Bulgarian Tycoon Hires U.S. Lobbyist After Family Targeted in Probes Tied To Political Infighting

Bulgaria’s Plamen Bobokov has hired a U.S.lobby firm as his home country's prosecutors investigate him on charges some say are politically motivated.

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Canada will support independent investigation into what caused the Beirut explosion, MP says.

'Canada also supports an independent investigation to understand what happened and how we can ensure a tragedy like this never happens again,' Karina Gould tweeted on Sunday.

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