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August 13, 2018 2:54 AM U.S. Pentagon chief defends his reversal on Space Force

BRASILIA, BRAZIL—U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon’s approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in U.S. Congress to create a separate space service, said his emphasis then was on establishing a consensus about 12

August 9, 2018 5:10 PM Pence outlines plans to have new U.S. Space Force by 2020

WASHINGTON—Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the plan fulfils U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to ensure America’s dominance in space — a domain 13

July 31, 2018 12:31 AM Trump open to meeting with Iranian leader, but Iran rules it out

“With current America and these policies, there will definitely not be the possibility of dialogue and engagement, and the United States has shown that it is totally unreliable,” Qassemi said at the news conference, which was carried by Iran’s state news media. Given the American repudiation of the nuclear agreement and the restored sanctions, Qassemi 17

July 6, 2018 8:53 PM Man who called police on Black woman at North Carolina pool loses his job

“We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one of our employees outside the workplace,” the statement said, adding that the “employee is no longer employed by the company in any respect.” Company spokesperson Brian Risinger confirmed that Bloom’s separation was “effective immediately.” Risinger said Bloom was a business development 27

June 21, 2018 11:30 PM Saskatchewan man who bulldozed house with people inside sentenced for attempted murder

YORKTON, SASK.—A Saskatchewan man who bulldozed a house with two people inside, including his son’s wife, has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder. Ronald Fatteicher, who is 60, knocked down the house last summer on rural property near Calder east of Yorkton. Fatteicher pleaded guilty to nine charges in total 16

June 20, 2018 5:18 PM Police seek man accused of contacting woman more than 200 times, sharing intimate photo without consent

Giuseppe Ferraro, 38, of Toronto, is wanted by police for harassment, physical threats, and sharing an intimate photo without consent. He has been described as five-foot-10, 170 pounds, with short dark hair. A change to the Criminal Code of Canada in March 2015 made publishing “intimate images” of a person, no matter the age, a criminal offence. The move followed 10

June 15, 2018 2:01 PM Japan blocks Canadian wheat after unapproved GMO plants found in Alberta

CFIA says small amount of wheat with genetically modified trait found last summer A Japanese Farm Ministry official said on Friday it has suspended its tender and sale of wheat from Canada after grain containing a genetically modified trait was discovered last summer in Alberta. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Thursday the wheat containing 68

June 11, 2018 7:47 PM Canada beats Ecuador, improves to 2-0 at the FIBA U18 Americas championship

Canada raced out to an early 10-point lead Monday and took 37-19 into the second quarter. The Canadians extended their advantage to 61-37 at halftime, and were up 97-55 with one quarter to play. “I’m just thankful for all my teammates,” Miller said. “They are such threats on the court, they made my job so much easier. They see me in transition, they do a great 15

June 11, 2018 2:11 PM Canadian dollar lower after Trump attacks Trudeau over tariffs

Trump complained Sunday about Trudeau's criticism of tariff threats The Canadian dollar was trading lower Monday morning after U.S. President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump complained on Sunday that he had been blindsided by Trudeau's criticism of his tariff threats at a summit-ending news conference 47

June 9, 2018 9:45 PM Confident Canadian women’s soccer team is deeper than ever

The last time the Canadian women’s national team played in Hamilton was in May 2015, a friendly match against England that came days before Canada began hosting the Women’s World Cup. Canada was ranked eighth in the world then, according to FIFA. England sat at No. 6. Midfielder Sophie Schmidt, who scored the game’s lone goal to give Canada the victory 24