Water bombers attack brush fire burning east of Canmore

The fire erupted over supper hour Friday, near Lac des Arcs east of Canmore, sending smoke into the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 1. The fire erupted over supper hour Friday, near Lac des Arcs east of Canmore, sending smoke into the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 1.

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Merkel's bloc stumbles badly in Germany; horse-trading ahead

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats and outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel 's centre-right bloc both laid claim Sunday to lead the country's next government as projections showed the long-time leader's party heading for its worst-ever result in a national election.

People queue to cast their ballots outside the Jane Addams School in Friedrichshain, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. German voters are choosing a new parliament in an election that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after her 16 years at the helm of Europe’s biggest economy. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)