Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community. Protesters gathered Tuesday in northeast Paris for a second day of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of a Chinese man in his apartment, and police launched an internal investigation into a death that took on diplomatic implications.
The chairman of the House intelligence committee refused Tuesday to step away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as fresh political allegations brought new cries of protest from Democrats. Asked if he should recuse himself, committee chairman Devin Nunes responded, "Why would I?" Later in the day, the White House vehemently denied a report that it had sought to hobble the testimony of a former acting attorney general before Nunes cancelled the hearing where she was to speak. President Donald Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, lashed out at reporters, claiming they're seeing conspiracies where none exist.
Conservative leadership hopefuls made some last-ditch pitches for support Monday in advance of a key campaign deadline — and stanching the flow of illegal migrants across the Canada-U.S. border played a prominent role. Candidates only have until Tuesday to sign up new party members in order to buttress support for their leadership bids, so several — Kevin O'Leary, Maxime Bernier and Steven Blaney were doing their best to grab some Tory-friendly headlines. In an early email blast, businessman and reality-TV star Kevin O'Leary suggested using the Constitution's veto power, known as the notwithstanding clause, to block refugee claims from people who enter Canada illegally.
A Cincinnati nightclub operator denies that some patrons were allowed to bypass security checks that included metal-detection wands before a gunbattle erupted, killing one man and injuring 16 other people. Julian "Jay" Rodgers rejected claims that people could pay to avoid the long line to get into the club without being checked. Police estimate 200 people were inside early Sunday when a dispute escalated into a gunfight in which more than 20 shots were fired by an unknown number of shooters in the popular club near the Ohio River east of downtown Cincinnati.
The huge storm that tore through parts of northeastern Australia this week was almost called Caleb instead of Debbie. Debbie started life as a tropical low off Queensland state, but formed into a cyclone just after Caleb -- another weather system brewing off Western Australia -- fizzled out. The process of chosing a moniker for storms comes from a formal system managed by the World Meteorological Organisation, with 10 global regions submitting names.
The City of Burnaby lost the most recent round of its legal battle against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Monday. The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled against the City of Burnaby in a dispute with the National Energy Board and upheld that the NEB has the right to override municipal bylaws. This battle has been active since 2014 when Trans Mountain began field studies that involved cutting down trees in the conservation area on Burnaby Mountain and operating heavy machinery, which is against the city's bylaws.
Stockholm (AFP) - "Whoever it is that listens to my songs owes me nothing," Bob Dylan said in a 1966 interview, half a century before winning the Nobel Literature Prize last year. The rock enigma snubbed the Nobel ceremony in December because of "pre-existing commitments", and has given no indication of whether he plans to deliver a traditional Nobel lecture by the June 10 deadline. It can take nearly any form including a short speech, a performance, a video broadcast or even a song, but must be held within six months of December 10, the date of the Nobel prize ceremony and the anniversary of the death of the prize's founder Alfred Nobel.
Cyclists in Kelowna who bike to UBC Okanagan are finally getting a safe and legal route connecting the campus to the city's downtown. The B.C. government has announced it's giving the City of Kelowna over $777,000 in Bike B.C. funding to help convert a section of abandoned rail line into an off-road bike path. This will open up cycling access for a lot of people," said UBC Okanagan professor and cycling advocate Rebecca Tyson.
The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs cloak a customer's web-surfing history by making an encrypted connection to a private server, which then searches the Web on the customer's behalf without revealing the destination addresses.
By day, Martin Trainor is a CBC News video producer. The structure was built in 1996 by architect Ben Kutner and his partner Jeff Brown. It was inspired by Dutch architect Piet Blom's cube houses, built in in Rotterdam in the 1980s.
She was Picasso's forgotten wife, written out of history as a "neurotic", snobbish depressive who was a drag on the great artist. Drawing on previously unseen letters, photographs and films from the Picasso family's private archives, Olga emerges as a major influence on the greatest painter of the 20th century. Picasso fell madly in love with the beautiful Russian ballerina in 1917 after seeing her dance in "Parade" by Sergei Diaghilev, Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau for which he had designed the set and the costumes.
Just when it seemed there was nothing else left to divide Israelis and Palestinians, some Jewish hardliners have found a new one: beer. The recent decision by a trendy pub in the northern Israeli city of Haifa to make Shepherds beer available sparked the controversy. "Traitors' bar! I call on everyone not to go there," read one of the comments on the Facebook page of the pub located at the traditional port in Haifa's Old City.
