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Canadian pastor imprisoned in North Korea meets Swedish ambassador

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:45am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:15am

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.

Hyeon Soo...

German foreign minister skeptical on defence spending boost

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:42am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:15am

TALLINN, Estonia — Germany's foreign minister voiced his skepticism Wednesday about plans to increase the country's defence spending to meet NATO targets, saying it could raise...

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.

Swedish...

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.

Swedish...

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-...

Swastikas found in Ontario university classroom; police investigating

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:25am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 9:45am

TORONTO — Police are investigating after swastikas were found in a classroom at an Ontario university.

York University says "hate graffiti" and an anti-Semitic statement...

Bank of Canada holds interest rate, warns of 'significant uncertainties'

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:16am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:45am

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is holding its trend-setting interest rate at 0.5 per cent — but it's keeping a watchful eye on "significant uncertainties" that it warns could ...

Retired judge who oversaw RCMP probe to appear at Dunphy police shooting inquiry

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:14am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 9:45am

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The retired judge who independently observed the RCMP probe into the police shooting of Don Dunphy in Newfoundland says his role was never clear to him....

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...

Saskatoon police were called to an armed robbery at a business on the 2400 block of 22nd Street West early Wednesday morning.

Saskatoon police appeal for information about bat-wielding robbers

By 650 CKOM March 1, 2017 - 8:23am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 8:45am

Saskatoon police responded to a call of an armed robbery early Wednesday morning.   Officers were sent to a business on the 2400 block of 22nd Street around 12:15 a.m.   Police...

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...

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