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US impose more sanctions on Russia over Syria
The United States has imposed more sanctions against Russia for supporting the Syrian government, while Moscow has denounced the move, saying Washington is playing ?geo-political games?.
Local opposition leader ?shot dead? in Venezuela
A local Venezuelan opposition leader has reportedly been killed at a campaign rally ahead of the legislative elections in less than two weeks, opposition members say.
Merkel vows to help France against Daesh
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised assistance to France in fighting the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in the wake of the recent deadly attacks in Paris.
A sensitive time both for Turkey and Russia to act reasonably
Obama ?deeply disturbed? by video of police shooting of black teen
US President Barack Obama says he was ?deeply disturbed? by a video footage showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager in Chicago last year.
SIU clears 3 Peel police officers in fatal March shooting
Ontario's police watchdog says there are "no reasonable grounds" to charge three Peel Region police officers in the fatal shooting of a Mississauga man on March 20.
How one neighbourhood transformed a graffiti-covered lanewaysinto a 'living art gallery'
Fed up with looking at grafitti-covered garages on a lane behind their homes in the St. Clair west neighbourhood, Christine Liber and Elly Dowson picked up paint cans and went to work.
Ontario government permits medical marijuana users to vaporize anywhere
Medical marijuana users in Ontario are now legally able to use vaporizers just about anywhere in the province.
Const. James Forcillo due back to testify in streetcar shooting trial
Testimony of a police officer charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim aboard a Toronto streetcar in 2013 is expected to resume today. You can follow the testimony in our live blog.
Drake night 'surreal,' Toronto rapper says at Raptors game
Canadian music star Drake says Drake night is all about creating moments for Toronto to celebrate and he's on board with anything that will bring excitement to his hometown.
Change to preferential ballot would benefit Liberals: Éric Grenier
The Liberals promise that the 2015 election will be the last to have been decided by the first-past-the-post electoral system. Though proportional representation is a potential replacement, the Liberals' preferred option of a preferential ballot would play in their favour.
The high cost of the low-interest rate war on savers
When even a consumer advocate like Ralph Nader says enough with the cheap money, maybe it's time for central bankers to rethink their low interest rate policies, which have transferred wealth from savers to debtors, Neil Macdonald writes.
Ex-hostage says there may be Canadian al-Qaeda link
Former hostage Matthew Schrier worries about a Canadian in his early 20s who converted to Islam in his late teens, a man he has never met.
In Black Friday border mall battles, Canada tries to outshine U.S. deals
This year, some Canadian border malls are plotting to steal not only the U.S. Black Friday sales tradition, but also, American shoppers. The hope is the weak dollar will help convince both Canadians and Americans that the best deals lie north of the border.
Euro on shaky ground as ECB easing talk mounts, stocks up
The euro slipped back towards seven-month lows, bond yields fell and European shares gained on Thursday as talk of aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank next week grows. The euro remained under pressure a day after euro zone central bank officials told Reuters that they are considering options such as staggered charges on banks hoarding cash and buying more debt ahead of next week's ECB meeting. "Ultimately, I think the ECB will be aggressive and that divergence in policy with the United States must imply a weaker euro," said Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets in London.
Barclays fined for lax crime checks in 'deal of century'
By Huw Jones and Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog has fined Barclays 72 million pounds ($109 million) for cutting corners in checking wealthy customers involved in a huge transaction described by one senior manager as potentially the "deal of the century." Barclays arranged the 1.9 billion pound transaction in 2011 and 2012 for a number of rich clients deemed by the regulator to be politically exposed persons (PEPs), or people holding prominent positions that could be open to financial abuse. "Barclays did not follow its standard procedures, preferring instead to take on the clients as quickly as possible and thereby generated 52.3 million pounds in revenue," the FCA said.
Big banks accused of interest rate-swap fixing in U.S. class action suit
NEW YORK (IFR/Reuters) - A class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses 10 of Wall Street?s biggest banks and two trading platforms of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps. The class action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, accuses Goldman Sachs Group , Bank of America Merrill Lynch , JPMorgan Chase , Citigroup , Credit Suisse Group , Barclays Plc , BNP Paribas SA , UBS , Deutsche Bank AG , and the Royal Bank of Scotland of colluding to prevent the trading of interest rate swaps on electronic exchanges, like the ones on which stocks are traded.
VW's Audi suspends two engineers in emissions probe
Volkswagen's luxury flagship Audi has suspended two engineers after its larger diesel engines were found evading emissions limits in the United States, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday. Volkswagen (VW) and Audi notified U.S. authorities last Thursday that about 85,000 vehicles with 3.0 liter V6 diesel engines were fitted with emissions-control equipment that was not disclosed to U.S. regulators.
Century-old mystery fossil identified - as Canada's 1st dimetrodon
A fossil dug up in P.E.I. in 1854 has finally been identified ? as the first and only dimetrodon ever found in Canada.
RCMP commissioner wants warrantless access to online subscriber info
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says the police force needs warrantless access to Internet subscriber information to keep pace with child predators and other online criminals.
Polar bear injured by radio collar part of U of A study, Environment Canada says
Researchers from the University of Alberta are responsible for fitting a polar bear with a radio collar that appears to have injured the animal, an Environment Canada scientist says.
5 great things Einstein's general theory of relativity gave us
What would science fiction be without wormholes and warp speed? As Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity turns 100, here are five ways it has made the universe ? in reality and in science fiction ? a more interesting place.
Seqirus receives FDA approval for FLUAD? (Influenza Vaccine, Adjuvanted) for adults aged 65 years and older
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seqirus announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Fluad? (Influenza Vaccine, Adjuvanted) to help protect those aged 65 years and older against seasonal influenza. "While it's important to vaccinate people against the flu throughout their lives, the FDA approval of Fluad offers healthcare providers and their patients 65 years of age and older, who are at high risk for serious complications, a new option to help protect against influenza," said Gordon Naylor, President of Seqirus.
Nigeria on track to be declared free of polio by 2017
Alhaji Samaila Muhammad Mera is the latest in a long line of traditional leaders in northern Nigeria. Yet the emir of Argungu has combined the ancient with the modern in his energetic efforts to tackle ...
How Your Diet Can Help You During Cold and Flu Season
Did you know the right diet can help boost immunity and shorten the duration of the cold and flu?
Proven Treatments for the Common Cold, According to the Experts
Got a cold? Follow these proven remedies in order to get better fast.Luke MacGregor/Reuters
Based on his memoir of the same name, this military biopic centers on legendary sniper Chris Kyle, who amassed a record number of kills on the battlefield during his 10-year career as a Navy SEAL.
The Imitation Game
Chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing's key role in Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's Enigma code during World War II, this historical biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age.
Undone by a broken marriage and her mother's death, Cheryl Strayed has been on a years-long reckless tear, fueled by addiction and despair. In a bid to save her life, she decides to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail -- alone and with no experience.
When 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland begins having trouble remembering words, her symptoms ultimately lead to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's -- which forces Alice and her family to make radical changes in their lives.