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CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector

CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector 0

“This is something that three or four years ago (Beijing) would not even have entertained in the conversation,” an unnamed Canadian government official told the Globe and Mail, which first reported the agreement.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police Use Pepper Spray at Anti-Immigration Rally

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police Use Pepper Spray at Anti-Immigration Rally 0

“Police were forced to deploy capsicum spray when a small number of protestors attempted to breach a police line, with one person given aftercare as a result of the capsicum spray,” a spokeswoman said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australians to Pay More Tax for Streaming Services Because of New Taxes

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australians to Pay More Tax for Streaming Services Because of New Taxes 0

Australians can expect to pay more for streaming services such as Netflix as well as for songs and movies downloaded from the internet when a range of new taxes kick in at the end of the week.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Malcolm Roberts Says He May Donate His Pay Rise to Charity

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Malcolm Roberts Says He May Donate His Pay Rise to Charity 0

One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts has said he may donate his pay rise to charity, arguing federal politicians should be able to turn down the wage hike.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Adamantly Refuses to Apologise for Autism Comments

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Adamantly Refuses to Apologise for Autism Comments 0

Pauline Hanson has labelled her critics “disgraceful” and “misleading” while refusing to retreat from comments that children with autism should be removed from mainstream classrooms.

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CANADA POLITICS: New Government Set for Western Canadian Province Seen Short-Lived

CANADA POLITICS: New Government Set for Western Canadian Province Seen Short-Lived 0

“People are starting to clue in to the fact that this is quite likely an unworkable legislature,” said Hamish Telford, a political science professor at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Halts Operations in US-Led Coalition in Syria After Syrian Jet Hit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Halts Operations in US-Led Coalition in Syria After Syrian Jet Hit 0

“As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased,” an ADF spokeswoman said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Pushes Back as Unelected Senate Delays Budget Bill

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Pushes Back as Unelected Senate Delays Budget Bill 0

Senate scrutiny over the government’s budget has become a major irritant to Trudeau, whose attempt to reform the unpopular chamber has made it more independent just as Trudeau needed legislation passed to counter a refreshed opposition.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau May Mediate in Venezuelan Crisis

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau May Mediate in Venezuelan Crisis 0

Peru’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna publicly floated the idea of Justin Trudeau acting as a mediator for the Venezuelan crisis, citing the Prime Minister’s “global power role,”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Will the Greens Let the Teachers’ Union Bully Them Over Schools Funding?

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Will the Greens Let the Teachers’ Union Bully Them Over Schools Funding? 0

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young says what the government has put on the table moves the package closer to what the Greens have been advocating.

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CUBA POLITICS: Trump Will Not Weaken the ‘Revolution’: Raul Castro

CUBA POLITICS: Trump Will Not Weaken the ‘Revolution’: Raul Castro 0

“The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution,” Havana said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Mocks Trump Over ‘Russian Guy’ at Media Party

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Mocks Trump Over ‘Russian Guy’ at Media Party 0

“The Donald and I … we are winning in the polls. We are! Not the fake polls,” Turnbull said in the leaked recording. “I have this Russian guy…”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull MPs Called Before Supreme Court

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull MPs Called Before Supreme Court 0

Turnbull MPs have been ordered by the Victorian Supreme Court to explain why they shouldn’t be charged with contempt over comments they made relating to terrorist sentences.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Denies He Wants G20 to Drop Paris Pact Mention

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Denies He Wants G20 to Drop Paris Pact Mention 0

“We will not let climate policy, or indeed international policy, (be) dictated by any country,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told legislators.

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PUERTO RICO POLITICS: Puerto Rico Becomes 51st State of United States

PUERTO RICO POLITICS: Puerto Rico Becomes 51st State of United States 0

“From today going forward, the Federal government will no longer be able to ignore the voice of the majority of the American citizens in Puerto Rico,” Rossello said in a statement.

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PUERTO RICO POLITICS: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Takes Center Stage in New York

PUERTO RICO POLITICS: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Takes Center Stage in New York 0

Lopez Rivera, who was sentenced to 55 years in prison, plus 15 additional years for a foiled escape plot, was freed in January during President Barack Obama’s final days in office.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: NDP Ready for Election: John Horgan Says

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: NDP Ready for Election: John Horgan Says 0

John Horgan: “We’re asking our donors, small donors, to be sure we’re prepared if the worst happens and the BC Liberals force another election.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Media Watchdog Clears ABC Over Airing of Hanson, Ashby Donation Discussion

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Media Watchdog Clears ABC Over Airing of Hanson, Ashby Donation Discussion 0

In the recording, Senator Hanson questions who in the party knows about the donation and Mr McNee, whose name she said was kept “very quiet”.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police to Get Greater Powers to Shoot in Militant Sieges

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police to Get Greater Powers to Shoot in Militant Sieges 0

Under the proposal, which is likely to be adopted in the state’s parliament given the support for it, lethal force can be used immediately if an incident is declared “terrorist related” by the state’s most senior police officer, Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Melbourne Terror Attack: ISIS Claim Responsibility

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Melbourne Terror Attack: ISIS Claim Responsibility 0

Authorities have identified the attacker as a Somali-born man, Yacqub Khayre, 29, who lived with his mother in a Melbourne suburb.

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