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Former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau with his sons Justin (left), Sacha (right) in Ottawa in a 1983 file photo.  Photograph: Andy Clark/Reuters

As a young man, Justin Trudeau continually sought respite from his father’s long shadow. He debated in university as Jason Tremblay, boxed as Justin (...)

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau gives his victory speech after Canada’s federal election in Montreal, Quebec, October 19th, 2015. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

Canada’s Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late campaign surge to a stunning election victory on Monday, toppling prime minister Stephen Harper’s C(...)

Canada’s Prime Minister and Conservative leader Stephen Harper illustrated his attacks on the Liberals with a loud “ker-ching” cash register sound effect. Photograph: Reuters/Mark Blinch

Outside the Congress Center in Etobicoke, a western suburb of Toronto, a man with a demon mask pranced in the street holding a sign that said “Welco(...)

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. “We have made very different choices from Mr Mulcair and Mr Harper when it comes to investing in Canada.” Photograph: Reuters/Chris Wattie

Canadians will vote in a federal election on Monday that looks likely to put an end to the decade-long reign of prime minister Stephen Harper’s Conser(...)

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper today called a parliamentary election for October 19th, kicking off an 11-week campaign likely to focus on a st(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, once dubbed the “climate chancellor”, hoped to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7 nations to agree specific emissions goals. Photograph: EPA

Group of Seven leaders agreed on Monday to wean their economies off carbon fuels and supported a global goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, bu(...)

Omar Khadr smiles at his lawyer Dennis Edney as he answers questions during a news conference after being released on bail in Edmonton, Alberta. Photograph: Dan Riedlhuber/Reuters

Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held on terror charges at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail from an Alberta prison Thursd(...)

News photographers and journalists protest against the detention of photojournalist Abou Zeid, also known as “Shawkan”, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo on Sunday. “Shawkan” has been held in an Egyptian prison without charge after being detained in August 2013, according to local media. Photograph: Reuters

A Cairo appeals judge has issued a damning appraisal of last year’s trial of three al-Jazeera English journalists, a month after he quashed their con(...)

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone. Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market.

Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, acco(...)

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper: few of his incremental reforms can be described as radical but taken together, over several years, they have amounted to an astonishingly successful centre-right revolution. Photograph: Ben Nelms/Reuters

According to the website of our new, as yet unnamed, political party, its first founding principle is “the building of an economy that supports entrep(...)

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