North Korea's Kim guides artillery drills despite coronavirus concerns

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his second public appearance this week to oversee military drills, despite concerns about the possible spread of the coronavirus. Kim guided the spot drills on Thursday, which included a firing competition by artillery units to evaluate their combat readiness, the official KCNA news agency said on Friday. North Korea, […]

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Coronavirus latest: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie tests POSITIVE for virus

Officials announced Thursday night that the Canadian Prime Minister’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has tested positive for the coronavirus. They say she “will remain in isolation for the time being.” They also said the Prime Minister “is in good health,” and his wife “is feeling well.” Sophie is reported to only be showing “mild” symptoms as of tonight. Mrs Trudeau reportedly […]

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Edmonton looks at possibly closing rec centres, council meets Friday to discuss ’emerging coronavirus situation’

A recommendation will be made at a meeting called for Friday that Edmonton city council be suspended “indefinitely while we focus management’s resources and our response to the emerging coronavirus situation,” Mayor Don Iveson said Thursday afternoon. In addition to public health concern, Iveson said he believes making such a move would also allow the city to address “economic and […]

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Rick Zamperin: The sports world succumbs to coronavirus

March 12, 2020 will be remembered as the day professional sports in North America went silent. The rapid fire news cycle of coronavirus pandemic-related cancellations was intense Thursday as the National Hockey League decided to join the NBA, and numerous other sports leagues, in announcing the suspension of its current season. No more wicked wrist shots. No more big glove […]

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Coronavirus: HRCE cancels exam exemptions to make sure sick students stay home

In an effort to keep students at home if they’re sick amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) has cancelled exam exemptions for students. In an email to parents and guardians, Prince Andrew High School principal Brad McGowan said the decision was made unanimously among principals across the HRCE. “We realize this decision will disappoint some […]

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Mexicans wonder if Trump's wall could stop coronavirus spreading south

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – True to form, U.S. President Donald Trump has warned coronavirus could spread from Mexico, touting his anti-migrant wall as a solution. Seen from south of the border though, the greater risk is infection from the much bigger outbreak in the United States. Residents of the city of Tijuana, just across from San Diego, California, have for […]

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WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, March 12

Health officials are providing daily updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will hold a press conference each day at 3:30 p.m. as part of efforts to establish “a routine for providing the information that people need.” Full coverage of coronavirus in B.C. The daily updates will be streamed live at globalnews.ca and broadcast […]

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Frontenac Falcons win another OFSAA basketball title

Last November, the Frontenac Falcons from Kingston won the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations senior girls double-A basketball championship. On Wednesday, in Windsor, the senior boys’ team from Frontenac duplicated the feat. The Falcons won five straight games, including the gold medal final over the Crescent Coyotes from Toronto, 47-41. The Falcons made their way to the final by […]

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Bulgaria to declare state of emergency over coronavirus

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria plans to declare a state of emergency to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Thursday as the country’s confirmed cases rose sharply to 23. The Balkan country confirmed its first death of a patient due to the virus on Wednesday, and on Thursday the number of confirmed cases jumped to […]

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