Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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(Canada-Post-Rotating-Strikes)(Audio:48)

Four cities are strike-bound when it comes to mail delivery today.

The union representing 50-thousand Canada Post employees launched rotating strikes after midnight this morning in Halifax; Windsor, Ontario; Edmonton and Victoria.

CUP-W says mail will still be delivered in those cities over the 24-hour strike, but will be delayed.

The union says job security, forced overtime, and health and safety demands remain key issues. (4)

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(Asylum-Review)

Canadian immigration officials have determined that the U-S remains a safe country for asylum seekers, despite the Trump administration's crackdown on what it considers illegal aliens.

Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the access-to-information law show Canada was concerned about the changes in U-S immigration policy and conducted a review of its Safe Third Country agreement with the U-S from January to March of 2017.

Canada concluded the United States "continues to meet the requirements for designation as a safe third country."

The Safe Third Country agreement between Canada and the U-S is based on the core principle that people seeking refugee protection must file their claim in the first safe country they arrive in. (4)

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(Central-America-Migrant-Caravan)

U-S President Donald Trump says the thousands of Honduran migrants travelling in a caravan through Mexico should not be allowed in the United States.

Trump tweeted that "The Caravans are a disgrace to the Democrat party" and that immigration laws should be changed "NOW!"

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested yesterday that the U-S, Canada and Mexico work out a joint plan for funding development in the poor areas of Central America and southern Mexico to ease the number of those wanting to leave. (4)

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(Saudi-Arabia-Writer-Killed)

Turkey says it will announce details of its investigation into the killing this month of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi tomorrow. …

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