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Trio acquitted of negligence in Canada railway disaster

Montr - A Canadian jury on Friday cleared three railway workers of criminal negligence in one of the nation's worst train disasters, which killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec in 2013.

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell Marai debuts in Quebec this year

Quebec - The Quebec government is purchasing a fleet of 50 Toyota Marai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles — the first such vehicles in Canada, which Toyota expects to deliver to the province later this year.

Toronto makes the shortlist for Amazon's HQ2, alongside 19 rivals

Amazon has announced the shortlist of cities that could host its second North American headquarters, known as HQ2. The company received 238 proposals from locations across the region. It's now narrowed the list to a total of 20 cities, including Toronto.

Two Americans, two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria: police

Lagos - Two Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped and two Nigerian police escorts killed in an ambush in northern Kaduna state, police said Wednesday, in the latest abduction targeting foreigners.

Top AI institutions launch hub to showcase Canada's leadership

Next Canada has launched a web platform to deliver important communication tools to Canada's growing artificial intelligence community. Canada.ai will host the latest news and events impacting the Canadian AI sector.

US and allies commit to ending North Korea sanctions busting

Vancouver - The United States and its allies on Tuesday vowed tougher measures to halt North Korean sanctions busting, including naval security operations to prevent maritime smuggling.

US takes tough stance at allies' North Korea talks

Vancouver - The United States urged an escalation in pressure on North Korea over its nuclear missile program Tuesday, despite a more cautious tone from key US ally South Korea.

US friends meet on N.Korea but China absence looms

Vancouver - Allied world powers met Tuesday for crisis talks on the North Korean nuclear missile threat, but without key player China, there seemed little chance of a breakthrough.

Canadian ex-Afghan captive remains jailed awaiting hearing

Ottawa - A Canadian who was charged with sexual assault and making death threats after returning to Canada from captivity in Afghanistan will remain in custody after his bail hearing was postponed Monday.

As US-Canada tensions mount, Mexico is measured on NAFTA

Washington - In the run-up to the latest North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations, friction is high between Canada and the US -- with Ottawa determined not to bow to the Trump administration's demands, while Mexico opts for a more measured approac...

US to suggest intercepting North Korea ships to allies

Washington - The United States will use a major meeting of allies next week to discuss the idea of stopping and inspecting suspect ships bound for North Korea, a senior official said Thursday.

Canada files broad complaint with WTO against U.S.

Canada has filed an expansive complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing the U.S. of breaking international trade rules. The complaint was launched in December but was made public on Wednesday.

Canada hopes for breakthrough in next round of NAFTA talks: FM

Ottawa - Canada's foreign minister said Thursday she is hopeful for a breakthrough in the next round of continental free trade talks, despite a possible US withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Canada braces for possible US exit from NAFTA trade pact: source

Ottawa - Canada is bracing for a possible US withdrawal from the tripartite North American Free Trade Agreement, a source said Wednesday, ahead of the next round of negotiations due to start in Montreal later this month.

Canada has no clue what's behind Cuba diplomat illnesses: official

Ottawa - An eight-month investigation failed to identify a cause of the mysterious illness that afflicted Canadian and US diplomats last year in Cuba, a senior Canadian government official said Wednesday.

US slaps tariffs on Canadian paper imports

Washington - The United States hit Canada with yet another round of punitive import tariffs, this time for as much as 10 percent on paper used to print newspapers and books.

Canada eyes potential wave of Salvadoran migrants from US

Montr - Canada said Monday it would be prepared for a possible wave of Salvadoran asylum seekers crossing its borders after the United States announced it would drop special protections affecting some 200,000 people.

Canadian ex-Afghan captive still jailed, hearing delayed

Ottawa - A Canadian man held captive for years in Afghanistan and charged in his home country with 15 offences remained in detention on Monday awaiting a bail hearing delayed to next week.

Arctic blast chills US, Canada in JFK airport meltdown

New York - The eastern United States and Canada froze Saturday under record-breaking low temperatures following a deadly winter storm as New York's flagship airport descended into chaos, battling to contain flight backlog.

Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

New York - The eastern United States and Canada shivered under record-breaking low temperatures Saturday as Arctic blasts followed a deadly winter storm that left airports struggling to cope with the backlog of flights.

Oscar-winner Haggis accused of abusing four women

New York - Oscar-winning Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis is now accused of sexual abuse by four women, according to an amended civil suit filed on Friday in New York.

Canadian ex-hostage make video court appearance on sex assault charges

Ottawa - A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years appeared briefly in an Ottawa court via videolink on Wednesday to face a slew of charges that include sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats.

Canadian ex-hostage in court on sexual assault, death threats

Ottawa - A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years appeared briefly in an Ottawa court on Wednesday, facing a slew of charges that include sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats.

Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

Montr - A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports on Tuesday.

Extreme cold sparks chaos in Canada airports

Montr - Snow, lengthy de-icing procedures and missing crews created havoc at Canada's main airports on Monday, with hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed out of the country's biggest city Toronto.

Latest 'Star Wars' passes $1 billion mark in third week: Disney

Los Angeles - The latest episode in Disney's colossally popular "Star Wars" series has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues after just three weeks, a Disney spokesperson confirmed Sunday.

Canada's G7 presidency: a 'progressive agenda' at risk

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises a "progressive agenda" for Canada's G7 presidency in 2018, but talks may once again hit a snag over climate change after the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement.

Driverless trucks coming to Canada despite threat to jobs

2017 was a banner year for the electric truck industry and with the advancements being made in self-driving technologies, it is only a matter of time before "driverless" trucks will be cruising down Canada's highways.

Canada kicks out Venezuela ambassador in tit-for-tat row

Ottawa - Canada on Monday ordered Venezuela's ambassador and charge d'affaires to leave, escalating a row two days after its top diplomat at the Canadian embassy in Venezuela was kicked out by President Nicolas Maduro's regime.

Montreal orchestra opens sex harassment probe into Dutoit

Montr - The Montreal Symphony Orchestra on Sunday said it was launching an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against renowned conductor Charles Dutoit.
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Two birds sit on a fence at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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Downtown Ottawa skyline seen from the Ottawa River.
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Horsetail offshoots along the dike trail at Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam.
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Downtown Vancouver lights as viewed from Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada.
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Canadian softwood lumber producers in 2015 show solid increases by the industry. — Photo: Fresh chunks of wood collected where they were growing, after 3-4 days of being cut along the new forest road north of Chehalis Lake, BC, Canada.
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Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa
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Easter weekend activity at Stave Lake, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada.
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The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, MP - 23rd Prime Minister of Canada.
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Canada's Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty prepares to testify before the Senate finance committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa November 25, 2013
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Parliament Buildings and The Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel (right) separated by the locks of the Rideau Canal. In the left bottom corner is the Government Conference Centre.
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Figurines parade, German part of European Festival performance, Burnaby, BC, Canada
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Hard to imagen riding on an iron seat all day, cutting hay.
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Phan Thị Kim Phúc
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Muskrat in Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
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SaskPower's Boundary Dam Power Plant.
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St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.