KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is now the only candidate to host the 2027 Asian Cup after India’s soccer federation withdrew its bid on Monday. Preparing for the month-long tournament can let Saudi Arabia show its soccer hosting ambitions to FIFA, which is seeking bidders for the 2030 World Cup and future editions of a revamped Club World Cup. The Asian Football Confederation said the Saudi Arabian bid will be the only one presented to congress members for approval. That will be at a
For children of colour in Ottawa, Black Santa Claus is coming to town. Or rather, he came to the Lenz Studio in Nepean Saturday and Sunday, offering parents an opportunity to buy professional photos of their children posed on the knee of a Santa who looks like them. "I always cheekily said I will only do Santa photos if there's a Black Santa," said Mila Olumogba, organizer of The Black Santa Experience. Olumogba's mother has collected Black Santa figurines for decades, since she found the first
TORONTO — It's that much harder for celebrities to escape the glare of the spotlight when social media has given them a direct line to the public's adoration — and acrimony. The online overexposure has driven some A-listers to go on social media hiatus or log off permanently in the name of preserving their mental health. "Spider-Man" star Tom Holland told his tens of millions of followers on Instagram last summer that reading about himself online is "very detrimental to my mental state." His onl
Halton police have identified the victim of a suspicious fire on Nov. 27 in Burlington. Police and fire services responded to a report of a vehicle on fire near Dundas Street West and Tremaine Road at about 3:30 a.m. After putting it out, emergency crews found a body in the vehicle. Jerwin Belmonte, 31, was killed in the fire, police announced Monday. He recently moved to Toronto from Edmonton and was last seen alive by Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue East on Nov. 26. Halton police say anyone w
From gingerbread cookie decorating to Christmas carols and storytelling with Mrs. Claus, hundreds of families gathered at ATCO Park in Calgary this weekend to celebrate all things winter and raise donations for two charities. Organized by Rümi, ATCO's home solutions company, this is the first year Winter Wonderfest has been held. All proceeds from tickets, which were sold for a minimum of $5, went directly to Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. The festival also collected new unwrapped toys f
The Spotify Wrapped social media trend is helping some Canadian musicians receive a boost, by reminding fans of the tunes they loved that year.
An Ontario woman and her husband faced a nightmare scenario when their hospital temporarily shut down its birthing unit the night she went into labour, and two other hospitals didn’t have room for her.
KYIV (Reuters) -A drone attack on an airfield in Russia's Kursk region set fire to an oil storage tank, a governor said on Tuesday, a day after Russia accused Ukraine of audacious drone attacks on two military airfields deep inside Russian territory. Roman Starovoyt, the governor of the Kursk region bordering Ukraine, said on the Telegram messaging app there were no casualties from the attack and the fire was "localised".
Global stocks and Treasury prices fell on Monday as new evidence of a strong U.S. economy raised fears that interest rates will stay higher for longer, eclipsing China's easing of pandemic restrictions. U.S. services industry activity unexpectedly picked up in November, with employment rebounding, in the latest sign of underlying economic momentum that could keep the Federal Reserve on alert to tighten policy further as it fights high inflation. Yields, which move inversely to a bond's price, shot higher after the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its non-manufacturing PMI increased to 56.5 last month from 54.4 in October, which was the lowest reading since May 2020.
Belarusians make up one of the most prominent contingents of foreign fighters in Ukraine. Here’s why they’re fighting and what they hope to achieve for Belarus as well as Ukraine.
Four people have been arrested after a string of copper-wire thefts in Fredericton and Oromocto, RCMP said Monday. Since September, the thefts in the Fredericton and Oromocto areas have amounted to more than $1.4 million in losses suffered by households, businesses and government departments, the RCMP said in a news release. The repeated thefts have left residents without some TV, internet and phone services for varying periods of time. Bell Aliant said the system had suffered four significant o
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American success in the men's World Cup remains a dream. The U.S. team looked better this year, but the results were the same as in 2010 and 2014. The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 following a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday. “We’ve shown that we can compete with top-tier teams and we just want to change the narrative because we think, obviously, over the past years we haven’t gotten enough respect for U.S. soccer and for the way that we play,” midfiel
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford marked the opening of Canada's first full-scale electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ont. The federal government says the General Motors CAMI production plant, which was retooled to build the company's BrightDrop all-electric vehicle brand, is expected to manufacture 50,000 electric vehicles by 2025.
The 2022 inductees speak about what it's like being recognized.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Spain coach Luis Enrique gave his team a unique assignment following a penalty shootout loss to Italy at last year's European Championship. “I told my players they have homework ahead of the World Cup. You need to take at least 1,000 penalties with your club,” Luis Enrique recounted Monday. “We can’t just work on it in our training camp with the national team.” While Spain is hoping it won’t come down to a shootout against Morocco in the round of 16 on Tuesday, at least the te
The World Cup has helped another young Canadian move abroad. Midfielder Ismael Kone is leaving CF Montreal for England's Watford, becoming the second member of Canada's World Cup squad to switch teams since leaving Qatar. Watford, which plays in England's second-tier Championship, said the 20-year-old Kone will join the club Jan. 1 on a 4 1/2-year contract. Watford, whose honorary life president is Elton John, currently sits fourth in the Championship at 9-6-6. Kone follows former Montreal teamm
Meanwhile, Russia continues to move troops to the front line - dashing hopes that Moscow intends to de-escalate the conflict.View on euronews
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency. The court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a case from North Carolina, where Republican efforts to draw congressional districts heavily in their favor were blocked by a Democratic majority on the state Supreme Court because the GOP map vio
Excitement was in the air in downtown St. John's on Sunday for the annual Christmas parade. Kids and parents lined the streets, some eagerly camped out in collapsible chairs hours ahead of time, reusable bags filled with donations for the food drive close at hand. "We're going to wait for the Santa parade," said Quinn Graham, one of the many children who arrived on the parade route early. "It's going to happen." A shopkeeper peeked out of his store and smiled at the gathering crowds, his ceramic
Thousands of solar panels are set to reach their two-decade lifespan in the coming years, but one Alberta group is aiming to keep some of those panels out of the landfill. Canada could pile up 800,000 tonnes of expired solar panels by 2050, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. The Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) is preparing for the wave of expired panels and has launched a pilot project to try to keep them in use. ARMA has already recovered close to 700 over the