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Australian soldier and her husband accused of spying for Russia

An Australian soldier and her husband accused of spying for Russia were denied bail on Friday, the first charges against suspected agents under Australia’s sweeping 2018 espionage laws. Kira Korolev, 40, and her husband, Igor Korolev, 62, are Russian-born Australian citizens and hold Russian passports. They did not appear in person and were represented by lawyers in the Brisbane Magistrates …

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In do-or-die mode, Biden does neither

Joe Biden’s foreign allies left town on Thursday. His allies at home, meanwhile, joined in the political assassination. Plagued by a domestic political crisis, the beleaguered US president held a rare, unscripted and free press conference to conclude this week’s NATO summit. The event, broadcast live on television, was a defining moment for Biden’s campaign, as many Democrats weigh whether …

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Trudeau says Canada can meet NATO military spending target by 2032

After a flood of criticism from allies, particularly the United States, the Liberal government announced on Thursday that it hopes to meet NATO’s military investment target of two percent of allies’ gross domestic product by 2032. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the statement at the end of the alliance’s annual summit in Washington, but he also raised serious doubts about …

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Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette goes viral for openly flirting with trade: ‘I want to win’

Normally, professional athletes go to great lengths to avoid potential controversy when speaking to reporters. But in another sign of a struggling season for the Toronto Blue Jays, star forward Bo Bichette appeared to openly flirt with the idea of ​​playing for a team like the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. “I haven’t really explored the city yet. For me, …

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Quirky Toronto home dubbed ‘Leslieville Dollhouse’ hits the market – Toronto

A life-size dollhouse in the heart of Toronto’s Leslieville neighborhood that has delighted residents and tourists for decades is looking for a new owner. The home, located at 37 Bertmount Ave., near Queen Street E. and Jones Ave., goes on the market Thursday. It is decorated with hundreds of dolls, toys and other items, many of which have been donated …

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Nova Scotia wants to change the way it screens for cervical cancer

Nova Scotia plans to follow the lead of other provinces in how it screens for cervical cancer, but the transition from Pap smears to HPV testing will take at least two years, the legislature’s health committee heard Tuesday. Dr. Robert Grimshaw, medical director of Nova Scotia Health’s cervical cancer screening program, told the committee that the effectiveness of the human …

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Canada warns Russian ‘bot farm’ uses AI to spread disinformation online – National

Canadian security officials are warning of a Russian propaganda campaign that used the social media site X to spread disinformation online. According to the Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity, individuals affiliated with RT, formerly known as Russia Today, are operating a social media bot farm on behalf of the Russian government. Officials say fake social media users are being created to …

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‘Perfect rat storm’: Ontario cities look for ways to combat increasingly visible rats

Measures are being taken to combat the growing rat population in two of Ontario’s largest cities. The rodents, which normally live underground, are becoming increasingly visible due to a combination of construction and climate change. In Toronto, the city’s infrastructure committee recently passed a motion asking city council to direct staff to develop an “action plan” to reduce the number …

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Recall of Silk and Great Value plant-based beverages linked to 9 cases of listeriosis in Ontario

Nine confirmed cases of listeriosis have been reported in Ontario as part of an ongoing investigation into recalled herbal refrigerated beverages, according to provincial health officials. On Monday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced a recall of certain Silk and Great Value refrigerated oat and almond beverages that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Ontario’s chief medical officer of …

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Canada links June heat wave to climate change with new attribution analysis

For the first time, the Canadian government has conducted a rapid analysis of a period of extreme heat and linked it to human-caused climate change. Analysis by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) found that the likelihood of a heat wave in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada between June 17 and 20 is two to ten times greater due to …

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