A Russian military truck broke down the gates of a Ukrainian base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol and is under siege by Russians on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported. No shots have been fired.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will suspend practically all its military relations with Russia because of the crisis in the Ukraine, hours after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the imposition of travel bans to Canada for some individuals.
Russia has been swept up in patriotic fervour for bringing Crimea, its old imperial jewel, back into its territory -- as tens of thousands of people thronged Red Square on Friday waving flags and chanting "Crimea is Russia!"
One by one, U.S. President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
Nine Russian soldiers who were participating in military exercises in Canada have been expelled from the country, as Ottawa continues to denounce Russia’s military intervention in Crimea, CTV News has learned.
More women have moved into senior leadership roles during the past five years, but there needs to be more awareness around issues of representation to speed up the changes, according to a Toronto-based report.
Canada ruled the ice at the Sochi Olympics, winning gold in men's and women's hockey and curling. The country's Paralympians are hoping to keep that momentum going and complete a pair of unique three-peats.
Oscar Pistorius told a concerned security guard on the phone that everything was "fine" after neighbours reported gunshots coming from the athlete's house the night he shot dead his girlfriend, according to testimony in the South African murder trial Friday.