Global National Full Headlines for August 11

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Published on August 12, 2021 by

Questions remain about the fate of Canadian Michael Spavor, who was detained by China in 2018, and just handed an 11 year prison sentence. Spavor also faces deportation, the details of which will likely remain unclear until there’s a verdict in the case of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, whose formal extradition hearing is underway in Vancouver, B.C. Abigail Bimman reports.

Adm. Art McDonald wants to return to Canada’s top military post, after a six-month investigation into his misconduct ended with no charges laid. But as Mercedes Stephenson reports, new details are emerging about the allegations against McDonald, which may still have repercussions.

Concern is growing that Canada’s schools could be the frontlines of the fourth pandemic wave, since there’s still no COVID-19 vaccine approved for children under age 12. Heather Yourex-West looks at the disturbing trend in the U.S. that pediatricians in Canada are closely watching.

COVID-19 is becoming a disease of the unvaccinated, yet many Canadians remain unwilling to get their shots. Jamie Mauracher explains why.

Despite the rapid advancement of the Taliban and the collapse of Afghan forces, the U.S. remains steadfast in its total withdrawal of troops. As Jackson Proskow explains, there are fears that the capital of Kabul could be the next city to fall to the insurgent group.

Movie theatre operators are looking for ways to get people back into cinemas, after the pandemic drastically changed viewer habits. Ross Lord reports on the new membership Cineplex, Canada’s largest cinema chain is launching, and the hopes for Hollywood.

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