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China experiences massive stock market decline

July 31, 2013

China has been viewed as one of the most economically accomplished Asian nations for much of the past decade. Read Article »

Canadian foreign service officers on strike

July 30, 2013

For the past four months, Canadian foreign service officers running the operations of the country's embassies around the world have been in a bitter dispute with the federal government. Read Article »

Verizon's possible entry into Canada earns criticism from domestic telecoms

July 29, 2013

Verizon has an established reputation as one of the most successful wireless and telecom companies in the United States. Read Article »

Pacquiao may run for president of Philippines

July 29, 2013

Manny Pacquiao is world-renowned for his career as a boxer, with eight championship belts - all in different weight classes - to his name as of August 2013. Read Article »

China indicts former politician on corruption charges

July 25, 2013

In August 2012, the political career of Bo Xilai, then the chief of the Communist Party in the Chinese region of Chongqing, came to a shocking end. Read Article »

Pope Francis' arrival in Brazil enthralls locals, causes security concerns in Rio

July 24, 2013

Pope Francis, who succeeded the recently resigned Benedict XVI as leader of the Roman Catholic Church, arrived in the small town of Aparecida, Brazil on July 24 to deliver a public mass. Read Article »

Corruption discovered in Chinese pharmaceutical industry

July 23, 2013

The pharmaceutical industry is among one of the world's largest and most lucrative sectors. Read Article »

Mandela's health shows signs of improvement

July 22, 2013

For the past six weeks, many people in South Africa have been solemnly monitoring the condition of former president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who is hospitalized and in critical condition for with a lung infection. Read Article »

Nigeria's oil industry suffering setbacks

July 22, 2013

Oil is one of one of the most lucrative and important exports for the economy of Nigeria. Read Article »

Report on Canadian freshwater resources receives mixed reaction

July 18, 2013

Few natural resources are as important to the overall well-being of a nation as its freshwater supply. Read Article »

Russian politician sentenced to five years' prison for embezzlement

July 18, 2013

Under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, Russia has developed a reputation for being unfriendly to those who oppose the government's prevailing political attitudes. Read Article »

Mexico captures one of country's biggest cartel leaders

July 17, 2013

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales is alleged to be one of Mexico's most prominent - and brutal - drug cartel leaders. Read Article »

Snowden formally requests asylum in Russia

July 16, 2013

Since the final days of June, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has sequestered himself in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. Read Article »

Canada finding commercial uses for drone aircraft

July 15, 2013

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - often referred to simply as "drones" - have become substantially present in the military arsenals of various world powers. Read Article »

Loblaw acquires Canada's biggest pharmacy franchise

July 15, 2013

While The Loblaw Companies are collectively the largest grocery franchise in Canada, the business has seen a number of challenges come its way in recent months. Read Article »

Chinese trading experiencing reduced growth

July 10, 2013

Throughout much of the past decade, China has received a great deal of attention for the incredibly fast pace of its economic growth. Read Article »

Germany rebukes European Commission's bank reform proposal

July 11, 2013

Many prominent countries in the European Union have experienced serious economic difficulties in the past few years, and Germany is chief among them. Read Article »

Brazil displeased over being monitored in uncovered NSA operations

July 10, 2013

The June revelation of the United States National Security Agency (NSA)'s domestic and international surveillance operations, facilitated by former intelligence officer Edward Snowden, provoked a massive international response - some of it shocked and outraged. Read Article »

Survey finds corruption in Russian government

July 9, 2013

Allegations of political corruption, even when they lack full substantiation, can seriously mar the public perception of any country. Read Article »

Toronto hit with major flooding

July 9, 2013

Toronto is Canada's largest city, and as such, any extreme weather that hits the metropolis is bound to adversely effect thousands and potentially millions of people. Read Article »

Canada trumped by Martinique at CONCACAF Gold Cup

July 8, 2013

Canada is known as a sporting nation, with representative teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) in cities like Toronto, Edmonton and Montreal. Read Article »

German Chancellor Merkel holds economic reform conference

July 3, 2013

The European Union's ongoing economic crisis recently compounded with the announcement of record unemployment - 12.1 percent  - in the euro zone. Read Article »

Canadian authorities thwart would-be terrorist plot

July 3, 2013

Over the past five months, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) worked to collect evidence on what it believed to be a terrorist plot in the making. Read Article »

Snowden told to "stop leaking U.S. secrets" to stay in Russia

July 2, 2013

Since the final week of June, fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden has allegedly been in hiding somewhere within the transit zone of Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. Read Article »

South Africa's de Klerk undergoes heart surgery

July 2, 2013

F.W. de Klerk served as President of South Africa in the final days of the nation's discriminatory apartheid system, and worked with Nelson Mandela and his contemporaries to bring about its end. Read Article »

Brazil claims Confederations Cup over Spain

July 1, 2013

In the world of international soccer, Spain has been regarded as a reigning nation for the past several years, and still tops the FIFA rankings, which will not be updated until July 4. Read Article »

Hong Kong handover anniversary prompts citizen protests

July 1, 2013

July 1 marks the date that the United Kingdom handed over sovereignty of Hong Kong, China back to the Chinese government, and is the inspiration behind an annual parade through the city's streets to celebrate the occasion. Read Article »