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Big Mac is coming back: McDonald's to reopen in Ukraine

Big Mac is coming back: McDonald's to reopen in Ukraine

CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's will start reopening some of its restaurants in Ukraine in the coming months, a symbol of the war-torn country's return to some sense of normalcy and a show of support after the American fast-food chain pulled out of Russia
More Canadians report strong attachment to their language than to Canada: poll

More Canadians report strong attachment to their language than to Canada: poll

OTTAWA — A new survey finds more Canadians report a strong attachment to their primary language than to other markers of identity, including the country they call home.
Tehran unveils Western art masterpieces hidden for decades

Tehran unveils Western art masterpieces hidden for decades

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Some of the world’s most prized works of contemporary Western art have been unveiled for the first time in decades — in Tehran. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line cleric, rails against the influence of the West.
Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns

Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns

ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock band My Chemical Romance take the stage.

Metallica, Mariah Carey headline Global Citizen NYC concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Metallica, Mariah Carey and The Jonas Brothers will headline a free concert in New York’s Central Park next month marking the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival organized by the international nonprofit fighting extreme po
Atlanta rapper Young Thug faces new charges in RICO case

Atlanta rapper Young Thug faces new charges in RICO case

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug, who’s accused of conspiracy to violate Georgia’s RICO Act and participation in a criminal street gang, is facing six new felony charges along with four others linked to the case.
Stories about youth, queer culture, romance dominate Canadian TIFF lineup

Stories about youth, queer culture, romance dominate Canadian TIFF lineup

TORONTO — Stories of youth and queer culture are being elevated in the Canadian lineup at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and some filmmakers say the uplifting themes come at a much-needed time.
Police say part of stolen 'Cool Runnings' bobsled has been found, returned to owner

Police say part of stolen 'Cool Runnings' bobsled has been found, returned to owner

Calgary police say they have located part of a stolen bobsled that appeared in the 1993 movie "Cool Runnings" and returned it to its rightful owner.
Run, Laal, run: Aamir Khan stars in Indian 'Forrest Gump'

Run, Laal, run: Aamir Khan stars in Indian 'Forrest Gump'

Indian actor Aamir Khan enjoyed “Forrest Gump” so much that he’s starring in a Hindi remake. Released in 1994, the original film went on to sweep the Oscars, taking six trophies including best picture and best actor for Tom Hanks.
Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law fuels anti-LGBTQ hate online

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law fuels anti-LGBTQ hate online

Research that analyzed social media posts finds that hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people surged online after Florida passed a law that bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third gr