Canada posts February trade deficit

Canada's recent trade rally faded in February, resulting in a Can$972 million (US$723 million) deficit with the world, the government statistical agency announced Tuesday.The result ran counter to expectations, as economists had forecast a surplus of C...

JPMorgan chief sees higher risk of EU breakup

The odds of a breakup of the European Union have increased after Brexit, an outcome that could have "devastating" economic and political effects, JPMorgan Chase's chief executive said Tuesday.JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon, in an annual letter to...

IOC leads condemnation of NHL’s 2018 snub

The IOC and hockey stars past and present condemned the National Hockey League on Tuesday, a day after it said it would not let its players compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics.The highly contentious decision likely means many top players, such as Pitts...

Clashes as Venezuelans protest in political crisis

Protesters clashed with police in Venezuela Tuesday as the opposition mobilized against moves to tighten President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power.Protesters hurled stones at riot police who fired tear gas as they blocked the demonstrators from advancin...

Charles and Camilla meet Pope Francis at Vatican

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla had a private audience with Pope Francis on Tuesday as part of a tour designed to shore up Britain's ties with the continent as it prepares to leave the European Union.The brief meeting -- just under half a...

Brexit 1.0: How Britain became an island

A giant waterfall tens of kilometres (miles) wide broke down a ridge which connected modern-day England to mainland Europe nearly half a million years ago, unleashing a mega-flood that gouged out the Channel and created the island of Britain, scientist...

NFL Cowboys quarterback Romo to retire: reports

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has ended speculation about his future by opting to retire from the NFL, reports said Tuesday.The fate of Romo has been one of the biggest talking points of the close season with the 36-year-old mulling a move after...

Matsuyama tries to recapture form of magic run at Masters

Fourth-ranked Hideki Matsuyama will try to become Japan's first male major golf champion by winning this week's Masters, but admits his form has cooled from a sizzling late-2016 run.The 25-year-old Asian number one ended last year with wins at the Japa...

Paris destined for Olympics: mayor

Paris is destined to host the Olympics, city Mayor Anne Hidalgo insisted Tuesday as she presented the French capital's project for the 2024 Games to gathered sports federations in Aarhus, Denmark."It's the city that brings the best out of everyone," Hi...

Retro and modern collide as Milan Design Week kicks off

Milan Design Week, one of the world's largest gatherings showcasing cutting-edge furniture designs and other exciting innovations in home accessories, got under way Tuesday in the Italian business capital.More than 300,000 people are expected to attend...

Tensions as Spain ship enters disputed Gibraltar waters

A Spanish warship sailed into disputed waters off Gibraltar on Tuesday, the British overseas territory said, at a time of high tension between London and Madrid over the fate of the Rock.Incidents of this nature are not uncommon, but this one comes aft...

Argentina ex-leader Kirchner charged with fraud

A judge on Tuesday announced fresh charges against Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner, the latest twist in a running legal saga as the country prepares for mid-term elections this year.Federal judge Claudio Bonadio brought formal charges agains...

White House condemns Syria chemical attack, blames Assad

The White House condemned what it called a "reprehensible" and "intolerable" chemical attack in Syria Tuesday and pinned the blame squarely on Bashar al-Assad's regime. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said an "extremely alarmed" President Donald Tru...