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Tracing Nelson Mandela's footsteps 100 years after his birth

QUNU, South Africa (AP) — July 18 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013. Travelers who want to make a trip to South Africa to honor his legacy might sta...

Canada van victims include grandmother, avid volunteer

TORONTO (AP) — An 80-year-old grandmother who loved Toronto sports teams nearly as much as her own family and a "brilliant" young woman who volunteered to build houses in the Dominican Republic were a...

Toronto van attack suspect may have felt anger against women

TORONTO (AP) — A chilling Facebook message posted before a van plowed onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk has raised the possibility the suspect in the attack nursed grudges against women and it is bringi...

Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

TORONTO (AP) — A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian au...

Canada police say driver that hit pedestrians in custody

TORONTO (AP) — A van apparently jumped a curb Monday in a busy intersection in Toronto and struck eight to 10 people and fled the scene before it was found and the driver was taken into custody, Canad...

Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

TORONTO (AP) — The widely revered lead singer and songwriter of iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip has died. Gord Downie was 53. Downie became a part of Canada's national i...

Canada backtracks on labeling wine from the West Bank

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's federal food inspection agency is backtracking from its decision that wines produced in the West Bank and other areas controlled by Israeli forces should not be labeled as prod...

Canadian former nurse to plead guilty to 8 murder charges

TORONTO (AP) — A former nurse accused of killing eight seniors in her care has told a Canadian judge that she intends to plead guilty to first-degree murder. Elizabeth Wettlaufer sai...

Amid reports of US NAFTA pullout, Mexico leaned on diplomacy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Like the rest of the world, Mexico only learned through media reports that the Trump administration was considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the No...

Canada PM: Trump was prepared to exit NAFTA before chat

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he told President Donald Trump that canceling the North American Free Trade Agreement would cause a lot of disruption, swaying the Republican...

Canadian PM responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and the U.S. could suffer from a "thickening" border a day after the Trump administration imposed new tariffs on softwood lumber and t...

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's prime minister says he plans to be respectful and engage with the United States with a fact-based approach to solving problems a day after Donald Trump called Canada a "disgrac...

Ontario brings in foreign housing tax to cool Toronto market

TORONTO (AP) — Foreign nationals who don't live in Canada's biggest city and its surrounding communities will pay an additional 15 percent tax on home purchases under legislation proposed by the gover...

Canada's transport minister: UA incident won't be tolerated

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's transport minister has warned airlines operating in Canada that the federal government will not tolerate the forcible removal of passengers from overbooked airplanes. ...

Canadian troops operate in east Mosul as mission extended

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will extend its current military contribution to the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq until June 30. Defense Minister Harjit S. Sajjan said Friday ...