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Today

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American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Lithuanian Jewish Community are jointly calling on the Speaker of the Seimas, Lithuania's legislature, to stop a resolution honoring a member of the antisemitic Lithuanian Activist Front. "We are deeply...

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The China International Import Expo (CIIE) has helped to diversify China's sources of imports and facilitate greater trade flows between China and Africa, says François Gamet, head of Asia for the Standard Bank Group and CEO of Standard Advisory...

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It's more than 100 days away, but Rouen Sovannarith has been eagerly awaiting the third CIIE as he thinks CIIE will provide a powerful boost for trade and investment between China and Cambodia.   Sovannarith is the...


1 july 2020

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Having responded efficiently to the pandemic, on Tuesday, the Commonwealth of Dominica lifted its state of emergency. On June 26th, the World Bank announced that it will provide Dominica with an additional US$3 million financing. With a 40-year...

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The National Press Club (NPC) announced today that this year's national Night Out For Austin Tice, originally set for July 14, will be postponed until further notice amid concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has switched to a new formula for calculating official domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices, linked to Argus calculations of freight and logistics costs....

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The parents of three U.S. Army Special Forces members murdered at the King Faisal Air Base in Jordan in 2016 today urged Congress to call for the extraditions of the Jordanian soldier that killed their sons and a convicted Jordanian terrorist tied to...

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Artists and activists from the around the world use creative actions to demand the release of 27-year-old feminist artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova of Komsomolsk-on-Amur (far Eastern Russia). Yulia has been charged with illegally producing...

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Today, the American Trucking Associations thanked leaders in the United States, Canada and Mexico for their work in crafting a new continental trade agreement ? the US-Canada-Mexico Agreement....


30 june 2020

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The Republic of Suriname (the "Republic") announced today that it has commenced a solicitation of consents (the "Consent Solicitation") seeking to amend its 9.875% Notes due 2023 (the "2023 Notes") and the Accounts Agreement in connection with the...

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The Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, today issued the following statement on the entry-into-force of the new NAFTA: "On behalf of the Government of Canada, I welcome the entry-into-force of the new NAFTA on July 1. This agreement, the result...

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today received the Friends of Zion Award in a ceremony at the U.S. State Department. The award was commissioned by the late Shimon Peres, the ninth President of the State of Israel and former chair of Friends of Zion....

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The Ad Hoc Argentine Bondholder Group and the Exchange Bondholder Group want to make clear that there has been no meaningful engagement between themselves and the Argentine authorities since June 17, despite inaccurate reports to the contrary.  The...

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As Canadians celebrate Canada Day, the Competition Bureau will begin its one-year term as President of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN). From July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, the Bureau will lead the network of...

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The China International Import Expo (CIIE) has helped to diversify China's sources of imports and facilitate greater trade flows between China and Africa, says François Gamet, head of Asia for the Standard Bank Group and CEO of Standard Advisory...

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The Muslim Democratic Caucus of Texas and our co-sponsors invite members of the media to the following: What: A Press Conference will be held on Wednesday July 1st When: At 2:00 PM on July 1st, 2020. Address: 13111 N. Central EXPY, suite 380,...

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Executive sentiment about the three-month outlook for the global economy rose but remains pessimistic at -27.7 (out of a range of -50 to +50) The single biggest swing in the barometer came in China, where executives' outlook for the domestic economy...

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A plan that is being considered by the European Commission to tax the carbon emissions attributed to imported goods could create competitive advantages for foreign companies with small greenhouse gas footprints?and have financial repercussions for...


29 june 2020

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The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) is the latest plumbing industry organization to join the World Plumbing Council (WPC). The WPC is an international membership association that aims to achieve the best possible...

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The G20 Interfaith Forum, the world's leading organization focused on bringing faith and policy together, hosted its first European regional virtual meeting today, kicking off a series of regional meetings that will produce policy recommendations for...

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According to two CEOs of leading global investment firms, Mubadala's Khaldoon Al Mubarak and Bridgewater Associates' David McCormick, the pre and post COVID-19 worlds will look radically different with some industries struggling to survive, while...

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Today, Georgia took a decisive and historic step towards the European Union and the West with the adoption of the March 8 electoral reform agreement in a final Parliamentary vote. The Parliament of Georgia voted to adopt the Constitutional Amendments...

