Massive ship tips over in Edinburgh dockyard, sending 15 people to hospital

The 76-metre research vessel Petrel became dislodged from its moorings and tipped over Wednesday morning, leaving dozens injured.

How Cambridge's film scene has grown and created a 'sense of pride' for city

Cambridge has seen massive growth as a destination for film productions. In 2022, the Ontario city had more than 75 days of filming, setting a record.

No imminent threat of China invading Taiwan, says senior U.S. official

By Xinghui Kok SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States does not see an imminent threat of China invading Taiwan but is ready to defend the self-ruled island, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday in Singapore. Tensions have simmered between the two major powers as China becomes more assertive in its territorial claims over Taiwan and in the South China Sea, while the United States shores up

Russia launches deadly strikes across Ukraine as China’s Xi departs Moscow

Russia unleashed a wave of deadly attacks on towns and cities across Ukraine on Wednesday as Chinese leader Xi Jinping departed from Moscow following talks with President Vladimir Putin.

CBC/Radio-Canada announced as Canadian broadcast host of 2024, 2026 Paralympics

CBC/Radio-Canada will be the Canadian broadcast home of the Paris 2024 and Milano-Cortina 2026 Paralympic Games. The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and CBC/Radio-Canada announced the broadcast partnership and details on Wednesday in Ottawa.

End to Taiwan ties nears as Honduras foreign minister goes to China

By Ben Blanchard and Gustavo Palencia TAIPEI/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) -The Honduran foreign minister is travelling to China to "promote" the establishment of diplomatic ties, an official said, signalling the end is most likely near for the country's decades-long relations with Taiwan. At stake is China's growing footprint in Central America, once a steadfast base for Taiwan and where the United

Judge halts Wyoming abortion ban days after it took effect

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Abortion will again be legal in Wyoming — at least for now — after a judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a ban that took effect a few days earlier. Teton County District Court Judge Melissa Owens’ decision halts the ban amid a challenge in her court to a law that took effect Sunday. The Republican-controlled Legislature app...

New Zealand child poverty rate remains static despite Ardern-era push

New Zealand’s child poverty rates have plateaued, despite government efforts and former leader Jacinda Ardern making it a central priority of her prime ministership. Reducing the country’s stubborn child poverty rates has been a central commitment of the Labour government since Ardern ran on the issue in 2017, creating a new minister for child poverty, introducing legislation to ensure child poverty data was measured and published yearly, and...

Inflation cooled in February. How will the Bank of Canada respond?

Inflation cooled to 5.2 per cent in February, marking the largest deceleration in the headline Consumer Price Index figure since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sask. projects $1B surplus for 2023-24, plans to pay down debt

The Saskatchewan government is projecting a $1-billion surplus for 2023-24 and opting to use that money to pay down debt.

Thousands of military members to be cut off as Ottawa introduces expanded housing benefit

After almost a decade and a half, the Department of National Defence is making an attempt to solve an intractable problem to help members deal with the crushing cost of housing, but it's not going over very well.

David Johnston to decide on inquiry into foreign interference by May 23

Canadians will know by the summer whether former governor general David Johnston wants a public inquiry to probe Beijing's election interference and what the Liberal government knew about it.

Ukraine: Russia hits apartments and dorm, killing civilians

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia stepped up its missile and drone attacks against Ukraine on Wednesday, killing students and other civilians, in a violent follow-up to dueling high-level diplomatic missions aimed at bringing peace after 13 months of war. “Russia is shelling the city with bestial savagery,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote in a Telegr...

Letters: Private MRIs may be saving costs to people and health system

In a recent Leader-Post article, it was mentioned that there were 15,000 private MRI scans in Saskatchewan in the past eight years. The federal government has withheld $742,447 in funding due to this private health care. At an estimated cost of $1,000 per (MRI) scan, the provincial government saved $15 million. It cost us $742,447. Now, that is a return on investment that I wish I could find! In addition, I think it should be made clear that...

Body found near Denver high school shooting suspect's car

DENVER (AP) — A body was found Wednesday night in the Colorado woods near the abandoned car that belonged to a 17-year-old student accused of shooting two administrators at his Denver high school earlier in the day, a sheriff said. Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw said the body was discovered not far from the car in a remote mountain area about 50 mi...

First home savings account: Banks say they’re not ready for an April 1 launch

The first home savings account, a cornerstone of the federal Liberals' 2022 budget, will not be ready when it goes into effect on April 1.

