British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng will vow on Monday to stay the course with his planned tax cuts but promised an "iron-clad" commitment to fiscal discipline after a week of market turmoil in response to his growth package. At the start of the governing Conservative Party's annual conference, Kwarteng and Prime Minister Liz Truss have been forced to defend a plan that failed to spell out the financing for deep tax cuts combined with an expensive package of energy subsidies. That lack of detail roiled the markets, with the pound falling to record lows against the dollar and government borrowing costs soaring.
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The 134 Ontario firefighters who died as a result of their jobs were honoured by colleagues, dignitaries and the Premier on Sunday. Ahmar Khan reports.
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One man is dead after a fire in a six-unit seniors' home in Tyne Valley, P.E.I., Sunday morning. Four other residents were able to escape unharmed, said William Bishop, chief of the Tyne Valley Fire Department. The call came in at 8:47 a.m., he said. "When we arrived flames were coming out to the east on the front and the back of the building structure," Bishop said. The building is owned by the P.E.I. Housing Corporation. "One thing about all these seniors, they're all mobile, so we're able to
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British Prime Minister Liz Truss tried to reassure her party and the public on Sunday by saying she should have done more to "lay the ground" for an economic plan that saw the pound fall to record lows and government borrowing costs soar. On the first day of her governing Conservative Party's annual conference, Truss, in office for less than a month but already under intense pressure, sought a softer tone by saying she would support the public during a difficult winter and beyond. She defended her "growth plan", a package of tax-cutting measures that investors and many economists have criticised for setting out billions of pounds of spending while offering few details on how it would be paid for in the short term.
Hundreds of cyclists took to Toronto streets on Saturday to protest the shutdown of ActiveTO and renew calls for safer streets in the city. They hope to raise attention to the problems ahead of the October municipal election and let leaders know that many cyclists don't feel safe using Toronto streets after a summer of tension and run-ins between people on bikes and police, including when a Toronto cyclist was struck by a police car. "We are out here as vulnerable road users," said Lanrick Benne
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel gave its preliminary nod on Sunday to a draft U.S.-brokered deal demarcating a maritime border with Lebanon that may lead to profit-sharing in a disputed Mediterranean gas prospect. Hoping to defuse one source of conflict between the hostile countries and prod them toward accommodation, U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein last week submitted a new proposal that would pave the way for offshore energy exploration. As Beirut mulls the 10-page draft - details of which have been kept under wraps - the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement called it "a very important step" on Saturday while Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, a powerful Hezbollah ally, deemed it "positive".
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Conservative Opus Dei businessman Rafael Lopez Aliaga looks to have prevailed over a retired military officer accused of murdering a journalist to become Lima's next mayor, Peru's election office said on Monday after 97.57% of votes were counted. Lopez Aliaga, a hotel businessman who claims to practice celibacy and is known as "Porky," a famous cartoon character, led with 26.287% of votes following Sunday's election, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) said on its website. Retired military officer Daniel Urresti, who is on trial for allegedly participating in the murder of a media worker in 1988, trailed with 25.379% of the votes.
VANCOUVER — Two women who were sheltering in tents on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have launched a court challenge of an order to dismantle the street encampment. A petition for judicial review filed to the B.C. Supreme Court argues the city's fire chief made the order without procedural fairness to those living on Hastings Street. The city's fire chief issued the order July 25, saying the tents posed an extreme fire and safety risk. The petition, filed last week by law firm Arvay Finlay on beh
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As Newfoundland and Labrador grapples with the rising cost of living, health-care staff shortages and the aftermath of post-tropical storm Fiona, the House of Assembly is — temporarily — back in its former home. For the first two days of the 51st session, members will sit at the Colonial Building in St. John's, the location of Newfoundland's legislature from 1850 to 1959. On Monday, MHAs from all three parties said health care and the cost of living will be top of the agenda for the upcoming ses
Ukrainian forces have retaken the eastern city of Lyman just a day after Russia annexed the region. A key logistics and supply hub, the city’s capture is seen as a possible step to retaking the entire Donbas.
U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul on Sunday and discussed "progress on NATO accession for Finland and Sweden", the White House said in a statement. The two, whose meeting was unannounced to the media beforehand, also discussed Turkey's condemnation of Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territory.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 2,500 U.S. and Philippine marines joined combat exercises Monday to be able to respond to any sudden crisis in a region long on tenterhooks over South China Sea territorial disputes and increasing tensions over Taiwan. The annual military drills are some of the largest so far between the longtime treaty allies under newly elected Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. His predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte, had been an outspoken critic of U.S. security policies
Ontario Provincial Police say the pilot of what they describe as an "amateur-built aircraft" was found and pronounced dead after failing to return on time in Hastings Highlands, Ont., on Saturday. In a news release, officers from the Bancroft detachment of the OPP said they were called just before 9 p.m. Saturday. They searched the rural area west of Ottawa and found the small aircraft and pilot. According to police, 51-year-old Jason Reynolds from Hastings Highlands was pronounced dead shortly
A man was arrested and appeared in court Saturday after the fatal stabbing of a 27-year-old man in Montreal's Mile-End. The 28-year-old man was arrested just before noon Friday after fatally stabbing another man on Jeanne-Mance Street, close to Van Horne Avenue, just hours before. Paramedics found the man at around 5 a.m. Friday after a 911 call came in about someone hurt on the street. It was Montreal's 26th homicide this year. Witnesses told investigators that the two men had been fighting wit
Demonstrators took to the streets in Canadian cities on Saturday to show solidarity with people in Iran protesting the repression of women's rights following the death of a young woman after she was held by the country's morality police. Just north of Toronto, tens of thousands gathered outside Richmond Hill's Central Library in response to the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the morality police in Tehran for allegedly wearing her mandatory headscarf too loosel