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Jun 7, 2015

Sasic, Mittag both net three as Germany rout Ivory Coast

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Forwards Celia Sasic and Anja Mittag both scored hat tricks as Germany crushed Ivory Coast 10-0 in their opening Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match on Sunday, notching the second biggest win in tournament history.

Sasic netted three times in the first half against a hapless Ivory Coast side who had goalkeeper Dominique Thiamale to thank for preventing an even worse defeat. Mittag scored another two before half-time.

Jun 7, 2015

Soccer-Sasic, Mittag both net three as Germany rout Ivory Coast

OTTAWA, June 7 (Reuters) – Forwards Celia Sasic and Anja Mittag both scored hat tricks as Germany crushed Ivory Coast 10-0 in their opening Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match on Sunday, notching the second biggest win in tournament history.

Sasic netted three times in the first half against a hapless Ivory Coast side who had goalkeeper Dominique Thiamale to thank for preventing an even worse defeat. Mittag scored another two before half-time.

Jun 7, 2015

Powerful Norway thump Thailand 4-0 in Women’s World Cup

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Norwegian women’s football team, seeking to revive a more glorious era, brushed aside debutants Thailand 4-0 in their opening Women’s World Cup Group B match on Sunday and could easily have scored more.

Captain Trine Ronning converted a free kick in the 15th minute and striker Isabell Herlovsen netted a quick first half brace as the Thais struggled to cope with their more muscular and skilful opponents.

Jun 7, 2015

Soccer–Powerful Norway thump Thailand 4-0 in Women’s World Cup

OTTAWA, June 7 (Reuters) – The Norwegian women’s soccer team, seeking to revive a more glorious era, brushed aside debutants Thailand 4-0 in their opening Women’s World Cup Group B match on Sunday and could easily have scored more.

Captain Trine Ronning converted a free kick in the 15th minute and striker Isabell Herlovsen netted a quick first half brace as the Thais struggled to cope with their more muscular and skilful opponents.

Jun 7, 2015

Soccer–Powerful Norway brush aside Thailand 4-0 in Women’s World Cup

OTTAWA, June 7 (Reuters) – The Norwegian women’s soccer team, seeking to revive a more glorious era, brushed aside debutants Thailand 4-0 in their opening World Cup Group B match on Sunday and could easily have scored more.

Captain Trine Ronning converted a free kick in the 15th minute and striker Isabell Herlovsen netted a quick first half brace as the Thais struggled to cope with their more muscular and skilful opponents.

Jun 5, 2015

Canada’s left-leaning NDP takes lead heading into October election

OTTAWA, June 5 (Reuters) – Canada’s left-leaning New
Democratic Party (NDP) has taken a slim lead in popular support
ahead of a general election scheduled for October, while support
for the Conservative government is flat, a public opinion poll
said on Friday.

The Ekos survey showed, however, that the NDP, which has
never held power federally, does not have enough backing to form
a stable government by itself and would likely have to work with
another party.

Jun 4, 2015

Canada, Mexico push for $3 billion in sanctions against U.S.

OTTAWA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Canada and Mexico will seek World Trade Organization authorization to impose over $3 billion in sanctions against U.S. exports in retaliation against contentious meat-labeling laws, the two nations said on Thursday.

U.S. legislators have signaled they plan to repeal the 2009 laws, which Canada and Mexico says makes their meat products more expensive.

Jun 3, 2015

Canada police missed chances to stop Parliament attacker: probe

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian police missed chances to stop a gunman who stormed into Parliament last October after killing a soldier, an official probe said on Wednesday, adding that the attack could have been much worse.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a convert to Islam who said he wanted to punish Canada for sending troops to Afghanistan and Iraq, ran right past a room where the prime minister was meeting legislators. He was quickly shot dead by security forces.

Jun 3, 2015

Canada posts near-record trade deficit, imports and exports drop

OTTAWA, June 3 (Reuters) – Canada posted a near-record trade
deficit of C$2.97 billion ($2.40 billion) in April as both
imports and exports fell in another sign of challenges facing
the economy, Statistics Canada data showed on Wednesday.

Traders had expected a shortfall of C$2.10 billion. The
deficit, the seventh in a row, was the second largest on record
after the C$3.85 billion recorded in March.

Jun 3, 2015

As key allies leave, next election may be Canada PM’s last

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The shock departure of a Canadian cabinet heavyweight has fueled talk about how long Prime Minister Stephen Harper will stay in power, with some in his party predicting he is unlikely to serve a full term if he wins re-election this October.

Harper, 56, who led his right-of-center Conservative Party to victory in early 2006, is seeking to pull off a rare fourth consecutive victory against a stiff opposition challenge.

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      "I have been the National Political Correspondent in Canada for Reuters since 1999, focussing on politics, defence (in particular Canada's role in the Afghan War) and the environment. I won the award for Reuters Treasury scoop in 2009 for my work at the G20 summit. From 1995 to 1999 I worked in London, mainly covering foreign affairs, and from 1989 to 1995 I was stationed in Moscow where I covered the collapse of the Soviet Union and the many conflicts this helped trigger."
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      Awards:
      Treasury scoop of the year 2009
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