Statement by the Prime Minister to welcome Canada’s 30th Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to welcome Canada’s new Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, it is my honour and privilege to welcome Canada’s 30th Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon. “Born in Nunavik, in northern Quebec, […]

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Canada reaches major vaccine campaign milestone

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada made a commitment to protect the health and safety of all Canadians. That is why the government has worked hard to ensure that everyone across the country could access vaccines as soon they were proven to be safe and effective. The government will continue […]

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Kamala Harris visits US border amid migrant crisis

Kamala Harris has made her first trip as vice-president to the nation’s southern border as the White House grapples with political pressure over a growing migrant crisis. In El Paso, Texas, Ms Harris called for an end to “finger-pointing”. She also criticised ex-President Donald Trump. One of her fellow Democrats said this administration’s handling of […]

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Britney Spears officially requests new conservator to replace her father

Britney Spears has officially asked for her father to be replaced as her conservator, 13 years after he assumed control of her life and finances. The star’s new lawyer petitioned the court on Monday, a month after Spears broke her public silence on the arrangement, calling it “abusive”. In court papers, Mathew S. Rosengart described […]

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Miami tower collapse: Final victim identified from rubble

The family of the final victim unaccounted for in a deadly apartment block collapse in Florida say her remains have been found and identified. The discovery ends a weeks-long wait for the family of 54-year-old Estelle Hedaya, who had been missing since her building collapsed on 24 June. Her brother Ikey Hedaya told US media […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Momiji Nishiya wins skateboarding gold at just 13

At the age of just 13, Japan’s Momiji Nishiya made history on Monday by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women’s street skateboarding at the Games in Tokyo. Nishiya topped a youthful podium with Rayssa Leal of Brazil, also 13, taking the silver medal and Japan’s Funa Nakayama, 16, winning bronze. With an average […]

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Delta variant spreads globally as cases soar

The Delta variant of Covid-19 has now been detected in 124 territories worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. It is expected to become the dominant variant globally in the coming months, with the WHO predicting that there could be more than 200 million confirmed cases within a matter of weeks. Infections are rising, particularly […]

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Amazon Bitcoin job ad boosts cryptocurrency surge

Bitcoin rose from $29,000 (£21,000) to more than $39,000 per coin on Monday, its largest growth in several weeks. Ethereum and Dogecoin also saw gains. However, Amazon has not confirmed any plans to accept cryptocurrency payments, despite the speculation. The job advert has been widely reported by cryptocurrency enthusiast sites, and London’s City AM newspaper […]

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