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Putin says U.S. gripped by 'spymania'


Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, during his end-of-year news conference, that the United States was in the grip of a fabricated "spymania" whipped up by President Donald Trump's opponents, but that he believes battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day.

  •  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:35:33 EST

3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape


Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons vehemently denied what he called "these horrific accusations," saying in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that "all of my relations have been consensual."

  •  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:57:11 EST

Bitcoin boom seen as survival, not speculation, in Venezuela


As Venezuela's national currency loses value at a catastrophic rate, thousands have begun turning to the world of cryptocurrency to salvage what little value remains from their increasingly worthless bolivars.

  •  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:00:51 EST

Canadian arms makers get OK to sell to Ukraine


The Trudeau government approves adding Ukraine to the list of countries where Canadian defence contractors can export weapons. While the decision has brought applause from Ukraine, the move is bound to further erode relations with Russia.

  •  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:47:55 EST


  • Canada's DiPietro hoping big-game experience leads to world juniors

      Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST

    Memorial Cup champion Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Snnpitfires believes he has the compete level to earn one of 22 spots on Canada's world junior hockey roster, preferably as its starter for the Dec. 26 tournament opener against Finland.

  • It's the 30th anniversary of Canada's Miracle on Ice

      Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:12:47 EST

    Thirty years after helping Canada topple the mighty Soviet Union on its own ice, Sean Burke and Dave Kings still have fond memories of their monumental — though largely overlooked — upset at the 1987 Izvestia tournament.