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Leaked conversation about Ukraine fans U.S.-Russian tensions

Ukraine's protest standoff came dangerously close to becoming a direct confrontation between Russia and the United States on Thursday as shockingly unguarded words from Washington and Moscow officials reached public ears, either voluntarily or otherwise.<p>A recording of a phone conversation between …

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Unarmed Cossacks use racial profiling to identify Sochi threats

When Ivan Bykhanov stands on guard in his lamb's wool hat outside the main Sochi train station, he sees himself as part of a centuries-old continuum, a member of the warrior Cossack people defending the Russian Empire from its enemies.<p>The 50-year-old is blunt about who he thinks those enemies are: …

Own the Podium is a recipe for failure

A decade ago, various national sport organizations including the Canadian Olympic Committee met to develop a plan that would become known as "Own the Podium" – with the bold goal of helping Canada achieve medal dominance at future Olympic Games. In 2010, Canada earned a record-setting 14 gold …

Russia says Ukraine may spin out of control, chides EU | News Home | Reuters

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia told European governments on Tuesday to stop meddling in Ukraine’s political crisis and said events could be spinning out of control in Kiev after violence that left vehicles burning in the streets.<p>Demonstrators beat on a burnt vehicle as pro-European integration …

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Ukraine protesters defy police, leaders reject talks with president | News Home | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian protesters stood their ground on Wednesday after an overnight sweep by riot police and their leaders dismissed an offer of talks from a president they say must quit for favoring ties with Russia over the European Union.<p>Pro-European integration protestors build new …

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Canada to phase out home mail delivery to cut big losses | News Home | Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s postal service will phase out urban home delivery within five years and hike the cost of postage stamps to try to stem soaring losses, the post office said on Wednesday.<p>A Canada Post employee delivers mail in Ottawa December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Wattie<p>Canada Post, …

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Himalayan 'yeti' could be hybrid of two bear species, Oxford geneticist says

While sightings of an apelike creature wandering the Himalayas have been a source of fascination for decades, few believed that the yeti would turn …

Why Margaret Atwood's latest cause is the $50 bill

Fun fact: In 2011, the only women from Canadian history ever to make it onto the country's banknotes were replaced by an icebreaker.<p>The Famous Five, who were involved in having women recognized as persons under the Constitution of 1867 (along with Thérèse Casgrain, Canada's first female political …

Are kids with irregular bedtimes more likely to develop behaviour issues? Yes, suggests U.K. study

Parents who don't give their toddlers a regular bedtime may have unruly kids down the road.<p>A study of 10,000 British children has found that those with erratic bedtimes in their preschool years were more likely at age seven to have behavioural difficulties – including hyperactivity, conduct …

Ottawa worried transit line will debilitate flagship research lab

The federal government is worried a light rail transit line being built in Ottawa will cripple a premier scientific observatory and jeopardize a national monitoring network used to track the weather in space, documents show.<p>Natural Resources Canada's geomagnetic research laboratory is planted in a …

Larry Klayman Tells Obama 'To Put The Quran Down' At Veterans Rally

At a veteran-led rally that hit the World War II Memorial, the National Mall and the White House on Sunday, one tea party rallier had choice words for President Barack Obama, blaming him for the government shutdown and calling on him to step down.<p>Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, a conservative …

Canadian chocolate makers to pay $23.2-million in price-fixing lawsuit

Here's a bit of sweet news for some chocolate lovers.<p>Four of the largest chocolate producers in Canada have agreed to pay more than $23-million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging price-fixing and price maintenance in the Canadian market.<p>The defendants – Cadbury Adams Canada Inc., Hershey …