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June 16, 2018 12:02 PM Spain saves 933 migrants, prepares to receive Aquarius boat

Prepares to receive another 630 migrants after Italy and Malta refuse to let aid boat land Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said Saturday that it pulled the migrants from a total 8

June 12, 2018 3:23 PM Toronto Raptors to name Nick Nurse as head coach

According to an ESPN.com report, the Raptors are finalizing details to name Nick Nurse as the ninth coach in franchise history. The 50-year-old Nurse has been with the Raptors coaching staff since 2013, and was most recently charged with reinvigorating the team’s offence which ranked in the top five last season. It is the first new coach hire of team president 6

June 11, 2018 9:26 PM Canadian artist Dorothy Oxborough dies at age 92

Noted Canadian pastel artist Dorothy Oxborough has died at her residence in the Saanich Penninsula Hospital in B.C. She was 92. Oxborough was born in Calgary in 1922 and grew up in Banff, where she started drawing at the age of two, when her father handed her a pencil and paper to keep her busy when he was working in his office. That was the launching 20

June 11, 2018 4:16 PM Nicki Minaj, Bahamas, Hozier, Rhett & Link and Ghost all announce Toronto shows

Nicki Minaj and Future will play the Air Canada Centre on Oct. 1, by which time each hot rapper will have a new album out. The tour that will take both across North America and Europe will come after the release of Minaj’s album Queen on Aug. 10 and the arrival of the soundtrack to the upcoming Superfly remake; that soundtrack was executive produced 7

June 5, 2018 6:49 PM Trudeau tells premiers U.S. tariffs ‘unacceptable’ as Trump’s G7 looms

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office says he spoke to provincial and territorial premiers on Monday to update them on Ottawa’s response to the “unacceptable” U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. Details of the call were released this morning, just days before Trudeau is scheduled to host U.S. President Donald Trump and other fellow G7 leaders in Quebec 10

June 5, 2018 4:38 PM Mueller’s team accuses Manafort of witness tampering

WASHINGTON—Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal case, prosecutors said as they asked a federal judge to consider jailing him while he awaits trial. In a court filing , prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller wrote that Manafort and one of his associates “repeatedly 8

May 21, 2018 3:48 PM U.S. issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

Requirements include foreign-policy overhaul and cessation of all uranium enrichment The United States issued a steep list of demands on Monday to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Tehran doesn't change course. Drawing sharp contrasts 30

May 17, 2018 6:26 PM French official says friend of Paris attacker faces accomplice charge

Khamzat Azimov, who was born in the Russian republic of Chechnya, killed one person and wounded four others with a knife. He was killed by police as he advanced on them, saying “shoot, shoot, shoot.” Molins said that Azimov’s parents, who were detained shortly after the stabbing spree, said they recognized their son in a video declaring allegiance to the Islamic 11

May 15, 2018 2:37 AM Modigliani painting fetches $157M at auction

Painting of reclining nude woman was once considered obscene in Paris A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a reclining nude woman that was once considered obscene in Paris sold for over $157 million at an auction in Manhattan on Monday. Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) was the highlight of Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art sale featuring Pablo Picasso 29

May 9, 2018 12:50 AM Trudeau to offer formal apology in the Commons for fate of MS St. Louis

Canada turned away 907 German Jews seeking asylum; 254 later lost their lives in the Holocaust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver another official apology in the House of Commons, this time over the fate of the MS St. Louis. "When Canada denied asylum to the 907 German Jews on board the MS St. Louis, we failed not only those passengers, but also their 43