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Please don't forget Palestine...

Just a reminder amid all the news of war and human suffering around the world, that Palestine is in turmoil. Their land has been stolen from them, they barely have food and water, aid is not reaching them, and without our voice, this unjust humanitarian crisis will continue to harm many innocent people. A_R


Aid door to Lebanon closed: UN agencies
United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Tuesday they were still largely blocked from bringing relief supplies into Lebanon and from getting injured and chronically sick people to hospitals.
The agencies spoke just before Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said his government would allow aid airlifts through its air and sea blockade to its northern neighbor.
But the first reaction was that the Israeli move did little to solve the immediate humanitarian crisis.
"It is enormously frustrating to be right on the back doorstep of Lebanon and ready to move in with hundreds of tonnes of aid, but the door remains closed," spokeswoman Jennifer Pagonis of the refugee agency UNHCR told a news briefing.

Israel troops 'ignored' UN plea
UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon contacted Israeli troops 10 times before an Israeli bomb killed four of them, an initial UN report says.

Rwanda: Canadian Ambassador Leaves
The Canadian Ambassador to Rwanda, Jim Wall is set to leave after serving for three and a half years. Speaking to The New Times Tuesday 25 at Village Urugwiro after bidding...

Australian senator suggests equal vote for N.B.
The president of the Australian Senate says smaller Canadian provinces like New Brunswick could benefit from an elected Senate.
But Paul Calvert said that would be more likely to happen if all provinces had equal representation in the Senate.
Calvert is visiting Fredericton as a guest of the speaker of Canada's Senate, Noel Kinsella of New Brunswick.

Congressional hearing on border security slated for Selfridge

At issue is securing 4,000-mile Canadian border.

Clinton talks border relations

Former U.S. president will discuss Canadian-American solutions at the Metro Centre

License Plate Tracking for All

Jealous lovers may soon have an alternative to sniffing for perfume to catch a cheating mate: Just follow their license plate.
In recent years, police around the country have started to use powerful infrared cameras to read plates and catch carjackers and ticket scofflaws. But the technology will soon migrate into the private sector, and morph into a tool for tracking individual motorists' movements, says former policeman Andy Bucholz, who's on the board of Virginia-based G2 Tactics, a manufacturer of the technology.

Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports Denies Press Reports of Discussions With Canadian Lumber Industry
The Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports categorically denies that it, or its members, have or will engage in any discussions with representatives of the Canadian lumber industry concerning modifications to the recently initialed settlement agreement between the governments of the United States and Canada.

A list of newspaper articles from WhatReallyHappened.

Canadian Agriculture Worries About Opportunities Lost
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is deeply disappointed with the suspension of World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations. “Every Canadian farmer or rancher who depends on international trade has been dealt a serious setback,” said CCA President Hugh Lynch-Staunton, “And the export-dependent sectors account for nearly ninety percent of Canadian agriculture.”

New Pipeline to Connect Canadian Supplies to Growing U.S. Northeast Markets, Increase Access to Storage; Open Season Scheduled July 28 to Aug. 31
An interstate natural gas pipeline to connect Canadian natural gas supplies to energy-hungry U.S. Northeast markets and regional storage is being proposed by Alliance Pipeline, Duke Energy Gas Transmission (DEGT) and NJR Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NJR).

AMD to acquire Canadian firm ATI for 5.4 billion dollars
US microprocessor giant AMD will acquire Canadian technology company ATI in a deal valued at approximately 5.4 billion dollars, the companies said in a joint statement

Arrested Bush dissenters eye courts
When school was canceled to accommodate a campaign visit by
President Bush' , the two 55-year-old teachers reckoned the time was ripe to voice their simmering discontent with the administration's policies.
Christine Nelson showed up at the Cedar Rapids rally with a Kerry-Edwards button pinned on her T-shirt; Alice McCabe clutched a small, paper sign stating "No More War." What could be more American, they thought, than mixing a little dissent with the bunting and buzz of a get-out-the-vote rally headlined by the president?
Their reward: a pair of handcuffs and a strip search at the county jail.

Kenya: State Wants Duty-Free Shops Case Deferred
Mr Ali seeks compensation from the Kenyan government and top officials of former ruling party Kanu for allegedly depriving him of his duty free shops in Nairobi and Mombasa. The case has been raging for the last six years at the Hague.
The letter is signed by Solicitor-General Wanjuki Muchemi on behalf of the Government, and Mr Paul Muite, who is representing Mr Ali, a Canadian national.

Werikhe woos Canadian investors into housing sector

HOUSING State Minister Michael Werikhe, has said he has secured a number of Canadian firms that are willing to invest in the housing sector in Uganda.
Werikhe told Daily Monitor on July 12, that he has been on a three-week tour of Canada looking for investors in housing and other sectors.

Newmont sells Alberta oilsands stake to South Korea
Newmont Mining Corp. sold its Alberta oilsands property to Korea National Oil Corp. for 310 million Canadian dollars (272 million US), a company spokeswoman told AFP.

New pipeline to connect Canadian supplies to growing U.S. Northeast markets
An interstate natural gas pipeline to connect Canadian natural gas supplies to energy-hungry U.S. Northeast markets and regional storage is being proposed by Alliance Pipeline, Duke Energy Gas Transmission (DEGT) and NJR Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NJR).