Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shia rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it “considers ...

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Richard III’s remains complete journey from car park to cathedral

A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance. Royalty, religious leaders and actor Benedict Cumberbatch joined archaeologists, Richard’s ...

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Retired Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte in palliative care

The Archdiocese of Montreal says retired Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte was admitted to palliative care Tuesday after his health deteriorated. The 78-year-old archbishop emeritus of Montreal has suffered from several health issues related to diabetes. He was first admitted to hospital ...

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Former SNC-Lavalin VP worked with RCMP in corruption probe

Riadh Ben Aissa, the former vice-president of SNC-Lavalin’s construction division, collaborated with the RCMP investigation into corruption allegations in Libya against the Quebec engineering giant, say court documents released today. Radio-Canada and other media successfully argued to have the court records partially unsealed. None of the ...

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