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Denmark, already a clean energy leader, plans to build artificial island for wind farms

Denmark has set ambitious targets in its part to fight climate change — and it plans on building one or more artificial islands that will store power from offshore wind farms.

Scotland should be independent from 'reckless and careless' British government, says MP

Scottish MP Hannah Bardell says voters have sent Prime Minister Boris Johnson a clear message: Scotland has the right to choose its own future.

Century-old photos from P.E.I. debunk famous study on how foxes were tamed, says scientist

It was old photos at the International Fox Museum and Hall of Fame on Prince Edward Island that first led researchers to question a famous study on the domestication of foxes.

Accusations of 'secret slush fund' for kids' tuition led to Scheer's downfall, says Conservative insider

What led to Andrew Scheer's decision to step away from the leadership of the Conservative Party leadership? MP Michael Barrett and strategist Kory Teneycke have opposing views on the matter.

Only 10% of Pope's charitable fund goes to the needy: Wall Street Journal

A new Wall Street Journal investigation found that only 10 per cent of the more than 50 million euros ($72 million Cdn) given annually goes to those in need.

Man whose wife died in childbirth applauds bill to hold military accountable for medical malpractice

Lt. Rebekah Daniel bled to death in childbirth at the naval hospital where she worked. Walter Daniel’s attempts to sue took him all the way to the Supreme Court.

Oilsands assignment prompts Alberta school to cancel dance after parent threatens teacher

The superintendent of an Alberta elementary school is standing by his teachers and staff after parents' angry reactions to a lesson about the oilsands.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

How a Minnesota man brought Roxette to the U.S. with a single CD

Dean Cushman explains how he helped Roxette break into America in the late '80s. He heard their music when he was a U.S. foreign exchange student in Sweden, brought their CD home and pestered the local radio station until they played it.

Olivia Newton-John on her cancer diagnosis, cannabis and selling that iconic Grease outfit

Olivia Newton-John, 70, is putting her outfit from Grease, along with 200 other items from her long career and personal life, under the hammer at Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles in November.

Grandfather of teen who died of overdose in B.C. still looking for answers

Darrel Crimeni is still looking for answers about what happened the night his 14-year-old grandson Carson died after a suspected overdose in Langley, B.C., last summer.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Journalist who covered Srebrenica massacre 'astounded' Peter Handke received Nobel Prize

Peter Maass says he's astounded that the Swedish Academy would award the Nobel Literature Prize to Peter Handke, who has denied atrocities by the Serbs during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Michael Kovrig's release requires same level of diplomacy he practised in China, boss says

It's been one year today since Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig was detained in China. And his boss, Robert Malley, says he's in awe of his colleague's resilience and humour behind bars.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Chris Howden, writer at CBC's As It Happens, joins Carol Off as show's new co-host

Chris Howden, head writer at As It Happens for the last decade, is the CBC Radio show's new co-host.

Milwaukee Bucks' official ASL interpreter hopes to make sign language the norm in sports

Brice Christianson says it was "nerve-wracking" the first time he stood beside the Milwaukee Bucks' head coach to sign a postgame press conference. 

The new co-host of As It Happens can't wait to hang out with you in your homes, cars and earbuds

When Chris Howden grew up listening to CBC Radio's As It Happens, he never imagined he'd one day be in the host's chair. 

Ontario is using a new law to retroactively dismiss lawsuits it lost: lawyer

A class action lawyer suing the Ontario government over alleged mistreatment of several vulnerable groups says a new law the province is using retroactively to try to shut down those cases is unprecedented and unfair.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Dec. 9, 2019

3,000 sexual assaults reported in Uber rides last year the 'tip of the iceberg,' says lawyer

Companies like Uber and Lyft could easily prevent sexual assaults if they wanted to, says lawyer Mike Bomberger.

After Indian police kill rape suspects, lawyer calls public celebrations 'abhorrent'

Lawyer and women's rights activist Prabhsahay Kaur speaks with As It Happens host Carol Off about the case that has sparked massive protests in India.

A Canadian went to Mexico to investigate her father's disappearance. Here's what she found

Brooke Mullins was frustrated by what she calls a failure by Mexican and Canadian authorities to properly investigate her father's disappearance — so she decided to do it herself.

Doctor condemns Australia for restricting medical evacuations for refugees detained offshore

An Australian doctor who spent nearly a year working on the detention island Nauru says it's "hard to fathom" why lawmakers would repeal a law that allowed doctors to send refugees to the country for medical treatment. 

1st woman to stage an opera at the 'rigid' Vienna State Opera is shaking things up

Olga Neuwirth is the first woman to stage an opera at the Vienna State Opera. It's a take on Virginia Woolf's playful novel, Orlando, which is about gender fluidity and trans identity.