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RCMP says it's running checks on equipment purchased from company linked to China

A senior RCMP official says the force is in the midst of examining equipment it obtained from a company linked to China's government to search for any points of vulnerability.

Parliament returns with Liberals facing pointed questions about ethics, health care

Parliament is back after a six-week break and the Liberal government is facing aggressive questions from the opposition bench about a number of ethical missteps and the sorry state of Canada's health-care system — two issues that are poised to dominate this spring sitting.

Hundreds of Afghans risk 11-country trek to seek haven in United States

By Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke and Jackie Botts SAN PEDRO TAPANATEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - Their journey starts with a humanitarian visa for Brazil: one of the few remaining exit routes for Afghans fleeing Taliban rule. It ends, after a perilous trek overland through Latin America across at least 11 countries, with scaling the border wall and jumping onto U.S. soil. More than a year after the

Emergencies Act commission gets extension to submit final report to government

The Public Order Emergency Commission was initially given a deadline of Feb. 6 to submit its report to cabinet, but the government has now been advised that date will not be met.

Boy picks shipping container for hide-and-seek, ends up 2,500 km from home

The boy from Bangladesh hid in a shipping container, fell asleep and was loaded onto a vessel bound for Malaysia.

Maritime 911 outage ‘extremely concerning,’ says N.S. cabinet minister

Bell Aliant says the Tuesday morning disruption was caused by a software update introduced in preparation for 10-digit dialing in New Brunswick.

Russia says it wants to keep New START nuclear treaty, despite U.S. friction

(Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it wanted to preserve its last remaining nuclear treaty with the United States despite what it called a destructive U.S. approach to arms control. The United States on Tuesday accused Russia of violating the New START treaty by refusing to allow inspections on its territory. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters it was necessary to preserve at least

How temperature impacted the Columbia and Challenger space shuttle disasters

Both the Columbia and Challenger's malfunctions were present during take-off.

Assembly of First Nations CEO Janice Ciavaglia resigns

The CEO of the Assembly of First Nations is resigning, according to an email seen by CBC News, another blow to the national organization that has been hounded by allegations of a toxic workplace.

Canadian researchers cheer U.S. regulator's push for tighter rules on CBD

Canadian scientists are applauding efforts by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to put tighter regulations on cannabidiol, saying more research is needed into the long-term effects of the cannabis product, given its popularity as a supposed cure for a variety of maladies.

Omaha police fatally shoot armed man in Target store

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man with an AR-15-style rifle and more than a dozen ammunition magazines opened fire inside a Target store in Omaha, sending panicked shoppers and employees scrambling for safety before he was fatally shot by police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The white man in his 30s, who has not been identi...

Survey finds widespread confusion around medication abortion in post-Roe US

Nearly half of adults in the United States -- including 2 out of 5 women of childbearing age -- are unsure whether medication abortion is legal in their state, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Canada spends millions on safe sport. It's not going where it's needed

Many parents with kids in sports programs might be under the impression safe sport in Canada is a well-funded, well-organized effort. But a CBC investigation reveals the opposite, with a growing number of officials saying the system is unable to properly protect children.

McCarville, Horgan prepare for national curling championships after victories at northern Ontario playdowns

Northern Ontario curling fans know who they'll be cheering for at the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kamloops, B.C., and the Tim Hortons Brier in London, Ont.

Nikki Haley planning Feb. 15 launch for 2024 White House bid

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is moving closer to making her presidential campaign official. On Wednesday, supporters of the former South Carolina governor will get an email invitation to a Feb. 15 launch event in Charleston, at which she plans to announce her campaign, according to a person familiar with the plans but not authorized to speak p...

Ukrainian police rescue six-year-old girl from besieged Bakhmut

By Ivan Lyubysh-Kirdey BAKHMUT, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian police staged a risky rescue mission in the besieged eastern city of Bakhmut this week to evacuate a six-year-old girl who had become separated from her pregnant mother. Young Arina was found living with her grandparents in a run-down apartment building in Bakhmut, which has been pummelled by Russian forces in heavy fighting. After

‘It was my heart’: Women with heart disease face barriers to care in Canada, report says

Heart attacks and strokes are the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada, yet little progress has been made to address inequities in diagnosis and treatment.

