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Canadian Islamist preacher to be deported from Philippines

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips. AFP FILE PHOTO    ARNE DEDERT

A Canadian Islamic preacher detained for being a security threat in the Philippines has agreed to be deported, an immigration official said Saturday.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Snow storms hit western Canada…and it’s only September

Two ponies peer out from their pasture as snow continues to fall in Cremona, Alberta, Canada, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary, and much of the rest of Southwestern Alberta. Unseasonable snow storms battered the western Canadian city for a third day in a row Wednesday, downing power lines to thousands of homes and businesses.  AP PHOTO/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh

Calgary’s one million residents are well accustomed to heavy snow and freezing temperatures–but not in early September.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kerry, Hagel urge coalition against Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listen as NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a leaders meeting on the future of NATO at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia's border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

America’s top diplomatic and defense leaders on Friday pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the will to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq by using military force and squeezing the militants’ financial resources, and they insisted the western nations build a plan by the time the UN General Assembly meets in about two weeks.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘To decongest Manila port, send back trash, diaper cargo to Canada’


Looking for a quick way to ease congestion at the Port of Manila? An environmental group has proposed a solution: Send back to Canada 50 freight containers of toxic waste shipped by an Ontario-based company to its consignee in Valenzuela City last year.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Western farmers take hit from Russia food ban

A woman is picking apples to buy at 1.99 zlotys (euro 0.47) per kilogram at a supermarket in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, the day when fruit farmers marched in the city intending to encourage Poles to eat more apples and this way offset the expected negative effects of a ban that Russia imposed last week on Polish fruit, a move seen as retaliation for European Union sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine.  AP

Russian diners won’t be able to find creamy Dutch cheeses or juicy Polish apples in the grocery store or cook up chicken from the United States. That’s all the result of a Russian ban on most food imports from the West.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »