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Midweek Headlines – October 5 

  1. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) deal has been signed by the US, Japan and 10 other countries including Canada and will affect 40% of the world economy. The Canadian government has vowed to extend more subsidiaries to the country’s auto and dairy industry to keep businesses viable. Meanwhile, Canada’s pork and beef exporters will get boost due to this free trade agreement and be competitive in the world market such as Japan. Canada’s Minister of International Trade Ed Fast has said there will not be any loss of jobs due to the pact but the industry has to adjust itself.
  2. According to the latest Nanos Research poll conducted for CTV and Globe and Mail, the Liberal party is now moving ahead with 36% support, followed by the Conservatives with 31% while NDP stands at number three with 22.8% support.
  3. Over the weekend Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau was in the GTA where he addressed a gathering of about 5,000 people. During his speech Trudeau said Harper is not uniting the country. On the other hand Prime Minister Stephen Harper is also coming to GTA and will address people in Richmond Hill today. Tomorrow he will be in Mississauga.
  4. Nato has warned Russia against violating Turkey air space. Though Russia is saying it is bombing ISIS targets in Syria but experts think otherwise.
  5. Though the US fighter jets are claiming they are only targeting militants in Kunduz in Afghanistan, the staff of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) have shown serious concerns on this mission.
  6. In the money laundering case, British police has extended the bail of MQM leader Altaf Hussain for three months.
  7. India and Germany have signed 18 MoUs that include energy and trade pacts as well.
  8. Pakistan has won the third ODI against Zimbabwe.
  9. The second T20 match being played between India and South Africa, India made 92 in 20 overs

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