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In commuting Chelsea Manning, Obama's last acts of mercy a display of 'absolute' power video
None of the more than 230 convicted felons to have received pardons or commuted sentences from U.S. President Barack Obama will lose their newfound clemency.
CBC IN MEXICO Attack on prosecutor investigating nightclub shooting further erodes Cancun's reputation for safety video
A violent attack in Cancun, Mexico, has further undermined the area's reputation as a peaceful idyll amid the turbulence of Mexico's drug war.
CBC IN IRAN Iranians size up Trump with cautious curiosity
A short drive from Tehran's imposing "Down with the U.S.A." mural, a small bookstore is doing a brisk business selling books by Donald Trump. As Nahlah Ayed reports, some Iranians eager to learn more about the president-elect are having to start with his get-rich books.
World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for 3rd year in row
From unprecedented highs in India to ice melt in the Arctic, the heat is creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming.
Gambians, tourists flee country as president clings to power and troops line the borders
After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faces the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clings to power.
South Korean court denies request to arrest Samsung Group chief
A South Korean court on Thursday denied a special prosecutor clearance to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
Trump's EPA pick Scott Pruitt now says global warming not a hoax
Three nominees for Donald Trump's cabinet faced tough questions during confirmation hearings on Wednesday.
IMF's Lagarde echoes Biden's call for international cooperation in Davos speech
Outgoing U.S. vice-president Joe Biden called on the international community to defend the "liberal" world order against those who seek isolationism and to "build walls" — a veiled reference of the Trump administration that will succeed him in the White House in less than 48 hours.
Trump administration will press Canada, Mexico to reopen NAFTA video
The man U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has tapped to reshape the country's trade policy will soon send a letter to Canadian and Mexican officials urging them to reopen NAFTA talks, according to a report.
Virginia executes man who killed House of Freaks singer and his family
Virginia has executed a man convicted of killing two young girls and their parents, one of whom was a during a New Year's Day home invasion more than 11 years ago.
Thousands in India protest ban on bull-taming
Thousands of people were camping on a beach in southern India on Wednesday to demand that a ban be lifted on the traditional sport of bull-taming.
CBC IN RUSSIA 'We are relaxed because we are winning again': Russia welcomes an unconventional Trump
Russia waits cautiously to see if the compliments U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has ushered its way will bear fruit, but Vladimir Putin's foes warn the Russian president could out-manipulate Trump, the CBC's Susan Ormiston writes from Moscow.
Trump the 'first step' toward identity politics: Richard Spencer video
Alt-right leader Richard Spencer says Trump is not "the answer" but is the "first step" toward identity politics.
George H.W. Bush hospitalized for pneumonia
Former U.S. president George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.
Obama defends granting clemency to Chelsea Manning video
U.S. President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off Chelsea Manning's prison term, saying at his final White House news conference that the former army intelligence analyst had served a "tough prison sentence" already for leaking documents.
Analysis Trump gives himself starring role as a job creator, but critics call it a stretch
President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet but, according to his version of events he’s already been busy creating lots of jobs, particularly in the auto sector. Critics say many of these announcements had nothing to do with Trump.
Trump won't evict press corps, says he doesn't like tweeting
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump plans to select the media representatives who are given access to the presidential press briefing room, but will not move the room out of the White House, he said in interview with Fox News broadcast on Wednesday.
Attack in northern Mali kills 50, more than 100 injured, military says
A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing 50 people and wounding more than 100 people including dozens of soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region, the military says.
Four earthquakes rattle central Italy, no deaths reported
Three earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year.
ISIS driven out of eastern Mosul, area now under government control
Elite Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State fighters from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding officer said on Wednesday, bringing almost all of the city's eastern half under government control.
Edward Snowden's Russian permit extended 'a couple of years'
Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.
Israeli Arab, policeman killed in clashes over demolitions
An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel over a court-ordered operation to demolish illegally built homes, police said, while local residents accused the police of using excessive force against demonstrators.
Is Mexico getting more dangerous for Canadian tourists?
The deaths of five people, including a Canadian man, in Monday's nightclub shooting in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, are tragic — but that doesn't mean there's an increased threat against tourists in the popular resort area, according to security specialists.
Australia defends suspending 'unprecedented' search for MH370 jet
Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt.
Inauguration sets tone for presidency — but doesn't always go as planned video
Nixon had dead pigeons, Jackson had a drunken mob. It's anyone's guess what to expect at Trump's inauguration.
At least 52 dead after Nigerian jet bombs refugee camp in error
A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, killing dozens of people.
Orlando police say man accused of killing officer in custody video
Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been captured.
Mom who took daughters across U.S. over 30 years ago charged with abduction
Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.
Orlando nightclub gunman's wife knew about attack beforehand, court hears
The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to face charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49 people dead.
Analysis Top-down solutions from Davos elite out of step with populist anger: Don Pittis
Voters seem to think it's time to stop counting on the rich, famous and powerful to tell us what to do. But the populist backlash against elites is no substitute for working out solutions from the ground up.
Malaysia Airlines plane search suspended after nearly 3 years
After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane.
Turkey says Istanbul club shooting suspect confesses, attacked for ISIS video
A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub was caught in a police operation and later confessed during interrogation, authorities in Turkey said early Tuesday.
Martin Luther King III meets with Trump on holiday commemorating his father
Martin Luther King's daughter said on Monday that "God can triumph over Trump," but the slain civil rights leader's son struck a conciliatory tone after meeting with the president-elect on the U.S. holiday that honours their father.
GM, Hyundai said to be announcing U.S. auto plant investment
General Motors will announce a $1 billion US investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday, while Hyundai's president said from South Korea their company will up its investment in U.S. over the next five years.
Kirk Wilson, Canadian working security, among 5 dead after Mexico club shooting video
A Canadian is dead after a shooting and stampede at a nightclub in a Playa del Carmen, Mexico, which left five dead and several injured.
Trump calls Brexit 'great,' slams Germany's migrant policy
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump says the U.K. was "so smart" for deciding to leave the European Union, and he believes other countries will follow Britain's lead.