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Bob Rae heads to Haiti in attempt at political consensus, amid possible intervention

Bob Rae heads to Haiti in attempt at political consensus, amid possible intervention

OTTAWA — Canada is trying to dislodge a political impasse in Haiti by sending one of its top diplomats to Port-au-Prince. Bob Rae, Canada's ambassador to the United Nations, started an in-person push for negotiations Wednesday.
Visa issues at COP15 biodiversity summit in Montreal could stem from UN delays

Visa issues at COP15 biodiversity summit in Montreal could stem from UN delays

OTTAWA — The COP15 conference on biodiversity loss is underway in Montreal, but hundreds of delegates from developing countries are missing out due to visa issues that could stem from the United Nations issuing late accreditations.
Christmas ornament honors gingerbread White House tradition

Christmas ornament honors gingerbread White House tradition

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Christmas ornament from the White House Historical Association honors the tradition of displaying a gingerbread model of the executive mansion as part of the holiday decorations at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Nantucket's topless beaches bylaw approved by state

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — A bylaw that allows anyone, regardless of gender, to go topless on Nantucket's beaches has been approved by the Massachusetts attorney general's office.
Ford to Crombie, mayors criticizing housing law: 'Get on board' and 'stop whining'

Ford to Crombie, mayors criticizing housing law: 'Get on board' and 'stop whining'

The mayor of Mississauga and other municipal leaders who have voiced opposition to a new provincial housing law need to "get on board" and "stop whining," Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday in an unprompted burst of criticism.

Ukraine ex-lawmaker, alleged Russian agent, faces US charges

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Ukrainian lawmaker who U.S.
UK approves 1st new coal mine in decades, sparking anger

UK approves 1st new coal mine in decades, sparking anger

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government on Wednesday approved the U.K.’s first new coal mine in three decades, a decision condemned by environmentalists as a leap backwards in the fight against climate change.
Biden signs #MeToo law curbing confidentiality agreements

Biden signs #MeToo law curbing confidentiality agreements

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed legislation curbing the use of confidentiality agreements that block victims of sexual harassment from speaking publicly about misconduct in the workplace.
Canada commits $800 million to support Indigenous-led conservation projects

Canada commits $800 million to support Indigenous-led conservation projects

MONTREAL — Ottawa will spend up to $800 million to support four major Indigenous-led conservation projects across the country covering nearly one million square kilometres of land and water, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.

B.C. Premier David Eby unveils his new cabinet

Here is a list of British Columbia Premier David Eby's ministers following his first major cabinet shuffle since taking over as leader: Agriculture and Food — Pam Alexis (new to cabinet) Attorney General — Niki Sharma (new to cabinet) Children and Fa
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