Canada's Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan speaks ...
Dec 1st, 2011
(Reuters) - Canada's Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa December 1, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS) -
By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada must be better prepared to respond to major oil spills if more crude starts to flow in pipelines to the country's Pacific Coast, a government panel said on Tuesday, as fears of a major marine disaster grow. The report, by the federal transport department, makes 45 recommendations, including ensuring... [Full Article]
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian ministers reached the main government headquarters in Kiev on Wednesday despite attempts by protesters to block their way and were preparing to hold a regular cabinet meeting, the government press service said. Thousands of protesters, demonstrating against the government's policy U-turn away from Europe, earlier thi... [Full Article]
LONDON (AP) - British composer John Tavener, whose austere choral and orchestral works reflected his religious journey from West to East, died Tuesday. He was 69. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The Islamist Hamas group, long shunned by the West and increasingly isolated in the Middle East, has appointed its first spokeswoman, a 23-year-old who used to live in Britain and speaks with a Yorkshire accent. Isra Al-Modallal's job is to convey the views of the Hamas government that controls Gaza to the... [Full Article]