Canada & World

Health Canada sets plain-packaging rules for tobacco

Government says plain packages will increase the impact of graphic health warnings

AG Barr defends report handling of Mueller report in his testimony

Mueller had objected to the way Barr’s interpretation of the report characterized Trump

Anti-Semitic attacks spike, killing most Jews in decades

Assaults targeting Jews rose 13% in 2018, according to Tel Aviv University

WikiLeaks’ Assange gets 50 weeks in prison for bail-jumping

Julian Assange’s seven years in the embassy had cost British taxpayers 16 million pounds

2 dead, motive unclear in North Carolina campus shooting

The suspect had not appeared to be a threat prior to the deadly shooting

U.S. searches of phones, laptops at airports rising, suit says

A federal lawsuit that claims going through electronic devices without a warrant is unconstitutional

Shots fired at a North Carolina university campus

The university is on lock down after an apparent shooting

U.S. Judge sparks outrage for no jail time in rape sentence

A former school bus driver is sentenced to probation in the rape of a 14-year-old

Man rings alarm after 317-kilogram church bell stolen from Alberta farm

Police believe it was stolen from “Bell’s Corner” between last Thursday and Saturday

Suspect in U.S. synagogue attack stuns family with radical turn

An attack on a California synagogue killed one woman and injured three

China sentences 6 foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

The Canadian sentenced to death was identified as ‘Fan Wei’

Trump says he wants asylum seekers to pay a fee to apply

The White House did not specify a fee, nor how families fleeing poverty would pay any fee

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter blasts

The government wanted to curb the spread of misinformation in the wake of the April 21 bombings at churches

Broken Quebec dike forces hundreds of evacuations northwest of Montreal

A dike broke in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Que., forcing the evacuation of 5,000 residents

Officials: Four injured in shooting at California synagogue

There was no known threat after a man was detained in the shooting at the Chabad of Poway

Sri Lanka militants set off bombs during raid, killing 15

The government formally banned two extremist groups purportedly linked to the attacks

South Africa marks Freedom Day; apartheid ended 25 years ago

A quarter-century ago South Africa’s blacks finally were able to vote, bringing democracy to the country

More rain forecast for flood-weary communities in Ontario, Quebec, N.B.

Montreal, Ottawa and many smaller communities have declared states of emergency

VIDEO: Flooding in four provinces prompts states of emergency, evacuations

Parts of Quebec and Ontario have declared states of emergency

Move could shorten delay of assault trial for ex-Afghanistan hostage Boyle

Boyle has pleaded not-guilty in Ontario court to offences against his estranged wife