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Arts & Entertainment, International

‘Scandalous’ painting coming to Montreal in 2021

It was a painting that remained in various private hands for over 100 years, but when it was finally made public in 1995 it was still deemed shocking. Housed since that time at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the work »

International, Podcasts, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 4: A prelude to peace?

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has left deep scars and festering wounds in Armenia and Azerbaijan, affecting every aspect of social, economic and political life in both South Caucasus countries. Radio Canada International spoke with Azerbaijani author and journalist Arzu Geybullayeva »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Cirque du Soleil sold, revival begins

The now world-famous Cirque du Soleil, with its many fascinating shows staged around the globe, is back from the brink of financial ruin. In a press release Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announced the sale of the organisation to its »

International, Podcasts, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 3: From Russia with peace

Twenty-six years after it brokered the end of the First Karabakh War in 1994, Russia has once again managed to carve out a leading diplomatic and military role in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  President »

Health, International, Society

Pandemic makes physical activity especially important: WHO

Up to five million deaths per year could be averted if people around the world were more active, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Regular physical activity is said to be key to preventing and helping manage heart disease, diabetes »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Threats to whales: Slow speeds or small ships still deadly-study

The latest figures estimate there are likely fewer than 366 northern Right whales left. In the past few years they and others have been killed after being entangled in fishing gear, and by ‘ship strikes’. It has often been presumed »

International, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 2: The fog of war

Canadian journalist and Caucasus expert Neil Hauer arrived in Armenia to cover the war in Nagorno-Karabakh on Oct. 1, 2020, four days after Azerbaijan launched a full-scale offensive to regain control of the Armenian-populated breakaway region and seven surrounding districts »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Autonomous delivery trucks to start in Canada

First autonomous delivery fleet in Canada The idea of ‘driverless’ vehicles has been growing rapidly in recent years with tests and some ‘semi-autonomous’ vehicles already on the road. Now a major grocery chain has signed a deal with a U.S. »

Economy, Health, International, Society

Covid-19: mandatory vaccination?

With potential vaccines against the SARS CoV2 virus now nearing reality, issues of distribution to the population are being discussed, but also whether it should be mandatory. The answer for a policy of mandatory vaccination against the virus seems to »

International, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 1: An uncertain peace

A Russian-brokered ceasefire signed on Nov. 9 ended six weeks of ferocious fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. Russia has already deployed about 2,000 peacekeepers to the region to separate the combattants and guarantee the »