More Jewish or more democratic? Israel protests become fight for country's 'essential character'

Israel Politics
The streets of Israel have boiled with anger and frustration for three months. And they continue to seethe even after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayu paused — just a little — in his quest to rein in the country’s judges.

Ukraine starts receiving tanks from NATO allies

Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov gave Britain the thumbs up as he took a ride in what he said was the first British Challenger 2 main battle tank to arrive in Ukraine.

Canada helping Mexico invade the U.S., says Republican firebrand

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Canada is helping Mexico invade the U.S., a Republican firebrand says. At a U.S. congressional hearing on the border, Marjorie Taylor Greene complained about visa-free Mexican travel to Canada.

WHO recommends COVID-19 boosters for high-risk adults 6-12 months after last dose

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster
The World Health Organization has tailored its COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for a new phase of the pandemic, suggesting that healthy children and adolescents may not necessarily need a shot but older, high-risk groups should get ...

Myanmar dissolves Aung San Suu Kyi's party ahead of controversial elections

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The ousted ruling party of Myanmar's former leader Aung San Suu Kyi was among 40 political parties the military-appointed election commission dissolved on Tuesday, after they failed to meet a registration deadline for an election set to ...

Toronto New Jays: Varsho, Bassitt, Belt among key MLB players in new places

For some players and managers, opening day in Major League Baseball on Thursday is their first regular-season game with a new team. In St. Louis, Daulton Varsho, Brandon Belt and Chris Bassitt will suit up for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Weightman returns in president/CEO role with Alouettes after Cecchini departure

Mark Weightman is back as president and chief executive officer of the Montreal Alouettes. He was with the organization from 1996 to 2016, serving as president/CEO from 2013 to 2016.

Natural gas suspected in Calgary house explosion

Aftermath of northeast Calgary house explosion
Calgary fire officials suspect the explosion that leveled a house in the city’s northeast on Monday, damaging several nearby homes and sending 10 people to the hospital, was caused by natural gas.

Freeland's 2023 budget includes billions for dental care, cuts and tax hikes to tame rising deficit

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Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled a federal budget Tuesday projecting a deficit about $10 billion higher than initially forecast — an increase driven by a worsening economy and new spending on initiatives like a national dental c...

FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried to face new bribery conspiracy charge in U.S.

FTX Bankman Fried
U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled a new indictment against Sam Bankman-Fried, accusing the founder of now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX of conspiring to bribe Chinese government officials with $40 million US worth of payments.

B.C. to limit sales of diabetes drug Ozempic to non-Canadians as demand soars amid weight-loss claims

Ozempic Diabetes Weight Loss Drug
The province of British Columbia says it's planning to restrict how much Ozempic can be sold to non-Canadian citizens as American demand for the diabetes drug surges, driven by celebrities and online influencers claiming it can help with...

Federal government eases some restrictions on non-Canadians purchasing property

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The government is walking back some restrictions on foreigners purchasing residential property just months after the new rules came into force.

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