News

Winnipeg Olympian retiring from competitive swimming

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg’s Chantal Van Landeghem has called it quits from competitive swimming.Van Landeghem announced her retirement on Tuesday after six years with the national swim team. The 23-year-old owns a pair of golds and a silver medal from the 2015 Pan-Am Games, but the highlight of her career came …

News

Russia packs a punch

When Russia launched its military operation in Syria in 2015, the then US President Barack Obama predicted Moscow would get “stuck in a quagmire”. His defence secretary, Ashton Carter, warned that Russia’s approach was “doomed to fail”. Two years on, Russia appears to have proved the doomsayers wrong. On a …

News

Helpless screams

A video showing a man hacking another man to death and setting him alight spread across India’s social networks a week ago, sparking shock and outrage. BBC Hindi’s Dilnawaz Pasha visited Rajasmand, the town where the crime occurred, to find out what motivated it. “We have nothing to say. Everybody …

News

Donald Trump Jr. wants 'leak' probe, as Congress' Russia probes press on

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s eldest son asked a House of Representatives committee on Tuesday to investigate possible leaks of information about his Dec. 6 interview with lawmakers, as congressional probes of Russia and the 2016 election picked up steam ahead of the New Year. FILE PHOTO: Donald Trump …

News

Testing values

International education rankings are going to test a very different type of skill next year. The Pisa tests, which compare teenagers’ ability in reading, maths and science, for the first time are also going to test “global competence”. It’s a significant departure to move from maths puzzles and literacy tests …

News

Fashion contender

Media playback is unsupported on your device With a look of concentration on her face, a worker guides the sheet of denim through the sewing machine, and a pair of jeans starts to take shape. As the needle goes up and down in a blur of movement and rattling noise, …

News

Colombian ex-official sentenced to jail for Odebrecht bribes

BOGOTA (Reuters) – A Colombian judge sentenced a former vice-minister of transport to five years and two months in prison on Tuesday after the ex-official admitted to taking millions of dollars in bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Gabriel Garcia Morales, who served under former President Alvaro Uribe, accepted $6.5 …

News

Missing from Alberta, found in B.C., a ‘Christmas miracle’ dog is heading home

Call it a Christmas miracle.An Alberta dog who had been missing for five months turned up in Langley last month, and is now hitching a ride home for the holidays.Coverage of dogs on Globalnews.ca:Rescue dog found after going missing at Toronto’s Pearson Airport

News

The small jeans firm with a big ambition

With a workforce of just 15 people, the Hiut Denim Company now sells its jeans around the world from its small factory in rural Wales. The company was set up five years ago to make luxury jeans, and return denim-making to a small town that previously made the trousers for …

News

World leaders pledge to invest heavily in low-carbon energy

(With ENV-FRANCE-KUWAIT-SUMMIT) PARIS, Dec 13 (KUNA) — Heads of state and government and senior officials from more than 100 countries gathered at the One Planet Summit on Tuesday to once again, underscore how shifting financial flows towards a low-carbon future could benefit peoples and livelihoods.The gathering which took place on …