Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement condemning last night's police attack as "undemocratic and excessive." Below is his statement.
The Vatican is to set up a special committee to improve measures to protect children against sexual abuse within the Church, the archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, said on Thursday.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have offered cash and a car to buy a video allegedly showing him using crack cocaine, according to notes from police wiretaps.
World diplomats issued a stern warning Tuesday to Afghan leaders in a new effort to help secure the war-torn nation's future with thousands of foreign forces after 2014. But officials backed off earlier U.S. threats to withdraw all troops if Afghan President Hamid Karzai doesn't agree to the offer before the end of the year.
Since conflict broke out in Syria in 2011, the fighting between rebels and soldiers loyal to Bashar al Assad has torn countless families apart with more than a million children now refugees, the United Nations' refugee agency, UNHCR, says.
Scarred by the horrors of war, the refugee children suffer from psychological distress, live alone or separated from their parents, receive no education or are thrown into illegal child labor, it says.
Euro-area inflation accelerated more than economists forecast in November, moving toward the European Central Bank’s goal for the first time in four months.
The annual rate rose to 0.9 percent from 0.7 percent in October, the European Union’s statistics office in Luxembourg said in a preliminary estimate today. The median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey of 44 economists was for 0.8 percent. Separately, unemployment unexpectedly dropped to 12.1 percent.
ROME - Three-time former Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ousted from Parliament on Wednesday, Nov.27 after two decades as a lawmaker, defiantly calling it `'a day of mourning for democracy" and pledging to continue in politics.
Vilnius - Almost all member states of the EU Eastern Partnership initiative have advanced in their development, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in his address to the Eastern Partnership summit opening in Vilnius.
BERLIN—Germany plans to scrap rules forcing young people with immigrant parents to choose between a German passport and their parents' citizenship, a step that reflects the country's shifting attitudes toward national identity after decades of immigration.
The deal "sends a signal that (immigrants) are welcome here. It's a clear signal that we want these young people and they're part of our society," Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference Wednesday.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government announced on Wednesday that it will participate in talks scheduled for January to try to end the country’s civil war but added that its official delegation will attend with the blessing of President Bashar al-Assad and that it does not intend “to hand over power to anyone.”
The federal Liberals have come up with a victory in Toronto Centre, the downtown riding they have held for two decades and which they fought to hang onto in a hotly contested byelection.
Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland won the seat with 17,081 votes, handily defeating the NDP's Linda McQuaig with 12,643.
"We did it!" Freeland said as she thanked her supporters late Monday evening, about two hours after the polls closed, as the results moved in her favour.
The byelection marks "the first act of the 2015 election," she added.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the United States, the White House said, opening up the prospect of a complete withdrawal of US troops from the strife-torn nation next year.
Karzai told U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Kabul on Monday that the United States must put an immediate end to military raids on Afghan homes and demonstrate its commitment to peace talks before he would sign a bilateral security pact, Karzai's spokesman said.
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s journalists celebrated this year when the government lifted a five-decade ban on private newspapers.
But six months after a dozen dailies rushed into production, journalists who had withstood the wrath and cruelty of a military dictatorship are struggling against something much more mundane: market forces.
GENEVA — The United States and five other world powers announced a landmark accord Sunday morning that would temporarily freeze Iran’s nuclear program and lay the foundation for a more sweeping agreement.
WASHINGTON — Officials at the National Security Agency, intent on maintaining its dominance in intelligence collection, pledged last year to push to expand its surveillance powers, according to a top-secret strategy document.
Talks to lay the foundations for a new U.N. climate pact due in 2015 were deadlocked as they ran into overtime on Saturday, with nations at odds over stepping up finance for developing countries to ease the impact of global warming.
Protesters are gathering in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province to close a major NATO supply route.
After centuries buried beneath the Vatican, and decades hidden away inside the Holy See, the bones of a man long believed to be St. Peter, one of the founding fathers of the Christian church, are to go on display for the first time.
Google Inc (GOOG.O) Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance.