Canadians plan to fight Islamic State

Nov 22, 2014

Canadians plan to fight Islamic State

Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in the coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the Kurds. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said a half-dozen ...

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

Nov 15, 2014

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada, but the measure could still find itself blocked in the Senate. The project, which would bring oil from tar sands in Alberta province to ...

Canadian man offers free trip around the world — with a catch

Nov 9, 2014

Canadian man offers free trip around the world — with a catch

A Toronto man is offering a free round-the-world air ticket to the right woman. But restrictions apply. You must be named Elizabeth Gallagher and have a Canadian passport. Jordan Axani, 28, said he and his then-girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air ...

Nov 6, 2014

Canada ends search for missing Kumamoto doctor after she is presumed dead

Canadian police have ended their search for a Japanese woman who went missing in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, late last month, believing she is dead. After a “thorough” police investigation, Atsumi Yoshikubo, from Uto, Kumamoto Prefecture, “is now considered to be a missing person, presumed ...

Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq

Nov 3, 2014

Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq

Canadian warplanes involved in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq have launched their first airstrikes since deploying to the region. A statement from Defense Minister Rob Nicholson’s office on Sunday said two fighter jets attacked targets in the vicinity of Fallujah with ...

Nov 1, 2014

Canadian handed life sentence for fatally shooting three Mounties

A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada’s harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years. Justin Bourque was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole for 75 years by ...

Canada Parliament shooter made video, driven by ideology: police

Oct 27, 2014

Canada Parliament shooter made video, driven by ideology: police

The man who killed a Canadian soldier and attacked the country’s Parliament building last week made a video of himself beforehand, evidence he was driven by ideological and political motives, police said on Sunday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement they ...