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There is a price to pay for not being prepared for war. Will Canada have to pay that price again?

A little over 18 years ago, amid the dust and blazing heat of Kandahar Airfield, the weary look on Colonel Ian Hope’s face spoke louder than his words. It was the spring of 2006, and the Canadian contingent in Afghanistan had just endured a brutal few weeks. More than half a dozen Canadian soldiers had been killed in roadside bombings. …

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Elections Canada proposes measures to protect nomination contests from interference

Elections Canada is proposing possible changes to protect the political nomination process from foreign interference. These include banning non-citizens from participating in candidate selection, requiring parties to publish contest rules and explicitly prohibiting certain practices, such as voting more than once. The Federal Election Agency outlines the proposed steps in a discussion guide intended to help chief election officer Stéphane …

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In do-or-die mode, Biden does neither

Joe Biden’s foreign allies left town on Thursday. His allies at home, meanwhile, joined in the political assassination. Plagued by a domestic political crisis, the beleaguered US president held a rare, unscripted and free press conference to conclude this week’s NATO summit. The event, broadcast live on television, was a defining moment for Biden’s campaign, as many Democrats weigh whether …

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British Prime Minister Starmer says Rwanda deportation plan ‘dead and buried’

British Prime Minister Keir Starmer said on Saturday, his first full day in office, that he would scrap a controversial Conservative policy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda. He promised to initiate change but warned that this would take time. “The Rwanda plan was dead and buried before it started,” Starmer said at his first press conference. “It never worked …

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This 75-Year-Old Took a Dive in the Seine. But Is It Ready for Olympic Athletes?

As it happens6:05American swimmer takes dip in Seine River despite concerns about its beauty Despite the poor water quality of the Seine River and angry Parisians threatening to defecate in the river in preparation for the Olympics, Joel Stratte-McClure decided this was the ideal spot for a Fourth of July swim. “[It was] “Lovely warm, a little cloudy,” said Stratte-McClure, …

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Liberal government introduces controversial digital services tax, raising trade concerns

The federal government has introduced a controversial digital services tax that will raise billions of dollars while threatening Canada’s trade relations by taxing the revenue that international companies earn in Canada. The Liberal government proposed the tax in its 2019 election manifesto. It later agreed to delay the measure’s introduction until the end of 2023 in the hope of striking …

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What to know about CNN’s very early presidential debate with Biden and Trump

US President Joe Biden and former US President Donald Trump will debate Thursday evening at 9pm ET on CNN. Here’s a quick look at why it’s making headlines ahead of the actual event. Who participates? Biden, the incumbent Democrat, and Trump, his Republican rival. Both men are the presumptive nominees of their respective parties. What about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.? …

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