Putin foe clears first step in bid for Russian presidency

By Canadian Press
December 24, 2017 - 10:33am

MOSCOW — Hundreds of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny nominated him for president Sunday, allowing Navalny to ready the endorsement papers required for candidacy and putting pressure on the Kremlin to allow him to run.

Navalny, the most formidable foe President Vladimir Putin has faced during 18.....

Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

By Canadian Press
December 24, 2017 - 9:32am

SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States.

U.S. District Judge James Robart heard arguments.....

1 body recovered, 36 feared dead in Philippine mall fire

By Canadian Press
December 24, 2017 - 5:04am

DAVAO, Philippines — Philippine firefighters recovered one body from a burning shopping mall Sunday and there was "zero" chances of survival for 36 other trapped people inside the four-story building in southern Davao city, an official said.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said firefighters told distraught relatives of the 36 trapped.....