Quebec tables bill to sue drug companies for health-care costs linked to opioids

The Quebec government has introduced a bill that would allow it to join a proposed class-action lawsuit against more than 40 pharmaceutical companies accused of downplaying the harmful effects of opioids. The lawsuit application, launched by the British Columbia government in 2018, seeks $85 billion in damages to compensate Canadian governments for health-care costs linked …

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France and Germany seek to rekindle embattled alliance

The foreign ministries of Germany and France like to demonstrate their solidarity. After the , France helped evacuate German nationals from the African country. “Many thanks for this uncomplicated and pragmatic cooperation in times of crisis,” German Foreign Minister  wrote on X (formerly Twitter). That Baerbock and her French counterpart Catherine Colonna are close is …

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Kylie Jenner deletes Instagram story showing support for Israel after critics flood comments

Kylie Jenner posted and then quickly deleted a post to her Instagram story, according to reports, that showed support for Israel after Hamas launched an attack against Israel over the weekend.  Jenner’s Instagram posts – her most recent was posted four days ago – are flooded with support for Palestinians after she seemed to delete …

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City, team, province announce finalized deal for new $800M arena for Calgary Flames

The deal is sealed — the NHL’s Calgary Flames are getting a new $800-million arena. Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek says the preliminary deal announced in April for a new $1.2 billion events centre and entertainment district near the city’s downtown has been finalized. The deal includes the new home for the Flames hockey team, with …

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Ex-FIFA boss Blatter slams decision for World Cup in six countries – paper

ZURICH, Oct 8 – Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticised the decision by world soccer’s governing body to hold the World Cup in six countries across three continents. Morocco, Spain and Portugal were named hosts of the 2030 tournament, while Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay will also host the opening matches to mark the tournament’s …

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‘Massive terrorist attack on Israeli civilians’: US’s Blinken

Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the Hamas-led attack that rattled Israel over the weekend, calling it the worst attack on the country in 50 years. “This is the worst attack on Israel since the Yom Kippur War in 1973,” Blinken said Sunday during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “But there is …

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COVID hospitalizations are still a ‘public health threat’ for America’s older adults, says CDC

Older adults in the U.S. remain at higher risk of hospitalization due to COVID-19, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adults age 65 and older accounted for nearly 63% of all COVID-related hospitalizations between January and August 2023, the CDC reported on Friday. In a majority of …

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European countries ramp up security for Jewish community in wake of Hamas attacks on Israel

The U.K., France, Germany, Spain and Italy have moved to bolster police protection of Jewish communities following the surprise attack by Hamas on Israel and the ensuing escalating conflict. Governments across Europe fear an increase in antisemitic acts as the fighting between Israel and Iran-backed Hamas in Gaza unfolds, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

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Asian Games: Hangzhou security tightened ahead of closing ceremony

[1/8] HANGZHOU, China, Oct 8 – China’s premier Li Qiang joined thousands of spectators for a colourful and “joy”-themed closing ceremony for the 19th Asian Games at the Olympic Stadium in Hangzhou on Sunday. Hundreds of dancers wearing glittery outfits and waving lights skipped, shimmied and jigged around, among and occasionally with the athletes. Many …

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