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China presses Canada over illicit marijuana imports

China presses Canada over illicit marijuana imports

OTTAWA — Chinese officials have been quietly grilling Canada about illicit marijuana flowing to their country, prompting Ottawa to agree to work with them on the problem, an internal federal memo reveals. The previously unknown issue arose during talks between the two countries on curbing the clandestine importation of opioids […]

RCMP say three boys dead in Manitoba after being struck by vehicle

RCMP say three boys dead in Manitoba after being struck by vehicle

NELSON HOUSE, Man. — Police say three boys have died after they were struck by a vehicle in a northern Manitoba community. RCMP say a 13-year-old and two 11-year-olds were on Provincial Road 620, two kilometres north of Nelson House on Saturday night when they were hit by a vehicle […]

Thousands attend vigil for Toronto van attack victims

Thousands attend vigil for Toronto van attack victims

TORONTO — The site of a deadly van attack was transformed into a place of mourning Sunday evening, as the streets of north Toronto echoed with thousands of people singing O Canada at a vigil for the victims. Religious leaders of multiple faiths led the speakers‘ list at the event, […]

Governor‘s call: Why the Cowboys were thrilled Dorance Armstrong fell to them

Governor‘s call: Why the Cowboys were thrilled Dorance Armstrong fell to them

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys to stay put on Friday. The organization contemplated moving back into Round 3 for a pass rusher they coveted, but Abbott felt they shouldn’t pull the trigger. Jones thanked . The player the Cowboys wanted – Kansas pass rusher […]

NFL Draft in Arlington (not Dallas) sets TV viewing record

NFL Draft in Arlington (not Dallas) sets TV viewing record

Arlington may not have been mentioned much on telecasts of the NFL Draft, with announcers frequently saying they were in “Dallas.” But the draft held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington the past week brought record viewing to the city. The NFL announced that this year’s was the highest-rated and most-watched […]

The Need for NAFTA

The Need for NAFTA

Finally, some good news for the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. CNBC is reporting that a framework for a renewed and improved NAFTA may be coming in the weeks ahead. It may be now or never for modernizing and extending this trade treaty. Although NAFTA needs repair, […]

Comedian's Vulgar Riff Gives a 'Blue' Cast to Annual Correspondents' Dinner

Comedian's Vulgar Riff Gives a 'Blue' Cast to Annual Correspondents' Dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump isn’t comfortable being the target of jokes, comedian Michelle Wolf has given him and others plenty of reasons to squirm. “It’s 2018 and I’m a woman, so you cannot shut me up, unless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000,” she cracked at […]

Briton to be first female director of a Star Trek film

Briton to be first female director of a Star Trek film

Paramount Pictures announced it was planning a fourth film starring Chris Hemsworth at the CinemaCon film convention in Las Vegas but did not give away much else. But according to Variety, Clarkson, who has worked on everything from EastEnders and Casualty to Dexter, Life on Mars and Ugly Betty, will […]

Avengers: Infinity War breaks global record

Avengers: Infinity War breaks global record

The figure, estimated by Disney, is despite the fact Marvel Studios‘ superhero movie is yet to open in China, the world‘s second-largest film market. It made $250m (£181.5m) in ticket sales during its opening weekend in the US, narrowly beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the highest opening weekend […]

Legal funder Vannin eyes £1bn float

Legal funder Vannin eyes £1bn float

Sky News has learnt that Vannin Capital, which was set up in 2010, is working with Evercore, the advisory firm, on its plans to float on the London Stock Exchange later this year. ‎Sources said this weekend that the company was close to hiring Barclays and Jefferies to lead an […]