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 […]

Sports

New African football role for Fifa head Samoura

Fatma Samoura became Fifa secretary general in 2016Image caption: Football’s international governing body has appointed its secretary general, Fatma Samoura, as a General Delegate for Africa in a bid to improve governance on the continent. Ms Samoura, 56, will take charge for six months from 1 August, with the relationship “renewable” should Fifa and the […]

Football News Sports

Joint statement from FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF)

FIFA and CAF will undertake as soon as possible a full forensic audit of CAF ZURICH, Switzerland, June 21, 2019/ — The President of CAF (http://www.CAFonline.com) Ahmad Ahmad has proposed its Executive Committee gathered in Cairo on 19 June 2019, to seek FIFA’s (http://www.FIFA.com) expertise to assess the current situation in the African governing body […]

Anderson Whitehead, 11, was overwhelmed with emotion after meeting Carey Price on stage at the NHL awards gala in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) comments
Sports

Hockey fan’s teary-eyed feel-good moment with Carey Price recognized at NHL awards

Canadiens goalie comforts sobbing Anderson Whitehead, 11, on stage as he hands him a signed Canadiens jersey. Young Montreal Canadiens fan Anderson Whitehead was reduced to tears when he was reunited Wednesday with goalie Carey Price, on stage in front of thousands during the NHL awards gala in Las Vegas. Before the 11-year-old lost his mother to […]

Football Sports

African football affairs: CAF attack on press freedom

Another attempt to control the news regarding African football affairs ACCRA, Ghana, June 21, 2019/ — In another attempt to control the news regarding African football affairs, the journalist Nazim Bessol, working for Algerian newspaper Botola, has seen his accreditation for the African Cup of Nations revoked. Initially Bessol received a confirmation approval letter with […]

ILE - In this Monday May 14, 2012 file photo, Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias smiles before his statement to the media at the presidential palace in divided Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' president says his predecessor Dimitris Christofias has died. President Nicos Anastasiades said he was informed of Christofias' death on Friday, June 21, 2019, with "deep sorrow." (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
International

Cyprus ex-president Dimitris Christofias has died

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ president says his predecessor Dimitris Christofias has died. He was 72. President Nicos Anastasiades said he was informed of Christofias’ death on Friday with “deep sorrow.” Anastasiades said he and Christofias may have been on divergent political paths, but he did what he thought was best for his country. Conveying his […]

Ghana

U.S. and Ghana complete Fifth Military Medical Readiness Training Exercise

Medical military personnel from Ghana and the United States participated in this three-week exercise KUMASI, Ghana, June 21, 2019/ — In partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa conducted a combined Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDREX) from June 3-20, 2019 at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana.  This marks the fifth iteration of […]

Doug Ford speaks with CTV News Toronto's Michelle Dube on June 5, 2019
Canada

Doug Ford revokes two appointments to posts abroad

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has revoked the appointments of two people to lucrative foreign posts a day after announcing them, following reports that they had ties to his chief of staff. Ford announced four agents-general appointments, which come with salaries between $165,000 and $185,000, shortly after a massive cabinet shuffle Thursday intended as […]