Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
More than a month after the movement seized the capital Kabul, most educational institutions have remained closed as the Taliban have struggled to reopen the economy and restore normal life in the cities. At some of the schools that have managed to operate, girls up to the sixth grade have attended, and women students have gone to university classes. Taliban officials have said they will not replicate the fundamentalist policies of the previous Taliban government, which banned girls' education, and they have promised that girls will be able to study so long as they do so in segregated classrooms.
Elegant gowns and suits, compelling acceptance speeches and polished gold statuettes are all elements one expects to find time and again when tuning into the annual Primetime Emmy Awards. For this Sunday’s 73rd edition, the Hollywood television ceremony will include a fresh and long-overdue Onkwehón:we representation. “It’s the first time that there will be Indigenous storytellers who will be part of their programming,” said Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs. “I feel like we’re in the golden age of tele
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania said Friday that tighter security at their borders with Belarus was the best way to ease pressure from migrant inflows there, as they expect what they called a “hybrid attack” from Belarus to continue. Poland's Mateusz Morawiecki and Lithuania's Ingrida Simonyte also said stronger bilateral cooperation, including in business, and infrastructure, would help against hostile pressure on the European Union's eastern border. Morawiecki
When Kamal Khera first arrived in Ottawa as one of Parliament’s youngest MPs back in 2015, she would sometimes be mistaken for a staffer. Now, some of her young volunteers from back then are moving up through the ranks themselves. Khera, who is seeking to retain her Brampton West seat for the Liberals, says she actively encourages young people, and especially other young women of colour, to get involved since their views help represent the demographic reality in Canada. “When I got elected in po
WINDSOR, Ont. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says a Toronto-area candidate has been asked to pause his campaign after the party learned he previously faced a dropped sexual assault charge. Trudeau said Friday that he learned about the allegations against Spadina-Fort York candidate Kevin Vuong after the Toronto Star reported on the 2019 charge against him, which was later withdrawn. "We are a party that always takes seriously any allegations or reports of sexual harassment or intimidation or as
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Supporters of a plan to open supervised injection sites to try to reduce overdose deaths urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review a court decision that bans the practice. The test case centers on a nonprofit group's Safehouse project in Philadelphia, but officials in other states are watching closely as they debate similar programs. Nationally, more than 93,000 people died last year from drug overdoses, a sharp spike from just a year earlier. A divided U.S. appeals co
News bulletin 2021/09/17 18:43View on euronews
LONDON (AP) — Gabrielle Union’s using “radical honesty” in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovery from sexual assault, racist encounters and mental health struggles. The actor says she “left nothing out on the table” for the already released “You Got Anything Stronger?”, which adopts the same casual tone of her 2017 New York Times bestseller, “We’re Going To Need More Wine,” but also tackle tough issues directly. “I am a big proponent of
Federal Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Lakhwinder Jhaj, issued a challenge to Incumbent NDP candidate Taylor Bachrach over veterinary issues in northwest B.C. on a campaign stopover in Prince Rupert, Sept. 15. In an impromptu office visit to The Northern View, Jhaj spoke about issues at the centre of her platform such as veterinary access, housing and healthcare. She said issues are similar in all cities. Jhaj is visiting the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding for the fir
A Halifax man denied a cystic fibrosis drug by one insurance company has had it approved by another. Stefan Strecko was devastated last month after his approval for Trikafta, what some consider a groundbreaking drug, was revoked. His partner of three years was able to add him to her insurance plan with Sun Life. "It's giving me a lot more peace of mind, even though I've only been on it for two weeks, I feel like my health is, like, stabilized almost," said Strecko, 28. Cystic fibrosis is a genet
A censure against the University of Toronto has been temporarily suspended after the school reversed course on a hiring controversy that saw a federal tax judge allegedly try to block the hiring of an international law practitioner who has written widely on Israel-Palestinian affairs. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), which imposed the censure in April, says it has called for a pause on the measure after it says the school met one of its key demands: to re-offer the positio
The traditional leadership on Six Nations of the Grand River wants polling stations off the territory before Monday’s federal election. “It has been brought to our attention that the Canadian government has placed polling stations on Haudenosaunee Territory,” the chiefs and clan mothers who lead the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council said in a statement released Wednesday. “We urge those involved to immediately remove the polling stations and elections materials from the territory. This is
Saskatchewan on Thursday became the latest province to announce plans to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine passport. Here's a look at what the provinces and territories have said about their proof-of-vaccination programs, or lack thereof. British Columbia Residents of B.C. need a vaccine card to get into restaurants, clubs, ticketed sporting events and organized affairs like weddings. People have to show proof of having had a single dose of a vaccine to enter gyms, fitness centres and casinos. After
A fire at a log yard in northeastern B.C. continues to burn this morning after it was spotted Thursday afternoon. At approximately 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, employees at the West Fraser mill in Chetwynd, B.C., noticed a fire burning among logs where they are stored, according to an email from a West Fraser spokesperson. The company says firefighters, including those from the Chetwynd Volunteer Fire Department, remain on site and air support is currently being used to help extinguish the fire. West
Countries' latest pledges to cut emissions would fail to avert catastrophic climate change, the United Nations said on Friday, as pressure grows on polluters including China and India to set more ambitious targets before the COP26 summit in November. The U.N. COP26 conference aims to secure more ambitious climate action from the nearly 200 countries who signed the 2015 Paris Agreement and agreed to try to limit human-caused global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. A U.N. analysis on Friday said that under countries' current pledges, global emissions would be 16% higher in 2030 than they were in 2010 - far off the 45% reduction by 2030 that scientists say is needed to stave off disastrous climate change.
New Brunswick has updated its COVID-19 public school guidelines, including banning unvaccinated students 12 and older from sports, and is asking parents to drive bused students, if possible, as case counts continue to spike across the province. The changes, less than two weeks into the school year, come as Public Health announced 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, putting the total active case count at 370. The province's previous peak for active cases was 348 on Jan. 25. Seventeen people are h
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump's presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job. In his first public comments on the conversations, Gen. Mark Milley said such calls are “routine” and were done "to reassure both allies and adversaries in this case in order to ensure strategic stability.” The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke to The Asso
ARVIAT, Nunavut — Schools were closed Friday in Arviat, Nunavut, after a presumptive case of COVID-19 was reported in a school-aged student in the community. Nunavut's chief public officer wouldn't say how old the infected student is, but added that neither the pupil nor family have travelled recently. Dr. Michael Patterson said that means the student was infected by someone outside the household. As a result, restrictions were tightened in the community of about 3,000, with mandatory masking an
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawyer and former lawmaker in West Virginia has filed notice that he again intends to sue Gov. Jim Justice over his residency. Isaac Sponaugle sent Justice a 30-day intent to sue notice Thursday for the governor's alleged failure to comply with a March 1 settlement agreement to reside at the seat of government in Charleston, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. “Jim Justice needs to decide what he wants to do with his time,” Sponaugle said. “He’s a part-time governor,
(Reuters) -Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told an all-hands meeting of employees on Friday he planned to discuss U.S. immigration policy with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas later in the day, according to a source familiar with the meeting. During the meeting, Cook also told employees that a recent U.S. court decision in an antitrust case brought by "Fortnite" creator Epic Games hand resulted in a victory for Apple in nine out of 10 counts, the source said. The ruling amounted to "one or two sentences scratched out of an agreement" between Apple and developers on the App Store, the source cited Cook as saying.