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Brazil's economy grows 2.9% in Lula's 1st year, beating expectations

Mar. 01, 2024 17:53 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's economy grew 2.9% in 2023, beating expectations in the first year of the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, according to the government statistics institute Friday. The number announced by IBGE impressed many economists, whose overall...

Canada plans state funeral for late Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

Mar. 01, 2024 17:03 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada will hold a state funeral for Brian Mulroney, the prime minister who in the 1980s solidified trade ties with the U.S. and spoke out against South Africa’s apartheid and whose death drew tributes Friday from world leaders. ...

Orchard expansion in Canada's wine country stirs fears a key wildlife corridor will be harmed

Mar. 01, 2024 11:09 AM EST

KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — Just below the fog line hanging over the central Okanagan Valley, rows of saplings for a cherry orchard expansion span the eastern stretch above Highway 33 on the outskirts of Kelowna in Canada's wine country. New cherry varieties and climate change...

Brian Mulroney, former Canadian prime minister who forged closer ties with US, dies at 84

Mar. 01, 2024 08:34 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who forged close ties with two Republican U.S. presidents through a sweeping free trade agreement that was once vilified but is now celebrated, died Thursday. He was 84. The country’s 18th prime minister died...

Emma Navarro beats Katerina Siniakova to reach quarterfinals of San Diego Open

Feb. 29, 2024 23:56 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Emma Navarro beat Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Thursday night, her 14th win of the year, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open. It marked the No. 3 seed’s second win over the Czech in a matter of weeks, having also prevailed against...

A tourist from Canada was rescued after accidentally driving a rental Jeep off a Hawaii cliff

Feb. 29, 2024 21:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist driving in the early morning dark on the southern tip of Hawaii's Big Island accidentally drove his rented Jeep off a cliff but was able to swim to shore until firefighters pulled him up with a rope and helicopter. The man was treated for facial injuries...

Canada reimposes a visa requirement on Mexicans

Feb. 29, 2024 11:21 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s government is reimposing the visa requirements on Mexican nationals visiting Canada, the immigration minister announced Thursday. Quebec’s premier has been urging the Canadian government to slow the influx of immigrants, which he says has been straining...

Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge on Tesla's network, but they'll need an adapter first

Feb. 29, 2024 08:16 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of Ford electric vehicles can now use much of Tesla's charging network in the U.S. and Canada, but there's a hitch. They'll need to get an adapter that Ford will provide for free, although the company won't start shipping those until the end of March. ...

Fired scientists in Canada failed to acknowledge links to China, newly released records say

Feb. 29, 2024 04:39 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two scientists at a high-security infectious disease laboratory in Canada lost their jobs after reviews found they failed to protect sensitive material and information and did not acknowledge links with China, newly released records show. The scientists,...

Canada says it's working to airdrop aid to the Gaza Strip as soon as possible

Feb. 28, 2024 21:52 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada is working to airdrop humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip as soon as possible, a cabinet minister said Wednesday. The confirmation that an active effort is underway comes after Canadian International Development Minister Ahmed Hussen said Ottawa was...