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Trump populism comes to Canada as Conservatives seek leader

Kellie Leitch, 46, has vaulted to the front of the race to lead the opposition Conservative Party by pushing a hard-right "Canadian values" platform that...

Foiled attack puts spotlight on Canada PM's security revamp

... may see things a bit differently," said Phil Gurski, a risk consultant and former Canadian Security Intelligence Service analyst. But the Liberal government will...

Trotsky's ghost haunts Britain's Labour Party in post-Brexit vote turmoil

... now faces a leadership challenge from lawmaker Owen Smith who, like most of his colleagues in the party's contingent in parliament, says Corbyn was...

Fury at top of Republican Party over Trump snub of House speaker

But in what appeared to be an effort to soothe ruffled feelings, Trump's vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, said on Wednesday he endorsed Ryan...

For Britain's Cameron, a gamble too far

"Nothing is really impossible if you put your mind to it," said the man who had rescued his Conservative Party from the political wilderness, won...

For Britain's Cameron, a gamble too far

"Nothing is really impossible if you put your mind to it," said the man who had rescued his Conservative Party from the political wilderness, won...

Factbox: From finance to fox hunting, Britain's Leadsom in her own words

Now the junior energy minister is battling interior minister Theresa May to become Britain's next prime minister in a Conservative Party contest that will be...

US says kills up to 116 civilians in strikes outside war zones

31, 2015, were below even the most conservative estimates by non-governmental organizations that spent years tallying U.S. strikes in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen and...

Britain's future at stake in opposition turmoil over Brexit

With Britain now poised to negotiate an exit far more painful than many voters anticipated, Corbyn's critics say Labour needs to present a strong, united...

Investors more cautious ahead of Brexit vote, US election

NEW YORK Memories of a sharp market drop in early 2016 coupled with fresh uncertainties over votes in Britain and the United States are prompting...

California poised to shut out Republicans from US Senate race

State Attorney General Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez will meet in what would be the state's first single-party Senate election under a 2010...

RPT-Investors bank on bookies for Brexit trends as pollsters sow confusion

But the polls' fragilities were exposed in last year's parliamentary elections, when they failed to signal that Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives would win a...

Fitch Affirms 9 Hong Kong Banks; Outlook Stable

Shanghai Commercial Bank Fitch has affirmed SCB's IDRs and VR to reflect the bank's good intrinsic profile, conservative risk appetite and sound capitalisation. .... Director...

Senate committee questions Facebook over news selection

BuzzFeed NewsA U.S. Senate committee launched an inquiry on Tuesday into how social media website Facebook selects its news stories after a report that company...

Risking anger from women, Trump attacks Clinton on gender issue

Democrats and Republicans both accuse Trump of sexism over verbal insults lobbed at Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.

UPDATE 1-Canada extends grain transportation rules one year

iPolitics.ca (subscription)But the Liberal government, in office since November, said it needed more time to consider them. Postponing the decision ensures that commodity shippers and...

Trump candidacy: Where some fear to tread others see a path to victory

In New Hampshire, where Trump won the nominating contest, or primary, by 20 points, Jim Rubens, a former Republican state senator who has endorsed the...

UPDATE 2-Air Canada to get more flexibility on maintenance, union upset

The Globe and MailTransport Minister Marc Garneau said Air Canada, currently bound by a 1988 law spelling out where in Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario it...

Cruz gets Jeb Bush backing as Republican elites try to stop Trump

WASHINGTON U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the backing of former rival Jeb Bush on Wednesday as prominent Republicans overcome their aversion to the conservative...

Support for EU membership ebbs in Britain as Cameron's party rows

Global Risk InsightsCameron faces one of the deepest crises of his decade-long leadership of the Conservatives after senior cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith, a staunch...

Sterling hit by British political row, yen inches higher

Sterling was hit by worries about Prime Minister David Cameron's ability to keep Britain in the EU and his Conservative party together after leading 'Out'...

Republican Cruz calls Iowa win a victory for 'conservative grass roots'

Two White House hopefuls, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who had trouble gaining any traction in the Democratic race, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee,...

Volatile oil means Canada budget may be delayed to April

- sourceReutersIf the Liberals do push back the date of the budget's release, it will mirror a similar move by the former Conservative government.

North Korea holding US citizen for allegedly spying: CNN

SEOUL A Canadian pastor serving a life sentence in North Korea for subversion said he spends eight hours a day digging holes at a labor...

Trump likes to sleep in his own bed and it may cost him votes

"Not everything in a presidential campaign can be accomplished with a speech or a rally," said Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, a...

New US diet rules would take 20 percent bite out of American sugar use

That figure may be conservative. The USDA estimates total national sweetener demand by food and beverage manufacturers at around 19 million tonnes. On that basis,...

