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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull, Joko Widodo Restore Full Military Ties

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull, Joko Widodo Restore Full Military Ties

“President Widodo and I have agreed to full restoration of defence cooperation, training exchanges and activities,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

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BARBADOS POLITICS: New Changes For March Against Gender-Based Violence

BARBADOS POLITICS: New Changes For March Against Gender-Based Violence

“We agreed we had to push up our march from 1 p.m. to 3.30 p.m,” Director of Life In Leggings Caribbean Alliance Against Gender-based Violence Ronelle King.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Comeback Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Comeback Takes Center Stage

Abbott is portraying his book, “Making Australia Right”, as merely a policy discussion, a back bencher taking a pew in the Liberal broad church and raising urgent matters.

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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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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Will Not Halt Illegal Border Crossing

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Will Not Halt Illegal Border Crossing

Opposition Conservatives want Trudeau’s center-left Liberal government to stem the flow of asylum seekers from the United States because of security fears and a lack of resources to deal with them.

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CANADA POLITICS: Refugee Claimants From U.S. Strain Canada’s Border Resources

CANADA POLITICS: Refugee Claimants From U.S. Strain Canada’s Border Resources

CBSA said the number of people making refugee claims at Quebec-U.S. border crossings more than doubled from 2015 to 2016.

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CANADA POLITICS: One in Four Canadians Support Temporary Syrian Refugees Ban: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: One in Four Canadians Support Temporary Syrian Refugees Ban: Poll

Sixty percent of those surveyed in an online poll said the Canadian government had done a good job of resettling Syrian refugees since the Liberals came to power in 2015.

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DOMINICA POLITICS: Lennox Linton Biography

DOMINICA POLITICS: Lennox Linton Biography

Marigot Government School, Dominica Grammar School and trained broadcaster at the University of Texas Austin. Read Lennox Linton Biography.

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DOMINICA POLITICS: Linton to Roosevelt Skerrit: Resign!

DOMINICA POLITICS: Linton to Roosevelt Skerrit: Resign!

Dominica’s Opposition leader Lennox Linton has repeated his call for the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and called on President Chares Savarin to name a new person to the post.

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CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

Former U.S. President Barack Obama repealed the special immigration policy for Cubans days before turning the White House over to Donald Trump.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Branded ‘Aussie Gold Digger’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Branded ‘Aussie Gold Digger’

“Let’s hope the PM is thinking about the national interest with Turnbull today. The “Aussie gold digger” might want another lucky strike,” Winston Peters New Zealand First MP posted on Twitter.

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CANADA POLITICS: UN to Negotiate With US, Canada to Resettle Rohingya Refugees

CANADA POLITICS: UN to Negotiate With US, Canada to Resettle Rohingya Refugees

1,000 Rohingya refugees had been identified as priorities for resettlement on medical grounds or because they have been separated from their family members living abroad.

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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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CANADA POLITICS: Official! EU-Canada CETA Deal Approved

CANADA POLITICS: Official! EU-Canada CETA Deal Approved

The European Union Parliament approved on Wednesday a hotly contested free trade deal with Canada after seven years of negotiations.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Disability Funding to Welfare Cuts Backfires Spectacularly

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Disability Funding to Welfare Cuts Backfires Spectacularly

Turnbull government’s bid to link disability funding to welfare cuts has backfired spectacularly, angering the Senate crossbenchers it was meant to win over and drawing fire from advocates and even a Paralympic champion.

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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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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: One Nation Shows Australia’s Shift to Right

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: One Nation Shows Australia’s Shift to Right

A state premier’s desperate move to win re-election by striking an electoral deal with the far-right One Nation party drove a wedge between partners in the ruling coalition on Monday, as Australia’s conservative politics faced a lurch to the right.

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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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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: What Liberal Party With One Nation Preference Deal Could Mean at Election

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: What Liberal Party With One Nation Preference Deal Could Mean at Election

The success of the Liberal Party’s preference deal with One Nation in WA could be determined by how many support staff are available to hand out how-to-vote cards on the day, according to a political analyst.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Khaled Sharrouf ISIS Fighter First Australian Stripped of Citizenship

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Khaled Sharrouf ISIS Fighter First Australian Stripped of Citizenship

Australian Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf has become the country’s first dual nationality individual to be stripped of Australian citizenship under anti-terrorism laws.

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