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The IMF alerts donors to the risk of excessive indebtedness in sub-Saharan Africa

Friday  07:40,   23 october 2020

© Loïcia Martial A money changer handles CFA franc notes under the mango trees on Allée du Beach in Brazzaville. The specter of excessive debt resurfaces for countries in sub-Saharan Africa following the coronavirus pandemic. The International... >>>

NATO defense ministers discuss plans for withdrawal from Afghanistan

Friday  06:40,   23 october 2020

On the second day of their video conference on Friday, the NATO defense ministers deal with plans for withdrawal from Afghanistan (2 p.m.). Depending on the peace negotiations between the radical Islamic Taliban and the Afghan government, it could... >>>

Tanzania: the authorities confirm an IS attack

Friday  05:50,   23 october 2020

© AFP PHOTO / YOUTUBE The flag of the Islamic State group (illustrative image). The Tanzanian police confirmed that the country was the subject of an attack by the Islamic State in the village of Kitaya on the border with Mozambique. The attack... >>>

Blanchet's defence of N-word used by professor condemned by NDP and Greens

Friday  04:51,   23 october 2020

Federal political parties are condemning the Bloc Québécois for defending the academic use of the N-word. New Democrat Matthew Green said academic freedom cannot be used to justify a racial slur that still hurts many, including himself, a Black MP.... >>>

Work begins on inquiry into N.S. mass shooting, victims' families shaken by long delay

Friday  03:55,   23 october 2020

The work on a public inquiry into the April 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has finally begun — but after months of waiting, some victims' family members say they have lost faith in the politicians setting up the panel. Federal Public Safety... >>>

Alberta MLA lends credence to COVID-19 'concentration camps' disinformation

Friday  03:50,   23 october 2020

Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin on Tuesday reassured a constituent that the provincial government would never create COVID-19 "concentration camps" — but added that if the "rumours" were true, it would involve the federal government. In doing so, >>>

Manitoba to begin distributing federal COVID-19 relief funds

Friday  02:41,   23 october 2020

Manitoba will soon be doling out over $100 million in federal funds to help municipalities offset the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. © Shane Gibson/Global News Manitoba Legislative Building. A total of $72.6 million from the Safe... >>>

John Ivison: At least Canadians now know that Trudeau's priorities don't include them

Friday  02:40,   23 october 2020

Reason returned to Parliament Hill as the Liberals made clear they will not regard a new Conservative motion on Canada’s pandemic response to be a matter of confidence. The Trudeau Liberals have wisely decided not to tax the patience of voters who... >>>

In uOttawa controversy, Quebec government seizes opportunity to push back against anti-racism advocates

Friday  02:40,   23 october 2020

The Quebec government now has an official position about how a university in Ontario should manage its teaching staff, a remarkable development for a number of reasons. One, Quebec is yet again struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19, which has >>>

Over 40,000 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours in France, a record since the start of the epidemic

Friday  02:15,   23 october 2020

© Copyright 2020, L'Obs A new bar crossed in France: the health situation continues to deteriorate in the country with 41,622 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in 24 hours, or 15,000 more than the day before, according to figures published Thursday,... >>>

N.S. mass shooting probe will include look at RCMP actions, gender-based violence

Friday  01:45,   23 october 2020

HALIFAX — The joint public inquiry in response to the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced a mandate that includes a probe of the RCMP response as well as the role of gender-based violence in the tragedy. The federal and Nova Scotia... >>>

Manitoba RCMP say two teens are believed to have died after falling through ice

Friday  01:45,   23 october 2020

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — Manitoba RCMP say two teens are believed to have died after falling through an ice-covered marsh near Portage la Prairie. Police say they responded to a report Wednesday of two people trying to get into a home. When... >>>

Justice Is Needed In Nova Scotia To Protect The Mi’kmaw Fishers – Violence Should Not Be Tolerated

Friday  01:40,   23 october 2020

(ANNews) – In order to better understand the situation unfolding in Nova Scotia, it is important to historicize the decade’s long dispute between the Indigenous fishermen and the non-Indigenous fishermen. Marshall Law In 1993, Mi’kmaq fisherman... >>>

Over 200 evacuated from Neskantaga First Nation as chief calls for permanent fix to end water crisis

Friday  01:40,   23 october 2020

Neskantaga residents say the lack of access to clean water is having a devastating impact on the mental health of community, which has led to suicides among young people. “Mental health issues in our community are very high,” he said. “Our community >>>

Tottenham and Milan do the job, all the results of the Europa League

Friday  01:40,   23 october 2020

Find all the results of this first day of the Europa League. © Panoramic Jose Mourinho is still bragging about After the matches at the start of the evening, other top names entered the group stage of the Europa League. José Mourinho had announced... >>>