World Juniors: USA forfeits game versus Switzerland after 2 positive COVID-19 tests

An American player celebrates the win over Canada in IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson An American player celebrates the win over Canada in IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

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Celebrations, protests take place on Canada Day in Ottawa

Thousands of people wearing red and white and waiving Canadian flags packed downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday, while groups of protesters popped up around Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccines and federal restrictions.

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

Tourism is booming again in France -- and so is COVID-19. French officials have 'invited' or 'recommended' people to go back to using face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive antigovernment protests.