South Korean tourists (L-R) Heemok Ann, Eunyi Ji, and Mijung Jung take their own picture in front of the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington after the U.S. government shutdown, October 1, 2013. The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on T

From Economy 7:54 pm

If ‘Selfie’ Was The Word Of The Year In 2013, Selfie Stick Is Top Christmas Gift In 2014

It's not really a very high-tech product, but the selfie stick is tipped to become the top-selling Christmas gift of 2014 in Australia, retail experts said, beating other electronic gadgets such as fitness wristbands, cameras and game consoles.

Sailors man the rails of the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, as it departs its home port in San Diego, California August 22, 2014. The aircraft carrier and its strike group, made up of guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, and guided-m

From Politics & Policy 3:00 pm

China Building Trio of Large Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers Similar To US’ Nimitz, Ford-Class Carriers -- Report

China is copying the design of the United States' Nimitz- and Ford-class aircraft carriers.

IMAGE MADE JULY 14 - The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) announced July 15, 2001 it has successfully completed a test involving a planned intercept of an intercontinental ballistic missile target. The test took place over the central Pacific

From Politics & Policy 1:18 pm

Russian Military Arsenal Grows, To Possess New Liquid-Fuel ICBMs By 2020

Russia's new long-range Sarmat heavy ICBMs can hit both static and moving modern armoured targets.

A Google Employee Works on a Laptop in Front of a Mural of the New York City Skyline, at the New York City Company

From Economy 12:00 pm

It May Be Time To Switch To A New Job: 5 Signs And When

It's time to consider a change.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) chairs a meeting on economic issues in Moscow

From Economy 11:57 am

Russian Prime Minister Meets Exporting Companies To Find Solutions To Falling Ruble

The Russian currency, ruble, has been falling sharply. The depreciating currency has prompted the government and the central bank to take measures.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as he reports to his cabinet members Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics at the IOC meeting after returning from Buenos Aires, Argentina, during a cabinet meeting at th

From Economy Dec 17

Japan’s Fukushima Badly Wants To Host 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Japan's north-eastern Fukushima prefecture wants to host some of the preliminary events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

A huge video screen on Sword Beach shows U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin as they arrive for the International 70th D-Day Commemoration Ceremony in Ouistreham June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches

From Politics & Policy Dec 17

US Remains Firm on Sanctions Amid Russia's Looming Recession; IMF 'Highly Unlikely' To Help

The Obama administration stands by on its decision not to ease sanctions against Russia despite its spiraling economy.

A Tribute To The Late Actor Robin Williams During The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

From Economy Dec 17

Top Google Canada 2014 Searches: Robin Williams, World Cup, iPhone 6

Robin Williams was the most searched topic in Google Canada for the year 2014.

Sami Dia, an evacuee from Lebanon, displays his passport as Canadian passport holders fleeing the conflict in Lebanon arrive at the port of Mersin in Turkey's Mediterranean coastal city July 21, 2006

From Politics & Policy Dec 17

Canada Updates Millionaire Visa Scheme, Needs 50 Wealthy Immigrants

Canada is looking for 50 wealthy immigrants to test its new Immigrant Investor Venture Capital pilot program.

Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan, Henan province June 22, 2013. Picture taken June 22, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily

From Politics & Policy Dec 17

BC Thumbs Up Controversial Hydroelectric Dam, First Nations Vow To Go To Court

British Columbia has approved the construction of a C$8.78 billion ($7.55 billion) hydroelectric dam on the Peace River.