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News: Canada

Feds earmark money to help communities adapt to realities of COVID-19

Thursday  20:01,   13 august 2020

OTTAWA — The federal government is offering $31 million to help communities find ways to adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The money could be used for everything from pop-up bike paths to art installations to apps to support local... >>>

Explosion in Beirut: Erdogan accuses Macron of "colonialism" and "spectacle" in Lebanon

Thursday  19:10,   13 august 2020

The Turkish head of state referred to Emmanuel Macron's highly publicized trip to Beirut last week, after an explosion that caused 171 dead and more than 6,500 injured © Mikhail Metzel / TASS / Sipa USA / SIPA Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the President... >>>

Supreme Court won't review disclosure ruling in case of alleged defamation

Thursday  18:59,   13 august 2020

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not review a judge's decision to grant author Steven Galloway access to emails between a woman who accused him of sexual assault and staff at the University of British Columbia. Galloway, former chair of >>>

Firefighters make 'good progress' on forest fire burning near Red Lake Ont.

Thursday  18:58,   13 august 2020

A forest fire continues to threaten the town of Red Lake Ont., but as of Wednesday evening, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reported positive progress in the battle against the blaze. On Tuesday, the fire had grown to cover 750... >>>

After Emmanuel Macron, Florence Parly is in Beirut to meet President Michel Aoun

Thursday  18:40,   13 august 2020

© AFP Florence Parly has arrived in Beirut. On Friday, she will attend the disembarkation of French soldiers who have come to take part in the clearing of the port of Beirut, then will meet the Minister of Defense, the President of the Lebanese... >>>

A Loto player gets the wrong number and wins 2 million euros

Thursday  18:15,   13 august 2020

© AFP / JOEL SAGET illustrative photo Big surprise for this regular Loto player at the end of July 2020: by wrong number when validating his grid at Quimper (Finistère), he finally won 2 million euros. Big surprise for this regular Loto player at... >>>

Babelsberg is fishing for Zille

Thursday  17:41,   13 august 2020

SV Babelsberg 03 has signed Frank Zille from Bischofswerdaer FV. As the regional league team announced on Thursday, the attacker signed a contract until 2022. However, Zille has to be patient until his first appearance for Babelsberg. © imago... >>>

Number of new U.S. jobless claims dips below 1M for 1st time during pandemic

Thursday  17:31,   13 august 2020

About 963,000 Americans filed for government jobless benefits in the week up to Aug. 8, a decline of almost a quarter of a million people from the level hit at the end of July and the first time the figure has come in below the million mark since... >>>

Chicken, eggs both go first as feds roll out COVID-19 food surplus program

Thursday  17:31,   13 august 2020

OTTAWA — More than one million dozen eggs will be redistributed via an emergency federal program designed to help farmers faced with too much food and nowhere to sell it. The $50-million surplus food program was announced by the Liberal government... >>>

A man in a wheelchair stuck on rails escapes at the last minute a passing train

Thursday  17:05,   13 august 2020

© Copyright 2020, L'Obs It all happened in 15 seconds. In the quiet streets of Lodi, a town an hour and a half's drive from San Francisco, a man in his sixties, seated in his wheelchair, walks. In the scorching heat of this Wednesday, its pace can... >>>

Lebanon: the state of emergency in Beirut endorsed by Parliament after the explosion

Thursday  17:05,   13 august 2020

© Provided by Le Point The Lebanese Parliament on Thursday ratified the state of emergency declared in Beirut after the devastating explosion in port, which fueled the rage of public opinion against a political class deemed responsible for the... >>>

“Colonialism”, “spectacle”: Erdogan violently attacks Macron on Lebanon

Thursday  17:05,   13 august 2020

© Provided by Le Point Turkey, France, Lebanon, Erdogan, Macron “What Macron and company want is to restore colonial order [at Lebanon ]. The words are signed Recep Tayyip Erdogan , during a speech given in... >>>

Is Meat Consumption Smoking in the 21st Century?

Thursday  16:41,   13 august 2020

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Weather. Thunderstorms, hail and wind: disturbances expected in the east of the country this Thursday

Thursday  16:40,   13 august 2020

© JEAN-MICHEL NIESTER / ARCHIVES WEST-FRANCE A violent storm in the Tarn department (photo illustration). Thunderstorms will still be present in France, this Thursday August 13 as well as Friday, in particular in the east of the country, where they >>>