President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. As he mulls outside reinforcements to his operation, Trump returned late Saturday from his nine-day journey to a White House seemingly in crisis mode, with a barrage of reports hitting close to the Oval Office and involving Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and influential adviser. A rally planned Thursday in Iowa was postponed due to "an unforeseen change" in Trump's schedule.
Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defence of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. "I am very thankful as a Muslim, I am very thankful as a Portlander ... that we stand together here as one," Muhammad A. Najieb, an imam at the Muslim Community Center, said Saturday. Police said they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, who is accused of killing the two men Friday.
Head in hands, his voice strained, Vincent Mitchell sat outside his little yellow home and tried to make sense of how a family dispute led to a rampage that killed eight people, including the deputy who tried to keep them safe. It don't seem like it's real," Mitchell said shortly after the arrest of his stepson-in-law, Willie Corey Godbolt. Godbolt showed up at Mitchell's home in the southern Mississippi town of Bogue Chitto shortly before midnight Saturday to demand that his estranged wife give up their two children.
North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will. South Korean and Japanese officials said the suspected Scud-type short-range missile flew about 450 kilometres (280 miles) on Monday morning before landing in Japan's maritime economic zone, setting off the usual round of condemnation from Washington and the North's neighbours . It's the latest in a string of test launches by North Korea as it seeks to build nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the U.S. mainland, a drive that puts North Korea high on the list of foreign policy worries for Japan, Washington and Seoul.
Andrew Scheer is no stranger to making political history. When he first sought federal political office in 2004, he beat out the NDP candidate who at the time was the longest serving MP in the House of Commons. Seven years later, his Conservative party won its first majority government and Scheer, then only 32, would soon be elected Speaker of the House of Commons, the youngest person ever to hold the storied post.
The two leaders emerged from their first meeting — discussions at the sumptuous Palace of Versailles that lasted more than an hour longer than planned — clearly still at odds on multiple issues, but also seemingly keen not to let their differences define their fledgling relationship. Macron said he spoke to Putin about LGBT rights in Chechnya and about the rights of embattled NGOs in Russia, vowing he would be "constantly vigilant" on these issues. Putin emphasized the need for closer co-operation between Russia and France, two nuclear-armed permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.
For the first time since 2006, Darian Durant's name is nowhere to be found on the Saskatchewan Roughriders depth chart. The Riders have moved on from the quarterback who led them to a Grey Cup Championship in 2013. No, the Riders have pinned their hopes on someone even older.
By Robin Pomeroy CANNES, France (Reuters) - "The Square", a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art, beat stiff competition to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. Critics hailed the movie by writer-director Ruben Ostlund as "high-wire cinema" that veers between comedy and thriller with moments of pure surrealism, though some said it could easily have shed part of its 2 hours and 22 minutes running time. Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, who headed the jury of nine people that included Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jessica Chastain, said the film was about "the dictatorship of being politically correct".
With two craft breweries opening in Inglewood in recent months and more on the way, some insiders are wondering aloud if the inner-city community is on the verge of once again becoming a brewery district. Kurt Wikel is one of the owners at High Line Brewing which opened in November. "Microbreweries are sort of weird like that.
Provincial police are leading a "recovery effort" for a boater who capsized his canoe while fishing on Lake Erie near Kingsville Sunday.
Coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef is worse than first thought and the impact will accelerate unless global greenhouse gas emissions are cut, scientists said Monday. The 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) World Heritage-listed reef suffered its most severe bleaching on record last year due to warming sea temperatures during March and April. "We're very concerned about what this means for the Great Barrier Reef itself and what it means for the communities and industries that depend on it," Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) chairman Russell Reichelt said.
Shandi Strong, a Winnipeg trans activist, helped organize the Pride vigil at the Manitoba Legislature. Jim Cane went to the vigil to remember close friends and past partners who died in the city from the HIV crisis in the 1980s.
On Sunday, hundreds gathered in Toronto to support the work of The Sashbear Foundation at the fifth annual Borderline 5-Kilometre Walk for Emotion Dysregulation. Created by Lynn Courey and Mike Menu, the foundation is named in honour of the Toronto couple's daughter Sasha Menu Courey, who died by suicide in 2011 at the age of 20. "Sasha was struggling with mental health issues... as parents, we didn't know much about mental health issues, and when we tried to seek help, help wasn't available for her or for us," Courey said on Sunday.
Wayne Easter was one of three Island MPs who voted against the bill, which failed to pass its second reading on May 17. Sean Casey was lone representative of P.E.I. to vote for the bill. Lawrence MacAulay and Bobby Morrissey also went against it.
When Arlene Rill was bitten by a tick in Montreal three years ago, she knew nothing about Lyme disease. "I live with huge stomach issues, terrible [headaches], pain in my ears, ringing in my ears, inflammation in my joints," said Rill, a 66-year-old retired teacher. Rill says she blames her suffering on a lack of knowledge about Lyme disease in Canada and a lack of willingness to treat long-term sufferers.
For all the moms and dads feeling exhausted and overwhelmed before the day has even begun, experts say it could be a warning sign of parent burnout.
There's going to be an impressive harvest this year at a north-end Dartmouth community farm after more than 150 volunteers came out Sunday to double its size. Neighbourhood residents, gardening enthusiasts and corporate sponsors were all part of the massive work project, said Deborah Dickey, manager of the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. The aim of the project was to double the size of the farm infrastructure including expanding the crop rows and community plots for individuals. There were 15 assigned plots this year.
Memorial University medical students hosted a "hand-a-thon" Saturday to assemble 3D-printed plastic hands for disabled children in Zimbabwe. . The idea came from Bo Simango, MUN Med 3D's assistive technology and outreach lead, who is currently back home in Zimbabwe, where about 900,000 people have some form of disability.
New Brunswick cycling enthusiasts gathered in Sussex for "Ellen's Tour de Sussex," to raise money in memory of cyclist Ellen Waters who was killed when a car struck her while she was cycling. There were three different length races, all of which were led by Watters' mother Nancy Grieve-Watters. The death of Watters set off a movement to try and make roads safer for cyclists which culminated in the New Brunswick government adopting "Ellen's Law," which mandates that vehicles must give 1 metre of space when passing bicycles.
McMaster University research engineer Travis Casagrande has carved a microscopic, 3D Canadian flag on the face of a penny. The carving — which is one one-hundredth the size of a human hair and invisible to the naked eye — is meant to be a celebration of Canada's 150th birthday this year, and a showcase of the microscopes at the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy at the university. "I wanted the chosen material to be something that's recognizably Canadian, and I was fresh out of goose feathers and moose antlers," Casagrande said.
An alliance of construction trade unions broke off negotiations with a group representing employers on Sunday, saying it prefers to wait for the province to adopt back-to-work legislation. Union spokesman Michel Trepanier confirmed in a phone interview that the unions had rejected what the construction companies called their final offer. Trepanier is calling on construction workers to demonstrate in front of Quebec's legislature on Monday, where the government is expected to begin pushing through the back to work bill.
A group of Indigenous two-spirit and LGBT youth gathered in Regina on Sunday to share experiences and support one another. The talking circle was facilitated by two-spirit elder Marjorie Beaucage, who described the circle as a kind of peer support for young Indigenous people who need to talk about their gender identity. "Young people are pretty much on their own when it comes to their sexual identity and gender identity.
Paddy Quiring is running, walking and riding across Canada in hopes of raising money for the Canadian Liver Foundation and Teen Challenge. The journey is a personal one for Quiring, who has set out to honour her late husband Henry. "I'm running for the legacy of my husband who passed away on April 13, last year, from cirrhosis of the liver," she said.