Canada’s Trudeau backs Prince Charles as head of Commonwealth

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World Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he would support a bid by Britain’s Prince Charles to become the new leader of the Commonwealth, endorsing a view set out by Queen Elizabeth. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the gardens of 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, April 18, 2018.
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Trudeau says recognizes NAFTA timeline, will stick up for Canada

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LONDON: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he recognized the timelines on seeking a NAFTA trade agreement and was engaging as much as possible to meet an opportunity to make “significant progress”. But Trudeau, in London for a meeting of Commonwealth leaders, said he would continue to stand up for the needs of
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US jobless claims hold steady at low level

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THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP! WASHINGTON: New claims for US jobless benefits edged downward last week, extending a record stretch of low levels and pointing to labour markets’ enduring strength, official data showed on Thursday (Apr 19). The latest figures on unemployment insurance suggest April job creation in the world’s largest economy will continue to be strong
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China flies bombers around Taiwan, holds live-fire drills

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BEIJING: Chinese bombers and spy planes have flown around Taiwan, the air force said on Thursday (Apr 19) as Taipei accused Beijing of trying to stoke regional tensions with its military drills. China sees the democratically-governed island as a renegade part of its territory to be brought back into the fold and has not ruled out
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Japan to trial ‘world’s first urine test’ to spot cancer

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TOKYO: A Japanese firm is poised to carry out what it hailed as the world’s first experiment to test for cancer using urine samples, which would greatly facilitate screening for the deadly disease. Engineering and IT conglomerate Hitachi developed the basic technology to detect breast or colon cancer from urine samples two years ago. It
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Wall Street futures rise, shrug off allied missile attack on Syria

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Business U.S. equity index futures rose on Sunday as financial market trading resumed for the first time since the United States, Britain and France hit Syria with missile strikes in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack. FILE PHOTO – A specialist trader works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock
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In heated interview, Macron defends economic policy and style

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World French President Emmanuel Macron faced down a grilling over unpopular economic reforms by two veteran journalists on Sunday, in a heated, 2-1/2-hour exchange that also touched on issues ranging from Syria to railway union strikes. French President Emmanuel Macron poses on the TV set before an interview with RMC-BFM journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin and Mediapart
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Britain says Russia spied on Skripals before poisoning

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LONDON: Russian intelligence was spying on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for at least five years before they were poisoned in a nerve agent attack, Britain’s National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill said in a letter to NATO on Friday (Apr 13). Sedwill also said that Russia has tested means of delivering
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