Russia's war on Ukraine latest: Kyiv holds out for rockets as Russian forces edge forward

(Reuters) - News that the United States could soon send rockets nearly doubling the firing range of Ukrainian forces gave Kyiv a big lift on Wednesday, even as its troops were being pushed back by a relentless Russian winter offensive in the east. CRACKDOWN IN UKRAINE * Security officials have raided the homes of one of Ukraine's richest men and a former interior minister, a top governing party

China's recent economic slowdown and its longer-term prospects for growth

On "Intelligence Matters" this week, China expert Dennis Wilder talks with host Michael Morell about U.S. policy towards Beijing.

Opinion: Where 'Black power' came from

As Black History Month begins, we are witnessing a resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests and calls for police and other reforms in the wake of the fatal police beating of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols in Memphis, writes Mark Whitaker, who argues that the roots of much of what is happening in American race relations today trace back to the pivotal year of 1966, when 'Black power' was born.

Is Canada in a recession? StatCan’s early estimates are saying not yet

November's GDP grew at a rate of 0.1 per cent and initial indications suggest the economy kept growing in Q4, Statistics Canada said, staving off fears a recession starting.

List Russia’s Wagner Group as a terrorist entity, House of Commons urges with motion

The motion, brought forward by NDP MP Heather McPherson, is non-binding -- but the unanimous approval of the request sends a signal to Moscow.

Dallas Zoo's missing tamarin monkeys have been found in a closet of an abandoned home. Here's what we know

After a tip led authorities to two emperor tamarin monkeys that had gone missing from the Dallas Zoo, questions remain about their brief disappearance as police zero in on a man who may be connected to the case.

Why focusing on Bobby Hull's hockey legacy, but not his abuse allegations, is a problem

Celebrity obituaries are never short on effusive praise or glorification, but when a star has a legacy that includes allegations of domestic violence and racism, as is the case with Canadian hockey legend Bobby Hull, the fawning tributes may be hard to stomach for some.

Decriminalization yet another 'half measure' as B.C. confronts full-sized drug crisis, advocates say

More than six years and 10,000 deaths since the declaration of a public health emergency over the tainted illicit drug supply, B.C. remains a land of pilot projects and what many describe as "half measures."

10-year-old girl killed in fire in remote Cree northern Ontario community with no fire services

A 10-year-old girl died in a house fire in the remote northern Ontario community of Peawanuck, which does not have access to fire services or basic firefighting equipment.

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 87 more stores. See the list

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing another 87 stores as the struggling retailer barrels toward bankruptcy.

A shortage of pilots is making travel chaos in Canada even worse

From pandemic-related travel restrictions to extreme weather events, Canada's travel industry has navigated an unprecedented amount of uncertainty in recent years. And now, just as demand for travel has returned to its 2019 level, airlines are buckling under the strain of their next patch of turbulence: a lack of qualified pilots.

Gold medallists call for resignations at Gymnastics Canada as MPs question CEO about misconduct claims

Three of Canada’s most accomplished gymnasts called on senior leaders of Gymnastics Canada to step down just as the embattled organization’s CEO was being grilled by a parliamentary committee over his handling of misconduct allegations.

New voluntary standards released for long-term care homes devastated by the pandemic

Promised new national standards for long-term care homes in Canada have now been published — part of Ottawa's attempt to avoid a repeat of the alarming death tolls in long-term care homes that marked the early phase of the pandemic.

Fighting ramps-up in eastern Ukraine in 'devastating WWI-like environment'

Russia has escalated its attacks on Ukrainian positions as Vladimir Putin presses for gains on the battlefield ahead of the one-year anniversary of the war.

Ukraine: After losing Kherson, Russia tries to destroy it

Two months after the liberation of Kherson, Global News found a city being cynically pummelled by Russian artillery that has targeted even a maternity hospital.

‘The fear is real’: Residents of one N.S. town call for 24-hour emergency care

Dozens of people gathered in front a hospital in Middleton, N.S., to raise concerns over the future of the region's only emergency department after ongoing closures.

12 squirrel monkeys have been stolen from a zoo in Louisiana, officials say

Twelve squirrel monkeys have been stolen from a zoo in Louisiana after their facility was broken into over the weekend.

