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Unreal exchange in House of Commons over Canada’s involvement in Iraq

Canada barely understands its battle against Islamic State

The Islamic State, against which the United States and assorted real or erstwhile allies have now declared war, in a manner of speaking, beheaded American and British captives to general and genuine revulsion.<p>Their beheadings, and various fire-breathing statements against infidels in the West from …

Iran: Happy video dancers sentenced to 91 lashes and jail

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Crime

France launches first air strikes on IS in Iraq

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Military suicides outnumbered deaths in Afghanistan, new stats show

MONTREAL — There were more suicides in the Canadian Forces since 2002 than combat deaths during Canada’s Afghanistan mission, according to a report …

US general: Ground troops option if anti-IS strategy fails

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Middle East

French PM Manuel Valls wins confidence vote

<b>French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has narrowly won a crucial confidence vote in parliament, despite a recent cabinet revolt over austerity measures.</b><p>Deputies in the National Assembly voted 269 to 244 in favour of the government's policies.<p>Mr Valls earlier defended reforms of his Socialist cabinet, …

Horwath takes left turn to get NDP back on track | The Star

In the fight of her political life, embattled NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is banking on her left hook.<p>A fiery Horwath came out swinging Saturday, …

Mulcair to release NDP platform a full year before federal election | The Star

“So we’re going to be rolling out some very concrete pieces this fall and people will be able to see what Canada would look like, what would be …

Veterans groups say Ottawa spending too much remembering old wars

A growing number of Canadian veterans' groups are upset that the federal government is spending millions commemorating old wars while current …

Arizona shooting: Girl, nine, kills gun instructor

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Guns

Ottawa urged to remove citizenship by birth on Canadian soil | The Star

Immigration officials have recommended that Ottawa remove citizenship rights to babies born in Canada to non-citizens and non-residents even though …

Can Quebec learn from Scotland’s McReferendum?

<i>Peter McKenna is a professor and chair of political science at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown.</i><p>In less than a month, Scottish voters will have a chance to opt for independent statehood in a mid-September referendum. As of this writing, the No side has a comfortable lead of …

Canada deports people to wars, repressive regimes | The Star

In addition to the people sent to the moratorium countries, CBSA records show that almost 250 people were deported to Eritrea, North Korea, Libya, …

Novice NDP MPs decide political life isn't for them

The NDP faces new challenges as one-time novices gear up—or drop out—for 2015<p>In the annals of electoral curiosities, there will always be a chapter …

University of Ottawa rises in world rankings as other Canadian schools fall

Print<p>OTTAWA — The University of Ottawa has jumped 14 places in a prestigious ranking of world universities by a British magazine, bucking a trend …

If others were involved, Sona should name names

The term "vote suppression" is a euphemism. When a member or members of a political party run an operation to prevent citizens from voting for another party, it's tantamount to trying to fix an election result. It's attempted vote-rigging.<p>For corrupt political acts, you can't get much worse. It's …

Iraq crisis: Yazidi villagers 'massacred' by IS

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Middle East

Michael Sona guilty in robocalls trial - but 'did not likely act alone'

Former Conservative staffer Michael Sona has been found guilty of using misleading calls to send Guelph, Ont., voters to the wrong polling station …

Cannabis and Canada: Why has drug policy changed?

<b>Canadian Marc Emery's arrest in 2005 was hailed by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a significant blow to the legalisation movement. Now, after a five-year stint in a US jail, Canada's "Prince of Pot" returns to a completely different cannabis landscape.</b><p>Marc Emery's voice is filled with an …

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath vows to reconnect with lost supporters | The Star

‎NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she is committed to reconnecting with Ontarians after a disappointing finish in the June 12 provincial election.<p>“That …

1 in 6 soldiers affected by alcohol-related or mental health issues

Nearly one in six full-time members of the Canadian Forces experienced symptoms of mental health or alcohol-related disorders over several months …

Unease growing in Thomas Mulcair's NDP ranks: Hébert | The Star

MONTREAL — Canada’s New Democrats have a history of patiently playing the long game, a virtue — some would argue — that has at least partly been …

Keystone climate impacts could be 4 times higher than estimate, study says

An economic analysis of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline's possible climate impacts has concluded they could be up to four times higher than …

Gaza conflict: Israel, Hamas accept ceasefire proposal

Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce …

Iraq conflict: Political crisis deepens as PM deploys militia

Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country's new …

When impeachment meant something

Last month, in the well-regarded Quinnipiac University National Poll, a plurality of Americans named Barack Obama as the worst president since the Second World War. With 33 per cent "support," Mr. Obama finally outpolled his predecessor, George W. Bush, to claim this ignominious prize.<p>This has only …