Slovak election winner seeks quick deal on new government

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovakia’s anti-corruption Ordinary People (OLANO) party will aim to form a broad four-party coalition as soon as possible after it won a parliamentary election, its leader said on Wednesday. Igor Matovic, 46, is seeking a coalition as wide as possible to have enough seats to make potential

Coronavirus puts UK on brink of paracetamol shortage in ‘perfect storm’

Coronavirus has put Britain on the brink of a nationwide shortage of paracetamol in a “perfect storm” of panic buying and supply issues. Paracetamol stocks could be impacted due to problems sourcing the painkiller’s key ingredient from China – becoming the latest item to face a shortage. And this combined

Northumberland OPP looking for missing Campbellford woman

Northumberland OPP are looking for a missing Campbellford woman. Police say Nakita Hamilton Armstrong, 25, was last seen on Saturday, Feb. 29 around 11 p.m. in the Town of Campbellford, about 52 kilometres southeast of Peterborough. She is described as 5-foot-4 (167 cm) and 158 pounds (72 kg) with mid-length,

4 snowmobilers drive into Georgian Bay, treated for hypothermia

Four snowmobilers drove into Georgian Bay off of Beausoleil Island, Ont., on Saturday and were treated for hypothermia, Southern Georgian Bay OPP say. Shortly after 1:15 p.m., officers say they received a report from a cottager in the area who witnessed people in the water off the south tip of

Chinese Uighurs worked in supply chains for dozens of companies, including Bombardier: report

Uighur labour in China has been implicated in the supply chain of dozens of well-known companies, including Apple, Amazon and Bombardier, according to a new report by an Australian think tank. The report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says that between 2017 and 2019, under a government policy called

Quebec court gives Ottawa more time to amend assisted-dying law

A Quebec court has given the federal government more time to amend its assisted-dying legislation. Ottawa was facing a March 11 deadline imposed last September by Quebec Superior Court Justice Christine Baudouin when she ruled it is unconstitutional to limit medically assisted death to those whose natural death is “reasonably

China approves use of Roche drug in battle against coronavirus complications

BEIJING/ZURICH (Reuters) – China has approved the use of Swiss drugmaker Roche’s (ROG.S) anti-inflammation drug Actemra for patients who develop severe complications from the coronavirus as it urgently hunts for new ways to combat the deadly infection that is spreading worldwide. China is hoping that some older drugs could stop