Head of Canada’s largest pension plan Machin receives COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai: memo

TORONTO — The head of Canada's largest pension fund received a COVID-19 vaccination while on a "very personal" trip to Dubai, he told staff in an email Thursday night.  Mark Machin disclosed the information in an internal memo after the Wall

Head of Canada’s largest pension plan Machin receives COVID vaccine in Dubai: memo

TORONTO — The CEO of Canada's largest pension fund says in a memo to employees that he received a COVID-19 vaccination while on a "very personal" trip to Dubai.  Mark Machin disclosed the information to staff in an email after the

McConnell says he’d support Trump if he wins 2024 nomination

WASHINGTON — Less than a month after excoriating Donald Trump in a blistering floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would “absolutely” support the former president again if he secured the Republican nomination in 20...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 55,116 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,707,398 doses given. The provinces have administered dose...

Conservatives authorized Chinese police-owned company to run visa centre: Blair

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says he assumes security authorities signed off on an arrangement to allow a company owned by a Chinese police force to run Canada's visa application centre in Beijing. Blair says he can only make

Ohio is first state to sue Census Bureau over delay in data

Ohio on Thursday became the first state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to push back the release of 2020 census figures so more time can be spent on fixing any inaccuracies in the data. The lawsuit filed by Ohio

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

WASHINGTON — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month tha...

Democrats launch sweeping bid to overhaul US election laws

WASHINGTON — Stacey Abrams, whose voting rights work helped make Georgia into a swing state, exhorted Congress on Thursday to reject “outright lies" that have historically restricted access to the ballot as Democrats began their push for a sweeping ove...

EXPLAINER: What were the warnings before the Capitol riot?

Capitol Police leadership had plenty of intelligence warning that armed extremists were planning to target the Capitol over President Donald Trump’s election loss, according to new testimony Thursday. But their rank-and-file officers were still left ex...

B.C. mayor says she’s sorry for online post that wasn’t meant to be racist

POUCE COUPE, B.C. — The mayor of a village in northeastern British Columbia says she is sorry for an online post that was not meant to be racist against Indigenous Peoples, but now she wants people to stop bullying her. Lorraine