But differences have begun to emerge between the two countries. Canada was first to legalize same-sex marriage, five years before the United States. The country has a lower drinking age than the U.S. and an open and welcomingimmigration policy. The Canadian single-payer national health insurance plan, established in 1984 and available free and universally, reflects a stark difference from the U.S. approach to health insurance. … [Read more...] about Shuttered Canada-US border highlights different approaches to the pandemic – and differences between the 2 countries
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“Regardless of whether they appeal or not, I think this decision is very telling in the fact that this judge recognizes the existence of both intersex people and people who are non-binary—and [he] recognizes that there’s no justification or discriminating against a person and denying them their basic identity document and their ability to leave the country, simply for not wanting to lie on a passport application,” Castillo said. … [Read more...] about Will the State Department Fight Non-Binary Passports?
Canada also won protection from any future U.S. auto tariffs, but the nature of those protections was not clear. A source within the administration told the Times that Canada and Mexico would receive “accommodations” if Trump imposes auto tariffs. Steel and aluminum tariffs were not resolved as part of the agreement and are being addressed separately. … [Read more...] about U.S. and Canada Strike a Deal to Save NAFTA
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says “both players and fans have missed the vivid emotions of a match and the noise from the stands. Soon all this will return.” … [Read more...] about The Latest: Spanish soccer league could use virtual crowds
FILE - In this June 9, 2016, file photo, Major League BaseballCommissioner Rob Manfred speaks during the MLB draft, in Secaucus, N.J. Major League Baseball will cuts its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million. Clubs gained the ability to reduce the draft as part of their March 26 agreement with the players’ association and MLB plans to finalize a decision next week to go with the minimum, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke Friday, May 8, 2020, on condition of anonymity because no decision was announced. less … [Read more...] about Shortened MLB amateur draft to remain at New Jersey studio