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A family of four was found frozen to death near the Manitoba-U.S. border in what American police say was part of a human smuggling attempt.
CALGARY — A Calgary family was terrorized on the weekend in what police are calling a violent home invasion gone wrong. Police say two men entered a home Sunday armed with a semi-automatic rifle and taser then uttered threats and harmed two members of the family before realizing they had targeted the wrong house. They say the men had restrained the two adults with zip ties and duct tape and tased them multiple times while confining four children in a separate room. Police say the men demanded mo
Total and Chevron said that the abuses had worsened since the military overthrew the civilian government in a coup last February.View on euronews
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort to repair laws Donald Trump exploited in his bid to overturn the 2020 election. Though their bid to dramatically rewrite U.S. election law failed during a high-stakes Senate floor showdown late Wednesday, Democrats insisted their brinksmanship has made the new effort possible, forcing Republicans to
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — This season was supposed to be Diego Simeone’s chance to firmly establish Atlético Madrid as Spain’s top team and cap his incredibly successful decade as its coach. While Barcelona lost Lionel Messi and Real Madrid had to replace coach Zinedine Zidane, Atlético strengthened its championship squad with the return of Antoine Griezmann and the signing of attacking players Rodrigo de Paul and Matheus Cunha. It looked like the perfect scenario to repeat as Spanish league champ
The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the school (Jan. 19)
The bill, passed in a vote of 82 to 37 with three abstentions on Tuesday, will come into force if it is signed into law by President Gitanas Nausėda.View on euronews
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden launched into his second year in office Thursday with a new focus on making fatigued Americans believe they’re better off under his leadership as he embraces a pared-back agenda before the midterm elections. The persistence of the coronavirus, rising inflation and congressional gridlock have exacted a bitter toll on Biden’s approval rating and threaten a midterm routing for his party, but the president sees no need for a major shift in direction. Instead, Bi
P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says the federal government could step in to help if COVID-19 cases become unmanageable in the province. The premier told Power & Politics host Nil Köksal Wednesday night that there are contingency plans in place for different scenarios as P.E.I. looks ahead in this wave of the pandemic. "When we look beyond our borders, we know there could be help there," King said. "Whether it's through the army or other measures." "Right now, we are not in that need yet. We are hope
Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard will remain in custody after a Toronto judge denied him bail on charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement. Nygard, who once ran his international fashion business from Winnipeg, is charged with six counts of sexual assault and three of forcible confinement related to six people in Toronto. Ontario justice of the peace John Scarfe denied Nygard's request for bail Wednesday during a virtual hearing, which Nygard attended over Zoom from the Toronto South D
TORONTO — The sex assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard is set to begin in May after it was postponed multiple times due to COVID-19 restrictions. The trial, which will be heard by a jury, is now scheduled to start May 2 and continue until early June. Hoggard, the frontman for the band Hedley, was initially set to stand trial in January of last year but it was postponed by several months, and then again to this month. The trial was delayed again because new jury trials have been put o
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The iconic Basilica of St. John the Baptist could be sold off, as the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John's deals with insolvency. That's according to new court filings which shed more light on how the corporation plans to address liabilities related to historic sexual abuse cases. Proceedings moved to the courtroom Thursday, where a judge was asked to approve the pending sale of a monastery, and begin the process of figuring out the fate of millions raised through a Chase the Ace f
PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Jean Castex says a new COVID-19 pass will go into effect Monday, severely restricting the public lives of those who refuse to get inoculated by banning them from domestic flights, restaurants, sports events and other venues. “(The pass) ... is necessary if we want to preserve and increase our vaccination coverage in the event of new variants,” Castex said Thursday. The so-called vaccine pass “clearly puts constraints on the unvaccinated,” he added. As of Monday
MILAN (AP) — Both AC Milan and Juventus have recent bad memories of San Siro ahead of their eagerly-anticipated Serie A match at the iconic stadium on Sunday. Juventus lost the Italian Super Cup to Inter Milan last week, when Alexis Sánchez scored the winner with the last kick of the match at the end of extra time. Milan’s last match at its home stadium was on Monday when a refereeing error cost it dearly in a dispiriting 2-1 loss to relegation-threatened Spezia. “It’s hard to lose like that. It
Oil prices fell on Friday, pressured by an unexpected rise in U.S. crude and fuel inventories while investors took profits after the global benchmarks touched seven-year highs this week. Brent crude futures were down $1.55, or 1.7%, at $86.83 a barrel by 1214 GMT. A day earlier the global benchmark hit a seven-year high of $89.50.
A man from Surrey has been arrested and charged for the attempted murder of a Langley man one year ago. Chad Stewart, 42, has been charged with attempted murder, discharge of a firearm with intent to injure and possession of a firearm while prohibited. Langley RCMP responded to calls of a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in an underground parkade in the 5600 block of 201A Street in Langley City, shortly after midnight on Jan. 18, 2021. He was taken to hospital in critical condition. La
European countries are starting to loosen their COVID-19 restrictions with Britain at the front of the pack despite the presence of some staggeringly high case numbers and concern from experts that it’s too soon.
People may reconsider their reasons for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 after the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant, says infectious diseases physician Dr. Lisa Barrett.
IQALUIT, Nunavut — The City of Iqaluit shut down its water treatment plant Wednesday after the water was contaminated last week with fuel for the second time. The city said a breach in the system is suspected to have caused residents to smell fuel in their water, with breaches detected last week and Wednesday. The city said it is using a bypass system to pump water to residents instead and the entire territorial capital is now under a precautionary boil water advisory. Nunavut's health departmen