Israel ramped up its criticism of the embattled U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees Monday, saying 450 of its employees were members of militant groups in the Gaza Strip, though it provided no evidence to back up its accusation. Major international funders have withheld hundreds of millions of dollars from the agency, known as UNRWA, since Israel accused 12 of its employees of participating in the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks on Israel that killed 1,200 people and left about 250 others held hostage in Gaza, according to Israeli authorities.
A key hearing over the future of Puerto Rico’s crumbling power company and its staggering $9 billion debt began Monday in federal court following years of acrimonious talks between the U.S. territory's government and creditors seeking to recover their investments. It comes nearly seven years after Puerto Rico’s government filed for the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. municipal history after announcing it was unable to pay its more than $73 billion debt following decades of corruption, mismanagement and excessive borrowing. “Every dollar we pay bondholders is a dollar that is not available for the energetic transformation that Puerto Rico urgently needs,” Juan Rosario, who previously represented consumers on the power company’s board, said before the hearing.
Traffic cameras show a person suspected of firing shots at the Red Roof Inn in Sharonville, Ohio leading police on a highway chase that ended when the driver headed onto Ronald Reagan Highway going the wrong way, according to Sharonville police.
South Dakota Sen. John Thune is entering the race to be the next Republican leader of the U.S. Senate once Sen. Mitch McConnell steps away from the post in November. Thune, currently the No. 2 Senate Republican, told local news outlets that he is interested in the job.
Josh Donaldson says he’s retiring after a 13-year career in which he was voted the 2015 AL MVP while with the Toronto Blue Jays and was selected to three All-Star Games. The 38-year-old announced his plans Monday during an appearance on “The Mayor’s Office,” a podcast hosted by former major league first baseman Sean Casey. Donaldson is a free agent after splitting last season between the New York Yankees and Milwaukee. “It’s sad because I’ll be not able to go out there and play the game that I l
Chelsea striker Sam Kerr will stand trial next year after appearing in court charged with the racially aggravated harassment of a police officer.
Midland council looked to squash any fears that there wouldn’t be a downtown farmers’ market for 2024 by approving an agreement to relocate the event across from Harbourview Park. Up until last year, the Southern Georgian Bay Farmers’ Markets was held during warmer months on Sundays at the town-owned parking lot located at Bay and First Streets. However, the parking lot was a declared brownfield site that had been made available as surplus land years ago. At the recent meeting of council, Mayor
The Prime Minister has previously warned the unelected chamber against frustrating ‘the will of the people’.
Health spending in England to suffer 1.2% cut, worth £2bn, despite extra costs, thinktank’s analysis finds
MONTREAL — Quebecers who do not identify as male or female will soon be able to opt for an 'X' gender marker on their health cards and driver's licences. Both Quebec's automobile insurance board and its public health insurance board confirmed Monday they've been informed of the government's decision to add a third gender option to the government ID cards. The health insurance board, known as the RAMQ, said it learned of the decision by the province's families minister Monday morning and planned
Who’s excited for NCIS: Origins? In anticipation of the CBS prequel — and Mark Harmon‘s return to the well-watched franchise — TVLine is breaking down everything you need to know about the newest NCIS series. In January 2024, CBS announced a straight-to-series order for the spinoff, which will be set in the early ’90s and …
Chris Packham has been criticised as “irresponsible” by Downing Street for defending protests outside the homes of MPs.
‘Dune’ director Denis Villeneuve admits adapting the sci-fi novel meant “painful choices” in cutting characters
“Cuban authorities have subjected Marta to a long campaign of detention and abuse, including prohibiting her from traveling abroad,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
A special avalanche warning for British Columbia issued last week is being extended until Thursday as hazardous conditions persist in the backcountry — conditions that claimed the life of a man in the Revelstoke area on Sunday. The warning by Avalanche Canada, which remains in effect until the end of day March 7, applies to mountainous regions of Vancouver Island, southwestern and northwestern B.C., as well as swath of southeastern B.C. including the Rockies and into parts of Alberta.The organiz
A man from Wayne County, Michigan, recently won playing Fantasy 5 Double Play, the same game in which he had earlier hit the jackpot in August
“I think it's no coincidence I have enjoyed my best years of my career with Kylie by my side.”
Josh Donaldson says he’s retiring after a 13-year career in which he was voted the 2015 AL MVP and was selected to three All-Star Games. Donaldson is a free agent after splitting last season between the New York Yankees and Milwaukee. “It’s sad because I’ll be not able to go out there and play the game that I love anymore, but it’s also a very happy time that I get to be around the family and kind of take that next chapter in life,” said Donaldson, who noted that he got married during the offseason.
VANCOUVER — A lawyer for a group of iPhone owners says a British Columbia judge has approved a countrywide multimillion-dollar settlement with tech giant Apple over software updates that allegedly slowed down older devices. Lawyer K.S. Garcha says class members who make claims on the $14.4-million settlement can expect to receive between $17.50 and $150 each, depending on how many people submit a claim for the settlement money. The settlement covers eligible residents of Canada except those in Q
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