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Fiat Chrysler in talks to forge extensive ties with Renault

Fiat Chrysler is in advanced discussions to forge extensive ties with France’s Renault as the carmakers seek to join forces to tackle the structural challenges facing the global auto industry, according to people familiar with the matter.

Wave of resignations hits governing Alliance Francaise Foundation

Paris - More than a third of senior administrators at the governing foundation of France's Alliance Francaise, a worldwide network promoting French language and culture, announced on Thursday their resignation over a budgetary spat.

Philippines' Duterte says will not sever US ties

Davao - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday he would not sever his nation's alliance with the United States, as he clarified his announcement that he planned to "separate"."It's not severance of ties. Severance is to cut diplomatic relations.

ISIS and Al Qaeda strike up alliance in Syria

A report from Associated Press sources says that after a year or more of fighting each other, Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, the Jabhat al-Nusra Front and ISIS have reached an agreement to stop hostilities and work together.

Gaddafi's regime forms alliance with Islamist rebels

Muammar Gaddafi's family regime in Libya has strengthened their grip on the country by forming an alliance with Islamist rebels, as reported by the nation's local televised media and the New York Times.

Chrysler, Fiat sign strategic alliance

Chrysler and Italian automaker Fiat have officially signed a strategic alliance that was brokered by the U.S. government.

New ball game: Pakistan wipes out Musharraf’s party in elections

Pakistan’s parliamentary elections have trashed President Musharraf’s party. This is seen as a rejection of his pro-American position, too, and leaves existing US policy holding a very empty bag. Benazir Bhutto’s death was another factor.

Affirming Canadian Sovereignty In An Independent World

Notes for an address by The Hon. Bill Graham, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, to The Canadian Institute of International Affairs "Affirming Canadian Sovereignty in an Independent World" TORONTO, Ontario April 4, 2002 - I must admit that I am som...

Canadian Alliance Elects New Leader

CALGARY, Alberta - Canada's main opposition party elected a new leader Wednesday after Canadian Alliance members voted to end the short, fractious reign of Stockwell Day. Stephen Harper, a 42 year-old former Parliament member from the Reform Party,...

Supporters, Critics Align Behind Alliance Leader Stockwell Day

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As potential Canadian Alliance leadership candidates fall over themselves to disavow any interest in the job, both Stockwell Day's supporters and critics conclude the embattled leader will probably try to keep it. Day has c..

Alliance Braces For Calgary Caucus Meeting

OTTAWA (AP) — The Canadian Alliance hunkered down for another round in an internal, but very public, fight over Stockwell Day's leadership as MPs prepared for a caucus meeting in Calgary Tuesday. But as Day and caucus officials downplayed the signi..

Day: Meetings Kept Me From Stampede Breakfast

COCHRANE, Alberta — Canadian Alliance voters who wanted to talk to their leader at a Stampede breakfast Tuesday were dismayed when Stockwell Day didn't show up. ``He's arrogant, I guess,'' said retired farmer John Worbetz as he lined up for pancake..

Alliance MP Deborah Grey Calls For Stockwell Day's Resignation

EDMONTON, Alberta — The clinging-by-its-fingertips leadership of Stockwell Day took another boot stomp Tuesday when one of the Canadian Alliance's strongest voices called for his resignation. Deborah Grey, the party's longest-serving MP, cited a l..

MP Could Make 12 For Alliance Dissidents

OTTAWA — Manitoba MP Inky Mark could round out the Canadian Alliance's dissident dozen with a decision next week on whether to abandon the caucus and leader Stockwell Day. Mark's colleague, MP Brian Fitzpatrick, chose to fly the coop Wednesday by c..

Appeal Filed in Stockwell Day's Defamation Suit

EDMONTON, Alberta — A former Alberta Speaker filed an appeal Tuesday of a decision upholding the province's right to pay the costs of Stockwell Day's defamation suit. David Carter argues in his notice of appeal that an insurance adjuster, not the A..

President of Largest Alliance Riding Predicts Memberships Will Plummet

OTTAWA — The president of the Canadian Alliance's largest riding association predicts the party has shrunk dramatically, as the expiration date for a majority of memberships passed Monday. Jim Stevenson, president of the Calgary Northeast constitue..

Speculation Of Ministerial Shuffle Arises

OTTAWA — It's the time of year when people on Parliament Hill start watching the calendar — and getting nervous. With just weeks to go before the Commons adjourns for a three-month vacation, there's speculation of a summer cabinet shuffle and a fresh

Grey: I Won't Be Governed By Riding Vote On Day

EDMONTON, Alberta — Canadian Alliance MP Deb Grey, the champion of the party's grass roots, says she will not be governed by how members of her riding feel about Stockwell Day's leadership. Grey said she doesn't even plan to attend the meeting Thur..

Eight Alliance MPs Call For Party Leader's Resignation

OTTAWA — Rifts in the Canadian Alliance caucus turned into chasms Tuesday, with eight MPs openly revolting against the leadership of Stockwell Day. The breakaway MPs called for Day's resignation, a de-facto boycott of caucus since they've been warn..

Canada's Arabs Demand Resignation Of The Opposition Leader

LONDON, Ontario — Representatives of Canada's Muslim and Arab communities demanded Saturday that the country's top opposition leader resign after he said that Israel had the moral high ground in the Mideast conflict. Stockwell Day, who heads the ri..

Alliance MPs Tempt Political Fate With More Criticism Of Day

OTTAWA — Canadian Alliance MPs who have a beef with leader Stockwell Day continued to tempt their fate in caucus Tuesday, with one key member suggesting an interim leader would ease the party's problems. Chuck Strahl, one of the Alliance's highest ..

Second Rebel Alliance MP Suspended

OTTAWA — Despite the swift suspension of another Alliance MP who used the ``R'' word, criticism of Stockwell Day continued to mount Monday within caucus and the party's grassroots. Gary Lunn, MP for the British Columbia riding of Saanich-Gulf Islan..

Day Buys A Week To Win Dissenters' Confidence

OTTAWA — Dissenters in the Canadian Alliance caucus are giving Stockwell Day a week to win their confidence in his abilities as leader, but some say nothing will stop some party members from acting on their dissatisfaction. Day emerged from what ..

Alliance MP Rahim Jaffer Apologizes For Radio Show Debacle

OTTAWA — Alliance MP Rahim Jaffer fought back tears as he apologized Tuesday to his constituents, his colleagues and his parents for covering up for a staffer who impersonated him on a radio show. Jaffer's hands trembled as he read a statement in t..

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