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Canada to hold emergency hearings on N.Korea missile threat

Canada to hold emergency hearings on N.Korea missile threat

August 23, 2017

OTTAWA, Aug 23 —  A Canadian parliamentary committee will hold emergency hearings on the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, an official said today. A date for the hearing has not yet been set, but is expected by mid-September, Liberal committee member Mark Gerretsen’s office said. It will hear from government officials and experts on Canada's ability to defend itself against an attack by North Korea, and whether Canada should join the US ballistic... Read more

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Palestinian schoolgirls make their way to their school on the first day of a new school year, at a United Nations-run school in Deir al-Balah refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip August 23, 2017.  — Reuters pic

Palestinian schoolgirls make their way to their school on the first day of a new school year, at a United Nations-run school in Deir al-Balah refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic