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US-Canada border closure hurts Washington state town

Aug. 25, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

POINT ROBERTS, Wash. (AP) — The border closure between Canada and the United States has severely hurt Point Roberts, Washington, which is isolated from the rest of the country. The extended coronavirus-induced border closure shut down two border crossings for the town of about 1,300 people, who must...

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...

Public officials disinfect pews as a precaution against the coronavirus at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported new infections from practically all major cities nationwide, including Busan, Gwangju, Daejeon, Sejong and Daegu, a southeastern city that was the epicenter of a massive outbreak in late February and March. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S Korea orders nationwide pandemic restrictions

Aug. 21, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is banning large gatherings, shutting nightspots and churches and removing fans from professional sports nationwide in an attempt to slow a resurgence of coronavirus infections. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo announced the measures Saturday after officials reported 332...

Chrystia Freeland and Dominic LeBlanc sit prior to a swearing in ceremony following a cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ex-journalist Freeland Canada’s 1st female finance minister

Aug. 18, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Chrystia Freeland, who helped negotiate Canada’s free trade deal with the United States and Mexico, was named the country’s first female finance minister Tuesday, a day after her predecessor resigned after reportedly butting heads with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Freeland, a...

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announces his resignation during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.  (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada's finance minister steps down amid pandemic

Aug. 17, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s finance minister announced his resignation Monday amid reports of differences with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over government spending to protect the economy during the coronavrius pandemic. Bill Morneau said he is leaving politics and has put his name forward as a...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

A translator works in their booth as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears as a witness via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity, and the Canada Student Service Grant. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau says he didn't offer charity preferential treatment

Jul. 30, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he did not intervene to make sure a charity his family did paid work for would win a government contract. Trudeau has apologized and said again that he should have recused himself from a Cabinet decision to award a contract to administer...