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Chinese Canadian Post editor says she was fired over Chan critique

The editor-in-chief of a Chinese-language newspaper says she was forced out of her job for publishing a column that criticized the conduct of Ontario cabinet minister Michael Chan.<p>In a statement released to The Globe and Mail, the former editor of the Chinese Canadian Post, Helen Wang, said she was …

Ethiopia rejects Egyptian protests over Nile dam

Ethiopia has refused to halt work on a controversial giant dam across the river Nile that Egypt fears will severely curb its water supply.<p>The refusal …

In Focus

Watch Trump repeatedly refer to Customs and Border Protection as CBCWatch Trump repeatedly refer to Customs and Border Protection as CBCWatch Trump repeatedly refer to Customs and Border Protection as CBC<p>00:54<p>Running to remember: Fallen service members honored with a run across AmericaRunning to …

Lebanese Hizbollah leading Assad offensive in Syria

A major attack by the Syrian regime on a town west of Homs is being led by the Lebanese Shia militia Hizbollah, according to the opposition Syrian National Coalition and activists.<p>Regime forces are making a concerted advance around the rebel-held town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border, and have …

What essays affected international relations?

Gabby Giffords has an op-ed in the <i>New York Times</i> today, excoriating the Senate’s failure to pass legislation expanding background checks on gun …

The Elusive 'Good War'

I finished Antony Beevor's majestic <i>The Second World War</i> last night. I immediately poured myself a drink. Beevor's book is great look at how we think about "good" and "evil." I found it very easy to name "evil," and a lot harder to name "good."<p>This is evil:<p>Many prisoners of the Japanese had suffered …

China lays bare its military might with an attack on US ambition

China has laid bare the scale of its rapidly expanding military might for the first time in a white paper arguing the American "pivot to Asia" was destabilising the region.<p>The People's Liberation Army, or PLA, boasts some 850,000 officers spread across seven regional commands, according to the …

Revenge of the Kurds

The mood in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Dohuk -- the three largest cities in Iraqi Kurdistan -- is newly buoyant these days, and with good reason. …

Will North Korea Claim Victory And Stand Down?

As the world waits for what's expected to be another ballistic missile test by North Korea sometime in the next few days, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports there's reason to think that tensions on the Korean Peninsula might soon ease.<p>On <i>Morning Edition</i>, Frank passed along analysis from Daniel Pinkston, …

Al-Qaida in Iraq admits links to Syrian jihadist fighters

Al-Qaida in Iraq has confirmed its links to a jihadist group fighting in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, saying both are now fighting under the same …

MPs fear Afghan civil war after troops leave

Afghanistan could descend into civil war within a few years of British, US and other Nato troops ending their frontline role there at the end of …

A cut above the rest

<b>As prime minister from 1979 to 1990, Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain and left an ideological legacy to rival that of Marx, Mao, Gandhi or Reagan</b><p>…

The Future of Special Operations

Over the past decade, the United States' military and the country's national security strategy have come to rely on special operations to an …

China wades into Korean peninsula tensions

China has added its voice to the growing tensions in the Korean peninsula, saying no country should cause global chaos after the US postponed a missile test to ease war fears.<p>Xi Jinping, the president of China, North Korea's financial and diplomatic backer, issued the veiled rebuke of its ally on …

Syrian troop redeployments raise concerns over Golan Heights security

The Syrian government has withdrawn large numbers of troops from the Golan Heights in a move that has cast doubt over the future of a UN peacekeeping …

The most frequently highlighted passages in famous business and management books

A welcome consequence of the digitalization of our lives and media is the creation of streams of data that weren’t previously accessible. One of those is the book passages most highlighted by users of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-reader software.<p>It’s magical to see the short selections of writing that …

Self Control

North Korea: Facts on the Ground

Here are some of the things we know about the notoriously secretive country.<p>So much about New Korea is unknown—the progress of its nuclear weapons industry, the hierarchy of its power elite, the range of its missiles, the extent of its industry hidden underground. And now the world is wondering if …

What We Didn't Know About the Start of America's Drone War Killed Thousands

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The details of the bloody back-room deal between Pakistani and American officials that led to the …

Joseph Kony Gets a Break as U.S. and African Forces Stop Their Search

The infamous African warlord and his Lord’s Resistance Army may be free to terrorize more innocent people. William Lloyd George on how a coup has …

North Korea moves missile with 'considerable range' to coast, says Seoul

South Korea's defence minister has confirmed that Pyongyang has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, but said there were no …

Rocky debt-mountain

Americans and Britons have pared back their levels of debt, but in Canada it has grown<p>Latest stories<p>Danny Fields and Seymour Stein, champions of …

The Next Korean War

As North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un issues increasingly over-the-top threats -- including intimations that he might launch nuclear strikes against …

US offers $5m bounty in hunt for Joseph Kony

The Obama administration announced that it would offer up to $5m in rewards for information leading to capture of the Lord's Resistance Army chief, …