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Apr 03, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was putting on hold an agreement with the UN refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants to Western countries.

Apr 03, 2018

Organizers of the 2018 Pride Toronto parade have asked Toronto police to withdraw an application to march in this year's event. They say strained relations "cannot be mended through a parade." The letter notes community sentiment after disappearances and deaths in the city's Gay Village.

Apr 03, 2018

While several western government are concerned about the security aspects of telecommunications equipment made by Huawei, the minister for public safety, Ralph Goodale has told Parliament the Chinese company is safe. Last month three former leaders of Canadian national security agencies warned the government to limit its ties with the company.

Mar 29, 2018

SCL, Cambridge Analytica’s predecessor, had access to secret UK information and was singled out for praise by the UK Ministry of Defence for the training it provided to a psychological operations warfare group, according to documents newly released by MPs.

Mar 29, 2018

The Public Health Agency of Canada says it has established a link between a recent outbreak of salmonella and a brand of frozen raw breaded chicken products sold primarily in eastern Canada. PHAC issued a recall Wednesday of Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets with a best-before date of Oct. 11.

Mar 29, 2018

Tributes have been paid across France to the police officer who sacrificed himself to save a hostage during an Islamist attack on a supermarket. Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame ”symbolised the French spirit of resistance”, said the country’s president Emmanuel Macron.

Mar 29, 2018

Dr. Kathy Suh, director of infection protection and control at The Ottawa Hospital, said 12 patients in one unit and two in another have been identified as carrying MRSA. She said most of the patients are carriers — they have it on their skin — and are not infected with it.

Mar 29, 2018

Alexandre Bissonnette has pleaded guilty to killing six men at a Quebec City mosque in January 2017 so the case will not go to trial. On Monday Bissonnette asked to change his plea from not guilty and the judge agreed, after making sure the prisoner understood his decision.

Mar 28, 2018

Today the Group of Seven (G7) Employment and Innovation ministers concluded a two-day meeting on Preparing for Jobs of the Future. The group agreed to six goals that focus on helping workers get the skills, training and opportunities they need to succeed in a changing economy.

Mar 28, 2018

Keith Raniere, a self-help guru and leader of upstate New York cult-like group NXIVM, was arrested in Mexico and taken to Texas on Monday. Raniere was charged with sex trafficking. Authorities have long alleged he led the secretive clan of female followers — including some Hollywood celebrities — and brainwashed them into “sex slaves.

Mar 28, 2018

Firefighters felt “embarrassed” and “ashamed” that they were stopped from helping victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack more quickly, the north-west secretary of the Fire Brigades Union has said. Mark Rowe said crews were waiting to be deployed after the bombing – some of them so close that they had heard the explosion – but “the order never came down from the top”.

Mar 28, 2018

Trade negotiations between Canada and the United States are reaching the Canada Border Services Agency, which is getting extra powers to make sure cheap foreign steel and aluminum doesn't reach the US through the Canadian market. The United States has threatened its trading partners with heavy tariffs on aluminum and steel which it claims are unfairly subsidized.

Mar 27, 2018

The police informant behind the Project Forseti investigation is suing the federal government over his and his family’s treatment while in witness protection. According to a statement of claim, Noel Harder and his family suffered financial, psychological and emotional distress by the RCMP during their time in the program.

Mar 27, 2018

Police in Spain have captured a cybercrime gang made up of Ukrainians and Russians that allegedly stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from financial institutions worldwide in a five-year spree, authorities said Monday.

Mar 27, 2018

Ending a 16-month quest to stay in the United States, where he was raised and fought to defend, Miguel Perez Jr., a veteran with a green card and a felony drug conviction, has been deported to Mexico, where he has not lived since childhood.

Mar 27, 2018

The alleged cocaine importation scheme in 2015, to bring high-grade cocaine into Canada, hidden in pails of jerk chicken sauce from Jamaica and Costa Rica, was caught by police in a series of secret audio wiretaps and hidden video recordings that were played in court Monday as part of a precedent-setting Mafia trial.

