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The best of the Globe Careers salaries series

In the past year, Globe Careers launched our Salaries Series, which looked at an array of professions to check out everything about them: how much you might make, what education was required, and the good, bad and ugly about it as well.<p>They were simple, but resonated with readers. Overall stories …

Looking ahead to housing trends in 2014

Personal finance columnist Rob Carrick joins personal finance editor Roma Luciw to discuss where housing trends might take us in 2014

Rathika Sitsabaiesan Sri Lanka Trip Prompts Diplomatic Scuffle With Canada

OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP of Tamil heritage says she experienced "political intimidation" during a private visit to her native Sri Lanka, but that …

Rob Ford’s lawyer sees Toronto mayor on a road to redemption

Over the past few difficult months, a low-profile lawyer with salt-and-pepper hair has often been at the side of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.<p>Part trusted adviser and spokesman, Dennis Morris was with Mr. Ford after his stunning crack cocaine admission and when the mayor "hit bottom" after hearing his …

Croatia arrests ex-spy chief wanted in Germany

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia arrested on Wednesday a former intelligence chief wanted in Germany, responding to an extradition row that overshadowed the Balkan state’s accession to the European Union last summer.<p>Josip Perkovic was one of 10 people arrested, state news agency Hina reported, as an …

European Union

Look for a little more economic drama for Canada in 2014

If 2013 was the year of "modest" – moderate economic growth, modest job gains and mild-to-non-existent inflation – next year should bring a little more drama.<p>Canada's economy grew by about 1.7 per cent in 2013, the second year in a row of tepid growth that disappointed most forecasters. Next year, …

Data Scraping Highlights Risks Of Image Theft Online

TORONTO - When a photo of the late Rehtaeh Parsons was used for a dating website's advertisement on Facebook last year, the callous misappropriation …

The first recreational marijuana industry in the U.S. opened Wednesday in Colorado, kicking off an experiment that will be watched closely around the world. What do you make of this new industry? READ MORE: http://cbc.sh/uZTsrAO

Year of the brain: Our most popular science stories of 2013

How poverty influences a child's brain development<p>Only 3 to 4 per cent of Canadian children are born with inherited differences that will limit their physical, emotional or intellectual growth, yet an average of 25 to 30 per cent exhibit some level of developmental vulnerability that could include …

Some say that too much pride will go to your head, that love can make the heart swell, or that sadness is a feeling in the pit of your stomach -- and you know what? They may just be right. What do you think of this new study? READ MORE: http://cbc.sh/0iEBe9Q

South Sudan president declares state of emergency ahead of talks

JUBA/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declared a state of emergency in two states on Wednesday as his negotiators prepared for peace talks with rebels to end more than two weeks of violence that has pushed the country towards civil war.<p>People displaced from fighting …

Africa

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Mogadishu hotel targeted by bombs, at least 11 killed

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Three bombs exploded within an hour outside a hotel frequented by government officials in a heavily fortified district of the Somali capital on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people.<p>Soldiers assess the scene of an explosion outside the Jazira hotel in Mogadishu, January 1, …

Extremism

Sunni militants storm Iraq police stations to free prisoners

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamist militants stormed police stations in several cities of Iraq’s western province of Anbar on Wednesday, seizing weapon caches and freeing prisoners after security forces dismantled a Sunni Muslim protest camp on Monday.<p>Gunmen gesture during fighting in Ramadi …

Islam