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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)

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)
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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

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

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 […]