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US scraps rules for dogs from rabies-free countries

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is not requiring Canadians to cross the border into Canada with their dogs this summer. The agency announced new rules in May aimed at eliminating rabies from the country. They stated that dogs must be microchipped, vaccinated against rabies and accompanied by two forms, one signed by a veterinarian. The forms must include photos …

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There is a price to pay for not being prepared for war. Will Canada have to pay that price again?

A little over 18 years ago, amid the dust and blazing heat of Kandahar Airfield, the weary look on Colonel Ian Hope’s face spoke louder than his words. It was the spring of 2006, and the Canadian contingent in Afghanistan had just endured a brutal few weeks. More than half a dozen Canadian soldiers had been killed in roadside bombings. …

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Elections Canada proposes measures to protect nomination contests from interference

Elections Canada is proposing possible changes to protect the political nomination process from foreign interference. These include banning non-citizens from participating in candidate selection, requiring parties to publish contest rules and explicitly prohibiting certain practices, such as voting more than once. The Federal Election Agency outlines the proposed steps in a discussion guide intended to help chief election officer Stéphane …

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Airlines, banks and healthcare face disruptions in global IT outages

A global technical outage disrupted operations across multiple sectors on Friday, with airlines halting flights, some broadcasters off the air, and everything from banking to health care hit by systemic glitches. According to an alert sent to customers by global cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike and seen by Reuters, the company’s Falcon Sensor software causes Microsoft Windows to crash and display a …

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‘Cuts to boarding school searches reflect disturbing denial,’ says headmaster

Officials with Indigenous Services Canada on Thursday told organizations and community leaders responsible for the search for missing children and unmarked burials at boarding school sites that their funding has been capped at $500,000 per year. That ceiling is significantly lower than previous operating budgets and much lower than what organizations estimate is needed to continue work. David Monias, Chief …

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US agency to investigate Secret Service actions at Trump rally after assassination attempt

The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general is investigating the U.S. Secret Service’s handling of security for former President Donald Trump on the day a gunman tried to assassinate him at a rally in Pennsylvania. The agency said in a brief statement on its website Wednesday that the goal is to evaluate “the Secret Service’s process for securing former President …

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Biden says he will restore Roe v. Wade early in his second term if re-elected

US President Joe Biden gave a brief outline of what his first 100 days of his second term in the White House will look like. The veteran leader’s re-election campaign continued to face headwinds on Friday from a growing faction of Democrats urging him to step down. Biden, 81, delivered a speech Friday night at a campaign rally at Renaissance …

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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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AT&T data breach affected nearly all customers after information was downloaded on a third-party platform

Nearly all of AT&T’s customer data has been downloaded to a third-party platform, leading to a security breach, the company said Friday, as cyberattacks continue to spread across the globe against businesses, schools and healthcare systems. The breach, which largely occurred over a five-month period in 2022, affected AT&T mobile customers, customers of mobile virtual network operators who use AT&T’s …

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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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