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Brexit was always going to be a challenge, but it’s hard to imagine how Prime Minister Theresa May can recover now from the biggest blow so far: the resignation of Dominic Raab, her chief negotiator and the minister responsible for Brexit.

11/15/2018 3:45:35 AM

Rape victim in Brockville sexsomnia case

Seven years after she was raped by a stranger, an Ottawa-area woman is still seeking closure and waiting in trepidation for what justice could mete out.

11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM

Patrick Brown

A new book released by former PC leader Patrick Brown raises allegations of spying by members of his former party and sexual misconduct against a current cabinet minister. He describes the night he was forced to resign as 'The Night of Knives.'

11/14/2018 3:31:23 PM


Canada has been experimenting with a new method for spending tens of millions of dollars worth of foreign aid: handing cash directly to people in poverty-stricken or war-torn countries, according to two senior officials with Global Affairs Canada.

11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM

Cobalt samples

Phone and electric car makers are bracing for a global shortage of the minerals used to make their batteries. That shortage has led prospectors back to 100-year-old silver mines in northern Ontario. Cobalt, Ont., is hoping to cash in.

11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM


Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor is recommending the death penalty for five people charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

11/15/2018 5:51:48 AM

Avenatti Arrest

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels who skyrocketed to fame as a chief critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, has been released from police custody following his arrest on a felony domestic violence charge in Los Angeles.

11/14/2018 6:24:33 PM

Parade - Sammy Davis Jr.

Leonard Cohen's first-ever TV performance, a 14-year-old Shania Twain and Sammy Davis Jr.'s own TV special are some of the landmark moments unearthed in CBC's From the Vaults.

11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM

peter mackay

Two former top Tory cabinet ministers said Wednesday they simply didn't know so many child killers had been transferred to Indigenous healing lodges to serve out their sentences — even though some of those transferred happened on their watch while in government.

11/14/2018 6:43:20 PM

St. Michael's College School

Toronto police say they're investigating an alleged sexual assault involving students at a Catholic boys' private school, where, according to school officials, some pupils have already been expelled.

11/14/2018 6:18:18 PM

Ruth Coppinger

Women’s rights campaigners in Ireland and beyond are outraged and organizing protests after a man was acquitted of raping a 17-year-old in a trial where the defence lawyer used the woman’s laced thong underwear as evidence.

11/14/2018 3:50:51 PM

APTOPIX Central America Migrant Caravan

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border.

11/14/2018 10:56:04 PM

Air pollution

Climate and health will once again be jeopardized by coal combustion, at a time when cheap, emission-free alternatives exist.

11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM

polar bear walking on melting ice

Government officials must do a better job of controlling the polar bear population along the west coast of Hudson Bay, according to residents left scared and angered by a pair of recent and deadly attacks.

11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM


The head of one of the country's largest oilsands producers says Canada's oil price woes are reaching an "emergency situation," and on Wednesday saw his company's call for production cuts echoed by a competitor.

11/14/2018 7:04:27 PM