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Trump not the first president to be 'soft' on Russia, says political scientist

Donald Trump has met with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, days after 12 Russian military intelligence officers were indicted on accusations of hacking Democrats. But the attitude towards Russia could undergo a stark change by the next election, one analyst says.

Missing the soccer? Try this — the Tiramisu World Cup

It's a dessert that Italy's had a love affair with and translates to "Pick me up." CBC reporter Megan Williams takes on the hard job of judging the first ever, world Tiramisu competition.

The Current for July 16, 2018

From whether Vladimir Putin is playing Donald Trump's hand in today's Helsinki summit; to Canadians protective over their national identity as China plans to open 1,500 Tim Hortons restaurants; to Italy's first-ever Tiramisu World Cup ... This is The Current, with guest host Ioanna Roumeliotis.

Will more police on the streets be enough to curb wave of gun crime in Toronto?

An extra 200 police officers will deployed overnight on Toronto streets, in the hopes of stopping a recent spate of deadly shootings. But advocates and experts warn the problem won't be solved just by putting boots on the ground.

How cities are finding solutions to combat scorching heat waves

There's never been such an urgency for cities to adapt to the extreme heat that experts say will continue. Here are some ideas cities are implementing to keep cool in summers to come.

Mic Drop: Here's why The Current is giving a voice to Canadian youth

The Current is passing the mic to Canadian youth on Fridays throughout the summer. Listening could spark a conversation with a young person in your life.

The Current for July 13, 2018

From solutions to gun violence in Toronto beyond more police officers on the streets; to what Canadian cities can do to adapt to increasing extreme heat waves; to another installment of the CBC podcast, Mic Drop, made by teens for teens ... This is the Current with Ioanna Roumeliotis.

A vote for Doug Ford was a vote against reconciliation, says Indigenous activist

The folding of the Indigenous Relations portfolio into another department in Doug Ford's new administration has alarmed First Nations advocates, who argue it shows reconciliation is not a priority for the new premier.

Facing Race: Montreal

Our guest host Duncan McCue chairs a discussion in Montreal, exploring what Quebec's special status means for the pursuit of racial equity? We also examine racial disparities in employment, and speak to people who say their lives are impacted by racial bias.

The Current for July 12, 2018

From educators and activists alarmed over the Ontario government cancelling an update to Indigenous content in the classroom; to highlights from our town hall in Montreal examining race in Canada - one of three in our series, Facing Race ... This is The Current.

Thai boys' recovery could be put at risk by media spotlight, says author who worked with Chilean miners

The soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand have a long recovery ahead of them, but there may be lessons to learn from the case of the Chilean miners, who were tapped underground for 69 days in 2010.

Greyhound bus cancellations: Should affordable transportation be considered an essential service?

Greyhound bus service in much of Western Canada is about to become history. With many rural communities relying on transportation to access health care, some argue the government needs to subsidize this service.

Meet Mega Traun, the Canadian veteran who went from a roadside bomb to gold at the Invictus Games

Mike Trauner suffered life-changing injuries when a roadside bomb exploded during his deployment in Afghanistan. After being trapped at home for months on end, the Invictus Games gave him a new goal in life.

The Current for July 11, 2018

From the cancellation of Greyhound bus routes leaving Western Canada stranded; to how the 2010 Chilean miners' rescue can offer lessons on how to help the Thai boys recently saved; to Mike Trauner, a.k.a. Mega Traun, who won gold in last fall's Invictus Games ... This is The Current.

U.K. will have a 'gun to its head' over Brexit resignations, says politics professor

The resignations of senior U.K. politicians show divisions over how Theresa May's government wants to approach Brexit, and the EU could use that to strengthen its negotiating hand, says a politics professor in Britain.

High stakes, high emotions: Why crying in sports can hurt the game

There's a time and place to cry in sports and it's not in the middle of the game, says a sports psychologist behind a study that found tears are accepted on the field, with caveats.

'We could all be dying': Grassy Narrows, Ont., youth suffer mercury poisoning consequences

The mercury-contaminated waters still have deadly consequences today — even for teens who weren't born when it happened half a century ago.

The Current for July 10, 2018

From how resignations over Brexit will affect Britain's trade relations; to research that shows public tolerance of male athletes crying in sports comes with caveats; to how youth in Grassy Narrows are coping with the effects of mercury poisoning ... This is The Current with Duncan McCue.

Facebook marks Nunavut Day with Inuktut translation tool in Canada

Some Indigenous people are praising Facebook's new Inuktut translation tool as a way to promote and maintain Indigenous languages but argue more needs to be done to fill the language gap for essential services.

Why Canaan, a Haitian city without a government, is at a crossroads

Canaan is a unique settlement in Haiti, built by displaced survivors of the 2010 earthquake with little government oversight. But with a population of 250,000, the city is at risk of becoming just "another slum" unless the government gets involved, argues one expert.

Journalist describes 'eerily silent' scene as first of boys rescued from Thai cave

As rescue efforts continue, we speak to a journalist at the scene in Thailand about how the young soccer team is holding up.

'Human crisis': Ai Weiwei's documentary showcases plight of refugees

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has turned his lens on the massive scale of the global refugee crisis in a powerful documentary, Human Flow. He says this crisis is not limited to refugees and represents the human condition.

The Current for July 9, 2018

From an update on the status of the Thailand cave rescue operation; to a new Facebook Inuktitut translation tool marking Nunavut Day; to an uncertain future in an ungoverned city in Haiti; to Ai Weiwei's powerful documentary on the migrant crisis ... This is The Current with Duncan McCue.

'God doesn't make wine. God makes vinegar': Backlash against natural wine is a corker

The natural wine movement means there's no filtering or fining of the wine and no chemicals are added in the process. It's a method some wine lovers won't buy into.

Why these thrill-seekers are reluctant to geotag the stunning sites they find

Is social media — and the pursuit of the perfect Instagram picture — changing how we interact with nature? And what are the effects on the environment?

Mic Drop: Here's why The Current is giving a voice to Canadian youth

The Current is passing the mic to Canadian youth on Fridays throughout the summer. Listening could spark a conversation with a young person in your life.

Mic Drop: Here's why The Current is giving a voice to Canadian youth

The Current is passing the mic to Canadian youth on Fridays throughout the summer. Listening could spark a conversation with a young person in your life.