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Canada to boost military spending after Trump rails at allies

Canada to boost military spending after Trump rails at allies

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan , unveiling a 20-year policy review that had been in the works for months, said the armed forces budget would jump by 73 percent to C$32.7 billion ($24.2 billion) in 2026/27 from C$18.9 billion in 2016/17, with the biggest increases coming in later years.



Brexit could be a matter of life or death for Northern Ireland

Mr Coveney said he would highlight the particular issues facing Northern Ireland - in regard to the peace process and cross-border movement - when he met the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Luxembourg today. Amnesty International has welcomed the results of the Northern Ireland Life and Times survey which has revealed that an overwhelming majority of people in Northern Ireland favour reform of Northern Ireland's abortion laws.


And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

The former Welsh Secretary was brought back into government by Theresa May after she became leader last June. The start of Brexit negotiations in Brussels underline the urgent need to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland , Ireland's new foreign minister has said.


Georgia runoff for House in final days

Georgia runoff for House in final days

Ossoff, 30, initially drew national attention with the slogan "Make Trump Furious", inspiring volunteers from as far away as OR to knock on doors and make phone calls for him. Democrats and liberal activists nationally hope to show they can flip the 24 GOP-held seats they would need to reclaim a House majority next November.


Iran Threatens ISIS With Intensified Strikes After Firing Missile Into Syria

Iran Threatens ISIS With Intensified Strikes After Firing Missile Into Syria

Large number of terrorists have been killed in the attacks, the statement said. But Sunday's strike was the first known missile attack launched from Iran into foreign territory since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. Russia's defense ministry says it is suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called "de-confliction zones" after the Americans downed a Syrian government fighter jet.


Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

It also raises questions about how U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, which already said it put Iran "on notice" for its ballistic missile tests, will respond. The Russians, who have been providing air cover for Assad's forces since 2015, appear to want to avoid further USA targeting of Syrian warplanes or ground troops that have come under US attack in eastern Syria recently.