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Canada to boost pipeline safety as Northern Gateway ruling nears

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Canada is increasing the liability of pipeline operators for spills and giving regulators more power to enforce safety measures.
U.S. President Barack Obama (left), Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shake hands at the end of a news conference after the seventh trilateral North American Leaders Summit Meeting in Toluca, Mexico, Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama pressed by neighbors on sensitive issues

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to press ahead with stalled efforts to expand trade agreements for the Americas into Asia, but made no promises to frustrated Canadian leaders about his long-anticipated decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Canadian PM sees Keystone approval, with or without Obama

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Canadia Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been openly critical of President Obama for repeatedly “punting” on Keystone and interfering with a long-standing and mutually beneficial energy relationship. If Barack Obama doesn’t approve the pipeline, he says, another president will.
Ranger Joe Amarualik, from Iqaluit, Nunavut, drives his snowmobile on the ice during a Canadian Ranger sovereignty patrol near Eureka, on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut in 2007. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

Canada plans claim to resource-rich Arctic, including North Pole

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Canada plans to make a claim to the North Pole in an effort to assert its sovereignty in the resource-rich Arctic, the country’s foreign affairs minister said Monday.
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Canada at crossroads in bid to become energy superpower

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Canada’s bid to become what Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls an energy “superpower” is at risk as approval delays for new pipelines threaten an industry already hurt by high costs and rival production.
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Canada PM won’t accept US rejection of Keystone pipeline

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Canada’s prime minister said Thursday he “won’t take no for an answer” if the Obama administration rejects the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Crewmen work a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Canada touts carbon pollution cuts as Keystone XL pressure builds

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Pressure is building on Canada to find ways to lower its climate pollution in a bid to smooth the way for the Obama administration approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
Burnt out tanker cars and the smouldering remains of businesses in downtown of Lac Megantic, Quebec is seen Sunday, July 7, 2013. A runaway train Saturday derailed, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed the downtown district. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

40 still missing in deadly Canada oil train crash

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A Quebec town devastated when a runaway oil tanker train ignited explosions and fires braced Monday for what authorities assured would be a rising death toll as fire crews tried to reach the hardest hit areas more than two days after the disaster. Five were dead and about 40 people remained missing.
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Canada prime minister warns against Keystone XL rejection

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Canada’s prime minister says a controversial oil pipeline from his country to the U.S. Gulf Coast “absolutely needs to go ahead” and warns that the oil will be transported through one way or the other.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has allowed Chinese companies to take stakes in energy companies recently. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Patrick Doyle)

Harper seeks to build Keystone XL support on U.S. visit

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking to counter opposition to TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL pipeline, a project crucial for boosting Canada’s economy and Harper’s plans to make the country an energy superpower to rival Saudi Arabia.