News Fentanyl test strips could lead to false sense of security, Health Canada warns 2017-12-13T19:25:53.000000000-05:00 Fentanyl test strips don't always detect the presence of the deadly opioid and could give drug users a false sense of security, Health Canada is warning. The CRA 'picks on people who can't defend themselves,' says single mother battling agency 2017-12-13T19:15:26.000000000-05:00 The Taxpayers' Ombudsman says the onerous challenge for single parents to prove to the CRA their marital status and custody arrangements in order to hold onto their child benefits is a systemic problem, and not merely isolated cases. 2 Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar face official secrets charges 2017-12-13T16:29:35.000000000-05:00 Myanmar's government says police have arrested two Reuters journalists, who had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Canadian arms makers get OK to sell to Ukraine 2017-12-13T15:47:55.000000000-05:00 The Trudeau government approves adding Ukraine to the list of countries where Canadian defence contractors can export weapons. While the decision has brought applause from Ukraine, the move is bound to further erode relations with Russia. Salma Hayek says rebuffing Harvey Weinstein led to nightmare on Frida 2017-12-13T15:04:36.000000000-05:00 Salma Hayek says that refusing Harvey Weinstein's advances led to a nightmare experience in making the 2002 Frida Kahlo biopic Frida. British Parliament votes down Brexit plan complicating efforts to leave EU 2017-12-13T14:01:55.000000000-05:00 British parliamentarians defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Wednesday, voting to change her Brexit blueprint in a move which could complicate her efforts to sever ties with the European Union. Alabama voters were sharply divided by race, religion, gender, exit polls indicate 2017-12-13T13:29:36.000000000-05:00 Exit poll data gleaned from voters in the Senate contest between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama Tuesday demonstrate there were stark divides among voters by race, religion and gender. Russia, China exploit America's faltering influence on world stage 2017-12-13T13:26:31.000000000-05:00 A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse. Blue Origin successfully launches and lands upgraded spacecraft 2017-12-13T12:39:22.000000000-05:00 Private space company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed an upgraded rocket and a new crew capsule that it bills as having "the largest windows in space." Canada's response to Rohingya humanitarian crisis tops $50M 2017-12-13T12:30:00.000000000-05:00 Canadian donors have chipped in $12.5 million to help Rohingyas escaping violence in Myanmar, bringing Canada's total aid to address the humanitarian crisis to $50 million.