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Bill with incentives for 'North American' electric vehicles passes in U.S. Senate | CBC News

Bill with incentives for ‘North American’ electric vehicles passes in U.S. Senate | CBC News

The new plan to encourage Americans to buy more electric vehicles built in North America, instead of just the United States, has cleared its tallest hurdle. After a marathon voting session that lasted nearly 24 hours, the U.S. Senate finally approved the new Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris had to break …

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China halts dialogue with the United States. What does this mean for Canada? - National | Globalnews.ca

China halts dialogue with the United States. What does this mean for Canada? – National | Globalnews.ca

China announced suspension of dialogue with the United States in a number of areas on Friday, countering the recent visit to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Not only has dialogue been cut on climate change and between theatre-level military commanders, cross-border crime and drug trafficking exchanges have also been ceased. Read more: China …

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Israeli airstrikes drive up Gaza death toll amid reports of ceasefire talks | CBC News

Israeli airstrikes drive up Gaza death toll amid reports of ceasefire talks | CBC News

Israeli aircraft pummeled targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, driving up the Palestinian death toll, and militants fired repeated rounds of rockets that reached deep into Israel, even as reports emerged that the sides were seeking a cease-fire deal. While Egyptian officials worked on an agreement, Palestinian officials cited the death toll since the start …

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Why human rights groups say it's in Ukraine's best interest to take war crimes allegations seriously | CBC News

Why human rights groups say it’s in Ukraine’s best interest to take war crimes allegations seriously | CBC News

More than five months after Russia’s invasion began, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office claims to be investigating more than 26,000 alleged Russian war crimes. But it’s unclear to what extent Ukraine is probing any actions of its own armed forces that may have violated international laws or put civilians in harm’s way.  There is plenty of evidence linking …

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Ontario has a doctor shortage. So why isn’t the Ford government licensing more internationally trained physicians living here?

Ontario has a doctor shortage. So why isn’t the Ford government licensing more internationally trained physicians living here?

For four years straight, Dr. Makini McGuire-Brown has applied to get one of the limited residency spots in Canada for internationally-trained doctors. And each year, the Toronto resident has been turned down, a refusal which means she can’t get the Canadian clinical experience she needs to get licensed in Ontario. “It’s really heart wrenching,” McGuire-Brown, …

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Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine

Shift in war’s front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine – Four more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country’s Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the ports to stave off a Ukrainian counteroffensive. The body overseeing an international deal intended …

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Adopt a Ukrainian grandparent: online portal launches to help Kharkiv’s most vulnerable - National | Globalnews.ca

Adopt a Ukrainian grandparent: online portal launches to help Kharkiv’s most vulnerable – National | Globalnews.ca

Svitlana Savchenko uses a side table as a walking aid. She hunches impossibly low over the small piece of furniture, holding it with both hands to lift it up and place it back down in front of her, shuffling along awkwardly behind it. The 81-year-old Kharkiv resident is largely wheelchair-bound and is rarely able to …

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What does Alex Jones’ US$49.3M verdict mean for the future of misinformation?

What does Alex Jones’ US$49.3M verdict mean for the future of misinformation?

Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — US$49.3 million in damages, and counting, for claiming the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax — a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful misinformation. But what does this week’s verdict, the first of …

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After UN chief calls out 'scandalous' profits, Ottawa offers no plan to hike taxes on oil and gas industry | CBC News

After UN chief calls out ‘scandalous’ profits, Ottawa offers no plan to hike taxes on oil and gas industry | CBC News

Canada’s Ministry of Finance says it’s aiming to make everyone pay “their fair share of tax” but is not committing to an elevated tax on energy companies who are reporting sizeable windfalls while consumers feel pinched at the gas pumps.  The ministry’s statement comes on the heels of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres sharply criticizing the world’s energy …

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Russian forces begin assault on 2 Eastern Ukraine cities, as rocket attacks continue | CBC News

Russian forces begin assault on 2 Eastern Ukraine cities, as rocket attacks continue | CBC News

Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine’s military and local officials said. Both cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka had been considered key targets of Russia’s ongoing …

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