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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, former prime minister John Turner looks on during a photo op to mark the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the first Parliament of Canada, in Ottawa.  Turner, whose odyssey from a

Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner has died at 91

Sep. 19, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — John Turner, a Liberal party politician who served stints as Canada's justice and finance ministers before a very brief turn as the country's 17th prime minister, has died at age 91, his family reported Saturday. Marc Kealey, a former aide speaking on behalf of Turner’s relatives as a...

Canada opposition party head tests positive for coronavirus

Sep. 18, 2020 10:35 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The new leader of Canada's main opposition party has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Conservative party announced late Friday that its leader, Erin O'Toole, received a positive test and was feeling well. His family tested negative. The party elected him as its new leader last...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

Molten aluminum is seen inside a smelter at the Alouette aluminum plant in Sept-Iles, Quebec, on May 21, 2019. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Spet. 15, 2020, it is dropping taxes on Canadian aluminum, easing tensions with a close ally and preempting Canada’s plans to impose retaliatory sanctions.  (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)

US drops tax on Canada aluminum, heading off retaliation

Sep. 15, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is dropping taxes on Canadian aluminum, easing tensions with a close ally just hours before Canada was prepared to impose retaliatory sanctions. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said the U.S. is ending the 10% tariffs a month after...

Wife of former Canadian PM Jean Chretien dies at 84

Sep. 13, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Aline Chretien, the wife and trusted adviser of former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, has died. She was 84. A spokesman for the Chretien family says she died at her home in Shawinigan, Quebec, on Saturday morning surrounded by family. A cause of death was not specified. Bruce...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus pass by banners showing the menu items of restaurants in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. South Korean officials are considering reducing working hours of restaurants and cafes as the country counted its 15th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea prepares for more restrictions in capital

Aug. 28, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea --- South Korea has reported 323 new cases of the coronavirus, marking its 16th consecutive day of triple-digit daily jumps, as health officials prepare to tighten social distancing restrictions in the greater capital area. The numbers released by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and...

Canada to assess risks from mining upstream of Montana lake

Aug. 28, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

Kalispell, Mont. (AP) — The Canadian Federal Government recently announced it will perform a separate environmental review of a proposed coal mine expansion in the Elk Valley that many conservation groups and other entities have said would send polluted water downstream into transboundary waters, including...

Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole speaks after his win at the leadership election, in Ottawa, Ontario, early Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Former veterans affairs chief to lead Canada's Conservatives

Aug. 24, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Canada (AP) — Former Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole has been elected leader of Canada's opposition Conservative Party in a vote whose results were delayed by technical problems. The party used an all-mail-in ballot Sunday to choose O’Toole, 47, to face Prime Minister Justin...

FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul. South Korea may have been way ahead of the international curve in getting sport back to some semblance of normality but instead of near-full stadiums watching the end of baseball and soccer seasons later this year, a recent spike in coronavirus cases means officials will settle for just finishing the season at all.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

The Latest: South Korea sees steady rise in virus cases

Aug. 22, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 12 new confirmed coronavirus cases and no additional deaths. The National Health Commission said 422 patients were being treated, including 16 in critical condition. The death toll in China, where the outbreak began in December, stands at 4,634. ___ SEOUL, South Korea...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, Justice Minister Peter MacKay heads from a news conference in Halifax, Canada. Canada’s opposition Conservative Party is holding an entirely mail-in ballot election for a new leader to carry it into the next general election. Results are to be announced on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2020. The frontrunners appeared to be former Cabinet minister Peter MacKay and veteran MP Erin O’Toole.  (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Canada's conservatives vote wholly by mail for a new leader

Aug. 22, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Canada (AP) — Canada’s opposition Conservative Party is holding an entirely mail-in ballot election for a new leader to carry it into the next general election. Results are to be announced on Sunday. Just over 269,000 party members are eligible to vote in the race to replace Andrew Sheer,...