Pakistan says suicide bomber kills 4 troops in northwest

A police officer stands guard along the route of a Shiite Muslim Muharram procession, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad) A police officer stands guard along the route of a Shiite Muslim Muharram procession, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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Freeland peppered with affordability questions, as MPs set to swiftly pass GST boost

Appearing before the House of Commons Finance Committee on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland defended the government's response to Canadians' affordability concerns as 'focused' and fiscally responsible. With the passage of the GST rebate-boosting bill through the House all but a foregone conclusion, Freeland was peppered with questions from opposition MPs on a range of topics, including inflation.

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