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'Righting Historical Wrongs.' Justin Trudeau Addresses Canada's Failings of Indigenous Peoples

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the United Nations Thursday, focusing on Canada’s ongoing efforts toward “righting historical …

New Zealand to increase military personnel in Afghanistan by three

Just days after the United States said it would increase troop numbers in Afghanistan and ask its allies to do the same, New Zealand on Friday announced an extra three non-combat military personnel, boosting its military commitment to 13.<p>US President Donald Trump on Monday unveiled his strategy to …

Donald Trump’s Team Is Quietly In 2020 Mode

A key Trump ally — and John Kasich enemy — is likely to help keep potential primary challengers at bay as head of the Presidential Nominating Process Committee, which met for the first time Thursday.<p>President Donald Trump is staging extraordinarily early re-election rallies, and his former pollster …

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Brazil scraps Amazon reserve to allow mining

The government of Brazil has abolished a vast national reserve bigger than the size of Denmark to open the area to commercial mineral exploration, drawing sharp criticism from environmentalists and political opponents.<p>The area, which straddles the northern states of Amapa and Para, is thought to …

Brazil

First tanker crosses northern sea route without ice breaker

<b>A commercial LNG tanker has sailed across the colder, northern route from Europe to Asia without the protection of an ice-breaker for the first time.</b><p>The specially-built ship completed the crossing in just six-and-a-half days setting a new record, according to the tanker's Russian owners.<p>The …

Merchant Shipping

The North Korean spies Ukraine caught stealing missile plans

<b>Zhytomyr, Ukraine (CNN) —</b> The images are a little grainy, but in the half-light of a dusty Ukrainian garage, you can sense the unbridled enthusiasm of the two North Korean spies who are photographing what they think are top-secret missile designs.<p>In a rare window into the opaque, deadly and …

North Korea

Did Kim Jong-un kill his uncle and brother over 'coup plot involving China'?

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, reportedly ordered the execution of his uncle and mentor in December 2013 after learning that Jang Song-thaek had proposed to China that it support a coup to replace Mr Kim with his half-brother, Kim Jong-nam.<p>Mr Jang met in Beijing with Hu Jintao, the …

Washington Post Humor Columnist Challenges Donald Trump To A Duel

"Your weapon and venue of choice."<p>A columnist for the Washington Post challenged President Donald Trump to a duel on Wednesday.<p>Gene Weingarten, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the “Below the Beltway” humor column, joked on Twitter:<p>One reader speculated on the choice of weapons:<p>Weingarten …

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