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17 min ago | DurhamRegion.com

Canada-NATO search for spending compromise

A face-saving compromise may be on the way for reluctant allies, including Canada, who are unwilling to boost defence spending to meet the NATO standard.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Canada, Stephen Harper, Conservatives (UK), Asia, Afghanistan

2 hrs ago | The Guardian

New Democrats call on director of public prosecutions to review Duffy case

The NDP is asking Canada's director of public prosecutions to look at the evidence collected by the RCMP in the Mike Duffy case to determine if charges should be laid against other people as well.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

6 hrs ago | The Free Press

Teachers strike at 'impasse' after talks fail

Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday August 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Education Etc.

10 hrs ago | CBC News

Science of mercury poisoning draws Japanese team back to Grassy Narrows

Dr. Akitomo Shimoji, a Japanese doctor who specializes in neurology and psychiatry among victims of mercury poisoning, performs a skin sensitivity test on Grassy Narrows resident Bill Fobister.

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, Canada,

14 hrs ago | SooToday

Applications up, approvals slow for med weed

Julia Ratcliffe, a technical consultant with The Bug Factory, a company that supplies insects for natural pest control, examines marijuana plants for pests at the MediJean medical marijuana facility in Richmond, B.C., on Friday March 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Entomology, Science, Canada, World News

18 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Teen charged with arson in Prince Albert, Sask. apartment fire

A teen is facing an arson charge after an investigation into a suspicious fire at a Prince Albert, Sask.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

What the US military wants for missile defence: multi-use sensors in the Arctic

Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., Commander, U.S. Northern Command and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. European Command.

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Related Topix: Strategic Defense Initiative, Canada, World News, US Military, Peterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, Paul Martin

WHAS11

Tropical depression forms off Gulf coast of Mexico

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather

SooToday

Thousands turn out for Labour Day Parade

Thousands of people marched Monday in Toronto's annual Labour Day Parade to show their support for local unions, with more than 30 labour organizations taking part in the festivities.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, World News

Edmonton Journal

Rob Anders takes second crack at Conservative nomination

MP Rob Anders is now seeking the Conservative nomination in the riding of Bow River east of Calgary.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Global Agenda, 3:44 AMCanada's PM to be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

B'nai Brith Canada has announced that it will nominate Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, for the Nobel Peace prize.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper, Terrorism, Israel, Middle East

Edmonton Journal

Canadians are the second-biggest smugglers of cocaine into Australia

Champion innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs call the capital region home. Here is a selection of 40 businesses, inventions, technologies, and one dinosaur, that Edmonton can lay claim to.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, World News, Inventions, Science / Technology

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Examiner.com

Border security: Islamist terror attack on U.S. from Mexico imminent

As many Americans get ready for the long holiday weekend, law enforcement officers warn Isis militants are eyeing the US-Mexican border.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Mexico, Terrorism, El Paso, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Explosion in Mexican customs office closes bridge

A four-lane bridge crossing the Rio Grande has been closed after two gas line explosions set the customs and immigration office ablaze in the Mexican community of Piedras Negras.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Eagle Pass, TX

The Lebanon Daily News

Mexico police: accidental blast kills 1 on border

Police in Piedras Negras say that an apparently accidental explosion in a customs building on Mexico's border with the U.S. has killed one woman and injured five other people.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Explosion, Concord, NH

Edmonton Journal

Police arrest man previously convicted in beating of police officers

Police have arrested a man wanted on Canada-wide warrants after he allegedly failed to report to his halfway house in Edmonton.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News

SooToday

More rain coming. Please don't shoot the messenger

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ENVIRONMENT CANADA ********************** Rainfall warning in effect for Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay - Blind River - Thessalon - Espanola - Killarney - Manitoulin Island - Greater Sudbury and vicinity - Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake - Chapleau - Missinaibi Lake - Gogama - Foleyet Rain, at times heavy, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather, Canada, World News,

680News

NATO pushes for bigger crisis response brigade as Canada mulls opportunity

Canada will send troops, jets and warships to participate in a massive NATO training exercise next year in a deployment that could be the first step towards deeper involvement in the alliance's long-term strategy to counter a resurgent Russia.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Canada

The Winnipeg Free Press

Sky Onosson has studied Manitoba's particular anglophone accents.

In addition to accents, Sky Onosson says it is often easy to tell where a person is from by the words they use.

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Related Topix: Canada, National Geographic, Tradewest, Video Games, World News, Newfoundland, NJ

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check

Edmonton's booming growth saw a population the size of St. Albert move in over the last two years.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Canada, Vladimir Putin

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