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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Conservative MP Rob Anders a no-show as he loses nomination in Bow River

TileBROOKS, Alta. - In the end he never even showed up to hear the final results. Calgary MP Rob Anders, whose controversies spanned the last 17 years, was beaten Saturday in this rural riding east of Calgary where he had hoped to resurrect his flagging political career. ...

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

New Brunswick premier says Progressive Conservatives ran a positive campaign

Story ImageMONCTON, N.B. - New Brunswick's premier said Saturday he feels good about the campaign waged by his Progressive Conservatives while his Liberal rival tried to visit as many ridings as possible ahead of Monday's provincial election.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants are freed but many questions linger over how

Story ImageANKARA, Turkey - Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Justice minister says cougar shooing by wildlife officers will be reviewed

CALGARY - Alberta's justice minister has ordered a review into the shooting of a cougar near a Calgary hospital.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's brother launches mayoral campaign

Story ImageTORONTO - Rob Ford's brother Doug officially launched his campaign for Toronto mayor Saturday in the shadow of his ailing sibling, who he said was "coaching me all the way" despite his hospitalization.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Former PM Chretien tells CBC Iraq mission 'a done deal'

OTTAWA - Former prime minister Jean Chretien has weighed into the debate about the federal government's decision to send special forces to northern Iraq to help fight an extremist group, warning it could pull Canada into further commitments in the region.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside

Story ImageWASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Secret Service has ordered stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it all the way inside before being apprehended.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Abortion-rights activists push for change in New Brunswick ahead of election

MONTREAL - Abortion-rights activists in Montreal denounced the lack of access to abortion in New Brunswick ahead of Monday's election in the Maritime province.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

NATO's top general says cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian forces is 'in name only'

Story ImageVILNIUS, Lithuania - NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly...

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

AP Interview: El-Sissi portrays Egypt as a model in the fight against extremism

Story ImageCAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Union protest against pension reforms draws large crowd in Montreal

MONTREAL - Thousands marched through downtown Montreal on Saturday to denounce the Quebec government's planned pension reforms for municipal workers.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Egypt's president won't interfere with courts in Canadian journalist's case

CAIRO - Egypt's president says he can't interfere with his country's courts in the case of a jailed Egyptian-Canadian journalist.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Venezuelan police chief freed from jail after opposition protests, will serve sentence at home

Story ImageCARACAS, Venezuela - A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home.

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Sierra Leone into massive Ebola isolation effort; marathoner joins volunteers in home visits

Story ImageFREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, a minor setback on the second day of a massive effort to confine 6 million people to their homes.

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