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Putin accused of lavish lifestyle

Putin accused of lavish lifestyle

Vladimir Putin once compared ruling Russia to being a "galley slave," but four yachts that come with the job, as well as a string of palaces and a wealth of luxury perks help explain his refusal to quit the presidency, leading critics said on Tuesday
Poll predicts minority PQ government in Quebec

Poll predicts minority PQ government in Quebec

Charest's Liberals third; referendum not certain
Lawyer leading inquiry into judge's nude photos quits following spat

Lawyer leading inquiry into judge's nude photos quits following spat

The independent lawyer leading the inquiry into a Manitoba judge and her naked photos has quit his post.
Private memorial planned Friday for Neil Armstrong

Private memorial planned Friday for Neil Armstrong

A pri-vate service is planned in Cincinnati on Friday for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. The Ohio native died Saturday in Cincinnati at age 82.
Isaac hits U.S. Gulf Coast on Katrina anniversary

Isaac hits U.S. Gulf Coast on Katrina anniversary

Tropical Storm Isaac closed in on the U.S. Gulf Coast Monday, triggering evacuation orders in some areas and disrupting offshore oil production as it threatened to make landfall between Florida and Louisiana as a full-blown hurricane.
Wife ordered away from senator hubby

Wife ordered away from senator hubby

A 69-year-old senator from Manitoba and his 23-year-old wife marked their first anniversary - the paper anniversary - Monday with a court document keeping the newlyweds apart.
Former boyfriend charged in body parts case

Former boyfriend charged in body parts case

Police investigating the death of a Toronto woman whose body parts were discovered scattered at opposite ends of the city have arrested her ex-boyfriend and charged him with her murder.
Air force general is new chief of defence

Air force general is new chief of defence

The old adage that winning the war is easier than winning the peace might be something Lt.-Gen. Tom Lawson takes to heart as he assumes his place as the country's next top military commander.
Four die as plane crashes into field

Four die as plane crashes into field

Investigators spent Saturday trying to piece together what caused a Cessna 172 to crash into a cornfield near Moorefield, Ont, killing four young adults.
Ex-PQ premier backs new party

Ex-PQ premier backs new party

Marois calls for united front after Parizeau pledges support for Quebec election rival