Independent candidate for Vancouver-Granville, Jody Wilson-Raybould, listens during an all candidates town hall meeting in Vancouver, on Thursday October 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada News

Jody Wilson-Raybould is Canadian Press newsmaker of the year for 2019

OTTAWA — The SNC-Lavalin affair cost Justin Trudeau two cabinet ministers, his most trusted aide, the top federal public servant and possibly a second majority mandate; and now the woman at the centre of it all — Jody Wilson-Raybould — is the 2019 Newsmaker of the Year. The former justice minister was the runaway choice […]

Canada

‘I am going to miss it:’ Final vehicle to roll off production line at GM Oshawa plant

The final vehicle to be produced at the General Motors plant in Oshawa will roll off the assembly line sometime today, bringing an end to more than a century of automobile manufacturing at the facility. General Motors initially announced the closure of the plant in November 2018 as part of a company-wide restructuring that also […]

Canada News

Multiple fatalities after plane crashes on Gabriola Island off B.C. coast

GABRIOLA ISLAND, B.C. — The BC Coroners Service and police have confirmed multiple fatalities in a plane crash off the east coast of Vancouver Island. Coroners Service spokesman Andy Watson said a small plane crashed on the northwest corner of Gabriola Island around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. “The BC Coroners Service has also been notified […]

World

Suu Kyi in court to refute Myanmar genocide allegations

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses judges of the International Court of Justice for the second day of three days of hearings in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Aung San Suu Kyi will represent Myanmar in a case filed by Gambia at the ICJ, the United Nations’ highest court, accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

African News Ghana Sports

Herbert Mensah, President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union, Joins Africa Sports Ventures Group Board of Directors

He currently serves as an Executive Committee Member of Rugby Africa where he heads up the Finance and Sponsorship Committee ACCRA, Ghana, December 11, 2019/ — December 11th 2019: Accomplished Ghanaian Business Man and former Pro Rugby Player Herbert Mensah has joined the Africa Sports Ventures Group Board of Directors bringing years of experience in […]

African News

Côte d’Ivoire: World-Renowned Photojournalist Reza Trains Returned Migrants, Journalists in Photography

This training is the first of a series that will be organized by International Organization for Migration (IOM) across West Africa in 2020 ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, December 11, 2019/ — “Photography is a universal language which can help express feelings and convey emotions without using words,” said Reza Deghati, the internationally acclaimed news photographer, who […]

Health & Wellness World

Despite significant increase in birth registration, a quarter of the world’s children remain ‘invisible’ – UNICEF

UNICEF works on Birth Registration in Liberia in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the generous funding of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency MONROVIA, Liberia, December 11, 2019/ — The number of children whose births are officially registered has increased significantly worldwide, yet 166 million children under-five, or 1 in 4, remain unregistered, […]