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News: Canada

Quebec festivals organizers look to innovate as restrictions loosened

Saturday  14:41,   08 august 2020

Montreal has been having its quietest summer in recent memory, as COVID-19 put an end to a world-renowned festival circuit celebrating everything from jazz to circus arts. While many events have moved online, the Quebec government's decision... >>>

DOSB boss Hörmann welcomes termination for Saibou

Saturday  13:56,   08 august 2020

© Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / Archivbild DOSB President Alfons Hörmann speaks at a press conference. DOSB President Alfons Hörmann has welcomed the termination of basketball professional Joshiko Saibou by Telekom Baskets Bonn without notice. «Anyone... >>>

Explosions in Beirut: more than 60 people are still missing

Saturday  13:25,   08 august 2020

© Provided by Le Point Beirut, explosion, Lebanon More than 60 people are still missing in Beirut , four days after the explosion at the port which devastated the capital and killed more than 150 people, an official of the Lebanese Ministry of... >>>

Julie Payette's controversies could be a big problem for Rideau Hall

Saturday  12:16,   08 august 2020

"Prime minister," the clerk of the privy council is reported to have advised, "your biggest problem is in Rideau Hall." That was in 2006, when Stephen Harper was prime minister and Michaëlle Jean was Governor General. Fourteen years later, amid a... >>>

Lebanon donors conference: US President Trump says support for Lebanese colleagues

Saturday  11:06,   08 august 2020

© Alex Brandon / AP / dpa “Everyone wants to help”, wrote Trump on Friday after a phone call with his French colleague Emmanuel Macron on Twitter. US President Donald Trump has confirmed his participation in the international donor conference for... >>>

Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea ... the “Turn the page” movement worried about the lack of alternation

Saturday  11:05,   08 august 2020

© CELLOU BINANI / AFP (Illustration) Guinean President Alpha Condé (L) welcoming his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara (D ), in Conakry, October 26, 2017. Following the announcement of Alassane Ouattare's candidacy for a third term in Côte... >>>

In eastern DRC, the army is struggling to eradicate armed groups

Saturday  11:05,   08 august 2020

© Samir TOUNSI Congolese civilians, here in a camp for displaced people in Bunia in eastern DRC on June 27, 2019, are the main victims of armed groups In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the army is struggling to eradicate armed... >>>

Prime Minister Dreyer does not rule out the return of fans

Saturday  10:50,   08 august 2020

© Andreas Arnold / dpa / Archivbild The Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (SPD) is in the state parliament. The Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer, does not rule out Bundesliga soccer and other large sporting events... >>>

Burundi: end of refusal of the Burundian president to the outstretched hand of Paul Kagamé

Saturday  09:05,   08 august 2020

© Tchandrou NITANGA / AFP (illustration) Évariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in and becomes the new president of Burundi, in the Gitega stadium, on June 18, 2020 A few weeks ago, Rwandan President Paul Kgame extended his hand to the new Burundian... >>>

Canada reports 4 more coronavirus deaths, more than 400 new cases

Saturday  05:06,   08 august 2020

The new numbers bring Canada's total confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 118,968 and its death toll to 8,970The new numbers brings Canada's total confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 118,966, and its death toll to 8,970. A further 103,397 patients — or 86... >>>

Cabinet ministers to appear at House of Commons committee investigating WE Charity deal

Saturday  02:41,   08 august 2020

Two Liberal cabinet ministers will appear next week before a House of Commons committee investigating the government's decision to have the WE Charity administer its now-aborted student volunteer program. Minister of Employment Carla Qualtrough... >>>

Stéphane Plaza facing the death of his mother: he talks about his difficult mourning

Saturday  01:40,   08 august 2020

© Bestimage Stéphane Plaza facing the death of his mother: he talks about his difficult mourning In TV Mag, the Figaro TV supplement, currently on newsstands , the host and actor Stéphane Plaza spoke at length, and he returned in particular to the... >>>

Trudeau government refuses to support Gov. Gen. Julie Payette while under scrutiny

Saturday  01:31,   08 august 2020

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland drew a sharp distinction between her support for the office of the Governor General and its current occupant, Julie Payette, in the wake of reporting by CBC News showing unusual spending to meet Payette's... >>>

What the Beirut blast radius would look like if it occurred in Canadian port cities

Saturday  01:31,   08 august 2020

We know from witnesses and reporting that the massive Beirut explosion earlier this week, which occurred when 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate detonated, flattened much of what was within about a three-kilometre radius of the blast. The sheer force... >>>