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No matter how the ruling goes today in the case of Meng Wanzhou, it will have an impact on the fraught relationship between Canada and China.

5/27/2020 3:00:00 AM

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Ottawa has unveiled several financial assistance programs for seemingly every size of oil and gas company. Here is a closer look at what they are and how they've been received.

5/27/2020 3:00:00 AM

Home Launch

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was set to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday from Florida on a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.

5/27/2020 6:29:42 AM

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies, one day after Twitter Inc. for the first time added a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact-check the president's claims.

5/27/2020 8:06:24 AM


No longer an unrivalled global superpower, it’s unclear the U.S. can still influence the course of events in Hong Kong. But President Donald Trump promises an announcement soon. And analysts say the U.S. still has tools at its disposal.

5/27/2020 3:00:00 AM

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Canada's vibrant and busy events industry has been shut down because of COVID-19. Convention centres, caterers, event planners, keynote speakers and others have seen their business grind to a halt.

5/27/2020 3:00:00 AM

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People with chronic health conditions and the elderly are especially vulnerable to high heat and humidity — and to COVID-19. That leaves long-term care homes facing a doubly challenging situation: how to deal with the heat while preventing further spread of the virus.

5/26/2020 6:24:37 PM


The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering from severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

5/27/2020 6:53:48 AM

APTOPIX Minneapolis Police Death

Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander's video provoked widespread outrage with footage that showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

5/26/2020 11:51:48 AM

Military exposes disturbing conditions in Ontario's pandemic-struck nursing homes

Cockroaches, rotten food, improper feeding of patients. These are just a few of the disturbing details emerging from a military report into five long-term care facilities in Ontario that were hit hard by coronavirus outbreaks. Today on Front Burner, CBC News correspondent David Common, who has investigated long-term care facilities since before the pandemic hit, walks us through the report.

5/26/2020 11:00:00 PM

Virus Outbreak France

Not long ago, people with full-blown symptoms couldn’t get tested for COVID-19 in some provinces unless they were extremely ill. Now, even those provinces are starting to test people with no symptoms at all. Why the change? What do they hope to find out? And is there a downside? Here’s a closer look.

5/26/2020 5:22:04 PM

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New Democrats have joined forces with the governing Liberals to waive normal House of Commons proceedings for another four months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5/26/2020 7:37:37 PM


Police in Hong Kong fired pepper pellets and made 300 arrests as thousands of people took to the streets on Wednesday to voice anger over national security legislation proposed by China that has raised international alarm over freedoms in the city.

5/27/2020 2:42:38 AM