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November 14, 2017 2:23 PM Lebanon's PM says he will return in next 2 days

BEIRUT -- Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who plunged the country into crisis with his surprise resignation during a trip to Saudi Arabia, says he will return home in the next two days. In his first tweet in more than a week, Hariri told his followers that he is OK, and that he would be returning without his family, who will stay "in their home" 25

November 7, 2017 3:22 PM Constitutional challenge launched against Quebec face-covering law

Validity and constitutionality of Bill 62 subject to court challenge A coalition of Muslim groups and civil liberty advocates is challenging the constitutionality of Quebec's controversial face-covering law. The challenge contests the constitutionality of Bill 62 under both Quebec's Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Charter of Rights 14

November 6, 2017 3:03 PM Belgium considers extraditing ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont to Spain after releasing him from custody

MADRID—Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on Monday contrasted his freedom in Belgium with the jailing of other Catalan nationalists in Spain, in his first online comment since being released from custody while he fights extradition to Spain for allegedly plotting a rebellion. “Free and without bail,” Puigdemont posted Monday on his Twitter account 13

November 1, 2017 2:00 PM Syria takes centre stage as Putin meets Iran's leaders

With Iran's expanding regional influence, talks between Moscow and Tehran are likely to shape future of the Middle East. Tehran, Iran - Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Iran on Wednesday for a trilateral summit, which also includes Azerbaijan. Economic cooperation was at the top of Putin's agenda, specifically the completion of a rail link along 20

November 1, 2017 3:58 AM Australia nationality crisis sparks call for lawmakers audit

SYDNEY, Australia - Australia's dual citizenship parliamentary crisis sparked calls on Wednesday for a nationality audit of all federal lawmakers, as investigations continued into decisions made by ministers found to have been ineligible for their elected positions. Australia's High Court on Friday disqualified five lawmakers because they were citizens 23

October 30, 2017 1:41 AM New UCP Leader Jason Kenney seeks seat – and fight with Alberta NDP

The day after claiming victory in the United Conservative Party leadership race, Jason Kenney was as confident and combative as ever – saying he cannot wait in his quest to oust Alberta's NDP government, and will seek a seat in the province's legislature through a by-election. "This NDP government knows that they're living on borrowed time," Mr. Kenney 17

October 29, 2017 1:24 PM Iceland’s Independence Party Retains Most Seats After Election

But it was also a low point for the conservatives’ coalition partners. The center-right Revival Party lost seats it had won last year, clinging to just four seats. Bright Future Party, a hipsterish party whose members shun the idea of becoming career politicians, lost every one of its four seats. One unlikely winner among the smaller parties was the former 19

October 29, 2017 10:56 AM Iceland election: Independence Party 'still has most seats'

Iceland's governing coalition appears to have suffered big losses in parliamentary elections with centre-left parties picking up many seats. With 81% of the vote counted, Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson's centre-right Independence Party still looks set to emerge the largest. The second snap election in a year, called after a paedophile scandal, was held amid deep voter 11

October 28, 2017 11:45 PM Jason Kenney wins Alberta United Conservative leadership race

CALGARY -- Former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney has won the leadership of Alberta's United Conservative Party. The longtime Calgary MP, who held high-ranking positions in the government of Stephen Harper, beat former Wildrose leader Brian Jean and lawyer Doug Schweitzer on the first ballot. He took 61.1 per cent of the vote, over Jean at 31.5 per cent and Schweitzer 14

October 27, 2017 9:20 PM Canada suspends special forces training and assistance mission in Iraq

Decision comes after days of clashes between Iraqi and Kurdish forces Canada's special operations troops have put a temporary hold on their training of Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the wake of fighting between the two factions. Although sprinkled in different locations outside of the main Canadian base in Erbil, the troops are safe and have not sustained 11