Alberta drafts Capitol Hill operatives as it seeks support for Keystone XL, trade issues
News/Canada/Calgary: Alberta’s UCP government is hiring influential lobbyists and communications experts in Washington, D.C., as it seeks support on Capitol Hill for the Keystone XL pipeline and other trade interests south of the border.
Prince Harry reportedly heartbroken over rift with Royal Family
News/World: Britain's Prince Harry is heartbroken over his split with the Royal Family, but he and his wife, Meghan, are happy with their new lives in the United States, broadcaster and confidant to the couple Tom Bradby said in an interview to be aired on Saturday.
U.S. expected to execute 13th death row inmate during Trump's presidency on Friday night
News/World: The U.S. government intends to carry out the 13th and final execution under President Donald Trump's administration on Friday evening, just five days before president-elect Joe Biden takes office with a promise to try to end the death penalty.
PIA passenger aircraft 'held back' at Kuala Lumpur airport over lease dispute
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 170 passengers on board was held back in Malaysia over a lease dispute case between the cash-strapped national flag carrier and an Irish company pending in a UK court.
Dozens killed, some decapitated, in suspected rebel attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Forty-six people from the ethnic Pygmy group were killed -- some of them decapitated -- on Wednesday in a suspected militant attack in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, according to an NGO official based in the central African country.
Coronavirus | Global COVID-19 death toll tops 2 million amid vaccine rollout
International: “What was never on the horizon is that so many of the deaths would be in the richest countries in the world,” said Dr. Bharat Pankhania, an infectious diseases expert at Britain’s University of Exeter
Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science
President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100 million shots into the arms of Americans in his administration's first 100 days and stem the Covid-19 pandemic. Kessler will work out of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, assuming responsibility for the scientific side of Operation Warp Speed, an effort launched under the Trump administration to rapidly develop vaccines and treatments.
France takes hard line against Couche-Tard takeover of grocery giant Carrefour
News/Business: France on Thursday took a tough line against any takeover of retailer Carrefour by a foreign company, dealing a major blow to a near $20 billion bid approach by Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard.