Canadian academic Hassan Diab goes to trial next year in French terrorism case

France’s case against Ottawa academic Hassan Diab in connection with a bombing outside a Paris synagogue 40 years ago will go to trial in 2023 — more than five years after he was set free due to a lack of evidence.French authorities have not yet requested Hassan Diab’s extradition to France to stand trial in person.…Continue Reading

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler dead at 73

French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73.French fashion designer Thierry Mugler is pictured during the presentation of his exhibition Couturissime at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, on Feb. 26, 2019. Mugler died Sunday at the age…Continue Reading

Florida man charged in Canada-U.S. human-smuggling scheme at Manitoba border to appear in court

A Florida man is set to appear in U.S. court today, charged with sneaking migrants across the Canada-U.S. border in a perilous human-smuggling scheme that cost the lives of four people, including an infant.Steve Shand is accused of human smuggling after seven people were picked up just south of the U.S. border on Wednesday. Four…Continue Reading

NATO sends more ships, jets to eastern Europe as Russia builds up troops near Ukraine

Tensions soared Monday between Russia and the West, with NATO outlining a series of potential troop and ship deployments and Ireland warning that upcoming Russian war games off its coast would not be welcome while concerns abound that Moscow is planning to invade Ukraine.A Ukrainian soldier watches through spyglass in a dugout on the front…Continue Reading

There are now two Canadians in the Australian Open quarter-finals

Some 24 hours after Denis Shapovalov reached his first Australian Open men’s singles quarter-final, his friend and countryman Felix Auger-Aliassime joined him in the final eight.Felix Auger-Aliassime celebrates a victory over Marin Cilic in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday. The Montreal native will play the No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev on…Continue Reading

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