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China is criticizing a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken that focused on relations between the world's top two economic powers
China's foreign minister signed a deal with Samoa on Saturday to strengthen diplomatic relations, while Australia's new leader said he had a "comprehensive plan" for the Pacific, as Beijing and Canberra continued rival campaigns to woo the region. China is building on a security pact it recently signed with Solomon Islands, which has alarmed the United States and its allies such as Australia as they fear a stepped-up military presence by Beijing.
The shooting massacre at a Texas elementary has spurred renewed calls, especially from Republicans, for more investment in school security
When Steve Hamre wanted to play a song on guitar but didn't know the notes, he just had to dial up his friend Rob Hayami for help. "I'd call him up and say 'Hey Rob, listen to this song, what are the chords?'" the 50-year-old recalled. "He had an ear for music. He could play anything." He smiled as he said it, but for the past few days, Hamre has found songs he hears on the radio bring a bitter reminder that his good friend is gone. Friends of the 49-year-old Ottawa man say he was a victim of th
The woman had gone inside to buy a few items, witnesses said.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy on Saturday conducted another test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military's long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine. The Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate of the Northern Fleet in the White Sea launched the Zircon cruise missile in the Barents Sea, successfully hitting a practice target in the White Sea about 1,000 kilometers (540 nautical miles) away. The launch was the latest in a series of tests of
Premiers in Saskatchewan and Alberta say the federal government is ignoring their calls for a sit down meeting to discuss an increase to Canada's Health Transfer. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he's shocked by the lack of response.
West Point First Nation Chief Kenneth Cayen said he's starting conversations about relocating the 88-member community he leads to a more suitable area after flooding in May worsened its already severe housing crisis. Cayen said the First Nation, which is located in Hay River, N.W.T., is "overcrowded" with 15 homes on just four lots of land and he's started talking to the municipality about the possibility of moving. He also plans to broach the subject with Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs C
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by a lower court to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017 and deemed a 2011 law that allowed lengthy parole sentencing as unconstitutional. Canada's top court was adjudicating on the case challenging a 2020 decision by a Quebec court to lower Alexandre Bissonnette's parole eligibility to 25 years from the original sentence that required him to wait much longer for the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court said that such a punishment removes a realistic possibility of parole and called it "incompatible with human dignity."
A man shot dead by police after reports of a person with a rifle forced several schools into lockdown in Toronto Thursday in fact had a pellet gun, Ontario's police watchdog says. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) also says the man was 27. The watchdog agency said Friday that police were called to the scene just before 1 p.m. and located the man about 20 minutes later. He was pronounced dead at about 1:40 p.m. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said officers were called to the Port Union area
The family of Tara Niptanatiak is calling for an investigation after she was buried in a Calgary cemetery without their permission, because a spelling mistake in her last name prevented officials from notifying family about her death.
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Europe’s frantic search for alternatives to Russian energy has dramatically increased the demand — and price — for Norway's oil and gas. As the money pours in, Europe's second-biggest natural gas supplier is fending off accusations that it's profiting from the war in Ukraine. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who is looking to the Scandinavian country to replace some of the gas Poland used to get from Russia, said Norway's “gigantic” oil and gas profits are “indi
A sailboat that was late arriving from its destination in Lunenburg, N.S., has established communication with search parties confirming the crew is not in danger. The sailboat, Strange Situation, was scheduled to arrive in Lunenburg, N.S., on May 25 from Bermuda. In a tweet just before 9:30 p.m. AT on Friday, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax (JRCC Halifax) said Strange Situation updated its anticipated arrival time. JRCC Halifax said it would monitor Strange Situation's journey to
TORONTO — The Canadian Championship semifinals have been set for June 22 with defending champion CF Montreal playing at Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps hosting York United of the Canadian Premier League. Both games will kick off at 7 p.m. local time. The Montreal-Toronto matchup is a rematch of the 2021 final, won 1-0 by Montreal. Toronto and Montreal, which had byes to start, advanced by defeating HFX Wanderers 2-1 and Forge FC 3-0, respectively. The Whitecaps dispatched two CPL teams in
The provincial government has issued an alert for blue-green algae, the first of the season for Nova Scotia. Environment and Climate Change reported in a news release Saturday that a blue-green algae bloom was reported in a stream between Shubenacadie-Grand Lake and Fish Lake. The algae produces toxins that can cause illness in humans and be fatal to pets, according to Elizabeth Kennedy, director of the water branch. "We want to get the message out there that when people have a potential of touc
The parents of a 19-year-old who died at a Halifax hospital last year are taking legal action against the emergency room doctors who, they say, failed to recognize he had meningitis and provided improper care. In a statement of claim filed at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on May 19, Norrie and Kari Matthews allege Dr. Nicholas Sowers and Dr. Ryan Henneberry breached their duties of care "in failing to provide timely and appropriate care" to their son, Kai Matthews, who developed a high fever
Creating a safe space for difficult conversations. That's what Josie Nepinak, executive director of the Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society in Calgary, was hoping to nurture at a two-day community engagement conference with Calgary police this week. "The whole purpose is to open a dialogue, to create a shared path of reconciliation on the issues that are specific to [the] Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls national report," Nepinak said. The 2019 report called on the government and polic
Forecasters expect Agatha to make landfall on Monday as a category two hurricane.
Fort McMurray may be getting overnight child care, and business owners and parents say it could be a good move for the community, which has a high population of shift workers. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo approved a public hearing for a bylaw that would amend the land use bylaw related to child care facilities. Currently, under the definition of Child Care Facilities in the Child Care bylaw, child care centres are not allowed to offer overnight accommodation. The amended bylaw would
A 22-year-old man accused of intentionally driving into a pedestrian earlier this month now faces a second-degree murder charge, Prince Albert police say. Allan Andres, 31, died on Thursday from injuries he suffered after being hit by a vehicle on May 18, according to police. On Friday, Rajdeepsinh Bihola, 22, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, a news release from the Prince Albert Police Service said. Officers were called to the 800 Block of 15 Street E. — an area with several