Hundreds of Edmonton soldiers to assist in B.C. wildfires

Soldiers from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry depart to British Columbia to support firefighting efforts in the province's emergency wildfire situation, July 23, 2021. Soldiers from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry depart to British Columbia to support firefighting efforts in the province's emergency wildfire situation, July 23, 2021.

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Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel's bloc in German vote

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats won the biggest share of the vote in a national election Sunday, narrowly beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right Union bloc in a closely fought race that will determine who succeeds the long-time leader at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.