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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull to Inaugurate French Work in Lucrative DCNS Submarines Deal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull to Inaugurate French Work in Lucrative DCNS Submarines Deal

“This is the largest and most ambitious military project in Australia’s history,” Turnbull told reporters at Élysée Palace in Paris.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Needs to Consider Deploying Missile Defence System to Against North Korea Attack

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Needs to Consider Deploying Missile Defence System to Against North Korea Attack

Kevin Rudd: “Given North Korean developments, Australia would be well advised to begin analysing ballistic missile defence needs, available technologies and possible deployment feasibility for northern Australia.”

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CANADA POLITICS: C$10m Settlement Paid to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: C$10m Settlement Paid to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

The payout was given to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr and was cashed immediately, the report said, citing a source involved in the transaction.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

Trudeau’s Liberal government would pay Omar Khadr around C$10 million ($7.7 million) and offer a formal apology to compensate him for abuses he suffered as an inmate at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

A Canadian citizen, Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 at age 15 after a firefight with U.S. soldiers. He pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. Army medic and became the youngest inmate held at the military prison in Cuba.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Meet Taoiseach, Michael D Higgins

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Meet Taoiseach, Michael D Higgins

Mr Trudeau has a series of official engagements on Tuesday culminating in an official dinner in Dublin Castle in the evening.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Moving to UK to Partake in Aussie Rite of Passage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Moving to UK to Partake in Aussie Rite of Passage

Abdel-Magied: “#GearingUpForANewAdventure. Folks, it’s been fun, but I’m off to partake in Aussie rite of passage – I’m moving to London! 💖 #inshallah.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Canadians Overwhelming Oppose Sale of Domestic Tech Firms to Chinese Investors: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: Canadians Overwhelming Oppose Sale of Domestic Tech Firms to Chinese Investors: Poll

“For many Canadians, they actually believe those transactions put Canada at risk,” pollster Nik Nanos said in an interview. “If the government continues to embark on this path, it will probably be a significant political risk for them.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada 150th Birthday Takes Center Stage

CANADA POLITICS: Canada 150th Birthday Takes Center Stage

About 500,000 people are expected to be in Ottawa for the long-anticipated Canada Day festivities, which will feature a large outdoor celebration in front of the national Parliament, complete with acrobats, fireworks and musicians, including members of Irish rock band U2.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Deliver Turnbull Roadmap to Constitutional Recognition

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Deliver Turnbull Roadmap to Constitutional Recognition

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders make up 2.8 percent of the 24.5 million population but have disproportionately high rates of suicide and incarceration, ranking near the bottom in almost every economic and social indicator.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Spying on China, Stealing its Technology: Newspaper

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Spying on China, Stealing its Technology: Newspaper

“In global covert struggles, Australia had never played the role of victim,” the unidentified staffer was quoted as saying. “However, they are wantonly working on intelligence about China and groundlessly accusing China of spying on them. The logic is ridiculous.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Europe’s NATO Members, Canada to Raise Defense Spending in 2017

CANADA POLITICS: Europe’s NATO Members, Canada to Raise Defense Spending in 2017

Only four of NATO’s 27 European members – Greece, Britain, Poland and Estonia – met the spending target in 2016. Romania will do so this year, followed by Latvia and Lithuania in 2018, Stoltenberg said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo

CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo

Canada’s refugee tribunal has put people from certain war-torn countries such as Syria and Yemen on an expedited track that requires no hearings.

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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

“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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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