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US: Korea Chairing Disarmament Body ‘No Big Deal’

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it has no plans to take any particular action against a U.N. disarmament body that has awarded North Korea its rotating presidency. A State Department spokeswoman said Monday that North Korea’s four-week tenure as head of the Geneva-based 65-nation U.N. Conference on Disarmament is “inconsequential,” because it is a relatively low-level […]

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Canada Set to End Combat Mission in Afghanistan

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Canada is set to end its combat mission in Afghanistan after nine years of fighting as part of the U.S.-led NATO coalition. Hundreds of troops will carry out a training mission in the capital, Kabul, until 2014, but combat operations end Thursday in accordance with a deadline set by Canada’s parliament three years ago. Canada […]

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Canada Set to End Combat Mission in Afghanistan

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Canada is set to end its combat mission in Afghanistan after nine years of fighting as part of the U.S.-led NATO coalition. Hundreds of troops will carry out a training mission in the capital, Kabul, until 2014, but combat operations end Thursday in accordance with a deadline set by Canada’s parliament three years ago. Canada […]

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British Royal Couple Visit Eastern Canada After Quebec Protests

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, have traveled to Canada’s Prince Edward Island as part of their nine-day tour of the country, after facing small protests in Quebec City. The couple attended a welcome reception Sunday night in Charlottetown, and are scheduled to attend a search-and-rescue demonstration on Monday. A small group of demonstrators […]

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Protesters Greet New British Royal Couple in Canada

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Anti-monarchists turned out in Quebec City, Canada, Sunday to protest the visit of the new British royal couple, Prince William and his wife, Kate. Police kept the 200 protesters away from the celebration welcoming the future British king and queen, whose formal titles are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The demonstrators call British sovereignty […]

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British Royal Couple on First Overseas Tour

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Catherine, are in the Canadian capital for their first overseas tour as a married couple. The royal couple arrived in Ottawa Thursday and attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial. Their presence sparked screams of delight from thousands of onlookers. They later attended a welcoming ceremony at Rideau […]

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British Royal Couple Begin First Overseas Tour

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Catherine, are in the Canadian capital for their first overseas tour as a married couple. The royal couple arrived in Ottawa Thursday and attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial. They are also scheduled to attend a welcome ceremony and a barbecue reception. Their nine-day tour of Canada […]

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British Royal Couple Begins First Overseas Tour

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine have arrived in the Canadian capital to begin their first overseas tour as a married couple. While in Ottawa, the couple is scheduled to take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial, then attend a welcome ceremony and a barbecue reception. Their nine-day tour of Canada […]

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British Royal Couple to Begin First Overseas Tour

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine are traveling Thursday to Canada to begin their first overseas tour as a married couple. The 10-day trip begins in the capital, Ottawa, where the couple is scheduled to take part in a wreath laying ceremony at a war memorial, then attend a welcome ceremony and a barbecue […]

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South Korea to Lift Ban on Canadian Beef Imports

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has agreed to end its eight-year-old ban on beef imports from Canada imposed after an outbreak of mad cow disease in the North American country. The Agriculture Ministry announced Tuesday that South Korea has agreed to accept Canadian beef from cows aged 30 months old or younger. The ministry says the deal will […]

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