Keith Hayes

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New PM Trudeau to Obama: Canada's Islamic State combat mission to end

MONTREAL/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, who came from behind to trounce his Conservative rivals and snatch a majority mandate, now has to deliver on pledges from tackling climate change to legalizing marijuana.<p>Trudeau, who had also promised to withdraw Canada …


North Korea to Top Agenda as Obama Meets South Korean Leader

Results in Afghanistan suggest long US troop mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's war in Afghanistan, now in its 15th year, is long on official U.S. optimism about building a self-reliant Afghan army but short on convincing evidence that the goal will be reached anytime soon.<p>That is the backdrop to President Barack Obama's decision to extend the U.S. …

Pressure grows to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan


Jerusalem Grows More Grim and Polarized with Clampdown


Historic North Korean Parade Shows Kim Jong Un’s Military Might

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The secretive nation staged the biggest, boisterous military parade in its history, with up to a million people marching past the country’s leader, who warned the United States that he was "driving it into a corner."<p>Dictator Kim Jong Un pledged during Saturday's lavish …

North Korea

Wave of Russian airstrikes in central Syria kill 3

Syrian activists say Russian warplanes have struck in the central Homs province, killing at least two children and a shepherd.<p>An activist media platform in the central town of Talbiseh said at least 10 air raids were carried out on the town and nearby areas Sunday. A video posted by the group …

Kunduz Airstrike Reportedly Kills 19 At Doctors Without Borders Hospital


Behind Boehner's decision to call it quits

A long session with his top aide, 45 minutes in solitude, and an escape to Trattoria Alberto on Capitol Hill.<p>Mike Sommers was the only one John Boehner trusted with the news.<p>The speaker’s 40-year-old chief of staff, who began his congressional career as an intern for Boehner in 1997, had been …

John Boehner

Volkswagen models sale halted in Switzerland

<b>Switzerland has temporarily banned the sale of Volkswagen (VW) diesel-engine models which could have devices capable of tricking emission tests.</b><p>It said the move could affect 180,000 cars - not yet sold or registered - in the Euro5 emission category.<p>This comes after VW, the biggest carmaker in the …

Saudi Arabia

Hackers stole 5.6 million government fingerprints - more than estimated

It's becoming painfully clear that the massive theft of federal personnel records is worse than previously thought.<p>On Wednesday, the Office of Personnel Management said hackers stole 5.6 million fingerprints it had on file. That's significantly higher than the agency's original estimate of 1.1 …

Xi Jinping

Colombia signs deal with Farc: 'We can set an example to the world'

Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia, announces the signing of a significant deal with Farc rebels, which will see talks conclude by March 2016 and the end of the Western hemisphere's longest-running civil war<p>Colombia took a significant step towards ending one of the world's …

South America

Pope Visit Postscript: The Excluded Inmates

Pope Francis may have left the U.S., but the fall-out of his trip is just beginning. I have a long story up today on his Sunday visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia. There’s one piece of it that I thought was specifically worth highlighting here:<p>But some kinds of …

Mecca Stampede Leaves at Least 150 Dead

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns amid emissions cheating scandal

by Jack Ewing<p>Martin Winterkorn resigned as chief executive of Volkswagen on Wednesday, taking responsibility for an emissions cheating scandal that …

Al Jazeera Journalists Pardoned By Egyptian President

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been imprisoned for aiding the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood during a retrial in August.<p>Last month, Fahmy and Mohamed were sentenced to three years in prison after a retrial that saw prosecutors accuse them of aiding the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, operating …

Here Are The Things That Go Boom That Russia Gave Syria

Your visual guide to the various planes and exploding things that Moscow has parked in Damascus.

Middle East

Pope Francis makes saint of controversial Hispanic missionary

<b>Pope Francis has named 18th-Century missionary Junipero Serra a saint, in a move cheered by Hispanic Catholics but criticised by some Native Americans.</b><p>Serra, who lived in what is now California, is the first person to be made a saint in the US.<p>Latino churchgoers have said honouring him is an …


Yankees Hall of Fame Catcher Yogi Berra Dies

Obama to Welcome Pope Francis With Stately White House Ceremony

Aftershocks rattle Chile after earthquake as death toll rises | World news | The Guardian

Chile has been shaken by dozens of aftershocks after a powerful earthquake toppled buildings, killed at least 11 people and forced the evacuation of more than 1 million people.<p>The magnitude 8.3 tremor on Wednesday night lasted for three minutes, and caused a series of tsunami surges – some as high …

Natural Disasters
North Africa

Apple Discussing Self-Driving Cars With California’s DMV

Apple’s self-driving car program is getting very real. So real, in fact, that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is now holding meetings with Apple about them. According to documents obtained by <i>The Guardian</i>’s Mark Harris, Apple’s legal counsel held an hour-long meeting with DMV …

'Computer problems' halting some American flights now fixed

<b>American Airlines says it has fixed a technology problem that was grounding flights from Miami, Dallas and Chicago on Thursday.</b><p>The airline said on Twitter that its connectivity issues were resolved and that passengers would be on their way soon.<p>The FAA said the airline had requested to hold …

Japan's politicians brawl to delay security bills being passed

Watch when Japan's opposition politicians purposely brawl eachother in an attempt to delay military expansion bills being passed<p>Japan's parliament braced for another battle of wills on Thursday after opposition lawmakers used delaying tactics to block an upper house committee from meeting to …