Thursday, 31 March 2016


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL NEWSWATCH<<<<<<<<

NDP failed to prepare for campaign challenges including niqab debate: report

Trudeau plays down worries Trump, Sanders would reopen trade deal with Canada
        EKOS: NDP slips to lowest level since 2003 as Mulcair leadership review looms
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair calls on Trudeau to denounce Donald Trump
        Wynne concedes need to act on fundraising changes

Richard Fadden, Stephen Harper�s top national security adviser, is retiring
        Trump and Trudeau could work together despite �natural friction:� Gingrich
As Trudeau fields U.S. queries about economic storm clouds, sunny numbers emerge
        Yes, we can make consultation �meaningful� and here�s how
Put more science in politics, and less politics in science
        A vapid feeling to St�phane Dion�s fence-sitting
Senate Stink Redux still fails the sniff test
        The quiet conservative: Why Brad Wall is thriving as the country leans left
Don�t think top talent responds to higher tax rates? Think again�
        How will we know if a guaranteed annual income works?
Yes, we can make consultation �meaningful� and here�s how

Trudeau government asks for ideas on open government
        Investors, rating agencies see Liberal deficit plan as manageable
Ontario Liberals face backlash over fundraising pressure tactics
        Vice Media must give RCMP info on suspected Canadian terrorist, court rules
Peladeau cries foul over rotisserie-chicken deal and roasts Couillard on economy
        Manitoba Liberal candidate says closing hospitals would cut wait times
Morneau Hones Canada�s Deficit Pitch for New York Bond Investors
        Saskatchewan�s Wall and Trudeau continue to spar over EI program changes
Ontario Liberals host major fundraiser, raise about $2.5 million
        Canada may be back, but it faces a bleak world and tough fights at UN: experts

Campaigning continues for Monday�s Saskatchewan provincial election
        Wynne says supporting Trudeau was bid to improve federal-provincial relations
Nuclear Security Summit begins in Washington as ISIS threat looms
        Prison ombudsman�s tenure extended for one year amid appointments overhaul
Canada seeks intervention by the WTO over U.S. duties on supercalendered paper
        The misleading promise of �balance� in Canada�s climate change policy
ISIS seen as growing threat to Canadian peacekeepers in Sinai
        Full review of Access to Information law two years away: Liberals
Election campaign strategy has left NDP vulnerable: party post-mortem
        Prince Edward Island to allow access to abortions within the province

NDP want Liberals to consult widely before changing political contribution rules
        Nature of policing makes it ripe for unprofessional behaviour: RCMP commissioner
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Which companies and unions donated big bucks to major Ont. parties? Search our databases - Monika Warzecha, National Post
        Is Quebec no longer the most corrupt province in Canada? - Tasha Kheiriddin, National Post
Trudeau�s Washington nuclear safety visit starts with pep talk to U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Peter Edwards, Toronto Star
        Feds accused of failing to provide equal education funding on First Nations reserves - Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press, CTV News
Keystone casts shadow over Trudeau�s speech to U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Robert Fife, The Globe & Mail
        The Quebec Liberals try to clear the state�but it�s hardly clean - Martin Patriquin, Macleans
The Liberal privacy campaign that died with the election - Tim Harper, Toronto Star
        New rules on political contributions would be broken, but at least we�d have rules - Andrew Coyne, National Post
Refugee sponsors frustrated by delays hold �emergency meeting� - Jennifer Chevalier, CBC News
        Retired soldier questions Defence Minister Sajjan � just where is my pension? - David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen

MacKay tops poll for Tory leadership - David Akin, Toronto Sun
        New Uber campaign attempts to pressure B.C. government - Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun
Canada boasts achievements in reducing domestic threat as Trudeau heads to nuclear summit - Ian Macleod, National Post
        PM says �evidence� determined regions getting extra EI money - Josh Dehaas, CTV News
Could Trudeau be a real friend in hard times? - Don Braid, Calgary Herald
        Lamenting the role of money in politics, Wynne hosts gigantic fundraiser - David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen
TV service complaints outnumber all others, Canadian regulator says- Pete Evans, CBC News
        TD expects �next shoe to drop� on Canadian banks� relatively low oil loan provisions- Barbara Shecter, Financial Post
Ontario Teachers� Pension Plan posts 13% return in 2015- Jacqueline Nelson, The Globe & Mail
        Canada ranks 2nd among 10 countries for cost competitiveness: KPMG- The Canadian Press, CTV News


