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September 19, 2018 1:13 PM Malaysia former prime minister faces charges for abuse of power

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—Malaysia’s anti-graft agency said former prime minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its office over the transfer of 2.6 billion ringgit ($814 million) 5

September 7, 2018 10:09 PM Quebec’s Coalition leader promises to expel immigrants who fail to learn French

Legault’s proposal was panned by Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard, who accused his rival of fear-mongering and wanting to “break up families.” He argued that Quebec’s immigration policy has been a success, noting that about 50 per cent of all jobs in recent years have been filled by immigrants. “Immigrants are learning French, and you know where they learn 22

September 7, 2018 1:48 PM Iran, Russia and Turkey presidents meet for summit to discuss Syria’s future

“The fires of war and bloodshed in Syria are reaching their end,” Rouhani said, while adding that terrorism must “be uprooted in Syria, particularly in Idlib.” Each of the three nations has its own interests in the years-long war in Syria. Iran wants to keep its foothold in the Mediterranean nation neighbouring Israel and Lebanon. Turkey, which backed 8

August 25, 2018 10:10 PM Grassroots Conservatives at policy convention target carbon tax, irregular migrants

The party rank-and-file also approved a motion calling for the renegotiation of the Safe Third Country Agreement, a deal with the United States governing asylum claims. The Conservatives have argued the agreement should be extended to the entire border, not simply official ports of entry, so that Canada could turn away refugees trying to enter the country 13

August 20, 2018 12:20 PM Republicans must rally behind Donald Trump to survive, ex-aide Steve Bannon says

Bannon said his new venture will focus on rapid response and polling with the goal of framing the election as an “up or down vote” on Trump and impeachment. He is also releasing a movie about the president, Trump@War, geared at Trump supporters. Bannon said he was being backed by private donors, but he did not detail who was funding the effort or how much he had raised 14

August 16, 2018 6:25 PM Keystone XL oil pipeline sent back for new environmental review

HOUSTON — The U.S. State Department must conduct a new environmental review for the Keystone XL crude pipeline, a federal judge ruled, dealing a blow to a project supported by President Donald Trump in his first few days in office. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris in Montana sided with Indigenous and environmental groups in ruling Wednesday that a revised 13

August 15, 2018 2:43 PM South Korea’s president wants transportation links with North as first step toward economic integration

That in turn could pave the way for an East Asian Railroad Community, encompassing six Northeast Asian countries and the United States, he said. Although he did not specify the countries, it is likely to mean both Koreas, China, Russia, Japan and Mongolia. “The Community will expand the horizon of the Korean economy to the northern part of the continent 12

August 8, 2018 3:51 PM Man dies after altercation with Canada Border Services Agency officers in Calgary

CALGARY—A foreign national is dead after going into medical distress during an altercation with Canada Border Services Agency officers Tuesday in Calgary. In a press release Wednesday morning, CBSA Prairie Acting Regional Director General Nina Patel said “an altercation took place between the individual and the two CBSA officers on board a flight from Calgary 18

July 31, 2018 2:15 PM Detroit Lions bring two unique Canadians to NFL training camp

But Luke’s move to Motown finally converted his father to the Honolulu blue and silver cause. “He just left,” Willson said after a recent workout. “He had on a Lions hat and a Lions T-shirt.” One fact of life Willson’s been forced to repeatedly explain to the American media covering the Lions is that he’s not the Canadian on the team they should be asking 13

July 30, 2018 9:43 PM TFC’s Ayo Akinola has tough choice on international future

Akinola moved north of the border when he was one. His father still lives in Detroit, where he works at Detroit Metro Airport. The Akinola boys live with their mother in Brampton. Akinola was 14 when he started with the U.S. youth program, soon after joining the TFC academy. He got the call-up after a scout saw him in a 5-0 win over a New York Red Bulls 25