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Canada sending more than 800 drones to Ukraine to support its fight against Russia

Feb. 19, 2024 16:32 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government said Monday it will dispatch more than 800 drones to Ukraine starting as early as this spring. The Department of National Defence said in a statement that drones have become a critical capability for Ukraine in its war with Russia. It...

Western officials and Kremlin critics blame Putin and his government for Navalny's death in prison

Feb. 16, 2024 19:30 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — World leaders and Russian opposition activists wasted no time Friday in blaming the reported death of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny on President Vladimir Putin and his government. “It is obvious that he was killed by Putin,” said Ukrainian...

State agency in Maine rejects Canadian mining company’s rezoning application

Feb. 14, 2024 17:55 PM EST

BREWER, Miane (AP) — A state agency on Wednesday rejected a Canadian mining company’s zoning application for a proposed mine on Pickett Mountain in northern Penobscot County, near Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument. The Maine Land Use Planning...

Britain's post-Brexit trade talks with Canada break down as they disagree over beef and cheese

Jan. 26, 2024 10:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government has called off post-Brexit trade talks with Canada after discussions broke down over disagreements related to the import and export of beef and cheese. The two countries have been negotiating a new trade deal over the past two years since...

Colombia declares a disaster because of wildfires and asks for international help

Jan. 25, 2024 13:34 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government declared a disaster Thursday and asked for international help to combat raging wildfires that are expected to worsen in coming days due to warm, dry conditions associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon. Officials raised the...

The death toll from a small plane crash in Canada's Northwest Territories is 6, authorities say

Jan. 24, 2024 23:44 PM EST

FORT SMITH, Northwest Territories (AP) — The death toll from a small plane crash in Canada's Northwest Territories was six, authorities said Wednesday. The plane was carrying employees from the Rio Tinto mining company. The Northwest Territories coroner’s office said that four...

Canada is preparing for a second Trump presidency. Trudeau says Trump 'represents uncertainty'

Jan. 23, 2024 15:12 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's government is preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump could reach the White House again and the “uncertainty” that would bring, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. Speaking at a Cabinet retreat, Trudeau said that Trump “represents...

3 dead in ski-helicopter crash in Canada

Jan. 23, 2024 13:28 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Three people have died in a heli-ski helicopter crash in the Canadian province of British Columbia, authorities said Tuesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in west-central British Columbia said that seven people were aboard, leaving three dead...

Today in History: January 18, Captain Cook reaches Hawaii

Jan. 18, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2024. There are 348 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, 1778, English navigator Captain James Cook reached the present-day Hawaiian Islands, which he named the “Sandwich...

Burger King owner will buy out its biggest franchisee in US for about $1 billion

Jan. 16, 2024 14:32 PM EST

The parent company of Burger King is buying out its biggest franchisee in the U.S. for about $1 billion and will renovate hundreds of its locations. Restaurant Brands International Inc. will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. that it...