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Stephen Harper takes aim at terror, opposition gets dinged
The rollout of the new terror legislation went well, mostly. The prime minister's speech was clear and well staged. A friendly crowd applauded on cue. But it wasn't all statesman, all the time. It's an election year, after all, writes Terry Milewski.
Strip club denied, Regina council gets standing ovation
Regina city council voted to deny an application for a bar that would feature exotic dancers. A packed city council gallery erupted with a standing ovation in response to the decision. Most had spoken against the proposed club.
Ruble's dramatic drop inflicts economic pain in Russia
The Russian ruble has shed nearly half its value since last summer, driving up the costs of food, housing and travel. Russia is being hit by 'perfect economic storm' of depreciating currency, western sanctions and shrinking oil revenue.
North Korea blasts U.S. for sanctions over Sony attack
North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures — the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader
North Korea threatens strikes on U.S. amid Sony hacking claims
U.S. President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumours of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."
U.S. and Cuba seek to normalize relations
American officials say the U.S. and Cuba will start talks to normalize full diplomatic relations as part of the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades. CBCNews.ca will livestream President Barack Obama's statement at
Ottawa's ads called a pre-election campaign funded by taxpayers
Critics say the federal government's current multimillion-dollar taxpayer-funded ad campaigns to promote tax savings and Canada's 150th anniversary appear timed for one main goal: to get Canadians to vote Conservative in the next federal election in Octob
Government defends foreign property ‘fire sale’
The federal government is unloading scores of high-end properties around the world, from the former ambassador’s residence in Oslo, which recently sold for $12.5-million, to the former consul-general’s residence in Denver, now on the market for $1.7-milli
Why is the Canadian Wheat Board opposed to a farmer-led bid'
As the Canadian Wheat Board fast-tracks a search for new capital, it's rejected a bid from Farmers of North America, a group of Canadian farmer-investors. What the board really wants is a large, international partner to help it compete in an open grains m
Ferguson aftermath: Protests in Toronto, Ottawa spark debate
A suggestion that white and non-black protesters limit their visibility and "stand behind black folks" at protests Tuesday in Ottawa and Toronto against the fatal shooting of a black teen in Ferguson, Mo., has sparked a heated debate on social media.
Auditor general report findings downplayed by Stephen Harper
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has downplayed concerns over the contents of today's auditor general report, which includes a chapter on whether Veterans Affairs Canada provided ex-soldiers with timely access to mental health services and benefits. CBCNews.
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