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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Clashes With U.S. Border Agents Powers in Canada

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Clashes With U.S. Border Agents Powers in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau defends plans to give more powers to US border agents stationed in Canada, saying travelers to be protected by domestic laws.

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CYPRUS POLITICS: 1950 Vote Row Stalls Reunification

CYPRUS POLITICS: 1950 Vote Row Stalls Reunification

Cyprus reunification talks were in disarray on Wednesday after reports the Turkish Cypriot side would not join this week’s meeting in an escalating row that opened old wounds over past Greek Cypriot ambitions to unite with Greece.

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UK POLITICS: Allow or Not to Allow: MPs Clash Over Trump UK Visit

UK POLITICS: Allow or Not to Allow: MPs Clash Over Trump UK Visit

MPs have clashed over whether Donald Trump should be given a state visit to the UK in a packed Westminster debate.

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USA POLITICS: North Korean Officials to Meet US For talks

USA POLITICS: North Korean Officials to Meet US For talks

The talks would be the clearest indication yet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to communicate with the new Trump administration.

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IRAQ POLITICS: ‘We’re Not Here for Your Oil’: Jim Mattis US Defense Secretary Tells Iraqis

IRAQ POLITICS: ‘We’re Not Here for Your Oil’: Jim Mattis US Defense Secretary Tells Iraqis

Mattis, on his first trip to Iraq as Pentagon chief, is hoping to assess the war effort as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launch a new push to evict Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in the city of Mosul.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Revealed! Netanyahu Secretly Met With Egypt, Jordan for Peace

ISRAEL POLITICS: Revealed! Netanyahu Secretly Met With Egypt, Jordan for Peace

Netanyahu again raised the possibility of what he described as a “regional approach” to Israeli-Palestinian peace at a news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump, who appeared to embrace the idea.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Macri, Trump Discuss Venezuela in Call

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Macri, Trump Discuss Venezuela in Call

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and U.S. President Donald Trump shared their “concern” over Venezuela in a phone call, Macri’s spokesman said.

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USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

“We are the most secure and most prosperous when both the U.S. and Europe are strong and united,” the adviser said, previewing Pence’s trip.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Europe Must Not Bow to US Spending Demands On NATO: EU’s Juncker

EUROPE POLITICS: Europe Must Not Bow to US Spending Demands On NATO: EU’s Juncker

“It has been the American message for many, many years. I am very much against letting ourselves be pushed into this,” Juncker said in a speech on the sidelines of the international Munich Security Conference.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Says Canada, EU Must Lead World Economy

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Says Canada, EU Must Lead World Economy

“You are a vital player in addressing the challenges that we collectively face as an international community,” Canadian PM Justin Trudeau told EU lawmakers.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Dismisses Report of Trump Campaign Contacts With Russian Spies

RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Dismisses Report of Trump Campaign Contacts With Russian Spies

“Let’s not believe anonymous information,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters, noting that the newspaper’s sources were unnamed.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Michael Flynn ‘Forced’ to Resign: Leonid Slutsky

RUSSIA POLITICS: Michael Flynn ‘Forced’ to Resign: Leonid Slutsky

“It’s obvious that Flynn was forced to write the letter of resignation under a certain amount of pressure,” Leonid Slutsky a Senior Russian lawmakers.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Trump Talk Take Center Stage

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Trump Talk Take Center Stage

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday opened talks at the White House with U.S. President Donald Trump, seeking to nurture economic ties while avoiding tensions over issues such as immigration on which the two are sharply at odds.

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AFRICA POLITICS: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick

AFRICA POLITICS: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick

Africa policy in the Trump White House has become more difficult to predict following reports that the senior director for Africa on the National Security Council is out.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Visits U.S. With Two Aims

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Visits U.S. With Two Aims

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, he will look to nurture economic ties while avoiding tensions over issues such as immigration on which the two are sharply at odds.

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LIBYA POLITICS: US Rejects Salam Fayyad As UN Envoy to Libya

LIBYA POLITICS: US Rejects Salam Fayyad As UN Envoy to Libya

Salam Fayyad, a Texas-educated former International Monetary Fund official, was prime minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2013.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Gets Early Win Off Donald Trump

CHINA POLITICS: China Gets Early Win Off Donald Trump

China wrested a concession from the United States as the two presidents spoke for the first time this week, but Beijing may not be able to derive much comfort from the win on U.S. policy toward Taiwan.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Now Backs ‘One China’ Policy

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Now Backs ‘One China’ Policy

“President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our ‘one China’ policy,” the statement said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Visit Trump, Palestinians Worry About Both Leaders ‘Bromance’

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Visit Trump, Palestinians Worry About Both Leaders ‘Bromance’

Social media exchanges suggested a budding “bromance” between Netanyahu and Trump, who pledged to be the “best friend” Israel has ever had in White House.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Denounced Obama-Era ‘New START’ Nuclear Arms With Putin As Bad Deal

USA POLITICS: Trump Denounced Obama-Era ‘New START’ Nuclear Arms With Putin As Bad Deal

During a debate in 2016 presidential election, Trump said Russia had “outsmarted” the United States with the New START treaty, which he called “START-Up.”

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