Canada

Obama reiterates US forces have no 'combat mission' in Iraq

Christi Parsons Emphasising the American military's unrivalled expertise, President Barack Obama thanked service members on Wednesday and repeated that US forces taking on Islamic State would not serve in combat - a...

Obama stresses US forces to have no 'combat mission' in Iraq

No combat role: President Barack Obama speaks at US Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Nick O'Malley Barack Obama has against declared he would not commit ground troops to battle against Islamic State militants as the US House of Representatives backs his plan to arm and train Syrian rebels.

Russia angers Canada as warplanes 'buzz' frigate during NATO drill

Canada has accused Moscow of sending military aircraft to circle the HMCS Toronto.

Carol J. Williams Canadian Defence Minister Rob Nicholson has accused the Kremlin of sending warplanes to buzz its navy frigate Toronto while taking part in NATO exercises.

Sir John Franklin: Canada finds fabled ship from doomed 19th-century expedition

British Naval Officer and Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin (1786 - 1847) who died on an expedition to navigate the North West Passage. Original Artwork: Engraving by D J Pound. Drawing by Negelen.

David Ljunggren Canadian explorers have found the wreck of one of two ships lost in the 1845 Franklin expedition to Canada's Northwest Passage, solving an enduring historical mystery and bolstering Canada's claim to...

US fighters escort flight back to Canada after bomb threat

Michael Winter Two US fighter jets escorted a Canada-to-Panama flight back to Toronto after a passenger allegedly threatened the plane.

Canada pushes China on cyberattacks after research breach

Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird (left) shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Beijing.

Andrew Mayeda Canada is seeking answers from China after authorities discovered what they say was a state-sponsored cyber-attack on its IT network.

Canada's helicopter jailbreak trio caught

Yves Denis, 35, left, Serge Pomerleau, 49, centre and  Denis Lefebvre, 53, the three inmates, who escaped a jail near Quebec City by helicopter.

A heavily armed SWAT team raided an upscale Montreal condominium early on Sunday to capture the three men police say made a bold escape by helicopter from a Quebec jail two weeks ago.

Canada police rescue five children from child sex abuse ring

Canadian federal police say they have rescued five young children from sexual abuse as part of a massive pedophile porn investigation.

Possible Ebola case in Canada

A traveller returning to Canada from west Africa has been hospitalised after displaying symptoms consistent with those of the Ebola virus that has killed dozens in Guinea, a health official says.

Canada: Three police officers shot dead, suspect Justin Bourque at large

Emergency Response team members take cover in Moncton, Canada.

Three Canadian police officers have been shot dead and two others injured, and a suspect is at large.

Thirty feared dead in Canada aged-home fire

A firefighter surveys the damage at the Residence du Havre after a fire.

At least three killed and many missing people confined to wheelchairs after massive fire rages through an eastern Quebec nursing home.

Canada rockers seek compo on Gitmo claims

A Canadian hard-rock band says it has sent the Pentagon a $US666,000 ($A745,300) bill after a former Guantanamo Bay guard alleged that the US military used their music to torture detainees.

Canada probes agent's romance with spy target

A seemingly innocent text sent from a mobile phone in the Ottawa region triggered the probe.

Canada is investigating one of its anti-terrorism agents for having a year-long affair with her target, an alleged Iranian spy, an official said.

US spied on G20 summit in Canada: report

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the conclusion of the G20 Summit in Toronto

Canadian authorities allowed the US National Security Agency to spy in the country during the G8 and G20 summits in Ontario in 2010, the national broadcaster reported, citing documents shared by...

Canada claims larger part of Atlantic, eyes North Pole

Canada plans to make a claim to the North Pole in an effort to assert its sovereignty in the resource-rich Arctic, the country's foreign affairs minister said.

Canada says it is filing a UN application seeking to vastly expand its Atlantic sea boundary, and signalled intentions to eventually claim Arctic waters and the North Pole.

Canada to end home mail delivery

End of the line: Canada Post will replace home delivery of letters with community mailboxes.

Andrew Mayeda Canada's postal service will scrap door-to-door mail delivery over the next five years and cut as many as 8000 jobs to offset declining mail volume.

Canada train accused in 'state of shock'

Chiheb Esseghaier

Katia Dmitrieva Raed Jaser, one of the men charged with planning to derail a passenger train in Canada with the help of al-Qaeda, will defend the charges and is in a "state of shock" over the allegations, his lawyer...

Canada eavesdrops on phone, internet too

Eye spying on computer user.

Newspaper says government has been scouring global telephone records and internet data for patterns of suspicious activity.

Canada thwarts parliament bombing attempt

Canadian police discuss terror plot.

Jeremy Hainsworth Surrey, British Columbia: Police in Canada have arrested and charged a man and woman with terrorism for attempting to leave pressure cooker bombs at British Columbia's provincial legislature on...

'Did someone release all the brakes?': Canada searches for answers to train tragedy

Lac Megantic train crash site.

Richard Valdmanis and Julie Gordon At least five people died and 40 were missing after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded and destroyed the centre of a small Canadian town in a disaster that raises fresh questions about...