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Commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the Women, Youth, Peace and Security Working Group in West Africa and the Sahel

The Working Group intends to take the opportunity of its 10 years of existence to assess then discuss its achievements and needs in order to take necessary measures for the years to comeDAKAR, Senegal, — The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in partnership with the UN WOMEN Office for West […]

Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, CHP, waves to supporters at a celebratory rally in Istanbul, late Sunday, June 23, 2019. Tens of thousands of people attended an election night celebration after a repeated vote in Istanbul made Imamoglu the mayor-elect of Turkey's largest city. (Onur Gunay/Imamoglu Media team via AP)
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Landmark Istanbul loss a blow to Turkey’s Erdogan

ISTANBUL – The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party had on leading Turkey’s largest city. “Thank you, Istanbul,” Ekrem Imamoglu, 49, said to the tens of thousands of people who gathered to […]

Canada's Doneil Henry (15) and Cuba's Luis Paradela (23) chase the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Golf Cup soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
African News Sports World

Cavallini, David scores 3 goals, Canada defeats Cuba 7-0

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Coach John Herdman couldn’t be happier about the state of Canadian soccer. “Our Canadian football system is starting to produce players,” Herdman said. “That’s exciting, seeing those youngsters coming through.” Canada got three goals each from 19-year-old Jonathan David and Lucas Cavallini, and breezed to a 7-0 win over Cuba on Sunday […]

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques is seen on a live monitor from the International Space Station during a video conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General Julie Payette and a group of students at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques set to return after more than six months in space

LONGUEUIL, Que. – David Saint-Jacques is set to return to Earth on Monday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. The Canadian astronaut will join NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko aboard a Soyuz capsule that’s expected to land just before 11 p.m. ET. Saint-Jacques’ mission began ahead of […]

Nick Nurse smiles after being named the new basketball head coach of the Senior Men's National Team of Canada in Toronto on Monday, June 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Sports

Nick Nurse named new coach of Canada’s men’s basketball team

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is the new coach of Canada’s men’s basketball team. Canada Basketball announced the hiring on Monday, less than two weeks after Nurse guided the Raptors to their first NBA championship. Canada Basketball says Nurse’s contract runs through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Penticton, B.C., native Gordie Herbert, one of three […]

Football Sports

Row over Cameroon players’ reactions

Ajara Nchout (right) was upset that her goal was disallowed Image caption: Cameroon were knocked out of the Women’s World Cup after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of England which was marked by Cameroon protests after two VAR decisions went against them. Goals from Steph Houghton, Ellen White and Alex Greenwood sent England through […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by U.S. President Donald Trump as he arrives to the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada International

Trudeau welcoming Raptors, but Trump uncertain for White House visit

WASHINGTON — While plans are underway for the Toronto Raptors to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a White House visit for the NBA champions is uncertain. Asked by a reporter after a meeting with Trudeau if he’ll extend an invitation to the first NBA championship team from outside the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Dewan Hernandez speaks with the media during the second day of the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago on May 17, 2019. The Toronto Raptors selected centre Dewan Hernandez from the University of Miami with the 59th pick in Thursday's NBA draft. The 6-foot-11 Hernandez sat out this season because of his dealings with an agent. Facing additional punishment next season, the junior from Miami turned pro instead. The NCAA said Hernandez agreed to receive monthly payments from the agent and accepted other benefits. Hernandez sat out the first 19 games of the season while awaiting the Jan. 28 ruling. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Nam Y. Huh
NBA Sports

Toronto Raptors happy to grab Dewan Hernandez with second-last pick of draft

TORONTO — Having barely taken a breath after winning his first NBA championship last week, Toronto Raptors general manager Bobby Webster was back to work scouting players ahead of Thursday’s draft. “We asked Golden State (Warriors) how do you do this five years in a row,” he quipped. Throughout the Raptors’ championship run, Webster and […]