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Kidnapping charges pending after 5 naked people arrested south of Edmonton

RCMP say charges are pending for kidnapping and resisting arrest in connection with a two-vehicle crash in Nisku on Monday.<p>Investigators said a man, …

“I didn’t get paid for it”—Zara workers put desperate messages in garments

“I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it,” reads a label inside a Zara garment.<p><b>It was written by Turkish workers who say they were not paid for their labor when creating products for the brand</b>. These factory workers were employed by a Bravo Tekstil complex in Istanbul, …

Clothing

Republican lawmaker Betty Price lambasted for pondering ‘quarantine’ of HIV patients

Georgia Rep. Betty Price has come under fire after she asked a state health official whether it might be possible to quarantine people with HIV to …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Motor Mouth: The inconvenient truth about banning gas engines

France and England have banned internal combustion engines. Oh, the consequences are still a long way off — ink still fresh, the decrees won’t take …

Electric Vehicles

Christie Blatchford: Unfashionable as it is to say, Trump spoke the ugly truth in his refreshing UN speech

Unfashionable and hazardous as it is to say this, I’m with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neetanyahu, who tweeted on Tuesday after U.S. President …

Surprise! Child poverty in Canada comes from divorce, not capitalism

Two things stood out in Statistics Canada’s release of census income data last week. The first is that 2005–15 was better for the growth of median …

Demographics

After eight months of isolation, a Mars research crew emerges from their dome

HONOLULU — Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged from …

Officials say it's unclear whether an acid attack on 4 American tourists in France was terror-related

PARIS (AP) — The Marseille prosecutor's office says four young female U.S. tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille's main train station by a woman who has been arrested.<p>PARIS (AP) — The spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor's office says the suspect who attacked four American women …

Acid Attack

NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh selective when protecting freedom of speech

I didn’t know whether to laugh at the sheer gall of would-be federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh or to cry at how easily the oppression handwringers …

‘Let’s give him a chance’: Andrew Scheer prepares for uphill battle against Teflon Trudeau

WINNIPEG — Andrew Scheer has an uphill battle ahead of him. But that’s what he’s used to. The 38-year-old Conservative Party leader is preparing to …

Trudeau’s sad legacy: Billions in energy infrastructure spending, scuttled on his watch

The Northern Gateway pipeline ($7.9 billion), the Pacific Northwest LNG project ($36 billion), and now likely the Energy East pipeline ($15.7 …

Canada

Geoffrey Clarfield: The United Nations is losing staggering sums to corruption, mismanagement and bad decision-making

Let me take you on a short UN safari around the world, beginning and ending in Washington, D.C., to see just how effectively the United Nations …

Tim Allen says being a conservative in Hollywood is like living in 1930's Germany

Tim Allen says that living in Hollywood right now is akin to Nazi Germany.<p>The comedian made the claim while appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."<p>"You gotta be real careful around here," Allen noted. "You get beat up if you don't believe what everybody else believes. This is like '30s Germany."<p>Allen, …

Jimmy Kimmel

Interim Tory Leader Rona Ambrose calls for Senator Don Meredith to resign

The interim leader of the Conservative Party didn't mince words about Senator Don Meredith and his sexual relationship with a teenager.<p>"I just think …

Canada

Tories uncover fraudulent members after O’Leary warns of vote-rigging

The federal Conservative party removed more than 1,300 people from its membership rolls Friday following a review triggered by leadership hopeful Kevin O'Leary's accusation that one of his rivals has been engaging in widespread fraud and vote-rigging.<p>The party's announcement capped a day in which …

This Kenyan Startup Uses Mobile Phones To Build Credit For Farmers

If you want to help the world’s poorest, help them to farm. So says Bill Gates, and it makes sense. More than three-quarters of the poorest live in rural areas and most are smallholder farmers working less than two acres. They often lack the seeds, machinery, livestock, and finance they need to …

Bill Gates

Disney to give backpay to park workers charged for their costumes

Disney can't charge the actors who dress up as characters for their costumes -- at least not if it pushes their hourly pay below minimum wage.<p>That's according to the Department of Labor, which is forcing Disney to pay 16,339 Florida workers a total of $3.8 million in back wages, according to a …

Walt Disney Company

Canada isn’t immune and change in middle-class fortunes would alter political landscape: Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper was the guest of honour at the B’nai Brith fundraising dinner in Calgary Thursday evening, delivering a speech that addressed subjects …