How does the world view the incoming Trump presidency?
Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump's son-in-law may need to be revoked.
Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "extremely frank" and "direct" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and launched an extraordinary attack on two state-funded Russian media outlets he accused of spreading "lying propaganda" during France's presidential campaign. Macron's full-on blast at the state news agency Sputnik and broadcaster Russia Today came at a news conference with Putin standing at his side.
Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defence of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. "I am very thankful as a Muslim, I am very thankful as a Portlander ... that we stand together here as one," Muhammad A. Najieb, an imam at the Muslim Community Center, said Saturday. Police said they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, who is accused of killing the two men Friday.
Canadians are anxious to reconcile with Indigenous Peoples, Justin Trudeau described telling Pope Francis on Monday as he asked the pontiff to apologize for the role the Catholic Church played in the tragedy of residential schools. The Pope — himself no stranger to the cause of social justice, he noted to Trudeau — seemed open to the idea, the prime minister said as he related the broad strokes of their private conversation at the Vatican. "He reminded me that his entire life has been dedicated to supporting marginalized people in the world," Trudeau said after he arrived back in Rome.
A Mississippi deputy killed in a shooting rampage had worked in Christian ministry before going into law enforcement, and liked doing puppet shows to deliver uplifting messages to children. William Durr, 36, was responding to a domestic-violence call late Saturday when he was shot to death in Brookhaven, a south Mississippi city surrounded by pine trees and rolling green pastures. Investigators said Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, will be charged with one count of capital murder and seven counts of first degree murder.
North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will. South Korean and Japanese officials said the suspected Scud-type short-range missile flew about 450 kilometres (280 miles) on Monday morning before landing in Japan's maritime economic zone, setting off the usual round of condemnation from Washington and the North's neighbours . It's the latest in a string of test launches by North Korea as it seeks to build nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the U.S. mainland, a drive that puts North Korea high on the list of foreign policy worries for Japan, Washington and Seoul.
An elderly Australian fisherman has lived to tell the tale after a great white shark leapt into his boat, surviving with only an injured arm after he was sent flying by the thrashing beast. Terry Selwood, 73, was enjoying some quiet time on the water off Evans Head in northern New South Wales state when he was given the fright of his life. "There I was on all fours and he's looking at me and I'm looking at him and then he started to do the dance around and shake and I couldn't get out quick enough onto the gunwale," Selwood said, referring to the upper edge of the boat.
Adventurer, Orientalist, spy: the remarkable story of Spanish explorer Ali Bey al-Abbassi is to be told on the silver screen for the first time, two centuries after his death. Born in Catalonia in 1767, Domingo Badia y Leblich posed as an exiled Arab prince and became one of the first Europeans to set foot in Mecca. "It's surprising that no film has yet been made on Ali Bey," Moroccan filmmaker Souheil Ben Barka said during a break on set.
Hollywood star John Travolta has donated his "beloved" Boeing 707 plane to an Australian aviation museum and is aiming to be part of the crew to deliver the vintage aircraft. Made for Qantas Airways in 1964, the "Saturday Night Fever" heartthrob and qualified pilot acquired the jet when Australia's national carrier retired it more than 30 years later. "It gives me great pleasure to make this exciting historical announcement that my beloved Boeing 707 aircraft has been donated to the Historical Aircraft Restoration society (HARS)," Travolta, a Qantas ambassador since 2002, said in a statement.
An alliance of construction trade unions broke off negotiations with a group representing employers on Sunday, saying it prefers to wait for the province to adopt back-to-work legislation. Union spokesman Michel Trepanier confirmed in a phone interview that the unions had rejected what the construction companies called their final offer. Trepanier is calling on construction workers to demonstrate in front of Quebec's legislature on Monday, where the government is expected to begin pushing through the back to work bill.
Ron Dennis can still remember looking nervously at his fellow ball-hockey coach Geoff Taber in the final minutes before the start of their kids' games. Where's our team?" Dennis recalled. On Sunday, Dennis was at Withrow Park again — this time without his longtime friend by his side.
Water in lakes and rivers throughout B.C.'s central Okanagan continue to rise past historic levels, but some residents are beginning to feel exhausted after weeks of preparing and dealing with floods. On Sunday, the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre said levels for Okanagan Lake had reached 343.06 metres that morning, which exceeds levels reached during the 1948 floods. The centre also said water flow in Mission Creek, which runs through the city, is expected to "increase significantly over the next few days" as the warm weather continues to melt the snowpack throughout the region.
Paddy Quiring is running, walking and riding across Canada in hopes of raising money for the Canadian Liver Foundation and Teen Challenge. The journey is a personal one for Quiring, who has set out to honour her late husband Henry. "I'm running for the legacy of my husband who passed away on April 13, last year, from cirrhosis of the liver," she said.
For roughly four years, 1 Spadina Crescent has been under construction. Classes at the 19th century Gothic Revival building — which will be known as the Daniels Building, following multi-million dollar gifts to the faculty from John H. Daniels and Myrna Daniels — are set to start in September. "1 Spadina Crescent, which is the site of the building, is probably one of the most landmarked sites in the city of Toronto, and maybe even in Canada," said Richard Sommer, dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at U of T.
An Alberta high school graduation party with a "cowboys and Indians" theme prompted administrators to call an assembly to discuss racism. Images of students from Chinook High School in Lethbridge appeared on social media and showed attendees at the privately-held party wearing headdresses, war paint and feathers. CTV and the Lethbridge Herald reported that some of the students also released a statement where they apologized and asked for forgiveness from the indigenous community.
With two craft breweries opening in Inglewood in recent months and more on the way, some insiders are wondering aloud if the inner-city community is on the verge of once again becoming a brewery district. Kurt Wikel is one of the owners at High Line Brewing which opened in November. "Microbreweries are sort of weird like that.
The eight students, who are in grades 7 to 9 at Oxford School, designed the deterrent system for Sable Island horses for the FIRST Global Innovation Awards. The students worked on the project as part of an after-school program called Imhotep's Legacy Academy.
Marijuana legalization will harm the health of youth unless major changes to the proposed law are made to protect their developing brains, a medical journal editorial says. Dr. Diane Kelsall, interim editor in chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, says Bill C-45 fails to safeguard vulnerable youth. "There are a number of things in the legislation that are truly worrisome," Kelsall said in an interview.
Provincial police are leading a "recovery effort" for a boater who capsized his canoe while fishing on Lake Erie near Kingsville Sunday.
Andrew Scheer questioned the Trudeau government’s commitment to fighting terrorism during his first question period as Opposition leader. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan defended the government’s contributions to fighting extremists.
Shandi Strong, a Winnipeg trans activist, helped organize the Pride vigil at the Manitoba Legislature. Jim Cane went to the vigil to remember close friends and past partners who died in the city from the HIV crisis in the 1980s.
China is taking care of a pressing need: Authorities have installed or upgraded over 50,000 lavatories in a "national toilet revolution" designed to clean up filthy public restrooms. Relief is coming soon, and by the end of the year China expects to have added or upgraded a total of 71,000 toilets, well exceeding a target initially set in 2015. The plan to fix the country's bad reputation for grimy and smelly facilities has focused on restrooms in tourist sites.
Although that might surprise those who snapped up 30,000 tickets trying to win the home last fall, it doesn't shock Karen Swagerman. The group took possession in December, and Cline remembers heating costs for the large house running another $500 per month with snowplowing adding more to the burden.