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New Zealand court rules Megaupload founder can be extradited to U.S.

A New Zealand court threw out an appeal on Monday by German entrepreneur and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom against his extradition to the United States to face racketeering and criminal copyright charges.<p>The Auckland High Court upheld a decision by a lower court in 2015 that Dotcom was eligible to …

Law

Connor Brown and Auston Matthews power Maple Leafs past Hurricanes

Connor Brown scored twice, Auston Matthews had a highlight-reel goal on a backhander as he was twirling down to the ice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Sunday night.<p>Jake Gardiner added a goal and two assists, James van Riemsdyk had two assists and Curtis McElhinney …

NHL

Conservative leadership candidates reject Michael Chong’s carbon tax proposal

Federal Conservative leadership candidate Michael Chong was in the rhetorical hot seat Sunday, defending his proposal for a carbon tax from skeptical rivals vying to take the party into the 2019 election.<p>The opposing viewpoints prompted pointed jabs during the second of two debates held in the …

Canada

CCTV footage appears to show deadly assault on North Korean leader's half-brother

CCTV footage purportedly showing the deadly assault in Malaysia on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by a woman, who is believed to have wiped a fast-acting poison on his face, was released by Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV on Monday.<p>Kim Jong-nam died last Monday a short time after …

Korean Peninsula

‘Crunch time’ for Ottawa Senators begins with loss against Winnipeg Jets

What a difference a year makes … in sports, as well as that other thing everyone is talking about.<p>One year ago, during the hockey apocalypse, no Canadian team was able even to make the playoffs for the trophy Lord Stanley said should go to the championship team of the Dominion.<p>Today, there is even …

NHL

Washington prepares to bring North Koreans to U.S. for talks: report

Preparations are under way to bring senior North Korean officials to the United States for talks with former U.S. officials, the first such meeting in more than five years, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.<p>The talks would be the clearest indication yet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …

North Korea

Dustin Johnson wins world No. 1 ranking at the Genesis Open

Dustin Johnson has gone to No. 1 on Earth with a world-class performance at Riviera.<p>Johnson birdied his last three holes of the third round Sunday morning for a five-shot lead, stretched it to nine shots and coasted home to an even-par 71 and a five-shot victory in the Genesis Open.<p>Johnson became …

Golf

Senators lose Hoffman, Wingels and Stone to injury in loss to Jets

Ottawa coach Guy Boucher labelled his team’s injury situation as a disaster.<p>The Senators failed to close in on Montreal for first place in the Atlantic Division after falling 3-2 to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.<p>Ottawa, which is already without forward Bobby Ryan because of an injured finger, also …

NHL

Trump vows to reboot immigration policy with new order

Donald Trump is set to issue a new edict clamping down on immigrants and refugees in a bid to put back on track a signature policy that drew mass protests and was eventually derailed by the courts.<p>The exact wording of the order is unclear, but its aim will be to circumvent a Seattle court decision …

Donald Trump

Trump vows to reboot immigration policy with new order

Donald Trump is set to issue a new edict clamping down on immigrants and refugees in a bid to put back on track a signature policy that drew mass protests and was eventually derailed by the courts.<p>The exact wording of the order is unclear, but its aim will be to circumvent a Seattle court decision …

Fearing ‘rough ride,’ scientists stage show of defiance against Trump

Thousands of scientists and their supporters flooded into Boston’s Copley Square on Sunday in a show of defiance against a President they fear will exclude science from federal policy making and hobble U.S. research with funding cuts.<p>At an event organizers described as a momentum builder for a …

Science

Toronto Blue Jays focused on health with spring training underway

No major-league player has logged more games at third base over the past four years than Josh Donaldson.<p>The Toronto Blue Jays star plays the game with a reckless abandon, willingly hurtling his body into the grandstands if he has a chance to make a catch on a pop foul, and making daring headlong …

Baseball

Influx of refugees fleeing U.S. is putting Ottawa to the test

Blue baby shoes are dropped and a woman’s red scarf is ripped away by the wind as nearly two dozen refugees struggle forward under heavy loads and on tired feet. Minutes later, they will walk into Canada unsupervised, joining hundreds of African migrants who have fled north from the United States …

Refugees

B.C. Liberals’ pile of surplus cash masks serious deficit in services

On Monday, B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong will make his regular pilgrimage to the Olde Towne Shoe Repair shop in Victoria, where he will pick up his resoled budget shoes. He’ll have another merry exchange with cobbler Mike Waterman, who runs a lean, no-frills operation featuring a non-electric …

Finance

How they’re fixing Province House, in four steps

In 1864, Canada’s journey to nationhood began in a stately building that’s now in serious disrepair – and while PEI owns Province House, Ottawa’s on the hook to fix it. <b>Chris Hannay</b> explains what the costly and complicated reno work involves<p>On Sept. 1, 1864, as Islanders tell it, some Central …

