On Saturday, a 22-year old Arab-Israeli was shot to death by Israeli police. He had banged on the window of a police van with a knife. Officers got out and shot him in the back as he ran away. This attack, as one might predict, kicked off another round of violence.
Wearing a poppy now has a much different meaning then it did when I was younger. Working in war zones has brought home the true price of war. I have been given rare and thankfully fleeting glimpses into the horrors of war.
After a two-day trial widely regarded as a sham, China has sentenced Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti to life in prison for inciting “separatism.” The severity of the punishment was surprising even to human rights observers accustomed to China’s silencing of its critics.
Canadian warship HMCS Toronto is preparing to lead a patrol in the Black Sea as part of a three-week NATO exercise aimed at boosting maritime security in the region and keeping a close eye on Russia.
Despite protests leading up to the first whistle, when the game started there were no cars on the roads. Buses stopped running. Even the riot police and military sat back in their vehicles and turned up the match on the radio to follow the first World Cup game live.
Last night we were on our flight to Sao Paulo. But let’s get real: this tournament of the Cup of Cups may not be a dream. As the doors open on the aircraft Tuesday, we will be stepping into a powder keg.
It was the most important assignment of Jeff Widener’s life and the odds felt stacked against him. "I still get shivers when I realize how close I was to losing it."
Widener is referring to is one of the most iconic images of the century, of a lone protestor staring down a column of Chinese army tanks near Tiananmen Square.
Gao Yu’s arrest is only the latest in a string of detentions ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, and it is difficult to understate the sensitivity here. Few moments in modern history have so sharply defined ‘the new China’ and fewer still are capable of stirring the sort of tension currently brewing in Beijing.
Past and present players weighed in on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's decision to ban LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life and hit him with a $2.5 million fine. Here's a look at what they had to say about the decision on Twitter.
It is with great pride, and perhaps a certain measure of arrogance, that we count universal healthcare as one of the finest benefits of being Canadian. Doesn’t every modern country in the world look after its people in the same way? Well, no.
Getting into Crimea was easy. Getting out, not so easy. Picture this: three grown men, 20 pieces of luggage, and a train compartment straight out of a 1950’s Agatha Christie mystery, except there was no murder, no mystery and this was not the Orient Express. But it was an adventure, so come along for the ride.
As a child, goaltending legend Vladislav Tretiak happened to meet a local hockey hero. The man gave him a piece of gum, just a regular stick of chewing gum. He says he was in awe. He took a tiny piece of gum everyday, making it last for over a week. He was savouring the chance encounter that he says helped shape his hockey dreams.
Just like all of the other men’s hockey teams here at the Games, the Russians held a press conference in the Main Press Centre. While the Canadians and Americans had four or five players sit and answer questions, the Russians decided to make a statement. They marched in the entire Olympic hockey team.
People work their entire lives, thousands of hours in the gym, in the pool, on the ice to become masters of their sport. They make very little money for the most part and struggle to become the best. And then, when the moment counts, it comes down to judging.