Tensions are rising between Serbia and Kosovo again. Here’s what to know

On Tuesday, NATO announced it will be sending 700 additional troops to northern Kosovo a day after over 30 were injured due to protests in the region.

Fatal stabbing of teen girl in public sparks outrage in India

The victim was a 16-year-old who worked part-time as a tutor to help her family earn a living.

Ottawa offering $95M to help Indigenous families learn about missing loved ones

Ottawa is promising more than $95 million to help Indigenous families get information about missing or murdered loved ones.

Drone attack brings Putin's war home to a shaken Moscow

The drone attack on Moscow ensured the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine is no longer a distant concern for many Russians.

Journalists who reported on Mahsa Amini’s death stand trial in Iran

Two journalists responsible for breaking the story of Mahsa Amini, the Kurdish-Iranian woman killed after being held in custody by Iran’s morality police last year, stood trial in an Iranian court this week.

150 homes destroyed in devastating Halifax wildfire: ‘A very tough time for the community’

More than 200 structures, 150 of which are homes, have been destroyed in the ongoing blaze ripping through the Halifax-area communities of Hammonds Plains and Tantallon.

Why experts are so concerned about 'salad bar' extremism in the US

The term "salad bar" extremism, and others like it, refer to "idiosyncratic patterns of radicalization," one expert said.

Johnston must step aside as special rapporteur, NDP motion urges

Opposition parties are still calling for a public inquiry and there remain unanswered questions from David Johnston's report probing foreign interference.

Gaza Strip's Palestinians polarized by unorthodox watermelon delicacy

KHUZAA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Locals call it “watermelon salad.” But this delicacy popular in the southern Gaza Strip at this time of year is far from the sweet, refreshing taste the name evokes. “Lasima,” “Ajar,” or “Qursa” are different names for the hot, savory meal that takes hours to prepare. There’s watermelon inside, but one can hardly taste it....

Woman who accused Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993 defects to Russia

A former staffer who accused Joe Biden of sexual assault has defected to Moscow, telling state media that she felt “safe” in Russia and would seek citizenship there.

Nepal PM Dahal to seek energy, new air route deals on India visit

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will seek a long-term deal to export hydroelectric power and the opening of new air routes through India during his visit to New Delhi beginning on Wednesday, officials said. The four-day visit is Dahal's first foreign trip since he was elected prime minister again in December. He has visited India twice before in

Tensions between landlords and tenants at an all-time high, advocates say after Hamilton shootings

Advocacy groups say tensions between landlords and tenants are at an all-time high in the wake of a landlord killing two tenants before dying in a shootout with police on May 27.

The debt ceiling drama may feel like it’s over, but it may have only just begun

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy finally reached an agreement to avert the United States’ first default on its debt — but you may want to hold your applause. There could be an even more dramatic second act to the debt ceiling drama.

Chris Christie to announce 2024 presidential bid: Sources

Chris Christie, a former two-term New Jersey governor, will be announcing another run for president.

Graduating this year? Here's what you need to know about repaying your student loans

More than 200,000 post-secondary students with student loans are due to convocate this spring. And while many may not yet be thinking of repayment plans, experts and recent grads alike say they should be — if they haven't already started.

Canadian chased cheese wheel down a hill and won, despite being knocked unconscious

LONDON (AP) — The big cheese of extreme U.K. sports events is back. Hundreds of spectators gathered Monday to watch dozens of reckless racers chase a 7-pound (3 kilogram) wheel of Double Gloucester cheese down the near-vertical Cooper’s Hill, near Gloucester in southwest England. The first racer to finish behind the fast-rolling cheese gets to keep it. The cheese-rolling race has been held at Cooper’s Hill, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west...

