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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Shuffle Officials to Handle Trump Challenge

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Shuffle Officials to Handle Trump Challenge

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau plans to promote a former army commander as he shuffles senior officials to help handle ties with the Trump administration.

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CUBA POLITICS: USA, Cuba Unite to Fight Terrorism, Drug Trafficking

CUBA POLITICS: USA, Cuba Unite to Fight Terrorism, Drug Trafficking

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).”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Lavish Vacation Probe in the Spotlight

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Lavish Vacation Probe in the Spotlight

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.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ONE Nation To Attend Trump’s Inauguration

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ONE Nation To Attend Trump’s Inauguration

One Nation senator Brian Burston will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. Hanson tweeted he would do a great job of representing the party.

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CUBA POLITICS: Raul Castro Meets With Thomas Donohue US Chamber of Commerce President

CUBA POLITICS: Raul Castro Meets With Thomas Donohue US Chamber of Commerce President

A brief government statement said chamber President Thomas Donohue and Cuban President Raul Castro discussed “issues of mutual interest.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Japan, Australia Agree to Strengthen Defence Ties

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Japan, Australia Agree to Strengthen Defence Ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia is the first since Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister in late 2015.

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CUBA POLITICS: Obama Ends Special Immigration Policy For Cubans

CUBA POLITICS: Obama Ends Special Immigration Policy For Cubans

“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.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Scandal Exposed! Sussan Ley Resigns

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Scandal Exposed! Sussan Ley Resigns

Australian Health Minister Sussan Ley said she had resigned from her Cabinet position amid an expenses scandal that has proved to be an embarrassing.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Tigerair Australia Working With Indonesian Government to Resume Flights

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Tigerair Australia Working With Indonesian Government to Resume Flights

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.

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CANADA POLITICS: Chrystia Freeland Replaces Stéphane Dion

CANADA POLITICS: Chrystia Freeland Replaces Stéphane Dion

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.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Culleton Officially Removed From Parliament

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Culleton Officially Removed From Parliament

Independent senator Rod Culleton has lost his spot in the Senate after he was declared bankrupt by a Federal Court judge.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canadian Officials Met Trump Team For Trade Talks

CANADA POLITICS: Canadian Officials Met Trump Team For Trade Talks

Donald Trump vowed during his election campaign to either scrap or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Sussan Ley Entangles In Expenses Scandal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Sussan Ley Entangles In Expenses Scandal

“I’m very confident that the investigations will demonstrate that no rules were broken whatsoever,” Sussan Ley told reporters in Albury.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shan Ju Lin Disendorsed For Saying, ‘Gays Should Be Treated As Patients’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shan Ju Lin Disendorsed For Saying, ‘Gays Should Be Treated As Patients’

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”.

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CANADA POLITICS: Justice Zabel Who Wore Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat In Court Banned From Hearing Cases

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.”

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HAITI POLITICS: Guy Philippe Extradited to US For Drug Trafficking

HAITI POLITICS: Guy Philippe Extradited to US For Drug Trafficking

Guy Philippe a Haitian politician was arrested and extradited to United States for alleged drug trafficking and money laundering, authorities said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Sussan Ley Billed Taxpayers For Flight, Chauffeur, Hotel Stay Same Day She Bought Gold Coast Investment Unit

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.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Indonesia, Australia Relations Good’: Widodo

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Indonesia, Australia Relations Good’: Widodo

Indonesian President Joko Widodo told reporters, “I think our relations with Australia remain in a good condition.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Fearing Trump’s Protectionism, Reaches Out to US Congress

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Fearing Trump’s Protectionism, Reaches Out to US Congress

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.

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HAITI POLITICS: 214th Haiti Anniversary Takes Center Stage

HAITI POLITICS: 214th Haiti Anniversary Takes Center Stage

Haiti marked 214th anniversary of its political independence, acknowledging that after many years “we are unable to feed our people, educate our children.”

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