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January 11, 2019 4:28 PM Bolton hires longtime adviser as deputy

WASHINGTON - White House national security adviser John Bolton has selected a new deputy. Bolton announced Friday that Charles Kupperman, a longtime colleague dating back to the Reagan administration, would serve as President Donald Trump’s new deputy national security adviser. Bolton says in a statement that Kupperman has been an adviser to him for more than 30 years 9

December 30, 2018 2:55 AM Game Centre: Listless Maple Leafs schooled by Islanders in rout

They were at 42 points exactly a year ago with him; they were at exactly 42 points this year, without him, before picking up two here. Slick soph Barzal has picked up much of the slack, leading the squad in points yet putting up only seven goals. Until he got to Toronto: Goal No. 8, No. 9, No. 10. Deflection through the pegs put Islanders up 2-0, redirection 15

December 20, 2018 5:10 PM Matthews, Marner succeed as role players with The Nutcracker

Both Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews were a little awestruck, a little nervous, and definitely enthused after their cameo performance in the The Nutcracker on Wednesday night. “It was nerve-wracking, going out there just before,” Matthews said at the Leafs’ morning skate Thursday, with his performance with Marner becoming the talk of the dressing room. “But you go out there 13

December 17, 2018 8:30 PM Arms maker warns of cost with Trudeau looking to end Saudi deal

The company’s Canadian unit, in a written statement Monday, warned that doing so could leave the government on the hook for penalties. “Were Canada to unilaterally terminate the contract, Canada would incur billions of dollars of liability to General Dynamics Land Systems — Canada,” according to the statement. “We hope that we will be allowed to continue 18

December 5, 2018 7:16 PM Singer Tom Cochrane to invest in Halifax CFL bid, ownership group says

HALIFAX—The group trying to land a CFL franchise for Halifax says singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane has confirmed his intention to invest in the newly named Atlantic Schooners. A short statement from the ownership group says the Manitoba-born Cochrane, a multiple Juno Award winner, has been a long-time friend of Bruce Bowser, one of the group’s founding 24

December 5, 2018 5:50 PM If U.S. develops banned missiles so will Russia, says Putin

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same. Putin’s remarks to Russian news agencies on Wednesday came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a NATO meeting that Washington 26

December 2, 2018 6:11 PM Pope lights candle to promote peace in Syria

Lifting the candle to the window, Francis prayed that “These flames, and many flames of hope, disperse the darkness of war.” “Let’s pray and help the Christians to remain in Syria and the Middle East as witnesses of mercy, of forgiveness and of reconciliation. May the flames of hope also reach those who are enduring conflict and war in these days in other 22

November 28, 2018 9:49 AM He was the ‘world’s oldest rebel’: Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith dies in Belleville at 95

Harry Leslie Smith, a tireless advocate for the downtrodden who in his later years earned a legion of younger followers through his books, podcast and Twitter account, has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit in Belleville, Ont., after his family said he suffered a fall. Smith, who split his time between England 37

November 24, 2018 7:55 PM Two elderly women in hospital after separate Vancouver home fires

He says firefighters found an 80-year-old woman with first-degree burns to her face, neck, back and arms, and she was rushed to hospital where she’s expected to recover. He says the building is old and lacks sprinklers, and crews have not located a working smoke alarm in her unit, which the fire extensively damaged but didn’t spread to other apartments 25

November 10, 2018 4:25 PM Trump and Macron meet in Paris before World War I commemoration ceremonies

“I think he has shed any illusion about Trump that flattering him will be a way of getting concessions,” said Thomas Wright, a Europe expert at the Brookings Institution. “But he is hesitant to push back hard because he’s not sure what that will get him. It’s cautious realism.” Trump arrived in Paris late Friday to attend a ceremony Sunday, organized 41