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China PM comes to Canada looking for extradition treaty

Ottawa - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang landed in Ottawa to meet with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and press for an extradition treaty.

China releases alleged Canadian spy

Montr - A Canadian man arrested in China two years ago on charges of spying and stealing state secrets has been freed and is back home in Canada, his family said Thursday.

In Canada, all must help integrate immigrants: Trudeau

Montr - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that the successful integration of immigrants into society requires efforts by all Canadians, as the country prepares for another wave of Syrian refugees.

Venezuela delays announcing endgame of anti-Maduro referendum

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities have postponed announcing the dates for the final stage in the opposition-led push to call a referendum on removing embattled President Nicolas Maduro from power.

Venezuela delays announcing endgame of anti-Maduro referendum

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities have postponed announcing the dates for the final stage in the opposition-led push to call a referendum on removing embattled President Nicolas Maduro from power.

Venezuela delays announcing endgame of anti-Maduro referendum

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities have postponed announcing the dates for the final stage in the opposition-led push to call a referendum on removing embattled President Nicolas Maduro from power.

Uzbekistan appoints PM Mirziyoyev as interim president

Almaty - Uzbekistan's parliament approved Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev as acting president on Thursday, a government website reported, in the clearest sign yet he could take over long term after the death of veteran strongman Islam Karimov.

What next for post-impeachment Brazil?

Bras - Senators have fired Dilma Rousseff as president of Brazil in an acrimonious impeachment trial.Here are five ways the drama affects key players and ordinary people in Latin America's biggest country:- What's Dilma's future? -Murky.

Tough tasks ahead for Tunisia's new unity govt

Tunis - The new Tunisian unity government headed by Youssef Chahed takes office on Monday in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and will have to tackle major economic and security challenges.

Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

Tunis - The new unity government of Youssef Chahed won resounding support from parliament, approving a new cabinet line-up which must tackle the country's pressing socio-economic and security challenges.

Tunisia to vote on cabinet to tackle mounting challenges

Tunis - Tunisia's parliament will Friday vote on a government proposed by premier-designate Youssef Chahed before the new cabinet can start tackling the country's pressing socio-economic and security challenges.

Canadian police call for access to internet passwords

Ottawa - Canadian police chiefs on Tuesday called for the government to adopt a law that could force a person to reveal an online encryption key or password in the interests of public safety.

Putin dismisses powerful chief of staff Ivanov

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday unexpectedly dismissed his close ally and powerful chief of staff Sergei Ivanov, in the highest-level change inside the Kremlin in several years.

Xi's here to stay: China leader tipped to outstay term

Bejing - Already China's most powerful leader in decades, President Xi Jinping will probably seek to extend his term to more than 10 years, analysts say, the first Communist Party chief to do so since Deng Xiaoping.

Tunisian PM Habib Essid loses confidence vote

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid lost a confidence vote in parliament Saturday, in a move that risks plunging the country into fresh political uncertainty.

Tunisia government faces vote of confidence

Tunis - Tunisia's parliament was gathered on Saturday for a vote of confidence that could see Prime Minister Habib Essid unseated after just a year and a half in office.

Egypt education system under spotlight as exams leaked

Cairo - High school finals are always a terrifying prospect for Egyptian students. After cheat sheets were leaked this year, the exams turned into a nightmare for Mariam Khaled.She had gone home to sleep after finishing an exam.

China to chart Communist Party future amid crackdowns

Bejing - China's Communist rulers will gather in October to discuss their party's future, state media said Tuesday, as President Xi Jinping tightens controls over the immensely powerful organisation.

Panamanian ex-dictator set to undergo brain tumor surgery

Panama - Panama's imprisoned former dictator Manuel Noriega will undergo surgery next week for a benign brain tumor, his doctor said.Physician Eduardo Reyes told AFP on Friday the surgery is set for July 21 at the Santo Tomas hospital in Panama City.

Syria's Assad names new prime minister

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday named electricity minister Imad Khamis as the new prime minister of the war-ravaged country.Assad tasked Khamis with forming a new government, the official news agency SANA reported.

Third Brazil minister resigns over bribery scandal

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer lost the third cabinet member of his month-old administration to a corruption scandal when his tourism minister resigned Thursday after being accused of taking bribes.

Third Brazil minister resigns over bribery scandal

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer lost the third cabinet member of his month-old administration to a corruption scandal when his tourism minister resigned Thursday after being accused of taking bribes.

Third Brazil minister resigns over bribery scandal

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer lost the third cabinet member of his month-old administration to a corruption scandal when his tourism minister resigned Thursday after being accused of taking bribes.

Low approval ratings for Brazil's acting president

Bras - Just 11.3 percent of Brazilians support the government of Brazil's acting president Michel Temer, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Tunisia's president backs national unity government

Tunis - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi said he would support a government of national unity, as long as it included Nobel Prize winning groups the UGTT union and UTICA.

New Turkish PM wins parliament confidence vote

Ankara - Turkey's new government led by a staunch ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan easily passed a confidence vote in the country's parliament Sunday, the speaker announced after the vote.

Austria launches action to seize Hitler's house

Vienna - Austria's government submitted Friday a law to seize the house where Hitler was born, in a bid to stop the building becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.

President of Guinea-Bissau names new PM, triggering protests

Bissau - Two weeks after sacking his entire government, the president of Guinea-Bissau named Baciro Dja as the west African country's new prime minister, in a move that triggered immediate protests from the ruling party.

U.S. government still uses 50-year old computers for vital tasks

The U.S. government is spending tens of billions of dollars every year to maintain computer systems that in some cases are over 50 years old. These aren’t systems stored in museums but rather computers actively used to store vital federal data.

Brazil's suspended president Rousseff launches online fightback

Bras - Critics branded her aloof and inaccessible in leadership, but since being suspended as president pending impeachment proceedings, Brazil's Dilma Rousseff is reaching out to the nation in a feverish online campaign.
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