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What is parliamentary privilege and how is the Ford government trying to use it?

What is parliamentary privilege and how is the Ford government trying to use it?

TORONTO — Ontario government lawyers are citing parliamentary privilege in Premier Doug Ford and one of his minister's fight against a summons to testify at the Emergencies Act inquiry in Ottawa.

Belarus sends one more independent journalist to prison

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A court in Belarus on Thursday sentenced yet another independent journalist to three years in prison, a second prison sentence handed to a journalist in the European county this week in a sweeping, years-long crackdown on inde
Oregon could be 1st state to make health care a human right

Oregon could be 1st state to make health care a human right

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters are being asked to decide whether the state should be the first in the nation to amend its constitution to explicitly declare that affordable health care is a fundamental human right. State Sen.

Russian lawmakers vet new bill against LGBTQ 'propaganda'

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill that imposes tough new restrictions on activities to promote LGBTQ rights in the country.
Estimated cost of warship fleet rises to $84B thanks to delays, inflation: PBO

Estimated cost of warship fleet rises to $84B thanks to delays, inflation: PBO

OTTAWA — Parliament’s budget watchdog is predicting another increase in the cost of a new fleet of warships for the Royal Canadian Navy as delays and inflation add billions to what was already the most expensive military procurement in Canada’s histo
Pentagon: Despite Russia's war, China still top threat to US

Pentagon: Despite Russia's war, China still top threat to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — China remains the greatest security challenge for the United States despite Russia's war in Ukraine, and the threat from Beijing will determine how the U.S.

Bulgaria to buy a second batch of eight new F-16s from US

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s caretaker government said Thursday it has approved the purchase of a second batch of eight new F-16 fighter jets needed to bring its air force in line with NATO standards.
Fetterman's rocky debate raises anxiety among Democrats

Fetterman's rocky debate raises anxiety among Democrats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman's rocky debate performance fueled concern inside his party on Wednesday, as leaders assessed whether it would significantly shift a race that could decide control of the U.S.
TotalEnergies income hits $6.6 billion despite Russia loss

TotalEnergies income hits $6.6 billion despite Russia loss

PARIS (AP) — France's TotalEnergies on Thursday reported third-quarter net income rose to $6.
Connecticut US House seat targeted by national Republicans

Connecticut US House seat targeted by national Republicans

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republicans see an opportunity this year to flip a U.S.
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