Sun 26 Oct 2014 | 5:24 EDT

Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State Saturday, 25 Oct 2014

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.  Full Article

TSX posts biggest weekly gain in a year as Agrium surges Friday, 24 Oct 2014 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index recorded its biggest weekly gain in more than a year on Friday, led by a jump in shares of Agrium Inc after an activist investor revealed early in the day it has taken a stake in the company.  Full Article  

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks Friday, 24 Oct 2014 

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.  Full Article