The Speaker of the Senate is directly challenging NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, an unheard-of step for the normally neutral referee of the upper house. Noel Kinsella has issued an unprecedented statement blasting Mulcair for accusing him of claiming improper living expenses.
As Thailand faces an immense social and political divide, a schism pitting the rural poor against a traditional urban elite that has again ignited bloody protests in the streets of Bangkok, places like Kambon are at the heart of Thaksin's power.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop tried to mend fences with Indonesia on Thursday, saying her government regrets the hurt caused to its president and people over reports that Australian spies tapped his phone.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada remains committed to long-term democratic development in Ukraine despite its recent tilt toward Russia and the violence that has spilled into its streets.
The Conservatives appear poised to use their majority in the Senate to block an attempt to dig deeper into allegations of interference by the Prime Minister's Office in a supposedly independent audit of Mike Duffy's living expenses.