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Canadian imprisoned in North Korea meets Swedish ambassador

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:38am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:00am

TOKYO — A Canadian pastor serving a life sentence in North Korea has been allowed to meet with the Swedish ambassador in Pyongyang and telephone his family.


Uber takes the path less travelled and it's a rocky one

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:28am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Uber's CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares.

In the latest embarrassment to beset the ride-...

US construction spending drops 1 per cent in January

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:04am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 9:30am

WASHINGTON — Builders cut back on construction spending in January by the largest amount in nine months, with weakness stemming from the biggest reduction in government...

French artist emerges after spending week inside a rock

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 7:54am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:30am

PARIS — A French artist has spent a week in a hard place: a rock.

Abraham Poincheval emerged Wednesday from a 12-tonne limestone boulder at a Paris art gallery where he...

US consumer spending up slightly, inflation at 4-year high

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 7:46am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 8:15am

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending rose at only a sluggish pace in January, even as signs of growing optimism about the economy have emerged.

Consumer spending...

Officials: New Trump travel ban removes Iraq from list

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 7:40am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 8:00am

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, U.S. officials say,...

Trump gives GOP leaders rallying cry, roadmap for change

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 7:01am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 7:30am

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gave Republican congressional leaders a rallying cry and even a roadmap as they try to push through a sweeping and divisive agenda on health...

Iraqi forces push toward Mosul government complex

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 6:48am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 7:15am

MOSUL, Iraq — An Iraqi commander says his troops are within 800 metres (900 yards) of the main government complex in the northern city of Mosul, the capture of which would mark...

At least 2 dead after tornadoes touch down in central US

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 6:29am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 7:00am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Tornadoes touched down in the upper Midwest and northern Arkansas on Tuesday, killing at least two people, as a spring-like storm system posed a risk to 45...

Israeli forces demolish 9 homes in West Bank settlement

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 5:01am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 5:30am

OFRA, Palestinian Territory — Israeli forces are demolishing nine homes in the heart of the West Bank settlement of Ofra after the Supreme Court ruled they were built on...

Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 3:45am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 4:15am

SEATTLE — Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump's new travel ban — mindful of the chaos that accompanied...

As Mardi Gras revelry ends with a party, Lent begins

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 2:54am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 3:15am

NEW ORLEANS — After a day of parades, blaring marching bands, elaborate costumes and crowds screaming for beads, another Mardi Gras celebration is over.

Fat Tuesday,...