North Korea bomb claim a new challenge for Clinton campaign

They've been a headache for every Republican," Michael Rubin, a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said of the North Koreans. "North Korea may...

Fitch Affirms NongHyup Bank at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Korean banks, including NHB, have been focusing on mortgages since 2010 as they turned more conservative in lending to the slowing corporate sectors. ... 2...

Cameron's 'Brexit' riddle: Row with EU or row with Eurosceptics?

"I just don't think its realistic for Britain to carry on with a small fix when the European Union is so obviously transforming itself in...

China stock stars set for big bonuses, bond traders for payout cuts

Overall, bonuses in the equities investment banking business are expected to be broadly flat this year compared to 2014, as banks take a conservative position...

UPDATE 2-Canada finance minister sets announcement, housing possible topic

Under Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, the former Conservative government stepped in four times from 2008 to 2012 to tighten mortgage lending rules. Since then, Canadian...

Alberta addresses battered environmental reputation with climate plan

CALGARY The Canadian province of Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a new climate change plan that will give efficient oil-producing...

Alberta addresses battered environmental reputation with climate plan

The Globe and MailCALGARY Nov 23 The Canadian province of Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a new climate change plan...

UPDATE 2-Canada's new gov't says fiscal outlook worse than projected

The Globe and MailConservative legislator Lisa Raitt urged the Liberals not to "let deficits balloon out of control." It was still unclear what the government's...

PRESS DIGEST

- Canada- Nov 9ReutersFormer Conservative cabinet minister Kellie Leitch says she is considering a run for the Conservative Party leadership, as the unofficial race to...

Fitch Downgrades Standard Chartered to 'A+', Maintains Negative Outlook

This could arise due to a change in Fitch's assessment of SC's conservative approach to capital management, reducing SC's flexibility to service the securities, or...

Debt limit, budget deals take shape in Congress

If successful, the deals would mark a final act for Boehner to clear some politically divisive legislation as Ryan takes over as speaker - assuming...

US' Ryan meets conservatives, some think he'll run for speaker

"I think all indications are that he will certainly run if he can get an overwhelming majority of the Republican conference," said Representative Mark Meadows,...

UPDATE 1-Canada's Liberals eye seven candidates for finance minister

Wayne Easter, 66, a farmer, served as agriculture minister from 2004 to 2006. * Geoff Regan, 55, served as fisheries minister from 2003 to 2006.

Canada's Liberals eye seven candidates for finance minister

Wayne Easter, 66, a farmer, served as agriculture minister from 2004 to 2006. * Geoff Regan, 55, served as fisheries minister from 2003 to 2006.

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Canada Liberal campaign co-chair resigns over pipeline advice

Toronto Star... with Trudeau saying it needed more public support and the NDP saying the environmental approval process needed revamping before it could support it.

Canadian minister rejected Arctic drilling review warning: memo

CALGARY (Reuters) - Canada's Conservative government rejected advice from its bureaucrats warning it was "inappropriate" to use a sole-source contract to hire a consultant to...

UPDATE 1-Canada's Liberals, NDP say would clarify foreign takeover rules

Canadian CattlemenThe lack of clarity would end under the New Democratic Party (NDP), said its industry critic, Peggy Nash. In government, it plans a sweeping...

Conservative fortress Calgary could see first breach in 47 years

In Calgary Centre, incumbent Conservative Joan Crockatt has an eight-point lead over Hehr, a lawyer and former provincial politician, according to one poll. Harper appeared...

CORRECTED-Voters in Canada's most populous province go cold on Conservatives

Ens lives in Waterloo, where Conservative legislator Peter Braid scraped a win in 2011 amid a wave of vote-splitting between Liberals and New Democrats that...

CORRECTED-Voters in Canada's most populous province go cold on Conservatives

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsBut another person familiar with Conservative strategy said officials were worried in particular about Toronto area legislators Costas Menegakis in Richmond Hill...

Special Report: Touting morality, billionaire Texas brothers top 2016 donor list

The Cruz donation makes the largely unknown Wilks family the biggest donors in the 2016 race for the White House. So far, they have even...

Canada's uranium a 'strategic asset' and NDP won't reverse Paladin exception ...

Conservative Rob Clarke, who represents the northern Saskatchewan area where most of Canada's uranium deposits are located, said uranium is a "critical industry" and Prime...

Canada Arctic drilling rules may stifle development, gov't told

The advice was prepared for the government's point man on the issue, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt, before Imperial Oil Ltd lobbied...

Canada Conservatives vulnerable in western heartland ahead of vote

"It is a big challenge," said retiring Conservative legislator Joy Smith. "We call it the 10-year cycle. After 10 years people start saying, 'we need...