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The prime minister's official residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa is drafty and leaky, and just about every part of it needs to be repaired. Margaret Trudeau, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mother, calls it "the crown jewel of the federal penitentiary system." National Capital Commission/Flickr hide caption

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Canada's Official Residence, No Longer Fit For A Prime Minister

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Justin Trudeau won in a landslide as Canada's prime minister in October. But critics say he is more flashy than substantive. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Justin Trudeau, The 'Shiny Pony' Who Became Canada's Prime Minister

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Canada On Track To Resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees

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An Iran Air Boeing 747 passenger plane on the tarmac of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran in 2013. Iran bought most of its planes from Boeing before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The country now has one of the oldest airline fleets in the world. With sanctions lifted, Boeing can once again sell planes to Iran, but the country recently announced a major deal with Airbus. BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Boeing Can Sell Planes To Iran, But Does Iran Want Them?

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With Sanctions Eased, What Kind Of Trade Can Companies Do With Iran?

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Iran's 'Implementation Day' Spells Opportunity For International Businesses

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Human Rights Groups Criticize Use Of Cluster Bombs In Yemen Conflict

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Family members of Shafqat Hussain, who was convicted and hanged in Pakistan in August for killing a boy in 2004, waited to receive his body outside the central jail in Karachi. Pakistan executed more than 300 people last year. Fareed Khan/AP hide caption

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Fewer Countries Are Relying On Death Penalty, But They're Executing More

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Private Sponsorship Programs Help Syrian Refugees Settle In Canada

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed Syrian refugees arriving from Beirut at the Toronto airport last week. Mark Blinch/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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As Syrian Refugees Reach Canada, Many Are Pitching In

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Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees With Open Arms

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Cars drive past a banner of Saudi Arabia's King Salman that reads, "Salman, we hear and obey," near Mecca on Sept. 17. A drop in oil revenue is forcing Saudi Arabia to consider cuts to social programs. The Saudis have declined to cut production, a move that would likely drive up prices, but could also cost the country its current share of the world oil market. Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP hide caption

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As Saudi Arabia Battles Its Oil Rivals, Prices Are Expected To Stay Low

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Scotch Whiskey Gets A Run For Its Money From Global Distillers

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