitutional protections for abortion. The coalition believes women should have the right to control their own bodies. The coat hanger sym
Abortions continued Friday inside a Wichita clinic. Under current law, Kansas does not ban most abortions until the 22nd week of pregnancy. (June 24)
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
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
This home in Lethbridge, Alta., has become a symbol of joy and LGBTQ solidarity after its owners spent more than 25 hours painting it in bright rainbow colours for Pride Month.
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
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campground about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City that attracts more than 50,000 campers in grades six through 12 each year. The Republican lawmaker's tenure at the camp is a prominent feature of his political profile, noted in the first paragraph of his off
A government-led team of politicians and Indigenous leaders held its first meeting Wednesday as residents in Happy Valley-Goose Bay urged swift action to address a growing number of transient people in the community. The Acute Response Team, established this week, seeks to find immediate solutions to a problem that the town's mayor says has become a safety issue. "We brought the concerns that our community was in a crisis situation because we had seen an increase in that escalation in terms of t
Thousands of people gathered along the Neva River in St Petersburg on Friday night to witness the traditional 'Scarlet Sails' festival.View on euronews