World Political News Extra
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau plans to promote a former army commander as he shuffles senior officials to help handle ties with the Trump administration.
A brief statement said Rhodes was in Cuba for “official meetings, cultural engagements, and to witness the signing of a U.S.-Cuba Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).”
Commissioner Mary Dawson said she was investigating whether Justin Trudeau breached ethics laws in receiving a free Bahamas vacation and in using the Aga Khan’s helicopter to fly to his private island.
One Nation senator Brian Burston will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. Hanson tweeted he would do a great job of representing the party.
A brief government statement said chamber President Thomas Donohue and Cuban President Raul Castro discussed “issues of mutual interest.”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia is the first since Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister in late 2015.
“With this change we will continue to welcome Cubans as we welcome immigrants from other nations, consistent with our laws,” US President Barack Obama said.
Australian Health Minister Sussan Ley said she had resigned from her Cabinet position amid an expenses scandal that has proved to be an embarrassing.
Tigerair Australia said on Wednesday it had cancelled at least six scheduled flights to and from the popular holiday destination of Bali after the Indonesian government imposed new administrative requirements.
Chrystia Freeland has been named Canada’s new top diplomat, replacing veteran politician Stéphane Dion as foreign affairs minister in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first major cabinet shakeup.
Independent senator Rod Culleton has lost his spot in the Senate after he was declared bankrupt by a Federal Court judge.
Donald Trump vowed during his election campaign to either scrap or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.
“I’m very confident that the investigations will demonstrate that no rules were broken whatsoever,” Sussan Ley told reporters in Albury.
Taiwanese-born Ms Lin was dropped as the Bundamba candidate on Saturday night a day after she posted on Facebook that “gays should be treated as patients”.
CANADA POLITICS: Justice Zabel Who Wore Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat In Court Banned From Hearing Cases
Zabel apologized in court, “I wish to apologize for my misguided attempt to mark a moment in history by humour in courtroom following the surprising result in United States election.”
Guy Philippe a Haitian politician was arrested and extradited to United States for alleged drug trafficking and money laundering, authorities said.
AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Sussan Ley Billed Taxpayers For Flight, Chauffeur, Hotel Stay Same Day She Bought Gold Coast Investment Unit
Sussan Ley claimed allowances for a flight, chauffeur driver. The costs $1248, which is more than an average weekly Australian salary of $1160.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo told reporters, “I think our relations with Australia remain in a good condition.”
Canada sends 75 percent of its exports to U.S. could suffer from changes to NAFTA. U.S. President-elect Trump promised to either renegotiate or scrap NAFTA.
Haiti marked 214th anniversary of its political independence, acknowledging that after many years “we are unable to feed our people, educate our children.”