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SYDNEY (Reuters) -All fully-vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to leave the country without a special exemption from Nov. 1, authorities said on Wednesday, as Australia eases coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in vaccination rates. Many of these are now expected to return after Sydney and Melbourne ended quarantine rules for inoculated travelers from Nov. 1. Other cities, mostly virus-free, are expected to ease their border rules once they reach higher vaccination rates.
Belgian PM Alexander De Croo told Euronews that they would only give booster jabs to those who are vulnerable to COVID-19 as healthcare workers in some countries are not yet vaccinated.View on euronews
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday that the expectation of Pope Francis' visit to Canada is that the "Holy Father present full and complete apology to Indigenous peoples on the territory in Canada." He said he'd also like to see a "full, complete recognition of the harm caused by the residential schools operated by the Catholic churches, saying it would be a step towards reconciliation.
Defence Minister Anita Anand says the fact she’s a woman is just one factor among many that she brings to bear in her new post, which has not been held by a woman since 1993. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says Canadians are telling the government it must do more on climate change, and Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is stressing the link between physical and mental health.
As little as 15 minutes a day of brisk walking could help many women who struggle with postpartum depression, a study from a Canadian university says, though some severe cases may still require traditional medical care. The study from Western University, published Wednesday by the Journal of Women's Health, analyzed data from five research projects involving 242 participants and found that walking resulted in clinically significant reductions in postpartum depression symptoms. Researchers say th
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The U.S. special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights said the decision brings the government documents in line with the “lived reality” that there is a wider spectrum of human sex characteristics than is reflected in the previous two designations.View on euronews
Citing continued community transmission of COVID-19 in Behchokǫ̀, Dr. Kami Kandola, the territory's chief public health officer, said she is extending the containment order for the community until Nov. 8. It had been scheduled to be lifted on Oct. 29. Kandola said in a news release she made the decision after consulting with local leadership. "Extending the public health order is a difficult decision that must be made as this slow burn of COVID-19 throughout Behchokǫ̀ puts the surrounding commun
Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine could start to be used in children and teens in the United States within weeks, its chief executive said in an interview ahead of the Reuters Total Health conference, which will run virtually from Nov. 15-18. Moderna CEO Staphane Bancel said based on dialogue with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, he believes his company's COVID-19 vaccine will be authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds in the next few weeks. Moderna plans to apply for separate U.S. regulatory clearance in children ages 6 through 11 "very soon," Bancel said, adding that he is hopeful that age group could start receiving Moderna's shots by the end of this year.
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OTTAWA (Reuters) -The Bank of Canada signaled on Wednesday it could hike interest rates as soon as April 2022 and said inflation would stay above target through much of next year, due to higher energy prices and supply bottlenecks. The central bank held its key overnight interest rate at 0.25%, as expected, and said it was ending its bond-buying program, citing Canada's robust economic growth, high COVID-19 vaccination rates, and strong employment gains. "We now expect slack to be absorbed sooner, and that signals that we will be considering raising interest rates sooner than we previously thought," Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem told reporters in Ottawa after the rate decision.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan again struggled in a 1-0 win that saw it move three points clear at the top of Serie A on Tuesday. Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the match in the 14th minute to help Milan move clear of second-place Napoli, which hosts Bologna on Thursday. The Rossoneri were still dealing with an injury crisis, but defender Theo Hernández was fit for a place on the bench after recovering from the coronavirus. Milan was the only team in the top six in Serie A to win over the weekend
Justin Trudeau says he aims to lead the Liberals the next time Canadians head to the polls, as he undertook a major cabinet overhaul aimed at quickly delivering on his top priorities during his third term as prime minister. He defended Harjit Sajjan even as he shuffled him to international development and selected former procurement minister Anita Anand to lead the fight against military sexual misconduct as defence minister.
Every day, Crown attorneys in Nova Scotia walk into work with the "Jordan ticker" on their mind, as they sift through cases — from homicide to sexual assault — and try to determine which are at risk of being dropped. The number is alarmingly high, with 1,046 pending cases currently over the so-called Jordan threshold in provincial court — a 187 per cent increase from 364 cases in 2020. In Nova Scotia Supreme Court, there are 68 criminal matters currently over the threshold, an increase of 84 per
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union raised the stakes Wednesday in a standoff with Poland over judicial independence and the primacy of EU law, with the bloc's top court fining Poland $1.2 million a day to prevent what it called “serious and irreparable harm” to the EU's legal order and values. The European Court of Justice imposed the penalty after a weeklong war of words in which Poland told the EU to stay out of its judicial affairs while other EU nations insisted that Warsaw could not continu
The City of Charlottetown is implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. As of Nov. 30, all city employees, council members, volunteer firefighters, other volunteers, students and contractors will be required to be fully vaccinated. The policy will also be in place for other people working at city-owned facilities. Additionally, visitors to city facilities, public meetings, town halls, council meetings or other indoor city events will be required to show their proof of full vaccination
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A cyberattack crippled gas stations across Iran on Tuesday, leaving angry motorists stranded in long lines. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which rendered useless the government-issued electronic cards that many Iranians use to buy subsidized fuel at the pump. It bore similarities to another attack months earlier that seemed to directly challenge Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the country's economy buckles under Amer
A federal government mistake led to the circulation of the names, emails and sometimes even photos of hundreds of stranded Afghans trying to escape the Taliban.
A caribou coat from northern Quebec is on its way back home from a museum in Bristol, England, where it has been since the 1830s or 40s. Decorated caribou coats were used by Cree, Innu, Naskapi and Montagnais hunters and in ceremonies from 1700 to the 1930s. The coats were believed to have spiritual powers that could help hunters have a good harvest and were often traded with or taken by outsiders. "It's an honour to receive it here," said Minnie Coonishish, the executive director of the Aanisch
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sending a signal that combating climate change and transforming Canada's economy will fall to more than just one department in his government, say environmental groups. Jonathan Wilkinson was shuffled from environment to natural resources in a cabinet shakeup Tuesday and Steven Guilbeault moved to environment after spending the last two years as minister of heritage. Wilkinson, whose background before politics was as the CEO of multiple clean technology