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Human Rights Lawyer Jailed, Attack In Afganistan, & IP Law Woes

"In Afghanistan, there’s an attack on a government building in Kabul so far with 47 confirmed killed. In China, there’s a new bid for a law on intellectual property amidst the trade war with the US and there’s a human rights lawyer who was on trial the day after Christmas."

Trump Pulls Troops, Government Shuts Down Over Wall

"Whoever is directing this season of U.S. politics really needs to work on their pacing. After a few slow weeks in a row, this year is coming to an exciting end. Trump insists on a wall, actually brings home troops, and finally gets his military parade… right out of his administration. This is the last week in review."

“Stupid Woman” May Thankful Eyes Diverted From No Deal Plans

After Jeremy Corbyn was thoroughly humiliated by the Prime Minister’s “pantomime” gag regarding this half-a-job, footage was taken of the opposition leader mouthing what looked like, “stupid woman” directed at May. This sparked hours of debate in the Commons about the appropriate response - Speaker of the House John Bercow did not witness the incident so could not make a judgment.

Electoral Reform Bill Passes & Carbon Tax Support

"This week on the Canadian News roundup we see bill C-76 on electoral reform passing, support for carbon tax from private businesses, and more."

Obamacare Out, White House Staff In

Our healthcare laws could see a rapid change, end-of-year staff shake-ups continue in the White House, and another funding deadline means another shutdown threat....

May Survives No Confidence Vote Over Brexit Woes

"The May loyalists are seeing the result as an almighty victory that embarrasses the “extremist” Tory backbenchers hellbent on a “hard” Brexit. These Brexiteers do not share that opinion. They feel it is but further embarrassment for the PM."
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Dead & Jailed Journalists: Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

"These are just four examples of how journalists have faced harassment, threats of imprisonment and even threats upon their lives for reporting injustices committed by government around the world. A free press is vital in ensuring governments remain accountable to their people. When journalists are not allowed to act independently and perform their jobs accurately, government corruption remains hidden from the public."
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China, What The Hell Is Your Problem This Week?

This weeks roundup will be full focused on China as its been the centerpiece of news this past week. An ex-Canadian diplomat, Michael Kovrig...

China’s Threats, Antifa Violence, & A Mostly Empty Meeting

"This week on the Canadian news roundup: Violence breaks out at a protest in Ottawa over the Trudeau's plans with the U.N., China makes threats over the apprehension of Huawei executive, and the first ministers meeting resulted in... a whole lot of nothing."

White House Shuffle: Heather Nauert, William Barr, & More

"As the year closes, it’s no surprise to see shifting in the Administration, but it is interesting to see where it comes from."

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Malaysia Goes Nationalistic, & Cotton On The Moon

"The news this week is quite spicy compared to other weeks as we’re looking at two things involving China and the passage of a nationalistic law in Malaysia." This week's is a good one!
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Bad Arguments Vol. 30 – “Don’t You Lock Your Door?”

"In my personal opinion, there have been valid and consideration-worthy arguments from both sides...Both sides have their talking points, each of which carries its own weight. The “lock your door” argument is not among them."

Ridesharing Restricted, Canadian To Be Killed, & Shelter Shutdown

Welcome back to the Canadian News Roundup where each week we look at major news from across the Great White North. This week: A...