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NP View: Trudeau uses ‘alternative facts’ on abortion to discriminate against people of faith

There are few issues as divisive in our society as abortion, and for obvious reason. The debate revolves around the inherent difficulty in …

Rights & Freedoms

Trudeau is asking religious Canadians to betray their conscience for federal funding

Thousands of years ago, before Christians could practice their faith legally, they often faced persecution from the Roman government. If captured, …

Canada

‘I cried’: Mother of Calgary man who died in Syria fighting with ISIL says government failed Aaron Driver

CALGARY — A former Calgary woman whose 22-year-old radicalized son was killed while fighting alongside Islamic extremists in Syria two years ago says …

The Obama administration has released its 'playbook' for drone warfare

The report provides some insight into the infrastructure that supports drone operations across the Middle East<p>Following a court order, the Obama administration has unveiled the documents that guide its decisions to capture or kill individuals who are involved in terrorist activities around the …

ISIS Wants a Global Civil War

From the murder of a French priest to the slaughter of 80 Shia Muslims in Kabul, ISIS has one goal: to create a spate of religious civil wars across …

Watch: Hamas members beat Gaza residents

A video emerged today showing Hamas security beating Gazan civilians as they destroyed their houses.<p>Employees of Gaza City, protected by Hamas …

Turkey's response to the coup could herald a permanent break with the West

A glance at the map of the West’s current crises shows that Turkey occupies the neuralgic point where so many international problems meet. It is the intersection of the West’s war with Isil in Syria and Iraq. Nato’s concerns about a resurgent Russia loom across the Black Sea. Oil and gas pipelines …

Middle East

Take electoral reform away from politicians and let citizens decide

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned on a promise to change the way we elect Parliament. Here's the problem: letting politicians who won the last election decide future election rules is like letting the team who won the last playoff game decide rules for the next game. There's an obvious …

Ten years later, 'Runaway Devil' about to taste freedom

Freedom is looming for Canada’s youngest triple killer.<p>It’s been 10 years since a 12-year-old Medicine Hat girl made headlines around the world by …

Crime

As PM signs UN climate treaty, now comes the hard part: respecting it

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined world leaders who rushed to put their signatures Friday to a global treaty on climate …

The U.S. Might Be Better Off Cutting Ties With Saudi Arabia

When President Barack Obama visited the Gulf this week to meet with leaders from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the big …

Supreme Court of Canada strikes down Harper government’s unconstitutional tough-on-crime law

[np_storybar title=”Read the full ruling” link=”http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/15859/1/document.do”%5D<br>[/np_storybar]<p>OTTAWA — The Supreme …

Canada

Politics Notebook: Justin Trudeau makes his first moves

<i>This is the Globe's daily politics newsletter. Sign up to get it by e-mail each morning.</i><p><b>POLITICS NOTEBOOK</b><p>By Chris Hannay (@channay)<p>Stephen Harper had a famously frosty relationship with members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, but Justin Trudeau has signalled he wants to strike a new tone with …

Anti-Islam rallies across USA making Muslims wary

Organizers are planning about 20 anti-Muslim rallies this weekend across the USA, putting officials at many mosques on high alert and prompting many community leaders to urge Muslims to take precautions in case demonstrations turn violent.<p>The goal of the Global Rally for Humanity, which is asking …

Liberal leader promises to remove visa requirement for Mexican citizens

In an effort to smooth relations with Mexico, a Liberal government would remove visa requirements for Mexican citizens entering Canada, leader Justin Trudeau promised Friday.<p>The subject has been a sore point between the two countries since the Conservative government imposed the visa in 2009 to …

What is Putin's end game in Syria?

<b>With Western policy on Syria in a state of flux could the timing of Russia's military move into that country be more perfect?</b><p>The operation to move dozens of combat aircraft and hundreds of troops to the aid of President Bashar al-Assad must have been given the green light some weeks ago, but think …

Middle East

Clinton proposes $250 monthly cap on prescription drug costs

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed on Tuesday a $250 monthly cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs and other measures to stop what she called “price gouging” by pharmaceutical companies.<p>Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary …

Hillary Clinton

Alberta Premier sides with Hillary Clinton on her opposition to the Keystone XL pipleline

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley agrees with Hillary Clinton’s stance against the Keystone XL pipeline, but was surprised Hillary Clinton came out …

Hillary Clinton

Campaign notebook: Who won the debate? None of the above

<i>This is the Globe's daily election newsletter. Find out how to sign up here.</i><p><b>CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK</b><p><b>By PAUL FAIRIE(@paulisci)</b><p>Who won the debate?<p>Public opinion data has been streaming in since the federal leaders' debate last Thursday, and all evidence suggests that voters remain as divided as ever.<p>On the …

Canada

U.N., rights groups call on Saudi Arabia to spare man from beheading, crucifixion

<b>(CNN) —</b> A group of U.N. experts has joined rights groups in calling on Saudi Arabia to halt the execution of a Shiite man convicted of crimes reportedly committed as a teenager during protests inspired by the Arab Spring.<p>Ali al-Nimr, the nephew of firebrand Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, faces …

Saudi Arabia

Obama secures Iran victory as 34th senator endorses nuclear deal

John Kerry appeals to remaining waverers after support from Democrat Barbara Mikulski ensures Obama veto will be upheld if Congress rejects deal<p>The Obama administration has secured enough support in the Senate to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal will survive a congressional vote, but John Kerry …

Trudeau to invest heavily in green infrastructure in attempt to stimulate economy

Justin Trudeau is opening a window into how his infrastructure investment will be divided in the years to come if the Liberals form government this fall.<p>Speaking in Trois-Rivieres, Que., Trudeau detailed how the party would invest in green infrastructure in a bid to stimulate the Canadian …

Canada

Where is Canada in the fight against Islamic State?

In a battleground of shifting and strained alliances, Canada’s modest air war against Islamic State is becoming hard to justify<p>There was a look of …

Fracking-induced quakes in B.C. are among largest on record

At least two earthquakes in British Columbia over the past year – including one last week – are among the largest ever caused by natural gas fracking in North America and were both strong enough to force temporary shutdowns of operations.<p>But while the province's oil and natural gas ministry as well …

Catch up: Canada's secret Saudi arms deal and other stories you may have missed

<i>Busy day? Here are five stories popular with Globe readers to help you catch up.</i><p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper tours the General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada plant, next to a LAV 6.0 (Light Armoured Vehicle) being built for Canada, at the facility in London, Ont., Friday, May 2, 2014. (Dave …

Canada

Canadian families spend more on taxes than food, shelter

The average Canadian family now spends more money on taxes than on food, clothing and shelter, according to a report by the Fraser Institute.<p>"With growth in the total tax bill outpacing the cost of basic necessities, taxes now eat up more family income, so families have less money available to …