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Workers eradicate first nest of 'murder hornets' found in US

Los Angeles - Agricultural department workers wearing protective suits have eradicated the first nest of giant "murder hornets" discovered in the United States, vacuuming them out of a tree in Washington state.

Magician and debunker of the paranormal James Randi dies

Washington - Escape artist and magician James Randi, who spent decades investigating and debunking faith healers, mind readers, psychics and other fraudsters and charlatans who claimed paranormal powers has died, his foundation said. He was 92.

Iran vows to reveal 'detailed' data on plane probe: Kiev

Kiev - Ukraine said on Wednesday that Iran promised to reveal "detailed" information on the probe into a Kiev-bound passenger plane mistakenly shot down in January, after a fresh round of talks in Tehran.

China warns Canada against granting Hong Kongers sanctuary

Ottawa - A top Chinese diplomat warned Canada Thursday against granting asylum to Hong Kong democracy protesters, adding that doing so could jeopardize the "health and safety" of Canadians living in the southern Chinese financial hub.

Canada sees an alarming uptick in coronavirus case numbers

Ottawa - Although Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba lead the country in active COVID-19 cases, Canada's smaller provinces in the Prairie region and Atlantic Canada are also beginning to see an alarming uptick in numbers.

Trudeau slams China on human rights, 'coercive diplomacy'

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned China on Tuesday that its "coercive diplomacy," repressive measures in Hong Kong and detention of Uighur Muslims are counterproductive for itself and the rest of the world.

China bristles at Canada over duo detained on spy charges

Bejing - Beijing on Monday rubbished a Canadian charge that two of its citizens were being arbitrarily detained in China, instead accusing Ottawa of "double standards" over the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Canadian detained in China 'relieved' by virtual visit

Montr - One of the two Canadians that Ottawa says are held arbitrarily in China was "relieved" to get outside news via a virtual diplomatic visit and remains determined to come home, his wife said Sunday.

Airborne transmission of COVID-19 not part of Canada's guidelines

Canada's guidelines on how COVID-19 spreads still do not acknowledge the threat of infection through airborne transmission, despite other countries and international health organizations updating their stance on the issue.

Which is safer for the environment, paper or plastic bags?

Canada's government announced this week that a ban on plastic grocery bags will come into effect by the end of next year. The Environment Minister said that local stores would provide customers with alternatives, like paper bags or reusable bags.

Canadians hit with multitude of guidelines for safe Thanksgiving

Canada's Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner, and with COVID-19 cases on the increase in most of the country, an avalanche of information has created some confusion with the public.

Canada suspends weapons sales to Turkey

Ottawa - Canada announced Monday the suspension of arms exports to NATO ally Turkey as Ottawa investigates the alleged use of its military technologies in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

Lawyer named as first Black woman to lead national party in Canada

Ottawa - Toronto lawyer Annamie Paul was Saturday named head of the Green Party, becoming the first Black woman to lead a national political party in Canada.

Montreal rally calls for 'justice' after indigenous woman's death

Montr - Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday in Montreal to denounce what they said was systemic racism, after an indigenous woman filmed herself being insulted by nurses before dying in the hospital.Shouting "Justice for Joyce!

Canada probes alleged use of its tech in Armenia-Azerbaijan clash

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday an investigation has been launched into the alleged use of Canadian military technologies in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

Huawei exec to accuse US of misleading Canada in extradition case

Vancouver - Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and her lawyers return to a Canadian court on Monday to press for her release, arguing the US misled Canada about her alleged crimes to secure her detention on foreign soil.

Canada: Police accuse man of falsely claiming terrorist acts

Montr - Authorities in Canada have arrested and charged a man with making repeated false claims that he had traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group and carried out grisly crimes, they announced.

Deal on paid sick leave for all Canadians should avert snap elections

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday reached a deal with the opposition leftist New Democrats on paid sick leave for all Canadian workers during the pandemic, avoiding possible snap elections.

Canadians warned of tighter COVID-19 restrictions as cases climb

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in a 12-minute takeover of evening television viewing, warned Canadians that a second wave of the coronavirus has arrived in many parts of the country, reiterating the message of Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam.

Canadian woman charged over ricin letter sent to Trump

New York - A Canadian woman accused of sending a ricin poison-laced letter to Donald Trump was formally charged on Tuesday with threatening the President of the United States.

Canada at a 'crossroads' as new COVID-19 cases surge

Ottawa - Canada is facing a surge in COVID-19 cases that risks ballooning to higher levels than were seen during the first wave of the pandemic in the spring if people do not take stringent precautions, health officials said on Monday.

Man 'asleep' in speeding self-driving car charged in Canada

Ottawa - A driver who allegedly set his car to autopilot and then took a nap as it broke the speed limit on a rural Canadian highway has been charged with dangerous driving, police said.

Chile court shuts gold mine over environmental fears

Santiago - Chile's environmental court confirmed Thursday a final order to close Canadian company Barrick Gold's huge Pascua Lama mining project, on hold since 2013 over environmental concerns.

Hudson's Bay 1670 Royal Charter on public display

Winnipeg - For the first time in its history, Hudson's Bay Company will put the Royal Charter on public display at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg. You could say this 350-year-old artifact has played a pivotal role in what is now known as Canada.

Oscar-tipped road movie 'Nomadland' races between global festivals

Los Angeles - Frances McDormand's Oscar-tipped road movie "Nomadland" raced from Venice to Toronto to California on Friday as major global festivals joined forces to jump-start the pandemic-struck film industry.

Hollywood seeks virtual hype at 'hybrid' Toronto festival

Los Angeles - Hollywood's annual exodus to Toronto for North America's biggest film festival will be online-only this week, as coronavirus and a closed Canadian border force A-listers to stay home and peddle their upcoming films remotely.

Trudeau condemns toppling of statue of Canada's first prime minister

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday condemned the weekend toppling of a statue of Canada's first prime minister in Montreal by anti-racism activists, saying a focus on improving society today, and not historical wrongs, will best advance the fight ...

Canada demands answers from Iran after Ukraine jet downing report

Ottawa - Canada said it was demanding answers from Iran over the mistaken downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet after Tehran's "limited" initial report failed to explain why it fired missiles at the plane.

Canada conservatives elect new leader to battle Trudeau

Ottawa - Canadian Conservatives on Monday announced their new leader, former air force navigator Erin O'Toole, who will quickly have to get the party battle-ready to challenge liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in possible snap elections.

Israeli same-sex couples seek end to surrogacy discrimination

Jerusalem - Israelis Harel Barak and Yakir Kanneli have been married for four years -- but as a gay couple, they are legally barred from starting a family.
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