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February 15, 2018 6:49 PM Canada weighing contribution to expanded NATO training mission in Iraq

Once planning is complete, Canada will have a better idea of what it can contribute, says defence minister Canada is considering how it can contribute to an expanded NATO training mission in Iraq, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Thursday. The military alliance, which already has a small team in Iraq instructing local security forces in bomb disposal 53

February 14, 2018 12:57 PM Billions pledged for Iraq’s reconstruction after war with Daesh, but still short of goal

The biggest pledge came from Turkey, which announced $5 billion, while Kuwait’s ruling emir said his oil-rich nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq. KUWAIT CITY—Billions of dollars were pledged Wednesday at a donor conference for Iraq’s reconstruction after the country’s devastating war with Daesh 8

January 14, 2018 9:03 PM Turkey vows imminent strike on Kurdish enclave in Syria

President Erdogan says he expects U.S. 'to support Turkey in its legitimate efforts' to combat terror Turkey's president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days" and urged the U.S. to support its efforts. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation against the Afrin enclave 29

January 9, 2018 5:52 PM Quebec opposition parties balk at making mosque shooting anniversary a day of awareness

The National Council of Canadian Muslims is asking for the Jan. 29 anniversary of the mass shooting one year ago to become a day of action on Islamophobia. But the Parti Quebecois and the Coalition Avenir Quebec say the term Islamophobia is too controversial. MONTREAL—Quebec’s main opposition parties are coming out against a call to make the anniversary 13

January 5, 2018 6:00 PM Explosive new Trump book blows open feud with Steve Bannon amid fractures in Republican Party

WASHINGTON—The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s very public break with U.S. President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office. The new fissure in an already fractious Republican Party cast doubt on Bannon’s hopes to foment 16

December 27, 2017 9:26 PM Spurs’ Popovich says if you’re ‘rich as hell,’ give to charity

San Antonio's head coach supports several good causes in the U.S. and the Caribbean — including relief efforts for victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Gregg Popovich is just as outspoken about charity as he is about political and social issues. The San Antonio Spurs coach, who has supported the San Antonio Food Bank, Shoes That Fit (a group that delivered 18

December 19, 2017 3:19 AM Route of Amtrak derailment subject of community concern

Opponents said higher-speed trains endangered pedestrians and motorists A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed Monday in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians and motorists. The city of Lakewood, Wash., several kilometres north of the crash site, went to court 20

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" 33

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 23

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 20