Mother of N.B. man found dead has message for premier: 'Your province is in crisis'

Mary MacDonald, centre, poses with her sons Luke Anthony Landry, right, and Julian Landry in this undated handout photo. MacDonald says a series of systemic failures led to the death of her son Luke in Moncton last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO Mary MacDonald, centre, poses with her sons Luke Anthony Landry, right, and Julian Landry in this undated handout photo. MacDonald says a series of systemic failures led to the death of her son Luke in Moncton last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

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U.S. downs Chinese balloon, a flashpoint in U.S.-China tensions

The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast on orders from President Joe Biden, after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America, becoming the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.

In this photo provided by Brian Branch, a large balloon drifts above the Kingston, N.C. area, with an airplane and its contrail seen below it. The United States says it is a Chinese spy balloon moving east over America at an altitude of about 60,000 feet (18,600 metres), but China insists the balloon is just an errant civilian airship used mainly for meteorological research that went off course due to winds and has only limited "self-steering" capabilities. (Brian Branch via AP)