Fri 6 Mar 2015 | 23:15 EST

Syria to West: Accept that Assad is here to stay 9:20pm EST

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Syria's envoy to the United Nations says it's time for the United States and other Western powers to accept that President Bashar al-Assad is here to stay, and to abandon what he suggested was a failed strategy of trying to split the Middle East into sectarian enclaves.  Full Article

Bank of Canada head says oil shock looks front-loaded: paper 10:12pm EST 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said recent evidence suggests damage from the oil shock is hitting the economy earlier and spreading faster than anticipated, but that this could also point to an earlier rebound, the Globe and Mail reported on Friday.  Full Article  

Canada failed to protect aboriginal women: U.N. committee 3:38pm EST 

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada has committed a "grave violation" of aboriginal women's rights by failing to adequately investigate their numerous disappearances and murders, a United Nations committee said in a report on Friday.  Full Article