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UPDATED | Canada's annual inflation rate highest since 1991

Statistics Canada says the annual pace of inflation climbed in December to its highest rate since 1991. The agency says the consumer price index in December was up 4.8 per cent compared with a year ago.

Statistics Canada's offices at Tunny's Pasture in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

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Paul Workman: Return to Afghanistan amid Taliban rule

A heavy snowfall and a 6-hour flight delay. Dogs on the runway. Armed Taliban gatekeepers. Two angry men fighting over baggage. That was my return to Kabul after more than a decade, CTV National News’ London Bureau Chief Paul Workman reports from Afghanistan in a piece for CTVNews.ca.

Is the Taliban pretending to make nice, or is it for real? Paul Workman reports on his return to Afghanistan after more than a decade.

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CTV News in Kabul | A lack of jobs in Kabul is leading to an ever-worsening hunger crisis

Afghanistan's capital was turned into a fortress to defend itself against the Taliban, but now it's Taliban fighters that are guarding the soaring concrete walls and layers of armoured barriers — all while a humanitarian crisis of hunger grows in the city.

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OPINION | Don Martin: Mr. Dithers is back as government slows to a crawl on Justin Time

It's been five months since Justin Trudeau declared the fall election to be a critical referendum on new political directions for Canada at 'a pivotal moment in our history.' But since that unconvincing win, the only discernable pivot has been to dither on Justin Time, writes Don Martin in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.