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From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

As Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull prepares to visit the United States in mid-February 2018, media down under report...<p>In 1940, the United …

Malcolm Turnbull

There's no business like America's arms business — here's how defense giants are doing

Starting with a base of $534 billion in discretionary funding, coupled with another $51 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funding (aka the "war budget"), the Pentagon's spending power comes to a grand total of $585 billion.<p>Defense industry giants, Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop …

Aerospace

The unfathomable horror of terror in Turkey

<b>To the editor:</b> How are we to understand terrorists who search for Paradise in the slaughtering of unarmed people, terrorists who exalt the violence of their own deaths? (Re "How the attack in Turkey unfolded," June 30)<p>Is there no future dream of marriage, education or career in their imaginings and …

Istanbul Atatürk Airport

Alberta issues air quality advisory due to wildfire smoke

Alberta Health Services has issued air quality advisories for areas from the U.S. border north to the Edmonton region because of smoke from wildfires in Washington state.<p>The agency warns even healthy people may experience irritated eyes and throat and possibly shortness of breath.<p>AHS says people …

Bank customer's lawsuit raises questions about fraud liability

$80K fraud case highlights caveats and conditions giving banks a backdoor for liability<p>The case of an Ontario man who was charged more than $80,000 …

Are there still advantages to leasing a car?

<i>Reprinted by permission of the author, Chris Snyder, from Be Smart With Your Money. Copyright 2013 by Civil Sector Press. Book Excerpt. Financing A Car.</i><p>After a house, a car is often the biggest purchase many people make and often requires borrowing. Until 2008, it was quite simple to finance your …