A paddler launches a canoe on Bass Lake in central Ontario on Canada Day, 2021. Could humble Canada be heading towards superpower status in the decades to come?
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In 1776, with a population of 2.5 million, few imagined that within two centuries, the U.S. would become the dominant superpower. It’s not inconceivable that Canada could do the same by 2223.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defence Minister Anita Anand join U.S. officials in a NORAD briefing at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., in June 2022.
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NORAD is having a moment in the wake of growing tensions between the United States, China and Russia. Will it last?
Designed by Elizabeth Magie in the early 20th century,
The Landlord Game would go on to inspire Monopoly.
The game’s roots provide insights into capitalism that form part of teaching and research to this day.
NASA’s Artemis I mission is the first integrated test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems.
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As US-Africa leaders meet, it should be clear that aligning respective goals, priorities and actions is in the interests of the US and of African countries.
Demonstrators from the Chagos Islands protest for Britain to end its “illegal occupation”.
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As they negotiate with Mauritius, British leaders are mostly interested in securing guarantees that America’s military interests will not be harmed by a transfer of authority to Port Louis.
Local residents help exhume the body of a 16-year-old Ukrainian girl, killed by Russian forces, in Kherson, Ukraine in November 2022.
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Prosecuting a leader like Vladimir Putin accused of war crimes is difficult. But the trial of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in the early 2000s offers a potential playbook.
Amid Russia’s war on Ukraine, spiralling inflation and energy shortages, tackling climate change has been central to the recovery plans of the world’s biggest economies.
Pupils in Kenya hold prayers for victims of a 2013 terror attack in Nairobi.
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Kenyan families with access to mass media are significantly more afraid of terrorism than those without access.
US president Joe Biden meets Indonesian president Joko Widodo ahead of the 2022 G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia.
The G20 meets this week as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, soaring energy prices and economic slowdown places leaders at odds with one another.
This year’s climate talks have been overshadowed by rising international tensions, energy crises and war. But that doesn’t mean climate action is dead.
Paul Rusesabagina at the Supreme Court in Kigali, Rwanda, in February 2021.
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Rwanda has rebuffed international pressure to release Paul Rusesabagina, a man made famous by Hollywood.
A hunter in France takes aim on 21 August 2021. The consumption of alcohol or drugs during hunting makes the practice dangerous even for hunters themselves.
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A recent French Senate report calling on a ban on alcohol use while hunting has prompted the wrath of the country’s hunting lobby. Do its arguments hold water?
Republican supporters pray before a Donald Trump “Save America” rally on September 23, 2022, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Republicans and democrats alike have accused each other of threatening the foundations of democracy. How legitimate are these fears?
Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev, left, met with U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Vienna in 1961.
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The US and the Soviet Union never engaged in direct combat, but their influences were felt worldwide, including in armed conflicts involving other nations.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, stands near a damaged residential building in Irpin, Ukraine, on Sept. 8, 2022.
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Giving Ukraine large amounts of money while not actually declaring war on Russia has various benefits for the US and other countries. Chiefly, it could protect US soldiers and civilians.
United Nations General Assembly: overwhelming condemnation of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
A UN resolution condemning the war passed with an overwhelming majority. But there is little consensus about how to cease hostilities.
The Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu where a 30-hour Al-Shabaab siege left 21 people dead in August 2022.
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Al-Shabaab’s evolution over nearly two decades has been centred around three major goals.
South African comedian Trevor Noah at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 12, 2022.
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The comic offers important ways of criticising those in power. Trevor Noah is superb at it.
Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida greets US Vice President Kamala in Tokyo. Washington is focused on moving close to partners it can trust.
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Africa must focus on building strong alliances with advanced economies to mitigate the steps being taken by the European Union and US.
Same app, same app store, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany.
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Mobile apps are sometimes ‘regionalized’ to better serve the needs of users, functioning differently in, for example, China than in Canada. But some of those differences pose security and privacy risks.