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N. Korea Forced Canadian, 62, to Dig Holes in Frozen Ground

Hyeon Soo Lim had a life of loneliness, hard labor

(Newser) - A 62-year-old Canadian freed from a life sentence of hard labor in North Korea is back in his homeland, where he told his church Sunday about the harsh conditions he endured. Hyeon Soo Lim, who was freed last week on what Pyongyang called "sick bail," arrived back in... More »

Canadians Freak at Prospect of Ambassador Sarah Palin

Impolite reaction greets suggestion Trump could name her to diplomatic post

(Newser) - You'd think Canadians would be thrilled by the prospect of having a hockey mom with a fondness for moose stew as the US ambassador to Canada. Not so much. The White House refused to rule out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the vacant post on Wednesday, reports the... More »

Comedian Has to Cough Up $42K for Insulting Child With Disabilities

Quebec tribunal says Mike Ward's jokes were 'discriminatory'

(Newser) - A French-Canadian comedian found a child singer with a genetic disease who's performed for Celine Dion and Pope Benedict to be the perfect butt of his jokes—and now the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal is making the funnyman pay some not-so-funny money to both the singer, now 19, and... More »

Canada Chuckles as US Voters Swear They'll Storm Border

Switching countries is no easy task

(Newser) - We've all heard the refrain: "I'm moving to Canada if Barack Obama/Mitt Romney doesn't win the election." Writing in the Washington Post , Max Fisher finds that many Canadians would be happy to welcome Americans—particularly the Democrats who tend to make the claim. Asked how... More »

Canadians Hopping the Border to Shop

1.9 million overnight visits in June, most in four decades

(Newser) - Canadians are infiltrating the US in record numbers on brief missions to buy milk and vacuum cleaners. Why the sudden spike in "shopping vacations"? The Canadian dollar is strong, Canadian law now permits a larger allowance for duty-free goods, and post-9/11 border control has gradually relaxed, reports USA ... More »

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