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May 24, 2018 4:22 PM Canada still wants to work with China despite blocked Aecon takeover: Bains

Sale of Aecon to China's CCCC International Holding Ltd. was worth $1.5B Canada has been pursuing free trade talks with China, but those conversations seem to have publicly sputtered. Trudeau spent four days in China in December, but left without a formal commitment to moving the free trade talks past the exploratory phase into formal negotiations 7

May 21, 2018 8:18 PM School shooting that left 10 dead may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor’s re-election website was raffling off a shotgun. Guns are so hard-wired into Texas culture that last week’s deadly rampage at Santa 7

May 21, 2018 1:04 AM A 10-year-old girl needs a kidney. Her donor teaches in the classroom down the hall

REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO—Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a smiling Grade 4 teacher at Eva’s school, wants to give her one. They barely knew each other before. Eva was in a different fourth-grade room down the hall. Tanya Thomas, 48, had spent half her life in the classroom, most of the time right 8

May 16, 2018 8:53 PM Lightning’s Anton Stralman won’t be suspended for questionable hit on Capitals’ Tom Wilson, league sources say

Stralman was assessed a minor penalty for boarding 8:58 into the game, and after Wilson was down on the ice for several seconds with his hand clutching his head, he briefly went to the locker room to be examined. Wilson was suspended three games in the Capitals’ second-round series for an illegal check to the head of Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese 12

April 26, 2018 11:23 AM Armenia parliament to select new PM next week amid political crisis

It's unclear if appointment will assuage the masses who helped topple longtime leader Serzh Sargsyan The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote for a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader. Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled the country for ten years 22

April 25, 2018 8:50 PM Humboldt Bronco from Airdrie wants to ‘prove them wrong’ and walk again

Surrounded by his family at the Foothills Hospital, Ryan Straschnitzki spoke about his recovery after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash Right now, he’s working on sitting up longer, which is hard. He’s up to about an hour and a half, and is shooting for two hours. Next, as his bones heal, he’ll work on using his arms more. Sixteen people were killed and 13 others 20

April 25, 2018 6:31 PM Saskatchewan government seeks Court of Appeal ruling on federal carbon tax

The Saskatchewan government wants to know whether Ottawa’s plan to bring in a carbon price for provinces that don’t have one violates the Constitution. “Provinces are not subsidiaries of the federal government and in Saskatchewan we have a plan. Our plan reduces emissions without a carbon tax.” The federal climate plan calls for the taxing of greenhouse 21

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 17

April 20, 2018 6:00 PM Alberta university criticized for plan to bestow honorary degree on David Suzuki

The University of Alberta is being criticized for its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree. Earlier this month, the university announced that the longtime environmentalist will be one of 13 people to receive the honour later this spring. Andrew Leach, the architect of Alberta's climate change plan and an economics professor at the university 5

April 19, 2018 12:36 PM Swedish king intervenes as Nobel board resignations grow amid sex scandal

King Carl XVI Gustav is the academy's patron and must approve secret votes Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass 14