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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.
AKRON, Ohio — One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a former NFL player with a once-bright political future, cited his two young children for his decision and noted “the chaotic political environment that currently infects our country.” He is the first Latino to represent Ohio in Congress. “While my desir
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' health agency, which has repeatedly urged the world to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and other illnesses, on Friday declined to say how many of its own staffers have followed that advice. “We won’t have that because it’s confidential,” said Dr. Margaret Harris, a World Health Organization spokeswoman. Referring to United Nations personnel, U.N. Geneva spokeswoman Alessandra Vellucci said: “We don’t disclose this kind of information. It’s something that is said
A Waterloo region child under the age of 10 who had COVID-19 has died, the region's medical officer of health said Friday. In a media briefing, Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang said the child had underlying conditions. "This is a rare but tragic circumstance and a devastating reminder of the serious nature of this virus," Wang told reporters. There were no school related or child-care related exposures in this case, she said. This is the region's first COVID-related death in someone under the age of 10. A spoke
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr, Richard Powers and Lauren Groff are among this years nominees on the National Book Awards' fiction longlist, which also includes Honorée Fanonne Jeffers' epic debut novel “The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois,” already an Oprah Winfrey selection and finalist for the Kirkus Prize. Doerr's “Cloud Cuckoo Land” is his first novel since his Pulitzer Prize-winning “All the Light We Cannot See” and Powers' “Bewilderment” is his first book since the Pulitzer winning “The Ove
Firefighters in the US battled a large wildfire on Thursday which threatened ancient massive trees in California. (Sept. 17)
WARNING: This story contains content related to suicide. Shirley Fisher is five feet tall and 110 pounds, but feels 10 feet tall when she puts on her boxing gloves. Fisher came to Fredericton from Taiwan in 2009 and started working at a pizza shop. She and her husband wanted to start a family and had a little girl. During the pandemic, she lost her job, and her memories of childhood sexual abuse and trauma took over. "So what happened to me made me very suicidal," she said. "If I'm saying that I
The World Health Organization's chief looks set to run unopposed for a second term at the helm as tries to guide the world through its biggest health crisis in a century, sources said. However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lacks the support of his native Ethiopia due to friction over the Tigray conflict, the sources told Reuters. An Ethiopian former health minister from the Tigray region, Tedros became the WHO's first African director-general in 2017.
While not yet a provincial statutory holiday, the communities of Humboldt, Nipawin and Melfort have all designated the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a day off for municipal employees. This is following the federal government designating Sept. 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, as a statutory holiday for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day provides an opportunity for Canadians to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools through quiet reflection or
Ontario is reporting 795 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, with Waterloo Region announcing Friday that a child under 10 had died with the virus. Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, the region's medical officer of health, said the child had underlying health conditions and there were no school or child-care setting exposures related to the case. Wang said the death is a rare, tragic circumstance and a reminder of how serious the virus is. Premier Doug Ford shared condolences with the family on Friday. Ch
Calgary-based Arts Commons is implementing a new vaccination policy, and hoping to mark a return to in-person events as new health measures roll out to stop the spread of COVID-19. Starting Sept. 20, Arts Commons will require audience members to show proof of vaccination. Those who cannot be vaccinated can show a negative privately-bought COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. "We are trying to slowly crawl our way out of what has been a very difficult year for the arts and culture sector," says A
(Reuters) -Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says failure to raise the U.S. debt limit could lead to the unthinkable: a default on government payment obligations. If the impasse in Congress over the $28.5 trillion debt limit isn't resolved before an October deadline, what would the Federal Reserve - the backstop for U.S. financial markets as the lender of last resort - be prepared to do? As it turns out, Fed Chair Jerome Powell may already have something of a game plan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of a Washington protest planned for Saturday that aims to rewrite history about the violent January assault on the U.S. Capitol is hardly a household name. Matt Braynard worked as an analyst for the Republican Party, crunched data for a small election firm and later started a consulting business that attracted few federal clients, records show. He started a nonprofit after he was dismissed by Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign following several months on the job, but st
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday denied allegations that she pressured World Bank staff to alter data to favor China during her time as World Bank CEO, as the IMF's executive board launched a formal review of the matter. Georgieva used a previously scheduled meeting with the IMF's 2,700-strong staff to address findings contained in an independent report issued on Thursday on data irregularities in the World Bank's now-canceled "Doing Business" rankings of country business climates.
TURIN, Italy — Juventus reported a loss of 210 million euros ($250 million) for the 2020-21 financial year on Friday, attributed mainly to the pandemic’s effect on the transfer market and ticket sales. Revenue from player registration rights (transfer market) dropped 129 million euros (more than $150 million) from 2019-20, while ticket sales fell more than 41 million euros ($48 million) from the year before. While the drops were offset in part by a rise in TV rights income, overall losses were s
Workers in the province's public daycares will be walking off the job for a day next Friday. Earlier this week, 97 per cent of the 11,000 workers in Quebec's Centres de la petite enfance — commonly referred to as CPEs — voted in favour of a 10-day strike mandate. The vote sent an "extremely strong message to the government," according to a statement from the union federation that represents the workers. The federation also says the nine other days in the strike mandate will be used "at an opport
Perry Simon was holding up an eagle feather gifted by his great aunt when he asked the five major federal party leaders about whether they intend to make First Nations, Metis and Inuit languages part of the official languages of the country. “It’s a question that should’ve been asked, addressed and resolved decades ago,” said the Kanehsata’kehró:non. “If leaders have a plan, it needs to include Indigenous languages in Canada and Quebec.” On Wednesday, September 8, during the federal election Fre
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
Over the past decade, Mélanie Laurent has established herself as an accomplished film director. Yet four features and many accolades later, that fact may come as a surprise to many in the U.S. who still know her best for her acting — especially for playing Shosanna in “Inglorious Basterds.” But that’s poised to change soon. Her latest film, an adaptation of Victoria Mas’ 2019 novel “The Mad Women’s Ball,” is being made more widely available than any of her previous films, thanks to the reach of
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