German consul arrested in Brazil over husband’s death

Brazilian police officers escort Uwe Herbert Hahn, German consul in Rio de Janeiro, following his judgment for the alleged murder of his husband, on August 7.REUTERS TV/Reuters A German diplomat in Rio de Janeiro, Uwe Herbert Hahn, was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the death of his Belgian husband, police said. Hahn said … Read more

Alex Jones may have song in court, but perjury charge would be unusual

Alex Jones attempts to answer questions about his emails during trial at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin on Aug. 3.Briana Sanchez/The Associated Press Revelations that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones may have lied on the stand in a defamation lawsuit by parents of a child slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting made for … Read more

Talking about money is the last taboo amid rising costs of living

Matthew Riley with his sons Kendryk, left, 4, and Koltyn, 6, in Abbotsford, BC, on July 26.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail Extracurricular activities were off the table for Matthew Riley and his three young boys this summer, save for a free swim pass to the local pool. The sharply rising costs of daily life amid … Read more

OneSoccer alleges Rogers acting anti-competitively by refusing to carry the streaming service on cable

Oscar Lopez, CEO of Mediapro Canada, on the broadcast set at OneSoccer Studios in Mississauga, Ont. on Nov. 10, 2021.JP MOCZULSKI/The Globe and Mail OneSoccer, the upstart Canadian streaming service that broadcast the men’s national soccer team’s triumphant run to FIFA World Cup qualification, has complained to the federal broadcast regulator that Rogers Communications Inc. … Read more

Mall of America reopens following shooting and lockdown

Shoppers were finally allowed to leave the Mall of America after a lockdown of several hours in Bloomington, Minn., on Aug. 4.Richard Tsong-Taatarii/The Associated Press The Mall of America reopened Friday as police search for two people involved in a shooting inside the suburban Minneapolis shopping complex that sent some shoppers running for cover. Bloomington … Read more

Mélanie Joly invites committee to study whether Ottawa knew of Russian threat to Ukrainian embassy staff

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks at a news conference as she meets with her counterparts from the Baltic region in Quebec City on June 2.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said she would welcome an investigation into whether Ottawa knew before Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine that locally hired staff at … Read more

Montreal police kill man suspected in three random fatal shootings

A 26-year-old man is dead after being shot by police in the parking lot of a motel in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough early on Aug. 4.Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press Two days of fear and bloodshed in Montreal ended with an early-morning police shooting on Thursday, after officers stormed into a suburban motel room and killed the … Read more

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she didn’t know Kyiv embassy staff faced threat from Russia

The Canadian Embassy building in Kyiv on Jan. 25.ANTON SKYBA/The Globe and Mail Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she and her department were unaware of intelligence reports delivered weeks before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in which diplomats in Kyiv were told Ukrainians who worked for the Canadian embassy there were likely on lists … Read more

Alberta ups ante in mandate fight with Athabasca University, threatens funding cut

The Alberta government has upped the ante in its fight with Athabasca University, directing the online-oriented school to get busy making sure more staff work in the small northern town or risk losing millions of dollars in funding. “The university must end its pursuit of the near-virtual strategy and must deliver a new strategic plan … Read more

Soaring inflation in Ukraine deepens economic toll of Russia’s invasion

A clerk sells fruit in Bessarabska Square in central Kyiv. The market closed when the war started on Feb. 24, but reopened in April.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail The war in Ukraine has driven up prices in Canada and around the world. But spare a thought for people in Ukraine, where inflation is closing in … Read more