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Merkel victory marred by rise of Germany’s far-right party

In the News   |   September 25, 2017

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Angela Merkel secured her fourth term as German chancellor but her victory was marred by a huge fall in her party’s vote and the astounding rise of an extreme right-wing party whose nationalistic members have... read more

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Trudeau addresses Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples in UN speech

In the News   |   September 22, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his address at the UN General Assembly Thursday to shine a light on a dark aspect of Canada: the story of this country’s Indigenous peoples and their challenging relationship with... read more

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With first exhibition game in China, NHL takes major step in selling country on hockey

In the News   |   September 21, 2017

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The players are still shaking off jet lag and plenty of seats remain unsold, but on a rainy night in Shanghai, the National Hockey League is preening for its debut in a rising superpower whose... read more

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Trump stokes global tensions with threats against North Korea in UN speech

In the News   |   September 20, 2017

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Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if Kim Jong-un refuses to back down from his nuclear missile program, in a debut speech to the United Nations that painted a dark picture of a... read more

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Pardon my French: Quebec eases up on dozens of English terms

In the News   |   September 19, 2017

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For decades, the guardians of the French language in Quebec have waged a relentless battle against encroachments of English into everyday life. So it’s no small matter that the watchdogs have given their blessing to... read more

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China strengthens climate pledge as White House creates confusion

In the News   |   September 18, 2017

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China is pledging to accelerate its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Paris climate accord as the Trump administration sows confusion over its pledge to withdraw from the agreement. After a... read more

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Opioid-related overdose figures show grim reality of Canadian epidemic

In the News   |   September 15, 2017

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Prescription painkillers and illicit fentanyl are together fuelling a national epidemic of opioid-related overdoses, claiming the lives of more than 2,800 people in Canada last year, new figures show. The crisis is affecting every region,... read more

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How to get ahead when your income is hardly growing

In the News   |   September 14, 2017

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If you’re financially struggling to get ahead, here’s why. Puny income growth is a fixture in the Canadian economy, new census data shows. Our economic reality is that prosperity comes not from a growing paycheque,... read more

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Rohingya tales of terror emerge from Bangladeshi hospital wards

In the News   |   September 13, 2017

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As the exodus from Myanmar continues, Nathan VanderKlippe details the harrowing accounts of some of the 370,000 who have managed to flee the country. The 13-month-old baby was blistered with burns after soldiers set on fire the... read more

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Stranded Canadians make their way home after Irma

In the News   |   September 12, 2017

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As hundreds of Canadians flew home after days of being stranded by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, the federal government defended its response to the crisis. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said a WestJet plane was... read more

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China used research mission to test trade route through Canada’s Northwest Passage

In the News   |   September 11, 2017

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China’s official government news agency says Beijing used a scientific icebreaker voyage through Canada’s Northwest Passage to test the viability of sailing Chinese cargo ships through the environmentally fragile route that links the Atlantic and... read more

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Canadian cities jump at chance to play host to massive Amazon HQ

In the News   |   September 8, 2017

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The mayors of several Canadian cities say they want to compete for an irresistible economic prize: The right to become the home of Amazon.com Inc.’s so-called second headquarters, a massive complex the company says comes... read more

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Bank of Canada, major lenders hike rates as economy roars

In the News   |   September 7, 2017

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Interest rates are going up, again, as Canada’s red-hot economy continues to defy expectations. After a summer of surprisingly good economic news, the Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter of a... read more

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Trump to end DACA program, setting off immigration battle

In the News   |   September 5, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump is eliminating protections for 800,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the country as children, a highly controversial move that will deepen America’s fault lines over immigration and return the issue to the... read more

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Sneaky business

In the News   |   September 4, 2017

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The resale game for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Supreme and Bape started as a hobby for most, but has grown into a full-time career for others, Joyita Sengupta writes. The Shops at Aura is a sleepy,... read more

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