COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Abortion laws in South Carolina almost certainly won't get more restrictive, after Republicans in the General Assembly could not agree on a total ban on the procedure during a special legislative session Tuesday. South Carolina was for decades at the forefront of more restrictive abortion laws that challenged Roe v. Wade even before the landmark case was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer. The state requires ultrasounds, parental consent and 24-hour waiting pe
Three men, including a father-and-son duo, were criminally charged on Monday with orchestrating a market manipulation scheme that briefly caused the owner of a tiny New Jersey deli to have a more than $100 million market valuation. Peter Coker Sr, 80, Peter Coker Jr, 53, and James Patten, 63, were charged by the U.S. Department of Justice in a 12-count indictment with securities fraud and conspiracy, while Patten was also charged with wire fraud, money laundering and securities manipulation. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed related civil charges.
In a closing address to the United Nations General Assembly, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly argues Russia is abusing its veto to avoid accountability for its invasion of Ukraine. She also urges countries to uphold women's rights and abortion access while rooting out sexual violence.
LONDON/ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (Reuters) -Russian-installed officials in four occupied regions of Ukraine reported huge majorities of votes in favour of joining Russia as the United States planned a U.N. resolution condemning referendums as shams and Moscow remained defiant. Hastily arranged votes took place over five days in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson to the south that together make up about 15% of Ukrainian territory. The head of the upper house of the Russian parliament said the chamber might consider the incorporation of the four regions into Russia on Oct. 4.
Gena Chiposhyn, a volunteer Ukrainian soldier, works inside a Russian tank to remove usable parts for reuse in Ukrainian fighting vehicles. View on euronews
A group of Windsorites have joined a worldwide protest condemning the Iranian government and blaming it for the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. "Every woman, everywhere in the world should have the freedom to choose what they want to wear and say," said Naz Reihani, who was part of the protest at the waterfront Sunday. "We should send a message to everyone that freedom is not for granted... and they should fight for freedom for every person in the world." Amini died in custody earlier this mon
Unexplained gas leaks detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines from Russia to Germany have prompted investigations by European countries into the cause, including possible sabotage. Denmark's armed forces on Tuesday released video showing bubbles rushing to the surface of the Baltic Sea above the pipelines, and said the largest gas leak had caused surface disturbance of well over 1 kilometre in diameter. The operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline reported a sudden drop in pressure overnight on Monday, with a spokesperson suggesting there could have been a leak.
For six days, people from across Europe gathered in the small town of Saint-Hilaire du Touvet, nestled in the Chartreuse Mountains, for La Coupe Icare free-flying festival. View on euronews
Warning: This story contains sexually graphic details that may be disturbing to readers The RCMP confirmed Monday that it is looking into a threat of sexual violence directed at Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's wife, Anaida Poilievre. Poilievre denounced the threat from far-right political commentator Jeremy MacKenzie and said his office contacted law enforcement about the matter. An RCMP spokesperson told CBC News Monday that it's looking into the report. "We can confirm that the matter h
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is laying out its plan to meet an ambitious goal of ending hunger in the U.S. by 2030, including expanding monthly benefits that help low-income Americans buy food. The administration, in a plan released Tuesday, is also seeking to increase healthy eating and physical activity so that fewer people are afflicted with diabetes, obesity, hypertension and other diet-related diseases. It said it would work to expand Medicaid and Medicare access to obesity co
Bank of Nova Scotia said on Monday it appointed Scott Thomson, a board member for six years, to succeed Chief Executive Officer Brian Porter, a move that came as a surprise due to the new CEO's lack of familiarity among bank investors. Thomson, 52, is joining Scotiabank from Finning International Inc, the largest dealer of Caterpillar Inc services and equipments, where he was the top boss for nine years. Thomson is stepping up to lead a company that has a market cap to C$83 billion ($60.3 billion), compared with Finning's C$3.7 billion market value.
OTTAWA — The Canadian military is spearheading federal efforts to support post-Fiona recovery efforts across Atlantic Canada. Here is a look at what Ottawa is doing to help those affected by the hurricane. Canadian Armed Forces The Canadian military is deploying troops and equipment to the region after the federal government approved requests for assistance from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador over the weekend. Approximately 50 Armed Forces members are currently o
As the second anniversary of Joyce Echaquan's death approaches this week, Indigenous health professionals say the measures taken by the Quebec government to address racism and discrimination in medical facilities have been inadequate. Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw mother of seven, died in a Joliette, Que., hospital in 2020 after filming herself being subjected to insulting comments from staff. Quebec's ministry of health and social services (MSSS) developed compulsory training for all its he