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S. Korea Blue House opens to public for 1st time in 74 years

S. Korea Blue House opens to public for 1st time in 74 years

SEOUL (AP) — For many South Koreans, the former presidential palace in Seoul was a little-visited, heavily secured mountainside landmark. That's now changed as thousands have been allowed a look inside for the first time in 74 years.
Joanna Chiu winner of the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing

Joanna Chiu winner of the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing

OTTAWA — Joanna Chiu has won the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The Vancouver-based Toronto Star journalist won for her debut book, China Unbound, which details China’s growing global influence and why it matters to Canadians.
Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Mariupol appeared on the verge of falling to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steel plant where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment in the last bastion of resistanc
Closer travel spots gain appeal as average gas price tops $2 a litre for first time

Closer travel spots gain appeal as average gas price tops $2 a litre for first time

Gasoline prices are showing no signs of letting up as the average price in Canada tops $2 a litre for the first time, upping the appeal of getaway spots closer to home.
WHO: Omicron makes China's 'zero-COVID' policy unsustainable

WHO: Omicron makes China's 'zero-COVID' policy unsustainable

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said China’s extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the omicron variant, but that it’s up to every country to decide what poli
Bill Cosby lawyers cry foul as civil sex assault trial looms

Bill Cosby lawyers cry foul as civil sex assault trial looms

SANTA MONICA, Calif.
Prince Charles nods to 'darker' past, need for reconciliation as Canadian tour begins

Prince Charles nods to 'darker' past, need for reconciliation as Canadian tour begins

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, began a three-day Canadian tour Tuesday in St. John’s, N.L.
Nielsen list illustrates power of franchises for networks

Nielsen list illustrates power of franchises for networks

NEW YORK (AP) — With the broadcast television season winding down and most scripted series about to go into hibernation for the summer, it's instructive to look at the power of network franchises.

Judge: Regulators wrong to ban beer label that had naked man

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators were wrong to reject a beer label that featured a silhouette of a naked man standing next to a campfire, a federal judge has ruled.
Eagles of Death Metal members testify about Bataclan attack

Eagles of Death Metal members testify about Bataclan attack

PARIS (AP) — Members of the Californian rock band Eagles of Death Metal provided emotional testimony Tuesday about the night Islamic State group extremists stormed their Bataclan theater concert, killing scores of people in France’s worst attack in g