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Canada urges Biden not to cancel oil pipeline on first day

Jan. 18, 2021 3:33 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Top officials in Canada want a chance to make the case for a long disputed oil pipeline to be built amid reports President-elect Joe Biden will cancel Keystone XL on his first day. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Monday he will seek legal damages if reports are true that Biden plans to...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau shuffles Cabinet, names astronaut foreign minister

Jan. 12, 2021 12:45 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday and made the first Canadian to soar into space his foreign minister. Former astronaut Marc Garneau moves from the role as transport minister while François-Philippe Champagne, who became foreign minister in November...

A grey seal and her pup on the beach at Horsey Gap in Norfolk, England, Sunday Jan. 10, 2021.  A worldwide group are participating in a one-day video conference Monday Jan. 11, 2021, entitled the One Planet Summit aimed at protecting the world’s biodiversity, including protection of marine ecosystems. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

50 countries vow to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030

Jan. 11, 2021 12:39 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — At least 50 countries committed to protecting 30% of the planet, including land and sea, over the next decade to halt species extinction and address climate change issues, during a global summit Monday aimed at protecting the world's biodiversity. About 30 leaders, government officials and...

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau says Trump incited a violent assault on democracy

Jan. 8, 2021 12:34 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump incited an assault on democracy by violent rioters — a rare direct criticism of Trump by him. Trudeau has been careful not to criticize Trump over the last four years as 75% of Canada’s exports...

A man reads a newspaper reacting to the news of the assault on U.S Congress, on a street in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Jan. 7, 2021.  News reports show police with gun drawn as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Washington, USA.(AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

World watches US chaos with shock, dismay and some mockery

Jan. 7, 2021 3:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — As the world watched American institutions shaken to the core by an angry mob, officials and ordinary citizens wondered: How fragile is democracy, and how much stress could their own political systems withstand? “If it can happen in the U.S., it can happen anywhere,” said Gunjan...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips speaks at a press conference at Queen's Park during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Canada. Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced late Dec. 29, 2020, that he ordered Phillips to end a Caribbean vacation, saying he is

Ontario finance minister resigns after tropical vacation

Dec. 31, 2020 9:19 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The finance minister for Canada's most populous province resigned Thursday after going on a Caribbean vacation during the pandemic and seemingly trying to hide the fact by sending social media posts showing him in a sweater before a fireplace. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he had accepted...

Today in History

Dec. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 25, the 360th day of 2020. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 25, 1990, the World Wide Web, the system providing quick access to websites over the Internet, was born in Geneva, Switzerland, as computer...

In this image made from video released by the State of West Virginia, a nurse administers a coronavirus shot to west Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Charleston, W.Va. The 69-year-old Republican governor said he would receive a shot before cameras which would make him one of the first top elected officials in the country to get vaccinated. Officials said they want to demonstrate their confidence in the vaccine. (State of West Virginia via AP)

Politicians and vaccines: Set an example or cut in line?

Dec. 23, 2020 11:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations trickled out across the United States, many members of Congress lined up at the Capitol physician's office to get inoculated. President-elect Joe Biden got vaccinated, too, as did Vice President Mike Pence. Both rolled up their sleeves live on...

In this image made from video released by the State of West Virginia, a nurse administers a coronavirus shot to west Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Charleston, W.Va. The 69-year-old Republican governor said he would receive a shot before cameras which would make him one of the first top elected officials in the country to get vaccinated. Officials said they want to demonstrate their confidence in the vaccine. (State of West Virginia via AP)

Politicians and vaccines: Set an example or cut in line?

Dec. 23, 2020 3:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations trickled out across the United States, many members of Congress lined up at the Capitol physician's office to get inoculated. President-elect Joe Biden got vaccinated, too, as did Vice President Mike Pence. Both rolled up their sleeves live on...

A person walks past a COVID-19 restrictions sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ontario, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada authorizes second vaccine to fight the pandemic

Dec. 23, 2020 1:48 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s health regulator authorized a second COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he will extend the suspension of flights from the United Kingdom because of a new variant there, calling the situation “very serious.” Health Canada said the...