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Senate payment scandal turns into Harper scam

In a parliamentary democracy, buck stops at the Prime Minister's desk. No wonder the fire ignited by the discovery of improper expenses by Senators from the Conservative denomination has hit the Prime Minister's doorstep at last. This morning, Stephen Harper’s embattled chief of staff, Nigel Wright (above), resigned over his role in helping Senator Mike Duffy repay over $90,0 [...]

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Muslim League returns to lead Pakistan following election victory

Nawaz Sharif (above), who was ousted from power by General Parvez Musharrof in 1999 and exiled to Saudi Arabia, is preparing to lead Pakistan for the third time following an weekend election victory. Initial results showed Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has emerged as the largest party in the parliament, with three times as many seats as each of its two main [...]

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Hundreds throng around City Hall to demand Mayor Ford's resignation

Hundreds of protesters thronged around Toronto’s city hall  to demand the resignation of  Mayor Rob Ford following a slew of scandals relating to the Mayor's personal conduct and the level of moral perfectness. Touting the event as  “Stand Up For Toronto – Let’s Demand Rob Ford’s Resignation,” the protesters chanted slogans at downtown's Nathan Phillips Sq [...]

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Gangbuster raid inches closer to Mayor's doorstep

Any link between Thursday's pre-dawn raid on the notorious Dixon City Bloods gang, their litany of alleged crimes, and the crack cocaine scandal that has rocked Mayor Rob Ford’s office,  remains as yet unclear; although an apparent connection was insinuated by police during a news conference inside the 23 Division. For the first time police said their investigation in [...]

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Hugo Chavez passes away

Following prolonged battle with cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has succumbed to his illness, according to the country’s vice president. The 58 years old revolutionary is a former military officer who’s recently returned to Venezuela after undergoing a complicated cancer surgery and more than two months of treatment in Cuba. Born on July 28, 1954, Chavez hailed [...]

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