PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Jan 9

Wed Jan 9, 2013 6:38am EST
 
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Jan 9 (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 GLOBE AND MAIL

* Hope that Friday's face-to-face discussions between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders will end protests and disruptions across Canada is fast disintegrating.

Idle No More organizers will hold their own Friday meeting for chiefs that were not invited to the talks with Harper. ()

* Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ruled out any military intervention in Mali and said the country will work diplomatically with western allies and African countries to seek a solution.

His comments came after a closed-door meeting with President Thomas Boni Yayi of Benin, current head of the African Union, who said that the insurgency in Mali poses a terrorist threat to the whole world. ()

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