Quebec singer-songwriter Karim Ouellet, 37, found dead in Quebec City

Karim Ouellet celebrates his Juno Award for Francophone Album of the year during the Juno Gala in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Karim Ouellet celebrates his Juno Award for Francophone Album of the year during the Juno Gala in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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War wounds: Limbs lost and lives devastated in an instant in Ukraine

There is a cost to war — to the countries that wage it, to the soldiers who fight it, to the civilians who endure it. For nations, territory is gained and lost, and sometimes regained and lost again. But some losses are permanent. Lives lost can never be regained. Nor can limbs. And so it is in Ukraine.

Finland, Sweden officially apply for NATO membership

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military alliance stands ready to seize a historic moment and move quickly on allowing Finland and Sweden to join its ranks, after the two countries submitted their membership requests.