North Korea said Friday that it had executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2 official.
Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says he needs to keep interest rates at historically low levels to head off the risk of a deflationary trap that would have dire consequences for the Canadian economy.
Twice-married former Canadian prime minister John Diefenbaker -- always believed to have been childless -- may have fathered not one but two sons, leaving progeny scattered across the country, The Canadian Press has learned.
Syrians at a sprawling refugee camp in northern Jordan scrambled to batten down their tents against torrential rains and high winds as a blustery winter storm battered parts of the Middle East for a second day Thursday.
A 6-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out in an attack more than three months ago was discharged Thursday from a hospital in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen where he was successfully fitted with prosthetic eyes.
India's law minister said Thursday that the government has not abandoned efforts to make homosexuality legal, saying the country must take swift action to challenge a Supreme Court decision banning same-sex relations.
Composer Steven Sametz has written dozens of pieces in his long and prolific career, perhaps none so personal as the one he's about to begin: a requiem for the victims of the schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn.
The Toronto stock market closed slightly lower Thursday as a U.S. budget deal and a solid retail sales report fuelled expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve could start cutting back on its monetary stimulus program as early as next week.