'I took a deep breath': Family and friends react to London Ont.'s Jessie Fleming's medal winning goal vs. USA

Canada's Jessie Fleming, 17, celebrates scoring the opening goal on a penalty kick during a women's semifinal soccer match against United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 2, 2021, in Kashima, Japan. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Canada's Jessie Fleming, 17, celebrates scoring the opening goal on a penalty kick during a women's semifinal soccer match against United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 2, 2021, in Kashima, Japan. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Two Canadians in prisoner swap freed for health reasons: China

Two Canadians detained in late 2018 who were allowed to return to Canada in a prisoner swap were released on bail for health reasons, China's Foreign Ministry said Monday. A ministry spokesperson made the comment as Beijing sought to downplay the connection between their release and the return to China of a long-detained executive of Huawei Technologies.

Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel's bloc in German vote

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats won the biggest share of the vote in a national election Sunday, narrowly beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right Union bloc in a closely fought race that will determine who succeeds the long-time leader at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.