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  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Harper, Barroso meet in Brussels to discuss stalled free-trade deal ahead of G7

    The Canadian Press and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

    BRUSSELS – Stephen Harper arrived Wednesday in Brussels for the G7 summit — but his first order of business was to kick-start his stalled free-trade deal with the European Union. The prime minister met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, about an hour prior to the official opening of the G7 summit, where the

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  • Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, left, and her partner Jane Rounthwaite, second left, pay their respects to Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, the Canadian-American cardiologist who was assassinated in Pakistan while on a humanitarian mission at his funeral service in Vaughan, Ont., on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

    Canadian cardiologist killed in Pakistan remembered as selfless humanitarian

    The Canadian Press and Will Campbell, The Canadian Press

    VAUGHAN, Ont. – A Canadian cardiologist shot dead in Pakistan was remembered Wednesday as a selfless humanitarian who was “murdered because of his faith,” with mourners making impassioned calls for Ottawa to better pressure the South Asian country on religious freedoms. Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim sect, had just returned

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  • This undated handout photo provided by the Coleman family shows Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle. The family of a then-pregnant American woman who went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband received two videos last year in which the couple asked the U.S. government to help free them from their Taliban captors, The Associated Press has learned. The videos offer the first and only clue about what happened to Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle after they lost touch with their family 20 months ago while traveling in a mountainous region near the capital, Kabul. U.S. law enforcement officials investigating the couple’s disappearance consider the videos authentic but caution that they hold limited investigative value, since it’s not clear when or where they were filmed. (AP Photo/Coleman Family)

    Videos show Canadian-American couple held in Afghanistan appealing for help

    Eric Tucker, The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON – The family of a pregnant American woman who went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband received two videos last year in which the couple asked the U.S. government to help free them and their child from Taliban captors, The Associated Press has learned. The videos offer the first and

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  • Former Navy SEAL Dave Cooper addresses a news conference in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, June 4, 2014 to discuss his terrorist threat assessment on the Keystone XL pipeline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Panetta

    First he helped kill bin Laden; now he’s set his sights on Canadian pipeline

    The Canadian Press and Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A former U.S. special-forces soldier who helped oversee the project to kill Osama bin Laden has now been enlisted in the project to kill a Canadian oil pipeline. Dave Cooper was a senior member of the Navy SEALs squad, known informally as SEAL Team Six, and helped train and supervise the soldiers

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  • Strong earthquake rumbles across Alaska Panhandle, jolting Yukon homes

    The Canadian Press

    WHITEHORSE – A strong earthquake jolted the northern reaches of the Alaska Panhandle early Wednesday morning, rattling homes hundreds of kilometres eastward. Earthquakes Canada confirms the magnitude 5.7 quake hit at 4:58 a.m. and was centred 10 kilometres below the surface and 94 kilometres southwest of Skagway. Residents in Haines Junction and Whitehorse, Yukon report

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  • Emotional war veteran Ron Clarke wipes away tears as he addresses fellow veterans during a war veterans rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday June 4, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

    Canada’s benefits system denies and delays until claimants die, veterans say

    The Canadian Press and Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – A loosely knit group of outraged ex-soldiers railed Wednesday against what it calls the insurance-company mentality of Veterans Affairs, demanding legislation spelling out the moral obligation Canada has towards its military veterans. Retired major Mark Campbell, a decorated soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan, told a small, vocal rally on Parliament Hill

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  • Manitoba Tories challenge provincial sales tax increase in court

    The Canadian Press and Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press

    WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s governing NDP “thumbed its nose” at taxpayers and broke the law when it increased the provincial sales without holding a referendum, a lawyer for the Opposition argued in court Wednesday. Robert Tapper, who is representing the Progressive Conservative party in a lawsuit that challenges the tax hike, told court the NDP was

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  • Defendant Michael Sona walks to the courthouse in Guelph, ON, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, the the Robocalls trial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

    Accused in robocalls case thanked ‘Pierre’ after election win, witness testifies

    The Canadian Press and Mike Oliveira, The Canadian Press

    GUELPH, Ont. – In the early voting hours of election day in 2011, Michael Sona — an eager young campaign worker now on trial for allegedly orchestrating a misleading series of political robocalls — jubilantly declared, “It’s working,” a star Crown witness testified Wednesday. What’s more, said former friend Andrew Prescott, that same night Sona

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  • The Bank of Canada is seen in Ottawa on September 6, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Bank of Canada’s focus on downside risks to growth sends loonie tumbling

    The Canadian Press and Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada as expected kept its trend-setting interest rate at one per cent on Wednesday, but its strong signal that it views recent economic trends negatively sent the dollar tumbling in expectation rates will remain low much longer. Markets had anticipated the rate decision and the dovish explanation from governor Stephen

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  • Justice Minister Peter MacKay addresses a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The Conservative government has introduced legislation to criminalize the purchase of sexual services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Long-awaited prostitution bill outlaws purchase of sex, takes aim at pimps

    The Canadian Press and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – New legislation would criminalize the purchase of sexual services, crack down on those who benefit from prostitution and outlaw the sale of sex near schools and other places where children gather. Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the “made-in-Canada” model targets johns and pimps while protecting the vulnerable. The new prostitution-related offences are intended

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