BERLIN — Turkmenistan’s president brought Russian President Vladimir Putin a very cute present for his 65th birthday a Central Asian shepherd puppy. While China is known for practicing “panda diplomacy” ‚Äî sending indigenous giant pandas to other nations as a symbol of warm diplomatic relations leaders gifting each other animals is less common.
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TORONTO — Alexandra Sipos-Kocsis doesn’t mean to be difficult.
And yet throughout her life, her unique surname has confounded teachers, telemarketers, airlines and more than a few administrative forms that didn’t have room for her 12-character, double-barrelled name.
But Sipos-Kocsis loves it, and when she married, she was determined to keep it.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island grower is first in the world to achieve a trifecta in the hobby of growing gargantuan foods: world records for heaviest pumpkin, longest long gourd and now, heaviest squash.
NEW YORK — The paint experts at Sherwin-Williams have chosen a deep sea-blue hue called Oceanside as their 2018 colour of the year.
The company described the pick Tuesday as evoking a wanderlust in an “opulent and mysterious” shade that serves as counterpart to a range of hues, from neon pink to desert taupe.
VANCOUVER — Hockey is woven into the fabric of life in Canada and parts of the northern United States. When it gets cold, players young and old hit the ice, whenever and wherever they can find it.
LAS VEGAS—A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people as tens of thousands of concert-goers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said today.
It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
TORONTO—Kids and teens should not drink sports or energy drinks, the Canadian Paediatric Society says in a new position released Tuesday that takes a stand against the sugary beverages.
Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick or treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween.
ROSEAU, Dominica—Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 m.p.h. winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called “mind-boggling” devastation today as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s marriage laws allowing underage teens to marry are too liberal and create potential for exploiting young girls, said an advocate for organization that’s called for ending child marriage.