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April 27, 2018 7:18 PM GOP-led House panel officially clears Trump in Russia probe

The committee’s Republicans didn’t let the President’s campaign completely off the hook, citing “poor judgment” for taking a June 2016 meeting with Russian operatives. The report’s conclusion is fiercely opposed by committee Democrats, who accused their Republican colleagues of playing “defence counsel” for the White House throughout the investigation 13

April 18, 2018 12:21 PM Trump calls California’s sanctuary laws a ‘ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept’

The president and his administration contend California’s laws are too friendly to undocumented immigrants. Trump tweeted “There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept. Jerry Brown is trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State 19

April 16, 2018 9:26 PM Trump businesses made millions off of Republican groups, report says

The spending, thought to be much higher, went to the U.S. president’s airplanes, hotels, golf courses and bottled-water company. Before he was sworn into office, Trump eschewed calls to fully separate from his business interests. Instead he put his holdings in a trust designed to hold assets for his “exclusive benefit,” which he can receive at any time without 25

April 15, 2018 4:53 PM Alberta wildfire was ‘traumatic, stressful’ for Parks Canada staff, report says

Waterton Lakes National Park was evacuated on Sept. 8, 2017, as a nearby fire was poised to spread into the southwestern Alberta park. “This is not a helpful nor compassionate answer, and needs to be reconsidered,” Thomsen wrote. “Your intervention is requested ASAP.” Parks Canada said in an emailed statement that employees who lived within park boundaries 19

April 2, 2018 2:42 AM China’s space station Tiangong-1 finally falls back to Earth

The space station re-entered Earth’s atmosphere, scattering its remaining pieces over the southern Pacific Ocean. For the past few weeks the fate of Tiangong-1 has provided some drama. The Chinese lost control of the spacecraft a couple of years ago and thus could not guide it to the middle of an ocean. Because of the drag of air molecules bouncing off Tiangong- 21

March 31, 2018 12:11 AM Walmart ends involvement in Quebec program for people with intellectual disabilities

The program provided job training to people with intellectual disabilities or who are on the autism spectrum. MONTREAL—Walmart Canada says it is ending its involvement with a Quebec program that provides job training to people with intellectual disabilities or who are on the autism spectrum. Company spokesperson Anika Malik confirmed the program would 22

March 25, 2018 8:40 PM Dozens feared dead in Russia shopping mall fire

Television pictures showed people jumping from windows of mall in Kemerovo At least 37 people died in a fire in a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported, citing authorities. News agencies said more than 100 people had been forced to leave the mall, which contains cinemas, restaurants and shops 38

March 23, 2018 7:24 PM CRA audits just 5 Canadians out of hundreds of RBC Panama Papers accounts

Tax agency says it has informed other countries of dozens of foreigners it found in files Two years after it took aim at hundreds of Royal Bank clients exposed in the Panama Papers leak, the Canada Revenue Agency has decided just five cases require an audit. That's because most of the offshore accounts it unearthed ended up belonging to foreigners, the CRA says. The revenue 75

March 23, 2018 1:17 PM Stock markets fall across the board as trade war fears lead to weekly losses

Analysts warn the impact of new U.S. tariffs will hit equities harder than the global economy North American markets headed lower on Friday afternoon, failing to bounce back from steep losses this week as concerns about the start of a potential trade war and the risk of the U.S. government shutting down put a cap on overall gains. China, the world's 150

March 15, 2018 12:44 PM Russia to expel U.K. diplomats in response, minister says as tensions over ex-spy’s poisoning escalate

Relations between Britain and Russia have fallen to levels not seen since the Cold War after Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expelled 23 diplomats. “The reason they’ve chosen this nerve agent is to show that it’s Russia, and to show people in their agencies who might think of defecting or of supporting another way of life, of believing in an alternative 21