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Republicans seethe at talk of giving up White House - Alexander Bolton, The Hill
        The Democrats as a Movement Party - Paul Starr, American Prospect
What Are 147 FBI Agents Doing? - Jeffrey Toobin, Commentary
        The Republican Blame Game - Kirsten Powers, USA Today
Donald Trump�s Rough Week - Ben Domenech, The Federalist
        Libya�s unity government leaders in Tripoli power bid- BBC News
Syria�s Assad says military gains will speed up political deal- Reuters, The Times of India
        Seeking justice in a French court for an IS-group beheading- France 24
Hollande drops plan to revoke citizenship of dual-national terrorists- Kim Willsher, The Guardian
        French minister shocks with Muslim veil-slavery comment- Al Jazeera

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>THE LEBANON DAILY STAR<<<<<<<<
More analysis needed on King Tut 'hidden chamber': Egypt minister
        Ukrainian AFP photographer denied Russia entry
Massachusetts priest defrocked for sexually abusing minor: archdiocese
        Red Cross brings solar panels to Gaza clinics
Kurdish forces prepare to 'liberate' ISIS stronghold of Raqqa: leader
        Libyan unity government starts work from 'secured' Tripoli naval base
Russia launches cargo ship to space station
        Turkish security, protesters clash in Washington ahead of Erdogan speech
Britain's remaining milkmen keeping tradition afloat
        Diminutive 'Hobbit' people vanished earlier than previously known

US, SKorea, Japan pledge security cooperation amid NKorea threat
        Romania to boost anti-terrorism laws as fears over extremist militants spread to eastern Europe
Israel denies permits to Gazans for Palestine Marathon
        Assad says willing to hold early presidential vote
Assad says Turkey Erdogan's army fighting in Syria: RIA
        Russian sappers arrive in Syria to clear mines in Palmyra
Assad: people of Syria want Russian miltary contingent to stay: RIA
        French protesters clash with police over labor reforms
Kremlin denies report of Russia-U.S. deal on Assad's future
        British current account deficit balloons, Osborne warns against EU "Brexit"

South Africa's top court says Zuma failed to respect constitution
        Turkey army ridicules talk of 'anti-Erdogan coup'
Hong Kong threatens 'action' against independence party
        Bernie Sanders has Hillary Clinton right where he wants her
U.N. expert decries Israeli�s killing of Palestinian
        Don�t overdo economic sanctions, it may backfire
Weak global economy threatening government finances: OECD
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From: "Mahmood Elahi"
To: <>
Cc: < ...snip...>
Subject: Why is America's, Japan's, Australia's and South Korea's largest trading partner China excluded from TPP?

The Editor
National Post

Why is America�s, Japan�s, Australia�s and South Korea�s largest trading partner China excluded from TPP?

Re: Time to rally behind the TPP, by Michael Den Tandt, March 30.

China is not only the world�s most populous country and the second largest economy, it is also the largest trading partner of the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea and all Southeast Asian countries. It is also the second largest trading partner of Canada. All these countries� exports to and imports from China are far bigger than their combined trade with each others. The United States runs a trade deficit of $430 billion with China.  Canada runs a trade deficit of $50 billion vis a vis China. So why is it excluded from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), touted as the biggest trading arrangement in the region?

The answer is: It is about countering China�s growing military clout and not about trade. Michael Den Dandt mentions this when he says: �But one need only to glance at a map of the Western Pacific to see the problem: Western-allied democracies Japan, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the more-or-less non-aligned Southeast Asian countries, live in China�s immediate shadow�� But it makes little sense to create a free-trade area excluding their biggest trading partner, China.  If it is military alliance aimed at countering China�s military clout, it will hamper trade by increasing the tension between these nations and their largest trading partner.

