A Tory MP's suggestions that Ontario's updated sex-education curriculum was drafted by a man charged with child pornography and puts children at risk are "disgusting," the province's education minister said Monday.
Western countries like Canada and the U.S. are fawning over Egypt's new regime despite widespread reports of human rights abuse and even torture, Neil Macdonald writes. It's a classic case of looking the other way when you want an ally in a tough neighbourhood.
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, on trial in Egypt, tells CBC News he would like to speak directly to someone in the Canadian government about pressing for his deportation, something that was arranged for his Australian colleague weeks ago.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Heightening the political drama over funding the U.S. domestic security agency, the Senate Monday voted to block negotiations with the House of Representatives, leaving few options for House Speaker John Boehner as another midnight Friday deadline loomed.
MIAMI/HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba is willing to restore diplomatic relations with the United States as soon as the Obama administration declares its intent to take the country off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, according to a senior Cuban official.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is waiting for China to respond to concerns raised about planned new rules pushing Chinese banks to purchase high-tech products from domestic vendors, a senior State Department official said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is concerned with the situation in Venezuela following President Nicolas Maduro's announcement over the weekend that his government had detained U.S. citizens, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator in U.S. history, on Monday announced that she will retire at the end of her term, setting up a contest among possible successors in the heavily Democratic state of Maryland.
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it.
SANAA (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Yemen visited President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Aden on Sunday, their first public meeting since Washington closed its embassy in Sanaa last month after Houthis took full control there.
The White House is extending a decidedly icy welcome to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he arrives for his controversial speech to Congress this week. And it has nothing to do with the weather in Washington.