Canada

Asian markets subdued amid U.S. holiday, eyes on Unilever

Asian share markets got off to a subdued start on Monday as political uncertainty kept the mood cautious, while the U.S. dollar softened a touch ahead of a busy week for Federal Reserve speakers.<p>Turnover was light with U.S. markets closed for the Presidents Day holiday. MSCI’s broadest index of …

Marine Le Pen

Canada’s Sam Edney races to luge World Cup bronze in Pyeongchang

Sam Edney raced into the Canadian luge history books on Sunday.<p>The 32-year-old from Calgary, who took last season off to nurse some nagging injuries, announced his return with a bronze medal at a luge World Cup, becoming the first Canadian male to reach the podium on a track outside of Canada.<p>“I …

Rio Olympics

At moguls World Cup, Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury reins supreme

Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury continues to rule the World Cup moguls circuit.<p>The 24-year-old from Deux-Montagnes, Que., captured his second freestyle World Cup gold medal of the weekend on Sunday, edging Benjamin Cavet of France to claim the dual moguls event.<p>Kingsbury won the singles moguls event on …

Soccer

Michael Chong's pro-carbon-tax stance could make for a rocky Tory leadership bid

Michael Chong sometimes seems like he’s running for the Conservative Party leadership in the hardest possible way.<p>Last week, while most Conservative MPs were struggling with Liberal motion M-103 on condemning Islamophobia, Mr. Chong supported it, saying that after January’s shooting at a Quebec …

Climate Change

No longer bombing, Canadian planes identifying Islamic State targets in Syria

Canadian military aircraft are once again over the skies of Syria, helping to identify targets in the fight against the Islamic State months after the Liberals pulled fighter jets from the mission.<p>It has been one year since Canadian CF-18 fighter jets flew their last mission over Syria after the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic elevates Manchester United over Blackburn

Manchester United turned to Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come to the FA Cup holders’ rescue and eliminate second-tier Blackburn in the FA Cup on Sunday.<p>The duo came off the bench with around 30 minutes remaining at Ewood Park and combined to complete United’s comeback. Ibrahimovic ran onto …

Soccer

Benoît Cheyrou adds value to TFC — and not only on game day

Think of a European player at Toronto FC. Now think of swerving free kicks, long-range rockets and deft touches that leave defenders gasping for air before the goalkeeper picks the ball out of the net.<p>Sebastian Giovinco, right?<p>Try veteran French midfielder Benoît Cheyrou, whose gilt-edged resume …

Soccer

Remembering Knar Yemenidjian, survivor of the Armenian genocide

She was one of Canada’s last living links to an atrocity that occurred more than 100 years ago. Although Knar Yemenidjian, who died on Jan. 19, reached the age of 107, her childhood was marred by unfathomable violence that nearly ended her life.<p>“We’re all grieving with the family,” Armen Yeganian, …

Armenian Genocide

How to be a rebel, but not a troublemaker, at work

Carmen Medina spent 32 years at the CIA as an analyst and self-described organizational heretic. Speaking after retirement to a Providence, R.I., audience, her reference to being an organizational heretic stirred local leadership consultant Lois Kelly to share concerns about the many other rebels …

Why a mortgage that leaves room for retirement saving is a must-have

The cost of owning a house and starting a family just might be the lost opportunity to get a good head start on saving for retirement.<p>With the March 1 deadline for contributions to registered retirement savings plans just ahead, it’s a good time to look at how to balance life’s biggest financial …

Retirement

Invanhoe resumes South African mine construction after court decision

A South African judge has overturned a court injunction at a huge Canadian-owned platinum project, saying that any delay to the project would cause “significant prejudice” to the company and the local community.<p>The judge reversed an earlier court order, issued last November, that had halted the …

South Africa

Exit polls see leftist Moreno ahead in nail-biter Ecuador presidency vote

Ecuadorean exit polls put ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno clearly ahead in Sunday’s presidential election, although it was unclear whether he had enough votes to avoid an April runoff against conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso.<p>Moreno, a disabled former vice president, needs 40 percent of …

Elections

Emera pursues clean-energy exports despite Trump’s pro-coal stance

Emera Inc. is proceeding with its strategy to export low-carbon energy to the United States, even as President Donald Trump stands poised to roll back Obama administration climate-change policies.<p>Despite a change in direction in Washington, there is a strong business case for Canadian clean power …

Renewable Energy

Two Tory MPs call on Ottawa to stop illegal Canada-U.S. border crossings

Two Conservative MPs are calling on the federal government to act to stop the flow of people illegally crossing the United States border into Canada.<p>Michelle Rempel and Tony Clement have tweeted that illegal crossings are unsafe and place a burden on local law enforcement.<p>Rempel’s comment is in …

Immigration

Letting Bombardier ‘crash and burn’ would be a disaster for Canada

Condemnation was harsh and predictable when Ottawa wrote a big cheque this month to aircraft maker Bombardier Inc.<p>Critics derided the $372.5-million interest-free loan as another case of the federal government pandering to Quebec, and worse, handing a gift to two unworthy wealthy families who …

Canada