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Philippines president prepared to go to war over Canada's trash

Manila - On Tuesday, the president of the Philippines said if Canada doesn’t take back tons of trash within the next week he will “declare war” and ship the containers back himself.

I'm hatin' it — McDonalds app users hacked by hamburglar

Montreal - For the past several months, hamburglars have been on the loose in Canada, hacking into mobile phone user's McDonald's apps. They have hijacked people's accounts and ordered hundreds of dollars of food for themselves.

New study: Canada's oil sands emissions are higher than reported

Ottawa - New federal research, published on Tuesday, suggests greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta's oilsands may be significantly higher than industry reports. This does not bode well for the new Conservative government in place in Alberta.

Climbers died after summiting tough Canada peak: official

Montr - Three world-renowned professional mountaineers killed by an avalanche in the Canadian Rocky Mountains had reached the summit of difficult Howse Peak and lost their lives on the descent, Parks Canada said on Monday.

Bodies of three mountaineers found in Canada

Montr - The bodies of three world-renowned professional mountaineers -- two Austrians and an American -- were found Sunday after they went missing during an avalanche on a western Canadian summit, the national parks agency said.

New North America trade pact to have 'moderate' positive effect: US report

Washington - The North American trade pact signed last year will have a "moderate" positive effect on the US economy, an independent US government report said Thursday, an underwhelming endorsement as it faces an uncertain path to ratification.

Life in prison for Canadian convicted of US airport attack

Chicago - A Canadian convicted of a knife attack at a Michigan airport was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for what officials said was a "mission to kill" Americans.

New premier of Canada's Alberta to roll back environmental protections

Ottawa - The new conservative leader of Canada's oil-rich Alberta province said Wednesday he will nix its carbon tax, opening up a new battlefront with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of October national elections.

Montreal's Notre-Dame fundraises for Paris Notre-Dame restoration

Montr - Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica announced Wednesday it will collect donations from Canadians for the restoration of Paris's fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral.

Canada conservatives win Alberta polls in blow to Trudeau

Ottawa - Canada's opposition conservatives won a clear victory in provincial elections in oil-rich Alberta Tuesday, in a setback for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his environmental policies just six months ahead of national polls.

Madrid skyscraper housing embassies evacuated over false bomb threat

Madrid - A skyscraper in Madrid that houses the British, Dutch, Australian and Canadian embassies was evacuated on Tuesday over a bomb warning that turned out to be false.

Venezuela accuses Canada of supporting Trump's 'war adventure'

Caracas - Venezuela accused Canada of supporting US President Donald Trump's "war adventure" Monday after Ottawa announced new sanctions on top officials in President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Canada has quietly cut off aid to Nicaragua over rights violations

Montr - The Canadian government said Sunday it suspended financial aid to Nicaragua last year in response to human rights violations -- a decision not publicly disclosed until now.

Abducted Italian, Canadian are alive, says Burkina govt

Rome - An Italian man and his Canadian companion abducted last December in Burkina Faso are alive but may have been moved to another country, a Burkinabe government spokesman said.

Black market cannabis continues to undercut legal sales in Canada

Black market cannabis continues to undercut Canada’s legal market by a wide margin, according to the latest crowdsourced price data released by Statistics Canada.

Canada plans to end 'asylum shopping'

Ottawa - Canada plans to stop migrants from seeking asylum if they have already done so in another country -- a move decried by refugee advocates but defended Wednesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Canada's oil and gas sector to shrink by over 12,000 jobs

Calgary - Canada’s direct oil and gas workforce has become much leaner, shrinking from a peak of about 226,500 jobs in 2014 to forecasted employment of 173,300 in 2019 - a 23 percent drop over the five-year period, according to a new report released today.

Legally growing pot in Canada could void your home insurance

Vancouver - A recent court ruling in British Columbia, Canada that focused on the "material change" clause in homeowners insurance policies could have the potential to shed a spotlight on the incompatibility of such a position with new federal cannabis laws.

Foreign interference in Canadian election 'very likely', says minister

Dinard - Canada's foreign minister warned Friday that outside interference in the country's upcoming parliamentary election was "very likely"."We are very concerned.

Canada Supreme Court rejects Ecuador damages appeal against Chevron

Ottawa - Canada's Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an appeal from a group of Ecuadoran villagers seeking compensation from the Canadian subsidiary of US energy giant Chevron over oil pollution in the Amazon jungle.

Are avocados toast? What shutting the US-Mexico border would mean

Washington - Picture an economic shockwave: Thousands of workers laid off and supermarket shelves made barren. Auto plants darkened overnight.

Canada is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world

Ottawa - The effects of a warming planet are going to be felt all across Canada. And, if we stick to a "business-as-usual" scenario — it's going to happen a lot sooner than scientists initially thought.

Ontario pot stores to open today, but very few ready

Toronto - Ontario’s first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores are open today, but it’s unclear just how many will be ready to serve customers. Of the 25 stores approved by the Progressive Conservative government to open on April 1, only 10 stores are ready.

Funding fossil fuels is 'cash cow' for Canada's major banks

A new report published this week shows that 33 global banks provided $1.9 trillion to fossil fuel companies since the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement at the end of 2015. Five of Canada's major banks have funded $454 billion of that amount.

Church in Canada opens probe of child sexual abuse by clergy

Montr - The Catholic Church in Quebec has commissioned a former judge to investigate possible sexual abuse of children by clergy in the Canadian province over seven decades, the archdiocese of Montreal said Wednesday.

Refugee urges Canada to take in others who sheltered Snowden

Montr - A woman granted asylum in Canada after sheltering Edward Snowden urged Ottawa on the first day of her new life Tuesday to take in five others who helped the fugitive former US government contractor and are facing deportation from Hong Kong.

Refugee urges Canada to take in others who sheltered Snowden

Montr - A woman granted asylum in Canada after sheltering Edward Snowden urged Ottawa on Tuesday to take in five others who helped the fugitive former US government contractor and are facing deportation from Hong Kong.

Canada grants asylum to woman who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Toronto - A woman who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed US global surveillance programs arrived Monday in Canada with her daughter, where they were granted asylum."Now me and Keana are permanent residents in Canada.

Canadian ex-Guantanamo detainee completely free: court

Montr - A Canadian judge lifted Monday all remaining restrictions on former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, who had been the US detention center in Cuba's youngest prisoner after his 2002 capture in Afghanistan.

Canada grants asylum to woman who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Ottawa - Canada has granted asylum to a woman who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed US global surveillance programs, a refugee rights association said Monday.
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