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Bank of Canada raises interest rates, says it will take a 'conditional' pause

Bank of Canada raises interest rates, says it will take a 'conditional' pause

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada delivered what it expects to be its last interest rate hike of the cycle as it pauses to assess the effects of higher rates on the economy.
Canada's passport application backlog now 'virtually eliminated,' minister says

Canada's passport application backlog now 'virtually eliminated,' minister says

OTTAWA — The federal government declared victory over a massive backlog of passport applications Tuesday as the social development minister announced that 98 per cent of the delayed applications have now been processed.
Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly says Cameroon peace talks 'messy,' but should continue

Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly says Cameroon peace talks 'messy,' but should continue

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly gave no explanation Tuesday for Cameroon claiming it had never sought Canada's help in peace talks, but said Ottawa still wants to broker a deal.
Pope opens up on sex abuse cases, says church must do more

Pope opens up on sex abuse cases, says church must do more

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has shed light on the Catholic Church’s handling of sex abuse allegations against East Timor’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning independence hero, suggesting that he indeed was allowed to retire early rather than face prosecution or punishment.
Two sentenced in historic fentanyl bust

Two sentenced in historic fentanyl bust

A Sturgeon County man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for what police were calling the largest fentanyl bust in history.
Quebec woman who mailed poison to Trump White House pleads guilty

Quebec woman who mailed poison to Trump White House pleads guilty

WASHINGTON — A Quebec woman accused of mailing poison to former president Donald Trump has pleaded guilty and agreed to a prison sentence of nearly 22 years.
Survivors of residential school in Saskatchewan file proposed class-action lawsuit

Survivors of residential school in Saskatchewan file proposed class-action lawsuit

WHITECAP, Sask. — Survivors of a residential school that housed Métis children in Saskatchewan have filed a proposed a class-action lawsuit against the federal and provincial governments.
Finland's top diplomat hints at joining NATO without Sweden

Finland's top diplomat hints at joining NATO without Sweden

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s foreign minister suggested Tuesday that the country may consider joining NATO without neighboring Sweden if Turkey continues to block their joint bid to enter the military alliance.
After sex assault acquittal, military clears Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of misconduct

After sex assault acquittal, military clears Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of misconduct

OTTAWA — The Canadian military has concluded on the balance of probabilities that Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin "did not engage in sexual misconduct" after the senior military officer was acquitted of sexual assault late last year.
Learning to lie: AI tools adept at creating disinformation

Learning to lie: AI tools adept at creating disinformation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Artificial intelligence is writing fiction , making images inspired by Van Gogh and fighting wildfires . Now it's competing in another endeavor once limited to humans — creating propaganda and disinformation.