The voters in the United States have selected Donald Trump as their next president. He starts his new job on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at noon. That’s when he will take over from current president Barack Obama. The new vice-president […]
There has been a lot of interest lately into the way countries obtain information about each other.
CBC News recently reported that it has a document showing that Canada has spied on its trading partners.
“Spied” (spying) in this case means obtained information about another country which that country may not otherwise have been willing to openly share.
The CBC said Canada was conducting “espionage” (spying) because it was asked to by a department of the United States.
The document the CBC is referring to is a four-page document that outlines the spying activities.
The CBC said someone “leaked” it to them, meaning that someone sent it out when it was supposed to be secret.
The document was marked “Top Secret.”
To help his home city “bounce back” after a terrible storm, NBA player Kevin Durant has donated $1-million.
The number of people harmed by a recent tornado in the U.S. state of Oklahoma was greatly reduced, thanks to a special early-warning system.
On Monday, a major tornado hit Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City.
A tornado is a violent storm that usually looks like a whirling funnel.
Residents were warned there was a big storm coming, and possibly a tornado, days before it arrived.
When it actually hit, sirens blared, giving people a 16-minute head start to find shelter.
The International Olympic Committee is planning to drop wrestling as an Olympic sport as of the 2020 Summer Games.
Some countries will feel the loss more deeply than others.
Many Iranians view wrestling as their national sport.
The governments of Iran and the United States don’t normally agree on much. In fact, they are currently in a major disagreement about weapons.
But they are standing together on the issue of wrestling. They both want it put back in the Olympics, and they are willing to work together to make it happen.
The basketball season is winding down. This weekend, the playoffs begin.
There are 16 teams in the playoffs. Eight are in the Eastern Conference and eight are in the Western Conference. The final four winning teams will play in the NBA Conference Finals.
The Toronto Raptors, the only Canadian team in the NBA (National Basketball Association) did not make the playoffs this year.