French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election. The May 7 runoff will be between the populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron, and French politicians on the moderate left and right immediately urged voters to block Le Pen's path to power. The defeated far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, pointedly refused to do the same, and Le Pen's National Front is hoping to do the once unthinkable and peel away voters historically opposed to a party long tainted by racism and anti-Semitism.
PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. The embassy looks after consular affairs for the United States in North Korea because the two countries do not have diplomatic relations.
For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. "It's a different kind of a presidency," Trump said in an Oval Office interview with The Associated Press, an hourlong conversation as he approached Saturday's key presidential benchmark. Trump, who campaigned on a promise of instant disruption, indirectly acknowledged that change doesn't come quickly to Washington.
A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three children, as flames surged through a New York City home on a sunny spring afternoon, leaving authorities to scour for clues about what sparked the deadly blaze. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon, on a street full of single-family homes in the middle class neighbourhood of Queens Village, a neighbourhood near Belmont Park, which hosts the Belmont Stakes, the final leg in horse racing's Triple Crown. "This is a devastation of a family," Mayor Bill de Blasio said, speaking at the scene of the four-alarm fire.
The Ottawa Hospital says six more people have been treated for potential opioid overdoses this weekend, following a spike in such cases earlier in the week and a warning from the city's public health agency.
This month marks 70 years since Sikhs were given the right to vote in British Columbia and two South Asian candidates want to mark the occasion by making a little history of their own on election day. Liberal candidate Gurminder Parihar and NDP candidate Aman Singh are both trying to become the first turbaned Sikhs to hold seats in the B.C. Legislature. Liberal leader Christy Clark introduced Parihar to the predominantly South Asian crowd and got a loud ovation.
Four energy companies are cleaning up crude oil that spilled into an unnamed creek in Strathcona County on Friday. The creek, near 17th Street and Baseline Road, flows directly into the North Saskatchewan River. Crews managed to contain the spill before it reached the river, Alberta Energy Regulator spokesperson Monica Hermary said Sunday. The size of the spill is still unclear.
EDMONTON — Homicide investigators were interviewing a man and woman "believed to be responsible" for the death of a toddler whose body was found outside a Edmonton church, police said Sunday.
The organisers of Stuttgart's WTA tournament sparked controversy by giving her a wildcard to play on Wednesday -- the first day she is eligible to play again -- which has divided tennis. Carolina Wozniacki (DEN) - "I think it?s very questionable, allowing, no matter who it is, a player that is still banned to play a tournament that week. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) - "This kind of entry into the tournament should apply to players who dropped in the ranking because of injury, illness or some other random event.
Here's a little secret about TED Talks that you wouldn't know from the carefully-selected glossy online videos that have racked up 6.1 billion views online. "Be very careful of that approach," Chris Anderson warned in an interview. Anderson is aware of how prone to parody the TED Talk format has become since the first talks went online in 2006.
A Syrian father who spoke of his struggles to raise his family of eight in Halifax a year ago says major challenges remain, but he's not under the same financial stresses thanks to a new home and a better sense of how to budget in his new country. Last year, Waleed Alghdayan said after living expenses there was only about $100 a month left for groceries, clothing and other expenses for his six children, now aged 2 to 12.
Female surgeons at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto have created their own version of a New Yorker magazine cover that illustrates a female surgical team in hues of blue. The photo of Toronto female surgeons is one of hundreds of recreations of the New Yorker illustration that was published on the cover of its recent Health, Medicine & The Body Issue. The image is from the perspective of the patient on the operating room table.
By Mohammed Al-Ramahi MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Toy shops are thriving in eastern Mosul, with Iraqi children once again able to buy dolls, teddy bears or action figures after Islamic State was driven out of the area. The militant group banned toys with faces or eyes during the three years they controlled Iraq's second largest city, including any anthropomorphic animals, which they deemed a form of idolatry. "Under Islamic State, any toys with faces we would have to make them veiled (if it is female) or only show eyes.
Peruvian police are evaluating the possible expulsion of two foreigners for "inciting" rural communities to protest against the Hudbay Minerals mining company, which owns a copper mine in the nation, the country's interior ministry said on Sunday. The police, the ministry said, had requested documents from U.S. citizen John Dougherty, 61, and Canadian citizen Jennifer Moore, 42, who entered Peru earlier in April while claiming to be tourists. "The authorities have abundant information that documents that their condition (as tourists) has not been complied with, as they have dedicated themselves to inciting townspeople ... against Canadian mining activity in Peru, in particular against the Constancia mine owned by the Hudbay company," the ministry said in a statement.
"Out here, we are a bit of a food desert, there is not a lot available and so you go into Bayers Lake," said Amy Hockins, the operations and finance manager of the Resource Opportunities Centre, the not-for-profit group that runs the community centre. Marian Munro, who runs the Spryfield and District Community Market, helped set up the Prospect farmers market. Elizabeth White, who lives in the area, said shopping at the community centre was convenient.
As if housing market prices in Toronto aren't discouraging enough, a celebrity pad in Los Angeles can be comparable in price to some homes in the downtown core. A Hollywood Hills house owned by Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club actor Jared Leto, for example, is currently listed for sale at $1.9 million US. You could find a roomy abode with that money in some of Toronto's other coveted neighbourhoods, like Parkdale or Leslieville — minus the pool, built-in recording studio and tropical landscaping.
Buying into the Texas Hold'em poker circle at Richmond's Minoru Place Seniors' Centre will cost you 10 cents a chip. Officials at the seniors' centre, which is operated jointly by the City of Richmond and the Minoru Seniors Society, told the group members they could no longer play as long as money was involved because it violates provincial gambling regulations. Group members were crushed.
Montreal's taxis are set for a brand overhaul with fresh, two-tone colour schemes that will brighten their image and say "Bonjour" to new clients. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said it was part of a plan that the city and taxi industry had been collaborating on since 2014. "The branding is the signature," Coderre said of the industry.
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company's cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co's market value. Most automakers test a new model's production line by building vehicles with relatively cheap, prototype tools designed to be scrapped once they deliver doors that fit, body panels with the right shape and dashboards that don't have gaps or seams. Tesla, however, is skipping that preliminary step and ordering permanent, more expensive equipment as it races to launch its Model 3 sedan by a self-imposed volume production deadline of September, Musk told investors last month.
More than 120 people from the Greater Toronto Area's Chinese community have likely lost nearly $9 million in syndicated mortgage investments solicited by someone they trusted, who then loaned the money to a convicted fraudster, a CBC News investigation has found. Margaret Wong, a retiree, is one of the investors. "Trust has been misused," said Wong.
FRANKFURT/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikon Corp on Monday said it has initiated legal action against ASML Holding NV and Carl Zeiss AG [CZTOP.UL], saying the Dutch and Germany companies used its lithography technology without its permission. Nikon, the world's eighth-largest chip equipment maker, said it had filed patent infringement cases in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan against ASML, which makes semiconductor lithography machines, and Carl Zeiss, ASML's optical supplier.
Canada 150 celebrations and free park passes appear to be prompting a big jump in camping reservations for the summer season in Cape Breton. Parks Canada says their online camping reservations are up 85 per cent over last year — a year that saw about 300,000 visitors make their way to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The agency has seen orders for more than eight million so far, and they're still available online or upon arrival at Parks Canada sites.
Twice a week you can find Mark Liotta making sandwiches, tracking inventory and taking orders at the Geneva Centre for Autism's Stepping Stones Café. "I'm generally very friendly with all the customers," said Liotta, who has autism, a few minutes after a wrapping up a morning shift. "I've gone through several job applications and interviews, not getting anywhere.