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Health, International, Science and Technology

Breastfeeding: study shows another benefit from birth to teen years

It is one of the biggest research evaluations of the benefits of breastfeeding. In a longterm study, breastfeeding was shown to clearly reduce incidence of eczema in babies and youth from birth through to 16 years of age. Dr. Michael» 

International, Military, Politics

Canada pledges 200 elite troops and aircaft for future UN peacekeeping operations

Two years after announcing Canada’s re-engagement with the United Nations, the Liberal government finally unveiled Wednesday its formal commitments to UN peacekeeping operations, pledging to contribute helicopters, transport aircraft and a 200-strong rapid-response team of elite soldiers. Prime Minister Justin» 

Economy, Environment, History, International, Science and Technology, Society

Thousands of scientists from 184 countries warn humanity-again

(comments open on all RCI stories- to add your comment go to the form at bottom of page) This week, more than 15.000 scientists from around the world signed an open letter noting the lack of action on environmental issues.» 

International

Lawyers flag human rights violations against lawyers

Lawyers in the province of Ontario are expressing grave concern regarding human rights violations against lawyers around the world. The Law Society of Upper Canada is urging all governments to comply with international human rights, including those pertaining to United» 

International, Politics

Amid military coup in Zimbabwe, Canadians there urged to remain indoors

The federal government is advising Canadians in the Zimbabwe capital of Harare to stay indoors Wednesday amid political turmoil in the African nation and reports that the Zimbabwean military was holding President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest» 

International, Science and Technology

Ban autonomous killer robots, urge AI researchers

Members of Canada’s artificial intelligence (AI) community want Canada to spearhead a movement to ban autonomous killing machines. Government representatives, advocacy groups and academics from around the world are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss so-called killer robots. Machines» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Society

Environmental group in campaign to save vaquita porpoise

Rarest and most endangered marine mammal in the world The Sea Shepherd conservation organisation, founded by Canadian Paul Watson, is back in the Gulf of California in it’s ongoing effort to save the almost extinct vacquita porpoise. Two of Sea» 

International, Sports

French skier may have died after hitting a tree

An early investigation has revealed details about the accident that caused the death of France’s elite skier David Poisson on Monday in Canada. Poisson was training with along with other competitors from around the world at the resort of Nakiska» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Canada expected to finally announce peacekeeping contribution

In 2016, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would proceed with his election promise of 2015, that Canada would re-engage with U.N. peacekeeping. He promised a contribution of 600 Peacekeepers and 150 police officers to U.N. missions but» 

Environment, International, Politics

Canada teams with Mexico, 15 U.S. governors on climate change

While the U.S. president continues to deny climate change is caused by human activity, 15 state governors are strengthening their efforts to combat global warming. The bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance made an agreement with Canada and Mexico today to create»