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Russian, North American astronauts return to earth

Dzhezkazgan - The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia's space programme returned to earth safely on Tuesday.

Russian, Canadian, American astronauts to return to earth

Almaty - The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia's space programme is set to return to earth Tuesday.

Air Canada passenger falls asleep on plane, wakes up alone

Montr - A woman boarded an Air Canada flight earlier this month, fell asleep after takeoff and woke up alone in a dark, parked plane, apparently forgotten about by ground staff.

Trump, Trudeau mend fences at White House meeting

Washington - President Donald Trump hosted his Canadian counterpart Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday to mend fences after last year's diplomatic meltdown and to push the still un-ratified North American free trade deal.

Analyst warns Canada could hit cannabis oversupply by end of year

Canada could reach an oversupply of legal pot as soon as the end of this year, depending on how the rollout of edibles and other next-generation products impacts supply, a U.S. cannabis research analyst says.

Mexico ratifies new trade deal with US, Canada

Mexico - Mexico ratified the new North American trade agreement Wednesday, making the country the first to give it final approval despite recent tension with the US.

Mexican Senate opens debate on N.American trade deal

Mexico - Mexico's Senate began debating the new North American trade agreement Wednesday, putting the country on track to be the first to ratify it despite recent tension with the US.

Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thawing 70 years early

Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared.

Canada's House of Commons declares 'national climate emergency'

Ottawa - Canada's House of Commons has passed a motion declaring a national climate emergency, and supporting Canada’s commitment to meet the Paris Climate Agreement's emissions targets.

Canada backing startup to boost data on space debris

Paris - The Canadian government’s contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris.

Oilpatch pinning hopes on Trans Mountain Pipeline

Calgary - As excitement builds in the oilpatch over the pending approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline by the Liberal government, a former Liberal environment minister is urging Prime Minister Trudeau's cabinet to reject the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Canada Oil lobby hits out at Environmental minister and Bill C-69

Calgary - The head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) criticized the country’s environment minister Thursday for comments he said shows she is “disrespectful” of the energy industry.

Cannabis edibles will be available in Canada by mid-December

Ottawa - New cannabis products - like edibles, beverages, topicals, and extracts — will be for sale legally in Canada in mid-December, Radio-Canada has learned.

First US murder trial using DNA, family tree evidence

Washington - A truck driver implicated by his DNA and family tree in a double murder more than 30 years after the crime will face trial this week in the first case using a revolutionary investigative technique.

Beijing blames Canada for deteriorating ties

Bejing - Canada should take the "entire responsibility" for a spiralling diplomatic row, China said Thursday, after Ottawa said Beijing had spurned a request for dialogue.

The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago

Paris - When two British pilots steered a biplane across the vast Atlantic 100 years ago, battling frozen sleet and thick fog for more than 16 hours, they were making aviation history.

China snubbed Trudeau request for talks about detained Canadians

Ottawa - China ignored Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's personal request for dialogue to end a spiralling diplomatic row, his office revealed Wednesday.

Ghana security forces free two kidnapped Canadians

Accra - Two young Canadian women freed from their kidnap ordeal by Ghanaian security forces were unharmed, the government said Wednesday, after the development volunteers were snatched at a golf club in the city of Kumasi last week.

Senate calls on Canada to take a firm stand on Arctic sovereignty

Ottawa - A Canadian Senate committee on Wednesday called for a stronger defense of the country's sovereignty in the Arctic as retreating ice brings increased foreign interest in far north resources and navigation.

Siberian women want to come to Canada as environmental refugees

A group of Siberian residents, fed up with worsening environmental conditions in Kiselyovsk, a coal town in Russia, posted a YouTube video, making an emotional plea to be allowed to come to Canada as environmental refugees.

Jail sought for ex-UN official convicted of child abuse in Nepal

Kathmandu - Nepali prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek a 13-year jail term for a former United Nations official from Canada found guilty of sexually abusing two boys.

Canada to ban single-use plastics from 2021

Montr - Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, declaring it a "global challenge" to phase out the plastic bags, straws and cutlery clogging the world's oceans.

Canada to ban single-use plastics in 2021: Trudeau

Montr - Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, declaring it a "global challenge" to phase out the bottles, straws and plastic bags clogging the world's oceans.

The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago

Paris - When two British pilots steered a biplane across the vast Atlantic 100 years ago, battling frozen sleet and thick fog for more than 16 hours, they were making aviation history.

Hundreds protest in Vancouver against Hong Kong extradition plans

Vancouver - Hundreds of people protested outside the Chinese consulate in Vancouver on Sunday against controversial plans to allow extraditions from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland.

Scientists: Canada's wildfires are linked to the climate crisis

As another extreme fire season starts in Canada with more people on the run, scientists say they are already seeing signs that climate change is playing a role.

Venezuela says closing consulates in Canada

Caracas - Venezuela has announced it will close its consulates in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, leaving only its embassy in Ottawa to handle its affairs in Canada.

Complaints piling up in Canada over stinky cannabis operations

Gatineau - From Gatineau, Quebec to Pelham, in southern Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula and many other areas, complaints about the stinky smell of cannabis grow operations are piling up, as are the complaints about light pollution.

Brazil court gives go ahead to $8.6 bn Petrobras deal

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court has approved an 8.6 billion dollar deal allowing state oil company Petrobras to sell its TAG pipeline network in a big win for the firm and the ruling party.

Two Canadian women kidnapped from golf club in Ghana: police

Accra - Two Canadian women have been abducted at a golf club in Ghana, police said Thursday, a rare attack in a country seen as one of the safest in West Africa.
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