One of the first U.S. lawmakers to call for an investigation into Russian interference during last year’s presidential election says the problem was even worse than she ever expected. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democratic senator from New Hampshire, was in Nova Scotia this weekend for the Halifax International Security Forum. She spoke with The West Block‘s Vassy Kapelos about the results of recent probes into Russian meddling and how they have been received by the White House.
Talks between the Iraqi government and representatives of its Kurdish population in the north are “going well,” says Canada’s defence minister, but Canada has no plans to take sides in the internal conflict that has flared since the retreat of the so-called Islamic State. The minister and hundreds of other delegates — including at least one from the Kurdistan Regional Government — were gathering in Nova Scotia for the ninth annual Halifax International Security Forum.
NATO’s secretary general says China has a “special responsibility” when it comes to bridging the divide between North Korea and the rest of the international community. In an interview with The West Block‘s Vassy Kapelos, Jens Stoltenberg said he has seen positive signs that the Chinese government is putting its foot down with the so-called hermit kingdom in the wake of repeated ballistic missile tests over the summer and fall.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".