Michael Den Tandt fails to realize that the Western-allied democracies in the Asia-Pacific region cannot afford to enter into a confrontation with their biggest trading partner China. It will hurt them economically. Only by bringing in China, the TPP can promote trade and prosperity in the region. A trading bloc without the largest trading nation in the Pacific will be like the European Union without its largest trading partner, Germany. Canada should urge to include China in the TPP before rallying behind.

2240 Iris Street, Ottawa.


Friday, 25 March 2016


Tom Mulcair slams Liberal budget ahead of contentious NDP leadership review

Dion breaks bread with Saudi ambassador, but �can�t reveal nature of discussion�
        NDP president: Mulcair doesn�t need 70 per cent to remain leader
Scott Reid Casts Major Doubt On Liberals� New Process For Appointing Senators
        Finance Minister Morneau says review of federal tax breaks is coming

Trudeau�s Liberals use budget to refresh their brand: Chris Hall
        lLiberal�s $30B deficit a debt of choice, not circumstance
Comfort with budget deficits may be another generational divide
        Five overlooked budget items which could grow up into big news stories
Liberals� deficit budget good news for Conservatives
        The Liberals are clearly wrong in saying Canada isn�t at war with ISIL
Budget 2016: A different approach to what ails us
        The Ghomeshi trial ended ugly � the only way it could have ended
Justice system prevailed in Ghomeshi case

Harper�s GST legacy leaves the fiscal ship at the mercy of the world economy
        Why an Alberta PC, Wildrose merger isn�t in sight
Is byelection victory evidence of life returning to the Alberta PCs?
        Bill Morneau�s centre-left budget puts Tom Mulcair�s NDP in a bind
Liberals take us down yellow brick road with �spend, then tax� budget
        World watching as Canada casts aside austerity and gambles on a fiscal surge
Liberals roll the dice with ambitious budget
        A budget of Sharpie markers and erasers
Federal budget 2016: Who are the Liberals� middle-class winners? Good question
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The Liberals are clearly wrong in saying Canada isn�t at war with ISIL - Michael Den Tandt, National Post
        Premier Kathleen Wynne is �vastly underpaid�: Matthews - Antonella Artuso, Toronto Sun
Local governments to set infrastructure project priorities: minister - The Canadian Press , Macleans
        What�s $29.4 billion between friends? - Chris Selley, National Post
Ontario�s �Sunshine List� of public-sector workers grows to 115,431 - Adrian Morrow, The Globe & Mail
        Morneau and Trudeau sell their budget on and off Parliament Hill - Aaron Wherry, CBC News
Sunshine List is more than salary porn - Christina Blizzard, Toronto Sun
        Notley defends spending hike in upcoming budget - James Wood, Calgary Herald
Green leader Elizabeth May outspent all party leaders to win Commons seat - The Canadian Press , Toronto Star
        Gender trouble: Ontario�s Sunshine list reveals men come out on top, even in the public service - Ashley Csanady and Monika Warzecha, National Post

CRTC approves Corus�s $2.65-billion purchase of Shaw Media- The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
        Trudeau extols virtues of Bombardier CSeries as gov�t ponders aid- The Canadian Press, CTV News
Jian Ghomeshi�s firing by CBC spoke volumes, despite what happened in the courtroom- Howard Levitt, Financial Post
        IBM to add 250 jobs in three New Brunswick centres over the next 3 years- The Canadian Press, The Globe & Mail

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Stop Coddling Trump. He Has to Win a Majority of Delegates - Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal
        Donald Trump�s Path to 1,237 - Kyle Kondik & Geoffrey Skelley, Crystal Ball
Can Trump Beat Clinton? Yes He Can. - Eric Fehrnstrom, Boston Globe
        Clinton-Trump Death Match Will Be a National Nightmare - Camille Paglia, Salon
GOP elites line up behind Ted Cruz - Eli Stokols, Politico
        Belgian ministers offer to quit over Brussels attacks �errors�- France 24
Radovan Karad i sentenced to 40 years for Srebrenica genocide- Julian Borger and Owen Bowcott, The Guardian
        Israeli soldier filmed shooting Palestinian on ground- Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera
Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam seeks quick extradition- BBC News
        Iraq launches offensive to recapture ISIS-held Mosul- The Associated Press, The Times of India

