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Coronavirus patients hold hands during a visit at the hospital in Cambridge

Coronavirus patients George Gilbert, 85 and his wife Domneva Gilbert 84, hold hands during a short visit as they are being treated in different areas, both part of the TACTIC-R trial, at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge, Britain May 21, 2020. Picture taken May 21, 2020. The new trial known as TACTIC-R is testing whether existing drugs will help prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting, which scientists hope could prevent organ failure and death in COVID-19 patients. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via REUTERS »

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A beach volleyball player trains at Sandbanks Beach in Britain

Team GB beach volleyball player Victoria Palmer trains at Sandbanks Beach following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Poole, Britain, May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs »

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People sing in the streets in Britain on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Theatre director Matt Baker and residents dress up and sing on Cambrian Road on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, Chester, Britain, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington »

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Scarecrows dressed as doctors and patient on a farm in Britain

Scarecrows dressed as doctors and a patient are seen in front of rainbow coloured hay bales on a farm in Billinge following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Billinge, Britain, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble »

International, Politics, Society

History Canada: Dec. 11, 1931, Canada becomes a sovereign nation

(public comments on RCI stories may take 24 h to appear if approved) Largely unknown and unrecognised by the vast majority of Canadians, Statute of Westminster Day is nonetheless a hugely important day in Canada’s history as a nation. The »

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Canada history: July 8, 1760 – Ending French control in North America

Battle of the Restigouche: This naval battle helped determine the future of North America After years of contention between France and Britain in North America and the final British capture of Quebec City,  French influence in the continent was waning »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Canada, U.S, Five Eyes: security concerns about China

As Canada seeks to develop its 5G cyber network, international concerns are being raised about the security of its infrastructure. The so-called “Five Eyes”, Canada, the U.S., the U.K, Australia, and New Zealand is an international surveillance, security, and information »

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The lost Franklin expedition in the Arctic: new research

When Sir John Franklin left Britain with two ships and 129 sailors in 1845, it was to be an epic adventure to discover the fabled Northwest Passage to the Orient. Possibly the most prepared exploration of the Canadian Arctic at »

International, Politics, Society

First World War battle of 101 years ago remembered

It was a tremendous and typically horrific battle, but by the end of the day, the Canadians had succeeded where others had failed at a stupefying cost in lives. The place was a piece of high ground near Vimy France, »

International, Politics

Skripal affair exposes growing chasm between Russia and the West

Just when one thought that relations between Russia and the West could not get any worse, the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer, turned British spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury  last month sent another Siberian »