Public Works is fixing up Ottawa's old railway station as a temporary home for the Senate, with a move scheduled for 2018. But just months into the job, engineers say the structure needs work beyond its $190-million budget, and the Senate is resisting attempts to find savings.
Economists are bandying about the dreaded R-word: recession. The Conservatives rightly point to the collapse of oil prices and Greek uncertainty as principal culprits. Some economists also rightly point out the government is doing nothing to counter those effects because of the promise to balance the budget. […]
Inadequate public transit has become as Canadian as maple syrup, and cities are struggling to find affordable solutions. The problem? Too much political wrangling and an outdated approach to new infrastructure projects.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina's Senate is poised to pass legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Marco Rubio will deliver an economic speech in Chicago on Tuesday with the goal of separating himself from the packed field of Republican candidates and kick-starting his campaign into a more active, visible phase.
(Reuters) - A U.S. supreme court affirmed a lower court decision to strike down Puerto Rican legislation aimed at granting local municipalities the right to enter bankruptcy, but said excluding the U.S. territory's public entities from federal bankruptcy law was unconstitutional.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday that a recently created diplomatic back-channel with the United States is "working very well" at improving communication between the two countries following more than a decade of tensions.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war on Monday and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina lawmakers took a step on Monday toward removing the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state house in Columbia, long denounced as a symbol of slavery by critics.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A forger sent a hoax letter to Russian media in an apparent bid to convince journalists that a senior U.S. lawmaker, Senator Richard Durbin, was trying to tell Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk how to run his government, Durbin's office said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After days of outrage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that some of his criticism of Mexico has been distorted but stuck to his stance that many illegal immigrants coming across the Mexican border are criminals.A new statement from the billionaire real estate developer came as his empire took a fresh blow. […]
A historic win in women's soccer made team U.S.A. America's newest sports heroes. Carli Lloyd, who scored three times, pulling off the first hat-trick in a women's final, led the United States to their third women's World Cup win. Shout-outs to team U.S.A. came from America's top political leaders.