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Drone makes 1st urban package delivery in US, governor say      s
        US health officials tell couples exposed to Zika to wait to conceive
Federer out of Miami with stomach illness
        Pentagon moving to increase US troop numbers in Iraq soon
Russian warplanes carried out 41 sorties to support Syrian army offensive near Palmyra: TASS
        Russia says intl tribunal creates myth Serbs solely to blame for war crimes in former Yugoslavia
Russia says U.S. agrees not to discuss Assad's future for now: Ifax
        Syrian army retakes Palmyra citadel, ISIS finance chief killed
Bulgaria says ready to erect fence on border with Greece
        Germany, England to throw down Euro 2016 marker

Russian military plans buildup from West to Pacific
        Wives dragged into fray as Trump-Cruz spat heats up
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Thursday, 24 March 2016


Canada not at war with ISIL, say Trudeau and Dion following Brussels attacks
        Morneau pins hopes of budget success on GDP growth
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        How Trudeau and his Liberal cabinet built their first budget
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
How Trudeau and his Liberal cabinet built their first budget - Robert Fife, The Globe & Mail
        There�s no point in moaning about the Liberal spending binge - Kelly McParland, National Post
Trudeau says Liberals to balance books in coming five years - Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star
        25 ways the federal budget affects you - MoneySense, Macleans
PM Trudeau, ministers hit the road to promote maiden budget - Joan Bryden and Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press, CTV News
        Federal budget 2016: Justin Trudeau defends bigger deficit, First Nations funding - Kristy Nease, CBC News
Ontario will spend $300M to set up trusts for education workers - Kristin Rushowy, Toronto Star
        PCs squeak out byelection win in Calgary - Bill Graveland and Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press, CTV News
How Morneau�s balanced budget pledge changed since the election - Chris Hannay, The Globe & Mail
        Supreme Court�s Thomas Cromwell to retire in September, opening door for first Trudeau appointment - Ian Macleod, Ottawa Citizen

Military left waiting on big-ticket items as Liberals shrink funding in budget - Steven Chase, The Globe & Mail
        Federal budget 2016: Liberals decide against reducing small business tax rate - John Shmuel, Financial Post
Highlights of the 2016 federal budget - Toronto Star
        Federal Budget 2016: Liberals project $30B deficit and do not plan a return to surplus by 2019 - Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press, Ottawa Citizen
The federal budget is a broken pipeline of tax dollars, gushing money to pet Liberal causes - John Ivison, National Post
        How federal budget 2016 aims to help middle-class wallets, and target wealthy Canadians: �A classic soak the rich scheme� - Gary Marr, Financial Post
Public transit, �unsexy� infrastructure gets nod in federal budget - Alex Boutilier, Toronto Star
        Liberals increase financial aid for students, ease debt repayment rules - Simona Chiose, The Globe & Mail
New Canada Child Benefit puts �money in pockets of mom and dad,� but not as progressive as some hoped - Lee Berthiaume, National Post
        Growing government won�t help middle class - Lorne Gunter, Toronto Sun

Liberals keep most of their green election promises in 1st budget - Margo McDiarmid, CBC News
        Trudeau takes Ontario Liberalism national - David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen
Liberals expected to face backlash after budget backs off lifelong pensions for disabled veterans - Lee Berthiaume, Vancouver Province
        Notley applauds federal budget, saying infrastructure and EI changes will help Alberta- Darcy Henton, Calgary Herald
Liberals follow through on promise to restore CBC funding in budget - Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
        Laid-off workers say EI changes not enough - Eva Ferguson, Calgary Sun
Independent senators are a threat to our parliamentary system - William Thorsell, The Globe & Mail
        Kraft changed its mac and cheese ingredients and nobody noticed: �We�ve sold well over 50 million boxes�- Martha C. White, The New York Times, Financial Post
Ontario lagging on paid sick days, leaving low-wage workers stranded- Sara Mojtehedzadeh, Toronto Star
        Health Canada reviewing food guide, critics demand drastic changes now- Sophia Harris, CBC News


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        Brussels in mourning after deadly terror attacks- France 24
In Pakistan, 17 Hindus among 20 dead after consuming spurious liquor- The Times of India
        Netanyahu �willing� to discuss two-state solution now- Al Jazeera

