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Cameron faces off with 27 EU leaders in 'battle for Britain'

Pressure mounts for a deal Friday at the end of a two-day summit<p>BRUSSELS – Prime Minister David Cameron faced off Thursday against the 27 other …

From ‘Vegas girl’ to MP, Ruth Ellen Brosseau had to prove her legitimacy

<i>Women in Politics is a new regular column by veteran political journalist</i> Jane Taber<i>. Follow her on</i> Twitter <i>and</i> Facebook<i>.</i><p>With the nickname "Vegas girl," Ruth Ellen Brosseau was something of a joke on Parliament Hill in the days after the 2011 general election, and it seemed her prospects for success …

Women sentenced in horrific ‘street justice’ beating

TORONTO<p>Two of three aboriginal women who slashed, burned and beat a hostage so bad she lost control of her bowels were sentenced Thursday to one more …

Five things you should know before you start your workday on Feb. 19

Good morning. The OECD gave Canada one of the sharpest downgrades among developed countries for 2016, with growth predicted to average only 1.4 per …

Why retirees should suck it up and buy stocks

<b>By Rob Carrick</b><p>Bear markets like we've seen recently are the precise reason why you're supposed to increase your exposure to bonds at the expense of stocks as you get older. When stocks tank, bonds rise. This helps investors feel comfortable it the short term, but it may cost them over time in terms …

Dion explains why he won't cancel controversial Saudi arms deal

<i>This is The Globe's daily politics newsletter. Sign up to get it by e-mail each morning.</i><p><b>POLITICS BRIEFING</b><p><b>By Chris Hannay</b> (@channay)<p>Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion told the Senate on Thursday that the Liberals do not approve of the controversial $15-billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, but that …

The EU's plan to stop the next wave of Syrian refugees

Critics assert that the EU is trying to buy its way out of the refugee crisis<p>Muhammad al Ahmed can recount the exact moment he felt freed from the …

Outstanding Breakfast Tacos in Houston

Breakfast tacos are quite possibly the world's most amazing breakfast food. Portable, packed with protein, a range of spicy heat and countless combinations of ingredients to fit just about any palette whether you're carnivore, vegetarian or just hungover. There are many many places to find top …

Is ‘Planet 9’ a second Kuiper Belt?

Is there a 9th planet – a super-Earth – as yet undiscovered in our solar system? Researchers present an alternative view, not a planet, but many …

Spycraft before warplanes: CSE at centre of beefed-up ISIL intelligence effort

OTTAWA — The Communications Security Establishment, Canada’s electronic spy service, is set to play a more prominent role in the war against the …

California porn regulation fails after plea from stars not to force them to wear condoms, safety goggles

LOS ANGELES — One after another, scores of people who make porn films for a living pleaded their case to California workplace safety officials: Don’t …

Christy Clark needs a lesson on playing nice

When the country's first ministers next gather, there will be a greater-than-usual interest in the seating arrangement. No doubt many of the premiers will be wondering who will get stuck next to <i>her.</i><p><i>Her,</i> of course, is Christy Clark, the greatest premier in all the land – and if you don't believe me, …

The lure of LA for the NFL - mirage or 'must do'? | News Home | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Like a shimmering desert mirage, the prospect of a National Football League (NFL) team returning to the Los Angeles area has tantalized fans in Southern California for two decades without coming to fruition.<p>The Vince Lombardi Trophy is lifted into the air after the New …

Can Canada teach the rest of us to be nicer?

Life is hard enough, with plenty of jagged edges and pointy bits. Why not coat it with a glaze of politeness and humility?<p>Every August my family embarks on that great American ritual: the road trip. And we always head north. Canada may not be the most exotic of destinations, but sometimes, exotic …

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7 secrets for getting the most comfortable airline seat

There are a lot of things people hate about air travel. The food (or the lack of food), the hidden fees, even the other passengers.<p>In fact, out of 43 …

In Pakistan, imposing tombs that few have seen

Just 90km west of the largest city in Pakistan, Makli is the final resting place of more than half a million people. Yet its intricate tombs are little known to travellers today.<p>Covering more than 10sqkm, Makli is one of the world’s largest necropolises, acting as the final resting place of more …

The Recipes You Need To Cook This Weekend

The weekend is a few hours away, which means it's prime time to start thinking about all the delicious food you're going to consume in the next two days. Whether you had a breezy week or a difficult one, we know you've more than earned your weekend. It's time to relax and indulge.<p>Maybe you're …

Scientists take first step towards Star Trek transporter

German engineers create a machine which can scan an object, destroying it in the process, then transmit it over the internet and recreate it anywhere in the world using a 3D printer. Could it be the first prototype of a teleportation machine?<p>German engineers have created a machine which can take a …

12 must-have Super Bowl party dishes to serve this year

Hosting a Super-Bowl party is as much about the delicious snacks than watching the game itself. From cheesy dips, to sliders, to decadent sweets, the options are seemingly endless. In honor of the game, we've rounded up some of the most popular recipes from Pinterest, and they are insanely …

Opinion: GE is a boring stock, but everyone should own it

<i>(The following analysis, originally published Jan. 23, is relevant today after General Electric said it would sell most of its GE Capital business</i> …

John Doyle: CBC’s Amanda Lang problem should end with this: Resign

Here's an idea that's probably going nowhere but let's try it anyway – CBC's Amanda Lang could get down off her high horse and resign. Enough with the haughty umbrage.<p>CBC could help her down from the high horse and achieve some closure on the matter of Lang's allegedly compromised reporting and …

How to party in Brazil

Few places on Earth party as hard as Rio, and that’s coming from a former New Orleans resident. They drink a lot, they wear very little, and they …

Falling oil prices put extra pressure on OPEC

OPEC may appear unflinching in its resolve to keep pumping barrels into the global oil market, but not everyone is certain the 55-year-old cartel …

Scientists Slow Down The Speed Of Light As It Travels Through Air

"Faster than the speed of light” might be more of a relative statement now<p>Light passes through air at about 299,000,000 meters per second, an accepted constant that hasn’t been challenged—until now. By manipulating a single particle of light as it passed through free space, researchers have found a …

Ramen Fried Chicken Is Here, And It's What We've Been Waiting For

Think you can't change the world of dining with ramen? David Chang already has. And now he's going to do it all over again.<p>Chang -- the man (and chef) behind upscale ramen eatery Momofuku-- has just blown our minds with a video tutorial on how to make Ramen Fried Chicken. In the Lucky Peach video …