Search for lost fisherman near Victoria suspended, U.S. Coast Guard says

Pat O’Brien was last seen Thursday afternoon aboard a four-metre skiff in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. (U.S. Coast Guard) Pat O’Brien was last seen Thursday afternoon aboard a four-metre skiff in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. (U.S. Coast Guard)

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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.