Mexican president slammed after comments on women staying at home

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday suggested the tradition of women staying at home to take care of older family members was key to battling the coronavirus pandemic, sparking criticism his comments were sexist. This is not the first time the 66-year-old leader has been accused of making tone-deaf […]

Canada has power to end Meng extradition, bring Canadians home from China, Kovrig’s wife says

Article content continued Since January, China has prevented Canadian diplomats from visiting Kovrig and Spavor, citing COVID-19 restrictions. Trudeau rejected suggestions that Canada should intervene to resolve the Meng case in an attempt to free Kovrig and Spavor. “We continue to stand up both for the independence of our judicial system and Canadian interests and […]

Chair of city’s real estate agency steps away to deal with crisis at seniors home chain

The chair of the agency managing $27 billion in city of Toronto real estate holdings — including sites earmarked for badly needed affordable housing — has stepped away from the board indefinitely. Dino Chiesa said in an interview Tuesday he had to take a leave from CreateTO to deal with the crisis at Sienna Senior […]

Ilford stabbings: Baby girl and three-year-old boy die after attack in London home

A baby girl and a three-year-old boy have been stabbed to death at a home in east London. The children were found injured at the house in Aldborough Road North, Ilford, at 5.30pm on Sunday. A 40-year-old man was taken from the scene to hospital for treatment to knife injuries. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the […]

Coronavirus: Staying home this weekend ‘not a request’, UK told

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Matt Hancock and England’s chief nursing officer Ruth May told people to stay inside Staying at home this weekend is an instruction and “not a request”, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said, as he updated the country on the coronavirus. Speaking at the No 10 briefing, Mr Hancock said […]

Through the nursing home glass, here’s how residents visit with family in the time of COVID-19

Kathy Absolon is watching her mother peer out the main-floor nursing home window. Behind the glass, the 88-year-old is beaming. Outside, Absolon, her sisters and niece are drumming, singing their mother’s favourites, The Cherokee Morning Song and, The Bear Healing Song. Jennie Absolon lives in the Region of Waterloo’s Sunnyside Home while recovering from a […]

Coronavirus: Major League Baseball celebrates what would have been season’s opening day from home

Major League Baseball, its teams and fans are celebrating opening day from home, after the start of the season was postponed due to coronavirus.  Earlier this month, MLB, along with many other professional sports leagues, announced that it would be delaying the start of its season amid concerns over the spread of the respiratory virus.  […]

Now back home, Montreal couple reflect on Diamond Princess ordeal

Lucie Mauro fought back tears as she recounted the send-off she and her husband got at the Nav Canada facility in Cornwall, where the couple spent the past two weeks quarantined after returning from an ill-fated Asian cruise aboard the Diamond Princess. Having repeatedly tested negative for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, the retirees […]

I pay the mortgage but my ex wants me and our sons kicked out – will we lose our family home? – The Sun

EVERY Saturday, The Consumer Crew are here to solve your problems. Mel Hunter will take on readers’ consumer issues, Jane Hamilton will give you the best advice for buying your dream home, Maddy Tooke rounds up the best coupons to save you money and Judge Rinder will tackle your legal woes. Judge Rinder The Sun’s […]