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Hitchcock suspense prompts brain activity in vegetative patient
A man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years showed neural activity while watching a Hitchcock film. Researchers say that for the first time, they've discovered that “a patient with unknown levels of consciousness can monitor their environment.”

17.09.2014 01:35

Five Eyes spy pact: Transparency challenge lodged at European rights court
The cross-border ‘Five Eyes’ agreement that authorizes the sharing of intelligence between Britain, America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand should be made transparent, according to an appeal launched at the European Court of Human Rights.

09.09.2014 09:22

Flight of 2 planes over Black Sea in accordance with int'l law – Russian Defense Ministry
Two Russian planes flying over the Black Sea didn’t approach a Canadian navy ship in the area. Also, the flight was planned and in accordance with international law, Russia’s Defense Ministry stated.

09.09.2014 10:05

Unresponsive US jet crashes off north coast of Jamaica
A light jet en route from Rochester, New York to Naples, Florida has reportedly crashed just north of the island of Jamaica Friday afternoon nearly four-and-a-half hours after the aircraft’s pilot first became unresponsive.

05.09.2014 17:08

​Canadian beekeepers’ sting: Pesticide giants sued for $450mn over bee deaths
Canadian honey producers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Bayer and Syngenta to recover losses dating as far back as 2006, claiming that neonicotinoids they produce and sell are killing bees and cause massive material damage.

04.09.2014 13:25

Canadians involved in kidnappings, torture of US journalists – report
At least three Canadian nationals, who joined an Al-Qaeda-linked militant group in Syria, were responsible for holding and brutally interrogating US journalists Theo Curtis and Matt Schrier, CBC reported.

04.09.2014 03:19

Canada opposes NATO budget boost - sources
The NATO chief wants member states to agree to increase their defense spending at next week’s summit. But Canada is determined to block the move, Reuters reports, citing anonymous sources familiar with negotiations on the issue.

29.08.2014 05:07

Russia: We don’t want the Arctic to become arena of conflict
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov attempted to dampen the escalating rhetoric around the Arctic, after his Canadian counterpart said his country was ready “to protect its sovereignty” in the resource-rich region.

27.08.2014 19:45

​Canada to Russia: ‘We will defend our sovereignty in the Arctic’
Canada is ready for a confrontation with Russia if it expands its ambitions in the Arctic region, Foreign Minister John Baird told a Danish newspaper. The oil-rich region is set to become a key political battleground in the coming decades.

27.08.2014 00:25

US Senator calls for Burger King boycott amid tax-dodging accusations
A Democratic Senator is calling for Americans to boycott Burger King after the fast food giant agreed to purchase Tim Hortons for $11 billion, consequently avoiding US taxes.

26.08.2014 23:30

Leonardo DiCaprio, tar sands opponents call on Canada’s Prime Minister, Shell CEO in Ice Bucket Challenge
Actor Leonardo Di Caprio and other leaders of opposition against tar sands production in Alberta, Canada challenged some high-profile corporate and government players to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social-media-driven fundraiser for ALS research.

26.08.2014 16:00

Whole Canadian ghost town for sale…for less than $1 million
A 50-acre ghost town Bradian in Canada’s British Columbia province is up for sale with the cost of all its 22 buildings now having dropped – to a “mere” $995,000.

24.08.2014 17:37

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