PRESS DIGEST-Canada-May 29

Wed May 29, 2013 6:03am EDT
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May 29 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* The Harper government is telling its European allies that arming rebels in Syria is a mistake, warning that the step will lead to "more death and more destruction."

The European Union's decision to end an embargo on sending arms to Syria has underlined that the Western world is divided over how to deal with the country's violence. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird insisted the differences won't strain ties with some of Canada's closest NATO allies, even as the United States expressed support for the EU's position. ()

* Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is not answering questions about why two members of his staff talked to police about a video he has insisted does not exist. Ford, at City Hall on Tuesday for a day-long meeting of his executive, tried to turn the page on allegations he was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine, but failed to deflect a constant barrage of questions about how much he and his staff knew about the alleged video. ()

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