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April 24, 2018 4:54 PM Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian was quickly in and out of Canadian Forces last fall

He has been charged with 10 counts of 1st-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder Alek Minassian, the suspect in Monday's van attack in Toronto, joined the Canadian Forces last August and turned up for basic training at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., in September, CBC News has learned. Sixteen days into his 13-week basic training courses he asked 14

April 21, 2018 9:44 PM Russia says not yet served with Democrat lawsuit over alleged collusion with Trump campaign

'It seems to be a kind of attempt by the Democrats to justify their defeat,' says foreign ministry Russia has not been officially notified about the U.S. Democratic Party's lawsuit over the results of the 2016 presidential election in the United States, the foreign ministry said on Saturday. The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President 8

April 21, 2018 2:07 AM Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma

Officials were interviewing the refugees, and villagers had donated clothes and food, said Hidayatullah from the local civic group Rapid Response Action. Hidayatullah, who uses one name, said fisherman went to the aid of the Rohingya after seeing the boat at about 2 p.m. Its sail wasn’t working, he said. Burma’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority 9

April 17, 2018 5:50 PM Females get top billing at National Canadian Film Day 2018

NCFD screening events happening nationwide Wednesday now number 850, including 100 in the GTA, and this year there’s a big emphasis on female filmmakers and stories told by Canadian women, now and in decades past. “The Future is Female,” as the popular slogan goes, but the fifth edition of Reel Canada’s National Canadian Film Day is showing how that affirmation 15

April 16, 2018 12:12 PM Justin Trudeau discusses Mali peacekeeping mission with Michaelle Jean

Former Canadian governor general Michaelle Jean thanked Canada for agreeing to send forces to Mali, which is a former French colony and current member of the Francophonie, adding: “The Sahel region, for Mali and for all of us, is a question of high importance.” She went on to thank Canada for agreeing to send forces to Mali, which is a former French 12

April 15, 2018 8:00 AM Call me radical, but journalists should be able to pledge support for Palestinian journalists: Neil Macdonald

Apparently, though, taking such a position in Canada can damage our credibility, and should be avoided. At least in certain circumstances. I can draw no other conclusion from the uproar over a statement by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), a laudably titled group that regularly denounces suppression of speech and journalism in countries 12

April 14, 2018 9:52 PM This column is about transgender people and it’s perfectly ordinary

Contrary to what many people, including the U.S. president, appear to believe, transgender people are not basket cases unable to function in difficult jobs. They are human beings who lead happy, productive lives, writes Emma Teitel. Last year, U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to bar “transgender individuals” from serving in the U.S. military 11

April 6, 2018 1:06 PM Ex-Russian spy in poison attack no longer in critical condition, hospital says

'He is responding well to treatment, improving rapidly,' hospital official says Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in critical condition and his health is improving rapidly more than a month after he was poisoned with a nerve agent, the British hospital treating him said on Friday. Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found 13

March 30, 2018 2:00 PM Canadian diplomats expelled from Russia coming home, Global Affairs says

4 Canadians among dozens of diplomats affected by Russian retaliation in wake of alleged poisoning Four Canadian diplomats have been expelled from Russia as the dispute between the Kremlin and the West escalates over the alleged poisoning of a former spy and his daughter earlier this month, according to Global Affairs Canada. In an email Friday, a spokesperson 12

March 30, 2018 10:26 AM Roadside bomb in Syria kills 2 coalition troops and wounds 5 near Turkey

Explosion occurred near town's security headquarters just before midnight, local official says The U.S. military said Friday that two coalition personnel were killed and five were wounded by a roadside bombing in Syria. The military did not say where the incident occurred but it came hours after a local Syrian official said that a roadside bomb has exploded 12