Canadian World News

Wed, 22 May 2019 20:11:44 EDT
'There's a lot of anxiety': Author and activist Arundhati Roy on what's terrifying her about India's election
The CBC's Nahlah Ayed speaks to author and political activist Arundhati Roy on the eve of India's election results.

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:48:01 EDT
Sea levels could rise by up to 2 metres by 2100, new study finds
Sea levels could rise by as much as two metres by 2100 in a worst-case scenario involving melting ice caps and high CO2 emissions, new research suggests.

Wed, 22 May 2019 15:37:08 EDT
N.Y. passes legislation that could put Trump's tax returns in Congress's hands
New York lawmakers give final passage to legislation that would allow U.S. President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from get...

Wed, 22 May 2019 15:29:49 EDT
Lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels charged with defrauding her
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, has been charged with ripping her off. ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 10:46:35 EDT
How Modi's populist message could win the Indian PM a second term
Over the last five years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been seen both as an incorruptible champion of the masses and the “divider in chief.”

Wed, 22 May 2019 06:43:54 EDT
Canada hires company for $1.14M to bring trash back home from the Philippines
Canada is spending more than a million dollars to bring home dozens of containers of rotting garbage back to Canada from the Philippines in the coming days. Environment and Climate Change Minister Cat...

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:00:00 EDT
U.S. anti-abortion activists once 'chipped away' at Roe vs. Wade — now they've picked up a sledgehammer
The anti-abortion movement is hitting an aggressive new stride in the United States. Whether it breaks into a sprint toward the Supreme Court is worrying reproductive rights activists amid a renewed...

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:05:50 EDT
China's Xi Jinping tells his country to get ready for hard times in trade war
China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the country faces increased...

Wed, 22 May 2019 10:40:54 EDT
Trump says he won't work with Democrats on infrastructure, given coverup accusations
U.S. President Donald Trump blasted Democratic leaders Wednesday, making a surprise appearance and cutting short an infrastructure meeting with Democratic leaders after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accu...

Wed, 22 May 2019 12:35:38 EDT
Residents warned to leave home as severe weather batters U.S. Midwest
Oklahoma was bracing Wednesday for more rain, with parts of the state already flooded following days of severe weather that's blamed for at least three deaths after also battering Iowa, Kansas and Mis...

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:18:07 EDT
Reports of chemical weapon attack denounced as Syrian fighting heats up
A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Syria's civil war threatens to boil over again with allegations of a chemical weapons attack; Nigel Farage and...

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:37:06 EDT
Theresa May's Brexit bid roundly criticized amid calls for her time as PM to end
British Prime Minister Theresa May digs in against a growing push by both rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out of the European Union appear headed for...

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:05:08 EDT
Change opioid prescribing guidance, U.S. lawmakers ask WHO
World Health Organization asked to withdraw pain care guidelines that U.S. lawmakers say made false claims about safety.

Wed, 22 May 2019 13:16:37 EDT
Cyril Ramaphosa elected by South Africa's parliament, promises to tackle corruption
South African president-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption as the new parliament votes him to lead the country for a five-year term.

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:59:11 EDT
Virginia probe can't conclude whether governor is in 1980s blackface photo
An investigation ordered by a Virginia medical school failed to determine whether Gov. Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood. ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:35:51 EDT
Human error led to deadly Amtrak train derailment near Seattle, investigation finds
The train derailed near the city of DuPont, about 60 kilometres south of Seattle, on the morning of Dec. 18, 2017. Thirteen train cars spilled off an overpass onto Interstate 5 below, killing three an...

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:23:59 EDT
Japan urges world to put family names first for Japanese
Japan's Foreign Ministry wants the world to begin using the traditional order for Japanese names, with family names first. Family names also precede given names in China and South Korea, but both of t...

Wed, 22 May 2019 01:55:18 EDT
Police say 6 dead in Indonesia post-election unrest
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the capital Jakarta under control following riots by supporters of his rival in last month's presidential election tha...

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:00:35 EDT
Brexit firebrand Farage appears poised for victory as EU divorce flounders
Nigel Farage's upstart Brexit Party is poised to make a splash in Thursday’s European elections, polling ahead of all others in voter intentions, including the U.K.’s governing Conservatives and o...

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:00:00 EDT
Mike Pence is coming to Ottawa — but why hasn't Trump made a state visit to Canada yet?
U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence is coming to Canada next week to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss what the U.S. Embassy calls the "swift adoption" of the new NAFTA — but there's no sig...