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A Palestinian man transports humanitarian aid at the distribution center of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees UNRWA in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 3.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 10, 2024
Sweden and Canada to restart payments to U.N. agency for Palestinians
Over a dozen countries suspended payments to UNRWA after Israel claimed some of the organization's employees were involved in Hamas-led attacks.
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in Ottawa in May 2009.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 1, 2024
Brian Mulroney, former Canadian prime minister, is dead at 84
Mulroney was known as the Canadian leader who led the country into the North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Mexico.
Christmas lights decorate downtown Brampton, a suburb of Toronto, on Jan. 5. In Canada, a post-COVID explosion in foreign students has resulted in housing shortages and flawed academic programs being taught in strip malls.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 29, 2024
Canada’s welcome for foreign students becomes 'trafficking’ nightmare
An open-door policy has caused rental prices to soar, soured the electorate on new arrivals, and allowed colleges to take advantage of young people.
Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee in action at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Results for the figure skating team event were overhauled in light of Valieva testing positive for a banned substance.
OLYMPICS / Figure skating
Feb 27, 2024
Canada and Russia file appeals against 2022 figure skating re-ranking
The Canadians have claimed that they should be bumped up from fourth place to bronze.
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said she had also spoken to her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi about making sure that Western sanctions against Russia held as the war in Ukraine dragged on.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 19, 2024
Canada says China has role to play in keeping Red Sea safe
Chinese ships that ply the key trade route between Asia and Europe are at risk of attacks by Houthi militants as well, Canadian foreign minister says.
Sikhs in Peshawar, Pakistan, hold a protest on Sept. 20 against the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh leader who was murdered months earlier in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 4, 2024
Does India have a secret hit list?
The pressure is on for India to salvage its global reputation and preserve its relationship with the United States amid assassination plots against Sikhs.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak meets with local residents during a walkabout with Conservative MPs in Winchester, England, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 20, 2024
Why Sunak’s Conservatives are talking about the 1993 Canadian election
A week of Tory rebellions and cataclysmic polls has left members of Sunak’s governing party plumbing new depths of despair over their prospects of staying in power.
Japan forward Aoba Fujino competes against the United States during the SheBelieves Cup in Nashville, Tennessee in February 2023.
SOCCER
Jan 20, 2024
Japan, Brazil and Canada to feature in SheBelieves Cup in U.S.
The U.S. will face Japan and Brazil will take on Canada at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the semifinal games in Atlanta on April 6.
The University of Toronto campus. International students are a cash cow for Canadian universities and a slowdown will be a blow to the institutions.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 18, 2024
Canadian study permits for Indian students drop due to dispute
Fewer Indian students applied due to a diplomatic dispute over the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada.
An old growth forest near Fort St. James, British Columbia, Canada, in an area where pellet producer Drax is permitted to cut.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy / OUR PLANET
Jan 14, 2024
Japan's thirst for biomass is having a harmful impact on Canada's forests
Experts and activists say biomass is not the climate solution it might appear to be on the surface and is far from being sustainable.
Shinji Aoyama, Honda's chief director of North America, unveils its electric vehicle concept Space-Hub during the CES trade show in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 10, 2024
Honda to launch new electric vehicle series as it plays catch-up
The automaker aims to roll out the first models of its new Honda 0 Series by 2026, with the series to be launched globally, starting with the North American market.
An image of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar at the temple in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, the site of his killing in June
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 21, 2023
Western nations grapple with plots to assassinate Sikhs
From undercover stings to diplomatic tensions, unpacking the Sikh hit man plots in Canada and the U.S.
Justinas Stankus, 38, who came to Canada from Lithuania in 2019 and is studying at the University of Toronto, walks his dog in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
WORLD / Society
Dec 11, 2023
Canada's surging cost of living fuels reverse immigration
The rate of immigrants leaving Canada hit a two-decade high in 2019
Yujiro Nakajimaya's advice for players new to hockey is that you have to know what you want to achieve. Is it a professional career? Then you need to challenge yourself.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Dec 9, 2023
Yujiro Nakajimaya: ‘Overcoming adversity is an art’
At a young age, this hockey-playing Hokkaido native left for Canada and ended his journey playing in the NHL.
Canada forward Christine Sinclair waves to the crowd after her final international game came to an end on Tuesday in Vancouver.
SOCCER
Dec 6, 2023
'Perfect ending' as Canada star Christine Sinclair bows out
A record crowd of 48,112 at Vancouver's B.C. Place — renamed Christine Sinclair Place for the night — was on hand to salute the Canadian captain.
The MP Materials rare earth open-pit mine in Mountain Pass, California, in January 2020. Western startups are focusing their attention on the process of refining rare earths — some of them pivoting from mining — that China has spent the past 30 years mastering.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2023
Western startups seek to break China's grip on rare earths refining
The companies are looking for faster, cleaner and cheaper ways to process the minerals that are critical for billions of electronic devices.
Pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow is released in June 2021, after serving nearly seven months in prison for her role in Hong Kong's 2019 anti-government protests.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Dec 4, 2023
Prominent Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow flees to Canada
Chow, who was jailed for months in a crackdown on pro-democracy activists, cited her physical and mental health as reasons for not returning to the city.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference at May’s Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 28, 2023
Canada's path to pragmatic Indo-Pacific engagement
As part of Canada’s Indo-Pacific pivot, we have already seen its relations and cooperation with Japan deepen.
A protest is held in Toronto on Sept. 25, a week after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the prospect of New Delhi's involvement in the murder of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 27, 2023
India’s denials of Sikh separatist plots ring hollow
Now that the U.S. is also raising concerns about New Delhi-orchestrated plots against Sikh separatists, why are many Indians reacting with a shrug?
Bengals quarterback Jake Browning passes against the Ravens in the third quarter of their game at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium on Nov. 16.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Nov 23, 2023
Bengals and Steelers in transition heading into division showdown
Two teams undergoing significant midseason changes and turmoil will collide when when the Cincinnati Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?