Report shows number of children who have died in past year alone
Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man exposed by The Associated Press as a former commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II, prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutor Robert Janicki said evidence gathered over years of investigation into U.S. citizen Michael K. confirmed "100 per cent " that he was a commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defence Legion. "All the pieces of evidence interwoven together allow us to say the person who lives in the U.S. is Michael K., who commanded the Ukrainian Self Defence Legion which carried out the pacification of Polish villages in the Lublin region," Janicki said.
The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake has charged, a request reinforced Sunday by an influential Republican senator who says the president must either come up with the evidence or retract his claim. "I think the president has one of two choices: either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve, because, if his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we have got a serious issue here, to say the least," Sen. John McCain said. President Donald Trump asserted in a tweet last week: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory.
A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home. Addis Ababa city spokeswoman Dagmawit Moges said most of the 46 dead were women and children, and more bodies were expected to be found in the coming hours. It was not immediately clear what caused Saturday night's collapse at the Koshe Garbage Landfill, which buried several makeshift homes and concrete buildings.
With his flamboyant shock of blonde-dyed hair and fiery anti-Islam rhetoric, Dutch politician Geert Wilders comes across a man who doesn't mind the limelight. Tight security surrounds Wilders night and day, and he hardly ventures outdoors. The elaborate protection apparatus that surrounds him is a reaction to death threats from extremists enraged by his fierce criticism of Islam.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Residents in Newfoundland and Labrador spent Sunday taking stock of the damage caused by a fearsome windstorm that roared through the province a day earlier. Newfoundland Power said 8,600 customers were without electricity Sunday evening, down from 20,000 earlier in the day. The utility said more than 60,000 of the 70,000 customers affected by Saturday's outages were back on the grid, but some residents may be without power until Monday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a "salute" to the crews for their efforts.
Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country's top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call. The seemingly abrupt about-face Friday left the affected U.S. attorneys scrambling to brief the people left behind and say goodbye to colleagues. It also could have an impact on morale for the career prosecutors who now must pick up the slack, according to some close to the process.
Sun, Mar 12: Renters are bearing the brunt of Metro Vancouver's sky high real estate market. Long term residents of a West End apartment building are speaking out after their landlord applied for an increase in their rent. And as Tanya Beja reports - it’s perfectly legal.
Malaysia's health minister said Monday that the government will give relatives of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother two to three weeks to claim his body before deciding what to do with it. Malaysian authorities say Kim Jong Nam died after two women smeared his face with the banned VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur's airport on Feb. 13, but North Korea — which is widely suspected to be behind the attack — rejects the findings. North Korea has demanded the body back from Day One and objected to Malaysia's autopsy.
Gov. Rick Scott and other top Florida Republicans frequently complain about government spending, but they have quietly spent more than $237 million on private lawyers to advance and defend their agendas, an Associated Press investigation has found. Florida taxpayers also have been forced to reimburse nearly $16 million for their opponents' private attorney fees. "A quarter of a billion dollars is a gosh lot of money," said Dominic Calabro, president of Florida TaxWatch, a business-backed group that scrutinizes state spending.
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) said on Sunday that it has resumed all its online services after taking down some applications for nearly two days due to a security threat. "We took this action as a precaution, not as the result of a successful hack or breach," CRA, Canada's federal tax agency, said in a statement. Canadians have until May 1 to file their income tax returns and benefits, which makes the current period a busy one with online users.
Scotland's leader delivered a shock twist to Britain's EU exit drama on Monday, announcing that she will seek authority to hold a new independence referendum in the next two years because Britain is dragging Scotland out of the EU against its will. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would move quickly to give voters a new chance to leave the United Kingdom because Scotland was being forced into a "hard Brexit" that it didn't support. Scotland must not be "taken down a path that we do not want to go down without a choice," Sturgeon said.
Two people were killed and a dozen were injured on Saturday night when spectators rushed to the stage at an over-packed outdoor rock concert in eastern Argentina. The deadly crush of fans was blamed on lack of crowd control at the concert of popular performer Indio Solari in the town of Olavarria, in Buenos Aires province. Solari halted his performance several times, calling from the stage for security to help people who were stuck in the stampede and appeared to be fainting.
The recent death of renowned indigenous author Richard Wagamese is a wound that's still fresh in the hearts of many Canadians. Wagamese called himself a second-generation survivor of the government-sponsored schools, attended by his parents and extended family members. One person who kept a close eye on Wagamese's work was CBC's Shelagh Rogers, host of The Next Chapter.
By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This voice-first market - combining voice with artificial intelligence (AI) - barely existed in 2014. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped.
Shares in Toshiba Tec Corp rose more than 6 percent in early Monday trading after a report that Toshiba Corp , the parent, is considering selling shares in the company. Toshiba Corp denied a Nikkei business daily report that it was looking to sell shares in Toshiba Tec, a maker of cash register systems, as it seeks to plug an upcoming $6.3 billion writedown for its U.S. nuclear unit. Toshiba has selected an advisory firm to help find a buyer soon for Toshiba Tec, the paper said.
Emergency crews were on scene fighting a fire at a home in Winnipeg's Elmwood neighbourhood on Sunday evening. The fire broke out in a back bedroom of the Nottingham Avenue residence, said Doug Martin, platoon chief with Platoon 4 of Winnipeg's Fire Paramedic Service. Two people were able to get out of the home without injury when they noticed the fire, Martin said.
Planned Parenthood Ottawa says an abortion pill called Mifegymiso, which has been legal to prescribe since July 2016, is still to hard for many women to access. Mifegymiso is a two-step abortion process, which involves taking separate medications: mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone, while misoprostol induces a miscarriage. Catherine Mcnab, executive director of Planned Parenthood Ottawa, said the pill is only available at one doctor's office in Ottawa .
CBC Manitoba recently spoke with Drake, a former Winnipegger, for a new series called "The Loss of Civility." Each week in March, we'll look at a different issue on CBC Radio One and online. When it comes to dealing with incivility in the workplace, Drake is far from alone. "Rudeness is one of the biggest issues facing workplaces today," leadership consultant and executive coach Craig Dowden said.
Darlene Lofgren has lived in a two-storey walk-up apartment in Vancouver's West End for the past 17 years, but now she's worried if she'll be able to afford to stay in her one-bedroom apartment much longer. Last month her property manager — Martello Property Services — informed her that her next rent increase will be a big one, an increase of $500 on the $1150 she already pays. Lofgren says as a renter in B.C. she is used to yearly increases, which cannot exceed the inflation rate plus two per cent as part of the Residential Tenancy Act and Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act.
Mobile operator Vodafone will create 2,100 new customer service jobs across Britain in the next two years as part of an investment drive to improve operations in its home market. The world's second biggest mobile operator, which competes with BT's EE, Telefonica's O2 and Hutchison's Three in Britain, has been struggling in the market with a move to a new billing system disrupting subscriber additions. It has also slipped behind rivals who can offer bundles of pay-TV, mobile and fixed-line services, while Vodafone has delayed rolling out a TV service until it has improved its core mobile service.