Climate groups cheer U.S. return to Paris Agreement, but push Biden for more – National

Climate-change leaders and campaigners worldwide welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s move to rejoin the 2015 Paris Agreement but said Washington must also cut emissions and use its influence to encourage other countries to do the same. In one of his first acts as president, Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday to bring the […]

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 […]

Trump to cut holiday vacation in Florida short, return to White House – National

U.S. President Donald Trump is cutting short his Florida holiday vacation and returning to Washington on Thursday, one day earlier than expected for reasons the White House didn’t explain. The White House announced the abrupt change in the president’s schedule late Wednesday, hours after Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said he will raise objections next […]

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 […]

Chinese moon mission begins return to earth with lunar rocks – National

A Chinese spacecraft lifted off from the moon Thursday night with a load of lunar rocks, the first stage of its return to Earth, the government space agency reported. Chang’e 5, the third Chinese spacecraft to land on the moon and the first to take off from it again, is the latest in a […]

Azerbaijani leader promises ‘life will return’ to region ceded by Armenia – National

Azerbaijan’s president vowed Wednesday to rebuild and revive the Kalbajar region, the latest territory that Armenian forces have ceded in a truce that ended six weeks of intense fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. “We will restore Kalbajar, let no one have doubts about that, and life will return there,” President Ilham Aliyev said in an address […]

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 […]

‘Build bark better’: Joe Biden presidency to see dogs return to White House – National

Along with a new U.S. president and first family, January will also see dogs return to the White House. On Saturday, the Associated Press projected Democratic candidate Joe Biden had won at least 290 Electoral College votes, making him the president-elect. Read more: President-elect Joe Biden pledges to unite Americans in victory speech That […]

Iran calls on U.S. president-elect Joe Biden to return to nuclear deal – National

Iran’s president called on President-elect Joe Biden to “compensate for past mistakes” and return the U.S. to Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a state-run news agency reported Sunday. Hassan Rouhani’s comments mark the highest-level response from Iran to Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris clinching the Nov. 3 election. “Now, an opportunity has […]

England, parts of Italy return to coronavirus lockdown – National

Several European countries have reintroduced lockdown measures and other restrictions as new coronavirus infections surge across the continent. British lawmakers approved a month-long lockdown in England, voting on Wednesday in favour of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to try to prevent COVID-19 — the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus — from running […]