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Freeland to change Morneau as Trudeau’s finance minister

Chrystia Freeland has been sworn in as Canada’s new finance minister, becoming the first woman to take on the powerful role. Dominic LeBlanc takes over Freeland’s role as intergovernmental affairs minister.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Deputy Prime Minister and newly appointed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during a news conference…

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U.S. lawmakers from both parties sound peril on postal service changes blamed for delays

Both Democrats and Republicans are calling on the U.S. Postal Service to immediately reverse operational changes imposed by the new Republican postmaster general that they say are causing delays in deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Sen.…

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Girls rally valid by Belarus as thousands detained in post-election protests

Hundreds of women rallied across the capital of Belarus on Wednesday to protest a brutal police crackdown that has left hundreds injured and thousands detained while challenging election results extending the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian leader.About 200 women march in solidarity with protesters injured and detained in the latest rallies against the results…

Belarus election panel says authoritarian leader Lukashenko heading within the appropriate direction for sixth term thumbnail

Belarus election panel says authoritarian leader Lukashenko heading within the appropriate direction for sixth term

Even before polling stations in Belarus had fully closed, the head of the country’s election commission declared Sunday that fragmentary results showed authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko far ahead in his bid for a sixth consecutive term.A man casts his ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, on Sunday. Belarusians are…

Belarusian opposition leader flees to Lithuania after contesting Lukashenko's re-election thumbnail

Belarusian opposition leader flees to Lithuania after contesting Lukashenko’s re-election

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya says she fled to Lithuania for the sake of her children, after two nights of clashes following the contested re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.Presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya has fled Belarus after contesting President Alexander Lukashenko’s re-election results. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya says she fled to Lithuania for the sake…

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Freeland situation to reply to Trump’s realizing to slap tariffs on Canadian aluminum imports

The federal government will spend the next month consulting with Canadians about which U.S. metals products to target with retaliatory tariffs as a new trade dispute flares up with the Trump administration. The potential targets include numerous goods produced in key U.S. election states.Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will impose dollar-for-dollar tariffs on…

Disgraced Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to speed again in November election thumbnail

Disgraced Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to speed again in November election

Myanmar’s fallen human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint will run for election again in November.Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves the central executive committee meeting at her National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Tuesday. (Aung Shine/The Associated Press)Myanmar’s leader, and fallen human rights icon,…