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Next Canadian federal election will be target for Russian meddling: Sajjan

HALIFAX — With a federal election less than a year away, Canada's defence minister is warning voters they will be targeted by online cyber-attacks and fake news as Russia steps up its efforts to undermine western democracies.
Netanyahu takes on defence post amid call for early polls

Netanyahu takes on defence post amid call for early polls

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would take on the defence minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government even as early elections appeared increasingly likely.

NATO told Russian election meddling evolving threat that must be met

HALIFAX — A NATO draft report says the problem of Russian meddling in democratic elections continues to evolve and alliance members must be ready to meet the threat. U.S.
Trump on Khashoggi death tape: 'No reason for me to hear it'

Trump on Khashoggi death tape: 'No reason for me to hear it'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slayi
Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual close to the group said Sunday.
Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian prosecutors are investigating whether a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania.
UK leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

UK leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

LONDON — Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed
Grenade attack on northern India prayer hall kills 3

Grenade attack on northern India prayer hall kills 3

AMRITSAR, India — Three people were killed and over a dozen injured on Sunday when two men on a motorbike targeted a prayer hall with a grenade in northern India, police said.
Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, US differ

Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, US differ

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers China and the U.S.

Swimmer in Australia dies after being stung by stingray

SYDNEY, Australia — A swimmer in Australia has died of a heart attack after he was stung by a stingray.