Alberta International Airshow a go for takeoff in August

A Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet takes off from the City Centre Airport prior to the Edmonton Indy race in Edmonton on Sunday, July 22, 2012. (John Ulan / THE CANADIAN PRESS) A Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet takes off from the City Centre Airport prior to the Edmonton Indy race in Edmonton on Sunday, July 22, 2012. (John Ulan / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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German election to set direction after 16 years under Merkel

Germany's closely fought election on Sunday will set the direction of the European Union's most populous country after 16 years under Angela Merkel, whose party is scrambling to avoid defeat by its center-left rivals after a rollercoaster campaign. The environmentalist Greens also are eyeing at least a share of power.