Politics Briefing: Canada abstains from UN vote on Palestinian bid to become full member

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Hello, Canada has abstained from a United Nations vote on a Palestinian bid to become a full UN member, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying a two-state solution is not likely soon. Trudeau made his comments during a news conference in Kelowna, B.C., as the vote passed in the 193-member General Assembly with overwhelming support. It was a global survey of support for the Palestinian bid to become a full UN member – a move that would effectively recognize a Palestinian state – after the United States vetoed it in the UN Security Council last month. Trudeau said Canada has...