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Intervening in Syria will be easier said than done

A picture can convey a thousand words. The front page of Thursday’s New York Times offered a case in point.<p>Spread along the ground, naked from the waist up and kneeling in submission, were Syrian government soldiers. Behind them, holding guns, were “rebels” against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. …

Middle East

Historian Margaret MacMillan on what the ‘war to end wars’ can teach us

From recounting the intricate details and controversies behind the peace treaty that ended the First World War, Margaret MacMillan, the award-winning historian and author of the international bestseller <i>Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World</i>, has moved back in time to consider the origins of …

World History

Twerking Gone Wrong: Girl Catches Fire

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you leave twerking to the professionals (you know, like Miley Cyrus). “I tried making a sexy twerk video for …

Humour: We get it, premier, Marois. You don’t play by anyone’s rules. If Quebec was a VMA stage, you’d twerk specifically because Ottawa would turn its nose up at it. What else do you want us to say? Here goes nothing... | http://bit.ly/19prFxN

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …


Author Leslie Strong’s 5 tips for success: You’re the only one you can change

<b>Be rubber, not glue</b><p>Early on in my career I was leading a professional workshop at [professional services firm] Deloitte & Touche, which meant mostly men. Because I'm tall and blond, somebody called me Vanna White. I got really upset: I wasn't smart, I wasn't respected, I wasn't going to cut it. I …


Harper's Growth Record Is the Worst Since R.B. Bennett

Stephen Harper went to Russia this week to lecture G-20 countries about fiscal responsibility. It all rang a bit hollow because of his fiscal record …


Harper pleads to Obama for joint strategy on oil sector

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making a last-ditch effort to sell the Keystone XL pipeline, with a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama that calls for a joint climate strategy in the oil sector.<p>Mr. Obama has signalled that the administration wants to see clear progress in Canada on reducing …

Oil & Gas Industry