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International, Sports

Return of major league sports- Major league baseball next?

While some professional sports leagues have re-started under very specific conditions, not the least of which is having no fans in stadiums, major league baseball in N. America is planning its return, possibly in July. For diehard Canadian fans though, »

Politics

100 days after, the families of Flight 752 victims refuse to be forgotten

One hundred days after his wife and nine-year-old daughter — along with the 174 other passengers on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 — died in a ball of fire in the clear night sky over Tehran, Hamed Esmaeilion still wakes up »

Health, International

COVID-19 cure? Major international efforts underway

Laboratories and researchers around the world are desperately working to find a cure for this new and deadly virus. As of Monday morning, there were at least 350,000 known cases of infection world-wide with more than 15,000 deaths according to »

Economy, Society

Canadian travellers, and others, finding difficulty in returning home

The COVID situation has hit many travellers and vacationers who were abroad as the virus hits crisis proportions. International travel has been restricted even as cross border travel is also tightened. Canada’s airline Westjet announced in a news release that »

Economy, International, Society

Central banks around the world cut rates in light of COVID-19

With the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down businesses and markets in countries around the world, banks and governments are moving to provide stimulus to avoid a major recession. There has been near panic selling on stock markets which »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society, The Link

The LINK Online Feb 28,29; Mar 01, 2020

Your hosts today, Vincenzo, Terry, and Marc ( video of show at bottom) Canadian Space Agency invests in moon exploration The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is seeking to get more involved in exploration of the moon. To that end they’ve »

Economy, International, Politics

International survey indicates trust in key institutions declining

Do you trust government to do the right thing for their citizens? Do you trust the media to tell the story truthfully and fully? Do you trust business on environmental issues, or NGO’s on their claims and efforts. The latest »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Anniversary of Radio Canada International, 75 today

Today is an auspicious day for RCI. It was February 25, 1945 that the CBC International Service began shortwave broadcasting to Europe. It was designed at the time to provide accurate news to occupied areas in English French and German, »

Internet, Science & Technology

Canada and United Kingdom announce AI research collaboration

Canada and the United Kingdom announced this morning that they are collaborating with each other to develop and use artificial intelligence technology, by investing $5 million, and £5 million respectively, over the next three years. The funding will go towards »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

How many days of your life are you losing stuck in traffic?

A new study by TomTom has ranked 416 major cities in 59 countries around the world by the amount of time spent stuck in traffic jams. TomTom is Dutch multinational developer & creator of location technology and consumer electronics such »