New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a UN summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015.
Forty-five Canadians were relieved to be back home after their sun-drenched vacations turned into a nightmare, when tropical storm Odile blew down water, power and communication lines across the Baja Peninsula last week.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird likened the fight against militants in Iraq and Syria to the historic struggles against communism and fascism Friday as he backed the United Nations Security Council's call for more international support.
Pakistan's disaster management agency said Saturday that rescuers with boats and helicopters had evacuated about 50,000 people from the country's south after raging floods inundated more villages there.
When asked whether Scotland might still achieve independence someday its foreign minister sounds optimistic, adamant, and a little like Rene Levesque. "I know that the solution for Scotland will be independence," Fiona Hyslop told The Canadian Press. "I expect that will come at some point."