Politics

Brian Stewart: Should we cry or rejoice as Russia steps up in Syria?

Russia’s Vladimir Putin has vastly different objectives in Syria than Western nations have. For one thing, he wants to keep Bashar al-Assad in power. But if Russian military might...

Refugees await registration on Greece's Lesbos island: Margaret Evans reports

Thousands of refugees are finally leaving the Greek island of Lesbos with registration papers in hand, but there are still thousands more streaming in and hoping for the same...

It's open season on millennials but are they really robbing their parents?

It’s a popular stereotype: the masses of young people who can’t land a decent job so they move home and live off their parents’ bank accounts. But there’s no...

Apple's latest launch dissected – 5 details you may have missed

You’ve likely heard about the cavalcade of new products coming from Apple this fall, but here are a few important details you might have missed during the company’s press...

Planned online passport renewal called 'reckless' security risk

The federal government is bringing in major changes to the way Canadian passports are issued, changes that could speed up the renewal process but also invite forgery, fraud and...

Japan residents plucked from roofs by helicopter in heavily flooded area

Military helicopters plucked residents from the top floors of their homes on Thursday after raging floodwaters poured in and inundated a wide swath of a city north of Tokyo....

Bob Woodward revisiting Richard Nixon White House for next book

Bob Woodward’s next book is a portrait of the White House aide who disclosed that President Richard Nixon had been secretly taping his Oval Office conversations, Alexander Butterfield. Source:...

'Like a scene out of Die Hard': Passengers recount plane fire in Las Vegas

An engine on a London-bound British Airways airliner caught fire Tuesday while the plane was preparing to take off from Las Vegas, forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides....

Russia building military base near Ukraine border

Russia has started to build a huge military base housing ammunition depots and barracks for several thousand soldiers near the Ukrainian border, a project that suggests the Kremlin is...

Sanders campaign says 70,000 labor union members joined Wednesday conference call

The Democratic presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders said that 70,000 labor union members across the country participated in a conference call Wednesday night meant to rally rank-and-file workers supportive...