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July 18, 2018 12:01 PM Trudeau poised to shuffle cabinet with focus on Liberals’ team for 2019 election

The shuffle appears designed to ensure deft communicators are well-placed to spell out the government’s positions and defend policies on hot political issues leading up to the 2019 election campaign. Insiders have indicated there’s a possibility Ottawa will appoint a minister dedicated to seniors, a post that once existed in past federal cabinets 4

July 12, 2018 10:23 PM Trump says, ‘They like me a lot in the U.K.’ 100,000 protesters may disagree

Trump arrived around 1:45 p.m. Thursday, straight from the NATO summit. The first protest, described as “the wall of sound,” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., when Trump heads to Winfield House, the residence of the U.S. ambassador, in Regent’s Park in London. That’s where he will spend the night. Activists planned to stir up as much noise as possible and play harrowing 11

July 8, 2018 11:58 PM As Erdogan prepares for new term, Turkey dismisses more than 18,000 civil servants

“We will speed up the work of the state and make it effective by merging institutions that do similar work and eliminating institutions that have become dysfunctional,” Erdogan said on Saturday. But the changes have also produced something else: “a president with a heavy concentration of powers, without any effective checks or balances,” said Ergun Ozbudun 8

July 6, 2018 3:16 PM Portuguese lawmakers overwhelmingly reject proposal to ban bullfighting

LISBON, PORTUGAL—Portugal’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly against a bill banning bullfights, which are a traditional summer event. A lone lawmaker with the People-Animals-Nature party tabled the bill Friday, but it earned just 31 votes in the 230-seat Republican Assembly, Portugal’s parliament. Unlike in Spain, bulls are not killed in the ring in Portugal 34

July 1, 2018 11:23 PM Scorching heat wave keeps Canada Day crowds low on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA—A scorching heat wave has kept crowds on Parliament Hill smaller than usual for Canada Day festivities in the nation’s capital. Paramedics in Ottawa have been busy responding to holiday revellers in distress, mainly due to the heat. Temperatures were above 34 C with a humidex that reached 47 C in the afternoon. By 2 p.m., paramedics had attended 8

June 21, 2018 12:16 AM Trudeau urges Canadians to travel and buy Canadian in the face of U.S. trade dispute

OTTAWA—As a Canada-U.S. trade dispute threatens to grow nastier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadians to travel and spend at home though he stopped just shy of urging a boycott of American goods and destinations. Asked by reporters how Canadians should respond to the ongoing trade actions of the U.S. administration of President Donald 12

June 15, 2018 7:44 PM Union calls for public inquiry into Phoenix pay debacle

While silent on the call for an inquiry, the government announced Friday that it will begin working with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the second-largest government workers’ union, to develop a new pay system to replace Phoenix — a move that was promised with $16 million in funding in the 2018 budget. “These pay problems 13

June 14, 2018 1:42 PM Greek opposition head plans to call no-confidence vote over Macedonia name deal

Tsipras has a four-seat majority in the 300-member parliament, but the name deal has led to a rift within the government. The stance of Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, who heads the coalition’s junior partner, the right-wing Independent Greeks party, will be crucial. Kammenos said before the deal was announced that he would oppose the agreement in a parliamentary 20

June 13, 2018 10:22 PM Senate spares impaired immigrant drivers from ‘sledgehammer’ penalty

“If any of these permanent residents break the law in terms of drunk driving, then they should pay the price, like any other Canadian, because we cannot afford to jeopardize the lives of innocent people on the streets,” said Senator Ratna Omidvar, one of 47 senators who voted in majority for the amendment Tuesday evening. “But I don’t believe that permanent 12

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 10