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October 26, 2017 5:06 AM Iraq’s prime minister defies predictions of his country’s doom

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. For years, a host of experts and politicians in Washington considered the breakup of Iraq to be virtually inevitable. They viewed its weak central government, its ethnic 17

October 25, 2017 1:44 PM The Arctic sea ice may be declining faster than expected

The Arctic Ocean could be ice-free much sooner than some scientific predictions, which forecast sea ice will first disappear completely during summer months between 2040 and 2050. — AFP picCALGARY, Oct 25 — Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the accuracy of satellite measurements, a new study 29

October 24, 2017 2:03 AM Trudeau government expected to announce more money for children, working poor in economic update

A senior government official says the fall fiscal statement will show an improving outlook, even though Ottawa will announce new spending measures alongside the updated predictions. OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is expected to announce more money for children and the working poor, along with shrinking federal deficits, in a crowd-pleasing economic update 17

September 9, 2017 10:43 PM Jean-François Lisée gets 93% approval in crucial leadership test

Review of Parti Québécois leader comes 13 months ahead of next provincial election Parti Québécois Leader Jean-François Lisée has received a strong vote of confidence from party delegates ahead of the next provincial election, which is only 13 months away. A total of 92.8 per cent of party delegates who participated in the leadership review today cast a vote in his favour 35

August 26, 2017 3:22 AM Hurricane Harvey lashes Texas Gulf Coast with torrential rains Add to ..

Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest cyclone to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. The National Hurricane Center said the eye of the Category 4 hurricane made landfall about 10 p.m. about 30 miles (48 kilometres) northeast of Corpus Christi between 15

August 26, 2017 3:07 AM Fearsome Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. The National Hurricane Center said the eye of the Category 4 hurricane made landfall about 10 p.m. about 30 miles (48 kilometres) northeast 18

August 24, 2017 7:37 PM Vegas will suffer historic loss if McGregor KO's Mayweather

Fans of Irish MMA superstar flooding bookies with small bets that will pay off big Conor McGregor is making a lot of wise guys nervous in this gambling city. Should he somehow manage to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds Saturday night, the city's bookmakers would lose millions of dollars in the biggest single event loss in the history 12

July 14, 2017 2:29 PM Russiagate and the Magnitsky Affair, Linked Again

Natalia Veselnitskaya being at the center of this week's explosive revelations is the latest indication that Russiagate didn't begin last year – but almost a decade ago When I first read the explosive New York Times story about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with "Kremlin-linked lawyer" Natalia Veselnitskaya, I had multiple reactions. The first was amazement 23

July 13, 2017 9:00 AM Fear of rising rates may have obsured the Bank of Canada's good news story: Don Pittis

Borrowing gets more expensive — but a growing economy means Canadians can handle the increase Canada's gloomy old central bank governor Stephen Poloz has put on a happy face. Much of the commentary both before and after yesterday's quarter-point rate hike — the first by the Bank of Canada in seven years — has been downbeat. Perhaps influenced by the many who benefit 22

July 12, 2017 10:23 PM Williams Lake Walmart closes as city struggles under evacuation alert

The Walmart in Williams Lake has joined the growing rank of businesses forced to close over the wildfire situation blazing near the city. The store posted a sign outside Wednesday advising patrons that the closure was temporary, but necessary because of B.C.'s state of emergency and the current conditions in the region. Footage taken inside the big box outlet 16