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Liberals will honor Conservative military contract with Saudis

Ottawa - In 2014 the Conservative government of Stephen Harper inked a huge $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. The deal was controversial because of the wretched human rights record of the Saudis.

Op-Ed: Louisiana's Democrat governor hard sells tax hike

Baton Rouge - Newly elected Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana hasn’t had time to change the drapes in the mansion but he intends to push legislators to raise taxes in that state immediately.

Thai pro-democracy 'Red Shirts' to reject army charter

Bangkok - Thailand's pro-democracy "Red Shirt" movement will vote against a new junta-scripted charter in a looming referendum, their leader said Thursday, a move that could deepen the country's political impasse.

Former French PM Ayrault named foreign minister in govt shake-up

Paris - French President Francois Hollande reshuffled his cabinet Thursday, naming Jean-Marc Ayrault foreign minister and adding ecologists to the government as he seeks to widen his support base ahead of an re-election bid in 2017.

Flint citizens asked to boil water before not drinking it

The citizens of Flint, Michigan, already embroiled in a water crisis that seems to have no end, received notice Tuesday evening that the water coming out of their faucets must be boiled before use.

Cabinet shuffle — UAE creates ministry of happiness and tolerance

At the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday, the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates announced a major cabinet shakeup, all in the name of happiness and tolerance.

Op-Ed: Pres. Obama classic lame duck at home and abroad

Washington - On Wednesday, the French outgoing foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, who is expected to become head of France’s constitutional court, called the administration’s policies “ambiguous.”

Northern Ireland rejects bid to relax abortion law

London - The Northern Ireland regional assembly voted against relaxing strict abortion laws on Wednesday, despite a ruling by the Belfast High Court that the legislation breaches human rights.

Moscow warns U.S. over missile system deployment to S. Korea

Moscow - Moscow on Wednesday warned that Washington's deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region.

Outgoing French foreign minister raps U.S. Syria role

Paris - Outgoing French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday criticised the US role in Syria, saying he did not see "a very strong commitment" from Washington."There are ambiguities...

Republican White House field narrows as campaign moves south

Washington - Two more Republicans have ended their White House runs, whittling down the field as the party's remaining candidates and Democrat Hillary Clinton look to blunt the momentum of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders down south.

Italian PM Renzi compares EU to sinking ship

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has stepped up his war of words with Brussels by comparing the European Union to the orchestra that kept on playing as the Titanic sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic.

Former Hewlett-Packard boss Fiorina ends White House bid

Washington - Republican Carly Fiorina, the outspoken former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who argued she would be the sharpest challenger against Democrat Hillary Clinton for the presidency, ended her White House bid Wednesday.

Syrian Kurds open Moscow representation

Moscow - Syrian Kurdish separatists on Wednesday opened a representation in Moscow amid a push by the Kremlin to have them included in Syria peace talks despite Turkey's objections.

Clinton, Republicans regroup after New Hampshire drubbing

Washington - Hillary Clinton and a gaggle of mainstream Republican presidential hopefuls turned their gaze southward Wednesday, hoping to move on from thumping New Hampshire primary defeats at the hands of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

Facts about Kaesong joint industrial estate in North Korea

Seoul - South Korea announced on Wednesday it would completely shut down all operations at a jointly run industrial park in North Korea to punish Pyongyang for its latest rocket launch and nuclear test.

Veteran French politician Fabius quits government

Paris - France's veteran Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius bowed out of government Wednesday after a three-decade career which saw an early string of scandals but ended with him overseeing a complex climate deal.

Sanders and Trump take New Hampshire by wide margins

Concord - In New Hampshire, where one year ago Hillary Clinton held a 50 point lead over Bernie Sanders, the socialist Democrat, won commanding victory over Clinton whose campaign is entangled in an FBI investigation.

Op-Ed: FBI formally announces investigation of Hillary Clinton

Washington - A federal court filing on Monday confirmed that the FBI is investigating Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server to distribute classified and even top-secret information.
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