Pope says Catholic Church could bless same-sex marriages
Pope Francis has suggested in a letter to five conservative cardinals that there could be ways to bless same-sex unions within Catholicism and suggests that such blessings could be studied if they are not confused with sacramental marriage.
McCarthy ousted as U.S House Speaker
Republican Kevin McCarthy has been ousted as the Speaker of the House of Representatives in an extraordinary showdown. Those who voted him out include Democrats and members of his own party.
Ukraine put on brave face despite U.S aid cuts
EU foreign ministers convened in Kyiv for their first-ever meeting outside the bloc on Monday, broadcasting their support after a pro-Russian candidate won an election in Slovakia and the U.S. Congress left Ukraine war aid out of its rec...
Trump 'combative' during first day of fraud NYC trial
Happening before the cameras, the world saw a combative Trump at a civil fraud trial in New York. The state's attorney general is accusing him of inflating the value of his assets by billions of dollars to secure massive loans.
NFL feeling the Taylor Swift 'bump'
The NFL is getting an economic boost from an unlikely source: Taylor Swift. TV ratings and ticket and merchandise sales are all up after the pop star showed up to two Kansas City Chiefs games to cheer on Travis Kelce, whom she’s reported...
Nobel prize to scientists who laid groundwork for COVID vaccines
The scientists who provided the foundational research that lead to mRNA vaccines — the first vaccines against COVID-19 — have won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Speaker McCarthy risked his job to avoid shutdown
Moderate U.S. Republicans and Democrats approved a spending deal just hours before a U.S. government shutdown deadline on Saturday. The bill, presented by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, has further infuriated hardline Republicans already ...
More than 100,000 flee Nagorno-Karabakh region
A United Nations spokesperson says the UN is sending a humanitarian team to Nagorno-Karabakh this weekend as more than 100,000 refugees have now arrived in Armenia from neighbouring Nagorno-Karabakh. It comes after Azerbaijan retook cont...
U.S. braces for government shutdown amid impasse
An impending U.S. government shutdown now seems to be a foregone conclusion unless a last-minute deal can be reached between hold-out far-right Republicans and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
UN mission to visit Nagorno-Karabakh after military offensive
Ethnic Armenians fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh — 90,000 of them and counting — just keep coming. They mourn the lives they left behind, traumatized by the conflict they're fleeing in the contested region that is internationally recognized as ...
Witness to Tupac Shakur's killing indicted for murder
A Nevada grand jury indicted Duane (Keefe D) Davis in the fatal drive-by shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996. Davis, who was a witness to the Las Vegas shooting, was arrested 27 years after the hip-hop icon was killed.
Dramatic flash flooding hits New York City
The New York City area is under a state of emergency after the remnants of tropical storm Ophelia dumped 15 centimetres of rain, flooding roads and subway tunnels.
Fury as teen cuts down world-famous tree
A 16-year-old has been arrested after one of the world's most photographed trees, at Sycamore Gap along Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, wascut down. Police say the 200-year-old tree, known as Robin Hood's Tree, was 'deliberately felled.'
Armenian separatists to dissolve government
Officials in the self-declared breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh say it will cease to exist come January after the Azerbaijani military seized control and tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians fled. Officials from Azerbaijan insist th...
'No evidence' to support Biden impeachment, witnesses say
As an impeachment inquiry begins in the U.S. House of Representatives, witnesses called by Republican members have so far said there is no evidence to support impeaching President Joe Biden, but they say the inquiry should go on. The Dem...
Uncertain future for ethnic Armenians fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh
Those leaving Nagorno-Karabakh take the only winding road connecting to Armenia, taking whatever they can strap to their cars, but with little idea of what will happen when they arrive.
Iraq mourns victims of deadly wedding fire
Three days of mourning have been declared in Iraq, after a fire at a wedding killed more than 100 people and injured 150 others. Authorities say at least nine people have been arrested.
Mass-exodus from contested Armenian territory
Roughly 30,000 ethnic Armenians who live in Nagorno-Karabakh have already decided to flee their homeland with many more potentially to follow. It appears many in the population of about 120,000 see leaving the long-disputed region in Aze...
Canada parliament speaker steps down after honouring Nazi
Canada's House Speaker has resigned after inviting a former Ukrainian soldier who fought in a Nazi division during the Second World War to Parliament. Dozens of members of that unit were allowed to settle in Canada — a decision that has ...
Striking Hollywood writers reach tentative deal with studios
The Writers Guild of America and Hollywood studios reached a tentative agreement Sunday to end a historic screenwriters strike that has lasted nearly five months. No details have been made public, but the major issues were residuals in t...
Thousands flee Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia
Thousands of ethnic Armenians are fleeing a long-disputed region in Azerbaijan, fearing what Armenia says is persecution and ethnic cleansing. Armenian officials say 200 people have been killed so far in fighting that ended in a ceasefire.
Zelenskyy addresses Canadian Parliament
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the Parliament, thanking Canadians for their unwavering support since Russia invaded — and asking for Canada to stick with Ukraine until it wins.
NASA spacecraft brings asteroid sample back to earth
A space capsule that grabbed rare fragments from the asteroid Bennu was successfully dropped back to Earth. Scientists think the asteroid could contain clues about how life on Earth formed.
Rising Canada-India tensions worry some in Punjab
India's Sikh-majority Punjab state is feeling the fallout from Canada's bombshell allegations over the government of India's involvement in the death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Zelenskyy urges world to 'stick with Ukraine'
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Parliament in Ottawa, Canada thanking the country for their unwavering support since Russia invaded — and asking for the world to stick with Ukraine until it wins.
Texas town declares state of emergency over migrant surge
An escalating migrant crisis is playing out on the U.S. southern border. The Texas town of Eagle Pass has declared a state of emergency after it was overwhelmed by thousands of people who illegally crossed over from Mexico.
Taiwan prepares for a possible Chinese invasion
Taiwan appears to be strengthening its defences in the face of a looming threat of invasion by China — volunteer defenders training to back up the army, the military extending mandatory service and receiving $1 billion in new weapons fro...
Canada has intelligence linking India to killing
The government of Canada has intelligence that includes communications between Indian officials — and diplomats — about the killing of Sikh separatist and Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar, say Canadian government officials.
India suspends visa services in Canada
Canadians hoping to travel to India are being hit hard by India's sudden decision to suspend visa services. The Indian government says it's due to security concerns at visa offices in Canada.
Biden welcomes Zelenskyy in second wartime visit
President Joe Biden underlined U.S. support for Ukraine's fight against Russia as the country's president visited Washington for the second time since Russia invaded. But Volodymyr Zelenskyy does have some critics among Republicans, whom...