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July 23, 2018 4:24 PM U.K. stays silent on U.S. death penalty concerns for two alleged jihadis

The two men, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, were allegedly part of a notorious cell of British jihadis known for their barbaric treatment of hostages. They got the nickname “the Beatles” because of their British accents. The most prominent member of the group, known as “Jihadi John,” was killed in a 2015 drone strike. In 2014 and 2015, the group 9

July 14, 2018 1:52 PM Six dead after attackers target Somalia’s presidential palace

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—Somali security forces shot dead three extremists wearing soldiers’ uniforms, foiling an attempted al-Shabab attack on the presidential palace that began with a car bomb exploding, police said Saturday. The confrontation came a week after an attack on the nearby interior ministry compound in Mogadishu killed at least nine people, again 10

July 3, 2018 4:19 PM Justin Trudeau to visit Canadian soldiers in Latvia before NATO summit

The Canadian-led multinational NATO battle group was established in Latvia as the alliance’s response to Russia’s surprise annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its invasion of eastern Ukraine. Canada’s leadership of the battle group represents Canada’s largest sustained military presence in Europe in over a decade. Trudeau, who will meet in Riga with Latvian 15

June 27, 2018 12:53 PM Historic transmission link between Labrador and Newfoundland to be energized

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.— An historic milestone is expected today on the East Coast: A power link connecting the Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject to Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital will be formally “energized” for the first time. The Soldiers Pond transmission site, located 40 minutes outside of St. John’s, is connected to Labrador by a 1,100-km transmission 15

June 10, 2018 11:01 PM Harry and Meghan to visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand

Royal tour coincides with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney The newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make an official visit to several Commonwealth countries in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean this coming autumn. The royal couple will make stops in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, the Kensington Palace announced on Sunday. The tour coincides 56

May 12, 2018 2:23 PM Where does Syria go from here?

The CBC's Margaret Evans reports from Damascus, accompanied by Syrian government representatives She took questions Saturday about the ongoing conflict and the country's future. The conflict playing out in Syria between Iran and Israel left 42 people dead this week, including 19 Iranians, according to a Syria war monitor. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory 33

May 9, 2018 11:01 AM South Sudan pleads with U.S. not to cut aid, as White House is threatening

U.S. is South Sudan's largest donor, but says it is 'losing patience' even as ceasefire talks near South Sudan's government urged the United States on Wednesday not to "abandon" the country after Washington said it would review its assistance programs because it could not continue a partnership with leaders perpetuating "endless war". "We are asking 32

May 3, 2018 7:41 PM Comey slams Giuliani for calling FBI agents ‘stormtroopers’

Giuliani referred to FBI agents as “stormtroopers,” a term originally used to describe specialist soldiers of the German Army in World War I and adopted by the Nazi Party for members of its paramilitary wing. In recent days, as Giuliani has made a string of media appearances, he has taken repeated shots at Comey, whom Trump fired last year. Comey is currently 18

March 30, 2018 10:26 AM Roadside bomb in Syria kills 2 coalition troops and wounds 5 near Turkey

Explosion occurred near town's security headquarters just before midnight, local official says The U.S. military said Friday that two coalition personnel were killed and five were wounded by a roadside bombing in Syria. The military did not say where the incident occurred but it came hours after a local Syrian official said that a roadside bomb has exploded 19

March 7, 2018 10:17 PM U.S. Holocaust Museum revokes award to Burma’s Suu Kyi over response to Rohingya crisis

The museum said Burma’s civilian leader failed to halt or even acknowledge the violence against her country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. “We had hoped that you — as someone we and many others have celebrated for your commitment to human dignity and universal human rights — would have done something to condemn and stop the military’s brutal campaign and to express 24