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BRUSSELS — Two European fathers who live in Japan will urge EU lawmakers this week to increase pressure on Tokyo to tackle parental child abduction by changing a law that does not recognize joint child custody following divorce. Frenchman Vincent Fichot and Italian Tommaso Perina will present a petition to the bloc’s legislative assembly in […]
The prime minister is meeting with an emergency group today to discuss anti-pipeline blockades that have shut down swaths of the country’s train system. Justin Trudeau says the Incident Response Group will talk about how to handle the protests against a natural gas pipeline that crosses Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia. Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs […]
OTTAWA — A coalition of 150 health care organizations and non-profits is calling on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to make sure there is funding in the coming federal budget to launch the first phase of a universal drug plan by 2022. The Pharmacare Now Coalition has written to Morneau, as well as to Prime Minister […]
OTTAWA — One of Canada’s major mobile service providers appears to have set the stage for a battle with Ottawa over the timing of proposed wireless rate cuts. Telus and affiliated brands Koodo and Public Mobile recently placed what they are calling a “True North Affordability” stamp on their websites — a move one consumer […]
VICTORIA — British Columbia’s finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy. Since coming to power more than two years ago, the NDP has made controlling costs for families, with a focus on housing […]
PARIS — A French soldier has died while on operations in Burkina Faso, the French Armed Forces Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The ministry said the causes of the death of Sergeant Morgan Henry were unknown for now and an investigation was underway into the circumstances behind his death. Former colonial power France […]
SIHANOUKVILLE — An influx of Chinese that some Cambodians resented for bringing noise, dust and chaos to the port of Sihanoukville, is the cause of more pain now that it has gone into reverse. The new coronavirus has meant yet another setback for Sihanoukville after the government last year banned the online gambling that had […]
BEIJING — The Chinese parliament’s top committee will meet on Feb. 24 to discuss whether to delay the annual March meeting of the full parliament, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, amid the country’s coronavirus outbreak. The standing committee of the National People’s Congress will deliberate a proposal for the delay of the […]
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Sunday spoke with reporters at Grapefruit League media day in Florida and, not surprisingly, much of his time was spent talking about the Houston Astros and the continued fallout from their sign-stealing scandal. One issue Manfred made emphatically clear was that MLB has put managers on notice that […]
DAYTONA BEACH — President Donald Trump took a loop around the Daytona 500 racetrack on Sunday in his presidential limousine, drawing cheers from fans at NASCAR’s most prestigious race not long after completing a dramatic flyby on Air Force One. Ramping up his nationwide re-election effort after his acquittal in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial, […]
The Islanders have addressed one of their glaring needs, more than a week before the NHL trade deadline.
A church in New Jersey went up in flames just hours before Sunday services were set to begin.
The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win.
About 380 Americans are on the cruise ship Diamond Princess. The Japanese defense ministry said around 300 of them are preparing to leave.
Free agent pitcher Chad Bettis signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on Sunday with an invitation an invitation to big league spring training.
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of man who had reportedly been preparing to testify against alleged MS-13 gang members.
Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday the president’s budget cuts all funding for 31 Visible Intermodal Prevent and Response dog teams, or VIPR units.
Police are asking for help tracking down the killer of Brooklyn man shot in the chest last week.
Butch Yamali and Chef Chris Seidl, owner and executive chef at Long Island Milleridge Inn, have some ideas for cold and flu comfort food.
Your favorite characters and friends are throwing a party in the new show “Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!”
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Bayer and BASF face more than 140 lawsuits over allegations that dicamba wreaked havoc across the Midwestern U.S. when it drifted onto crops that weren’t engineered to resist it.
A court said clearing a forest near Berlin for the Tesla factory must stop immediately while it considers a challenge by environmentalists.
Experts in housing, transportation, tech, and more weigh in with solutions to urban ills.
San Francisco and Shenzhen show how technological and economic challenges are reshaping the world’s cities, and changing the way we do business.
GDP shrank at its sharpest rate since 2014.
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