North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. North Korea's media said more missiles will be launched in the future.
Trudeau issued a statement after police in the English city said 22 people were killed and at least 50 injured by an explosion near the end of a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande on Monday night. "On behalf of all Canadians, our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of those who were killed. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale earlier expressed concern over what he called "brutal attacks" in northern England.
Carrying an armful of "Luther Brodt" gingerbread to the cashier, Mikael Byrial Jensen admits sheepishly that Martin Luther would probably not have been impressed by the flood of souvenirs bearing his name. Luther "said himself that saints are not special... but that's how it is today. From burgers to rubber duckies to liquor, Wittenberg is cashing in on its 16th century resident, who changed Christendom forever.
A booming rental bike business has flooded China's streets with packs of cyclists, but their habit of going the wrong way and abandoning their rides anywhere is causing havoc. Unlike the docking station systems in cities like London, Paris or New York, the bikes in China can essentially be found and left anywhere. From Beijing to Tibet, riders can grab a yellow, blue, green or orange bike by opening a smartphone app and pointing their camera at a QR code that releases a lock for as low as 1 yuan (15 US cents).
Two US astronauts embarked Tuesday on what NASA described as a "critical" spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station. The spacewalk by NASA's Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer began at 7:20 am (1120 GMT), and was expected to last just 2.5 hours, far shorter than the typical 6.5-hour outing, the US space agency said. A computer relay box failed suddenly on Saturday, but the crew was never in danger since there are two of the boxes -- known as multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) units -- and one of them continued to work, said NASA.
By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean rapper Psy has gone back to basics with his eighth full-length album, paying greater attention to his home fans while doing what he loves most - "going crazy" on stage. The "Gangnam Style" star said he had moved on from on the success of the 2012 smash hit that sent him flying to the top of music charts around the world and shaped him into the internationally recognized artist he is today. "'Gangnam Style' gave me fame while as a creator, some rough times, but I'm not one to linger in the past and make two, three, four versions of (Gangnam Style) because I'm hung up on its fame," Psy told Reuters.
Cuba's first ultra luxury hotel opened its doors Monday in Havana, with guests paying up to $2,500 a night to stay in five-star comfort on the Communist island. The "Gran Hotel Manzana," part of the Swiss group Kempinski Hotels, is situated in the heart of the Cuban capital in front of the verdant gardens of Parque Central and the grand Alicia Alonso theater, home to the Cuban National Ballet. Guests in each of the hotel's 246 rooms, 50 of which are suites, have the pick of four bars and two restaurants and can take a swim in the rooftop infinity pool.
The message of being safe and limiting damage to the environment seemed to sink in for outdoor enthusiasts over the May long weekend, officials said Monday. Nathan Brown, a conservation officer in the Elbow-Sheep District in Alberta's Kananaskis Country for the last 13 years, said the nice weather could have brought with it large and unruly crowds, but officials actually saw the opposite, at least in terms of unruliness. "I'm getting the sense from people they're generally following the rules," he told CBC News, noting there were no major incidents reported in the area, which includes the popular McLean Creek.
After more than a decade at the helm, Alexander Mickelthwate is set to step down as music director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. On Monday, the WSO announced Mickelthwate will be leaving his position at the end of the 2017-18 season. When he departs he will have served 12 seasons with the group, making him tied with Bramwell Tovey for the longest-serving music director in the orchestra's history.
STARS Air Ambulance transported two of the patients to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg for care. STARS base director Grant Therrien said when air ambulance crews arrived at the crash, fire departments from Sperling and Rosenort, Man., were working to extricate three passengers who were trapped in one of the vehicles.
By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) - London-based startup TransferWise has launched a new service in the UK and Europe that will make it easier for small businesses to keep money and get paid in more than 15 currencies, as the company branches beyond its core money transfer business. Similar to having a bank account in multiple countries, the new service will allow small businesses to activate unique account and routing numbers for the United States, UK and the rest of Europe and get paid as if they were a local company, TransferWise said on Tuesday. Users will be able to hold balances in currencies they may need later or convert money between currencies in real-time, spending less on conversion fees and hedging against exchange rate fluctuations, TransferWise said.
