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Huawei exec extradition hearing begins in Canada

The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom Monday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a …


Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

Prince Harry says he’s taking a “leap of faith” as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life – one free of the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Newfoundland reeling after blizzard buries capital

Canada’s weather agency has ended a blizzard warning for the St. John’s, Newfoundland, area but a rare state of emergency and storm surge warning remain in effect following a monster …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Trade deals leave Washington producers relieved but with questions

While the trade agreements President Donald Trump signed earlier this week with China, Mexico and Canada may not be everything Washington farmers hoped for, most analysts believe the deals will …


Canada provides money to families after plane shot down

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will give Canadian $25,000 to families of each of the 57 citizens and 29 permanent residents of Canada who perished in …


Nations of Iran crash victims seek compensation for families

The governments of countries that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner demanded Thursday that Tehran accept “full responsibility” and pay compensation to the victims’ families.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Cantwell lauds new North American trade pact

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell praised the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico approved by the Senate on Thursday, saying it would help strengthen the country’s trade partners and open …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Senate passes U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win …


Queen agrees to let Harry, Meghan move part-time to Canada

Queen Elizabeth II said Monday that she has agreed to grant Prince Harry and Meghan their wish for a more independent life that will see them move part-time to Canada.


Meghan, Harry miles apart as they start new independent life

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were taking the first steps into their new independent life thousands of miles apart on Friday, as a friend of the couple pushed back …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner, U.S., Canadian officials say

Evidence indicates it is “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran late Tuesday, U.S. and Canadian officials said Thursday. They said the strike, which …


Iran says Ukrainian plane was on fire, tried to turn back

Iranian investigators say the crew of the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran the previous day never made a radio call for help and was trying to turn back to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

63 Canadians killed in Iran plane crash

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran’s capital


Groups demand answers after Iranians say they were detained

Civil rights groups and lawmakers demanded information from federal officials Monday following reports that dozens of Iranian-Americans were held up and questioned at the border as they returned to the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Democratic-led House poised to give Trump big win on trade

One day after impeaching President Donald Trump, the Democratic-led House looks poised to overwhelmingly pass one of his signature priorities, a rewrite of the 25-year-old free trade agreement he blames …


Plan to import cheaper Canadian drugs advances under Trump

The Trump administration, eager to show progress on prescription drug costs, on Wednesday moved forward with its plan to allow Americans to safely and legally get access to lower-priced medicines …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Spokane-area economists react to new trade agreement

Both President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are calling the revamped North American trade pact – the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement – a win. “There is no question of course …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Bad weather causes potato shortage everywhere, except in Washington

Washington potato growers could double what they earn from this year’s crop because of shortages in Idaho, the Upper Midwest and Canada caused by bad weather in October that forced …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Huawei moving U.S. research center to Canada

The founder of Huawei says the Chinese tech giant is moving its U.S. research center to Canada due to American sanctions on the company.


Canada case poses question: Is U.S. immigration system safe?

A legal case being heard in Toronto this week could put an end to a ritual that has played out tens of thousands of times over the last three years …


Ambush on mining company convoy kills 37 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Canada’s Trudeau wins 2nd term but nation more divided

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in a stronger-than-expected showing in Canada’s national elections, claiming a “clear mandate” Tuesday despite a Parliament and nation increasingly fractured along regional …


Canada votes in election that could see Trudeau lose power

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced the threat of being knocked from power after one term as the nation held parliamentary elections on Monday.


Three caribou relocated north early this year doing well

The three caribou that were taken from the Selkirk and Purcell mountains in January have integrated with a herd near Revelstoke, B.C., according to Bart George, a biologist for the …


Greta: Grown-ups mock children because world view threatened

TORONTO – Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg said Friday she doesn’t understand why grown-ups and world leaders would mock children and teens for acting on science, responding to jibes about her …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

McDonald’s takes a nibble of the plant-based burger

McDonald’s said Thursday that will sell the PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario by the end of the month


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

‘It was a dumb thing to do’: Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign for national elections was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001. The …


Great Northwest Wine: A wine wonderland awaits north of the border

Just north of the U.S. border is a wine lover’s playground, the Okanagan Valley, Canada’s most important wine region. This interior section of British Columbia is a traditional destination for …


Former Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer scores 18 in Canada’s loss

Kyle Wiltjer heated up late and Kevin Pangos never got untracked as Canada closed the FIBA World Cup with an 82-76 loss to Germany.