EU looks at vaccine certificates to help summer tourism

BRUSSELS — The European Union is looking at a common vaccine certificate to help get travellers to their vacation destinations and prevent tourism from suffering another disastrous year due to the coronavirus pandemic. European Commission President Urs...

US shifts command plan to reflect warming Israeli-Arab ties

WASHINGTON — With a nod to Israel's increasingly normalized relations with the Arab world, the Pentagon is reorganizing its global command structure to include the Jewish state in the military sphere managed by the head of U.S. Central Command. The shi...

Unity has long been a theme, and anxiety, for new presidents

NEW YORK — When Joe Biden addresses the country for the first time as president, his inaugural speech is likely to echo calls for unity that predecessors have invoked since the first time George Washington was sworn in. Unity has since

$500K in Bitcoin sent from France to US far-right groups

PARIS — A French computer programmer transferred more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists just before his death last month, including some involved in last week’s U.S. Capitol riot, researchers said Friday. Chainalysis, a firm that investig...

Parents find strategies to manage extended online learning in southern Ontario

Tanya Bogatin's once pristine home is no longer quite so organized, and she's waiting a little longer between loads of laundry, but it's no skin off her back.   Her priorities have shifted now that she'll be helping her two young

Pfizer-BioNTech delaying vaccine deliveries to Canada due to production issues

OTTAWA — Canada faces an "unfortunate" delay in vaccine deliveries due to Pfizer production issues in Europe, federal officials revealed Friday, chalking it up to the challenges of an unprecedented mass immunization effort while insisting most Canadian...

Rejection letter ESDC sent to Black organizations ‘completely unacceptable’: Hussen

OTTAWA — Several Black organizations were denied federal funding through a program designed to help such groups build capacity — after Employment and Social Development Canada told them their leadership was not sufficiently Black. Velma Morgan, the cha...

The Latest: ‘We’ve really lost our innocence,’ says Pelosi

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 12:25 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there may be a need to prosecute members of

Quebec threatens construction, manufacturing sectors with more COVID-19 restrictions

MONTREAL — Quebec's labour minister on Friday threatened to impose more restrictions on the province's construction and manufacturing sectors for allegedly flouting health orders. Jean Boulet said in a statement he's received many reports of non-compli...

Federal watchdogs open probe of response to Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — Federal watchdogs launched a sweeping review of how the FBI, the Pentagon and other law enforcement agencies responded to the riot at the U.S. Capitol, including whether there were failures in information sharing and other preparations tha...