We've heard lots about boundary disputes between China and Japan, or China and the Philippines, but would you believe the US and Canada are in a boundary dispute too — over an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Maine.
More than a decade has passed since the US invasion of Iraq. The American troops have left and an Iraqi government is in charge of running the country. But for Yassin Alsalman, an Iraqi Canadian hip-hop artist, the pain feels fresh.
18-year-old Campbell Webster had his bagpipes seized while crossing the US-Canada border, just days before he was due to fly to Scotland for the World Pipe Band Championships. That's because the pipes are made out of ivory, and new rules about the ivory trade are tripping up musicians like him.
"If these were non-aboriginal children, all the resources would be in their schools," First Nations representative Charlie Angus says. "When they’re aboriginal children, well, 'Hey, you can take a number and stand in line.'"
If you've been paying attention to the news at all, you've heard about Rob Ford. And you've probably wondered how he got elected. The answer? Ford Nation — an intensely loyal and ethnically diverse group of supporters who are sticking with him, despite the recent scandals and revelations.
Black Friday shopping has long been a post-Thanksgiving tradition — and sometimes a national embarrassment — in the US. Now other countries, like Britain and Canada, have started adopting the American festival of bargain-hunting.