Global National Full Headlines for May 20

Published on May 21, 2021 by

Ontario is the latest province to announce its gradual reopening plan from COVID-19 public health restrictions after being in a stay-at-home order since early May. Eric Sorensen reports on what’s in store for Ontarians in the days and weeks ahead.

It came as no surprise that the restrictions on the Canada-U.S. border were extended. That border will reopen at some point and as Jackson Proskow reports, the pressure to do so is mounting.

After some provinces across Canada stopped the use of the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca as a first dose because of safety and supply concerns, there are fears thousands of doses could expire before they can be used. Mike Le Couteur looks at where all that vaccine could end up.

With nearly half the population having had their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, conversations are happening about what a return to work might look like. Officials at all levels of government have encouraged Canadians to get the shot but it is not the law. As Anne Gaviola explains, for employers that can make things complicated.

Even amid reports that a cease-fire has been reached between Israel and Hamas, there is a cycle to this conflict that keeps repeating itself and it all stems from a fight over land that Jews and Palestinians both believe belongs to them. That includes the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, less than a kilometre from the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel occupies the territory, something most countries consider illegal and now the Palestinian families who live there face imminent eviction in order to make room for Jewish settler families. Israel calls it a real-estate dispute but it is much deeper than that. Redmond Shannon has the story of one Palestinian family with strong ties to Canada.

An Italian village is resurfacing for the first time in over 70 years. It was once home to hundreds of people before it was flooded. As Mike Drolet reports, it’s almost like a real-life Atlantis.

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