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U.S. domestic violence hotline sees rise in immigration-linked calls | The Star

NEW YORK—The nation’s most prominent domestic violence hotline reports a sharp increase in calls from abuse victims struggling with issues related to …

Which universities best prepare students for employment?

We asked 17,000 students across the country whether their university education is preparing them for the working world. The top schools may surprise …

Liberals set to table marijuana legislation, but key details need to be resolved

The federal government will table a bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday that is expected to tightly control the ability of producers to market their products to the public, federal sources said.<p>But key issues such as how to deal with drug-impaired driving have yet to be fully …

It could be legal to carry up to 30 grams of marijuana under bill to be tabled Thursday

When marijuana becomes a legal recreational drug in Canada, the Liberal government wants Canadians to be able to hold up to 30 grams without fear of …

Massive review of federal science funding reveals risks to younger researchers

Science funding: Making sense of where the dollars go<p>Ottawa spends over $10 billion annually on science and technology. More than half is directed outside of the federal government towards researchers and labs across Canada. Along the way, those research dollars pass through an intricate and …

Brazil's land war between Indigenous people and farmers: 'We just need to be home'

Disputes over Brazil's farmland are growing increasingly violent, pitting farmers against the original residents of the area, Stephanie Nolen reports. Photos by Aaron Vincent Elkaim<p>Munir Chami and Genito Gomes have a considerable amount in common. They're Brazilians who grew up in the countryside, …

EU court says employers can ban Muslim headscarf at workplace

PARIS – The European Court of Justice issued a non-binding ruling Tuesday that employers can prohibit the Muslim headscarf in the workplace, setting …

Colombians desperately search for their children in town where flood killed 254 | The Star

MOCOA, COLOMBIA—Jose Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night a fierce rain unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and …

In photos: Scores injured, killed in explosion on St. Petersburg, Russia, subway

Chechnya police arrest 100 suspected gay men, three killed: report

A respected Russian newspaper says it has uncovered information that police in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya have rounded up more than 100 men suspected of homosexuality and that at least three have been killed.<p>The Saturday report in Novaya Gazeta said it had confirmed the information …

Blind woman says lack of help renewing passport highlights need for better access

An Ontario woman says the federal government is letting down residents with disabilities by forbidding staff at Passport Canada from helping applicants fill out their forms.<p>Rebecca Blaevoet of Windsor, Ont., says she learned of the policy last month when she went to have her passport …

London terrorist attack renews security fears across Europe

Britain is on edge after a terrorist attack left at least four people dead outside the Houses of Parliament and raised renewed fears about security in Europe.<p>Police officers, both heavily armed and unarmed, were deployed across London on Wednesday night to protect residents and tourists, hours …

Scenes from the attack on U.K. Parliament in London (warning: graphic images)

British police shot a suspected attacker outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday after an officer was stabbed in what police said was a "terrorist" incident. One woman has died and others have "catastrophic" injuries following a suspected terror attack outside the British …

Canadian defence spending among lowest in NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he expects members to increase military spending<p>OTTAWA – The head of NATO threw down the gauntlet …

Military Spending

Death of Russia's UN ambassador to undergo further study

Vitaly Churkin fell ill at his office at Russia’s U.N. mission and died at a hospital<p>NEW YORK – The cause and manner of death of Russia’s ambassador …

Russia