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Technical glitches plague first electronic vote in House of Commons history

Tuesday  10:42,   29 september 2020

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament have completed their first-ever remote vote in the House of Commons, a historic occasion marked by numerous technical glitches, lengthy delays and cameo appearances by some of their kids and even a family dog. The vote >>>

Jean-Marie Bigard renounces the presidential election

Tuesday  10:25,   29 september 2020

© GUIREC COADIC / 8:40 PM PRODUCTIONS Jean-Marie Bigard was credited, in June 2020, with 13% of the voting intentions, according to an Ifop poll. The comedian announced live on television Monday that he was officially withdrawing from the... >>>

Two girls found safe after Amber Alert issued in Kitchener, Ont.

Tuesday  10:16,   29 september 2020

Waterloo regional police say two young girls who went missing from a home in Kitchener, Ont. have been found found safe after Ontario Provincial Police issued an Amber Alert. OPP issued the alert just after 11:30 p.m. Monday night, and cancelled it... >>>

Libya: the untraceable successor of Salamé as UN Special Envoy

Tuesday  05:25,   29 september 2020

© REUTERS / Denis Balibouse The former UN Special Envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salamé, in Geneva on February 6, 2020. For seven months, Libya has been awaiting the appointment by the United Nations of a new special envoy to succeed Ghassan Salamé and... >>>

Canada reports 1,739 new coronavirus cases as global deaths near 1 million

Tuesday  04:21,   29 september 2020

Provincial health authorities also confirmed another 10 people had died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the country's total death toll to 9,278.Provincial health authorities also confirmed another 10 people had died after contracting... >>>

No safe mask option for bearded members, RCMP says, but force is exploring solutions

Tuesday  01:47,   29 september 2020

OTTAWA — The RCMP says there is no safe and proven face covering for officers with beards, but it is working to find one for Sikh members temporarily sidelined from front-line policing. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has publicly expressed... >>>

In Lubumbashi, the night of the ghosts of secessionism

Tuesday  01:25,   29 september 2020

© Bloomberg The city center of Lubumbashi, in DRC, in 2012. Several hundred militiamen stormed some symbolic places of the capital of Katanga province this weekend. During the night from Friday to Saturday, ghosts came back to haunt Lubumbashi. The >>>

Coronavirus: Fewer new positive cases but the positivity rate still rising to 7.5%

Tuesday  00:40,   29 september 2020

Contamination figures are down, in particular due to the closure of laboratories on the weekend © Francois Mori / AP / SIPA The positivity rate continues to... >>>

COVID-19 pandemic highlights need to document decisions: Information commissioner

Tuesday  00:30,   29 september 2020

OTTAWA — The federal information czar says the shift to doing government work at home is underscoring a need to ensure decisions are properly documented. Information commissioner Caroline Maynard is concerned the use of instant messaging, email and... >>>

CERB to EI: What to know about transitioning to the new coronavirus benefits

Tuesday  00:30,   29 september 2020

For most Canadians, the transition won't require action. For others, it may.The House of Commons returned from prorogation last week and the government immediately tabled a bill creating three new benefits for those who don't qualify for... >>>

Out for Gorleben: The 1.6 billion euro debacle

Tuesday  00:10,   29 september 2020

© dpa A mine was built in Gorleben in Lower Saxony in 1986 to test the suitability of the salt dome for the final disposal of nuclear waste. The previous examinations cost 1.6 billion euros and were only completed in 2013. The search for a... >>>

Calgary hospital restricts visitors, postpones surgeries as COVID-19 infections grow

Monday  23:41,   28 september 2020

CALGARY — A Calgary hospital is postponing surgeries and restricting visitors as a COVID-19 outbreak grows. Alberta Health Services says 26 patients and 27 workers at the Foothills Medical Centre have contracted the novel coronavirus, and four... >>>

Pope Francis steps up the fight against financial opacity in the Vatican

Monday  23:40,   28 september 2020

© Vatican Media / Handout via Reuters Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Basilica, May 18, 2020. The Supreme Pontiff appointed an Italian lawyer on Monday specialist in financial crime, who comes to strengthen internal justice within the Vatican. An... >>>

Must-see TV: Trump, Biden to square off in first face-to-face debate of 2020 election

Monday  23:31,   28 september 2020

WASHINGTON, Wash. — To borrow a favourite phrase from a certain sitting U.S. president, Tuesday's debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden promises to be something the likes of which no one's ever seen. What that something turns out to be ⏤ >>>

Tax evasion: Chaos looms at the start of the big cum-ex criminal process

Monday  23:03,   28 september 2020

© imago images / rheinmainfoto The courtrooms are too small for the cum-ex process that begins in October. The main defendant Hanno Berger claims to be unable to stand trial. The court expresses doubts. There are also problems with other... >>>