‘I felt my son was murdered.’ Stephen Smith’s mother never believed he died in a hit-and-run. Nearly 8 years later, his case is being investigated as a homicide

Stephen Smith's mother says she's been fighting for justice since the day her 19-year-old son was found dead in the middle of a rural South Carolina road.

Ottawa condemns Israeli minister's 'shameful' remarks about Palestinian people

Canada is condemning comments made by Israel’s finance minister, who claimed there is no such thing as Palestinian history or culture and no such thing as a Palestinian people.

Thunder Bay Police Service appoints new chief as it grapples with major challenges

Darcy Fleury, the Edmonton-based RCMP district commander — chief superintendent for the Central Alberta District, has been hired to lead Thunder Bay police in northwestern Ontario. He'll begin as chief designate on April 17.

Canada extends emergency travel program for Ukrainians fleeing war

The federal government is extending a program which temporarily settles Ukrainians fleeing the Ukraine-Russia war in Canada. Applicants will now have until July 15, 2023.

Internet shutdowns, dozens of arrests and a manhunt. What's happening in India's Punjab state?

Police in India’s northwestern state of Punjab, the country’s only Sikh-majority state, say they are on the hunt for a prominent voice in the separatist movement and have taken extraordinary steps to find him.

Russia's war on Ukraine latest: Russian missiles hit Ukraine towns, apartment building, nine killed

(Reuters) - Russian drones attacked Ukrainian cities and missiles blasted an apartment block, but a months-long ground assault on the eastern town of Bakhmut could be stalling in the face of fierce resistance, according to Ukrainian and British military experts. FIGHTING * At least nine people died in the Russian air strikes which Ukrainian President Zelenskiy said showed Moscow was not

Anti-racism advocates say it's time to 'listen, learn and act' to tackle hate in Hamilton

A day after a Stoney Creek school was vandalized with derogatory graffiti, community leaders are calling for renewed action to combat racism and hate in Hamilton, which led Canada in the highest per-capita rate of hate crimes in four separate years since 2014.

Is your Canada Child Benefit much lower, or nil, this month? You're not alone

Some parents who are getting the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) say they got a shock this week when they didn't receive their normal payments. Beginning this month, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) began recovering any CCB overpayments it made during the pandemic.

‘This is ridiculous’: Congress and White House careen toward default deadline as standoff grows

An upbeat Kevin McCarthy left the White House seven weeks ago with a rosy view about the prospects of raising the national debt limit.

Arrest made in fire at planned Wyoming abortion clinic

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A woman was arrested on charges of setting fire to a building in Wyoming that was being renovated to house the state’s only full-service abortion clinic, authorities said Wednesday, hours after a judge temporarily blocked a ban on abortion that went into effect a few days ago. Lorna Roxanne Green, 22, of Casper, was arrested o...

Liberal MP at centre of Chinese government election interference allegations says CSIS has yet to reach out

Liberal MP Han Dong says he has yet to receive a call from Canada's intelligence agency following recent allegations his election campaign benefited from Beijing's meddling and that he was "a witting affiliate."

UK asylum seekers who complain about conditions ‘threatened with Rwanda’

Asylum seekers who complain about poor conditions in Home Office hotels have been threatened with being sent to Rwanda, according to a new report. The report from the charity Refugee Action, entitled ‘Hostile Accommodation: how the asylum system is cruel by design’, is based on 100 in-depth interviews with asylum seekers in hotels in London, Manchester, West Midlands and Bradford. It includes interviews with single adults and families, detailed...

Supreme Court humors itself as it considers whether Jack Daniel’s can stop a dog toy company from parodying its brand

The Supreme Court on Wednesday delved into the complexities of federal trademark law in a case concerning a poop-themed dog toy that resembles a Jack Daniel's bottle, at times erupting into laughter as the justices explored how much protection should be given to parodists that rip off trademarks they don't own.

China's military says US warship illegally entered waters in South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) -China's military said on Thursday it had monitored and driven away a U.S. destroyer that illegally entered waters around the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. In a statement, the military said that the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius intruded into China's territorial waters, undermining peace and stability in the busy waterway. "The theater forces will maintain a

Former PM Harper takes jab at Liberals over foreign interference

Former prime minister Stephen Harper used a keynote speech at a conservative conference in Ottawa on Wednesday evening to take a jab at the Liberal government over its handling of alleged foreign interference.

