Category Archives: Politics

Haitians on Texas border undeterred by US plan to expel them

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said they will not be deterred by U.S. plans to speedily send them back, as thousands of people remained

Algeria gives disgraced ex-leader Bouteflika 3-days mourning

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s leader declared a three-day period of mourning starting Saturday for former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose 20-year-long rule, riddled with corruption, ended in disgrace as he was pushed from power amid huge stre...

Advocates fear US weighing climate vs. human rights on China

U.S. envoy John Kerry’s diplomatic quest to stave off the worst scenarios of global warming is meeting resistance

Communists, observers report violations in Russian election

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's Communist Party, the country's second-largest political party, is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament in which his party is widely expected to gain seats.

Top doctors say not so fast to Biden’s boosters-for-all plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just one month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to all Americans. But after campaigning for the White House on a pledge

After Afghanistan pullout, US seeks NATO basing, intel pacts

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts this weekend, hoping to forge more basing, intelligence sharing and other agreements to preve...

Majority of Quebecers support mandatory health-care worker vaccination: Leger poll

MONTREAL — More than three-quarters of Quebecers support mandatory vaccination for health-care workers, according to a new Leger poll, which also found strong support for vaccine passports across the country. Seventy-six per cent of survey respondents ...

Voting in Nunavut challenging with nine communities without advance polls

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nearly 5.8 million Canadians voted in advance polls, says Elections Canada, but residents of nine communities in Nunavut will have to wait until Monday to cast their ballots. And for those out of town, like Cathy Aitaok from

Riding to watch ahead of the federal election: Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine

The Gaspésie region in eastern Quebec is best known to outsiders for its charming villages, outdoor recreation opportunities and panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River, but it could also become contested territory on election day. The Gaspesie-Les I...

COVID-19 pandemic looms over final stretch of federal election campaign

OTTAWA — The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic coloured some heated political debate Saturday in the final stretch of the federal election campaign. Justin Trudeau touted the importance of getting vaccinated as key to a safer future, while the NDP's...