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One of the organizers of a Memorial University conference held at a luxury hotel says the event was costly, but it wasn't as pricey as it appeared and contributed to a valuable university partnership. In November 2021, MUN's president chaired a four-day Arctic Forum at the Fogo Island Inn, with costs totalling more than $100,000. A university spokesperson said $56,657 of that cost came from university coffers, while federal sources covered $24,453 and the rest came from attendees. It was the thi
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SEOUL (Reuters) -NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in South Korea on Sunday, the first stop on a trip that will include Japan and is aimed at strengthening ties with the U.S. allies in the face of the war in Ukraine and rising competition with China. In the South Korean capital, Seoul, Stoltenberg met Foreign Minister Park Jin, and was expected to meet President Yoon Suk-yeol and Minister of National Defence Lee Jong-Sup. NATO is concerned about North Korea's "reckless" missile tests and nuclear weapon programme, while the war in Ukraine had ramifications for Asia, Stoltenberg told Park in remarks at the beginning of their meeting, citing suspicion that North Korea is providing military support to the Russian war effort.
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Rosemary Barton Live speaks to Anders Asulund, a former economic adviser to Ukraine, about the war’s impact on the economies of Ukraine and Russia, as well as tanks and whether Russian President Vladimir Putin can hold on to power.
A former Newfoundland and Labrador government employee has been sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment for bilking more than half a million dollars from the provincial Medical Care Plan program over a four-year period. At a sentencing hearing in Grand Falls-Windsor this week, provincial court Judge Mark Pike called it "a somewhat sophisticated scheme of deception" that was planned and deliberate. Denise Hemeon, 53, pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000. A charge of forgery was withdrawn. Hemeon apol
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid will get a chance for revenge against Barcelona when the Spanish teams meet in the Copa del Rey semifinals. The rivals were paired together in Monday's draw, which also set up a semifinal match between Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna. Madrid lost the Spanish Super Cup final to Barcelona 3-1 in Saudi Arabia on Jan. 15, the same score it beat the Catalan club in their first “clásico” of the season in the Spanish league. Barcelona also got the best of Madrid the last time they
One man is dead and one person is in custody after a stabbing in downtown Toronto Sunday afternoon. Toronto police say they received a call reporting a stabbing near Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East around 3:40 p.m. Emergency crews said they found a man with multiple stab wounds. Paramedics treated him on scene, but police said he died at the scene. One person has since been taken into custody in connection with the stabbing, police say. An investigation is ongoing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ulysses S. Grant was still president when workers finished the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, which connected Philadelphia and Washington through rail travel for the first time. But 150 years later, the tunnel that runs under some of Baltimore's residential neighborhoods is more of a chokepoint than a lifeline. There's only one tube, and trains need to slow down to just 30 mph (48 kilometers per hour) to navigate a tight turn on the southern end. It's a problem that President Jo
In a new interview, former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said President Vladimir Putin did not seem serious about avoiding war in the days before Russia invaded Ukraine.View on euronews
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson's 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play the King of Pop in the planned biopic “Michael” to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Lionsgate announced Jackson's casting Monday for the film being produced by Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King. Jackson is the second-youngest son of Jermaine Jackson, Michael’s brother. He’s put out music of his own; in 2019, he released his debut single, “Got Me Singing.” “Michael” will be Jackson's acting debut. “I
Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni extended a hand of friendship to Tripoli while also helping to secure her country's energy security. Italian energy giant signed an $8bn gas exploration contract with Libya's state energy company during the visit.View on euronews
Israel’s government says a power imbalance has given judges and legal advisers too much sway over law-making and governance. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to press on with the changes despite the opposition.View on euronews
The Red Isle ATV Club trail in Winsloe, P.E.I., remains off limits to all-terrain vehicles because of damage from post-tropical storm Fiona four months ago. Kelly Dowling, co-ordinator of the P.E.I. ATV Federation, said the club has already spent about $6,000 to clean some of it up, but expects it'll take another $3,000 for it to be ready for riders. "The hard part is now that we've got winter weather, no trail work can really happen at this point, so they're going to be at a standstill until th
Former Ottawa city councillor, Catherine McKenney, recalls the descending of thousands of people onto Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 restrictions and discusses how Canada has been impacted today.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan on Monday, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 150 others, officials said. Most of the casualties were police officers. It was not clear how the bomber was able to slip into the walled compound, which houses the police headquarters in the northwestern city of Peshawar and is itself located in a high-security zone with other government buildings. S
RCMP on Prince Edward Island are warning of fraudulent online posts about missing people. Const. Gavin Moore says in many cases, fraudsters want these posts to be shared widely. They then use the posts to begin private conversations with people to try to learn about them and find ways to scam them. "Fraudsters are constantly trying to learn about their victims," he said. "They try to engage with people. They have huge numbers of different scripts, stories, schemes that they can try. And the more
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the need for de-escalation of violence that has spiralled in the region in recent days, during his Middle East trip and conversation with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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