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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia to China: Do More to Contain North Korea

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia to China: Do More to Contain North Korea

“China is North Korea’s major financial backer. It has much more leverage over North Korea than it claims,” Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Cardinal George Pell Faces Sex Abuse Charges

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Cardinal George Pell Faces Sex Abuse Charges

Pope Francis pledged “zero tolerance” policy for sex abuse in Catholic Church. Pope Francis said he would not comment on Pell’s case until it is over.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Will Accept Dozen Central American Refugees Within Next Few Months: Sources

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Will Accept Dozen Central American Refugees Within Next Few Months: Sources

Canberra pledged to take an unspecified number of Central American refugees under a deal struck with US president Barack Obama late last year.

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CANADA POLITICS: Scheer Rebukes Trudeau For ‘Mishandling’ NAFTA File

CANADA POLITICS: Scheer Rebukes Trudeau For ‘Mishandling’ NAFTA File

“I’ve always been worried about Justin Trudeau’s attitude towards trade,” said Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

“I’m working on the assumption that this issue is going to be dealt with in this parliament,” Peter Dutton said in proposing a postal vote.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Chinese Spy Ship Encroaches Australian Coast  Near Drills Area

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Chinese Spy Ship Encroaches Australian Coast Near Drills Area

Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy Type 815 Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence vessel was operating off the northeast coast during the Talisman Sabre war games, the ADF said in a statement.

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CANADA POLITICS: 5 Contentious NAFTA Issues to Create Friction Between Canada, US

CANADA POLITICS: 5 Contentious NAFTA Issues to Create Friction Between Canada, US

The U.S. wants Canada to allow a whopping increase in the value of goods American companies can send into Canada without paying an import tax.

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CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

Kelly Knight Craft will testify before the Senate committee on foreign relations in a joint session with Trump’s nominees for ambassador to NATO and the U.K.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Damond Dies By Minneapolis Police Bullet, Turnbull Demands Answers

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Damond Dies By Minneapolis Police Bullet, Turnbull Demands Answers

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull comment on Justine Damond death: “It is a shocking killing, and yes, we are demanding answers on behalf of her family.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Larissa Waters Biography

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Larissa Waters Biography

Larissa Waters was born 8 February 1977, Winnipeg, Canada to Australian parents. Read Larissa Waters Biography.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Farewell Dear Friends’: Larissa Waters Last Statement as Senator

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Farewell Dear Friends’: Larissa Waters Last Statement as Senator

“Queensland Greens have never been stronger. Despite today’s events, Queensland will still have a Green voice in the federal Parliament.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Very Big New Idea’: Turnbull Backs Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Very Big New Idea’: Turnbull Backs Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

Turnbull said it was important to remember that “a constitutionally conservative nation has to be persuaded that the amendments respect the fundamental values of the Constitution, and will deliver precise changes, clearly understood, that will ­benefit all Australians … we do not want to embark on some sort of exercise in heroic failure”.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Slams Trump’s Remark to Brigitte Macron French First Lady

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Slams Trump’s Remark to Brigitte Macron French First Lady

“You’re in such good shape,” Trump was filmed on Thursday telling her during his first state visit to France.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Rejects Trump’s Protectionist Policy

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Rejects Trump’s Protectionist Policy

“More trade barriers .. does not help working families over the long term, or even the mid-term. Such policies kill growth,” Trudeau.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia to Join UN Human Rights Council: Report

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia to Join UN Human Rights Council: Report

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop: “We very much campaigned on our record and how we would act on the Human Rights Council.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Mulls Contentious Cybersecurity Law

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Mulls Contentious Cybersecurity Law

Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Name Astronaut Payette New Governor General

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Name Astronaut Payette New Governor General

Payette, 53, would replace outgoing Governor General David Johnston, 76, whose term is set to expire in September after nearly seven years in office.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Leaked! ‘Australia Probing Forces for Unlawful Killing of Afghans’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Leaked! ‘Australia Probing Forces for Unlawful Killing of Afghans’

Australian Special Forces are under a secret defense investigation for the unlawful killing of Afghan civilians, according to leaked documents, which provide new details of deadly incidents in southern Afghanistan.

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CANADA POLITICS: Omar Khadr $10m Settlement Opposed By Two-Thirds of Canadians: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: Omar Khadr $10m Settlement Opposed By Two-Thirds of Canadians: Poll

29 per cent of Canadians would have offered Omar Khadr an apology and compensation while 25 per cent would have only apologized.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Becomes Emotional During UK Visit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Becomes Emotional During UK Visit

“We admire the outstanding response of your police arriving on the scene so quickly, dealing with the terrorists decisively,” Turnbull said.

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