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NATO defence ministers are set to agree a new master plan on Thursday to defend against any potential Russian attack on multiple fronts, reasserting a bid to deter Moscow despite the alliance's new focus on China, diplomats and officials said. The strategy, which is confidential, goes beyond existing regional defence plans and aims to prepare for any simultaneous attack in the Baltic and Black Sea regions, possibly including nuclear weapons, hacking of computer networks or from space. Russia denies any war-like intentions and says it is NATO that risks destabilising Europe with such preparations.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Republican lawmakers in Tennessee blocked a policy to ease up on low-level marijuana cases, Nashville's top prosecutor decided on a workaround: He just didn't charge anyone with the crime. Meanwhile, in Georgia, the Gwinnett County solicitor vowed not to punish anyone for the crime of distributing food or water to voters in line. Tampa’s chief prosecutor says a law that allows law enforcement to detain protesters until their court date is “an assault on our democracy
Record-sized hailstones fell across Australia's east coast this week, with ice pellets larger than grapefruits lashing residents in parts of Queensland, the country's metereology bureau said on Wednesday. A thunderstorm struck the Yalboroo area north of Mackay, 954 km (593 miles) north of Brisbane on Monday, bringing record-sized hailstones measuring 16 cm (6.3 inches) in diameter, the Bureau of Metereology (BOM) said. Video obtained by Reuters also showed vehicles and buildings at an industrial site in the Gold Coast being pelted by hail on Monday, with a man picking up one hailstone the size of a golf ball and showing it to the camera.
New data suggests teen vaping has returned to pre-pandemic levels in Canada, raising concerns that a new generation is becoming addicted to nicotine and Health Canada is not acting quickly enough to curb it.
A small change in how the Missaguash River flows resulted in a tiny parcel of land in New Brunswick permanently ending up in Nova Scotia.
One person is dead after a crash between a motorcycle and a truck in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday evening. Richmond RCMP say the collision happened at about 5:30 p.m. PT in the 21000 block of Westminster Highway. Police have not released any further information about what happened and say the investigation is still in the preliminary stages. Investigators asked drivers to avoid the area Tuesday night. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call RCMP at 604-278-1212.
The gargantuan stone broke a record that had been set only last year in the same state.
BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) -Poland's prime minister came under repeated criticism during a tense debate in the European Parliament on Tuesday, with the EU's chief executive telling Warsaw that its challenge to the supremacy of EU law would not go unpunished. Poland's relations with the European Union, already badly strained, took a big knock last week when its Constitutional Tribunal ruled that elements of EU law were incompatible with the Polish constitution.
In a response to a question from the media, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells a news conference in Kamloops, B.C., Monday that all documents related to residential schools have been submitted to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. However, the centre told Global News that is "not accurate."
P.E.I. is lowering the age for people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at pharmacies, in an effort to get more young people vaccinated. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison made the announcement at a briefing on the pandemic Tuesday. "Our rates of full vaccination are among the highest in the country, and we will continue to stress the importance of immunization in the younger age groups," said Morrison. "Right now, our rates in the under-40 age groups are too low, especially the 20- t
Joe Biden's legislative ambitions are undergoing a severe haircut — with bits of his agenda being snipped, chopped and dropped. He took office with a transformative program touching climate change, health care, child policy, immigration and taxes. He's still urgently trying to push through changes on these fronts and will be in Pennsylvania today promoting them. But a cold political reality has set in. Biden lacks the congressional super-majorities of past transformative liberal presidents Frank
COVID vaccinations for children aged five to eleven could soon be available in Canada after Pfizer-BioNTech requested an approval from Health Canada for their vaccine. Ontario is meeting to determine how that rollout will look. Morganne Campbell has more on this.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Tesla Inc has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office to slash import taxes on electric vehicles before it enters the market, four sources told Reuters, ratcheting up demands that faced objections from some Indian automakers. Tesla wants to begin selling imported cars in India this year but says taxes in the country are among the highest in the world. Tesla executives, including its head of policy in India, Manuj Khurana, took the company's demands to Modi's officials last month in a closed-door meeting, arguing that the taxes were too high, four sources familiar with the discussions said.
TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Que. — A paramedic who went to the home of a seven-year-old Granby, Que., girl who died in April 2019 told a trial Tuesday the girl was not breathing and didn't have a pulse when she arrived. Paramedic Kariane Royer was testifying at the murder trial of the child's stepmother at the courthouse in Trois-Rivières, Que. The girl was found in critical condition in her family home in Granby, about 80 kilometres east of Montreal, on April 29, 2019, and died a day later in hospital. Roy
In a secretly recorded video, a Saskatoon court heard Tuesday that Greg Fertuck showed undercover police how he claimed he killed his wife, Sheree, using a walking stick as a prop rifle in the demonstration, with one of the officers standing in as Sheree. "I'm going to get something for you," Fertuck is heard saying on the tape, which was played during his trial for first-degree murder in Court of Queen's Bench. He then describes how he retrieved his .22-calibre semi-automatic rifle from his tru
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved on Monday redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state. GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign off on the changes, which must reach his desk by Tuesday. Civil rights groups sued before Republican lawmakers were even done Monday. “Texas is using all the means at its disposal to prevent the inevitable c
Jyoti Gondek is to become Calgary's first female mayor and Edmonton voters have elected Amarjeet Sohi, the city's first mayor of South Asian origin.
FREDERICTON — Public health officials in New Brunswick are today reporting three more deaths related to COVID-19, along with 50 new cases of the disease. A resident in their 80s from the Campbellton region and two people 90 or older in the Moncton and Edmundston regions have died. Officials have also announced that starting Oct. 25, health-care workers and residents of First Nations communities will be able to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine booster dose if six months have passed since their se
There are serious questions about comments made by the prime minister during his visit with the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Nation in Kamloops on Monday. Trudeau was asked if all government documents related to residential schools have been turned over to the truth and reconciliation centre in Winnipeg. Neetu Garcha has more.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Ukraine on Tuesday, underlining Washington's support for the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity amid a tense standoff with Russia. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailed the U.S. as the country's “chief partner in security and defense” during a meeting with Austin. Austin emphasized that the U.S. and its allies remain committed to supporting Ukraine’s right to decide its own future foreign policy. “U.S. support