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No peace deal in Syria without US role: opposition

Geneva - A political deal to end the Syrian conflict is not possible without a strong US role, the opposition's chief negotiator told AFP, warning that Washington's absence was threatening ongoing peace talks.

British PM signs letter that will start Brexit: govt

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit when it is delivered to Brussels on Wednesday, a photo released by her office showed.

TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline unlikely to be approved

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is not optimistic the proposed Energy East pipeline from Alberta to New Brunswick will ever be built, citing strong opposition from the mayor of Montreal and anti-pipeline groups.

Mayors ready to fight White House over sanctuary city threats

Despite fresh threats from the White House on Monday, mayors of sanctuary cities across the country have stood up and renewed their vows to fight the Trump administration's attempts to get information on immigrants living in this country illegally.

Poland to withdraw troops from Eurocorps force: official

Strasbourg - Poland will withdraw its contingent from the Eurocorps military group by 2020, a spokesman for the Strasbourg-based intergovernmental body said Tuesday.

British PM signs letter that will start Brexit: govt

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit when it is delivered to Brussels on Wednesday, a photo released by her office showed.

France's Hamon talks euro with Merkel, wins Schulz backing

Berlin - French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon took his call to broaden decision-making in the eurozone to Berlin Tuesday in talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

British PM signs letter for Brexit with calls for UK unity

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit, a photo released by her office showed, as she called for unity even as Scotland voted for a new independence referendum.

Saskatchewan's provincial bus line service to be ended

Regina - Employees cried and passengers were angry when they learned last Wednesday that the provincial government of Brad Wall had decided to shut down the 70-year-old bus service.

Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote on eve of Brexit

Edinburgh - Just a day before Britain kick-starts Brexit proceedings, the Scottish parliament is on Tuesday expected to dismiss Prime Minister Theresa May's overtures and back calls for a fresh independence referendum.

Trudeau government will legalize marijuana by July 2018

Canada's Liberal government has announced that next month they will be introducing legislation that will legalize marijuana by Canada Day, July 1, 2018.

EPA budget cuts will cause irreparable harm to U.S. estuaries

In a move to find enough funding for his defense budget and the building of his Great Wall, President Trump has slashed funding to the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent. This egregious move could cause irreparable harm to our estuaries.

A month before France votes, undecideds in the lead

La Fert - Having a flutter on the horses in his local bar, Eric Belouet picks his favourites without hesitation. But when it comes to France's presidential election, he can't make up his mind.

Kremlin livid as generation born under Putin flocks to protests

Moscow - At the age of 16, Darya Moroz is too young to vote in Russia but she sneaked out to join the opposition protest in Moscow on Sunday -- without telling her parents.

May holds crisis talks in Scotland on brink of Brexit

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Scotland on Monday to try to avert its independence bid while also fighting a political crisis in Northern Ireland in the frantic final days before she launches Brexit.

Merkel cheers poll win as 'Schulz effect' fizzles

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday welcomed a surprise state poll triumph by her party as "encouraging" for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test.

France's Hollande says fight against populism is final mission

Singapore - French President Francois Hollande said Monday the final mission of his term would be to ensure that "populism, nationalism and extremism cannot win" in the world and especially not in France.

Kremlin critic Navalny gets 15 days in jail after protest

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 15 days behind bars and fined Monday after staging the biggest anti-corruption protests in years, an act branded a "provocation" by the Kremlin.

Hong Kong targets activists day after vote

Hong Kong - Police cracked down on Hong Kong democracy activists Monday saying they would be charged over the Umbrella Movement mass protests, a day after a pro-Beijing candidate was chosen as the city's new leader.
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