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Al Jazeera 2022-01-20

US senators have scuppered President Joe Biden’s push to defend voting rights against what Democrats have framed as an all-out assault by conservative states targeting racial minorities. Faced with a blockade from Republicans in the upper house complaining of overreach by the federal government, the ruling Democrats were unable to push through the...

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the first shipment of an oral COVID-19 pill is making its way across Canada but is no substitute for vaccination against the rapidly spreading virus. The antiviral drug Paxlovid is meant to protect against hospitalization and death. Canada has purchased one million courses for delivery this year....

Canada deploys special forces to Ukraine – media

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Ottawa has reportedly sent elite troops to assist both Canadian diplomats and the Kiev government In addition to bolstering Ukrainian forces, the soldiers will help to “develop evacuation plans for Canadian diplomatic personnel in the event of a full-scale invasion," the...

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank

Stars and Stripes 2022-01-17

AMSTERDAM — A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in a bid to unravel one of World War II's enduring mysteries has reached what it calls the "most likely scenario" of who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank and her family. Their answer, outlined in a new book called "The Betrayal of Anne Frank A...

Pioneering US military pilot Charles McGee dies at 102

BBC News 2022-01-17

Charles McGee, a highly decorated American pilot who battled racism and segregation in the military, has died aged 102. He passed away in his sleep on Sunday morning, his family said. "He had his right hand over his heart and was smiling serenely," a statement read. A member of America's first all-black aviation unit, McGee flew more...

Pegasus spyware used in ‘jaw-dropping’ phone hacks on El Salvador journalists

The Guardian 2022-01-13

Citizen Lab finds that hacking of 35 journalists and civil society activists coincided with their investigations into allegations that President Nayib Bukele was negotiating a pact with gangs - Dozens of journalists and human rights defenders in El Salvador have been subjected to “jaw-dropping”...

Blinken: US still unsure who is behind Havana Syndrome cases

Al Jazeera 2022-01-13

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said Washington is still trying to get to the bottom of a mysterious illness that has affected US diplomats posted around the world, but does not yet know what causes the affliction or who is behind it. Blinken made the comments on Thursday as more reported cases of the mysterious neurological...

PM needs more info on Quebec's no-vax tax, Ottawa struggles to deliver rapid tests

North Shore News 2022-01-12

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he needs more information before he can say whether he supports Quebec’s anti-vaccination tax, as Ottawa struggled to make good on its promise to deliver COVID-19 rapid tests. Trudeau said Quebec has reassured the federal government that its plan to tax adult residents who are not vaccinated against...

Afghanistan crisis: Taliban expands 'food for work' programme

BBC News 2022-01-12

The Taliban has said it is expanding its "food for work" programme, in which donated wheat is used to pay tens of thousands of public sector workers. It comes as the United Nations (UN) has appealed for $4.4bn (£3.2bn) in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan. The UN says the funds are needed this year as more than half the country's...

Canada records more omicron in 40 days than all coronavirus cases in 2020

Anadolu Agency 2022-01-11

Canada has recorded more cases in the first 40-day course of the omicron coronavirus variant than in the first year of the pandemic. The omicron variant, first seen in Canada on Nov. 29, continues to...

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Bob Saget: US actor and comedian found dead aged 65

BBC News 2022-01-10

The US actor and comedian Bob Saget, best known for starring in the sitcom Full House, has died suddenly aged 65, law enforcement officials have said. The actor was found unresponsive by staff in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. Officers from...

Doubles win puts Canada into ATP Cup final against Spain

North Shore News 2022-01-08

SYDNEY (AP) — Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov qualified Canada for its first ATP Cup final on Saturday when they defeated Daniil Medvedev and Roman Safiullin 4-6, 7-5, 10-7 in doubles to complete a 2-1 win against Russia. Canada will play Spain in the final on Sunday. Medvedev and Safiullin had...

Quebec to Require 3 Doses for Vaccine Passport, Announces New Restrictions

The Epoch Times 2022-01-06

The Quebec government is warning Quebecers that a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be required in order to maintain a valid...

Canada, Other Nations Vow Action Against Iran Over Reparations for Downed Jet

The Algemeiner 2022-01-06

Canada, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine on Thursday said they had abandoned efforts to talk to Tehran about reparations for an airliner downed by Iran and would try to settle the matter according to international law. Most of the 176 people...

China's Xian airport suspended international passenger flights from Jan 5

Reuters 2022-01-06

BEIJING, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The northwestern Chinese city of Xian suspended all international...

Most Canadians Opposed to Vaccine Passports, Says Internal Government Polling

The Epoch Times 2022-01-05

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Trudeau and Tam to hold first federal update on COVID-19 of the new year

North Shore News 2022-01-05

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam will join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning for the first federal COVID-19 update of the new year. The update follows Trudeau's phone call yesterday with B.C....

Canada pledges $31.5 billion to compensate indigenous children taken from families

France24 2022-01-05

Canada announced on Tuesday two agreements totalling C$40 billion ($31.5...

Canada: C$107M Awarded to Families of Airliner Downed by Iran

Tolo News 2022-01-04

Retuers - A court in Ontario, Canada, has awarded C$107 million ($83.94 million), plus interest, to the families of six people who died when the Iranian Revolutionary Guards downed a Ukraine International Airlines plane near Tehran two years ago. Iran shot down the airliner in January 2020. All 176 people onboard were killed, including 55...

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File - First Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters, rear center, addresses the media during a press conference on the Madeleine McCann case at the public prosecutor's office in Braunschweig, Germany, Thursday, June 4, 2020. A German man has been identified as a suspect in the case of a 3-year-old British girl who disappeared 13 years ago while on a family holiday in Portugal.

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The Guardian 2022-01-19
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FILE - A Ryanair plane with registration number SP-RSM, that was carrying Belarus opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich from Athens to Vilnius and was diverted to Minsk, Belarus, after a bomb threat, lands at the International Airport outside Vilnius, Lithuania, on May 23, 2021

US charges four Belarus officials with aircraft piracy over flight diversion

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