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Trudeau apologises for Canada's 1939 refusal of Jewish refugee ship

07 Nov 2018

OTTAWA Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologised on Wednesday for the country's 1939 refusal to take in a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees, adding that the country would do more to protect Canadian Jews from violence.

Canadian lawmaker quits security oversight panel over sexting

07 Nov 2018

OTTAWA A leading member of Canada's main opposition party, who was also a former cabinet minister, has resigned from parliament's national security oversight committee after admitting he sent explicit pictures and video to someone he had never met.

Top Canadian lawmaker quits security oversight panel over sexting

07 Nov 2018

OTTAWA A leading member of Canada's main opposition party, who was also a former cabinet minister, has resigned from parliament's national security oversight committee after admitting he sent explicit pictures and video to someone he had never met.

Bank of Canada reiterates interest rates need to keep rising

30 Oct 2018

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada on Tuesday reiterated that more interest rate hikes would be needed to achieve its inflation target and said now was the ideal time to remove monetary stimulus given how well the economy was doing.

Bank of Canada raises rates, might speed up pace of future hikes

24 Oct 2018

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada on Wednesday raised interest rates as expected and said it might speed up the pace of future hikes given the economy was running at almost full capacity and did not need any stimulus.

RPT-Chestnuts, swagger and good grammar: how Italy's "Captain" builds his brand

19 Oct 2018

* Salvini has 3.2 million Facebook "likes", engagement levels high

Chestnuts, swagger and good grammar: how Italy's "Captain" builds his brand

18 Oct 2018

TURIN, Italy Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has doubled support for his far-right party in just seven months by cultivating a savvy social media presence that any politician would envy - including his inspiration, Donald Trump. | Video

Rome digs in over budget plan as pressure rises

10 Oct 2018

ROME Italy's ruling coalition said on Wednesday it would not "backtrack" on plans to increase deficit spending, digging in against financial market and EU pressure and brushing off criticism from parliament's budgetary office.

Italy dismisses concern the EU will reject its budget plan

04 Oct 2018

ROME The Italian government on Thursday dismissed concerns that the European Commission would reject its plan to raise deficit spending next year and signalled that it would not backtrack, even under market pressure.

Italy dismisses concern the EU will reject its budget plan

04 Oct 2018

ROME, Oct 4 Italy's populist government on Thursday dismissed concerns that the European Commission will reject its plan to hike deficit spending next year and signalled that it would not backtrack, even under market pressure.

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