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January 19, 2018 10:14 PM No infractions found at a Burger King accused of having foreign workers living in basement: Alberta Labour

An earlier public health inspection found evidence of foreign workers sleeping in the restaurant. The provincial labour ministry says there was a site inspection and no occupational health and safety or employment standards issues were found. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.—Alberta Labour says it found no violations at a Lethbridge Burger King where an earlier public 6

January 15, 2018 8:56 PM Activists in Chile aim to make priest abuse scandal main topic during pope’s visit

Pope Francis’ visit to Chile is expected to be fraught with a high level of opposition. Firebombings of Catholic churches in recent days have added to the tensions, as have planned protests of sex abuse and cover-ups. SANTIAGO, CHILE—Hours before Pope Francis was set to arrive in Chile Monday, activists on issues related to sex abuse by priests called 9

January 6, 2018 6:20 PM Trump says he’s open to speaking with Kim Jong Un as North Korea, South Korea prepare for talks

North and South Korea have agreed to discuss co-operation on the upcoming Olympics in South Korea, as well as other issues, in rare talks set to begin Tuesday. Trump calls that “a big start.” THURMONT, MD.—U.S. President Donald Trump says he’s open to talking with the North Korean leader he’s called “Rocket Man” and is hoping some good can come from upcoming 10

January 5, 2018 5:15 PM Mark Zuckerberg’s lofty goal for 2018: ‘Fixing Facebook’

Zuckerberg vowed to take a comprehensive look at Facebook’s role in society, recruiting experts and using his personal time to closely study issues that he said “touch on questions of history, civics, political philosophy, media, government, and of course technology.” Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg will spend 2018 trying to correct 12

January 4, 2018 4:02 AM Former chief of staff to Brian Mulroney, Stanley Hartt, dies

Stanley Hartt, who served as former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s chief of staff from 1989-1990, has died of cancer in Toronto at the age of 80. In a statement, Mulroney says he was deeply saddened by Hartt’s death, calling him one of the “most outstanding public servants of our country.” Mulroney describes Hartt as having an “extremely brilliant mind with a delightful 16

December 31, 2017 8:11 PM UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for more unity in 2018

On Sunday, he issued a ‘red alert,’ calling 2017 a year of setbacks due to issues including xenophobia, the rise of nationalism and human-rights violations. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday issued a “red alert” for more unity in 2018 after what he called a year of setbacks. Nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise, inequality is growing 12

December 27, 2017 9:26 PM Spurs’ Popovich says if you’re ‘rich as hell,’ give to charity

San Antonio's head coach supports several good causes in the U.S. and the Caribbean — including relief efforts for victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Gregg Popovich is just as outspoken about charity as he is about political and social issues. The San Antonio Spurs coach, who has supported the San Antonio Food Bank, Shoes That Fit (a group that delivered 16

December 23, 2017 5:08 PM Ex-Montreal orchestra conductor Charles Dutoit denies sexual misconduct allegations

In his first public comments since the accusations, Dutoit’s office issued a statement Saturday saying the allegations from four women “have absolutely no basis in truth.” LONDON—Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit on Saturday denied serious accusations of sexual misconduct that have caused major symphonies in Europe, Australia and the United States to suspend 15

December 6, 2017 5:11 PM Indigenous films, French zombie flick on TIFF's annual list of top Canadian movies

TORONTO -- The Toronto International Film Festival's annual list of top Canadian movies includes Indigenous stories, a French-language zombie film, and the directorial debut of two Montreal brothers starring Evan Rachel Wood. The selection is part of TIFF's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival, which includes 10 days of screenings and events in Toronto and a cross-country 16

December 6, 2017 7:24 AM Trump moves ahead to name Jerusalem capital of Israel, despite warnings

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests. U.S. officials say Trump will also instruct the State Department on Wednesday to begin the multi-year process of moving the American 15