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McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump's national security adviser

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:42:31 EDT


Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former UN Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering a White House facing key decisions on Iran and North Korea.

Trudeau government avoids defeat on key pot bill vote

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:24:19 EDT


The Liberal government avoided a disastrous result for its marquee marijuana bill Thursday, as the bill to legalize recreational marijuana passed a key legislative stage in the Senate. It's now headed to committee for further study.

Canadian teen tells UN 'warrior up' to protect water

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:39:03 EDT


Autumn Peltier, a 13-year-old from Manitoulin Island on Georgian Bay, delivered a strong message to the United Nations General Assembly that the world needs to stop polluting its water.

The National LIVE

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:00:00 EDT


Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News

Dow tumbles more than 700 points after Trump's China tariff push

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:39:39 EDT


The threat of a global trade war pushed benchmark equity indexes in North America and Europe deep into the red on Thursday and cut into commodity prices, a day after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates as expected.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 16 times bigger than previously estimated, study finds

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:34:35 EDT


A new study suggests that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area spanning 1.6 million square kilometres, contains more than 79,000 tonnes of floating plastic — 16 times more than previous estimates.

Alberta betting on pipelines to balance budget

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:40:30 EDT


Alberta’s path to balanced budgets is built on hopes for construction of three new pipelines, including the controversial Trans Mountain expansion, plus reaping extra revenue generated by the federal carbon tax.

China says it may hike tariffs on U.S. pork, other goods

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:14:06 EDT


China has announced a list of U.S. goods including pork and aluminum pipe it says may be hit by higher tariffs in response to President Donald Trump's higher import duties on steel and aluminum.

It's official — the Harper government muzzled scientists. Some say it's still happening

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:01:27 EDT


An investigation by the Information Commissioner of Canada concludes the Harper government muzzled scientists.

Toys 'R' Us founder dies amid chain's U.S. collapse

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:55:07 EDT


Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys "R" Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business in the U.S.

Montreal police believe missing boy fell in the Rivière des Prairies

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:56:33 EDT


Montreal police say they believe a 10-year-old boy who disappeared last week accidentally fell in the Rivière des Prairies. Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou was last seen March 12 in des Bateliers Park, which borders the river, after he left his home in Ahuntsic-Cartierville to meet a friend.

Woman claims she wasn't drinking before crash — she was texting

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:00:00 EDT


Call it the lesser-of-two-evils defence: a B.C. woman is fighting the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia's refusal to honour her insurance claim by arguing that she was texting, rather than drinking, before she crashed.

If Trump ignored advice about congratulating Putin, what might he say to Kim Jong-un?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:20:08 EDT


U.S. President Donald Trump's failure to follow his advisors' warnings and not laud Russian President Vladimir Putin for his re-election is alarming diplomatic watchers ahead of a planned U.S.-North Korea summit, writes Matt Kwong.

Russian embassy calls Trudeau's criticism of Putin 'confrontational'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:42:00 EDT


The Russian embassy in Canada calls Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comments criticising Vladimir Putin 'confrontational rhetoric' on Twitter.

Trump's lead lawyer in Russia investigation quits

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:45:36 EDT


U.S. President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation has resigned amid a shake-up of the president's team, an exit that removes the primary negotiator and legal strategist who had been moulding Trump's defence.

Thieves steal millions of PC Optimum points, go on shopping sprees

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


CBC News interviewed eight people across Canada who say they've each had more than 100,000 points stolen from their online rewards accounts after Loblaws merged its two rewards programs — PC Plus and Shoppers Optimum — to form PC Optimum on Feb. 1.

Man charged in 2015 MMIWG-related killing of Krystal Andrews

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:38:21 EDT


Manitoba RCMP have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the killing of Krystal Andrews, a young mother found dead in God's Lake First Nation in 2015.

Florida board to fortify schools against shooters, teachers want stricter gun controls

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:57:25 EDT


A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories with The National newsletter's Jonathon Gatehouse.

Kidde recalling 40,000 smoke detectors in Canada

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:16:26 EDT


Kidde is recalling almost half a million smoke detectors because a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors, making them unable to properly detect fires.

Drug dealer says he could sell freely in Hamilton thanks to cop payoff

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:23:55 EDT


A drug dealer testified that his $20,000 monthly payments to Hamilton police officer Craig Ruthowsky meant he and his associates could roam free and sell drugs in Hamilton without having to look over their shoulders.