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Chinese view Canadian naval spy charges with amusement, skepticism

The arrest of an Ontario man accused of attempting to pass along to China classified Canadian shipbuilding techniques has left some in China struggling to wrap their heads around the case.<p>Qing Quentin Huang, from Waterdown, Ont., was charged with attempting "to communicate to a foreign entity …

Interim CEO Chen takes the reins at BlackBerry

The John Chen era got under way at BlackBerry Ltd. Wednesday, with the smartphone company's new executive chairman and interim CEO saying in an open letter that the company is "not dwelling on the past" as it attempts to fix its business.<p>The former Sybase Inc. CEO said on a company blog addressed …

How income inequality hurts every Canadian's chance of building a better life

The WealthParadoxA Video Explainer<p>Play Video<p>Every generation expects to achieve more than the one that came before it and for many years, those expectations came true. But a disquieting trend has emerged over the past two decades, as the gap between the richest Canadians and the rest has grown, …

Better off renting? The new economics for young adults

Can a single young adult afford a condo in Toronto? Let's see how the numbers shake out.<p>Costs to buy<p>Condo cost<p>$350,000<p>5% downpayment<p>$17,500<p>Costs to own<p>Monthly mortgage payment*<p>$1,724<p>Estimated monthly condo fee<p>$350<p>Estimated monthly property tax amount<p>$200<p>Basic monthly home ownership …

Rob Ford Alleged Crack Video: Chronology Of Controversies Involving Toronto's Mayor

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been embroiled in a series of controversies since before he was elected to the city's top job in October 2010. …

Shutdown shows the Civil War never ended

The battle lines are still drawn<p>One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865. Unfortunately, it has not ended yet. What was achieved back then was an armistice, similar to the situation between the two Koreas.<p>As the current logjam in the U.S. Congress makes …

Apfelkind cafe owner wins trademark battle with Apple

It is only a small cafe in the centre of a small German city, but its owner has succeeded where the Beatles failed and won a legal standoff with the US computer giant Apple.<p>Apfelkind (Apple Child) is a cafe in Bonn where parents can sip lattes while children play with toys or listen to …

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In pictures: Here's what two-bedroom condos are selling for across Canada

What does a two-bedroom condo look like - and sell for - in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto? We visit four, ranging from $275,000 to $2.6-million

Choosing start-ups over school

A 22-year-old University of Waterloo dropout created a company worth millions. And he’s not alone.<p>Last year, Hongwei Liu, 22, dropped out of school. …

Aliens among us: New book about cats explains our feline friends

Even after 10,000 years of sharing space with humans, cats remain a mystery. Dogs make their feelings obvious, but cat owners (what a misnomer!) can never be sure what cats are thinking.<p>In his wide-ranging new book, <i>Cat Sense,</i> English anthrozoologist John Bradshaw calls on all his scientific …

More trouble for #BlackBerry? The smartphone maker has been named in a class action lawsuit by investors who claim they've been misled. Full details here: http://ow.ly/pwFyZ

'This isn’t some damn game': Boehner lashes out at Obama as GOP pushes to reopen parts of government

Republican speaker John Boehner lashed out at Democrats Friday after a White House source told a journalist Democrats were “winning” the government …

Siri, who is Siri? The voice behind Apple’s assistant finally revealed

If you have ever asked Siri, Apple's virtural voice assistant, who she really is – indeed, an existential question worthy of Philip K. Dick – you may now have your answer.<p>In an interview with CNN, Susan Bennett claims to be the voice that keeps your life organized. In real life, she sounds more …