Saudi, Iranian foreign ministers to meet to pave way to re-open embassies

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and his Iranian counterpart,‮ ‬Hossein Amirabdollahian, have agreed to meet soon and pave the way for the re-opening of embassies under a deal to re-establish ties, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Thursday. Earlier this month, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to revive relations after years of hostility that had threatened

Cold shower for Hungary's famed hot baths

Hungary's grand thermal baths are struggling to stay afloat, buffeted by rocketing energy bills. Hungary's thermal bath culture was first developed 2,000 years ago by the Romans and continued under the Ottomans in the 16th century. mg-bg/anb/pmu/jza/fg

Los Angeles schools will be closed for a third day as workers set to end massive strike

Classrooms in the Los Angeles area will be closed for a third day Thursday as school workers cap off a massive strike demanding increased wages and better work conditions.

Ottawa must ‘recapitalize’ the Canadian Armed Forces, Anand says ahead of budget

National Defence Minister Anita Anand’s comments come ahead of the government budget for 2023, which will be tabled on March 28.

Shelter-in-place lifted at Monmouth University after possible armed suspect

Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, has issued a shelter-in-place order due to a "possible armed subject."

Question revealed for Australia’s first referendum in 24 years

Australians have learned the question they'll be asked later this year in the country's first referendum in 24 years, a vote deemed so significant that the Prime Minister paused to gather his emotions Thursday as he announced the details.

Government will ensure wood pulp giant Paper Excellence respects Canadian laws: Wilkinson

The federal government will work with the provinces to ensure that Canada's largest pulp producer respects federal and provincial laws and regulations, federal Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.

Liberal MP Han Dong says he hasn’t verified Chinese interference allegations with PMO

Dong said Tuesday he has reached out to CSIS' director for more information on allegations he was part of a Chinese foreign interference network during the 2019 federal election.

Nationwide protests in France after Macron doubles down on pension bill

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people were set to strike and demonstrate in France on Thursday after President Emmanuel Macron vowed to push on with a deeply unpopular pension reform despite escalating anger across the country. Protests against the legislation -- which lifts the retirement age by two years to 64 -- have drawn huge crowds in rallies organised by unions

Haiti soccer sexual abuse scandal: Impending defamation lawsuit could cost journalist $64,700 if he loses. He says he’ll ‘never give up’

An investigative journalist who detailed allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against the former Haitian Football Federation (FHF) president is now facing a defamation lawsuit designed to gag him, his lawyer tells CNN Sport.

Tory motion fails after Katie Telford agrees to testify on foreign interference

For weeks, Conservatives have tried to get Katie Telford to appear as a witness at a parliamentary committee investigating foreign election interference.

Beijing’s population has declined for the first time in 19 years

Beijing, the sprawling Chinese capital and one of the world's biggest cities, saw its population drop last year for the first time in 19 years as the country grapples with a demographic crisis decades in the making.

What's the deal with squirrels wreaking havoc under the hood?

Over the last number of weeks, London, Ont., mechanic Ben Dantzer has repaired the harness wiring in about eight vehicles. He says rodents, most likely squirrels, are responsible for chewing through the engine covers and wires.

U.K. man gets life sentence after drunkenly telling police ‘what happened’ at murder scene

Marek Hecko, 26, of Chelmsford, England, was found guilty of murder after turning up to the scene of a serious assault, liquor bottle in hand, to talk to police.

NASA spotted a massive magnetic tornado swirling on the Sun

This massive 'solar twister' spun near the Sun's north pole for over three days!

Quebec slashes income taxes in new budget and promises more public spending

The CAQ government offered an optimistic view of the economy while presenting a budget that includes one of the largest tax cuts in Quebec’s history.

S.Africa art show highlights destructive ties between Man and Nature

A lioness towers over a seemingly dead hunter, her paws pinning his body to the ground.

Black Torontonians 'significantly' more likely to face discrimination on regular basis, study finds

Black people in Toronto are "significantly" more likely to face discrimination on a regular basis than white residents, according to a recent in-depth report on Torontonians' day-to-day experience with microaggression and discrimination.

Searchers find a body a short distance from vehicle of student suspected of shooting 2 staff members at Denver high school

After a shooting of two faculty members at a Denver high school Wednesday, authorities have found a male body about two-tenths of a mile from a vehicle connected to the suspect, according to Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw.