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UK police arrest 2 more bomb suspects, raising total to 11

MANCHESTER, England — Police arrested two more suspects Saturday over the deadly Manchester concert bombing, as Britons began a sunny holiday long weekend under heightened security. Greater Manchester Police said two men, aged 20 and 22, were detained early Saturday in the northwest England city on suspicion of terrorism offences. Police used an explosive device …

PM Trudeau and U.S. President Trump expected to talk NAFTA in brief G7 chat

TAORMINA, Italy — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting one-on-one with Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Sicily today, where the U.S. president has been clashing with other leaders over climate change and free trade. Trudeau will also have trade on his mind as he grabs a few minutes with the …

Pope meets with steel workers in Italian port city of Genoa

ROME — Pope Francis has begun a one-day visit to the northern Italian port city of Genoa to meet with workers, poor and homeless people, refugees and prisoners. His opened his visit at ILVA, a troubled steel-making company, where workers in hard hats awaited him. The visit puts a focus on the plight of workers …

US Pinoys support Duterte’s imposing martial law in Mindanao

MANILA—A US-based Filipino group is fully supporting President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s action declaring martial law in the whole Mindanao region in the wake of the wave of terror perpetrated by Islamist Maute terrorists. “We salute and express our full support for our troops in their heroic role to fight and eradicate terrorism in Mindanao and …

Mortuary chief: John Glenn’s remains weren’t disrespected

DOVER, Del. — As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said that Glenn’s remains were treated with “impeccable care.” “He was not disrespected in any way, shape or form,” William Zwicharowski …

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

MARAWI, Philippines — Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants. The city of Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has been …

Saskatchewan man charged over online threats against prime minister

SASKATOON — A Saskatchewan man is facing charges after online threats were made against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mounties say New Brunswick RCMP notified the National Security Enforcement Section in March about alleged threats on social media, but there was no direct contact between the suspect and Trudeau. The file was linked to Saskatchewan and …

Jordan’s Principle could have prevented Ontario suicides, rights tribunal says

OTTAWA — The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal says the federal government’s failure to fully implement Jordan’s Principle may have contributed to the suicides of two teenagers in Wapekeka First Nation earlier this year. The principle lays out how to proceed when a jurisdictional dispute arises over paying for services to First Nations children, saying the …

Defense chief says Mindanao martial law not targeting NPAs

MANILA—The declaration of martial law in Mindanao does not target the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in the region, said National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday. Secretary Lorenzana, in a statement forwarded to the PNA, said martial law was declared in order to address radical Islamic terrorism and narco-terrorism in Mindanao brought about by …

Firefighters rescue unexpected visitors during blaze battle in Calgary

Calgary firefighters made an unexpected rescue when they were battling a house fire in the city’s southwest. On Friday afternoon, a passerby called 911 to report smoking coming from a home. Firefighters arrived and started to fight the blaze when one firefighter came across a kitten just outside the side door. The kitten was given …

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