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Ukraine now says it believes Iran intentionally shot down Flight 752

Ukraine now says it believes Iran intentionally shot down Flight 752

For Subscribers Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. A senior Ukrainian security official says he believes Iran intentionally shot down an airliner full of passengers early last year, possibly with the intent of ending a cycle of military escalation with the United States. All 167 and nine crew, including 55 Canadian citizens, 30 permanent residents and 53 others who were travelling to Canada via Kyiv, were killed when Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752...

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Apr 16
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Biden faces the reality of creating a post-Trump agenda as political confrontations set over policy proposals

Biden faces the reality of creating a post-Trump agenda as political confrontations set over policy proposals

U.S. President Joe Biden has high approval ratings, high hopes, high-spending plans – and his high-risk policies are approaching a set of High Noon political confrontations. Congress is back from its Easter break this week and confronts a passel of Biden proposals costing many trillions of dollars. But though the Democrats control both houses on Capitol Hill, the President’s eye-popping initiatives face opposition from Republicans and dangerous skepticism among some Democrats in the Senate, where Mr. Biden cannot afford to lose a single vote in a 50-50 chamber with Vice-President Kamala...

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Apr 12
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Biden’s agencies take speedy legal route to reverse Trump’s Wall Street-friendly rules

Biden’s agencies take speedy legal route to reverse Trump’s Wall Street-friendly rules

Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. U.S. President Joe Biden’s interim regulators are wasting no time unraveling Wall Street-friendly measures introduced under former Republican president Donald Trump, using quick-fix legal tactics. They have spiked or stalled more than a dozen contentious Trump-era measures that critics said eroded consumer protections, weakened enforcement, and curbed investors’ ability to push for environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

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Apr 12
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N.L. NDP launches constitutional challenge of provincial election results, calls for new vote

N.L. NDP launches constitutional challenge of provincial election results, calls for new vote

Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. Newfoundland and Labrador’s New Democrats are challenging the constitutionality of the province’s recent election, claiming irregularities were so numerous and severe that a new election must be held. Party lawyers filed the challenge in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court on Monday. The suit alleges chief electoral officer Bruce Chaulk failed to run an election that was fair, impartial and in compliance with the...

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Apr 12
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Whatever we may think of modern monetary theory, its day in the sun has arrived

Whatever we may think of modern monetary theory, its day in the sun has arrived

For Subscribers Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. Last fall, as Chrystia Freeland began laying the groundwork for a postpandemic recovery strategy that would heap more debt onto the federal government’s already immense pile, she felt obliged to assure Canadians that, no, she hasn’t invited a three-initialled economic bogeyman to live under our bed. “While advocating expansive fiscal policy to battle COVID-19 – and to grow our way out of the coronavirus...

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ICUs across Canada see near record of COVID-19 patients as new variant cases multiply

ICUs across Canada see near record of COVID-19 patients as new variant cases multiply

Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units across the country has reached a near record as the spread of more contagious variants drives up hospitalizations, prompting Ontario officials to scale back on non-urgent procedures. Canada’s chief public health officer says the number of new COVID-19 cases linked to variants of concern has doubled over the past week, with B.1.1.7, first identified in the U.K.,...

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Apr 9
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Opinion: Global minimum corporate tax: making the world safe for U.S. tax increases

Opinion: Global minimum corporate tax: making the world safe for U.S. tax increases

For Subscribers Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s call for a global corporate minimum tax is being hailed in some quarters as a return to American leadership. That’s one word for it, I suppose. on Monday, Ms. Yellen called for an end to the “30-year race to the bottom on corporate tax rates.” An agreement among nations to impose a minimum rate of tax, she said, would “end the pressures of tax competition,” ensuring that...

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Apr 7
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Alberta officials shut down, fence off GraceLife church for refusing to follow COVID-19 health rules

Alberta officials shut down, fence off GraceLife church for refusing to follow COVID-19 health rules

Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. About 30 people sang hymns and a woman walked back and forth with a Bible in her hand as Alberta health officers on Wednesday closed down and fenced off a church charged with refusing to follow COVID-19 health rules. Alberta Health Services said in a statement that GraceLife church will remain closed until it shows it can and will comply with public-health measures meant to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Police...

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Ukraine looks to Canada for help with NATO membership as Russian military buildup grows

Ukraine looks to Canada for help with NATO membership as Russian military buildup grows

Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. Ukraine is looking to Ottawa for help in persuading the NATO military alliance to set it on a path to membership, a campaign Kyiv is pursuing as a Russian military buildup takes shape near its eastern borders. Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday, and Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada told The Globe and Mail that “an important part of the conversation” was about Kyiv’s drive...

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Around 2.5 billion Tyrannosaurus rex have walked the Earth, according to new study

Around 2.5 billion Tyrannosaurus rex have walked the Earth, according to new study

Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. If one Tyrannosaurus rex - the school bus-sized meat-eating dinosaur that stalked the Cretaceous Period landscape - seems impressive, how about 2.5 billion of them? Researchers on Thursday unveiled the first calculation of the total T. rex population during the estimated 2.4 million years that this fearsome species inhabited western North America during the twilight of the age of dinosaurs. They considered factors including...

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