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Center-right parties set to merge in Canada's oil-rich Alberta

/ Mar 19, 2017

Center-right parties set to merge in Canada's oil-rich Alberta

A candidate with plans to merge Alberta’s splintered right-leaning factions has won the leadership of the province’s Progressive Conservatives (PC), the party said on Saturday, heralding a political shift in Canada’s oil heartland. The merger plan by former federal Cabinet minister Jason Kenney will ...

Trump sidesteps blame over wiretap row with Britain

/ Mar 18, 2017

Trump sidesteps blame over wiretap row with Britain

President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down Friday from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance. In brushing off ...

Job training session with Merkel shows Ivanka's influence

/ Mar 18, 2017

Job training session with Merkel shows Ivanka's influence

A meeting between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on vocational training Friday offered further evidence of the first daughter’s influence in the White House. A White House official said Merkel’s staff reached out to Ivanka Trump about setting up the meeting. ...

Hillary Clinton says she's 'ready to come out of the woods'

/ Mar 18, 2017

Hillary Clinton says she's 'ready to come out of the woods'

Hillary Clinton said Friday she’s “ready to come out of the woods” and help Americans find common ground. Clinton’s gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued with a St. Patrick’s Day speech in her late father’s Pennsylvania hometown of ...

/ Mar 17, 2017

U.K.'s Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

Prime Minister Theresa May rejected Scotland’s bid to hold a referendum on independence before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the latest twist in the increasingly acrimonious fight over Brexit with the nationalist government in Edinburgh. While not ruling one out eventually, May’s team ...