Drummond Colombia executives to be tried for financing paramilitary group

By Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA (Reuters) - The current Colombia head of coal miner Drummond Co Inc and his predecessor will be tried for allegedly funding right-wing paramilitaries, the country's attorney general's office said in a statement on Wednesday. There is "abundant proof" that current head Jose Miguel Linares, who took up his post in 2013 after serving as vice-president of legal, and

FBI director scheduled to speak with congressional Republicans about Biden document dispute

FBI Director Christopher Wray is scheduled to speak Wednesday with House Oversight Chairman James Comer and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley regarding a dispute over an internal law enforcement document that Republicans believe will shed light into an allegation that then-Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a criminal scheme with a foreign national.

Olympic sports leaders meet amid uncertainty over Russians competing at 2024 Paris Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic sports bodies were meeting Wednesday amid ongoing uncertainty about if and how Russian athletes could return to their competitions ahead of the 2024 Paris Games. The annual meeting of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) comes more than two months after the IOC detailed advice on h...

US says Chinese jet conducted ‘unnecessarily aggressive maneuver’ intercepting US spy plane over South China Sea

A Chinese fighter jet conducted an “unnecessarily aggressive maneuver” during an intercept of a US spy plane in international airspace over the South China Sea last week, the US military said in a statement Tuesday.

Uganda anti-LGBTQ2 law blasted by Canada, allies: ‘Abhorrent’

The British government said Monday it was "appalled" by the Ugandan law, adding it remained firmly opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances.

'Not a buzz word,' say parents of Ontario paramedic who struggled with PTSD and died

A 39-year-old Lambton County paramedic struggled with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and according to his parents routinely self-medicated with cocaine. Neil had been working on beating his addiction, but faltered in December of 2021 and died of a fentanyl overdose.

Who are the bride and groom in Jordan's royal wedding?

He's heir to the throne in one of the oldest monarchies in the Middle East and a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. She's a Saudi architect with an aristocratic pedigree of her own. Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, 28, and Rajwa Alseif, 29, are to be married on Thursday at a palace wedding in Jordan, a Western-allied monarchy that has been...

New RCMP units to protect ministers, top bureaucrats from threats of political violence

The RCMP is preparing to offer close protection services to both senior federal ministers and public servants in response to the rising threat of political violence, sources say.

Five dead in Ukraine shelling of Luhansk village - Moscow-installed centre

(Reuters) - Five people were killed and 19 wounded in Ukrainian shelling of a village in the Russian-controlled east Ukrainian region of Luhansk, a Moscow-installed coordination centre said on Wednesday. The centre said on the Telegram messaging service that Ukrainian forces had used HIMARS rocket launchers to attack a poultry farm in the village of Karpaty. Reuters was not able to independently

As wildfires ramp up, here’s what to know about filing an insurance claim

Most insurance companies have "catastrophe teams" that they send to affected areas to help people file claims in person, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Anand says ‘100%’ of military sex offences being handled by civilian courts

Arbour had recommended transferring the prosecution and investigation of Criminal Code sexual offences from the military justice system to the civilian justice system.

'Incredible loss': School board, mayor respond to killing of Hamilton couple by landlord

Community members, including a local school board and the mayor, are mourning the loss of a local couple, two days after police say their landlord shot and killed them outside their Stoney Creek home.

India's IT hub Bengaluru may need $339 million to fix drainage, avoid flooding -report

By Deep Kaushik Vakil BENGALURU (Reuters) - India's Bengaluru city may need nearly 28 billion rupees ($339 million) to restore a drainage network damaged by unfettered urbanization as repeated floods threaten to disrupt work and life in the IT hub, a report said. Dubbed India's Silicon Valley for hosting more than 3,500 IT companies and startups, the city has seen an influx of millions of

Pulp giant Paper Excellence's secretive owner could face parliamentary summons

The secretive owner of Canada's largest wood pulp manufacturer could soon face a summons to appear before a parliamentary committee after he sent company executives in his stead to testify Tuesday.

Moscow reports attacks on oil refineries and town near border with Ukraine

MOSCOW/KYIV (Reuters) - Russia said Ukrainian artillery hit a Russian town for a third time this week and drones struck two oil refineries in an uptick in attacks on Russian territory as Ukraine prepares a Western-backed push to end Russia's invasion. Inside Ukraine, Russian-installed officials said five people had been killed in Ukrainian army shelling of a Russian-occupied village in the east,

‘It’s a little odd’: Halifax police warn of suspicious call as wildfire rages on

As a more-than 800-hectare wildfire continues to burn in the Halifax area, police are warning the public about a suspicious call reported Wednesday.

