Drone attack on U.S. base thwarted, Iraqi security sources say – Yahoo News Canada

Two armed drones were shot down on Monday as they approached an Iraqi military base hosting U.S. forces near Baghdad’s international airport, Iraqi security sources said, adding that nobody was hurt in the incident.
[MUSIC PLAYING]ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The only criminal charge filed over the sexual harassment allegations that drove former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from office was dismissed Friday at prosecutors' request, clearing what had been seen as the most serious legal threat to the Democrat. The move had been expected after Albany County prosecutors said they couldn't prove the case and intended to drop it. Cuomo, who denied the allegation that he groped an aide in the executive mansion in 2020, didn’t speak during F
As parts of Canada see staggering rises in COVID-19 activity amid Omicron's rapid spread, experts say the highly transmissible variant is training a spotlight on social inequities across the country. Dr. Amit Arya, a palliative care physician in Mississauga, Ont., and Dr. Andrew Boozary, who leads the Social Medicine Program at Toronto's University Health Network, both say Omicron's rise continues to show "a tale of two pandemics," with those who can afford to better protect themselves pitted ag
OTTAWA — RCMP anti-corruption investigators say they are probing possible shady practices by several Canadian companies operating in parts of Africa, Eastern Europe and South America. Firms involved in mining, infrastructure, aviation, rail, engineering and technology are susceptible to corruption, such as paying a bribe to secure a contract, say Mounties with the force's sensitive and international investigations section. "These are all sectors that are at risk," said Staff Sgt. Stéphanie Rouss
Here are the top stories for Saturday, January 8th: Harry Reid memorial in Vegas draws nation's top Democrats; Space telescope's 'golden eye' opens; Newsom deploys troops to boost virus testing sites.
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A judge on Friday dismissed the only criminal charge filed against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in connection with the sexual harassment allegations that drove him from office. (Jan. 7)
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s leaders agreed Friday to toughen requirements for entry to restaurants and bars, and decided to shorten quarantine and self-isolation periods as the omicron variant spreads fast through the country. Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the 16 state governors built on restrictions introduced just after Christmas that limited private gatherings to 10 people and effectively shut nightclubs. People have already been required for some time to show proof of full vaccination or recovery t
An artist from Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T., who uses beads to replicate space, stars and entire universes, will have her art showcased in the Smithsonian, right next to Vincent van Gogh's work. Margaret Nazon's beading of the Milky Way is in Washington, D.C., where it will be presented in the Recovering Our Night Sky exhibit on light pollution at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It will be beside a virtual image of van Gogh's The Starry Night. "I think because it's quite different, it's not like pa
Provincial police say a 26-year-old man who was arrested after a series of collisions on the Metropolitan Expressway Friday night could face charges of driving under the influence, dangerous driving and drug trafficking. Sergeant Marythé Bolduc says the Sûrete du Québec (SQ) was called to kilometre 73 eastbound, a section of Highway 40 in Anjou, for a collision involving five vehicles at around 11 p.m. When police arrived they found a man in his 40's in critical condition who was brought to hosp
Arctic air from the West has its sights set on Ontario in the coming days, with its coldest temperatures of the season so far. With it will come an prolonged snow squall event for Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, threatening travel with hefty amounts expected.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence reports compiled by the U.S. Capitol Police in the days before last year's insurrection envisioned only an improbable or remote risk of violence, even as other assessments warned that crowds of potentially thousands of pro-Trump demonstrators could converge in Washington and create a dangerous situation. The documents, obtained by The Associated Press, underscore the uneven and muddled intelligence that circulated to Capitol Police officers ahead of the Jan. 6 riot
On a frigid Saturday afternoon in La Fontaine Park, a group of Montreal volleyball players proved that no health or weather restrictions will get in the way of their game this winter. "It's hard nowadays, you know all the COVID restrictions and everything, we can't play inside," said Anthony Faria, a volleyball newcomer who felt the sting when Quebec suspended all indoor sports and activities in its most recent set of restrictions. "So you know what we say? We say 'come outside, let's play outsi
A Dartmouth councillor wants the Halifax Regional Municipality not only to voice its opposition to Quebec's Bill 21 but also to contribute $50,000 to a legal challenge. "When I look at all the different religious communities in HRM, I just think, this is just wrong," said Coun. Tony Mancini, who represents District 6 (Harbourview-Burnside-Dartmouth East). Bill 21 was adopted in June 2019. It prohibits government employees from wearing religious symbols while they are working, including head and
Tenants of a downtown Calgary apartment building evacuated two weeks ago will likely have to wait a little longer to return — and management says it's doing its best. The Westview Heights apartment tower is located in the 800 block of 8th Avenue S.W., housing 297 units. The building suffered massive flooding and outages, including electricity and heat, during the holiday cold snap. Flooding on Boxing Day prompted an evacuation of the building. Jules Glasel, one of the evacuees, has been staying
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The speed of the political upheaval this week in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan has astonished many observers, and left a Canadian university professor who teaches there wondering about its fate. Helene Thibault is a faculty member at Nazarbayev University in the capital, Nursultan, where she has taught political science for the last five years. She was back home in Montreal this week when the country exploded in violence. "It's very surprising to see the scale of the protests," Thibault
Mercedes Phillips says going to school during the pandemic has been far from normal, but on Thursday it felt absolutely surreal. At lunchtime, like many others, the Grade 11 student at Regina's Campbell Collegiate received two emails notifying her that she was a close contact to people who tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution, Phillips says, she went to the school's office to pick up a rapid test. When she walked out, the 16-year-old noticed her classmates weren't fixed on eating their
CALGARY — Almost three dozen people survived overdoses because of a Canada-wide phone line that connects callers who use drugs with emergency support if there is a suspected overdose. Looking back on a year in service, data from the National Overdose Response Service, or NORS, shows all 33 potentially life-threatening events were successfully responded to. Followup calls confirmed all overdoses were reversed. The national phone line connects callers using a potentially deadly substance to volunt

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