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Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said on Friday they do not plan any changes to their South Africa-U.S. routes after the White House said it plans to impose new travel curbs on southern Africa starting Monday amid concerns about a new COVID-19 variant. Delta and United are the only U.S. passenger carriers that have direct flights to southern Africa. Delta currently operates service between Johannesburg and Atlanta three times weekly and the U.S. airline said "there are no planned adjustments to service at this time."
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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets and All-Star infielder Eduardo Escobar have agreed to a free agent contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because the agreement was pending a physical and hadn't been announced. MLB Network reported the contract will pay Escobar $20 million over two years. The 32-year-old Escobar was a first-time All-Star in 2021, when he batted .253 with 28 homers, 90 RBIs and a .78
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In the least, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras needs to stop claiming to represent Treaty Six nations, argued the Development Foundation of the Treaty Six Confederacy in Court of Queens Bench Nov. 18. And at most, the court should force an election for the position of regional chief as the current mandate ended June 30. “I am not making any … orders today … to direct Ms. Poitras to do anything here,” said Associate Chief Justice Nielsen. He did, however, urg
Brazilian police have recommended multiple criminal charges against miner Vale SA and Germany's TUV SUD for their role in a 2019 dam burst that killed 270 people and caused extensive environmental damage, according to a statement on Friday. The federal police probe, one of several parallel investigations into the incident that ravaged communities in the state of Minas Gerais, indicated that "various pollution-related crimes" were committed, as well as crimes "against land and water-based fauna and flora." The police also recommended charges, including homicide, against 19 people who worked for Vale, which owned the dam, and TUV SUD, which was responsible for inspecting the structure.
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VICTORIA — British Columbia's transportation minister says crews are working "non-stop" to repair an estimated 200 highway sites that were damaged or destroyed by washouts in the province's Interior and south coast, but upcoming severe weather could worsen existing flooding or cause more of it. Rob Fleming said people should prepare for two more storms expected to hit the province on Saturday and Tuesday following a major atmospheric river that devastated some communities where essential supplie
With their second consecutive 10-win season accomplished, the Chanticleers now await a bowl invitation, which could be coming this week.
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Tributes quickly flooded social media following the death of Stephen Sondheim as performers and writers alike saluted a giant of the theater: “Rest In Peace, Stephen Sondheim, and thank you for your vast contributions to musical theater. We shall be singing your songs forever. Oh, my heart hurts…” — singer and actor Lea Salonga, via Twitter. ___ “There are no words I can find for this loss. He would know what to say. Rest well, dearest Steve.” — singer and actor Laura Benanti, via Instagram. ___
"I need to take him." Nicole Shanks had just bear-maced Melissa Armstrong and was now moving to abduct her eight-day-old son on Mother's Day when she uttered those words. The facts of the harrowing ordeal were read aloud in an Ottawa courtroom Friday afternoon, where Shanks pleaded guilty to the charges of child abduction, assault with a weapon, assault, possession of a dangerous weapon and criminal harassment. "Ms. Armstrong fearing for her life and the life of her children knew she needed help
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Violence receded Friday in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of addressing the underlying grievances that sparked two days of riots, including concerns about the country's increasing links with China. Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare sought to deflect attention from domestic issues by blaming outside interference for stirring up the protesters, with a thinly veiled reference to Taiwan and the United States. External
GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization is postponing its conference of government ministers set to open Tuesday after Switzerland initiated new travel restrictions following the emergence of a worrying new coronavirus variant, officials said. The MC12 conference at WTO headquarters in Geneva was set to take up key issues like a long-awaited agreement on subsidies for fisheries, seen as a major way to prevent overfishing in the world's seas, and an effort to waive patent and other intellectua
SASKATOON — Kerri Einarson needed a win Friday afternoon to book her playoff ticket at Canada's Olympic curling trials. A loss to Kelsey Rocque not only hurt her chances of making the three-team cut, it also gave two other teams hope. Rocque played spoiler in the women's round-robin finale by posting an 8-4 victory over Einarson - the reigning national women's champion - at SaskTel Centre. The result left Einarson (4-4) in a three-team tiebreaker on Saturday. A win would have given her a direct