» UN human rights observers warn Quebec about secularism bill
22/05/19 19:53 from CBC | Top Stories News
High-ranking human rights monitors with the United Nations are concerned the Quebec government will violate fundamental freedoms if it moves ahead with legislation to limit where religious symbols can be worn.

» N.Y. passes legislation that could put Trump's tax returns in Congress's hands
22/05/19 19:37 from CBC | Top Stories News
New York lawmakers give final passage to legislation that would allow U.S. President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings.

» Sea levels could rise by up to 2 metres by 2100, new study finds
22/05/19 18:48 from CBC | Top Stories News
Sea levels could rise by as much as two metres by 2100 in a worst-case scenario involving melting ice caps and high CO2 emissions, new research suggests.

» Car crashes into building in downtown Quebec City, bursts into flames
22/05/19 18:33 from CBC | Top Stories News
Workers who share office space in the building on a busy corner of the city's Saint-Roch district said if not for Wednesday's fine weather, more people might have been injured when a car came to a halt in the cafeteria, pinning at least ...

» Reports of chemical weapon attack denounced as Syrian fighting heats up
22/05/19 18:18 from CBC | Top Stories News
A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Syria's civil war threatens to boil over again with allegations of a chemical weapons attack; Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party are under scrutiny by...

» Newly formed women's hockey union wants to find a way to play
22/05/19 18:13 from CBC | Top Stories News
It has been about a month since 200 of the best female hockey players in the world decided they no longer wanted to play. Liz Knox knew there was risk of walking away after the Canadian Women’s Hockey League folded, but says the fight to...

» Cyril Ramaphosa elected by South Africa's parliament, promises to tackle corruption
22/05/19 17:16 from CBC | Top Stories News
South African president-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption as the new parliament votes him to lead the country for a five-year term.

» 'Write me and tell me your heart:' Leonard Cohen's letters to muse Marianne Ihlen set for auction
22/05/19 17:03 from CBC | Top Stories News
Marianne Ihlen’s influence on Leonard Cohen lingered long after their time together, and now the public is poised to get a deeper glimpse into the relationship between Ihlen and the Canadian poet-turned-musician.

» Canada to spend $15.7B on new coast guard ships, Trudeau says
22/05/19 16:59 from CBC | Top Stories News
Canada plans to build up to 18 new coast guard ships at a cost of $15.7 billion in an effort to renew Canada's Coast Guard fleet,  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.

» WestJet pilot's eyes burned by laser on flight from Newfoundland to Florida
22/05/19 16:27 from CBC | Top Stories News
A WestJet pilot flying from Newfoundland to Orlando International Airport had his eyes burned by a green laser light, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration officials says.

» How Modi's populist message could win the Indian PM a second term
22/05/19 14:46 from CBC | Top Stories News
Over the last five years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been seen both as an incorruptible champion of the masses and the “divider in chief.”

» Trump says he won't work with Democrats on infrastructure, given coverup accusations
22/05/19 14:40 from CBC | Top Stories News
U.S. President Donald Trump blasts Democratic leaders after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accuses him of engaging in a coverup, making a surprise appearance and cutting short an infrastructure meeting with Democratic leaders.

» Sexual misconduct persists in military despite efforts to curb assault, StatsCan reports
22/05/19 14:35 from CBC | Top Stories News
The number of military personnel reporting sexual misconduct has remained virtually unchanged despite efforts to crack down on assaults, a Statistics Canada survey released today indicates.

» 'It was a helluva experience': Alberta wildfire takes toll on firefighters, evacuees
22/05/19 14:13 from CBC | Top Stories News
Crews battling wildfires in northwestern Alberta are getting help today from hundreds of new firefighters making their way from other provinces — and from the weather.

» Duterte loses patience, Philippines president orders trash shipped back to Canada
22/05/19 10:43 from CBC | Top Stories News
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippines government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it refuses to accept the trash, his spoke...

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