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Midweek Headlines – Nov 17 

  1. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was talking to journalists this morning where not only she loathed Paris attacks but looked resolute in settling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the province. It is worth noting that the Premier of Quebec Phillippe Couillard and the Premier of Saskatchewan Brad Wall are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stall his plan of bringing in refugees for sometime citing safety concerns.
  2. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again said that though the number of Canadian forces in Iraq and Syria will be increased, however they will only be training local soldiers to fight against ISIS. But Canada’s combat mission will cease.
  3. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told Russian President Vladimir Putin not to interfere in the internal affairs of Ukraine.
  4. The Belgian ambassador to Canada has requested Justin Trudeau to continue air strikes against ISIS.
  5. A Foreign Office Spokeswoman has informed that in Paris attack a Canadian woman was also injured. She was carrying dual citizenship of USA and Canada.
  6. Toronto police is investigating a case in which a Muslim woman wearing hijab was attacked by two men while she was on her way to pick up kids from school. She was also called a terrorist.
  7. Enbridge is slashing 500 jobs across the company.
  8. Russia’s FSB security service has informed a homemade bomb brought the Russian airliner down in Egypt. Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed of strict action against perpetrators.
  9. The central government in India has asked provincial governments to increase vigilance in their cities and in crowded places as it has received credible information that ISIS sleeper cells are preparing for attacks.
  10. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has written a letter to the Lok Sabha speaker asking her to revoke Rahul Gandhi’s membership.


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