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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday urged Greek Cypriots and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to resume talks on reunifying the Mediterranean island nation, saying threats and shows of force were only prolonging the “terrible laceration” its people have endured for nearly a half-century. A weary-looking Francis made the appeal as he arrived in the ethnically divided Cypriot capital at the start of a five-day visit that will also take him to Greece, a similarly Orthodox majority country
VANCOUVER — Flood warnings were issued Wednesday for several major rivers in British Columbia as a federal scientist says record-setting rainfall and alpine temperatures are consistent with climate change. Armel Castellan, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, said fall's floods on the heels of summer's extreme heat is in line with expected trends. "Unfortunately, this is consistent with what climate change has been projecting for all parts of Canada, i
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Thursday: ENGLAND With Ralf Rangnick awaiting his work visa following his appointment as Manchester United's interim manager on Monday, Michael Carrick will lead the team into its Premier League game at home to Arsenal. Carrick has done well in his stint in temporary charge after the firing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with United beating Villarreal in the Champions League and drawing at Chelsea in the Premier League. Arsenal will start the match five
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Andre Blake shook his head at the photo that captured the Jamaican goalie carried off the pitch on the shoulders of his Philadelphia Union teammates. Blake was swooped up by the Union after stopping two penalty kicks that ushered the franchise straight into easily the biggest game in its Major League Soccer history — Sunday’s Eastern Conference final against New York City FC. Blake’s Instagram photos and stories this week were loaded with action shots and Union players mobbed
The International Energy Agency report provides an analysis of renewable energies and forecasts their trends from 2021 to 2026.
The poll also found that 46% of citizens in North Macedonia believe the virus is being sprayed by aeroplanes.View on euronews
Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. (Dec. 2)
MONTREAL — Quebec isn't planning to open eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine boosters to younger adults just yet, despite rising case counts, Premier François Legault said Thursday. Legault was asked whether his government intended to follow the lead of Ontario and Alberta, both of which announced they would lower the age of eligibility for third shots. The premier told a news conference in Quebec City that he's listening to the province's public health officials, who have told him boosters aren't
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has interviewed about 250 people so far, its chairman said Thursday, a staggering pace over just five months as lawmakers work to compile the most comprehensive account yet of the violent attack and plan to hold public hearings next year. Members and staff have conducted the interviews in private, and most witnesses have appeared voluntarily. The committee has subpoenaed more than 40 people, and lawmakers say that only
Canada has expanded the list of countries from which travellers are banned and will require everyone arriving from anywhere except the U.S. to take a COVID-19 and isolate upon arrival over concerns about the omicron variant, which is already in at least four provinces.
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it has retracted a ban on new incoming international flight bookings to defend against the new variant of the coronavirus only a day after the policy was announced, following criticisms that it was an overreaction. The transport ministry on Wednesday issued a request to international airlines to stop taking new reservations for flights coming into Japan until the end of December as an emergency precaution to defend against the new omicron variant. The ministry said Thursd
Paolo Sorrentino's films can be overwrought, grotesque and uneven but they are rarely not alive. His latest, “The Hand of God,” is a catalog of wonders — of miracles both banal and eternal. The glittering night vista of the Naples harbor. The soft thump of a motorboat across the water. The naked body of a beautiful woman sunbathing. Sorrentino's Oscar-winning masterpiece, “The Great Beauty,” too, was crowded with awe and sensation as it rambled around Rome. In “The Hand of God,” which Netflix op
MPs shared a moment of solidarity after unanimously passing a bill that would ban conversion therapy, a practice meant to to change an individual's sexual orientation.
TORONTO — Medical leave taken by Ontario Provincial Police officers with post-traumatic stress disorder is contributing significantly to understaffing at detachments across the province and affecting service levels, the auditor general has found. In her annual report released Wednesday, Bonnie Lysyk said that in 2020 more than 1,000 front-line constable positions were vacant – about a quarter of all such positions in the OPP. There are several types of leave, Lysyk noted, including parental leav
BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to stand up to hatred, at a military ceremony Thursday bidding her farewell after 16 years in office. Merkel was honored with a traditional military musical performance and march in front of almost all the country's political elite — save for the far-right Alternative for Germany, who weren't invited. “Our democracy also lives from the fact that wherever hatred and violence are seen as a legitimate means of pursuing one's interest
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Some Elections Canada workers say they still haven't been paid in full for their work in the 2021 election, more than two months after voters went to the polls. Martin Meredith, a retiree in Oshawa, Ont., said this is the second time he's had to wait weeks for Elections Canada to pay money it owed him for work at an advanced polling station. Back in 2019, Meredith said he wasn't paid for three months. "Unless something is addressed, I won't do it again. I will not wait for three months to be pai
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TORONTO — A man accused in the death of a Toronto police officer is seeking to partially lift a publication ban on his case in order to address what his lawyer has called a "misleading" narrative. Umar Zameer has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Const. Jeffrey Northrup. The 55-year-old officer died on July 2 after being struck by a vehicle as he was responding to a report of a robbery in a parking lot at Toronto City Hall. Justice Jill Copeland granted Zameer bail in Septem