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The Canadian government has announced a wide range of programs throughout the global pandemic, but none of these programs addresses the critical issues facing language programs geared towards international students. Simply put, international language...

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Today, the Parliament of Georgia voted to adopt the Constitutional Amendments to strengthen Georgia's democracy and enact the March 8th electoral reform agreement on the third and final reading with the support of 117 members out of 142.  The...


28 june 2020

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The new book by Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor reveals that, from the start, the President of the United States viewed the arrest and detention of Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, as a way of exerting political...


27 june 2020

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the formation of a new Irish government: "On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Ireland on forming government, and Micheál Martin on becoming the next...


26 june 2020

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The Qatar-America Institute (QAI) recently filed documents related to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This registration pertained to activities that QAI undertook from October 2017 through October 2019 while QAI was a 501(c)(4) nonprofit...

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The general public has no idea that the Middle East had a long reigning mighty Christian dynasty that flourished until very recently. The Ghassanid Kings, emperors and princes ruled several Middle Eastern regions, from 220 CE until the mid 18th...

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations: "On this day 75 years ago, Canada and 49 other countries signed the Charter of the United Nations....

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Note: All times local Ottawa, Ontario The Deputy Prime Minister will chair a call with the NAFTA Council.   Closed to media. SOURCE Deputy Prime Minister's Office


25 june 2020

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The world needs a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Finland has joined forces with Canada and the Netherlands to host three high-level events to address the important role circularity plays in...

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The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the beginning...

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Zimbabwe's Honorary Consul to Belarus Alexander Zingman said an ambitious $58 million deal between the two countries will revolutionalise Zimbabwe's agriculture industry. The first batch of modern farm machinery has been shipped to Harare, including...


24 june 2020

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The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis will open its borders upon scientific advice, other countries' experience and close coordination with other Caribbean neighbours. Prime Minister Timothy Harris explained this during a radio broadcast on June 23rd....

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The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is proud to announce its partnership with the United States Bartenders' Guild (USBG), whose mission of uniting the hospitality industry to advance professional bartending remains strong. In 2018 and 2019, the ITA was a...

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The Caribbean island of Grenada has opened a Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to further develop economic, cultural and scientific ties between the two countries. The Consul General said she was delighted to be opening Grenada's first...

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Alight, formerly known as the American Refugee Committee, is working closely with pillars in Pakistani communities and other humanitarian agencies to support the needs of vulnerable populations as the country experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases. As...


23 june 2020

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Alight, formerly known as the American Refugee Committee, is working closely with pillars in Pakistani communities and other humanitarian agencies to support the needs of vulnerable populations as the country experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases. As...

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism: "Thirty-five years ago today, an explosion on Air India Flight 182, bound for the United Kingdom from Canada, killed...

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An Asia-Pacific coalition of tobacco harm reduction advocates has protested the ban imposed by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on the importation of nicotine liquids, saying this will deprive millions of Australian vapers and...


22 june 2020

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced an investment of $ 8,7M in the form of a loan to Lemay, one of Canada's leading architecture and design firms, which shapes and reinvents living environments in Québec and around the world. This...

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The rural settlement of El Deir in Egypt is a long way from Cairo and Alexandria ? not just geographically, but socially and economically too. It suffers from high levels of unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, limited access to healthcare and...


20 june 2020

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The Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino, M.P., P.C., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, M.P., Minister of International...


19 june 2020

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The Ad Hoc Argentine Bondholder Group and the Exchange Bondholder Group are united in our disappointment with Argentina's decision to terminate dialogue with its creditors at what is plainly a critical juncture.  Instead, Argentina has created...

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On June 18th, the...


18 june 2020

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, refugee communities are coming together to proactively prepare and protect themselves against this global health crisis. By providing initial resources and co-creating solutions,...

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Today, BRAC, a Global South-led NGO that combats inequality and poverty around the world, was announced as one of this year's Audacious Project grantees. The Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI), an initiative of BRAC, will receive more than $60...

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's historic visit to Canada: "Thirty years ago on this day, only four months after being released after 27 years of incarceration,...

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Politically motivated persecution of prominent Philippine journalist Maria Ressa underscores the need for international sanctions to protect media rights, says World Press Freedom Canada. A targeted international sanctions system in response to the...

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In slightly more than two months, the 'Beautiful Aden' Cleaning and Environmental Sanitation Campaign of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has exceeded its own expectations, removing 531% of the total accumulated...

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