VANCOUVER - A lawyer for the oil pipeline company conducting technical work near Vancouver is raising doubts about arrests at a protest site, at the same time a prominent B.C. First Nations leader was preparing to cross the police line.
Pierre Karl PĂ©ladeau, the member of the National Assembly for St-JĂ©rĂŽme, Que., announced this afternoonÂ his intention to run for the Parti QuĂ©bĂ©coisÂ leadership. While delivering a speech to students at University of Montreal on Thursday, he said his his plan was to pick up his Parti QuĂ©bĂ©cois leadership nomination form at 2:30 p.m. atÂ the PQ's headquarters in Montreal. The four other candidates are sitting MNAs Bernard Drainville,Â Jean-FranĂ§oisLisĂ©e andÂ MartineOuellet, and labour rights activist Pierre CĂ©rĂ©.
VIENNA - Facing few options to reverse plunging oil prices, OPEC oil ministers decided Thursday to keep their production target on hold, a move that is likely to push the market even lower at a time of already high supply.
KABUL - Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies â as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.