Arctic blast hits Canada and US

Parts of Canada and the US Midwest have been getting their first blast of winter, sending temperatures plummeting by as much as 22C (40F) in days. The sharply cooler temperatures are a result of frigid air pushed in by a powerful storm that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds. Parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan saw […]

Tsunami warning issued after 7.7 quake struck west Canada

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada and a tsunami warning was issued, authorities said, but there were no immediate reports of major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit the Queen Charlotte Islands just after 8 p.m. local time Saturday at a depth of about 3 miles (5 […]

Iran calls Canada’s cut in ties “hostile” , says may retaliate

Iran accused Canada on Saturday of “hostile behaviour” under Israeli and British influence after Ottawa cut diplomatic relations, and it raised the prospect of swift retaliation. Canada said on Friday that it was closing its embassy in Tehran and gave Iranian diplomats five days to leave the country, branding the Islamic Republic as the “most […]