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Swedish election breaks immigration taboo
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish anti-immigration party is likely to score its best ever general election result this month, as a growing number of voters question the cost of the country's open door asylum
Key Cleric in Egypt Rejects Executions
CAIRO — In a rare official rebuke, Egypt’s highest Muslim religious authority refused to approve death sentences imposed by a court on senior leaders of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, saying that the case lacked evidence, court officials said on Thursda
Alison Redford, former Alberta premier, resigns as MLA
Alison Redford is resigning as MLA for Calgary-Elbow "to start the next chapter of my life," making the announcement one day before the auditor general of Alberta releases of a special report on the expenses of her office while she was premier.
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.
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