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Seven nations vying for five UN Security Council seats

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The UN General Assembly on Wednesday will elect five new members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022, with battles underway for the Western and African seats. Kenya and Djibouti are facing off for one seat, while in the Western bloc, three nations …

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Canada parliament goes virtual during pandemic

Ottawa, Canada | AFP |  Canada’s parliament has gone virtual through the pandemic, assembling MPs across six time zones and giving a rare peek at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bookcase, a deer head and a stifled opposition. Every Tuesday and Thursday over the past month 338 Canadian MPs logged into Zoom …

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Families mourn as police seek motive for Canada gun rampage

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  Investigators on Monday scoured crime scenes from the worst mass shooting in Canadian history to try to understand why a dental worker with no criminal past killed at least 18 people. The gunman, identified by police as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, began his rampage late Saturday in …

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Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  The Canadian government has yet to decide whether it will assume the security costs associated with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to split their time between Canada and Britain, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. “I think that is part of the reflection that… needs …

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Iran denies missile downed Ukrainian plane

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran’s civil aviation chief denied Friday that a missile downed a Ukrainian airliner which crashed killing all 176 on board, dismissing claims of a catastrophic mistake by Tehran’s air defences. The declaration came as Tehran faced mounting international pressure to allow a “credible” investigation into the …

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Trudeau’s Liberals win Canada vote, will form minority govt

Ottawa, Canada | AFP |  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party held onto power in a nail-biter of a Canadian general election on Monday, but as a weakened minority government. Television projections declared the Liberals winners or leading in 157 of the nation’s 338 electoral districts, versus 121 for his …

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