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.
With a jaunty victory dance, 101-year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday, the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete's remarkable late-blooming career. Kaur clocked one minute 14 seconds as a small crowd cheered her on -- ending a mere 64.42 seconds off Usain Bolt's 100m world record set in 2009.
The average Canadian adult does not need to be screened for infection with hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus that can in time cause cirrhosis or cancer of the liver, says a task force that develops practice guidelines for primary-care providers. In its first hepatitis C screening guidelines released Monday, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against widespread testing of adults unless they are considered to have an elevated risk for the disease. Canadians at high risk include those who: have a history of IV drug use; were born, travelled or resided in countries where hepatitis C is endemic; received blood transfusions or had an organ transplant before 1992, when blood donations weren't tested for the virus; or could have been exposed through potentially hazardous sexual behaviours or by getting a tattoo.
A man who accidently snorkeled headfirst into a crocodile in northern Australia escaped with minor injuries as wildlife officers Monday worked to track down the reptile. The croc, measuring up to two metres (6.5 feet), "reacted defensively" when the swimmer "inadvertently" swum into it on Sunday near popular Lizard Island in Queensland state. The waters surrounding Lizard Island are a known hotspot for crocs with signs in the area cautioning swimmers of the threat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Future building construction is to be slab-on-grade only, with no excavation below the cover material," concludes the Department of Environment record of site condition dated Dec. 20, 2007. The property is included on a list of "priority" plots of municipally owned land to be aggressively marketed to developers as part of Saint John's newly revealed growth plan to increase the population and build the economy.
You don't have be a Winnipeg Jet or politician to jump the queue for an MRI — you just need to get on a cancellation list. Norm Ricard said it's an avenue that many Manitobans aren't taking, and that should change. It can happen to regular citizens because of their willingness and understanding of the cancellation process," Ricard told CBC News.
A group of Syrian refugee children in Ottawa helped clean a park near their home this weekend as a way to say thanks to the community that welcomed them a year ago. About 30 people gathered Sunday morning at Ogilvie North Park with gloves and garbage bags to pick up litter left around the grounds. The green space is located near two highrises at 1240 and 1244 Donald St. where approximately 400 Syrian refugees live.
Some Torbay students didn't just say goodbye to classes during the Easter break — they said goodbye to their old schools. The new intermediate school opens its doors Tuesday. It's an unusual time for a school to open, acknowledged principal Don Emberley, who added the school was supposed to open in September.
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.
The theme park includes an almost perfect replica of Green Gables house in Cavendish, P.E.I., and other landmarks from Prince Edward Island. "The theme park also represented for a lot of Japanese people a less expensive alternative compared to going to Prince Edward Island," said Terry Dawes, who grew up in Charlottetown but now lives in Montreal.
A petition against the city's decision to temporarily close the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will be delivered to Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre at today's municipal council meeting. Last week it was announced that construction on neighbouring Île Sainte-Hélène, which includes creating a 65,000-seat amphitheatre at the request of event promoter Evenko, has caused events which normally take place on that island to be displaced. Training on Montreal roads isn't a viable option because they're in "terrible" shape, and while there are options off-island, it's not the same, he explained.
When Kim Brooks opened her notice of assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency, she was surprised to see a seemingly random factoid printed in bold letters at the top of the page. Brooks took keen interest because she's a professor of tax law at Dalhousie University in Halifax. In an emailed statement to CBC News, the CRA said similar strategies are being tried by tax authorities around the world.
A job fair this weekend for tourism businesses looking for employees was particularly busy this weekend with employers looking for applicants. There were about 40 operators at the fair in Kensington, P.E.I., organized by the Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. The association's director of training and education, Kathy Livingstone, said that is significantly more than usual. "There is a labour shortage," said Livingstone.
Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Monday a plan to study basic income in Ontario, in a three-year pilot project based in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay. The province will explore the effectiveness of providing a basic income — no matter what — to people who are currently living on low incomes, "whether they are working or not," Wynne said.