Junior minister 'surprised' by COVID-19 order to confine children in group homes, is investigating

Quebec Junior Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant responds to reporters questions on their plan to raise the legal age to buy cannabois to 21 years old, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the legislature in Quebec City. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot) Quebec Junior Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant responds to reporters questions on their plan to raise the legal age to buy cannabois to 21 years old, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the legislature in Quebec City. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

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Canada banning Chinese telecom giant Huawei, ZTE from 5G networks

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U.S. accuses Russia of weaponizing food in Ukraine war

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Russia on Thursday of weaponizing food and holding grain for millions of people around the world hostage to help accomplish what its invasion of Ukraine has not -- 'to break the spirit of the Ukrainian people.'