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FILE - In this Monday, July 12, 2021, file photo, Karen Martin receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic hosted by James River Church West Campus in conjunction with Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Mo. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, File)

Rare ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion in U.S.

U.S. hospitalizations and deaths are nearly all among the unvaccinated

FILE - In this Monday, July 12, 2021, file photo, Karen Martin receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic hosted by James River Church West Campus in conjunction with Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Mo. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, File)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Feds looking into Muslim charities’ concerns: PM

Almost 100 Muslim organizations and civil society groups wrote to Trudeau this week

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger rises during a sitting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds host antisemitism summit to hear Jewish community’s concerns about rising hate

B’nai Brith Canada, a Jewish human rights organization, says it recorded 2,610 antisemitic incidents last year

Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger rises during a sitting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
People walk by a mural of George Floyd, airbrushed by artist Paul Archer on Fort St. in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. A new report shows many companies that signed a pledge to help end anti-Black racism still don’t have diversity, equity and inclusion plans a year later. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

A year on, experts find corporate anti-racist efforts progressing slowly

‘People are talking to us about culture. People are talking to us about governance’

People walk by a mural of George Floyd, airbrushed by artist Paul Archer on Fort St. in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. A new report shows many companies that signed a pledge to help end anti-Black racism still don’t have diversity, equity and inclusion plans a year later. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians see NDP’s Singh as a better PM than Tories’ O’Toole, survey suggests

34%of decided voters said they support the Liberals, while Conservatives stood at 29% and NDP at 22%

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A British man has been charged in the United States in connection with a Twitter hack last summer that compromised the accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls. (AP/John Raoux)

UK man arrested in Spain, charged in U.S. with Twitter hack

Joseph O’Connor, 22, was arrested for his alleged involvement in a July 2020 hack of more than 130 accounts

A British man has been charged in the United States in connection with a Twitter hack last summer that compromised the accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls. (AP/John Raoux)
Oliver Daemen, from left, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, Wally Funk and Bezos' brother Mark pose for photos in front of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, left rear, after their launch from the spaceport near Van Horn, Texas, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Jeff Bezos’s comments on workers after spaceflight draws rebuke

After he thanked Amazon employees, customers ‘because you guys paid for all this,’ he stirred up social media backlash

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Oliver Daemen, from left, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, Wally Funk and Bezos' brother Mark pose for photos in front of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, left rear, after their launch from the spaceport near Van Horn, Texas, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Visitors now need a special COVID pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theatres. (Black Press Media files)

France requires COVID pass for Eiffel Tower, tourist venues

People must show they are either fully vaccinated or have a negative virus test

Visitors now need a special COVID pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theatres. (Black Press Media files)
Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to open Toronto International Film Festival

Steven Levenson adapted his hit Tony Award-winning stage show with Ben Platt reprising his acclaimed leading role

Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy
Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement about in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Defining issue’: Federal environment minister says extreme weather a wake-up call

Wildfires are raging out of control, forcing residents out of their homes in British Columbia

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement about in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 the streaming giant announced plans to begin adding video games to its existing subscription plans at no extra cost. (AP/Jenny Kane)

Netflix confirms move into video games as its growth slows

The streaming platform reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in 8 years

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 the streaming giant announced plans to begin adding video games to its existing subscription plans at no extra cost. (AP/Jenny Kane)
Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury deliberations in his rape trial in New York. (AP/Seth Wenig)

Weinstein brought to California to face further rape charges

He could be arraigned on 11 sexual assault counts, including 4 counts of rape

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury deliberations in his rape trial in New York. (AP/Seth Wenig)
Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England speaks at a Bank of England Financial Stability Report Press Conference, in London. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Mark Carney says climate commitments prevent him from running for Liberals in fall election

‘I think this is the best contribution I can make right now for Canada, arguably the world’

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England speaks at a Bank of England Financial Stability Report Press Conference, in London. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth
Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

Challenges at southern border may be drag on efforts to reopen Canada-U.S. frontier

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions on visitors from the U.S. have always been more stringent

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna talks about the recent transit announcement during a press conference at Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Liberals add $1.4 billion to climate change mitigation fund: McKenna

The new $1.4 billion fund will be spent over 12-year period

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna talks about the recent transit announcement during a press conference at Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
New Toyota cars for sale are seen at an auto mall in Ottawa, on Monday, April 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

At least 70% of vehicle sales must be ZEVs to achieve Ottawa’s emissions plan: report

The plan projects a reduction of 213 megatonnes (MT) of greenhouse gas emission

New Toyota cars for sale are seen at an auto mall in Ottawa, on Monday, April 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner Bryan Glazer, left, hold a jersey for President Joe Biden during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the president honored the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their Super Bowl LV victory. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Tom Brady, champion Buccaneers visit Biden at White House

Tom Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion, put on quite the comedy routine

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner Bryan Glazer, left, hold a jersey for President Joe Biden during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the president honored the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their Super Bowl LV victory. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A worker waits for arrivals at the COVID-19 testing centre in Terminal 3 at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canadians say vaccination proof must be required of all travellers: poll

58% of respondents to an online survey say travellers should be required to show a document provinf they are immunized

A worker waits for arrivals at the COVID-19 testing centre in Terminal 3 at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Health officials say the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to surge in the U.S. (Black Press Media files)

Delta variant accounts for 83% of U.S. cases, says CDC

In July, the variant accounted for about 50% of genetically sequenced coronavirus cases

Health officials say the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to surge in the U.S. (Black Press Media files)
Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada announces dozens of U.S. routes as border restrictions ease

55 routes to 34 destinations will add up to 220 daily Air Canada flights between the two countries

Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette