Day two of legal recreational cannabis in Canada on Thursday saw more long line-ups outside pot stores and supply shortages in parts of the country. Most consumers were exuberant about the end of prohibition, but a few expressed disappointment over not being able to buy cannabis on the first day. Others...
Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use. The change was praised by pot enthusiasts and investors in a budding industry that has seen pot stocks soar on the Toronto...
Americans are becoming more likely to think President Donald Trump will win a second term in office, while Joe Biden stands atop a crowded field of Democrats perhaps looking to replace him, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. The public is split over whether they think the...
President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence upcoming US elections by taking aim at his political support base in the countries’ escalating trade war. “China has openly stated that they are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial...
During the trans-Atlantic slave trade, many West Africans that were being sold off into slavery ended up in Brazil. The unintended consequence of that is Yoruba, the language predominantly spoken in West Africa, was transplanted along with its people. Centuries later, and that influence is still undeniable. That explains why the federal government of Brazil...
President Donald Trump’s conservative pick for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh denied Friday involvement in an alleged sexual assault on a woman while they were in high school in the 1980s. In a statement released to US media, Kavanaugh rejected the woman’s claim, made in a letter to Democrats vetting...
The United States, despite withdrawing from a landmark accord aimed at curbing climate change, is stonewalling vital UN talks over how to fund poorer nations as they battle against global warming, multiple sources told AFP Saturday. US President Donald Trump caused global outrage by withdrawing from the Paris Accord last...
The leading candidate in Brazil's presidential election is in a serious but stable condition after being stabbed at a campaign rally, doctors said. Jair Bolsonaro, 63, was stabbed in the city of Juiz de Fora, about 200km north of Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday. The far-right presidential candidate underwent emergency surgery...
A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to “alleviate” the country’s migration crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled an economic collapse in Venezuela that has resulted in food and medicine shortages as well as failing...
A bus crash in Ecuador’s Andes mountains left 10 people dead, authorities said Saturday, bringing the country’s death toll from such accidents to 45 in the past three weeks. The bus was traveling to Loja, in southern Peru, when it crashed 21 kilometers (13 miles) south of the city of...