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A large mural by Joe Casin in support of marriage equality adorns the side of a building in Dublin, Ireland: William Murphy

Ireland Votes For Same-Sex Marriage

Last week, the people of Ireland made a very important decision. They decided to make it legal for people of the same gender (for instance, men or women) to get married.

by · May 31, 2015 · News
Big Political Shift In Alberta: NDP Majority

Big Political Shift In Alberta: NDP Majority

Recently, Albertans held a political election. Its outcome was a big surprise to many people, including the people who forecast (predict who will win) elections.

by · May 10, 2015 · News, Politics
Mike Duffy. Image: Ayelie

Senator Mike Duffy On Trial Facing 31 Charges

A Canadian senator is involved in a lengthy and significant criminal trial.

by · April 12, 2015 · News
Queen Elizabeth II visiting NASA in 2007. Image: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Barbados To Get A New Head Of State

Barbados has announced that Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be the country’s head of state. Instead, a “ceremonial president” will replace her.

by · March 29, 2015 · News, Politics
Naheed Nenshi after winning the Calgary municipal election, 2010. Image: Ted Buracas

Calgary’s Mayor Voted Best In The World

Recently, there was a contest to find out who the best mayor in the world is.
The winner was Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi.

Nenshi took first place, beating out 933 mayors from countries all over the world

by · February 8, 2015 · News, Politics
News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2014? (Part II)

News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2014? (Part II)

How much do you remember about the news that happened in 2014? Our 2014 news quiz continues.
The answers to the quiz can be found by clicking on the link to the TKN article beside each question.

by · January 11, 2015 · News
Cuba. Image: Eirik

Canada Hosts Secret Talks That Help US And Cuba Make Up

The United States and Cuba seem to be on speaking terms again.
For more than 50 years, the two countries have quietly been unfriendly towards each other.

by · December 18, 2014 · News
John Tory. Image: Wikipedia

Tory To Tackle Toronto’s Traffic Troubles

Toronto’s new mayor thinks he can fix one of the city’s most annoying problems. The major Canadian city has become known for its “gridlock.” That’s a way of saying “lots of traffic jams.”

by · December 8, 2014 · News, Politics
An angry citizen shares her displeasure at the Parliament buildings following the robocall scandal in 2011. Image: Wikipedia

Sentence Handed Down In “Pierre Poutine” case

Back in 2011, during a Canadian federal election, some people living in Guelph, Ontario received messages on their phones urging them to vote.

by · November 19, 2014 · News, Politics
The Berlin Wall guarded by Soldiers. Image: Yann

25th Anniversary Of Tearing Down Of The Berlin Wall

It has been 25 years since the Berlin Wall was torn down.

On Sunday, thousands of people gathered in Berlin at a ceremony to mark the occasion.

by · November 9, 2014 · News, Politics