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Canada, Ukraine to ink free trade deal

Canada and Ukraine are scheduled to sign a free trade agreement during a visit by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to the Canadian capital, Ottawa. Yatsenyuk and his Canadian counterpart, Stephen Harper, are slated to hold a signing ceremony in Ottawa on Tuesday, when the former is due to arrive ...

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Colombia, FARC rebels agree on de-escalation plan

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels have come to a landmark agreement to de-escalate fighting in the country, sources say. The Colombian government pledged in the Sunday deal to halt its military action against the rebels, who last week announced a one-month unilateral ceasefire ...

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US general explains key American interests in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States still has three key interests in Pakistan, averting Al Qaeda’s re-emergence, preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons and promoting regional stability, says the next chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Marine Corps Gen Joseph F. Dunford Jr, who currently heads the US Marine Corps, ...

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Voting for Clinton means voting for Israel: Analyst

International lawyer Barry Grossman believes that voting for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton means voting for “the Israeli hard right and the US war machine.” Grossman made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday when asked about Clinton’s letter to Democratic donor Haim Saban and Jewish organization leaders. ...

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Guatemalans protesters call for resignation of corruption-plagued president

Thousands of Guatemalans have taken to the streets of the capital to protest against corruption in the government, calling for the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina. On Saturday night, some 5,000 protesters marched in downtown Guatemala City, demanding the resignation of the country’s corruption-plagued president. The demonstrators, who were marching from ...

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2 people shot dead, 1 wounded in Northern California

A man with a rifle killed two people outside a store in the US state of California and a stray bullet wounded a customer, authorities say. John Noonkester, 32, was arrested on Thursday in the gated community of Lake California, 130 miles (210 km) north of Sacramento, the Tehama County ...

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