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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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CANADA POLITICS: Sarah Palin Touted As Ambassador to Canada

CANADA POLITICS: Sarah Palin Touted As Ambassador to Canada

The rumour started to fly after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused to rule out Sarah Palin appointment, despite being directly questioned about whether the 2008 Vice Presidential candidate was being considered.

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HAITI POLITICS: Jovenel Moïse Biography And Autobiography: Bio

HAITI POLITICS: Jovenel Moïse Biography And Autobiography: Bio

Jovenel Moïse was born on 26 June 1968 in the Trou du Nord (North-East department) of a modest family. Read Jovenel Moïse Biography And Autobiography: Bio.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Life Gold Pass: Malcolm Turnbull Axes Entitlement Scheme

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Life Gold Pass: Malcolm Turnbull Axes Entitlement Scheme

Malcolm Turnbull will abolish the lifetime gold-pass travel perks for politicians, in a bid to restore public confidence and save close to $5 million.

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CANADA POLITICS: Government Advisors Call for Deeper Trade Ties

CANADA POLITICS: Government Advisors Call for Deeper Trade Ties

Canadian government advisory group on Monday released a number of recommendations to boost the economy, including strengthening the country’s trade links and establishing funds to help smaller companies raise capital in order to scale up.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Under Threat From Party Split

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Under Threat From Party Split

Adding to center-right leader Malcolm Turnbull’s woes, an opinion poll published on Monday showed that support for his coalition had slipped to its lowest.

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JAMAICA POLITICS: Audrey Marks Sends Best wishes to Trump

JAMAICA POLITICS: Audrey Marks Sends Best wishes to Trump

Jamaica’s Ambassador to US Audrey Marks, extended best wishes to United States President Donald Trump and his Cabinet for a successful tenure in office.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Army Chief Angus Campbell to Meet Indonesian Military Leaders After Spat

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Army Chief Angus Campbell to Meet Indonesian Military Leaders After Spat

Campbell is due to meet Indonesian military (TNI) chief, Gatot Nurmantyo and army chief of staff Mulyono, TNI spokesman Wuryanto said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Says Controversial Refugee Deal With U.S. Would Go Ahead

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Says Controversial Refugee Deal With U.S. Would Go Ahead

“The agreement is to be honored by the Trump administration (so) I’m pleased this agreement will continue,” Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Decides Not to Poke U.S. ‘Grizzly Bear’

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Decides Not to Poke U.S. ‘Grizzly Bear’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a low key approach to dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump, seeking to avoid clashes.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Dumb Deal’ Drags Australia-US Ties to New Low

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Dumb Deal’ Drags Australia-US Ties to New Low

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled a refugee swap deal with Australia “dumb” after a Washington Post report of an acrimonious telephone call with Turnbull.

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