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The latest Canadian and international news, anchored by Emmy award-winning journalist Dawna Friesen.

Global National Curiouscast

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    • 3.8 • 609 Ratings

The latest Canadian and international news, anchored by Emmy award-winning journalist Dawna Friesen.

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    Global National: Jan. 28

    Global National: Jan. 28

    Professional Canadian hockey player Alex Formenton turned himself over to police in London, Ont., on Sunday. The former Ottawa Senators left winger was seen entering the police station around noon. This comes as the latest in the ongoing investigation into allegations that members of the 2018 World Junior team sexually assaulted a woman. On Thursday, five players, including Formenton, were asked to turn themselves in to the police regarding the allegations. Plus, as the conflict in Gaza wears on, divisions between Israel and the United Nations are growing by the day. UN Secretary General António Guterres is pleading with nine countries to restore funding for the UN's relief agency. Canada the U.S. and others suspended funding after Israel alleged 12 staff members at UNRWA were involved in the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks. And in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the funeral of the first provincial First Nations premier, Ed Broadbent, on Sunday. Generations of political leaders gathered to bid a final goodbye to the left-leaning luminary.

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    Global National: Jan. 27

    Global National: Jan. 27

    Saturday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It's a time to reflect and remember one of the darkest times in human history. As part of the campaign in Canada, public venues across the country, including monuments, city halls, public legislatures, and more will be bathed in yellow light in memorial of those murdered. And German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says there are growing concerns as right-wing groups gain significant political support among Germans, including one part that has sparked protests over revelations its members took part in a secret meeting with extremist groups. Plus, as the U.S. campaign trail heats up, there are fears our southern neighbour is becoming less attractive to Canadians taking on foreign posts. Personal safety and health care are high on the list of growing concerns. The union representing Canada's foreign service officers is urging the federal government to take those issues more seriously.

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    Global National: Jan. 17

    Global National: Jan. 17

    While the rest of Canada is used to snow, southwestern British Columbia isn't, and a serious dump of heavy, wet snow has brought that region to a standstill. The headaches for drivers and air travellers in Metro Vancouver; the power outages affecting more than 20,000 people on Vancouver Island; what's in the forecast; and the efforts to keep the less fortunate warm and safe, as temperatures drop and shelters become filled up. While Hamas and Israel's violent conflict has been covered by media from around the world, both sides are attempting to control the narrative and influence the public opinion. Foreign journalists, including Israelis, cannot get into Gaza. Daniele Hamamdjian looks at the information war. Plus: two surgeries and two Royals. The separate health conditions sending Princess Kate and King Charles to the hospital. And the University of Victoria is expanding its research beyond Canadian waters, teaming up with Spanish researchers to deploy an underwater observatory in the Antarctic Ocean. What scientists are hoping to find in one of the world's most remote regions.

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    Global National: Jan. 16

    Global National: Jan. 16

    Canada's high inflation rate is stubbornly sticking around. What this could mean for interest rates. And as Canadians lament the rising cost of food, now the country's largest grocer is reducing its discounts on items that are about to expire. The fresh backlash against Loblaw, and the calls for the Competition Bureau to investigate. On the second day of the public inquest into the Saskatchewan stabbing rampage, RCMP have released new details about what happened. What the victims' families learned; and the RCMP's timeline of what happened in the days leading up to the mass killings. Former U.S. president Donald Trump has opened the 2024 primaries with a landslide victory in the Iowa caucuses, and remains the overwhelming favourite to win the Republican nomination for the presidential election. How Trump's momentum is growing despite his legal troubles, and whether any of his rivals can catch up. And 'The Bear,' a comedy-drama about the challenges of running a restaurant, nabbed six awards at the 75th Primetime Emmys. Canadian chef and restaurateur Matty Matheson serves as an actor and producer for the series. How Matheson's spicy acceptance speech stole the show, and how the quirky cast member once hit rock bottom.

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    Global National: Jan. 15

    Global National: Jan. 15

    After Albertans were warned to conserve power because the electrical grid was under unprecedented pressure due to frigid weather, there are now concerns about what the grid can handle. How Saskatchewan stepped in to help while firing shots at the federal government; and the potential solutions to ease the strain. It's been more than 100 days since Hamas devastated Israel with a surprise attack, taking hostages and triggering Israel's siege of the Gaza Strip. Daniele Hamamdjian speaks with Maoz Inon and Gil Dickmman, two men with family members being held captive. Find out why Inon believes peace is possible; and why Dickmann believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is needed right now, despite not being a fan of him. Palestinians in Canada are scrambling to file visa applications for loved ones trapped in the Gaza Strip. How applicants may have to make some impossible decisions. The Iowa caucuses are the first big test in the battle for the White House. How Donald Trump has a hold over the Republicans, and the race for second place in the caucuses. And Ross Hamilton was a soldier and popular female impersonator who entertained Canadian troops in two wars. Then the military kicked him out after learning he was gay. How one Nova Scotia woman is now trying to right a wrong with a commemorative stamp of honour.

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    Global National: Jan. 11

    Global National: Jan. 11

    The White House has confirmed both the U.S. and the U.K. have carried out strikes on Houthi-related targets in Yemen. The Houthis have been attacking cargo ships in the Red Sea in a show of support for Hamas as Israel's war in Gaza rages on. Now South Africa is formally accusing Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which has plummeted into a grave humanitarian crisis as Israel wages war on Hamas. South Africa's argument at the International Court of Justice, how Israel is vehemently denying the allegations, and what Canada is saying. Ed Broadbent, who catapulted the federal NDP to popularity in the 1980s, has died at the age of 87. He led the party from 1975 to 1989, and served as an MP from 1968 to 1989. How Broadbent is being remembered as an passionate advocate for justice and equality; and a fierce defender for ordinary Canadians. On the final day of his civil fraud trial, former U.S. president Donald Trump took aim at the judge and New York Attorney General Letitia James. What Trump said; the warning he received; and how the Republican primaries could be affected by Chris Christie, a vocal critic of Trump, dropping out of the race. Plus, China's warning to voters in Taiwan just days before the island's presidential election. And after making a victorious racket in the tennis world, Canadian champion Eugenie Bouchard is now paddling up a debut in the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA). How she did in her inaugural match, and her hopes for the rapidly rising sport.

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