Canada

Biden inauguration: FBI vetting national guard members amid fears of inside attack

WASHINGTON — U.S. defence officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have gripped […]

Canada

Guatemalan police block Honduran migrant caravan with tear gas, batons

VADO HONDO, Guatemala — Guatemalan police and soldiers launched tear gas and wielded batons and shields against a group of Honduran migrants that tried to push through their roadblock early Sunday. A group of about 2,000 migrants had stopped short of the roadblock the night before. The roadblock was strategically placed at a chokepoint on […]

Business

Ontario inspectors find 36 stores violating COVID-19 rules during big-box safety blitz

TORONTO — Safety inspectors found more than 30 businesses violating COVID-19 safety rules during a big-box blitz across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development said Sunday.  The ministry said that inspectors visited 110 stores on Saturday and found 31 stores in violation of provincial orders, which is […]

Canada

New Brunswick to provide COVID-19 update on Sunday

New Brunswick health officials are expected to provide a provincial update on the coronavirus on Sunday. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell will be joined by Premier Blaine Higgs at 2:30 p.m. AT. The briefing will be live-streamed on the Global News website. Read more: New Brunswick reports 27 new cases of COVID-19 […]

Canada

U.S. military completes removal of troops from Somalia

The U.S. military says its troop withdrawal from Somalia is complete, in one of the last actions of President Donald Trump’s presidency. Some experts have warned that the withdrawal of an estimated 700 U.S. military personnel comes at the worst possible time for Somalia, as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group improves its bomb-making skills and […]

Canada

Phil Spector, convicted murderer, famed music producer, dies at 81

Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81. California state prison officials said he died Saturday of natural causes at a hospital. Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003 at […]