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Canada’s Trudeau to end air strikes in Iraq, Syria

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau speaks as defence minister Harjit Sajjan, international development minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and foreign affairs minister Stephane Dion listen on Feb. 8. / Sean Kilpatrick / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Canada will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria and pull out six fighter jets within two weeks, Canada’s prime minister announced on February 8. […]

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

Syrian refugees.

Special to WorldTribune.com 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 WorldTribune.com 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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Canada is cool again with return to trendy Trudeau-mania

Trudeaumania

Special to WorldTribune.com 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 WorldTribune.com 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 WorldTribune.com 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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Reporters vs editors: Paul Morton’s story is finally told

Toronto Star correspondent Paul Morton.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Fights between reporters and editors are classic. Reporters don’t trust editors, and editors don’t trust reporters. That little observation is by way of commenting on what has to be about the worst reporter-editor […]

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India’s Modi continues his year-one diplomatic whirlwind with a week in Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris on April 10. / I. Langsdon / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Dhruva Jaishankar, German Marshall Fund of the United States WASHINGTON — Diplomatically speaking, it has been a busy first year in power for India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. In addition to hosting the leaders of the United […]

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Western embassies close in Egypt amid ISIL terror threats

British embassy in Cairo.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Western embassies, amid threat of an Al Qaida-aligned attack, have been suspending operations in Egypt. At least two Western embassies have closed while others were restricting operations in Cairo. In a 24-hour period, Britain and […]

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It could even happen in Canada, and now it has

OttawaTerror

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Canada has been given a reality jolt. Twice within three days, “lone wolf” terrorists have killed Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil; one outside Montreal and another at the symbolic National […]

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