Mar 27, 2018

Canada could soon have its first customs facilities inside the United States, says an American official who cites Florida and Arizona as potential sites for pilot projects in ongoing experiments to modernize the border.

Mar 27, 2018

Access to treatment for opioid addiction is about to get easier as the government promises changes to drug laws that will do away with some of the obstacles preventing doctors from offering prescription heroin and methadone.

Mar 27, 2018

As countries around the world punish Russia for its alleged murder of a former spy on British soil, Canada is expelling four Russian diplomats. The foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland said the four used“their diplomatic status to undermine Canada’s security or interfere in our democracy.”

Mar 27, 2018

An investigation of suspicious transactions at a Vancouver-area casino has led British Columbia’s attorney general to ask the federal government for help in tracking financial criminals. David Eby will speak with a federal government committee in Ottawa this week.

Mar 26, 2018

Marking the first time the US government has unequivocally called out the Chinese government for its cyber activities, the USTR report says billions have been lost from Chinese-initiated cyber attacks and intrusions on American and foreign companies.

Mar 26, 2018

At least 53 people are dead and dozens injured after a fire at a shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, a spokesman for the firefighting agency told Russian state media.

Mar 26, 2018

The bomb exploded on Sunday at a security checkpoint after soldiers intercepted and stopped a suspicious vehicle, Captain Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press. Those dead included two soldiers as well as the suicide bomber, he said, while many of the 10 wounded were rickshaw drivers.

Mar 26, 2018

A man from Bosnia who shot someone in the heart during a deadly brawl — and then covered up the killing to come to Canada and get Canadian citizenship — has had his secret past revealed. Bozidar Vujicic’s urge to start a new life in Canada came after his conviction for manslaughter but before starting his eight-year prison sentence.

Mar 26, 2018

The government of Canada is strengthening domestic privacy protection but about 90 per cent of Canadians' internet communications pass through the United States. That means Canadians' personal information is subject to American surveillance but without the protection granted to U.S. citizens.

Mar 26, 2018

Ward Elcock, a former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service believes the sale of Canada's Aecon Group Inc. to a company owned by the Chinese government is against the country’s strategic interests. A decision to permit or deny the sale is expected by Friday but the review period could be extended.

Mar 23, 2018

Transport Canada is allowing first responders like the RCMP and the Ontario Provincial Police to test new aerial drone capabilities with a series of pilot projects and trials that could soon include the private sector. Current regulations put strict limits on air operations, typically insisting that drones remain within a visual line of sight from a ground operator.

Mar 23, 2018

Greta Bossenmaier, head of the Communications Security Establishment, Canada's cyberspy agency says new legislation will give her organization useful new capabilities. Rather than just respond to cyber attacks, she said, Bill C-59 will allow CSE to launch offensive operations.

Mar 22, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said Facebook will audit thousands of apps in response to the “breach of trust” created by Cambridge Analytica — the chief executive's first comments since a crisis erupted Friday over data siphoned by the political marketing firm used by the Trump campaign.

Mar 22, 2018

US authorities have added terrorism to the violence charge Amor Ftouhi already faces after the stabbing of an American security officer at the Flint, Michigan airport in June. The new charge means he could face life in prison upon conviction.

Mar 22, 2018

Lisa Raitt, the Conservative deputy leader accused the Trudeau government of failing in its responsibility to deport people for public safety or security concerns. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says some countries refuse to issue travel documents, but his office is working on the issue.

Mar 21, 2018

An Islamic State group suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, authorities said.

Mar 21, 2018

Boko Haram has released more than 100 of the schoolgirls it abducted last month, returning them to their village in north-east Nigeria. Waving the black and white flag used by the Islamic State and wearing balaclavas, military fatigues and ammunition belts, members of the group released most of the girls they had abducted in Dapchi early on Wednesday morning.

Mar 21, 2018

A rocket has killed 35 people in a Damascus shopping district in one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital, as bombardment by the government and its allies left dozens of civilians dead in an opposition stronghold.

Mar 21, 2018

Iraqi authorities have discovered a mass grave with the bodies of 38 Indian construction workers abducted when ISIL militants overran the northern city of Mosul in 2014, officials said Tuesday.

