Embattled Trudeau launches federal election campaigning in Canada Sep 12, 2019 0 1523 12345 Ottawa: Justin Trudeau on Wednesday officially kicks off what is set to be a grueling campaign for a second term as he takes on surging rivals in Canada’s October 21 national elections.Elected in 2015, Trudeau and the Liberal Party will be battling to hold onto a majority in parliament against untested rivals Andrew Scheer of the Conservatives and New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh, as well as the strengthening Greens led by Elizabeth May.Voters will choose all 338 members of the House of Commons, with the latest poll on Tuesday showing the Liberals reclaiming a slight lead over the Tories. Accusations of Trudeau meddling in a criminal prosecution sent the Liberals’ popularity tumbling at the start of the year. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Climate change activists on trial in Paris for stealing Macron portraits Sep 12, 2019 0 382 Brexit in chaos after court rules PM’s suspension of parliament was unlawful Sep 12, 2019 0 275 Poland suspends parliament’s session until just after election on October 13 Sep 12, 2019 0 239 Greece to sell 30% Athens airport stake AFP Athens Greece will seek a buyer for a 30-percent stake in Athens International Airport, the finance minister said on Wednesday, amid a privatisation push by the country’s new conservative government. “We will .. Britain intercepts 21 migrants in English Channel London: British authorities on Wednesday intercepted two small boats in the English Channel carrying 21 migrants, one of whom required hospital treatment, the latest in a spate of attempted crossings. The operation .. UK to let foreign students stay two years after graduation post-Brexit London: Britain’s government on Wednesday announced new post-Brexit immigration plans that will allow international students to work in the country for two years after graduating. Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom .. US backs proposed $6.5 bn sale of 32 F-35 Lockheed jets to Poland REUTERS WASHINGTON The US State Department said on Wednesday it had approved a proposed sale of 32 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets worth $6.5 billion to Poland. In April, the Pentagon told Congress it was .. German Chancellor Merkel still sees ‘every chance’ of orderly Brexit BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Britain could still leave the European Union with a deal but if that proved not to be the case then Berlin was prepared for a disorderly Brexit. “We still have .. Climate activists hope to bring US capital to standstill on Sept 23 WASHINGTON: Environmental groups, including Extinction Rebellion, said on Wednesday they plan to shut down traffic in Washington, DC, on September 23 and bring daily life to a standstill to demand action by US .. Portugal condemns ‘dictatorship museum’ proposal LISBON: Portugal’s parliament voted on Wednesday to condemn a plan by the hometown of the late dictator Antonio Oliveira Salazar to open a museum dedicated to his New State regime after complaints from former political .. Trump looking at five ‘highly qualified’ people to replace security adviser Bolton REUTERS WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering five “very highly qualified” people to replace John Bolton as his national security adviser. Speaking to reporters at the White House, ..