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April 22, 2018 2:03 PM North Korea nukes, Russia tension set to top G7 foreign ministers’ talks in Toronto

Chrystia Freeland and Taro Kono signed an efficiency agreement that will allow each other’s militaries to share equipment during joint exercises in Canada, Japan and elsewhere. Their meeting comes days after North Korea pledged to suspend testing of its nuclear and long-range missiles and close its nuclear test site, and days ahead of this week’s historic 7

April 19, 2018 8:59 AM North Korea showing 'will for a complete denuclearization,' South Korean president says

President Moon Jae-in open to possibility of peace agreement or economic aid North Korea has expressed its desire for "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon said big-picture agreements about normalization 12

April 18, 2018 10:13 PM Trump cites ‘very big deficit’ with Japan during Abe visit

During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s two-day visit, Donald Trump appeared to be seeking to reassure him of the pair’s close alliance as the president prepares for a historic summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. The Trump-Abe summit has played out amid growing tensions between the two countries over North Korea and trade. Japan has raised 14

April 18, 2018 2:31 PM Chemical watchdog rejects Russia’s claim of 2nd nerve agent found in U.K. city where ex-spy was poisoned

Britain says Russia carried out the nerve agent attack by smearing a Soviet-developed nerve agent known as Novichok on a door handle at Sergei Skripal’s house in Salisbury. Moscow denies involvement. Britain’s representative to the OPCW, Ambassador Peter Wilson, slammed the Russian foreign minister’s comments as a breach of the treaty outlawing chemical 15

April 17, 2018 7:15 AM South Korean officials may visit North Korea before summit

President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scheduled to meet next week South Korean security officials may visit North Korea ahead of the first summit since 2007 if more high-level talks are necessary, a Seoul official said on Tuesday, with the South hoping the North will reaffirm its commitment to denuclearize. After meeting North Korean 16

March 28, 2018 11:17 AM North Korea's Kim commits to denuclearization during visit, China says

Beijing briefs Trump on Kim's visit, as U.S. and North Korean leaders aim to meet in May North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged his commitment to denuclearization and to meet U.S. officials, China said on Wednesday after his meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbour. After two days of speculation 10

March 20, 2018 2:18 PM South Korean K-Pop singers to perform in North Korea

Delegation to include pop legends Cho Yong-pil, Lee Sunhee, Cho Jin Hee South Korea said Tuesday it will send a 160-member artistic group to North Korea, including about 10 celebrated K-Pop singers, for rare concerts there. The South Korean musical artists will visit Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, from March 31 to April 3 and give two performances 34

March 19, 2018 2:36 AM Inbee Park denies Laura Davies’ bid for historic win

54-year-old Englishwoman came close to being oldest winner in PGA history, but finished five strokes back at Founders Cup Park closed with a 5-under 67 in cool and breezy conditions at Desert Ridge for her 19th LPGA Tour victory and first in a little over a year. The 29-year-old South Korean star finished at 19-under 269, a day after revealing she was 50-50 about 12

March 15, 2018 2:15 PM Roger Federer makes quarterfinal at Indian Wells; Milos Raonic advances after opponent withdraws

The 36-year-old Swiss superstar can equal his season-best start of 16-0 with a win in the quarter-final. Canadian Milos Raonic also advanced after his opponent Marcos Baghdatis withdrew from their match due to an illness before play even began. Chung, seeded 23rd at Indian Wells, beat 30th-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-1, 6-3. Since his Grand Slam breakthrough 13

March 10, 2018 9:00 AM Language barrier: Why some of Canada's diverse filmmakers are shut out of funding

Ava won prize for best 1st feature film but wasn't eligible for financing because it's in Farsi A small film called Ava — the story of a teenage Iranian girl facing pressures from family and society — is the biggest movie at this year's Canadian Screen Awards. It has eight nominations and one special win already: it was announced in late January that Ava had won the Best First 62