News Indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons ruled unconstitutional by B.C. court 2018-01-17T14:07:03.000000000-05:00 A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled that the practice of indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons is unconstitutional. 'Alarmingly premature' return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar worries aid groups 2018-01-17T13:31:10.000000000-05:00 A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse. Senate wants court to remove upper house from Duffy's $8M lawsuit 2018-01-17T13:11:10.000000000-05:00 Lawyers representing the Senate will soon ask an Ontario court to remove it from a multimillion-dollar lawsuit launched by Sen. Mike Duffy, arguing its actions in the expenses scandal are protected by parliamentary privilege. Republican senator blasts Trump's press attacks, recalls rhetoric of Stalin 2018-01-17T13:02:55.000000000-05:00 U.S. President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Russian dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says in a speech on Capitol Hill. World's biggest underwater cave found in Mexico 2018-01-17T12:56:45.000000000-05:00 A group of divers has found a connection between two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. Loblaws in $400M tax fight with CRA over claims it set up bogus offshore bank 2018-01-17T11:14:27.000000000-05:00 Loblaws and the government squared off in court today in one of the biggest offshore corporate tax-avoidance cases in the country, with authorities alleging the grocery conglomerate set up a bogus foreign bank to avoid tax on hundreds of millions of dollars in income. Decision on solitary confinement in Canadian prisons expected from B.C. court today 2018-01-17T11:01:04.000000000-05:00 A decision is expected Wednesday from the B.C. Supreme Court that could determine the future of solitary confinement. Bitcoin slumps below $10K US, then rebounds even as regulatory fears intensify 2018-01-17T10:41:00.000000000-05:00 Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 US on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, before rebounding, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency after it rose so much last year. 2 Canadians kidnapped on road to capital in Nigeria 2018-01-17T10:37:53.000000000-05:00 Global Affairs Canada confirmed to CBC News it is aware of reports that two Canadian citizens have been abducted in a deadly confrontation in central Nigeria. Bank of Canada raises key interest rate to 1.25% despite NAFTA worries 2018-01-17T10:00:21.000000000-05:00 The Bank of Canada raises its key lending rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 per cent, the third time it has moved its benchmark rate from once-record lows.