Advertisements

Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

WASHINGTON -- The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope, something that has been scarce during his 16 years locked up without charges at the U.S.
See Full Article
 

Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights

As vice-president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama.
Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists.
See Full Article
 

U.K., EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

LONDON -- Teams from Britain and the European Union resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal Saturday, with both sides sounding gloomy about striking an agreement in the little time that remains.
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier returned to London to meet his U.K.
See Full Article
 

U.S. high court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.
The administration's top lawyers are hoping the justices on a court that includes three Trump appointees will embrace the idea, rejected repeatedly by lower courts.
See Full Article
 

Hong Kong leader has 'piles of cash' at home thanks to U.S. sanctions

HONG KONG, CHINA -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has "piles of cash" at home as she has no bank account after the United States slapped sanctions on her in response to a draconian security law China imposed on the city.
See Full Article
 

Hong Kong leader has to keep 'piles of cash' at home due to U.S. sanctions

HONG KONG, CHINA -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has "piles of cash" at home as she has no bank account after the United States slapped sanctions on her in response to a draconian security law China imposed on the city.
See Full Article
 

Ethiopian government begins offensive in Tigray capital city

NAIROBI, KENYA -- The Ethiopian military has begun its offensive in the Tigray regional capital in its quest to arrest the region's defiant leaders.
Tigray TV announced the shelling midday Saturday in Mekele, a city of a half-million people.
See Full Article
 

Iran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

TEHRAN, IRAN -- Iran's supreme leader on Saturday called for the "definitive punishment" of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel.
See Full Article
 
Warning: Some readers may find the details of this story disturbing.
PUTNAM, Ont. -- For seven weeks, a man, who asked to be identified only as Elijah, worked at a farming facility in Putnam, Ont.
See Full Article
 

Iran's religious leader vows revenge over slain scientist

Iran's supreme leader on Saturday called for the "definitive punishment" of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel.
Israel, long suspected of killing scientists a decade ago amid tensions over Tehran's nuclear program, has yet to comment on the killing Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
See Full Article
 

Locked in legal fight over rents, HBC's big plan to survive COVID-19 may be to go small

It would be easy to look at The Bay's dispute with landlords across the country and make some assumptions: that it can't pay its bills, or that it's being crushed by the pandemic-sized wave crashing into retail everywhere.
See Full Article
 
The Black Friday, Cyber Monday, pre-Christmas pandemic online shopping frenzy calls for huge fleets of trucks and vans to deliver those gadgets and gifts. But those road-clogging, polluting vehicles are starting to give way to a greener, more efficient option in many Canadian cities: e-cargo bikes and trikes.
See Full Article