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The U.S. claims of self-defence in the killing of Qassem Soleimani are already beginning to unravel, as President Donald Trump’s assertion of Soleimani plotting an imminent attack on American targets could not be substantiated, writes Scott Taylor. White House photograph by Shealah Craighead

Demand for answers about Flight 752 can’t exclude Americans

Opinion|By Scott Taylor
How can one disassociate the American assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani with the escalated tensions and Iranian reprisals against U.S. targets in Iraq?
News|By Neil Moss
Iran's chief justice Ebrahim Raisi was part of a 'death commission' in 1988, during a period of political repression which saw thousands of dissidents executed.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
While U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies touted last week’s ‘Phase 1’ agreement with China as a victory, most analysts saw it as, at best, a saw-off.
The Lobby Act is two years past a mandated review by Parliament.
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Sen. Marc Gold has been working as the liaison for the biggest group in the Senate, the ISG.
Mr. Poilievre is among the latest high-profile candidates to drop out of the contest this week.
It’s too early to know for sure what Vladimir Putin is hatching, but it looks like he is aiming for a three-pronged system.
News|By Palak Mangat
'I didn’t plan a speech at all, so it came from the heart,' says House Speaker Anthony Rota of his first remarks when he was elected to the post on Dec. 5.
Meanwhile, Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez is entering the new sitting with a director of Senate affairs, Kornelia Mankowski.
Plus, the World Health Organization is set to decide today whether the coronavirus, is a global health emergency.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Learn to reach across party lines for relationships and resist sticking to talking points, new MPs told at a Carleton University-hosted orientation event.
News|By Palak Mangat
'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
Beijing is celebrating the Lunar New Year by cracking down on satire. This is not a good sign in a presumptive superpower.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The 2019 federal budget allocated $523.3-million over five years, starting in 2019–20, to 'ensure that adequate resources are dedicated to addressing pay issues,' according to PSPC.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Somewhere in heaven, John Crosbie is sipping on his rum and coke muttering to himself: 'I always said I’d leave with a bang.'
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Senator Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia battles Newfoundland blizzard, and The Toronto Star's parliamentary bureau is moving to the Byward Market to join iPolitics.
Plus, former Quebec premier says he won't be running to succeed outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, citing his outsider status. Hearings on the extradition of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou continue in Vancouver.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Danielle Keenan has been named director of communications to Diversity, Inclusion, and Youth Minister Bardish Chagger, among other recent hires.
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