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Graham Thomson: Ontario Premier Ford ducks from fight with Rachel Notley

Premier Rachel Notley went in to this week’s annual premiers’ conference expecting to go toe-to-toe with Ontario’s Doug Ford.After all, the two could …

Canada

Oil prices are growing, the loonie is low — for Alberta, that could mean $3 billion: BMO

For years, Canada hasn’t had much reason to cheer news about oil prices.<p>The price of oil took a big hit starting in 2014, with West Texas …

Oil

Andrew Sullivan: Why Trump Has Such a Soft Spot for Russia

It is possible, is it not, that Donald Trump simply believes what he says.<p>I realize, of course, that this is technically impossible from moment to …

Geopolitics

When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five near-misses, he does – and is suing the United States to contest his own execution – Rolling Stone

How to Survive America's Kill List<p>When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five …

Middle East

Jill Stein’s Recount Cash Pays for Her Russia Legal Defense

Former Green Party nominee Jill Stein promised her donors they would have a say where the leftover money they gave to fund the 2016 recount was …

Green Party

Musk Asked Sierra Club to Help Deflect Fury Over Donation to GOP

Elon Musk personally dialed up the head of the environmental group the Sierra Club and asked for help with deflecting criticism over donations that …

Sierra Club

Study: Excess heart age linked too little or too much sleep

June 6 (UPI) -- Adults who reported sleeping seven hours each day had the lowest excess heart age compared to those with too much or too little …

Biomedicine

Montenegro begins trial of alleged pro-Russian coup plotters

PODGORICA (Reuters) - The trial of 14 people in Montenegro accused of an election day plot to kill the prime minister and bring a pro-Russian party to power began on Wednesday, with defense lawyers demanding the state prosecutor be removed from the case.<p>Police guard High Court in Podgorica ahead of …

Montenegro

Don’t believe the dairy cartel’s dire predictions. Tariffs can be ended — just look at Ontario’s wineries

Dorothy Williams, an Ontario wine maker, felt betrayed when she had to cut down her cultivated vineyard where the native Labrusca grape had …

Wine & Spirits

In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable

NEW DELHI — On a sweltering Wednesday in June, a rail-thin woman named Rehmati gripped the doctor’s table with both hands. She could hardly hold herself upright, the pain in her stomach was so intense.<p>She had traveled for 26 hours in a hot oven of a bus to visit her husband, a migrant worker here …

Climate Change

News anchors on the left and right united in stunning condemnations of Trump's 'ugly,' 'horrible' press conference with Putin

In a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, cable news hosts at every major network, including a few at President Donald Trump's favorite Fox News, condemned the president wild press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.<p>At CNN, anchor Anderson Cooper called …

Donald Trump

CRISPR gene editing can cause serious DNA damage, U.K. research finds

Scientists studying the effects of the potentially game-changing gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 have found it can cause unexpected genetic damage that …

Genetics

UCP to pay back $7,000 used to hold banquet

The United Conservative Party will pay back more than $7,000 in taxpayer funds after party leader Jason Kenney and now former UCP MLA Prab Gill were …

Canada

The $247 trillion global debt bomb

The untold story of the world economy — so far at least — is the potentially explosive interaction between the spreading trade war and the overhang of global debt, estimated at a staggering $247 trillion. That’s “trillion” with a “t.” The numbers are so large as to be almost …

Economy

Calgary MLA Prab Gill leaves UCP caucus following ballot-stuffing allegations

Calgary United Conservative MLA Prab Gill has left the party’s caucus following an internal ballot-stuffing probe.He will not seek a UCP nomination …

Canada

Bell: Jason Kenney slams elite media deep thinkers

He is one happy camper. But when push comes to shove, he shoves.<p>Like a coach in the locker room after the big win, United Conservative leader Jason …

Canada

Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson

In the 1850s, disaffected Democrats made the wrenching choice to leave their party to save American democracy. Here’s what happened.<p>“I was educated a Democrat from my boyhood,” a Republican delegate confided to his colleagues at Iowa’s constitutional convention in 1857. “Faithfully, I did adhere to …

Political Science

'Ghost particle' reveals source of mysterious cosmic rays

For more than 100 years, scientists have speculated about the origin of high-energy cosmic rays, a rain of charged particles that bombard Earth from …

Physics

UCP’s deputy whip steps aside over alleged involvement in ballot-stuffing controversy | The Star

CALGARY—Calgary-Greenway MLA Prab Gill has resigned as deputy whip for the United Conservative Party over his alleged involvement in voting …

Conservative Party

What Jonathan Chait Gets Right About Trump and Russia

Thirty years of contacts with Russia are hard to dismiss as a series of disconnected events.<p>Jonathan Chait has written a long piece on President Donald Trump’s myriad ties to Russia. The reaction is about what you’d expect: Trump’s most feverish critics see it as the indictment of a Manchurian …

Donald Trump

Cancelled wind farm to cost Ontario ratepayers $100 million plus: Company

TORONTO— The unexpected cancellation of a wind energy project by the new Ontario government will cost ratepayers more than $100 million according to …

Canada

Oil’s New Technology Spells End of Boom for Roughnecks - WSJ

After 20 years in the oil-and-gas industry, Eric Neece was used to its booms and busts. He wasn’t surprised when he was laid off by GE Oil & Gas in Conroe, Texas, in 2015 after oil prices plummeted. He figured his job would come back when prices crept back up.<p>He was almost right. The work came …

Oil & Gas Industry

Do svidánija, NATO

Until now, not one of our NATO allies believed the American President actively sought favour and approval from the leader of totalitarian Russia.<p>NATO once feared the spectre of Soviet divisions rolling through the Fulda Gap. Military and civilian leaders spent restless nights worrying about …

Geopolitics

What Is QAnon? The Craziest Theory of the Trump Era, Explained

From celebrities to the grassroots, the right is obsessed with the idea there is a secret conspiracy where Hillary is headed for Gitmo. Here’s …

Donald Trump

Rolling Stone – Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage

Music

Shell ramps up in Kitimat, raising Canada’s $30B LNG hopes

A flurry of activity is raising optimism that Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its partners are ready to go ahead with the nation’s largest infrastructure …

Canada

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was the Obama Administration’s special envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a position that …

Israel

John Ivison: The battle of Queen’s Park: Ford-Trudeau meeting turns ‘super-heated’

OTTAWA — Doug Ford is going to have a lot of fun with Justin Trudeau in the coming months — like a World Wrestling Entertainment villain breaking …

Canada

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Wants To Hire 40 More Foreign Workers

With the latest filing, the club has now sought to hire more than 240 foreign workers since Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign.<p>Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach that he calls the Winter White House, has asked the government for permission to hire 40 …

Donald Trump