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June 13, 2018 5:05 PM North Macedonian name deal hits hurdles right out of the gate

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s deal with Greece to end their decades-long name dispute hit its first hurdles a day after its unveiling as detractors in both countries mounted opposition to the accord. By agreeing to call the Balkan state of 2 million people “the Republic of North Macedonia”, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Greek counterpart 14

June 10, 2018 11:22 PM What led to Trump’s outburst against Trudeau: Behind the scenes at the G7

Abe’s spokesperson, Noria Maruyama, said half the discussion around the table was about North Korea, with Trump having the unanimous support of his allies. The rest of the talk centred on Russia, which he said prompted a lot of “vivid” and “frank” discussion. En route to the summit, Trump had shocked everyone in calling for Russia to be readmitted to the G7. The others 16

May 9, 2018 3:36 PM TSX edges lower despite strength in the energy sector led by oil

Canada’s main stock index edged lower in late-morning as strength in the energy sector boosted by a higher price for oil was offset by weakness in the financial sector. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 3.95 points to 15,838.76, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 17.73 points to 24,342.48. The S&P 500 index 15

May 8, 2018 12:11 PM Iran president warns of ‘problems’ as Trump decision on nuclear deal looms

Without directly naming Trump, Hassan Rouhani’s remarks represented the first official Iranian comment on the U.S. president’s tweet that he’d make an announcement on the deal Tuesday. However, the deal came with time limits and did not address Iran’s ballistic missile program or its regional policies. Trump has repeatedly pointed at that, while referring 17

April 28, 2018 3:02 AM Alvaro Arzu, ex-president who signed peace accord ending Guatemala’s civil war, dies at 72

Arzu was reportedly playing golf with friends and relatives when he suffered a heart attack. He was taken to a medical centre, but did not survive. GUATEMALA CITY — Alvaro Arzu, Guatemala’s former president who signed the 1996 peace accord ending the country’s civil war and the current mayor of the capital, died Friday. He was 72. Alfredo Brito, spokesperson 24

April 20, 2018 6:00 PM Alberta university criticized for plan to bestow honorary degree on David Suzuki

The University of Alberta is being criticized for its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree. Earlier this month, the university announced that the longtime environmentalist will be one of 13 people to receive the honour later this spring. Andrew Leach, the architect of Alberta's climate change plan and an economics professor at the university 13

March 5, 2018 8:04 PM Edmonton mayor tells UN conference cities can fight climate change alone

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says even if federal or regional governments are indifferent or hostile, municipal policies can influence at least 70 per cent of world's greenhouse gas emissions. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says cities can do a lot to fight climate change on their own. Iveson was speaking at an international conference on the issue in his city. He says even if federal 23

February 19, 2018 2:19 PM Iranian search and rescue teams reach wreckage from deadly plane crash

The crash, which killed all 65 people on board the plane, was yet another fatal aviation disaster for Iran. TEHRAN, IRAN—Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran’s Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional 31

February 18, 2018 8:17 AM Dozens feared dead after plane crashes in Iran

Country has seen a spate of deadly aviation accidents in recent years An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 marks 64

February 9, 2018 7:06 AM U.S. House passes government funding bill to end 2nd shutdown in a month

Democratic leaders seeking to protect 'dreamer' immigrants opposed passing the measure The U.S. House of Representatives has narrowly passed a sweeping bipartisan budget accord to end an hours-long government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs. The 240-186 vote sends the $400 billion US spending 34