Trump asks Putin to release dirt about Biden’s family

Trump asks Putin to release dirt about Biden’s family

In a new interview published Tuesday, former US president Donald Trump called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release any damaging information he has about the Biden family, in a brazen request for domestic political assistance from America’s top adversary. It’s the latest example of Trump’s willingness to solicit and embrace domestic political help from … Read more

Don Martin: Trudeau’s emissions plan fits a pattern of inconsistency and delusion

Don Martin: Trudeau’s emissions plan fits a pattern of inconsistency and delusion

Sometimes you just have to shake your head. Justin Trudeau, the prime minister until 2025 and possibly beyond, runs a government that excels at being predictably inconsistent, transparently delusional, occasionally devious and excessively obsessed with the latest shiny object. Think not? Let me count the ways leading to Tuesday’s latest grand delusion. For inconsistency, consider … Read more

RCMP being sent to ICC to probe Russia part of ‘specialized’ team

RCMP being sent to ICC to probe Russia part of ‘specialized’ team

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says the additional group of RCMP officers being sent to help the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigate possible war crimes by Russia will be deployed “as quickly as possible.” Mendicino told CTV News Channel’s Power Play host Evan Solomon the members are part of a highly “specialized” team that will … Read more

Ukraine: New talks with Russia aim to stop fighting

Ukraine: New talks with Russia aim to stop fighting

KYIV, UKRAINE — Russia’s military announced Tuesday it will “fundamentally” scale back operations near Ukraine’s capital and a northern city, as talks brought the outlines of a possible deal to end the grinding war into view. Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said the move was meant to increase trust in the talks after several rounds … Read more

Ontario MPP Randy Hillier released on bail, faces criminal charges over convoy involvement

Ontario MPP Randy Hillier released on bail, faces criminal charges over convoy involvement

Ontario MPP Randy Hillier outside the Ottawa Police Services headquarters on March 28.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Ontario MPP Randy Hillier was released on bail on Monday after he was charged for his involvement in demonstrations that brought downtown Ottawa to a standstill this winter. Mr. Hillier, who represents Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston as an independent in the Ontario … Read more

Zelensky briefs Trudeau as ceasefire talks resume

Zelensky briefs Trudeau as ceasefire talks resume

OTTAWA — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau an update Monday on new ceasefire talks with Russia that are being held amid Ukrainian claims of military gains against Russian forces. Zelensky told Russian media before the scheduled negotiations in Turkey that Ukraine is prepared to declare neutrality, which would be a concession … Read more

Ukraine: Investigation promised over video of alleged prisoner shootings

Ukraine: Investigation promised over video of alleged prisoner shootings

WARNING: Some might find details in this story disturbing. Ukraine is promising an “immediate investigation” over a video that allegedly shows Russian prisoners of war being shot in the legacy. CTV News has not verified the footage, which purportedly depicts Ukrainian forces standing over a group of largely bound, bloodied and hooded captured Russian soldiers. … Read more

Ukraine: How Biden’s ad-lib about Putin could impact the war

Ukraine: How Biden’s ad-lib about Putin could impact the war

Just nine unscripted words put an already jittery world on edge again. US President Joe Biden’s suggestion in Poland on Saturday that Vladimir Putin’s onslaught on Ukraine should disqualify him from power triggered an international political storm. Back in Washington Sunday evening, Biden told reporters that he was not calling for regime change in Russia … Read more

Ukraine war: ICRC asks Canada not to mix aid with sanctions

Ukraine war: ICRC asks Canada not to mix aid with sanctions

OTTAWA — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking Canada not to mix promises of humanitarian aid in with announcements about military support and sanctions when it comes to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Lumping promises of humanitarian assistance with military support for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia threatens the neutrality that aid groups … Read more

NDP’s Singh thinks NATO spending target is ‘arbitrary’

NDP’s Singh thinks NATO spending target is ‘arbitrary’

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his caucus would be against the federal government moving to increase its defense spending to hit NATO’s target of two per cent of GDP, calling the request from the international military alliance “arbitrary.” “The pressure that’s being applied right now is to get to two per cent. We think that’s … Read more