U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of messenger app WeChat, in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing. The executive orders, which go into effect in 45 days, come after the Trump administration saidRead More →

International Development Minister Karina Gould says Canadian aid to respond to the devastating explosion in Beirut will be funnelled to “trusted” humanitarian organizations and not be directed to the Lebanese government. The federal government announced Wednesday that it was contributing up to $5 million in humanitarian aid to Lebanon, including $1.5Read More →

Three and half years after a mentally ill man was pepper-sprayed, shackled and found lifeless on the floor of an Ontario jail cell, a new investigation into his death has reached the same conclusion as the first: No one will be held criminally responsible. Ontario Provincial Police have chosen notRead More →

The federal government’s COVID-19 exposure notification app is facing criticism for its download requirements, which restrict some Canadians from accessing and using the app. The free “COVID Alert” app, which became available on Friday, is designed to track the location of phones relative to each other, without collecting personal dataRead More →

The latest: UN food agency warns of refugee exodus due to COVID-19 in Latin America. Berlin protesters rally against coronavirus restrictions. NHL season, paused due to virus, to go ahead in altered playoff format. Japan’s traditional kabuki theatre resumes performances after 5-month break. Trudeau announces EI-like benefit for gig, contract workers after CERB ends.Read More →

Documents from lawyers for Canada’s attorney general say a series of witnesses will prove Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou lied to HSBC bank about the company’s relationship with Skycom in Iran. The documents released Friday are the government’s arguments to be used during a hearing next April and they say there’s enoughRead More →