Mar 21, 2018

The federal government tabled a proposed new bill Tuesday to tighten the sale and tracking of firearms, only to find itself under attack from both sides: gun owners wary of burdensome regulation and shooting victims who say the bill doesn’t go far enough.

Mar 21, 2018

Darshan Singh Sidhu, one of seven people in India originally implicated in the alleged “honour” killing of a B.C. woman in that country in 2000, was granted a permanent resident visa to Canada by mistake in 2008 after he lied about his criminal record.

Mar 21, 2018

A suspect in a wave of bombings that terrorized Austin killed himself with an explosion inside his car as authorities closed in, police in Texas said, ending a manhunt but leaving investigators scrambling to determine whether any bombs remain and if he acted alone.

Mar 21, 2018

Fraudulent health care payouts in Canada could amount to as much as $2.4 billion annually. The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association says hundreds of millions of dollars are wasted each year.

Mar 21, 2018

Revelations that information about Facebook users was exploited by political campaigns has led the Trudeau government to task spy agencies with ensuring the privacy rights of Canadians. The acting minister for democratic institutions, Scott Brison, said the government might consider stronger federal privacy laws.

Mar 20, 2018

For years, the Coalition for Gun Control has been advocating for tighter gun controls, and was joined today on Parliament Hill by legal experts, victims of gun violence and women’s groups to review and comment on the long-awaited Government of Canada new gun-legislation, Bill 71.

Mar 20, 2018

A 17-year-old male student shot two other students at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning before a school resource officer engaged him and stopped the threat, according to St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron.

Mar 20, 2018

A Global News investigation has found the federal government has become increasingly ineffective at carrying out deportations for public safety and security reasons. Removals of those who are supposed to be the government’s top priorities — foreign citizens under deportation orders for security, international human rights abuses, serious crimes and organized crime — have declined by a third since 2014.

Mar 20, 2018

Investigators are trying to determine whether an explosion early Tuesday at a FedEx facility outside San Antonio is connected to four explosions that have rattled the Austin, Texas, area this month.

Mar 20, 2018

The Shin Bet said the man, identified as Romain Franck, 23, was part of a broader Palestinian smuggling ring. It said he used his consular vehicle, which gets more lenient security checks, to transport the weapons through Israel's tightly secured border with the Gaza Strip.

Mar 20, 2018

Using an innocuous looking quiz and an accompanying Facebook app, a researcher named Aleksandr Kogan collected data from a staggering 50 million Facebook users on behalf of data analytics company Cambridge Analytica. The firm is reported to have used all that data to build detailed profiles on the personalities of American and British voters, for use by Republican political candidates during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Brexit's Vote Leave Campaign.

Mar 20, 2018

Elections Canada is determined to counter fake news, cyber-attacks and foreign interference in the 2019 federal election. 'Significant investments' to IT security include a new data-hosting service.

Mar 20, 2018

Three Canadian intelligence experts are urging the federal government to cut ties with Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei. Ward Elcock, John Adams and Richard Fadden all directed key Canadian national security agencies.

Mar 19, 2018

For the better part of three decades, Hussein Ali Sumaida’s legal status in the country has remained in perpetual limbo. On the one hand, immigration authorities have found the one-time double agent for the Iraqi secret police and the Israeli intelligence service to be inadmissible to Canada because of his espionage activities. On the other hand, authorities say he faces the possibility of torture if he returns to his native Iraq or Tunisia, his father’s birthplace.

Mar 19, 2018

The three unions that represent Parliamentary Protective Service members are holding a press conference Monday. Their representatives say morale is at an all-time low.

Mar 16, 2018

The recently elected leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, Jagmeet Singh explains his relationship with Sikh extremists seeking a homeland in India.

Mar 16, 2018

The Prince Albert Police Service is joining Saskatoon in offering citizens a drug amnesty program. In Prince Albert's case, all drugs will be eligible, not just cocaine suspected to contain fentanyl, and people are asked to call officers to a location rather than bring drugs to a station.

