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October 10, 2018 7:19 PM EU says Brexit deal ‘within reach’ if negotiations make progress before summit

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said Wednesday that an agreement on Britain’s exit “is within reach,” if negotiations make progress before a summit next week. Michel Barnier said that up to 85 per cent of the work is done on the deal for the U.K’s departure and post-Brexit relationship with the EU, but the issue of ensuring a transparent 10

October 9, 2018 11:59 AM Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

“When you speak the same language it is because you have the same mother, and this gives us hope,” the pope said. “The suffering of the division is great, and I understand this and pray that it ends.” North Korea’s reported overture comes a few weeks after the Vatican signed a landmark deal with Communist China, North Korea’s closest ally, over bishop 6

October 8, 2018 12:57 AM Baker Mayfield leads Browns to OT win over Ravens

And after so many mistakes by its special teams, Cleveland finally got a decisive play to win. The Ravens, who got another strong effort from their defence, also had a chance to win it in the final minute of regulation, but wide receiver Michael Crabtree couldn’t hold onto Flacco’s pass in the back of the end zone. “I should have made that catch,” Crabtree 7

October 7, 2018 1:00 PM Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on North Korea trip

Moon’s office said in a statement later that Pompeo told Moon that the North Korean leader had agreed a second summit with Trump “should be held as soon as possible,” and that talks on the timing and location would continue. In Pyongyang, Pompeo and Kim met for about 3 1/2 hours, first in a business session and then in a 90-minute luncheon that the North 7

October 7, 2018 1:53 AM Canadian legal minds call Brett Kavanaugh U.S. Supreme Court confirmation ‘hugely disappointing’

But while the Canadian legal system operates very differently than the American one, there can still be some impacts on discourses in Canadian law. Adam Goldenberg , a lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, said that sometimes, US Supreme Court judges can have what he calls “persuasive authority” in Canadian law. “That means, while they aren’t binding on our courts 12

October 1, 2018 9:00 AM Child poverty plagues every corner of Toronto, census data shows

Ten city wards — almost half in the new 25-ward system — have child poverty rates between 30 per cent and 45.2 per cent. But at the census tract level, rates soar as high as 72.3 per cent. The report shows children in Indigenous, racialized and newcomer families are struggling the most, with child poverty rates of 84 per cent, 33 per cent and 40 per cent respectively 6

September 30, 2018 3:34 PM Boko Haram has been defeated, Cameroon’s campaigning leader declares

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON—Cameroon’s president says Boko Haram has been defeated in the country, the first such announcement since he declared war on the extremist group four years ago. President Paul Biya spoke during his first visit to the Far North region since 2012 as he campaigned on Saturday ahead of the Oct. 7 election. The 85-year-old, one of Africa’s 8

September 27, 2018 1:39 AM Trump hopeful for nuclear deal with North Korea, but is in no rush

CAMEROON, CAMEROON—President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his work to settle a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he has given up nothing but his time during a June summit yet stands on the cusp of denuclearizing the North. In a wide-ranging news conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Trump told reporters 8

September 21, 2018 3:59 PM Tafelmusik’s captivates with Mozart season opener

Even people who don’t usually listen to classical music love Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and those of us who follow classical music get to hear Mozart often in the opera house as well as in symphony halls — in fact, there is so much Mozart in the air that it’s tempting to get a bit jaded. That is, until someone does the musical equivalent of a power wash on the Austrian 10

September 17, 2018 8:07 PM South Korea’s president to visit North Korea in bid to save nuclear talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will head to Pyongyang on Tuesday for a landmark visit to salvage stalled nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea. The three-day trip, the first by a South Korean leader in 11 years, will feature a joint press appearance on Wednesday with Kim Jong-un. The North Korean leader has resisted U.S. attempts to spell 13