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Lawmakers announce 'framework' on bill to keep gov't open

Lawmakers announce 'framework' on bill to keep gov't open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers leading the negotiations on a bill to fund the federal government for the current fiscal year announced late Tuesday they've reached agreement on a “framework" that should allow them to complete work on the bill over the n
Morocco World Cup wins stir mixed feelings in Western Sahara

Morocco World Cup wins stir mixed feelings in Western Sahara

LAAYOUNE, Western Sahara (AP) — After the final whistle of every match Morocco won in its history-making World Cup run , crowds poured out of homes and cafes in the biggest city of Western Sahara, celebrating for hours.

Three Latvian parties sign coalition deal to form government

HELSINKI (AP) — Three Latvian parties signed a deal Wednesday to form a coalition government more than two months after a general election in the Baltic country that was shaped by neighboring Russia’s war in Ukraine and economic woes.
Police detain 4 in Guangzhou after COVID protests

Police detain 4 in Guangzhou after COVID protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou have detained at least four people for more than a week after they attended protests against COVID-19 restrictions in late November, according to activists, family members and fri
Inside SickKids: As the operating room sits quiet, staff worry about growing backlog

Inside SickKids: As the operating room sits quiet, staff worry about growing backlog

TORONTO — Three large television screens in the nerve centre of the operating room at Canada's largest pediatric hospital display a list of its surgical spaces, showing which ones have children undergoing procedures at the moment.
Conservatives retaining lead over Liberals with slightly wider gap, new poll says

Conservatives retaining lead over Liberals with slightly wider gap, new poll says

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests the Tories still have a small lead over the governing Liberals and have slightly widened the gap.
Supply-chain turbulence is here to stay, so what is Canada doing about it?

Supply-chain turbulence is here to stay, so what is Canada doing about it?

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has lots of reasons to be losing sleep. Soaring living costs have Canadians lined up at food banks. The federal Liberals are anticipating a possible recession.
Fijians vote in election between 2 former coup leaders

Fijians vote in election between 2 former coup leaders

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fijians voted Wednesday in an election that pitted two former military coup leaders against each other at a time the nation is trying to recover from a severe economic downturn.
Manitoba's governing Tories hold seat in tight byelection contest Tuesday

Manitoba's governing Tories hold seat in tight byelection contest Tuesday

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's governing Progressive Conservatives won a byelection in the Kirkfield Park constituency in Winnipeg Tuesday night, narrowly hanging on to a seat they had previously won handily. The race went down to the wire.
Australia vies for Pacific influence with new security deal

Australia vies for Pacific influence with new security deal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has signed a new security deal with Oceania island country Vanuatu as part of an ongoing competition with China for influence in the Pacific.
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