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January 15, 2019 6:00 PM U.S. postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post counterparts

Ottawa passed legislation last November that required striking postal workers to resume their duties, appointing a mediator to arbitrate an end to the Crown corporation’s dispute with members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Those efforts, led by Elizabeth MacPherson, former chairwoman of the Canada Industrial Relations Board, broke down in December 138

January 11, 2019 5:42 PM A Timeline of the US involvement in Syria’s conflict

Summer of 2014: The U.S. administration reveals that several dozen special operations troops had been on the ground in Syria briefly in an effort to rescue foreign hostages taken by the Islamic State group, but did not find them. Sept. 22, 2014: Obama launches a U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, one month after launching airstrikes 22

January 11, 2019 3:26 PM Gaza officials say Israeli fire kills woman at protest

GAZA, Palestinian Territory - Gaza’s Health Ministry says Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman as thousands demonstrated along the territory’s perimeter fence. Spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra says the woman was shot in the head Friday at a protest site east of Gaza City. She has not yet been identified. Al-Kidra says 25 Palestinians were wounded 21

January 11, 2019 2:45 PM Hundreds protest in Sudan, tear gas used to disperse them

CAIRO - Protests calling for the resignation of Sudan’s autocratic President Omar al-Bashir are ongoing in and around the capital Khartoum, with activists circulating videos showing hundreds marching at, at least, half a dozen sites. Eyewitnesses said that police fired tear gas at demonstrators and automatic rifles in the air to break up the gatherings 19

January 9, 2019 4:46 PM Trudeau says B.C. protest arrests not ‘ideal,’ but rule of law must be respected

The prime minister says his government has been working on reconciliation but the dispute over the pipeline, a key part of the $40-billion LNG Canada liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, is “still an ongoing process.” He says it is important to “leave room for people to express their concerns,” but at the same time this is a country of the rule of law and court 23

January 9, 2019 4:12 PM Northwestern B.C. First Nation expects RCMP to enforce injunction

HOUSTON, B.C.—Members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in northwestern British Columbia expect RCMP may serve an injunction at a protest camp on a remote forest service road southwest of Houston within hours. The camp was established almost 10 years ago as a checkpoint to manage entry to traditional territories, but an injunction issued late last year ordered 16

January 3, 2019 4:59 PM North Korean envoy to Italy vanishes — did he defect?

North Korea, which touts itself as a socialist paradise, is extremely sensitive about defections, especially among its elite diplomatic corps, and has previously insisted that they are South Korean or U.S. plots to undermine its government. About 30,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, according to South 33

December 3, 2018 3:26 PM Tories rush to raise official party status bar amid fears of Simard defecting to Liberals

The jittery Progressive Conservative government is rushing a change to official party status in the legislature amid fears former Tory MPP Amanda Simard will join the Liberals. Even though legislation is expected to pass later this week increasing the threshold to 12 MPPs from eight, the Conservatives have added a motion to the order paper so the change 35

November 14, 2018 12:27 AM Premier Notley won’t name 2 MLAs accused of inappropriate behaviour because of privacy concerns

Notley was asked why she wouldn’t simply release the names of the legislature members but keep the other details private. “If you’re going to respect the confidentiality of the complainant, then you can’t start parsing which details come out and don’t come out,” she replied. The government came forward with the two cases after former NDP backbencher 36

November 1, 2018 4:36 PM 650 Parliament residents protest landlord’s move to resume charging rent for some displaced since fire

Displaced residents of 650 Parliament St. are protesting the landlord’s move to resume charging rent from some of those living in hotels and temporary accommodations across the city. At a protest planned Thursday evening, tenants will be demanding that management give them at least a 50 per cent break on their rent while they’re still living away from their 73