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Cabinet minister central to Trudeau ethics inquiry suddenly quits

Cabinet minister central to Trudeau ethics inquiry suddenly quits

It is unusual for Cabinet ministers to resign in Canada, particularly during an election year.

  • by Ian Austen

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Field trip: North magnetic pole is on the move
Russia

Field trip: North magnetic pole is on the move

Since 2015, magnetic north has been moving towards Siberia at more than 48 kilometres a year.

  • by Sarah Kaplan
Beijing furious as Huawei charges revealed on eve of trade talks
China

Beijing furious as Huawei charges revealed on eve of trade talks

The indictment was made public by Wray and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as Chinese Vice Premier Liu He arrived in Washington for tense trade talks.

  • by Kirsty Needham
US, Canadian fighter planes scramble to escort Russian jets
Canada

US, Canadian fighter planes scramble to escort Russian jets

Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers entered an area patrolled by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Canada's Prime Minister fires ambassador to China in Huawei row
Canada

Canada's Prime Minister fires ambassador to China in Huawei row

Ambassador John McCallum's remarks surprised many and fuelled speculation that Canada might be trying to send a signal to China to reduce tensions.

Queensland police tip leads to Canadian child porn arrest
Queensland Police

Queensland police tip leads to Canadian child porn arrest

An elite Australian police task force hunting paedophiles across the globe has led Canadian police to an alleged child pornographer.

  • by Peter Mitchell
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Caught in the crossfire? The mysterious detention of Yang Hengjun
Human rights

Caught in the crossfire? The mysterious detention of Yang Hengjun

The Australian author didn't believe he would have any problems returning to China. But, on January 19, trouble was waiting for him as he landed in Guangzhou.

  • by Fergus Hunter & Kirsty Needham
'Like the movie Frozen': Niagara Falls freezes up
USA

'Like the movie Frozen': Niagara Falls freezes up

People visiting Niagara Falls are sharing pictures of the attraction frozen by the cold temperatures on social media.

Gareth Evans joins other Australians in global push over China's jailing of Canadians
Canada

Gareth Evans joins other Australians in global push over China's jailing of Canadians

In an open letter to Xi Jinping, 140 academics and former diplomats warn China's actions will damage the country's relations with the rest of the world.

  • by Fergus Hunter
'Strange': China lashes Australia over drug death penalty criticism
China

'Strange': China lashes Australia over drug death penalty criticism

China has hit back at Australian criticism of the death sentence handed to a Canadian man for the attempted smuggling of 200 kilograms of methamphetamine.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Saudi teen says she wants to work for freedom for women

Saudi teen says she wants to work for freedom for women

A Saudi teen whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention says she wants to work in support of freedom for women around the world for years to come.