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Ambassador who testified against Trump is 'as radical as oatmeal,' says former diplomat

The diplomat who testified in the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday is a "patriot" and "straight shooter," says a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

U.K. MP calls for crackdown on human trafficking after 39 bodies found in truck

The discovery of 39 bodies in the back of a truck near London proves that modern international migration agreements don't do enough to deter human trafficking, says Conservative U.K. MP Andrew Mitchell.

Should you feed bread to ducks? 'It's better than nothing,' says animal rescuer

Let them eat bread. After a sign pops up in the British town of Buxton proclaiming that you can feed bread to ducks, the internet erupts in shock. But Wendy Hermon from the U.K. rescue organization Swan Support says she wants to give that sign-maker a hug.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Oct. 23, 2019

Conservative Lisa Raitt loses seat but says party is 'on the rise' under Andrew Scheer

After 11 years of service, Conservative MP Lisa Raitt has lost her seat. But the Conservatives increased their overall seat count, which Raitt says shows Andrew Scheer has the ability to lead the party to victory in the next election.

Green Party's 1st MP outside B.C. says flooding made climate change 'top issue' in her N.B. riding

New Brunswick's Jenica Atwin made history Monday night when she became the first Green Party of Canada candidate to be elected outside of British Columbia. 

Trudeau's victory has turned this Alberta Conservative into a 'reluctant separatist'

Former Conservative MP Jay Hill says the federal election results convinced him that it's time for Alberta and Saskatchewan to separate from Canada.

Remnants of Queen Elizabeth I's sole surviving dress discovered in a rural church

For centuries, a rural church in England housed a lost Tudor treasure without anyone even knowing it.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Oct. 22, 2019

'They're innocent in all of this': Bring home children of ISIS fighters, aid group says

Save The Children is calling on Canada and other countries to bring home the children of alleged ISIS fighters before the Turkish military action in Syria makes it impossible.

How a Slate journalist found Mitt Romney's secret 'Pierre Delecto' Twitter account

Slate writer Ashley Feinberg explains how she figured out that a Twitter account by the name of Pierre Delecto belonged to U.S. Senator Mitt Romney.

Grandson of Holocaust survivor bears witness as former Nazi guard goes on trial

In Germany, 93-year-old Bruno Dey is on trial for being an accessory to the murders of more than 5,000 people — because when he was 17, he was a guard at a Nazi concentration camp.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Oct. 21, 2019

This ant travels 108 times its body length each second by 'galloping' on hot sand

Saharan silver ants are "in a way, faster than humans and even horses," says a scientist who recorded their top speeds in the scorching Tunisian desert.

How musician Tom Wilson discovered his Indigenous identity

Hamilton, Ont., musician Tom Wilson's new memoir charts his lifelong quest to discover his true identity — and how it finally led him, in his mid-fifties, to a Mohawk reserve in Quebec.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Oct. 18, 2019

NDP candidate Tracey Ramsey on green jobs, Jagmeet Singh and the party's 'surge' in the polls

The more Canadians get to know NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, the more they love him, says the NDP's Tracey Ramsey.

'I'm not going to reconsider': Toronto's top librarian refuses to bar speaker critical of transgender rights

Toronto's public library is standing by its decision to permit a third-party event featuring a writer and activist who argues against transgender rights, despite mounting opposition from authors, politicians and the city's mayor.

After Nigerian painting fetches $1.8M, artist's son says: 'I hope it's coming back to Lagos'

A painting that sold for $1.8 million at Sotheby's on Tuesday was created to celebrate black beauty and promote peace in post-war Nigeria, says the artist's son. 

Discovery of family in Dutch farmhouse 'shocking for the whole community': local reporter

A small Dutch community is reeling after a family of seven was found living in complete isolation in a secret room inside a farmhouse for at least nine years, unbeknownst to neighbours. 

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Oct. 17, 2019

Canadian men's soccer coach says win over U.S. promises bright future

Canadian men's soccer coach John Herdman says his team's win over the U.S. not only ended a 34-year winless streak against the Americans — it ushered in a bright future for the sport in Canada.

Massive tulip scam uncovered in Dutch flower markets, says growers' association

Millions of dollars worth of old tulip bulbs are being sold to tourists at the famous Amsterdam floating flower market, with almost none of them flowering.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Oct. 16, 2019

Kurdish politician slain in Syria wanted to unite the country in peace, says friend

Hevrin Khalaf was "a peaceful woman" who wanted to end the crisis in Syria through dialogue, says her friend and colleague.