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Obama sees no Middle East peace deal before his presidency ends
        EU, UN say only way to fight 'terrorism' is via Syria transition        
US top court faces 4-4 split in Obamacare contraception case
        Syria sees impasse broken in peace talks as EU urges engagement
Canadian tapped as new UN rights expert on Palestine
        EU border agency has under a third of requested police
Poland PM refuses to take in migrants after Brussels attacks
        Finland, Russia agree to close Arctic border for migrants
Russia says has special forces unit in Syria: newspaper
        Israeli and Turkish Presidents speak in sign of warming ties

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        Lawmakers accuse London Mayor Johnson of exaggerating arguments for Brexit
Russia accuses Ukraine of ignoring peace deal
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From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor
Re:  A deficit can be stimulus, but debt can be a burden, CRAIG ALEXANDER,  Mar. 23, 2016

The federal deficit may indeed rise, but this neither burdens future generations nor requires future tax increases. A private sector purchase of a government bond can only be achieved by the transfer of bank reserves out of the banking system. To buy back bonds, government simply returns the bank reserves which show up again as deposits in commercial banks. This  is exactly what central banks do through Quantitative Easing. Central banks are never short of reserves because they create them.

Our government should worry about real-world problems such as reducing inequality and joblessness rather than pseudo-problems like the national debt. Countries with sovereign fiat currencies can always pay down debts in their own monies simply by making bookkeeping entries. What really matters is whether enough is spent now to ensure full employment and a fully-productive economy that leaves substantial legacies for future generations.


Tuesday, 22 March 2016


Liberals’ maiden ‘sunny ways’ budget showers spending, deficits to spur growth

Trudeau’s first budget aims to spur growth with $29-billion deficit        Budget 2016 – Rona Ambrose responds to budgetMilitary equipment purchases postponed again; vets emerge as big budget winners        ‘It’ll definitely be remembered’: Notorious ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies

Budget 2016 – Thomas Mulcair responds to budget        Liberals keep most of their green election promises in 1st budgetLiberals infrastructure program starts with lower than promised spending        Federal budget 2016 is one from the 1970s, to address problems of 1980sSunny ways, half measures        The Liberals have a lot of political cover for this budgetThe federal budget is a broken pipeline of tax dollars, gushing money to pet Liberal causes        Is Trudeau’s honeymoon over? The budget’s grim economic visionFederal Budget 2016: A One Time Fix?        How to evaluate the Liberals’ first budget
The broken promises budget        Welcome back to the age of big government in CanadaGrowing government won’t help middle class

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On budget day, a look at unfulfilled Liberal campaign promises - Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press, Macleans
        Trudeau’s first budget: Welcome to a decade of deficits - Chris Hannay, The Globe & Mail
Former head of Palestinian relief agency asks for Liberals to restore funding - Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press, CTV News
        Buyers’ remorse about the Liberals hasn’t set in, despite opposition - Chantal Hébert, Toronto Star
Deficit vs. debt-to-GDP: Which number should you care about? - CBC News
        Canada’s $15-billion Saudi arms deal violates export rules, lawsuit argues - Steven Chase, The Globe & Mail
We will see in budget who Trudeau chooses to disappoint - Chris Selley, National Post
        Ontario government ‘hypocritical on mental health’: Brown - Christina Blizzard, Toronto Sun
Why Christy Clark loves B.C.’s Green Party - Michael Smyth, Vancouver Province
        Budget 2016: PM vows ‘historic investments’ for First Nations - Josh Dehaas, CTV News

ORNGE air ambulance wants to lease another helicopter from Italian company - Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star
        Why Trudeau is wrong on Old Age Security - Macleans
Local teachers unions in Ontario latest to call for moratorium on Wi-Fi use in schools - Ashley Csanady, National Post
        All signs point to city-friendly budget - Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun
Big spending, big deficit, big hopes in first Liberal budget - Tim Harper, Toronto Star
        Senate cracked but not broken, arbitrator’s report reveals - Kady O'Malley, Ottawa Citizen
Kashechewan children’s skin lesions not caused by water: health minister - CBC News
        Senate appointment process ‘remains a mystery,’ says LeBreton - Anthony Furey, Toronto Sun
Agencies did not get federal authorization to use surveillance devices - Colin Freeze, The Globe & Mail
        Senate should suspend squawking senators in expense scandal - David Akin, Ottawa Sun