Carbonear's newest hotspot is in one of its oldest buildings, the historic telephone exchange building. It took owner Pauline Yetman six weeks from the conception of the idea until opening day, to get the Hotline Cafe up and running. History is what it's all about for Yetman, breathing new life in a structure that was built in 1929.
By Barbara Lewis ZUG, Switzerland (Reuters) - OPEC nations that deliver some of the lowest cost production will be relatively insulated from an early peak in oil demand caused by any faster-than-expected roll-out of electric vehicles, Glencore's chairman said on Monday. Glencore is among the mining companies that anticipate electric vehicles could have a much earlier impact than previously thought, which is beneficial to them as suppliers of copper, cobalt and other minerals, but negative for oil firms. "Historically the view was oil demand would increase beyond 2040," Glencore Chairman Tony Hayward, who was formerly head of oil major BP, told journalists at Glencore's headquarters in Zug.
Twenty-five years ago today, Felipe Alou made history when he took the helm of the Montreal Expos, becoming Major League Baseball's first Dominican manager. Alou, the Expos bench coach and formerly a minor league manager, was trying to help Runnells gain the trust and respect of his players. When Alou was approached to take over the team, he turned it down, saying he wanted the organization to give Runnells another shot.
Paul Ferguson, platoon chief with Cape Breton Regional Fire Service, said crews were called at 3:45 p.m. to the three-unit apartment building on Brookland Street for a reported boat fire. "He was very lucky, judging by the destruction on the scene here," Ferguson said of the boat owner. The man seems to have been working on the boat when the fire started, but Ferguson said they don't yet know what started it.
Premier Dwight Ball took to the skies today to see the damage caused by flooding in the Mud Lake area, while he got an earful about it on the ground as he vowed to figure out what caused the situation. "We need to put in preventative measures to prevent this from happening again," he said.
(Reuters) - Rockstar Games, the videogame studio owned by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, said on Monday the launch of its highly-awaited Western action-adventure videogame, "Red Dead Redemption 2", would be pushed to spring next year. Shares of Take-Two dipped 10.3 percent to $61.96 in trading after the bell. "Some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans," Rockstar Games said in a statement.
An airport outside the western Swedish city of Gothenburg was evacuated after a bag in the arrivals hall showed indications it contained explosives, local news agency TT reported late on Monday. The airport outside Gothenburg, Sweden's second biggest city, halted its last departing flight and evacuated the arrivals hall after a bag left near the information desk showed signs it contained explosives.
A Calgary man has been cooking up astonishingly tiny meals for perfect strangers in a shoebox-sized kitchen. "I basically go and set up on the street with it and cook miniature food, which I distribute freely to passersby," said Tom Brown, a local artist who specializes in miniatures.
A woman who was found unresponsive in her cell at the South West Detention Centre in Windsor, Ont., has died. The woman was found by correctional staff who performed first aid until an ambulance arrived, according to Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services spokesperson Andrew Morrison. The Office of the Chief Coroner will investigate the death and the ministry will also conduct an internal investigation to ensure all ministry policies were followed, Morrison said.
Suzett Ball has been at her son's hospital bedside every day since he fell into a coma after collapsing on a basketball court on March 25, but she's rarely been alone. "I don't even know half of the people that come to see me," Ball said. Doctors say her 17-year-old son Rayvonte collapsed due to a heart condition called Long QT syndrome, which can cause potentially fast, chaotic heartbeats that can trigger seizures.
Ontario Provincial Police were called to the park, about 75 kilometres east of the Manitoba border, after the boy was reported missing around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday. Officers conducted an extensive search of the park with assistance from the canine unit, Emergency Response Team, park staff, the Kenora Marine and Trails Unit and some campers. Cherwin Padpad was one of the campers who joined the efforts.
Comedian turned filmmaker Jordan Peele is following up the remarkable success of "Get Out" with a provocative original thriller set for release in March 2019. Universal Pictures announced the release date for Peele's untitled film on Monday. Peele's buzzy directorial debut "Get Out" became a box office phenomenon this year grossing $229.6 million worldwide on a production budget of only $4.5 million.
"I know of a lot of instances where they don't even get serviced," Rankin told CBC News reporter Ioanna Roumeliotis. Rankin is the co-owner of Fuss Hair Studio in Leslieville and founder of an initiative called The Dress Code Project. It's a campaign to create safe spaces in salons for people in the LGBT community.