Australia says WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange can ‘return home’ once extradition case ends – National

Julian Assange is “free to return home” to Australia once legal challenges against him are dealt with, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, after a UK court denied a request to extradite the Wikileaks founder to the United States. A British judge on Monday blocked the extradition request by the United States, where […]

Britons trying to fly home to Spain barred as Brexit takes effect – National

Blame COVID-19 travel restrictions or Brexit but whatever the cause, some British citizens trying to return to their homes in Spain this weekend have been barred from boarding flights. Airlines are refusing documents that before Brexit had been valid proof of the Britons’ status as residents in Spain. Their ordeal comes amid heightened travel […]

HMCS Toronto and crew return home early in time for Christmas

As the HMCS Toronto pulled into its homeport at the Halifax Dockyard, there was one sailor onboard eager to touch land. Justin Steele was the first sailor off the ship and the traditional first kiss was reserved for his newborn son Tommy who he got to hold — for the first time. “I had […]

300 Nigerian students kidnapped by Boko Haram returning home – National

More than 300 schoolboys kidnapped in northern Nigeria were handed over to government security, the Katsina state governor said in a televised interview. The boys, whose abduction was claimed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in an unverified audio recording, were now on their way back to Katsina, he said. READ MORE: Boko Haram […]

Protesters in Warsaw take pro-choice demonstration to Polish leader’s home – National

Large numbers of people marched Sunday in Warsaw to protest Poland’s right-wing government, the latest demonstration after a high court ruled to further tighten the country’s already restrictive abortion law. Sunday’s protest was scheduled to coincide with the 39th anniversary of the 1981 martial law crackdown by the country’s communist regime of the time. […]

Denver mayor travels for Thanksgiving after urging others to ‘stay home’ – National

There are many husbands and fathers in the city of Denver, but only one gets to ignore COVID-19 guidelines because of his role in his family. That’s the message Denver Mayor Michael Hancock sent on Wednesday when he defied his own advice that people should stay home during U.S. Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus. […]

Azerbaijan people displaced by war seek to return home, if it exists – National

As Azerbaijan regains control of land it lost to Armenian forces a quarter-century ago, civilians who fled the fighting decades ago wonder if they can go back home now — and if there’s still a home to go back to. An estimated 600,000 Azerbaijanis were displaced in the 1990s war that left the Nagorno-Karabakh […]

Justin Trudeau on Diwali, welcoming Joe Biden and dealing with COVID-19 at home – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is wishing Canada’s Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities a happy Diwali. The PM sat down for a video chat with ET Canada‘s Sangita Patel to talk about the Indian Festival of Lights, as part of the National Virtual Diwali Celebration event hosted by members of the Government of Canada. READ […]

U.S. election: Officials warn about mysterious robocalls urging voters to stay home – National

Voters in several U.S. states have received mysterious robocalls urging them to stay home on election day, according to state and party officials. But midday Eastern time — with more than half the expected number of American ballots already cast — there was little sign of digital interference long dreaded by those charged with […]

‘Home Improvement’ actor Zachery Ty Bryan arrested, facing assault charge – National

EUGENE, Ore. — Zachery Ty Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com Home Improvement was arrested in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault. The Eugene Police Department said officers were dispatched to a North Eugene apartment Friday night on a report of a physical dispute. They […]