Georgie is a four-year-old feline who has essentially been doing her rounds at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria every day. Loved by both staff and patients, the tortoiseshell cat has even gained the moniker Georgie, the Royal Jubilee Cat. Quain says she eventually had to put her own tag on Georgie, asking people not to feed her, because she was becoming weighed down.
The county in southeastern Ontario said Tuesday night about 30 litres of an undetermined substance had leaked from the barge and had floated too close to a water intake pipe in Picton Bay, without actually going into the pipe. A news release Tuesday night said those contaminants led to the temporary shutdown of the Picton-Bloomfield drinking water plant. "The municipality has ensured that the drinking water system has been supplied with enough potable drinking water to handle demands until [Wednesday]," the release said.
By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - Extreme floods wreaking havoc in Peru are also threatening the South American country's rich archeological heritage and the tourism that thrives on it, a Peruvian archaeologist said on Tuesday. At least 50 archaeological sites in Peru have been damaged by the intense rains that are battering northern Peru, resulting in a drastic drop in related tourism, said archaeologist and explorer Walter Alva.
Unionized workers at the Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories have ratified a new four-year deal, according to the Union of Northern Workers. The deal includes a five per cent wage increase over the life of the contract, and maintains vacation, sick leave and severance policies from the previous contract. "It's not the kind of deal we would have liked to have gotten, but it's the best deal I think we could get right now," said Jack Bourassa, vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
A Supreme Court of Nova Scotia judge says the province's Human Rights Commission must accept a complaint launched by an accessibility group over alleged systemic discrimination by the province. The Human Rights Commission tried to refer the group to the provincial ombudsman, but Justice Frank Edwards wrote in a judicial review released Tuesday the reasons given for refusing the complaint were not valid. The complaint alleges the province discriminates in the way it administers public health policies, specifically related to regulations regarding access to washroom facilities for wheelchair users.
The Progressive Conservative MPP for Carleton–Mississippi Mills made the comment during a debate on amendments to Ontario's Regulated Health Professions Act. "I'd like to read a sentence here, because I am concerned that this goes overboard and will be extraordinarily hard — overly harsh — on doctors, to the detriment of health care in general, and certainly to the detriment of doctors in many cases: 'A zero-tolerance policy on sexual abuse of patients by any regulated health professional.' Any time you hear the term 'zero tolerance,' I find that dangerous, because there always has to be consideration of leniency, of understanding and of tolerance," MacLaren said, according to a transcript posted on the Ontario government website.
A house fire in Yellowknife on Saturday sent one woman briefly to hospital and caused an estimated $120,000 of damage. The news release says the fire was under control within 45 minutes of firefighters being dispatched from the fire hall.
By Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Commerce will remove Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp from a trade blacklist on Wednesday after the company pleaded guilty to violating sanctions on Iran and agreed to pay nearly $900 million, the agency said in a notice. "By acknowledging the mistakes we made, taking responsibility for them ... we are committed to a ZTE that is fully compliant, healthy and trustworthy," said ZTE Chief Executive Zhao Xianming said in an emailed statement. Last year, the U.S. Commerce Department placed export restrictions on ZTE as punishment for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.
A Toronto photographer says his Airbnb guests seemed like a "nice family," until he realized about $21,000 worth of his possessions and SIN card had been stolen. After the family missed their first day of arrival, Lyn decided to get them some snacks and a bottle of wine to make them feel welcome. After seeing his cabinets left open, his stuff strewn across the floor, his most prized possessions gone, and his SIN card and spare driver's licence missing, Lyn realized quickly what had happened.
Despite bringing home gold in the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Katarina Roxon will not be a contender for senior female athlete of the year at this year's Sport Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial annual awards. Katarina, along with father and coach Leonard Roxon, have asked that her name be left off the ballot, citing ethical issues with Sport NL's nomination and selection processes. Speaking with the Corner Brook Morning Show, Leonard Roxon said he particularly has an issue with the fact that athletes who may be residing and training outside the province are included on the ballot, along with athletes like Katrina who live in Newfoundland year-round.
Irene Smyth and Neil Balkwill laugh, wink, and share conspiratorial smirks like so many new couples, but they're not so new to romance. Balkwill, 94, normally swam alone until the day he met Irene. "I don't know if we'd call it love; we call it companionship," Balkwill said at first of his four-month-old relationship.
Tue, Mar 28: On Sunday, a 72-hour strike deadline was issued by Teamsters Canada, the union representing more than 8,000 Purolator workers. As a result, Purolator has stopped accepting all new packages. Ashley Carter reports.