On the menu: Montreal en lumière festival to welcome international chefs

A ferris wheel spins around in downtown Montreal during the Montreal en Lumiere winter festival Thursday, February 26, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson A ferris wheel spins around in downtown Montreal during the Montreal en Lumiere winter festival Thursday, February 26, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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5 things to know for Thursday, February 2, 2023

A gay man issues a court challenge over Canada's policy restricting sperm bank donations, a Quebec woman is surprised to find her stolen car had been used in brazen Ontario robbery, and actor Ryan Reynolds drops by a Toronto college and surprises students. Here's what you need to know to start your day.

After Tyre Nichols funeral, Biden faces pressure on policing

In Washington progress on police brutality appears difficult, if not unlikely. Bipartisan efforts to reach an agreement on policing legislation stalled more than a year ago, and President Joe Biden ended up instead signing an executive order named for George Floyd, whose murder at the hands of Minneapolis police set off nationwide protests nearly three years ago.

EU officials visit Kyiv as Russia strikes civilian target

Top European Union officials arrived in Kyiv on Thursday for talks with Ukrainian officials as rescue crews dug through the rubble of an apartment building in eastern Ukraine struck by a Russian missile, killing at least three people and wounding about 20 others.