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HARPER RETURNS FROM CHINA

The Prime Minister is on his way back to Canada from China after a five-day visit that announced $2.5-billion in trade deals between the two countries. It’s Harper’s third visit to Canada’s second-largest trading partner in the past six years. … read more

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CANADA’S JOBLESS RATE LOWEST IN SIX YEARS

Canada’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in six years. Statistics Canada says the economy created 43,100 jobs in October. That was enough to drop the unemployment rate to 6.5% from 6.8% in September. It’s the second straight … read more

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CANADA JOINS INTERNATIONAL GENDER EQUALITY MOVEMENT

Canada has joined an international movement to promote gender equality.           He For She was launched at the United Nations in September by Emma Watson. The Harry Potter star has become a UN Ambassador. Her speech launching the movement … read more

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RCMP INVESTIGATING DOZENS OF CANADIANS OVER CONNECTIONS TO ISLAMIC STATE

Canadian security forces are monitoring dozens of people who either have returned from working with Islamic State terrorists, or plan to join the militants in the Middle East. RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says the force is conducting 63 active investigations … read more

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SURVEILLANCE WIDENS IN TEXAS EBOLA CASE

Doctors in Dallas, Texas, missed a chance to contain the Ebola virus when it arrived in North America. Thomas Eric Duncan arrived at a hospital on Friday complaining of symptoms. Even though he said he had recently been in West … read more

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EBOLA CASE DIAGNOSED IN TEXAS

Doctors at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, are treating the first case of Ebola identified in North America. An unidentified man who was in West Africa two weeks ago began showing symptoms of the deadly virus after arriving in the … read more

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HARPER: WASHINGTON ASKED FOR HELP, NOT US

Prime Minister Harper says Canada is responding to U-S requests for help in Iraq, not the other way around. He calls ”bizarre” media reports that suggested Canada was the one seeking to ramp up its role. And the PM says whatever role … read more

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US-LED COALITION TARGETS ISIL IN SYRIA

The United States has bombed Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time. US President Barack Obama has threatened to expand its airstrikes against ISIL from Iraq into Syria. And he’s doing so as part of a coalition with … read more

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HARPER: CANADA LOOKING TO DO MORE AGAINST POTENTIAL TERRORISTS

Stephen Harper says security agencies have long been aware of threats to Canada and while Ottawa’s changed laws to deal with them, his government’s looking at what else can be done. The prime minister’s remarks are in response to the latest threat – … read more

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OBAMA ORDERS AIR STRIKES ON ISIL IN SYRIA

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced he is sending more forces to the middle east to counteract the threat from the Islamic State extremists. In a prime-time address last night, Obama said a core principal of his presidency is, “if … read more

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