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Report: Canada under Liberals’ Trudeau to bar entry to single male refugees from Syria

Syrian refugees.

Special to Canada’s new Liberal government has decided to stop all single male Syrian refugees from entering the country. Sources told the Canadian CBC news network that “to deal with some ongoing concerns around security, unaccompanied men seeking asylum […]

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Obama’s Keystone pipe dream helps rogue states and harms environment, U.S. workers and Canada

Keystone pipeline.

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama has cancelled the Keystone XL, ending a seven year saga in which the pipeline from Alberta, Canada would have provided 800,000 barrels of oil to the USA […]

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Cuban Caudillo Raul Castro visits Mexico, again talks trade

Raul Castro, left, with Mexico's President Peña Nieto.

Special to By Allan Wall, Cuban dictator Raul Castro, the “President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers,” has just paid a visit to Mexico. On Nov. 6, Raul arrived to the city […]

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Canada is cool again with return to trendy Trudeau-mania


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The sweeping electoral victory of Canada’s Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau after ten years of Conservative party government, sets a new agenda and political template for Canada. But beyond retail […]

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Canada’s new liberal leader pulls Canada’s 6 fighter jets, will fight ISIL in ‘responsible way’

Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau.  /Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press

Special to Newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he will pull Canada’s jets out of the U.S.-led coalition’s bombing campaign against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Trudeau, who led the Liberal Party to victory in elections on Oct. […]

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Sayonara pro-U.S. conservative Stephen Harper; Canadian friend Ken Taylor, RIP

Ken Taylor, Canada’s ambassador to Iran who hid Americans in his residence during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, has died at 81.

Special to By Sol W. Sanders This column was written on Oct. 17. On Oct. 19, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals swept to power in Canada’s elections and Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his resignation from the Conservatives. Americans […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

Boat People

Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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Emirates Airlines’ non-stop flight to Panama replaces Dallas-Sydney as world’s longest

Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-200LR

Special to Emirates Airlines of Dubai will schedule the “longest non-stop flight” in the world beginning next year. The airline announced on Aug. 13 it will launch a daily flight in February from UAE to Panama City, Panama that […]

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Emerging Peru-Colombia strategic bloc, bi-national integration counters Venezuela

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos  of Colombia and Ollanta Humala of Peru in Iquitos, Peru, on Sept. 30, 2014.

Special to By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Peru and Colombia have, largely unnoticed by the world’s media, continued to quietly work toward an integration of their political, economic, and strategic structures. This growing closeness — albeit without a publicly-stated […]

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Argentina questions Kerry on sanctions status of Iran general sought in ’94 terror attack

Gen. Ahmad Vahidi.

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Argentina’s foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington’s nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol’s list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing […]

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