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Military wants anti-missile defence for PM's plane
The Canadian military is looking for an air defence system to protect its VIP aircraft, including the one used by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, from surface-to-air missiles. The downing of Malaysian Airlines jet MH-17 may have given defence officials mor
First Nations divided on new Financial Transparency Act
First Nations across Canada are divided in their reactions to a federal government act that requires bands to post financial information, including salaries, online. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development says it will "increase accountability in Firs
Alison Redford flights: opposition politicians want RCMP probe
An internal report to the Alberta government from Auditor General Merwan Saher, obtained exclusively by CBC News, found that “false passengers” were booked on the planes making it possible for former premier Alison Redford to fly alone with her entourage.
EI Payments Down, Unemployment Up: What's Going On Here'
Some taxpayers’ groups say Canada’s employment insurance system is turning into little more than a cash cow for the federal government, a tax disguised as an insurance premium. The latest data on EI and unemployment likely won’t assuage their concerns.
Ukraine Crisis Is Testing E.U.’s Resolve
BRUSSELS — As it pushed efforts to coalesce around tougher sanctions against Russia, the European Union on Thursday was preparing to draw up lists of oligarchs close to President Vladimir V. Putin, working out how it could limit Russian access to European
Cuomo’s Office Hobbled Ethics Inquiries by Moreland Commission
With Albany rocked by a seemingly endless barrage of scandals and arrests, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set up a high-powered commission last summer to root out corruption in state politics. It was barely two months old when its investigators, hunting for violati
Olivia Chow vows handgun ban
Olivia Chow’s mayoral rivals — including Mayor Rob Ford — were quick to shoot down her push for a handgun ban Monday.
Iraqi Premier Places Unity Second to Fighting ISIS
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi prime minister, in an apparent rebuff to his international critics, said Wednesday that finding a political settlement to the differences among the country’s factions was not as important or urgent as fighting extremist Sunni insurgent
African Leaders Grant Themselves Immunity in Proposed Court
DAKAR, Senegal — African leaders have voted to give themselves immunity from prosecution for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide in an African human rights court that does not yet exist, angering rights groups and puzzling activists on the co
French Ban on Face Veils Upheld by European Rights Court
LONDON — The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ban imposed by France on the wearing of face-covering veils in public, rejecting arguments that the measure violates religious freedoms and bolstering opponents of strict Islamic dress in other part
Slimmed down Rob Ford returns to Toronto
Global stuporstar Rob Ford is set to return to Toronto on Monday to take up his duties as the city’s mayor with only four months left in his term and a heated campaign to jump back into before the Oct. 27 municipal election.
Gen. Tom Lawson warns military cuts will hurt readiness
The chief of defence staff and the deputy minister of defence are warning the government that cuts to the Canadian Forces budget will affect readiness and capabilities across the military, according to documents obtained through the Access to Information
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