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Op-Ed: Trudeau to retain Harper's cuts to Canadian health care

Ottawa - Back in 2011, the Stephen Harper Conservative government announced, without agreement of the provinces, that funding of health care transfers would be reduced by $36 billion.

Russia backs Aleppo assault to strong-arm US: analysts

Birut - Russia has decided to throw its military might behind the Syrian regime's drive to recapture divided Aleppo in a bid to strong-arm Washington into accepting Moscow's demands, analysts say.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao likely to go for 1st KO win in 7 years against Vargas

Eight-division world boxing champion and freshman Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao has not won a fight by way of knockout in the last seven years since his TKO victory over Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico in 2009

Op-Ed: The rambling blusters of the policy devoid debater Donald Trump

There's no standard that exists upon our beloved planet, or none that contains the notion of reason, which you could apply to declare Donald Trump the winner of the first presidential debate. But it is scary to think that he could still win it all.

Trump launches harsh new personal attack after debate

Washington - Fresh off his presidential clash with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday on criticism of a former Miss Universe he accused of getting too fat, comments that could repel women voters.

Google celebrates its 18th birthday, may have the wrong date

Google has turned 18 today, at least according to itself. The search giant posted a special celebratory Doodle to its homepage this morning, as it has done for the past 11 years. However, some people maintain that Google's birthday isn’t on September 27

Syrian army retakes Aleppo district as bombs rain down

Damascus - Syria's army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo on Tuesday, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes.

India's hydropower plans adds fuel to dispute with Pakistan

New Delhi - In a move that is likely to aggravate the already tense relationship between the two neighboring countries, it was revealed that India plans to speed up the building of hydropower plants along three rivers flowing into Pakistan.

Google's building a new operating system called 'Andromeda'

Google is building a new operating system called "Andromeda" that will see Android and Chrome OS merged together. According to a new report, the company is planning a laptop and tablet to run the new OS, potentially designed as a next-generation platform.

Rare lunar event — 'Black Moon' to grace the night sky on Friday

We are in for a treat, sort of, at the end of this month when a second new moon will rise. It's a relatively rare lunar event and will take place Friday night with the rising of the "Black Moon." The last time this occurred was in March 2014.

NATO says Aleppo attacks 'blatant violation of international law'

Bratislava - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the "morally totally unacceptable" bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo broke international law, and urged Russia to take genuine steps to restore a ceasefire.

Greek lawmakers pass fresh reforms sought by creditors

Atenas - The Greek parliament on Tuesday adopted fresh austerity measures sought by its international creditors, including expediting privatisation of utility companies.

Clouds gather over Turkey economy after downgrade

Istanbul - Turkey has snarled with anger over a downgrade of its debt to junk status, but its previously robust economic performance risks being bruised by lower growth, stalled reforms and rule of law concerns after the July 15 coup bid.

Google unveils YouTube Go, an app designed for offline playback

On its 18th birthday, Google has announced a new YouTube app that places an emphasis on offline viewing. Users will be able to download content to watch when disconnected. The app will target emerging markets and particularly concentrate on India.

Review: Mokita & Cade charm on new electronic track 'Monopoly' Special

Mokita & Cade have released their music video for their new track "Monopoly" and it is melodically and vocally stunning.

Adele's latest studio album '25' has been certified diamond

Global music star Adele has a major reason to be proud. Her latest studio album "25" has been certified diamond, for sales of over 10 million units.

Review: The Girl With All The Gifts gives a new take on the zombie movie Special

Another month, another zombie movie. Yet ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ is different, offering a new take on the flesh-eating horror. This makes for a compelling film.

Review: Songs of the American railroad brought to life Special

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have produced a delightful album of American folk and blues songs capturing the spirit of the great American railway. These are old songs, recorded live, for the modern age.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch signs petition to Putin urging abortion ban

Moscow - Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Tuesday signed a petition calling for a legal ban on abortion, the Church said in a statement.

Bosnian Serb leader makes demand over summons

Sarajevo - Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said Tuesday he was ready to respond to a prosecutor's summons over a controversial referendum, but demanded that the hearing be held outside Sarajevo.
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