Santa Claus makes a visit at Calgary-area farmers' market

A visit from Santa Claus delighted children and families at the Bearspaw Community Farmers' Market on Saturday. A visit from Santa Claus delighted children and families at the Bearspaw Community Farmers' Market on Saturday.

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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.