A real zoodunit: Monkeys found but mystery deepens in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Two monkeys taken from the Dallas Zoo were found Tuesday in an abandoned home after going missing the day before from their enclosure, which had been cut. But no arrests have been made, deepening the mystery at the zoo that has included other cut fences, the escape of a small leopard and the suspicious death of an endangered vulture. ...

Jagmeet Singh says the Canada Health Act could be used to challenge private health care. Could it?

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the federal government needs to utilize the Canada Health Act, which he said has significant powers to challenge for-profit privatized care. But does it really?

No jurisdiction, no money: Why Canada's sports organizations say they can't stop most abuse in sport

An increasing chorus within national sports organizations say they have neither the structure nor the resources to effectively implement safe sport systems within Canada's amateur sports system.

Damar Hamlin launches CPR initiative with challenge to LeBron James, Tom Brady, and Michelle Obama

Calling LeBron James, Tom Brady and Michelle Obama -- Buffalo Bills star Damar Hamlin needs your help.

Exclusive: Netanyahu says don't get 'hung up' on peace with Palestinians first

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said people can get "hung up" on peace negotiations with the Palestinians, saying he has opted for a different approach in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Tuesday.

Player's Own Voice podcast: Olympian Allison Forsyth has committed her career to safe sport

CBC Sports' Player's Own Voice podcast chats with Olympian alpine skier, sexual abuse survivor, and leading advocate for safe sport, Allison Forsyth.

Boost for Ukraine as U.S. expected to send longer-range rockets

By Tom Balmforth and Dan Peleschuk KYIV (Reuters) -News that the United States could soon send rockets nearly doubling the firing range of Ukrainian forces gave Kyiv a big lift on Wednesday, even as its troops were being pushed back by a relentless Russian winter offensive in the east. In the capital Kyiv, authorities raided the home of one of Ukraine's most prominent billionaires and a former

Poilievre’s Conservatives set fundraising record in final quarter of 2022

While the Conservatives set a fundraising record, so did the People's Party of Canada. The final three months of 2022 were also moneymakers for the BQ, Liberals and NDP.

Ottawa directing DND to drop appeal of sexual misconduct class action extension

The Department of National Defence had been seeking to appeal a federal court ruling that would extend the deadline for class-action claimants until Feb. 5.

Chinese cities are struggling to pay their bills as 'hidden debts' soar

Three years of strict pandemic controls in China and a real estate crash have drained local government coffers, leaving authorities across the country struggling with mountains of debt. The problem has gotten so extreme that some cities are now unable to provide basic services, and the risk of default is rising.

Almost all doctors in Canada support moving to pan-Canadian licensing: survey

Almost all doctors in Canada support changes to medical licensing that would make it easier for health workers to see patients anywhere in the country, according to a new survey.

Czech parliament chief assures Taiwan of her support after outcry in China

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech lower house of parliament speaker Marketa Pekarova Adamova on Wednesday assured Taiwan of her country's support for partner states who respect human rights and liberal democracy, ahead of a visit to Taipei planned for March. The Czechs have been intensifying relations with the island - which China unilaterally claims as its own - and President-elect Petr Pavel spoke with

Asia's richest no more? Gautam Adani's wealth crashes as $90 billion wiped off his business

Gautam Adani looks set to cede his position as Asia's richest man to another Indian billionaire as shares in his business empire continue to plunge following fraud allegations leveled by an American short seller.

Republicans hold first in a series of hearings on Biden's handling of the US-Mexico border

Republican lawmakers are expected to slam President Joe Biden's border policies on Wednesday in the first of a series of hearings on the issue since seizing control of the House.

White House: Harris will attend Tyre Nichols' funeral

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris plans to attend the funeral of Tyre Nichols, who died three days after he was beaten by Memphis police officers just minutes from his home, the White House said Tuesday. Harris was invited to attend the funeral services Wednesday by Nichols’ mother and stepfather, RowVaughn Wells and Rodney Wells, ...

Confident and a little 'crazy,' Alex Loutitt leaps into Canadian ski jumping lore

A confident mindset has vaulted Calgarian Alex Loutitt, 19, into Canadian ski jumping lore around the time she might be picking a university major. Loutitt was part of the team that won Canada's first-ever Olympic medal in the sport before becoming the first Canadian woman to win a World Cup event.