Finance Minister Paul Martin has a knack for turning bad economic news to good political effect. When he was planning his assault on Canada's deficit in early 1995, the financial meltdown in Mexico threw markets into turmoil, driving down the Canadian dollar.By JOHN GEDDES, MARY JANIGAN9 min
In a four-day hearing last February, 16 parties, including the federal government, aboriginal groups, minority rights advocates and a so-called friend of the court representing the Quebec separatist position, presented complicated, often radically opposing arguments.
When Hillary Rodham Clinton first arrived in the White House six years ago, she said she didn't bake cookies or have any interest in redecorating the Lincoln bedroom. An assertive lawyer, she was going to rewrite the rules of being First Lady.By JANE O’HARA6 min
Osama bin Laden is a slender man with a thick black beard, lightened by traces of grey, and soft eyes that give his face a melancholy air. He does not look dangerous, but according to American officials the Saudi Arabian exile, about 40, is the world's leading terrorist.By D’ARCY JENISH, WILLIAM LOWTHER6 min
Diana lies buried in a tranquil spot, the kind of rustic glade that has often inspired melancholic musings. To successive generations of Spencers, the place has always been known, with a touch of English upper-class eccentricity, as the Round Oval.By BARRY CAME5 min
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