THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rembrandt van Rijn's iconic painting “The Night Watch” will be restretched to get rid of deformations in its top left corner, the Netherlands’ national museum announced Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Craig Duke has been a Methodist minister for three decades, building a reputation as a staunch advocate of LGBTQ inclusion. His pastoral duties have now been terminated — the result of a bitter rift surfacing in his Indiana church after he sought to demonstrate solid…
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says no U.K. government minister will attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, calling it “effectively” a diplomatic boycott.
NEW DELHI (AP) — A helicopter carrying India's military chief crashed Wednesday in southern Tamil Nadu state, killing 13 of the 14 people on board, a senior government official said.
Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective.
MILAN (AP) — Milanese turned out in all their finery for La Scala's gala season opener of Verdi's “Macbeth” in a fully seated theater, a welcome return after the pandemic made last year's premiere a televised-only affair and as many European theaters remain closed.
BERLIN (AP) — Center-left leader Olaf Scholz became Germany's ninth post-World War II chancellor Wednesday, opening a new era for the European Union’s most populous nation and largest economy after Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure.
LONDON (AP) — Building materials maker Kingspan says it has agreed with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One racing team to end a partnership deal after protests from families of people who died in a high-rise fire in London.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi authorities have conducted their biggest-ever crackdown on camel beauty contestants that received Botox injections and other artificial touch-ups, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday, with over 40 camels disqualified from the annual pageant.
OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is set today to announce what will happen to its trendsetting interest rate with job and inflation figures on the rise.
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OTTAWA - Cybercriminals have zeroed in on a lucrative tactic, holding the digital files of crucial enterprises hostage until a hefty fee is paid, often in hard-to-trace virtual currency.
WASHINGTON - The United States — once a shining example of democracy's virtues, now a glaring case study into its hair-trigger fault lines — hosts like-minded countries from around the world Thursday to explore ways of defending the western way of life.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Japanese billionaire and his producer rocketed to space Wednesday as the first self-paying space tourists in more than a decade.
SEATTLE (AP) — Preliminary results Tuesday showed Seattle voters narrowly in favor of recalling socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a firebrand who pushed the city to adopt a $15 minimum wage, raged against hometown tech giant Amazon for its business practices and angered many with h…
CHICAGO (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday morning in the case against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself in downtown Chicago to get publicity.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The defense rested Tuesday in the Arkansas federal trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar after a prosecutor sharply questioned a computer expert during the state’s cross-examination.
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Appeal Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak linked to the massive looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that brought down his government in 2018.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the largest U.S. health insurance companies and its branches in Nevada were found liable Tuesday for $60 million in punitive damages for underpaying out-of-network emergency medical providers.
PARIS (AP) — A suspect in the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested Tuesday in France, according to a French judicial official.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face for over two hours, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin squared off in a secure video call Tuesday as the U.S. president put Moscow on notice that an invasion of Ukraine would bring sanctions and enormous harm to the Russian economy.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett on Tuesday repeatedly denied he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself for publicity, telling a prosecutor as the trial neared its end that “there was no hoax on my part” and that two brothers who testified against him are “liars.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by actress Rose McGowan alleging that Harvey Weinstein engaged in racketeering to silence her and derail her career before she accused him of rape.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection are threatening to hold former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress after his lawyer said Tuesday that his client will cease cooperating with the panel.
The Metropolitan Opera will present its premiere of Terence Blanchard’s first opera, “Champion,” about closeted gay boxer Emile Griffith, in April 2023 following the success of the composer’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” on the opening night of this season.
HONOLULU (AP) — A slow-moving storm that knocked out power, swamped dozens of homes and sent creeks and streams surging had mostly passed over Hawaii on Tuesday, though the threat of flooding lingered in some already-drenched areas.
BEIJING - Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street Tuesday, adding to the market’s solid gains from a day earlier, as investors wager that the new variant of the COVID-19 virus won’t pose as big a threat to the economy as some initially feared.
NEW YORK (AP) — A planned book by Chris Cuomo has been canceled as fallout continues for the former CNN host who had privately helped his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, respond to sexual harassment allegations.
MILAN (AP) — While many European theaters remain closed due to the pandemic, the famed Teatro alla Scala on Tuesday opened its new season with the gala premiere of Verdi’s “Macbeth” to a fully seated house.
VICTORIA - Restoration companies and contractors in British Columbia that are about to help launch a massive flood cleanup and repair effort must be aware of the risks and hazards their work could pose to employees, says the province's worker protection agency.
OTTAWA - State-owned China Mobile has lost a court bid for a temporary hold on Ottawa's order that its Canadian affiliate be divested or wound up over national security concerns.
MONTREAL - Quebec's liquor corporation is set to resume negotiations Wednesday with the union representing warehouse workers after they overwhelmingly rejected a deal for a new contract.
OTTAWA - Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors will not travel to the Vatican as planned this month to meet with Pope Francis because of the latest threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON - David Cohen is finally getting down to business as the newest United States ambassador to Canada — the first to take on the role full-time since 2019.
There’s tenuous support for the City of Penticton to explore further the possibility of tearing down the aging Memorial and McLaren arenas and replacing them with a new twin-rinks facility on the grounds of the South Okanagan Events Centre, elected officials heard Tuesday.
OTTAWA - The federal government introduced a bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday that would repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences and some gun-related crimes.
OTTAWA - Conservatives will push for a vote on a new all-party House of Commons committee to look back at Canada's plan for the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and the response to the humanitarian crisis that followed.
OTTAWA - Government House leader Mark Holland is questioning the relatively high number of medical exemptions among the Conservative ranks preventing them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.
MONTREAL - Quebec will relax restrictions on private gatherings ahead of Christmas, Health Minister Christian Dubé said Tuesday as he announced the province's plan to gradually expand access to third doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
OTTAWA - Military police have laid criminal charges against the Canadian Armed Forces’ former head of human resources despite the Liberal government having said it would transfer the investigation and prosecution of sexual misconduct cases to civilian authorities.
TORONTO - Ontario's pandemic advisers predict the province's hospitals may be strained by mid-January, with close to 400 COVID-19 patients in intensive care and possibly 3,000 new infections reported daily, even without accounting for the new Omicron variant.
The president of the African Community Association of Calgary says its members feel hurt and believe it's important for the federal government to address what they say is subtle racism behind Canada's new COVID-19 travel rules.
MONTREAL - A suspect was charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in the killing of an 80-year-old woman last week in a town east of Montreal.
TORONTO - Science experts advising Ontario on the pandemic are set to release new recommendations on rapid testing, with one of the group's leaders saying it makes sense to use the tests more often.
Police say a 31-year-old man from Ottawa is facing multiple charges in ransomware attacks affecting businesses, government agencies and individuals throughout Canada, as well as cyber-related offences in the United States.