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The United Arab Emirates may upgrade its defensive capabilities after missile attacks https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/uaes-defense-ministry-destroyed-2-houthi-ballistic-missiles-wam-2022-01-24 by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group, while continuing diplomacy with Tehran to reduce regional tensions, a senior UAE diplomat said. The Emirati envoy to the United Nations, Lana Nusseibeh, told CNN on Tuesday that UAE intelligence showed the two assaults - the first on the regional commercial and tourism hub - had originated from Yemen, and there was also a need to stem illicit flows of weapons and funds to the group.
Concerns about the City of Calgary's ability to build the Green Line LRT within its $5.5-billion budget arose Tuesday, when a city council committee heard from the project's team that factors such as cost escalation could put it at serious risk. The city had spent $706 million on the project's development as of Dec. 31, according to a recent financial summary. But Don Fairbairn, the chair of the Green Line board, told the city's executive committee in an update Tuesday morning that there are sti
ROME (AP) — The third round of voting by Italian lawmakers for a new Italian president ended inconclusively on Wednesday, sending political parties into yet more intense negotiations to come up with a viable candidate to replace President Sergio Mattarella, whose term expires next week. No party has yet put forward a serious candidate as they ran down the clock on voting rounds requiring an absolute majority. Beginning Thursday, a president can be elected with simple majority, or 505 votes, rais
Outspoken singer-songwriter Neil Young has given Spotify an ultimatum between streaming his music or continuing to distribute the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, known for featuring COVID-19 contrarians with confusing and dangerous views.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis has blamed a toll road operating company after drivers were forced to abandon cars due to the snow in Athens.View on euronews
Thompson says new film explores many layers of female sexuality. (Jan. 26)
Edmonton will spend $14 million to build a new above-ground parking lot at the Orange Hub, city council decided Thursday, despite a push from some councillors to explore more development options at the site. The existing parking lot at the city-owned centre at 100th Avenue and 156st Street needs to be demolished or permanently closed this year because of structural issues, a city report shows. The above-ground parking lot will include 181 spaces for vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles in a three-
In this special preview of Portugal's parliamentary election we shine a spotlight on the country's far-right Chega partyView on euronews
Highlights of Today in History: , Soviet troops liberate concentration camps; Paris peace accords are signed; Astonauts die on Apollo one;Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born;Composer Jerome Kern born
The number of Western monarch butterflies overwintering in California rebounded to more than 247,000 a year after fewer than 2,000 appeared, but the tally remains far below the millions that were seen in the 1980s. (Jan. 25)
PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman detained in Iran and hunger striking to protest his treatment has been sentenced to eight years in prison on what his lawyer insisted Tuesday are trumped up espionage and propaganda charges. Benjamin Brière, 36, was arrested in May 2020 after taking pictures in a desert area where photography is prohibited and asking questions on social media about Iran’s obligatory Islamic headscarf for women. Paris-based lawyer Philippe Valent said an Iranian revolutionary court has se
During the annual state of the university address, University of Windsor president Robert Gordon touched on how learning could develop after the pandemic, saying the institution should listen to student concerns regarding increasing accessibility to learning. "I'm truly hoping that the positive lessons that we've learned, how we've been able to kind of work through these really daunting challenges over the past 20 months, will build into how we as a university become a true leader in supporting
The U.S. Border Patrol faces major challenges monitoring a vast expanse of windblown farmland along the Canada-U.S. border, near where an Indian family of four was found dead last week. Agent Katy Siemer says the smuggling organizations don't care about migrants' safety — they only care about money.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked choice voting in general elections. The Alaska Supreme Court last week upheld the system, narrowly approved by voters in 2020. It calls for an open primary in which all candidates for a given race appear on the ballot, regardless of party affiliation, followed by ranked voting in the general election. No other state conducts its elections with thi
Advocates are renewing calls for new forms of emergency housing as the number of people turning up at a homeless shelter in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality rises. Suzi Oram-Aylward has spent time in Halifax working outreach with people who were living rough or experiencing homelessness. She now lives in Cape Breton, where she says there are fewer housing options. "One of the most frustrating things about the numbers here on the island is they're not that big," said Oram-Aylward. "This isn'
A Toronto non-profit has partnered with Natural Resources Canada to create a fund to make it easier for municipalities and agencies to build electric vehicle charging stations. The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) says the initiative, announced Tuesday, is being dubbed the "EV Station Fund" and will support the installation of up to 300 charging stations. "We have $2 million in new funding to be made available for a lot of groups across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area to build our electric vehicle c
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation by calling a Fox News reporter a vulgarity. The president was in the East Room of the White House on Monday for a meeting of his Competition Council, which is focused on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers deal with high prices. Reporters in the room shouted questions after Biden's remarks. Fox News' Peter Doocy asked Biden about inflation, which is at a nearly 40-year high and has hurt the presid
WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. A survey of a small segment of the land surrounding a former B.C. residential school has identified 93 sites of "potential human burials," according to representatives of a nearby First Nation. The chief and council of Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN) revealed on Tuesday preliminary findings of their investigation into St. Joseph's Mission Residential School and nearby Onward Ranch, based on a probe of 14 out of 470 hectare
LONDON (AP) — Premier League clubs must have a minimum of four positive coronavirus cases within their playing squad before requesting a postponement, according to new guidelines announced on Wednesday and taking effect next month. Previously, teams had to show they did not have 13 senior players plus a goalkeeper available before asking for a game to be postponed. That also took into account factors such as injuries and players being on international duty. There have been 22 postponements since
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy said Tuesday that it has discharged 23 active-duty sailors for refusing the coronavirus vaccine, marking the first time it has thrown currently serving sailors out of the military over the mandatory shots. The discharges came as the Navy released new COVID-19 guidance that requires all deployed sailors and air crew to be vaccinated, but relaxes some quarantine practices on ships based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Navy leaders