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Peacekeeping deployment could still come in 2017, Trudeau insists

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:00:39 EDT

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The Liberal government has yet to formally serve notice to the United Nations that it's ready to join international peacekeeping operations. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Canada might still have boots on the ground in 2017, which would head off a major embarrassment.




Fruit mush and hidden stills: Homemade alcohol a big problem in prison

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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Federal corrections facilities in Canada make thousands of drug and alcohol seizures, with homemade alcohol the largest problem.




Trump's health-care failure puts agenda on shaky ground after Republicans call his bluff

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:52:03 EDT

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Donald Trump’s first major legislative push to eliminate and replace the current health-care legislation ran off road Friday, striking a blow to his young presidency’s momentum and denting his image as a master negotiator.




There are plenty of junior sales positions available, so why don't young Canadians want them?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The Great Canadian Sales Competition was designed to encourage more young people to pursue a career in sales. There are plenty of junior positions available, but companies can't find enough candidates, despite a youth unemployment rate of 12.4 per cent.




Suspect in fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip surrenders after standoff

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:39:52 EDT

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The suspect in a fatal shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday surrendered to police after barricading himself inside a bus.




Liberals must sell budget to premiers after 'challenging' health talks

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:49:15 EDT

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Liberal MPs stuck around Ottawa on a rare Saturday to hammer out a plan to sell their recent budget to constituents in the coming weeks, but the government also will have to move past the bruising health accord negotiations to get the provinces on board.




U.S. military confirms airstrike on Mosul area 'corresponding' to reports of civilian casualties

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:22:07 EDT

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The U.S military confirmed on Saturday that U.S. warplanes had hit an Islamic State-held area of the besieged Iraqi city of Mosul where residents and officials say dozens of civilians have been killed as result of an airstrike.




PepsiCo, Walmart, Starbucks suspend all YouTube ads over offensive content

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:10:29 EDT

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An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos.




Why Venezuela's government is 'terrified' of calling an election

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:55:00 EDT

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Amid a severe economic crisis, opinion polls show that support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his party is collapsing. In response, electoral authorities have shelved or delayed elections large and small.




100 years ago today, Canada's black battalion set sail for WWI and made history

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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A century after Canada's so-called black battalion left Halifax harbour for Europe, the soldiers' relatives say their experience still carries relevance today.




EU nations renew fragile pact amid threats from nationalism, Brexit

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:08:34 EDT

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Today 27 nations renewed their pledge to the European Union amid concerns over Brexit, nationalism and the threat of terrorism.




In Donald Trump, progressives see their hypocrisies laid bare

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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In just a few short months, Trump has done more to upend the established political order than progressives have in the past 30 years.




'I won't be quiet,' says jailed Philippine senator, vocal critic of President Duterte

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:09:55 EDT

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Jailed Philippine Senator Leila de Lima says she's a political prisoner. President Rodrigo Duterte says she's a drug trafficker. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault travelled to Manila for an exclusive jailhouse interview with de Lima.




Why this man had his colonoscopy broadcast live on the internet

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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When Dan Logan’s gastroenterologist asked him to have his next colonoscopy broadcast live on Facebook, he agreed right away. His mother had died of colon cancer and he thought it was the “right thing to do.”




Canada's CF-18s to take part in patrols off Iceland, air policing mission in Romania

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Canada's aging CF-18s will conduct unarmed patrols out of Iceland for several weeks, beginning in late May. That will be followed in September by another air policing mission in Romania, defence officials confirmed to CBC News.




U.S., U.K. begin electronics ban on flights from several Muslim-majority countries

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:52:05 EDT

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New travel restrictions on direct flights to Britain and the United States from several Muslim-majority countries take effect today, meaning electronic devices larger than a cellphone must be placed in checked baggage.




Earth Hour marks 10 years with lights out tonight

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:53:33 EDT

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Many Canadians will be spending an hour with the lights out tonight as they join people around the world in marking the tenth annual Earth Hour.




Liberal MPs gather in Ottawa for rare weekend caucus meeting

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:26:34 EDT

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Days after handing down its second budget, the Liberal government has asked its MPs to stay in Ottawa this weekend to discuss how best to sell the financial plan to constituents.




Self-driving Uber vehicle hit in Arizona crash

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:40:35 EDT

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Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles.




Fans, friends remember Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at public memorial

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:31:22 EDT

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Fans and friends paid tribute to Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds at an uplifting, jovial memorial for the late actresses who died in December.