A gendarme who was shot three times after voluntarily taking the place of a hostage during a supermarket siege in southwestern France on Friday has died, French authorities have announced.
Thousands of people are gathering in Washington for a protest that organizers claim will be a defining moment in the long-simmering U.S. debate over gun-control legislation.
If U.S. officials wanted to provoke a sharp response from China after President Donald Trump proposed tariffs of up to $60 billion on Chinese goods, they got one, CBC’s Saša Petricic writes from Beijing.
Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk has deleted the official Facebook pages of his companies, joining a growing movement to boycott the social media giant.
U.S. President Donald Trump is issuing an order to ban transgender people from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls to ban transgender individuals from serving.
In Asia, there will be no fish stocks for commercial fishing by 2048 if trends continue. That's one of the projections made by four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity that showed the Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate.
North American markets closed significantly lower on Friday, failing to bounce back from steep losses this week as concerns about the start of a potential global trade war between the world's two biggest economies intensified selling in the final hour of trading.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $1.3-trillion US spending measure averting a government shutdown on Friday, just hours after saying he was considering a veto.
One reaction to the recent shooting in Parkland, Fla., has been to arm teachers. The National sent reporter Nick Purdon and videographer Leonardo Palleja to Arlington, Texas, to follow a group of teachers training to carry in their classrooms.
Jaelynn Willey, 16, died late Thursday surrounded by her family. Willey and the shooter were in a relationship that had recently ended, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.
A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories with The National newsletter's Jonathon Gatehouse.
European Union member states agree to take further punitive steps against Russia in the coming days for the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, as Moscow accuses the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it.
Martin Vizcarra, who was Peru's ambassador to Canada until recently, was sworn in as Peru's president on Friday, hours after congress voted to accept the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski following a corruption scandal.
U.S. lawmakers have formally asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to explain at a Washington hearing how 50 million users' data got into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
A powerful flying reptile that was as tall as a giraffe, weighed half a tonne, and had a longer wingspan than a Cessna Skyhawk plane has been put on display at a museum in Germany.
China is urging the United States to "pull back from the brink" as U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for tariffs on up to $60 billion US in Chinese goods, while events in the South China Sea and at the United Nations suggest a broader pattern of worsening relations.
A car bombing outside a sports stadium in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Friday killed 13 people and wounded 40 others, an official says.
The U.S. government has charged nine Iranians and an Iranian company with attempting to hack into hundreds of U.S. and international universities, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government on behalf of the Iranian government.
An armed man went on a rampage in southern France, carjacking a vehicle, shooting at police and taking hostages in an hours-long standoff at a supermarket before being shot to death.
Syrian state-run TV is broadcasting images of hundreds of Syrians streaming out of a besieged town in eastern Ghouta, heading to safety in the nearby capital, Damascus.
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