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CANADA POLITICS: Canadian Government’s Ambitious Export Goals Facing Big Challenges

CANADA POLITICS: Canadian Government’s Ambitious Export Goals Facing Big Challenges

Canadian government wants to boost exports by 30 percent over the next eight years, but experts and analysts say the goal is highly ambitious given a series of major challenges facing exporters.

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USA POLITICS: Republicans Say They Lack Votes to Pass Healthcare Bill in Blow to Trump

USA POLITICS: Republicans Say They Lack Votes to Pass Healthcare Bill in Blow to Trump

“We’ll see what happens,” U.S. President Donald Trump said at the White House, adding that Ryan should keep his job regardless of the outcome.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Ultimatum to Republicans: ‘Pass Healthcare Bill Friday Or Keep Obamacare in Place’

USA POLITICS: Trump Ultimatum to Republicans: ‘Pass Healthcare Bill Friday Or Keep Obamacare in Place’

US President Trump demands support in do-or-die Friday vote on healthcare plan. Republican lawmakers struggling to overcome differences over new healthcare.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Healthcare Bill Takes Center Stage

USA POLITICS: Trump Healthcare Bill Takes Center Stage

U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Emphasizes Women’s Issues in New Budget

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Emphasizes Women’s Issues in New Budget

Trudeau, who took power in 2015, stressed the importance of gender equality and made a point of appointing a cabinet with same number of men and women.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Warns Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely’ If Attitude Persists

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Warns Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely’ If Attitude Persists

“Turkey is not a country you can pull and push around, not a country whose citizens you can drag on the ground,” Erdogan said at an event for Turkish journalists in Ankara, in comments broadcast live on national television.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: 26-Minister Cabinet Named By Hassan Ali Khaire

SOMALIA POLITICS: 26-Minister Cabinet Named By Hassan Ali Khaire

Hassan Ali Khaire, who was appointed to the post by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed last month, read out his list of cabinet ministers to reporters.

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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Hage Geingob Calls For Land Expropriation

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Hage Geingob Calls For Land Expropriation

“If we are committed to achieving further economic growth and maintaining peace, then everyone should be open to new approaches,” said Hage Geingob.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Republican Lawmakers: There’ll Be Backlash for Healthcare Failure

USA POLITICS: Trump to Republican Lawmakers: There’ll Be Backlash for Healthcare Failure

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Republican lawmakers that voters could punish them if they do not approve a plan he favors to dismantle Obamacare.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

More than 20 closed bakeries, 2 occupied by the government and 4 closed, is the balance that has been left by the new regimen of bakery inspections implemented by the regime of Nicolás Maduro at Caracas locales.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

The rule by Trump’s administration, would stop passengers bringing laptops, iPads and cameras in carry-on luggage and will affect at least nine airlines.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Starts Brexit Tour Before Triggering Article 50

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Starts Brexit Tour Before Triggering Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Wales on Monday to engage with nations of United Kingdom before she launches Britain’s departure from European Union.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Not Afraid Of ICC, Says ‘Brutal’ War On Drugs to Go On

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Not Afraid Of ICC, Says ‘Brutal’ War On Drugs to Go On

Duterte: “I will not be intimidated and I shall not be stopped just by what? International Criminal Court? Impeachment? If that is part of my destiny, it is my destiny to go.”

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USA POLITICS: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband George Conway Tipped for Justice Department Post

USA POLITICS: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband George Conway Tipped for Justice Department Post

If confirmed by Senate, George Conway would lead an office that would handle legal challenges to major Trump administration initiatives, such as travel ban.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Defiantly Says Israel Will Continue Hitting Hezbollah in Syria

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Defiantly Says Israel Will Continue Hitting Hezbollah in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the incursion on Saturday, claiming that the strikes targeted weapons shipments to Hezbollah.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Not Backing Down From His Claim Obama Wiretapped Him

USA POLITICS: Trump Not Backing Down From His Claim Obama Wiretapped Him

“How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!,” Trump tweeted.

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USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan Agrees No Sign of Wiretap On Trump

USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan Agrees No Sign of Wiretap On Trump

Senate Intelligence Committee bipartisan statement rejects Donald Trump’s assertion Obama administration tapped his phone during 2016 presidential campaign.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Repeats Promise to Build New West Bank Settlement

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Repeats Promise to Build New West Bank Settlement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would honour his commitment to build a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first in two decades.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scoxit Referendum: Theresa May Says ‘Now is Not the Time’

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Budget: The Winners and Losers

USA POLITICS: Trump Budget: The Winners and Losers

Congress, controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans, may reject some or many of his proposed cuts. Some of the proposed changes, which Democrats will broadly oppose, have been targeted for decades by conservative Republicans.

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