Putin’s decision to call up reservists a tacit admission that Ukraine war not going well

LONDON – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a partial mobilisation of his country’s armed forces amounts to a considerable escalation in the Ukraine war and shows that the military…

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Thousands of UK bus drivers plan strikes over pay: Union

LONDON – Thousands of bus drivers in London and the neighbouring county of Kent plan to strike in a dispute over pay, the Unite union said, threatening further disruption to…

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Don’t cook chicken in cold medicine, US FDA warns against new TikTok challenge

NEW YORK – United States health regulators are warning about the dangers of a new TikTok challenge that has teens cooking chicken with the cold medication NyQuil. The so-called “sleepy…

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Hurricane Fiona threatens to gain strength as storm heads to Bermuda

The storm was blamed for causing at least four direct deaths in its march through the Caribbean, where it unleashed torrential rain in Puerto Rico, leaving a majority without power…

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Ukraine, Haiti to dominate Justin Trudeau’s day at UN General Assembly

U.S. President Joe Biden, traditionally a Day 1 speaker, is to ascend the rostrum Wednesday morning instead, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau among those attending in person. The delegation will…

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Putin orders partial mobilization of Russian troops as Ukraine wages counteroffensive

It’s the first mobilization in Russia since World War II and comes amid humiliating battlefield losses for the Kremlin’s forces in recent weeks. The Russian leader, in a seven-minute televised…

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U.S. Federal Reserve set to hike interest rates again with high inflation in sight

When the Fed ends its latest meeting Wednesday and Powell holds a news conference, Americans will likely get a better idea of how much pain could be in store. The…

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The loonie is at a nearly 2-year low. What does that mean for inflation?

The Canadian dollar is sitting at 75 cents compared to the U.S.-dollar benchmark as of Tuesday, a nearly two-year low for the loonie. Economists say there could be a few…

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UK unveils $64 billion winter energy bill bailout for businesses

LONDON – The British government unveiled a multibillion-pound bailout to help companies with their energy bills this winter amid soaring prices that threaten to put many out of business. Under…

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Russian opposition calls for protests against Putin’s ‘criminal war’

TBILISI, Georgia – Russia’s opposition on Wednesday called for protests against President Vladimir Putin after he ordered the mobilisation of 300,000 reservists for what Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny said was…

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