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Admin January 21, 2018

The head of Speed Skating Canada tells CBC News the organization is investigating “substantive” complaints against its head coach, Michael Crowe. CEO Susan Auch says the organization forced Crowe to leave his position on Jan. 9, just a month before the Winter Olympics after a number of athletes and coaches came forward. “The decision to put him […]

Admin January 12, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday delivered an ultimatum to Washington’s European allies to fix the “terrible flaws” in the Iran nuclear deal, or he’ll pull the U.S. out in a few months’ time. Trump made the threat as he extended waivers of key economic sanctions on Iran, keeping the accord alive at least for […]

Admin December 29, 2017

Iranians protesting the country’s strained economy gathered in Tehran and another major city on Friday for the second day of spontaneous, unsanctioned demonstrations placing pressure on President Hassan Rouhani’s government. The semi-official Fars news agency reported that officials said around 300 protesters gathered in the western city of Kermanshah, the scene of a devastating earthquake […]

Admin December 28, 2017

The United States announced sanctions against two of North Korea’s most prominent officials behind its ballistic missile program on Tuesday, while Russia reiterated an offer to mediate to ease tension between Washington and Pyongyang. The new U.S. steps were the latest in a campaign aimed at forcing North Korea — which has defied years of multilateral and bilateral sanctions — to abandon a weapons […]

Admin December 23, 2017

After missing six games with a concussion, Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews is set to return against the New York Rangers on Saturday night.  Matthews was injured on Dec. 9 when Toronto played the Pittsburgh Penguins and he collided with Morgan Rielly late in the game. Matthews confirmed suspicions on Friday that he suffered a […]

Admin December 22, 2017

The UN Security Council voted unanimously Friday to impose new sanctions on North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test, a move that analysts say could have a significant impact on the isolated country’s struggling economy. The resolution seeks to ban nearly 90 per cent of refined petroleum product exports to North Korea […]

Admin December 16, 2017

Lawmakers in Peru initiated proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal. In a brief session, 27 of 130 members of congress put forward a request to consider impeaching the former […]

Admin December 15, 2017

The White House says newly revealed FBI records show there is “extreme bias” against President Donald Trump among senior leadership at the FBI.  Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox News that edits to former FBI director James Comey’s statement on Hillary Clinton’s private email server and text messages from a top agent critical of […]

Admin December 13, 2017

Health Canada has decided against banning the sale of wire-bristle barbecue brushes, and is instead leaving brush safety mostly in the hands of industry and grillers, according to its latest risk assessment report.   The agency looked into what it should do after receiving more than two-dozen reports since 2004 of people getting injured after […]