Gunfire heard near home of Burkina Faso’s president hours after army mutiny

Gunfire rang out late Sunday near the home of embattled President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, raising the spectre that a military coup might still be underway after mutinous soldiers seized a military base earlier in the day.Mutinous soldiers are seen in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Sunday. (Sophie Garcia/The Associated Press)Gunfire rang out late Sunday near…Continue Reading

Jacob Panetta cut from hockey team in U.S. for apparent racist gesture at fellow Canadian Jordan Subban

The ECHL swiftly suspended defenceman Jacob Panetta for an apparent racial gesture toward fellow Canadian Jordan Subban of South Carolina Stingrays during Saturday’s game. The Jacksonville Icemen later released Panetta, a 26-year-old from Belleville, Ont.The ECHL has suspended defenceman Jacob Panetta, left, indefinitely after fellow Canadian player Jordan Subban of South Carolina Stingrays accused him…Continue Reading

Why Canada nixed a $222M PPE deal; 1,700 travellers broke mask rules in 2021: CBC’s Marketplace cheat sheet

The federal government is revoking two supply contracts with Supermax Healthcare Canada worth more than $222 million, following allegations the nitrile gloves it manufactured in Malaysia for use by Canadian health-care workers were made with forced labour. (Massimo Pinca/Reuters)Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this…Continue Reading

Desperate owners of poorly built homes in Alberta say industry advocate let them down

Owners of shoddily built homes in Alberta say they are no closer to compensation after turning to an industry advocate who claims he has been overwhelmed by clients seeking repairs.Alberta homeowners Deborah Teichroeb and Adetola Wall, top and bottom left, say they hired John McKale, right, from Home Warranty Advocates but didn’t get the services…Continue Reading

Proposed statue of 17th-century female prodigy raises uncomfortable questions about Italy’s monuments

A movement to honour Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in the world to graduate from university, with a statue in Padua’s Prato della Valle square has sparked a national debate in Italy about historical conservation and gender representation in monuments.Margherita Colonnello, a city councillor in the northern Italian city of Padua, stands beside…Continue Reading

Britain claims Kremlin seeks to ‘install pro-Russian leadership in Ukraine’

Britain on Saturday accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, and said Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with a number of former Ukrainian politicians as part of plans for an invasion. The British foreign ministry declined to provide evidence to back its accusations.Members of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces,…Continue Reading

Norway hosts Taliban for meetings about pending humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

A Taliban delegation has arrived in Norway for talks with the Norwegian government and several allied countries on alleviating a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, as well as for meetings with civil society activists and human rights defenders from the country.Representatives of the Taliban arrive in Gardermoen, Norway, on Saturday for talks on alleviating a humanitarian…Continue Reading

Wind-driven California wildfire above Big Sur forces hundreds to flee area

Firefighters on Saturday were battling a wildfire that broke out in the rugged mountains along Big Sur, forcing hundreds of residents on this precarious stretch of the California coast to evacuate and authorities to shut its main roadway.A wildfire burns along Highway 1 near Big Sur, Calif., on Saturday. (Nic Coury/The Associated Press)Firefighters on Saturday…Continue Reading

COVID-19 hospitalizations dip slightly in Ontario, Quebec, but ICU numbers rise

Both Quebec and Ontario are reporting a drop in COVID-19-related hospitalizations but an uptick in patients requiring intensive care.People wearing face masks are seen in Montreal on Saturday. (Jean-Claude Taliana/Radio-Canada)The latest: Why Omicron shows it’s time to update our COVID-19 vaccines. Public outrage over the unvaccinated is driving a crisis in bioethics. Canada ‘may’ have…Continue Reading

Canada still needs to engage with China despite its human rights record, experts say

Canadians with experience working in China say Ottawa must continue to engage with Beijing despite its ongoing concerns about the country’s human rights record at home — and new evidence of its efforts to coerce dissidents living abroad to return.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese President Xi Jinping listen to opening remarks at a plenary…Continue Reading