In June, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government made a decision to greenlight the expansion of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline, which Canada bought for $4.5 billion last year. Trudeau said that the pipeline would put Canada "in a stronger strategic position to create more good middle class jobs."
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is ready for cooperation with the United States but has rejected its “interventionism” after US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he will designate Mexico’s drug cartels as terrorist organizations.
China called the United States the biggest source of instability in the world. During a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Nagoya, Japan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the US is pursuing a policy of unilateralism and protectionism.
The Labour Party is rumoured to be re-assessing its general election strategy after polls have revealed that the Conservatives are on course to win a commanding majority in parliament. Labour’s critics claim that their policy towards Brexit, in particular, is not viable.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India is likely to use Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s two-day visit and his interest in development-related initiatives as an opportunity to remind him of the need to fast track completion of pending bilateral joint venture projects.
There seems to be no end to the floods and bad weather in Venice: on 24 November, the water level started rising again. In Italy, there are a lot of areas which suffer from flooding, but losing Venice would mean a loss of the world's cultural heritage
In an interview with Andrew Neil, UK's Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that antisemitism in Labour has not risen under his leadership and resisted calls to apologise to Jews living in the UK after the country's chief rabbi claimed he had let poison take root in the party.
The Yucca Mountain Dump is an example of the US’ “environmental racism,” Ian Zabarte, Principal Man of the Western Bands of the Shoshone Indians and the secretary of the Native Community Action Council and Kevin Kamps, the Radioactive Waste Watchdog at the organization Beyond Nuclear, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will likely have a hard time trying to effectively lead the institution in the company of two of her former competitors, now vice-presidents of the body, and a considerable group of lawmakers who have no hope for any change in policy under her.
De facto support by Human Rights Watch for the coup in Bolivia makes a mockery of its mild criticisms and reform recommendations for curbing police violence in Chile’s protests. The Tuesday report, which offers no substantial changes to Chile’s violent police force, comes just days after the group’s chief praised Evo Morales’ removal in Bolivia.
While Netanyahu will always be remembered for his contribution to Israel's economy and defence, a member of Israel's left-wing Democratic Union Party thinks it's time for him to go. But that won't happen without a battle.
Despite US President Donald Trump’s repeated declarations of victory over Daesh, the US has - once again - announced a resumption in operations against the group. While the tug-of-war between the commander-in-chief and the Pentagon is apparent, one expert points out that there is one thing both parties can agree on: oil.
In a letter to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, a group of international doctors have expressed “serious concerns” about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s health, which could impact his ability to stand trial at an extradition hearing scheduled for February.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A new agreement between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Boyko Borissov of Bulgaria will allow the US military to use the Balkan nation as a base for surveillance systems targeting Russia, former CIA officer Phil Giraldi shared on Tuesday.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have a hard time forming a government, even if such an opportunity is given to him, believes the former deputy to Israel's state prosecutor. Nor will he be given immunity, not only because of various factions' staunch objections but also because of Israel's dysfunctional Parliament.
The Clinton Foundation has been in the news again after the entity's tax records showed a new multi-million fall in donations. Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel explained the entity's financial losses and why further scrutiny of the charity may expose new violations and conflicts of interests.
The UK’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has criticised Labour for failing to do enough to tackle anti-Semitism within its ranks. The comment comes after party leader Jeremy Corbyn announced the launch of a so-called race and faith manifesto, which he claims will combat prejudice and discrimination in British society.
The US and Europe are set to maintain two separate security missions in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the busiest sea lanes crucial for energy trade. Analysts Sarah Abed and Alexander Azadgan have explained why some European states started their own maritime initiative instead of joining Washington's operation.
The Netherlands will contribute a ship to the French-led maritime mission in the Strait of Hormuz for a six-month period starting from January. France has been calling to establish a European maritime coalition, separate from the one led by Washington.
As Palestinians are set to clash with Israel's security forces in the West Bank, venting anger at the US decision to recognise the legality of the Jewish settlements in the area, a Fatah official believes the day-of-rage demonstrations are aimed at boosting the ratings of President Abbas, not making a statement against Washington's new policy.