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The 2015 World Cup Should Start a Revolution in U.S. Soccer

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Because of the U.S.’s performance in 1999, countries like Germany, France, Japan, and England began to invest in the women’s game and begin to compete – and at times surpass – the U.S. The game as a whole was made stronger by the U.S. in 1999.

How Canada's Emissions Cuts Could Spur Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

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TransCanada Corp. has written to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arguing that new Canadian rules on emissions should persuade him to approve the construction of the much-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Keystone XL is strongly opposed by environmentalists both in the United States and Canada, and President Obama says he won’t approve the project until he’s convinced it won’t seriously contribute to climate change. 

Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy Missing 'Soft Power' Opportunities, Academics Say

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Of all the Canadiana on display near his desk, few stir in Prof. Tomasz Soroka the same kind of animated pride that the Governor General's medallion does.

Last year, Gov. Gen. David Johnston, on an official visit to Krakow, presented the medallion himself to the Polish Association of Canadian Studies (in which Soroka is secretary and a very active member), for its "outstanding contribution to the Canada-Poland bilateral relationship."

G7 Leaders Discuss Security, Social, Economic Policies

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From June 7-8, the G7 summit took place in Krün, Germany. Host Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, was joined by leaders from the U.S., U.K., France, Canada, Japan and Italy, all of whom comprise the G7 nations. 

Myanmar a Testing Ground for Democracy and Diplomacy

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Hands clasped and eyes squeezed shut, the students stand in two lines near the back of a spacious monastery classroom. Several suppress a smile as they wait for an “electric pulse” to make its way down each line, passed from one person to the next with a quick squeeze of the hand. When it reaches a young woman at the end of one row, she races to grab a water bottle from the seat of a plastic chair nearby.

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