WOW Air moves up Canadian launch date and expands flights- CBC News
        Canada’s Bankers Petroleum agrees to takeover by Chinese firm- Reuters, The Globe & Mail
Montreal mayor’s musings on bottled water ban prompt beverage industry to hire lobbyist- Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star


Budget Morneau: peu de concret pour MontréalPlus        L'opposition rejette le premier budget MorneauPlusCour suprême: le juge Cromwell annonce son départPlus        Le budget fédéral en 10 pointsPlusLa dette grimpe, mais sans exagérationPlus        Infrastructures: jusqu'à 50 % des coûts pour les projets urgentsPlusLes grandes dépenses militaires remises à plus tardPlus        Notre dossier sur le budget fédéral 2016PlusBudget: Ottawa se lance dans les grandes dépensesPlus        Les attaques à Bruxelles condamnées au paysPlus
Obama face aux Cubains, l'appel au changementPlus        Rafle dans le domaine des agences de placementPlusL'Europe plus vulnérable que jamais face à l'EIPlus        «On a senti le souffle de l'explosion, le plafond est tombé»PlusChasse à l'homme après les attentats de BruxellesPlus        Notre dossier sur les attentats de BruxellesPlusBruxelles: «Nous sommes tous en danger» - Marine Le PenPlus        Après Bruxelles: plus de présence policière à MontréalPlusLa Belgique est un «film d'horreur», déplore Donald TrumpPlus        Clinton et Trump s'affrontent sur IsraëlPlus


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Obama meets Castro after historic arrival in Cuba - Kevin Liptak, CNN
        Clinton Team’s Playbook: Paint Trump as Unfit For Presidency - Anne Gearan and Abby Phillip, Washington Post
Dems to Bernie: Wind It Down - Burgess Everett, Politico
        Billionaires Helped Anti-Trump Super PAC Raise $4.7 Million in February - Rebecca Ballhaus, Wall Street Journal
Why John Kasich Is Still Standing - Molly Ball, The Atlantic
        Will Hillary Clinton Get Charged, or What? - Charles Gasparino, New York Post
Yemeni Jews brought to Israel in secret mission- BBC News
        Aung San Suu Kyi unlikely to take seat in Myanmar government- Oliver Holmes, The Guardian
Former DR Congo leader Bemba found guilty of war crimes by ICC- France 24
        Australia PM threatens early election over Senate deadlock- The Times of India
Russia demands urgent action to combat Syria violations- Al Jazeera

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Eiffel Tower lit with Belgium's colors after Brussels attacks        Obama: Coalition will continue hitting ISIS after Belgium attacksUN envoy to Syria: Sides in Geneva talks exchanged documents        US slams Russia's 'blatant disregard' for justice in Ukraine pilot caseIsrael arrests 1,200 unauthorized Palestinian workers        Kiev, Moscow get into ugly spat over Brussels attacksUkraine's finance minister launches bid to lead technocrat government        Syrian opposition says no common ground with govt proposals in talksSecurity beefed up across world after Brussels attacks        Libya's neighbors say unity govt must take office in Tripoli
ISIS claims responsibility for Brussels blasts: ISIS-affiliated news agency        Europeans ignored danger, criticised Israel instead: Israeli ministerNetanyahu hopes US will reject UN resolution on Palestinian statehood        Turkey's Erdogan: No difference between terror, whether Ankara or BrusselsUkraine to call up 10,000 soldiers in new mobilisation drive        Rights groups urge end to Saudi arms sales over Yemen deathsRevolutionary Guards look to play bigger role in Iran's economy        China lodges protest with Japan over new text booksJapan sends 331 kg of weapons grade plutonium to US: Greenpeace        Obama, Castro vow new path forward
Ministries combine efforts to combat wheat contamination         Palestine PM longs for AIPAC-like influenceThese eight EU countries are in the budget danger zone        Fears in Iraqi government, army over Shiite militias’ powerSyrian Kurds defend federal plan        U.S. Marines set up artillery base in northern IraqU.N. expert slams Israel’s ‘lack of accountability’
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