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    1. Canada has approved the use of the abortion pill mifepristone after three years of tests, the ministry of health said Thursday. The pill, also known as RU-486, is already legal in 60 countries, including the United States and France, where it was legalized in 1988. Unlike the morning after pill, mifepristone can be taken up to seven weeks after conception to terminate a pregnancy, depending on...

    2. The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations who has been detained by North Korea since February appeared before media in Pyongyang and confessed to crimes aimed at overthrowing the state, the North's official news agency said on Friday. The KCNA news agency said Hyeon Soo Lim, of the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, "honestly admitted to all crimes" he was ...

    3. Canada to purchase Iron Dome-like radar systems

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 29 11:01 AM

      Canada said Wednesday it will buy missile defense radars modeled after Israel's Iron Dome from German defense contractor Rheinmetall. The defense ministry put the cost of the 10 medium range radar systems at Cad$243.3 million ($187.2 million). Canada's National Defense Minister Jason Kenney hailed the deal, saying the technology had proved useful for Israel.

    4. By Mike De Souza CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's Conservative government is studying whether to extend Arctic drilling licenses, a move that could open the door to relinquishing millions of dollars in deposits paid by major energy companies. The government review began after Imperial Oil Ltd said last month it and partners Exxon Mobil Corp and BP Plc needed more time before they can drill...

    5. Canada's Airports Welcome Further Expansion of China Transit Program to Five New Cities

    6. CompuCom Canada Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of CompuCom Systems, Inc., announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco® Partner Summit Country Award for Cisco Capital Partner of the Year.

    7. Whirlpool Canada Wins ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year Award from Natural Resources Canada

    8. Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday, helped by a second day of gains for energy shares after plumbing new depths earlier in the week, and with shares in Open Text Corp surging after the software company's outlook impressed investors. Among the most influential gainers were Suncor Energy Inc , which rose 6.3 percent to C$36.81, and Canadian Natural Resources, which advanced 3 percent to C...

    9. Canada's election campaign seen starting on Sunday

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJul 30 02:38 PM

      By Randall Palmer and Allison Lampert OTTAWA/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Speculation mounted on Thursday that Canada's election campaign will formally begin on Sunday, with the governing Conservatives planning a Montreal rally on Sunday evening at which Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to speak. The Conservative campaign spokesman, Kory Teneycke, also said on CBC television that the first ...

    10. Canada offers up to $8.3M in fight against ISIS

      CBC via Yahoo Canada NewsJul 30 02:00 AM

      Canada will provide up to $8.3 million to Iraq and neighbouring countries to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson said Thursday after closed-door meetings in Quebec City. Nicholson said the money will help fund defence programs in Iraq, as well as supply non-lethal equipment to countries in the region, to help them secure their borders and contain the...

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