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Model fearing Myanmar military heads to asylum in Canada

Sep. 29, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A fashion model from Myanmar who feared being arrested by the country's military government if she was forced back home from exile has arrived in Canada, which she says has granted her asylum. Thaw Nandar Aung, also known as Han Lay, left on a flight from Bangkok’s...

Canadian navy vessel headed to areas hit hardest by Fiona

Sep. 26, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s defense minister said Monday that 100 soldiers have been deployed to each of three Atlantic provinces hit by former Hurricane Fiona and a navy vessel will visit the most devastated area of Newfoundland, where 76 homes were destroyed or structurally damaged. ...

Canada won't require masks on planes, drops vaccine mandate

Sep. 26, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government announced Monday it will no longer require people to wear masks on planes to guard against COVID-19.. Transport Canada said the existing rules for masks will come off Oct. 1 “We are able to do this because tens of millions...

Canada struggles to restore power after storm; body found

Sep. 25, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remained without power Sunday and officials said they found the body of a woman swept into the sea after former Hurricane Fiona washed away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. ...

Fiona sweeps away houses, knocks out power in eastern Canada

Sep. 24, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Fiona washed houses into the sea, tore the roofs off others and knocked out power to the vast majority of two Canadian provinces as it made landfall before dawn Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone. Fiona transformed from a hurricane into a post-tropical...

Canada to drop vaccine mandate at border Sept. 30

Sep. 22, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has signed off on Canada dropping the vaccine requirement for people entering the country at the end of September, an official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday. Canada, like the United States, requires...

Trudeau: Russia 'failing and flailing' in Ukraine war

Sep. 21, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s partial military mobilization is a sign it is “failing and flailing” in its invasion of Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau charged Wednesday, condemning what he called an escalation of the war. Trudeau said the activation of some...

Mourners wait for hours, miles to farewell Queen Elizabeth

Sep. 15, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of mourners waited for hours Thursday in a line that stretched for almost 5 miles (8 kilometers) across London for the chance to spend a few minutes filing past Queen Elizabeth II's coffin while she lies in state. King Charles III spent the day in private to reflect on his...

Live updates: Prince says procession aroused Diana memories

Sep. 15, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

LONDON — Prince William has told well-wishers that walking behind the coffin of his late grandmother Queen Elizabeth II was “challenging” and brought back memories of the funeral of his mother, Princess Diana. William and his wife, Catherine, the new Princess of Wales, spent...

Trudeau to travel to queen's funeral with 4 ex Canadian PMs

Sep. 15, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to London with four former Canadian prime ministers as well as indigenous leaders for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, his office announced Thursday, hours after Trudeau and Canada’s opposition leaders paid tribute to her during a special...