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Beheading of Japanese Citizen Leaves Tokyo With Agonizing Choice

The Islamic State murdered one of its two Japanese hostages. Now, the group is demanding the release of a prisoner for the life of the second.<p>The …

Islam

Canada’s overloaded military procurement system shortchanges our troops: Editorial | The Star

Botched military procurement is hardly unique to Canada. Delays and cost overruns when buying fighting ships, aircraft and other big-ticket tools of …

B.C. Muslim Association tackles youth radicalization

The B.C. Muslim Association is launching a campaign against extremism to counter increasing efforts by radical groups to recruit Canadian …

Stephane L. Pressault: How we all failed John Maguire

It has been reported that John Maguire, a.k.a. Yahya Maguire, a.k.a. Abu Anwar Al-Kanadi, has been killed in Kobani, Syria. A young convert to Islam, …

Muslim Women

Cozying up to Saudi Arabia: How can that be ‘principled’?

The Harper government boasts of conducting a high-minded, "principled" foreign policy. In that case, could someone in government explain why Saudi Arabia is Canada's second-largest export market for military sales? Where's the principle in that?<p>Could that same person explain why the Harper …

Target Canada's failed launch offers lessons for other retailers

The impending Canadian launch of fabled American retailers Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue is eagerly anticipated by consumers, but the disastrous …

Target closes all 133 stores in Canada, gets creditor protection

Target says it plans to discontinue all operations in Canada and has been granted protection from creditors, less than two years after opening to …

Missing the mark: Five reasons why Target failed in Canada

@TargetCanada @Target I can't buy anything if your shelves are empty. #Target pic.twitter.com/949ev4xrj6— S. Bryan (@QueQat) January 7, 2015<p>Empty shelves<p>The company struggled from the outset to find a proper mix of inventory, often having too much of some products and not enough of others. Shoppers …

Mountie takes woman home from jail to 'pursue a personal relationship'

RCMP Const. Kevin Theriault took an intoxicated aboriginal woman he had arrested out of a cell and drove her to his northern Manitoba home to "pursue …

CBS journalist sues Justice Department for spying

A former CBS journalist is suing the Justice Department, the United States Postal Service and several federal employees for allegedly hacking her …

U.S. sanctions fail two-thirds of the time. And allies are often to blame

<b>By Bryan Early</b>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides a multiple-rocket launching drill in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, Dec. 30, 2014. REUTERS/KCNAResponding to the cyber attack against Sony, the U.S. government recently issued new …

France seeks end to Russia sanctions over Ukraine

<b>French President Francois Hollande says he wants Western sanctions on Russia to be lifted if progress is made in talks on the Ukraine conflict this month.</b><p>He did not specify which sanctions - imposed by the EU, US and Canada - could be lifted. The sanctions began after Russia annexed Crimea in March.<p>…

Foreign caregivers backlog grows as families wait for residency

The number of individuals waiting for permanent resident status under a program that brings foreign caregivers and nannies to Canada has ballooned to …

Immigration changes to watch for in 2015

For good or bad, the nature of immigration in Canada has changed under the Conservatives.<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed that when he spoke …

Minister knew Canada wouldn't meet Syrian refugee commitment

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander was secretly warned in the spring that Canada would not fulfil its promise to the United Nations to accept 1,300 …

Chocolate health myth dissolves

When the New York Times ran this headline last fall, "To improve a memory, consider chocolate," it quickly became one of the newspaper’s "most …

Police forces tracking suspects through phones refuse to pay fees imposed by Rogers Communications

OTTAWA — The RCMP and many other police forces are refusing to pay new fees imposed by Rogers Communications for helping track suspects through their …

Mobile Devices

The Sanctions-Proof Superpower

If Beijing decided to pull a Putin on its neighbors, would the United States have any real options besides war?<p>With the ruble in the dumps and the …

Economy

Murdered and missing aboriginal women deserve inquiry, rights group says

A report into missing and murdered indigenous women in B.C. is breathing new life into an acrimonious debate between advocates of a public inquiry …

'Where's Our Unity March?' China Wants to Know

‘Where’s Our Unity March?’ China Wants to Know<p>Social media users ask why the West wept for Paris, but not for Kunming, also the site of a deadly …

François Hollande

Dispatches: Relieving the Philippines’ Overcrowded Jails

The Supreme Court of the Philippines has ordered 286 people to be released from jail because they had already spent the same amount of time behind …

Human Rights

Canada faltered on world stage in 2014 | The Star

As Christmas approaches and 2014 winds down, a survey of major political and economic developments suggests that the prospects for a more peaceful …

Revenue Canada targets birdwatchers for political activity

A small group of nature lovers in southern Ontario enjoy spending weekends watching birds and other wildlife, but lately they're the ones under watch …

How Harper killed medicare — and got away with it

<i>More from Linda McQuaig available here</i><p>The Harper government’s anti-democratic actions have been so numerous, it’s easy to lose track of them.<p>I almost …

Health Care

Israel, U.S. Slam Palestinian Bid to Join International Criminal Court

Palestinian leaders made the move after a U.N. resolution demanding an end to the Israeli occupation by 2017 was bottled up by Washington and …

UNSC rejects resolution on Palestinian state

The UN Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for peace with Israel within a year and an end to Israel's occupation by 2017.<p>The resolution failed to muster the minimum nine "yes" votes required in the council for adoption.<p>What does the new draft resolution submitted on …

​Ditching US dollar: China, Russia launch financial tools in local currencies

The agreement signed in the end of October comes into force Monday, December 29, and provides a currency swap of CNY150 billion (up to US$25 billion).<p>…

CIA torture? For the Arab world, that's no surprise | CIA

The headlines scream of shock and revulsion. Described in UK newspapers as a "stain on America" and "the shaming of the West", and in the US as a "grim portrait" and "litany of brutality", the damning Senate report on CIA torture has, not surprisingly, evoked horror across the world's media.<p>Few …