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Source: CTV

PM Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter

Today 06:02 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be pressured Monday to testify at a House of Commons committee looking into allegations the prime minister and his staff pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to stop a criminal prosecution of Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.

The Conservative party will introduce a motion arguing that since Trudeau keeps saying the Commons justice committee is well placed to investigate the allegations, he should have no problem showing up there himself to answer questions about his role in the matter.

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Source: DW

EU ministers debate US tariffs threat response

Today 06:04 GMT

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier urged fellow ministers Friday to "act in unison" over President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on EU cars sold in the USA. Instead, Altmaier said, "car tariffs between the US and Europe should be reduced and completely abolished."

EU ministers are meeting in Bucharest to hand the European commission a negotiating mandate to rebuff threatened US tariff hikes on cars imported from Europe.

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Source: BBC

Dozens of Tories 'could rebel over no-deal'

Today 06:04 GMT

Dozens of normally loyal Conservative MPs could rebel against the government in a bid to prevent a "no-deal" Brexit, Downing Street has been warned.

The government has described the latest talks in Brussels involving Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier as "productive".

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Source: BBC

Botswana mulls using elephants for pet food

Today 06:04 GMT

A report by cabinet ministers in Botswana has recommended lifting a four-year hunting ban and the introduction of elephant culling.

With an election due in October, the government has to balance lifting the hunting ban to win rural votes, against the impact it may have on Botswana's international reputation as a luxury safari destination.

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Source: The Guradian

Theresa May must go in three months, cabinet ministers say

Today 06:05 GMT

Cabinet ministers will make it clear they believe Theresa May should step down after the local elections in May and allow a new leader to deliver the next phase of the Brexit negotiations, the Guardian understands.

The hardening mood among cabinet ministers on the timeline for her departure will place further pressure on May before a critical week of Brexit talks and votes amid a febrile climate in Westminster.

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Source: The Guradian

Dozens of Tory MPs ready to block no-deal Brexit, May warned

Today 06:04 GMT

Dozens of Conservative MPs are prepared to vote against the government in order to block the UK leaving the EU without a deal, one of the leaders of a group of more than 100 Tory politicians has said.

Amid expectations that Tory MPs from the hardline European Research Group (ERG) would continue to oppose the prime minister’s package even if she returns from Brussels with changes to the backstop arrangements on the Irish border question, Percy said dozens of his colleagues were saying they would support such motions as the one proposed by the Tory MP Oliver Letwin and Labour’s Yvette Cooper, which is due to be debated on Wednesday.

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Source: Global News

Government has a responsibility to defend jobs, Trudeau says amid SNC-Lavalin allegations

Today 06:05 GMT

Canada’s top civil servant fears ‘somebody’s going to be shot’ during next election campaign. “One of the fundamental responsibilities of any government is to look for good jobs, to defend jobs and to make sure that our economy is growing in ways that give a real and fair chance to everyone,” Trudeau told reporters in St. John’s, N.L.,  when asked about his conversations with then Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.

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Source: DW

Germany summons Philippine envoy over Duterte Hitler comments

Today 06:04 GMT

Germany on Thursday summoned the acting Philippine ambassador after comments made by President Rodrigo Duterte likening himself to Hitler were backed by his foreign minister.

In an interview with public broadcaster ARD, Teodore L. Locsin Jr. defended Duterte's 2016 description of himself as "the cousin of Hitler." Germany on Thursday summoned the acting Philippine ambassador after comments made by President Rodrigo Duterte likening himself to Hitler were backed by his foreign minister.

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Source: The Guradian

Reappearance of statue's missing hand reignites colonial row

Friday 16:21 GMT

A mysterious act of vandalism and theft that has perplexed Belgian detectives for 15 years has come a little closer to being resolved – and helped ignite a renewed and growing debate over the country’s bloody colonial history.

The anonymous activist vandals, who called themselves De Stoeten Ostendenoare (“the bold Ostenders”), subsequently offered to return the hand, but only if the royal family and the Belgian state apologised for their colonial history.

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Source: Global News

Cat Lake First Nation chief to meet with federal minister amid housing, mould crisis

Friday 19:05 GMT

Remote Cat Lake, a fly-in Ojibway community of about 450 people, is about 180 kilometres north of Sioux Lookout, Ont. Cat Lake First Nation crisis spotlights health-care struggles of remote communities. One major issue is ensuring the existing ice road – the community’s only land access – is capable of supporting the loads required to get portables and building supplies to Cat Lake.

The Canadian government is promising more than $10 million to build new homes, repair others, and put portables in place for a remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario where substandard mould-infested housing has sparked a health crisis, according to a framework agreement signed on Thursday.

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Source: The Guradian

Theresa May faces ministerial revolt over no-deal Brexit

Friday 19:05 GMT

Theresa May is facing the most serious cabinet revolt of her premiership next week, with as many as 25 members of the government ready to vote for a Brexit delay unless she rules out “no deal” – in a move that will challenge her to sack them.

On Wednesday, Philip Hammond repeatedly refused to say whether or not he would resign as chancellor if May decided to pursue a no-deal Brexit.

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Source: The Guradian

Starmer: PM is running down clock on Brexit so MPs get binary choice

Friday 12:41 GMT

Keir Starmer has warned that Theresa May is running down the clock in the Brexit talks with the EU, following his private discussions with the prime minister’s counterparts in the negotiations.

During his visit to Brussels, the shadow Brexit secretary said conversations with key EU officials confirmed his fears that May intends to wait until the last moment “to put a binary choice to parliament: her deal versus no deal”.

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Source: DW

German and French ministers issue manifesto for European industrial policy

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The German and French economy ministers have set out a 14-point manifesto for a European industrial policy fit for the 21st century.

The manifesto signed jointly by Altmaier and Le Maire set out a plan for Europe to unite its industrial forces in the face of global markets and competition, invest in innovation, and protect European technologies with the aim of developing an ambitious industrial strategy which would allow Europe to remain an industrial power looking towards 2030.

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Source: DW

Visegrad leaders meet Netanyahu in Israel without Poland

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The leaders of Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, a day after Poland pulled of a joint summit in response to an anti-Semitism row with the Israeli government.

In Warsaw, Poland's deputy foreign minister demanded Israel apologize for comments by acting Foreign Minister Israel Katz. Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Katz told Israeli television over the weekend that Poles "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk," a comment that was quoting former Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir.

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Source: The Guradian

Three Tory MPs defect to fledgling Independent Group

Thursday 08:59 GMT

Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen – have quit the party to join the Independent Group founded by former Labour MPs.

On Tuesday night, another vehement critic of Theresa May’s Brexit policy, Sam Gyimah, who also resigned as a minister over the government’s position on Brexit, ruled out joining the Independent Group formed by seven ex-Labour MPs who quit their party on Monday. “I’m certainly not leaving the Conservative party but I could understand if others did,” he told Sky News.


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