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Increased push for free movement between Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand

December 15, 2018

By CTVNews.ca Armed with official support from the federal Conservatives in Canada and the promise of a Brexit deal next year, advocates of an agreement calling for freer trade, movement, and greater co-operation between Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom are ramping up their efforts. Although the idea has been floating around for […]

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Eleven die after eating ‘toxic’ rice at Indian temple

December 15, 2018

Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in Mysore, a city in the state of Karnataka. “11 people have died so far and […]

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BREAKING NEWS:Sri Lanka’s disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

December 15, 2018

Sri Lanka’s disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has stepped down from his post, signalling an end to a seven-week long political crisis that has kept the Indian Ocean nation without a functional government. Rajapaksa signed a letter of resignation in front of supporters and journalists at his private residence on Saturday. The 73-year-old former president […]

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Trump’s choice:Kyle McCarter moves closer to confirmation as US envoy to Kenya

December 15, 2018

By KEVIN J. KELLEY IN SUMMARY Republican members of the committee unanimously favoured Mr McCarter’s nomination while nine of the 10 Democratic members voted against the Illinois state legislator. Mr Trump’s choice, announced in March, has proved controversial. Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee fired critical questions at Mr McCarter at a hearing in July. […]

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2018: Trump’s year of disruption — and danger ahead

December 15, 2018

By AFP IN SUMMARY For all the drama, though, his domestic accomplishments were slender and he ends the year with approval percentage ratings in the low 40s But after decades of unproductive US saber rattling and military standoffs, Trump also won plaudits for trying something new.   He came, he disrupted, he declared victory. Ask […]

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UK’s May faces party confidence vote, says she will resign before next election

December 13, 2018

By Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Wednesday, but said she would step down as leader before the next election in four years time. Less than four months before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European […]

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