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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his nuclear arms buildup to overwhelm “hostile forces” at a key meeting where military leaders approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Members of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Military Commission decided to supplement an “important military action plan” on the duties of front-line troops and further strengthen the country’s nuclear war deterrent, state media said Friday. North Korea has
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
On this day in weather history, Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning for the seventh time.
A former New Brunswick family doctor who closed her Sussex practice in February had been ordered to repay the Department of Health more than $500,000 in Medicare billings. Dr. Sunita MacMullin, who now practices in Ontario, was told she overcharged the province after a review of her fees-per-service billed between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2021, according to court documents filed. MacMullin was consistently one of New Brunswick's highest-earning physicians in recent years, billing the province
People in P.E.I.'s fishing industry are raising concerns about fish being imported to be used as bait or in the production of some types of alternative bait. In March, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans put a moratorium on commercial fishing for herring in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and mackerel across the East Coast, saying urgent action is required to allow those fish stocks to recover. That moratorium led to fears of a shortage of bait for use in the lucrative Maritime lobster fishe
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.'
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.
Toronto's newest city councillor has resigned just hours after she was appointed on Friday. Rosemarie Bryan faced a growing chorus of calls for her resignation after CANADALAND editor Jonathan Goldsbie tweeted that the councillor had repeatedly shared anti-LGBTQ content on Facebook. The posts were shared between 2015 and 2021. Bryan announced her resignation Friday night in a written statement, saying she did not want to make anyone in the city feel like they are not loved and not part of the co
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has paid his respects to victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide in Kigali, Rwanda. He is in Rwanda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Trudeau is the first Canadian Prime Minister to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Here’s the latest for Thursday, June 23: Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law; Former Justice Department officials testify in Jan. 6 hearing; FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes; Bloodhound gets steak treat after dog show win.
HALIFAX — An RCMP regimental memorial service will be held next week in Nova Scotia for Const. Heidi Stevenson. She was one of 22 people killed in April 2020 during the worst mass shooting in modern Canadian history. The RCMP say the private ceremony in the Halifax area is scheduled for June 29 at 1 p.m. The service will start once a procession of uniformed officers arrives at Cole Harbour Place after it marches along the Forest Hills Parkway from Saint Vincent de Paul Church. On the morning of
Ukraine war: Five things you need to know this weekendView on euronews
With this year's World Cup in Qatar clouded by labor and human rights issues, there's a push for the North American cities awarded games for the 2026 tournament to commit to livable wages, equitable hiring and worker protection. The Dignity 2026 coalition has brought together groups including the AFL-CIO, Human Rights Watch and the Independent Supporters Council to work with FIFA and the individual host cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The coalition has met several times in the pa
6 people died when a Vietnam-era helicopter crashed in West Virginia during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts (June 23)
With an offering to Pachamama (Mother Earth), the ancestral Inca ceremony for the Sun god or Inti Raymi, was staged in Cusco.View on euronews
OTTAWA — Patrick Brown's leadership campaign is the latest to raise concerns about what it calls "misleading" emails sent to party members by his main rival. Brown's national campaign co-chair John Reynolds sent a letter today to the party's leadership election organizing committee requesting it investigate emails sent by Pierre Poilievre's campaign ahead of last month's deadline to sell $15 memberships to supporters. To vote for the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, the party had
The Ottawa BlackJacks have finally won at home. Ottawa (2-7) entered the game on a four-game losing streak and being 0-4 at home and early on, it appeared that streak would end but the Edmonton Stingers did not go down without a fight. They got the game down to 1 but in Elam Ending, the BlackJacks began to pull away thanks to Walt Lemon Jr. who recorded 23 points and 9 rebounds. Along with Lemon Jr., all Ottawa's starters recorded double-digit points while Chad Posthumus hit both free throws to
The Vatican confirmed the long-planned trip to Canada will go ahead July 24 to 29 even though Pope Francis is dealing with some health issues.
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.
Four Cape Breton women who attempted to make millions in a fraudulent tax scheme made a last-minute effort at sentencing Thursday to defend their crimes. But it was too little too late as Lydia Saker and daughters Nadia Saker, Angela MacDonald and Georgette Young were handed prison terms ranging from two to four years. At the start of their hearing, the women asked Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Robin Gogan for more time to meet with a family doctor and review medical documents. "We believe s