Mar 15, 2018

Thousands of British soldiers are to be vaccinated against anthrax poisoning in a direct response to the recent nerve agent attack in Salisbury. The announcement is part of a range of measures that will be announced by the Defence Secretary on Thursday, including £48m that will be invested to create a "cutting-edge" Chemical Weapons Defence Centre at Porton Down in Wiltshire.

Mar 15, 2018

In a wave of protests one historian called the largest of its kind in American history, tens of thousands of students walked out of their classrooms to demand action on gun violence and school safety.

Mar 15, 2018

The move to suspend its free trade agreement with Turkey is reflecting regional politics as imports and exports, says a leading academic at the London School of Economics.

Mar 14, 2018

RCMP’s National Missing Persons DNA Program is now accepting biological samples and DNA profiles. The long-awaited DNA bank for missing persons is operational after years of delays and is now collecting samples with the goal of identifying human remains, victims, and repeat but unidentified criminals across the country.

Mar 14, 2018

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah survived an assassination attempt in northern Gaza on Tuesday morning, according to Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency. Hamdallah had just passed through the Erez border crossing from Israel when a bomb detonated near his convoy, tearing the siding off at least one black SUV and blowing out the car's windows.

Mar 14, 2018

The federal government committed hundreds of millions of dollars in its recent budget to help reinforce Canada’s cyber defences — but if the effort fails to prevent a major attack, Ottawa can always turn to its little-known $102-billion emergency stash.

Mar 14, 2018

Marc Brunet and his wife, Helene, have been charged with fraud after they allegedly sold more than $800,000 worth of shares in their company, MultiCast Networks Holdings Inc. (MCN) to private investors. The OSC alleges “a significant percentage of the money obtained was used by the Brunets for their personal benefit.”

Mar 14, 2018

Muhanad al-Farekh, 32, a former University of Manitoba student and US citizen has been sentenced in New York to 45 years in prison on terrorism charges. In an investigation covering years, two Canadian suspects remain unaccounted for.

Mar 13, 2018

U.S. prosecutors are requesting a life sentence for a Canadian who admitted to plotting terrorist attacks on NYC landmarks at the behest of a high-ranking Islamic State operative. Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 20-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., pleaded guilty in October 2017 to planning bombings and mass shootings at Times Square, in subway stations and at concert venues.

Mar 13, 2018

Twenty-four-year old Marc-Andre Leclerc of Squamish, and his 34-year-old climbing partner Ryan Johnson of Juneau were climbing the Mendenhall Towers. A search began last week when the pair of experienced climbers didn’t return by Wednesday, the same day a significant snowstorm battered the area.

Mar 13, 2018

A federal grand jury indicted a Texas father and son duo this week in an alleged hearing aid scam that targeted American Airlines workers and netted nearly $17 million.

Mar 13, 2018

Investigators have retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a Bangladeshi airliner that crashed, killing at least 49 aboard, including the crew, when it attempted to land in Nepal’s capital, officials said.

Mar 13, 2018

After a string of near-fatal overdoses, Saskatoon police warned users to turn in product purchased from "Lil' Joe" or "Joe Bro", with the number 306-881-7300. Police said they were not interested in making arrests for possession.

Mar 13, 2018

A study shows that between 1986 and 2012, police spending increased by more than 45 per cent and crime rates went down 37 per cent. "The reality is that fear of increasing violent crime is completely irrational. Canadians have never been safer."

Mar 12, 2018

Investigators found the “black box” from a Turkish private jet that crashed in an Iranian mountain range on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, killing all 11 people on board, including a Turkish bride-to-be and her bachelorette party.

Mar 12, 2018

At least 16 people were killed in Rwanda and 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in the country’s south, said a provincial governor.

Mar 12, 2018

Aviva Canada found about half the total expenses submitted for repairs to crashed vehicles during its investigation in Ontario were bogus — an amount the company estimates adds up to hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

Mar 12, 2018

The federal government is launching the first review of Canada’s port authorities since they were established 20 years ago, with the aim of improving their efficiency and innovation, upgrading security, and strengthening consultations with local communities and Indigenous groups.

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