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Ontario big city mayors set to test out strong mayor powers within a year

TORONTO — Ontario's big city mayors elected to a new term in office may soon have enhanced powers at their disposal to tackle tough issues like housing.
Chinese officers charged in plot to obstruct US Huawei probe

Chinese officers charged in plot to obstruct US Huawei probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two suspected Chinese intelligence officers have been charged with attempting to obstruct a U.S.
Germany, EU launch work on 'new Marshall Plan' for Ukraine

Germany, EU launch work on 'new Marshall Plan' for Ukraine

BERLIN (AP) — German and European Union leaders gathered experts Tuesday to start work on what Germany's chancellor described as a “new Marshall Plan” for the rebuilding of Ukraine. The Marshall Plan was a U.S.
Conspiracy pushers target races for local election posts

Conspiracy pushers target races for local election posts

SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — Sixteen candidates for local office circled around the atrium of the municipal building on a recent night in Shelton, a logging town near the southern crook of Puget Sound.
Zeldin's crime message resonates in New York governor's race

Zeldin's crime message resonates in New York governor's race

NEW YORK (AP) — While many Republican candidates started this election year attacking Democrats over inflation , New York’s Lee Zeldin had a different focus: crime.
Taiwan's Tsai says no backing down to Chinese aggression

Taiwan's Tsai says no backing down to Chinese aggression

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan won’t back down in the face of “aggressive threats” from China, the president of the self-governing island democracy said Tuesday, comparing growing pressure from Beijing to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Australia to raise spending to boost slowing economy

Australia to raise spending to boost slowing economy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government released plans Tuesday for more spending on families, the elderly, defense and its Pacific neighbors as the country braces for an economic slowdown due to rising interest rates, inflation and disa
Ombudsman slams military's treatment of injured reservists, rangers

Ombudsman slams military's treatment of injured reservists, rangers

OTTAWA — Canadian Armed Forces ombudsman Gregory Lick is criticizing the military's treatment of ill and injured reservists and Canadian Rangers, saying the organization is failing to address long-standing gaps for Canada's part-time soldiers.
Japan Cabinet minister resigns over Unification Church ties

Japan Cabinet minister resigns over Unification Church ties

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy minister submitted his resignation Monday over ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticism in a widening controversy involving dozens of governing party lawmakers.
2 Arizona GOP officials vote against, then OK hand-count

2 Arizona GOP officials vote against, then OK hand-count

PHOENIX (AP) — The two Republicans on a county board in southeastern rural Arizona approved a proposal 2-1 Monday for a hand-count of all ballots in the Nov. 8 election after rejecting a differently worded motion during a chaotic meeting.
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