Momoko Hirano

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Front-runner Mulcair is now the target of scrutiny

This just in: Thomas Mulcair is a citizen of France!<p>Actually, it isn't "just in" at all. But the NDP Leader, who leads in the polls and who could well be prime minister by November, is under new and intense scrutiny, as he should be.<p>Provided, of course, we don't take any of this seriously.<p>The …

Greece defaults on IMF loan. Now what?

The financial crisis unfolding in Greece is unprecedented, and few experts are prepared to speculate on just what might happen next now that the …

Europe

Greek debt crisis is the Iraq War of finance

Guardians of financial stability are deliberately provoking a bank run and endangering Europe's system in their zeal to force Greece to its knees<p>Rarely in modern times have we witnessed such a display of petulance and bad judgment by those supposed to be in charge of global financial stability, and …

Europe

In Moscow, Syrian minister says Russia promises aid

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria’s foreign minister said in Moscow on Monday Russia had promised to send political, economic and military aid to his country, where the army is coming under some of the heaviest pressure since the start of the civil war.<p>Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem attends …

Middle East

Charleston residents unite: ‘We’re not going to let this divide us’

There is no escaping the subject of race in a place like Charleston. It is all around you.<p>The city was once a major slave trading centre. A downtown museum stands on the site of the Old Slave Mart, where human beings were once auctioned like cattle. The Civil War got under way here when Confederate …

Trans-Pacific Partnership? Never heard of it, Canadians tell pollster

It's the biggest free trade deal Canadians never heard of.<p>A new poll suggests three in four Canadians have no idea that Canada is one of 12 countries …