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U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said on Tuesday some Western ministers avoided a so-called family photo of participants at climate talks in Kinshasa because they were uncomfortable with the presence of Russia's representative. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shattered relations with the West, complicating international efforts to cooperate on global crises like climate change. Some European delegates were notably absent from the flag-decked stage.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The number of murders reported in the United States rose last year, the FBI said on Wednesday, but it warned that a change in its data collection methods meant that its tally excluded the nation's two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles. Although the new report shows that overall violent crime decreased by about 1% in 2021 and the statistics are still incomplete, experts said the bureau's findings show that violent crime remains a significant problem in America. "Violent crime, and specifically gun crime, continues to be a huge challenge for our nation," former Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters on a call organized by the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
Nova Scotia has declared a state of emergency for parts of the province most affected by post-tropical storm Fiona, as more military personnel are called in to help with restoration and cleanup. John Lohr, the minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office, requested additional support Wednesday from the Canadian Armed Forces. A news release said the state of emergency allows military members to assist with civilian duties like road work, including flagging and signage, in areas where
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) -North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday in the direction of Japan, as a U.S. aircraft carrier and allied warships held a drill that simulated shooting down one of the North's missiles. North Korea has launched about 40 missiles this year, including its largest intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and appears ready to hold its first nuclear test since 2017, officials in Seoul and Washington have warned. Thursday's launches followed the return of the carrier, USS Ronald Reagan, to waters off the Korean peninsula, and a U.N. Security Council meeting held in response to the North's recent tests.
Home buyers Kriti Bhardwaj and Sachin Advani have been looking for a home in Toronto for several years, and they say they've noticed a slowdown in the market that's given buyers a leg up.
Environment Commissioner Jerry DeMarco says Canada is not doing enough to protect animals and plants that are risk of going extinct. In his fall audits, DeMarco particularly calls out Fisheries and Oceans Canada for putting economic interests ahead of biodiversity protection in deciding which species to list as needing protection.
A group home centre for youth in Fort Smith, N.W.T., is set to close its doors. The Trailcross Treatment Centre takes in youth aged 12 to 18 from all over the Northwest Territories. But in recent years, the eight-bed facility has only been operating at between 10 and 15 per cent capacity, according to Kristy Jones, the executive director of child, family and community wellness with the territorial government. "We felt the need to pause, and to do a comprehensive assessment at this point in time,
The B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing an additional six ridings in the province, which would increase the total number of Legislative Assembly members to 93. The recommendation was announced on Monday as part of a preliminary report. The non-partisan commission — which always includes a judge or retired judge, the chief electoral officer and a person nominated by the speaker of the Legislative Assembly — undertakes a review of the provincial riding boundaries after every second p
Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it will remove ultrasonic sensors from its vehicles starting this month, as it moves ahead with using only cameras in its safety and driver-assistant features. Tesla vehicles now have 12 ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers, and short-range sound sensors are mainly used in parking applications and to detect close objects. Tesla last year started dropping radar sensors amid a chip shortage.
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of three men charged in connection with a 2020 anti-government plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were told Wednesday about the formation and actions of a paramilitary group the government says trained as part of the scheme. Assistant Attorney General Bill Rollstin presented the Wolverine Watchmen as a gang and said in his opening statements in Jackson County Circuit Court that its purpose “was to target law enforcement for violent action.” Jo
Alberta will become the first Canadian jurisdiction to regulate the use of psychedelic drugs for people in therapy, the province announced Wednesday. Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Mike Ellis also introduced new rules to limit who can prescribe high-potency drugs to people with difficult-to-treat opioid addictions. The changes are aimed at protecting the public, ensuring that patients receive high standards of care and preventing risky drugs from inadvertently ending up on th
BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from more than 40 countries meeting in the Czech capital Thursday are set to launch a “European Political Community” aimed at boosting security and prosperity across the continent. But critics claim the new forum is an attempt to put the brakes on European Union enlargement. The Prague meeting is the brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron and is backed by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. It’s taking place with Russia’s war on Ukraine in its eighth month and as press
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Britain’s immigration minister said Tuesday that it’s unlikely any migrants will be sent to Rwanda this year under a contentious government plan, but vowed to press on with the policy and expand it to more countries. Home Secretary Suella Braverman said that “unfortunately,” a court challenge to the Rwanda plan would have to run its course. Asked if the deportations would start this year, she said: “You’ve got to ask the courts about that … I think it’s going to take l
One man is dead and two other people are injured after a shooting in Orléans, according to police. One of the injured people is also seriously hurt, the Ottawa Police Service tweeted. Paramedics said they received a call for a shooting in the area of Tompkins Avenue and Tenth Line Road just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Earlier in the evening, they said two people were in critical condition, suffering life-threatening injuries. Police were asking people to stay away from the area Wednesday night "as
The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries decided Wednesday to sharply cut production to support sagging oil prices. In reaction, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Washington has made clear to oil-producing countries the need for energy supply to meet demand.
Being resilient during an extreme weather event involves a personal plan to get through the first 72 hours, a check on neighbours and better land-use planning, says Eddie Oldfield, the lead for QUEST Canada, a non-profit organization that helps communities get to net zero.
During question period in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Conservative MP Rachael Thomas questioned why Justin Trudeau's government did "nothing" despite learning of sexual assault allegations against members of Team Canada. In response, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said "like we're seeing with Hockey Quebec, saying they're not going to engage with Hockey Canada anymore — more and more organizations across this country are going to turn their back on this organization."
MALANG, Indonesia (Reuters) -Andi Hariyanto says he will never watch a football match again after his wife, two teenage daughters and a cousin were crushed to death in a stampede at an Indonesian stadium last week. The overcrowded stadium in Malang in Indonesia's East Java province descended into chaos after police fired tear gas to disperse agitated fans who had poured on to the pitch at the end of the match. Authorities have put the latest death toll at 131.
Leaders at B.C. Hockey aren't saying if they will follow in the footsteps of other provincial associations in cutting funds to Hockey Canada. Both Hockey Québec and the Ontario Hockey Federation announced Tuesday they will no longer collect player fees on behalf of the national federation in the wake of revelations about a second multi-million dollar slush fund to deal with sexual abuse allegations and a widely-panned appearance by Hockey Canada interim board chair Andrea Skinner in front of a p