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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
$5.7B Cyclone maritime helicopters lack key safety requirement
The Conservative government has agreed to accept new helicopters to replace Canada's 50-year-old fleet of Sea Kings even though they don't meet a key requirement recommended for marine helicopters by Canada's air safety investigator, CBC News has learned.
Syrian refugees: Canada urged to take in 10,000 by 2016
Immigration groups are urging the government to take responsibility for sponsoring a minimum of 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next two years. That's 10 per cent of the 100,000 Syrian refugees the UN refugee agency is calling on countries around the worl
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