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Top 10: Things to Do in Canada’s National Parks

Canada is chock-full of national parks, marine reserves, and other protected places. Here are our picks for the top ten don't-miss spots.<p>Spot Polar Bears in Wapusk<p>This Manitoba park’s name means “white bear” in the Cree language, and for good reason—the remote realm on the shores of Hudson Bay is …

Hiking

The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.<p>In mid-September, while President Obama was fending …

Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices …

Analysts Adjust Expectations for Dollar

The dollar’s rapid appreciation over the third quarter prompted many analysts and strategists to shift forward their expectations for the greenback’s gains into 2015.

The Single-Engine Global Economy

TOKYO – The global economy is like a jetliner that needs all of its engines operational to take off and steer clear of clouds and storms. …

Economics

U.S. crude exports to Asia stall on flood of Mideast oil

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An aggressive strategy by Mideast Gulf producers to exploit the lowest oil prices in five years to defend market share is showing signs of bearing fruit as U.S. crude exports to Asia grind to halt.<p>A seagoing barge is loaded with crude oil from the Eagle Ford Shale formation at …

Oil prices plummet as OPEC decides against output cut

VIENNA — Crude prices plunged Thursday after the powerful Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said it wouldn't cut production levels to stem the collapse in oil prices that have fallen 40% since June.<p>Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali Al-Naimi delivered the news as he left a nearly five-hour …

Bloomberg.com

Isis: the inside story

In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with …

2003 CIA cable casts doubt on claim linking Iraq to 9/11

A recently released CIA cable casts heavy doubt on a key claim used by the Bush administration to justify the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.<p>It discounts intelligence that said Mohammed Atta, one of the 9/11 ringleaders, met with an Iraqi official in the Czech Republic a few months before the …

Islamic State adopts Assad's methods of torture

Exclusive: Prisons run by Islamic State jihadists in Syria are using the same inhumane punishments as those run by the Assad government, victims of both regimes tell The Telegraph<p>In <b>Syria</b>, the torturers change but the tortures remain the same.<p>Prisons run by Islamic State jihadists are using the same …

Middle East

Iraq crisis: Kurds reclaim Jalawla after Islamic State defeat

Territorial gains by the so-called Islamic State have begun to be reversed in several places in Iraq.<p>One is the town of Jalawla which lies north-east of Baghdad, where Kurdish forces are back in control after surrendering the town in August.<p>The Peshmerga soldiers say they have discovered mass …

8 Online Gift Generators That’ll Make You the Perfect Santa

We get that it’s totally acceptable for people who you don’t know all that well to tell you, “Oh, I don’t really need anything, but thanks for asking!” But when your bestie or your parents are holding back their wish list, it’s just straight-up annoying to leave you idea-less. Before you start …

The Best American Winter Road Trips

On the spectrometer of thrills, winter driving lies somewhere between utilitarian necessity and white-knuckle extreme sport. But now that gas is affordable and holiday lights are twinkling from the East Coast to L.A., it’s time to hit the open road and give the ultimate test to your car’s …

Hiking

Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits

TOKYO (AP) — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not …

Why Are Oil Prices Dropping?

With the price of oil down 28 percent in recent months, financial analysts and political pundits are all asking the same questions: What are the reasons behind this drop and why isn’t OPEC taking steps to stop the bleeding?<p>It’s Economics 101. When the price falls, you cut supply. OPEC nations are …

Bud’s iconic Clydesdales put out to pasture as Jay-Z steps in

Budweiser is ditching Clydesdale horses in favor of Jay-Z.<p>The self-styled King of Beers is reportedly reworking its marketing campaign in a bid to …

This Is Who Decides Whether Your Flight Takes Off This Week

Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Andrew Hinderaker<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for …