Former politician arrested for praising North Korea, just days after her colleague was deported for similar offence. South Korean authorities have arrested an activist and former leftist politician for
First, it lent Argentina cash to replenish its dwindling foreign-exchange reserves. Next, with the rouble crashing, China offered credit to Russia. Then Venezuela begged for funds to stave off a default.
Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa just conceded defeat to his one-time ally, Maithripala Sirisena, in an upset that will have an impact far beyond the teardrop-shaped island and its 20 million residents.
The world’s biggest energy consumer is socking away inexpensive oil for a rainy day. Reuters analysts estimate that Chinese imports of crude oil rose 10%, to more than 31 million tonnes (32 million tons),
The Shanghai Composite registered a jaw-dropping 52% surge last year. And just about every analyst still remains bullish and agrees the index has even more room to run. Shanghai's 2014 performance made
The federal government, expected to make a pivotal decision on Canada's next jet fighter within weeks, is playing down a new Department of National Defence acquisition schedule that suggests the contract
How the poor are being pushed out of downtown Los Angeles. A street corner in downtown Los Angeles. Photo via Flickr user Toni Heim One of the worst things about being rich is sometimes you're forced interact
Education on sexual matters is too important to be optional, according to Quebec's ministry of education. The province is rolling out a new pilot project in which sex education, like French and Mathematics,
Jump to questions: What is the Fair Elections Act? Essentially, Bill C-23 changes the rules for voters, candidates, parties and the people whose job it is to make sure elections are fair. Ottawa says will
The Conservative government's bid to ease a multibillion-dollar backlog of Prairie grain is one step closer to becoming law, despite ongoing questions about its details and complaints by Canada's two railways.
China has angrily dismissed reports that it has drawn up contingency plans for the collapse of the regime in North Korea, including measures to contain an influx of refugees and prevent unrest from spilling
Foreign minister questions the legitimacy of May 25 presidential election amid troop deployment in east Ukraine. Russia's foreign minister has questioned the legitimacy of Ukraine's upcoming presidential
The federal prison system is expected to face renewed overcrowding problems just a few years after Ottawa completes a plan to add thousands of new cells, a new report by the Auditor-General says. The also
An extraordinary showdown between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has intensified, with the jurist denying wrongdoing, and disputing Mr. Harper's recollection