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Ten officials have been indicted in Iran over the 2020 military shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176 people, a prosecutor said Tuesday, an announcement coming just as Tehran begins indirect negotiations with the West over its collapsed nuclear deal with world powers. More than 100 of the […]

BRUSSELS – Despite its flagging vaccination drive, the European Union said Tuesday it is still on target to reach what it calls “sufficient community immunity” by the end of June. The European Commission has said it wants to have vaccinated a minimum 70% of the entire adult population by the […]

United Airlines says it will train 5,000 this decade, including taking on applicants with no flying experience, and plans for half of them to be women or people of colour. United will borrow an approach used elsewhere, notably at Germany’s Lufthansa, by taking people at the beginning of their flying […]

By Samy Magdy
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ISMAILIA, Egypt – The Suez Canal chief said Tuesday that authorities are negotiating a financial settlement with the owners of a massive vessel that blocked the crucial waterway for nearly a week. Lt. Gen. Osama Rabie told The Associated Press he hoped talks with Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd., the Japanese […]

By David Friend
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TORONTO – Ontario concert venue owners are facing another setback after the provincial government outlawed live streaming shows for the second time this year under the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Doug Ford’s “emergency brake” plan, introduced on Thursday, prohibits virtual shows in empty concert halls for the next four weeks, even […]

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YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s ruling junta stepped up its campaign against celebrities who support nationwide protests against its seizure of power, publishing wanted lists in the state press and warning against using their work. The move follows weeks of escalating violence by security forces in breaking up street protests against […]

The early ice out is giving local anglers a great opportunity for some early season fishing. This walleye was caught this past week, by Scott Dingwall. Make sure you get out and take advantage of our region’s world class fishing, before the season ends on April 15. If you’ve made […]