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Frank McKenna donates $1 million to university

February 28, 2013

Frank McKenna, the former premier of New Brunswick, Canada, recently revealed that he and his wife, Julie, will be donating $1 million to St. Thomas University in Fredericton in order to help the school build an endowment for the Communications and Public Policy Centre, according to CBC News. Read Article »


China blames U.S. for hacking attacks

February 28, 2013

It is no secret that hacking into governmental programs has become an issue, and now China is blaming someone for it. Read Article »


Sodium use in Canadian restaurants is extremely high

February 27, 2013

Researchers from the University of Toronto recently looked at the sodium levels of the food served in Canadian restaurant chains and found that the amount in much of the food exceeds recommended daily levels, according to CBC News. Read Article »


Charlize Theron partners with Toms shoes for charity

February 27, 2013

Charlize Theron, who is originally from South Africa, recently paired up with Toms shoes to develop a new shoe that will benefit the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP). Read Article »


Retired Chinese doctors asked to treat people in rural areas

February 26, 2013

Doctors in China are being asked to come out of retirement in order to help those in rural parts of the country. Read Article »


TV personality opens up about coming out in Russia

February 26, 2013

Last month, Russia put forth a bill that would fine institutions and individuals who spread "propaganda" that supported homosexuality to minors. Read Article »


Everyone wants Brazilian soccer star Neymar

February 25, 2013

Neymar has become one of the biggest sensations in soccer, and everyone wants the star to leave Brazil and join their team, and this includes Sao Paulo's Luis Fabiano, who recently told reporters he thinks the Neymar would fit well in Spain and should consider the switch, according to Sambafoot. Read Article »


Montreal restaurant owners upset with new policies

February 25, 2013

Restaurants in Montreal are dealing with the backlash of the Office québécois de la langue française's (OQLF) recent enforcement of previous policies, which are requiring that certain pictures or decor be taken off the walls and menu items switched from any English to only French, according to CBC News. Read Article »


South African Olympic star charged with murder

February 21, 2013

Oscar Pistorius was one of the standout Olympians during the 2012 games this past summer, and now the double amputee is faced with a murder charge.  Read Article »


Cyberbullying causes Canadian tennis star to quit

February 20, 2013

Cyberbullying has become a serious problem across the globe, as more people are falling victim to torment and abuse from their peers in school or elsewhere Read Article »


Hydroelectric dams bringing conflict to Brazil

February 19, 2013

Though the global economy has been on a slow recovery since the economic collapse that began in 2007, Brazil is among a handful of nations that has thrived in recent years. Read Article »


South African cricket team has strong showing against Pakistan

February 14, 2013

Since the 2010 World Cup, the nation of South Africa has been out to prove that it has shirked off its checkered past and emerged as a player on the world stage. Nowhere is this more evident than on the Cricket field, where the South African National team has been on a tear of late. Read Article »


Vladimir Putin's new bill to ban officials from having foreign bank accounts

February 13, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put a bill forward that aims to limit corruption while also building the country within. Read Article »


Former South Africa assistant coach charged with trying to fix game

February 12, 2013

Phil Setshedi, the former assistant coach of South Africa's national team, has recently been sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of trying to fix a game, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


Canadian naval officer arrested for giving Russia secrets

February 12, 2013

A Canadian naval officer was sentenced to 20 years in jail after he was found guilty of handing national secrets over to the Russia government, which damaged Canada's relations with the United States and other important allies, according to Reuters. Read Article »


Carnival cruise ship drifting after engine fire 

February 11, 2013

A Carnival cruise ship is drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, as a fire caused the ship to be dead in the water, according to NBC News. Read Article »


Maple water coming to Canada 

February 7, 2013

It is no secret that maple syrup is of great value to Canadians Read Article »


Jared Leto poses with elephant in South Africa

February 6, 2013

Jared Leto has done quite a bit for his movie roles as well as modeling career in the past, and now photos of the 41-year-old actor posing with an enormous creature while in South Africa have been released. Read Article »


Volunteerism becomes new concept in Russia

February 6, 2013

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia, and volunteers from all over the country are flocking to the city as a way to show their country's pride, according to NBC News. Read Article »


Russia may ban duty-free items on planes 

February 5, 2013

The duty-free and cigarette stops in Russian airports may soon have new regulations, as a number of issues involving drunken passengers on flights has caused the government to reevaluate a few things, according to Reuters. Read Article »


Canada gets rid of penny 

February 5, 2013

The Canadian penny will soon seize to exist, as the one-cent coin will no longer be distributed to final institutions, the Royal Canadian Mint said on Monday, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


'How I Met Your Mother' takes things to the Great White North

February 4, 2013

"How I Met Your Mother" is heading to the Great White North during its new episode Monday on CBS. Read Article »


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