KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is now the only candidate to host the 2027 Asian Cup after India’s soccer federation withdrew its bid on Monday. Preparing for the month-long tournament can let Saudi Arabia show its soccer hosting ambitions to FIFA, which is seeking bidders for the 2030 World Cup and future editions of a revamped Club World Cup. The Asian Football Confederation said the Saudi Arabian bid will be the only one presented to congress members for approval. That will be at a
HALIFAX — News this week of arrests in connection with copper wire thefts in New Brunswick was welcomed Tuesday by a telecommunications official, who says challenges remain in battling a persistent and costly problem. Dana Lohnes, Bell Aliant’s director of field operations in Atlantic Canada, said his company has seen further thefts in the Fredericton area over the last few days, adding to a recent spike. “The stealing of copper wire is not necessarily new, but it does seem to have significantly
GENEVA (Reuters) -Global airlines are predicting their first industry-wide profit since 2019 next year as air travel rebounds from COVID-19 restrictions, while a new war of words erupted with airports on Tuesday over rising air fares and ground charges. Airlines lost tens of billions of dollars in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, but air travel has partially recovered and some airports have struggled to cope. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) now expects a net profit of $4.7 billion for the industry next year, with more than 4 billion passengers set to fly.
Halton police have identified the victim of a suspicious fire on Nov. 27 in Burlington. Police and fire services responded to a report of a vehicle on fire near Dundas Street West and Tremaine Road at about 3:30 a.m. After putting it out, emergency crews found a body in the vehicle. Jerwin Belmonte, 31, was killed in the fire, police announced Monday. He recently moved to Toronto from Edmonton and was last seen alive by Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue East on Nov. 26. Halton police say anyone w
Prince Edward Island's francophone community college is looking for a site in Summerside on which to build a new campus. Since it opened in 1993, Collège de l'Île has been based in Wellington, in the province's francophone Evangeline region. The school has also operated a secondary campus in Charlottetown since 2012. Darlene Arsenault, the college's acting president, said the school currently rents both of these facilities. She would like to see that change. "We need a place where we can have al
The Spotify Wrapped social media trend is helping some Canadian musicians receive a boost, by reminding fans of the tunes they loved that year.
An Ontario woman and her husband faced a nightmare scenario when their hospital temporarily shut down its birthing unit the night she went into labour, and two other hospitals didn’t have room for her.
The polar vortex which has brough extreme cold to the Prairies has reached its climax, a short relief is forecast for most of the region.
KYIV/NOVOSOFIIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) -A third Russian airfield was set ablaze on Tuesday by a drone strike, a day after Ukraine demonstrated an apparent new ability to penetrate hundreds of kilometres into Russian air space with attacks on two bases. Officials in the Russian city of Kursk, around 90 km (60 miles) north of the Ukraine border, released pictures of black smoke above an airfield in Tuesday's early hours after the latest strike. On Monday, Russia said it had been hit hundreds of kilometres from Ukraine by what it said were Soviet-era drones - at Engels air base, home to Russia's strategic bomber fleet, and in Ryazan, a few hours' drive from Moscow.
Belarusians make up one of the most prominent contingents of foreign fighters in Ukraine. Here’s why they’re fighting and what they hope to achieve for Belarus as well as Ukraine.
Four people have been arrested after a string of copper-wire thefts in Fredericton and Oromocto, RCMP said Monday. Since September, the thefts in the Fredericton and Oromocto areas have amounted to more than $1.4 million in losses suffered by households, businesses and government departments, the RCMP said in a news release. The repeated thefts have left residents without some TV, internet and phone services for varying periods of time. Bell Aliant said the system had suffered four significant o
Holding roses and candles, people gathered in Toronto on Tuesday to honour 14 women who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal 33 years ago. The candlelight vigil paid respects not only to the women gunned down by Marc Lépine that day, in an attack known as the Montreal Massacre, but also to all women around the world who have been murdered by men. The vigil was organized by a group called, Women Won't Forget. More than 50 people listened to speakers and music at Philosopher's Walk,
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford marked the opening of Canada's first full-scale electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ont. The federal government says the General Motors CAMI production plant, which was retooled to build the company's BrightDrop all-electric vehicle brand, is expected to manufacture 50,000 electric vehicles by 2025.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Spain coach Luis Enrique gave his team a unique assignment following a penalty shootout loss to Italy at last year's European Championship. “I told my players they have homework ahead of the World Cup. You need to take at least 1,000 penalties with your club,” Luis Enrique recounted Monday. “We can’t just work on it in our training camp with the national team.” While Spain is hoping it won’t come down to a shootout against Morocco in the round of 16 on Tuesday, at least the te
The World Cup has helped another young Canadian move abroad. Midfielder Ismael Kone is leaving CF Montreal for England's Watford, becoming the second member of Canada's World Cup squad to switch teams since leaving Qatar. Watford, which plays in England's second-tier Championship, said the 20-year-old Kone will join the club Jan. 1 on a 4 1/2-year contract. Watford, whose honorary life president is Elton John, currently sits fourth in the Championship at 9-6-6. Kone follows former Montreal teamm
MONTREAL — The Quebec Press Council has upheld a complaint regarding a question the moderator asked Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet during the English-language federal leaders debate last year. The complaint was lodged against moderator Shachi Kurl and the CBC, one of the networks that broadcast the debate, by Julie Lapierre the day after the Sept. 9, 2021, debate. In her first question to Blanchet, Kurl described two Quebec laws — one restricting the wearing of religious symbols by
Infectious diseases specialists Dr. Fatima Kakkar and Dr. Isaac Bogoch explain why this year’s respiratory virus season has been so much worse for children than past years, and what we could expect to see with adults in the weeks and months to come.
The Vancouver Park Board has voted to remove a dedicated cycling lane through Stanley Park — at least for the time being. On Monday, city park board commissioners voted 6-1 for a motion to scrap the temporary bike lane that has been in place since 2020, while asking to staff to come up with a permanent cycling infrastructure plan for the downtown park expected by spring. "We brought this motion forward because we were worried about equitable access," said park board commissioner Angela Haer, who
OTTAWA — A government lawyer is telling a Federal Court hearing that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not obligate Ottawa to repatriate Canadians held in Syrian camps. Family members of 23 detained Canadians are asking the court to order the government to arrange for their return, saying that refusing to do so violates the Charter. Federal lawyer Anne Turley told the court today there is no legal obligation to facilitate repatriation of these Canadians in the Charter, statute or internati
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major Western measures to limit Russia's oil profits over the war in Ukraine took effect Monday, bringing with them uncertainty about how much crude could be lost to the world and whether they will unleash the hoped-for hit to a Russian economy that has held up better than many expected under sanctions. In the most far-reaching efforts so far to target one of Moscow's main sources of income, the European Union is banning most Russian oil and the Group of Seven democraci