‘For God’s sake, stop burning’: N.S. premier makes plea, sets new outdoor rules

Nova Scotia's Tim Houston has banned all travel and activities in the woods due to raging wildfires, and is begging people to not start outdoor blazes or flick cigarettes.

Saturn is the new 'Moon King' of the solar system

In addition to becoming the first planet with over 100 confirmed moons, Saturn now has more known moons than the rest of the solar system combined!

Watch 2023 Human Rights Watch Festival documentaries in NYC and at home

Powerful exposés of human rights abuses, war and deforestation are being screened in New York City May 31-June 8, and available nationwide via streaming June 5-11.

Interest rate hike ‘on the table’ for June after GDP surprise

The first-quarter GDP figures are the final major economic release on the docket before the Bank of Canada's interest rate decision on June 7.

Poland is rearming itself at high speed — could Canada take a lesson from Warsaw?

The Canadian military is used to procurement timelines that can cover decades. So how did Seoul manage to deliver new tanks and guns to Poland just four months after the contract was signed?

How Nova Scotians are showing heroism and kindness amid devastating wildfires

Lisa Parsons, the manager of Pampered Paws Inn, sprang into action during the fire and saved 18 dogs from the doggy daycare by running through the bushes.

Highway 631 reopens, special air statement in effect as forest fires remain within 10 km of White River

The highway between White River and Hornepayne, Ont., has reopened Wednesday morning, but two out-of-control forest fires continue burning near the community.

Minister says he hopes bill to create watchdog for CBSA will pass before summer travel season

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he’s hoping a bill that would allow Canadians, immigrants, tourists and other travellers to complain about mistreatment by border officers will pass before the busy summer travel months.

N.S wildfires: ‘Difficult day’ possible as more dry weather in the forecast

Fire crews are continuing to battle a number of wildfires raging in the province, which have so far destroyed dozens of homes and forced the evacuations of thousands of people.

International Atomic Energy Agency report seen by AP says Iran resolves 2 inquiries by inspectors

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has resolved two outstanding inquiries of the International Atomic Energy Agency, a report seen Wednesday by The Associated Press said. The confidential quarterly report by the Vienna-based IAEA said inspectors no longer had questions on uranium particles found to be enriched to 83.7% at its underground Fordo facility. The report...

Teachers say carrying firearms in school would make kids less safe

Teachers surveyed also said active shooters are not their biggest concern.

O’Toole says CSIS told him about ‘active’ voter suppression by Beijing

Erin O’Toole was briefed Friday by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) on China targeting him during the 2021 campaign, according to a source close to the sitting MP.

Plan to dump Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea faces local opposition

The plan has alarmed the public and outraged fishermen — even as the international energy agency looks inclined to back it.

O'Toole says CSIS told him he was targeted by Beijing during 2021 election

Former Conservative leader Erin O'Toole says Canada's spy agency told him he has been an ongoing target of a Chinese government campaign of misinformation and "voter suppression" that covered the last federal election campaign.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will announce his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday at a town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, a source told NBC News.

Czech Senate backs setting NATO spending target of 2%/GDP as law

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech parliament's upper house approved a bill on Wednesday that will set the state's minimum defence spending at 2% of gross domestic product (GDP) from next year, matching its commitment to the NATO military alliance. European countries have ramped up their defence expenditure since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which had turned up pressure on member states that had not

Singh says he won't force an election until confidence in the electoral system is restored

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is dismissing calls to end his party's deal with the Liberals, saying confidence must be restored in the electoral process before he makes any decisions that could send Canadians to the polls.

Asian American history has rarely been taught in schools. That’s beginning to change

Asian American history has not been taught in a widespread manner in the US. As some school districts formalize methods for teaching the subject, others are working with student activists and taking students on field trips to help them learn more.