Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said "look what's happening last night in Sweden" as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe. It wasn't clear what he was referring to and there were no high-profile situations reported in Sweden on Friday night.
A 25-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street in Markham on Saturday night. Staff Sgt. David Mitchell, spokesman for York Regional Police, said police received a call about a pedestrian at the intersection of Steeles Avenue East and McCowan Road at 11:30 p.m. Mitchell said the woman, believed to be from Markham, was crossing McCowan Road when she was hit by a vehicle making what police believe was a left turn.
Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday. Malaysian police have so far arrested four people carrying IDs from North Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
A national Islamic group is expressing alarm about a small anti-Muslim protest held Friday in front of a Toronto mosque. The National Council of Canadian Muslims says the demonstration, reportedly consisting of about a dozen participants, was a clear attempt to intimidate the Muslim community. The executive director of the National Council says it's "deeply" disturbing that such a protest would happen, let alone after last month's slaying of six men at a Quebec City mosque.
Patricia Carpenter, a young mother, was found dead at a Toronto construction site in 1992. Sonya Cywink's death is a similar mystery — an unsolved homicide. The installation celebrates the memories of Carpenter and Cywink through soundscapes, documentary pieces, and artifacts from their lives — be it Cywink's poetry or Carpenter's beloved Cabbage Patch dolls — either on display or woven through short films.
The U.N. envoy for Syria says he's hoping upcoming peace talks in Geneva produce new momentum and that much depends upon the position the U.S. decides to take. Staffan de Mistura said Sunday "the big question mark is where is the U.S.?" He told the Munich Security Conference "we have to push for momentum" at the talks starting Thursday.
Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. McCorvey died at an assisted living centre in Katy, Texas, said journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. McCorvey was 22, unmarried, unemployed and pregnant for the third time in 1969 when she sought to have an abortion in Texas, where the procedure was illegal except to save a woman's life.
A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 while serving an eight-year sentence on a drug charge has been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at his home in Atlanta. Jorge Soberanis-Rumaldo was taken into custody Friday by as part of an immigration enforcement that targeted criminals, according to an ICE news release. Authorities say Soberanis-Rumaldo is a Mexican national who is in the U.S. illegally.
HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, the latest phase in a four-month-old offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city. The battle for western Mosul promises to be the most daunting yet, as the half of the city west of the Tigris River has older, narrower streets and is still home to hundreds of thousands of civilians, who have been told to shelter in place. Iraq declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" last month, but IS has continued to launch attacks there.
ST CATHARINES, ONT. — Kerry Galusha has played in a lot of big games over the years at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts but Saturday afternoon's win to clinch a berth in this year's championship in St. Catharines, Ont., seemed to carry a different level of importance. Galusha had to make a difficult last shot to secure a 5-3 victory. This year I cried because we won," said Galusha.
When Blue Rodeo takes the stage at Mile One Centre in St. John's on Wednesday, it will be a special performance for the band. "We certainly know a lot about regionalism in this country because we've travelled so much, but why certain areas are more musical than others I've never really been able to understand," he told CBC Radio's Weekend AM while on the road in Hamilton, O.N. Cuddy said the band pours more energy into a performance when an audience is more receptive.
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI offices, highway tunnels and other New York-area landmarks in a single day of terror. Stewart, the defence attorney who argued that Abdel-Rahman was a spiritual leader prosecuted for his speech, was later convicted of helping the sheik communicate with his followers. One of Abdel-Rahman's co-conspirators, Nosair was not only sentenced for his role in the bomb plot but for assassinating militant Rabbi Meir Kahane in a New York hotel in 1990.
Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart, who died while scuba diving off the coast of Florida, was remembered Saturday as a lovable scamp who channelled his passion for the environment into a global movement. Others who spoke at the funeral focused on the work Stewart did.
Iran's foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is "unmoved by threats" but responds well to respect. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers, under which Tehran agreed to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions, but hasn't said what he plans to do about it. "Iran doesn't respond well to threats," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of top diplomats and defence officials.
With avalanche warnings in place in several national parks this weekend, safety instructors are reminding backcountry users that proper equipment doesn't have to be overly expensive. Parks Canada issued warnings for Jasper, Banff, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks, where the danger is rated "considerable" below the treeline. The avalanche risk is also rated "considerable" in Kananaskis Country at treeline and alpine elevations and in Glacier National Park both below the treeline and at the alpine elevation.
A six-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder in Nanaimo, B.C., has more macaroni and cheese than he could ever have imagined — and more is on the way. Much to his parent's surprise, the grade one student recently discovered a food he actually enjoys: Kraft Dinner Star Wars Mac and Cheese.
Residents in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, 45,000 of them, are being asked to boil their water because intense rainfall has caused turbidity to interfere with the safe treatment of drinking water. "High turbidity can interfere with the chlorination process used to disinfect the drinking water," said regional officials in a release about both Comox Lake and the Puntledge River. All users of the Comox Valley water system are instructed to boil their drinking water for one minute at a rolling boil.
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) - At the 18th-century Spode pottery works in Stoke-on-Trent, start-up artisans like 22-year-old Emma Price are moving into abandoned buildings and breathing new life into a once-mighty industry. Iconic Stoke brands such as Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Spode are renowned across the globe for their fine chinaware. On a rich seam of clay in England's West Midlands, Stoke became the world centre of pottery production by 1800.
One bold step London needs to make: I think London needs to hire more visible minorities. A recent experience that left you thinking London has work to do: I recently made a statement that I might run for mayor and somebody said, London won't elect a visible minority for mayor.
Public school board officials say they're hoping to relocate the Aboriginal Learning Space — a special room where Indigenous students practice the spiritual cleansing ceremony called smudging — if plans to shut down Rideau High School go ahead. On Thursday night, trustees with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board recommended closing Rideau High School in east Ottawa, after an emotional two days of delegations and debate. If the recommendation goes ahead, Rideau's 400 students will be sent to Gloucester High School.
"Annie is kind of everything that you don't normally get to see in female characters in mainstream TV or films," said Paquin, who leads the eerie new series as police detective Annie Ryder — a single mom who's a bit of a misfit in her community because of a strange and troubled past.
After a lack of funds threatened to cancel the festivities altogether, Louis Riel Day is back on the calendar at the St. Boniface Museum. Museum director Vania Gagnon said a month ago, it looked like the special programming on the holiday Monday would have to be cancelled to cut costs. The museum put out a call for help, which was answered by the Manitoba Metis Federation.
Chris Marshall is an avid traveller and photographer from Cornwall, P.E.I., who agreed to share his recent trip to South Africa as part of CBC P.E.I.'s ongoing armchair travel series. Last March, Marshall, 67, and his wife Kathie embarked on a three-and-a-half week trip to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, where his son and daughter-in-law teach at an international school. "I wasn't sure what to expect of South Africa and knew what South Africa has gone through in the past," Marshall said.
Facing increasing debt and an unstable energy market, Manitoba Hydro has one sure route to increase revenue. The ugly truth for Manitobans is rate increases are the most stable revenue tool the Crown corporation can use and the next decade might not look too pretty. "The biggest thing we can do to ensure that Manitoba Hydro continues to be sound financially is to manage our costs and look for reasonable rate increases that support the investments we have to make," Hydro CEO and president Kelvin Shepherd told CBC News.