Canada

Bombardier sells regional jet business to Japanese firm Mitsubishi

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. announced Tuesday a deal to sell its regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for US$550 million. Bombardier chief executive Alain Bellemare said the agreement represents the completion of the transformation of the company’s aerospace business. “With our aerospace transformation now behind us, we have a clear path forward and […]

In this photo provided by NASA, Expedition 59 astronaut David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is helped out of the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft just minutes after he, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. McClain, Saint-Jacques, and Kononenko are returning after 204 days in space where they served as members of the Expedition 58 and 59 crews onboard the International Space Station. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
Canada

Astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth, sets Canadian space record

LONGUEUIL, Que. — David Saint-Jacques returned to Earth on Monday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. The native of Saint-Lambert, Que., has set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a Canadian at 204 days. The Canadian astronaut was joined by NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko […]

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) eyes the ball while playing against the Golden State Warriors during second half NBA championship basketball finals action in Toronto on Thursday, May 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
NBA Sports

Raptors’ Pascal Siakam named NBA’s most improved player

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam has won the NBA’s most improved player award. Siakam, who helped the Raptors win their first NBA championship this month, beat out D’Angelo Russell of the Brooklyn Nets and De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings for the honour at the NBA Awards show Monday night. He […]

A SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The Falcon rocket has a payload military and scientific research satellites. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
World

SpaceX launches heaviest rocket yet, carrying 24 satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but the first ordered by the military. The Defence […]

African News World

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)
Uncategorized

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 […]