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05.05.2020 - 20:57 [ Sydney Morning Herald ]

Australian intelligence knocks back US government’s Wuhan lab virus claim

Senior members of the Australian intelligence community told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age a research document shared in political circles under the Five Eyes intelligence arrangement was mostly based on news reports and contained no material from intelligence gathering.

05.05.2020 - 20:38 [ BBC ]

Coronavirus: US allies tread lightly around Trump lab claims

(today)

UK officials believe it is not possible to be absolutely sure about the origins but point to scientific opinion suggesting the most likely scenario is …

05.05.2020 - 20:30 [ theGuardian.com ]

Five Eyes network contradicts theory Covid-19 leaked from lab

(04.05.2020)

There is no current evidence to suggest that coronavirus leaked from a Chinese research laboratory, intelligence sources have told the Guardian, contradicting recent White House claims that there is growing proof this is how the pandemic began.

The sources also insisted that a “15-page dossier” highlighted by the Australian Daily Telegraph which accused China of a deadly cover up was not culled from intelligence from the Five Eyes network, an alliance between the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

05.05.2020 - 13:29 [ CNN ]

Intel shared among US allies indicates virus outbreak more likely came from market, not a Chinese lab

The third source said it is also possible the US is not sharing all of its intelligence. While the overwhelming majority is shared among the Five Eyes members, there are pockets of information that each country keeps to itself.

05.05.2020 - 13:22 [ Foreignpolicy.com ]

Key U.S. Allies Skeptical of Trump’s Coronavirus Lab Leak Claims

Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada have pointedly not backed up America’s apparent surety that the novel coronavirus was either deliberately or accidentally leaked from a Chinese lab. All three countries are members of the Five Eyes, the postwar espionage pact designed to share intelligence between like-minded governments, along with New Zealand.

03.05.2020 - 12:05 [ Radio Utopie ]

Geheimdienst-Dossier: Coronaviren in Labor „genetisch modifiziert“, Zusammenarbeit von China und Australien

Bezüglich des Ursprungs von SARS 2 (Coronavirus) zitierte gestern der australische „Daily Telegraph“ aus einem Dossier des Geheimdienstverbunds „Five Eyes“‚ (Geheimdienste aus den Vereinigten Staaten, Großbritannien, Kanada, Australien und Neuseeland).

Radio Utopie veröffentlicht nun eine Übersetzung des Artikels

03.05.2020 - 12:04 [ DailyTelegraph.com.au ]

Coronavirus NSW: Dossier lays out case against China bat virus program

It can also be revealed the Australian government trained and funded a team of Chinese scientists who belong to a laboratory which went on to genetically modify deadly coronaviruses that could be transmitted from bats to humans and had no cure, and is now the subject of a probe into the origins of COVID-19.

As intelligence agencies investigate whether the virus inadvertently leaked from a Wuhan laboratory, the team and its research led by scientist Shi Zhengli feature in the dossier prepared by Western governments that points to several studies they conducted as areas of concern.

26.04.2020 - 21:34 [ CBC.ca ]

COVID-19: Health Minister responds to calls for feds to do more to protect long-term care home residents

According to Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, nearly half of the country’s 1,600 COVID-19 deaths are linked to these homes.

21.04.2020 - 17:16 [ City News ]

G20 protester awarded $500 for illegal police search and goggles seizure

In its decision, Ontario’s top court ruled police had no right to search Luke Stewart when he entered a public park. Requiring the search infringed his rights to free expression and to be free from arbitrary detention, the court found.

20.04.2020 - 17:34 [ CBC.ca ]

RCMP officer among 17 confirmed dead in Nova Scotia killing spree

RCMP say 17 people are dead, including one of their officers, after a man who at one point wore a police uniform and drove a mock-up cruiser went on a rampage across northern Nova Scotia in one of the deadliest killing sprees in Canadian history.

04.04.2020 - 13:57 [ theNational.ae ]

Coronavirus: face masks bound for Canada and Germany diverted to US

The delivery from mask manufacturer 3M was shipped from China and reloaded in Bangkok before it was to be transported to Germany by air freight. However, in Bangkok, the shipment was suddenly „redirected“ to the US, Berlin police confirmed.

07.03.2020 - 16:12 [ Gregory Galligan, Executive Coordinator for #Syria / Twitter ]

At this week’s International Conference on #Idlib, I had the honour to meet @RaedAlSaleh3 Head of @SyriaCivilDef . I conveyed Canada’s appreciation for all the #WhiteHelmets have done to help Syrians in need. Canada too, stands with the WhiteHelmets.

05.03.2020 - 17:04 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Europäische Inlandsgeheimdienste sind weltweit vernetzt

Das Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz arbeitet im „Berner Club“ mit den Auslandsgeheimdiensten Mossad und CIA zusammen. Mit weiteren Behörden tauscht der deutsche Inlandsgeheimdienst Informationen zu „nicht-islamistischem Terrorismus“ sowie „Rechts- und Linksextremismus“. Wegen des „Staatswohls“ hielt die Bundesregierung diese Details bislang geheim.

27.02.2020 - 15:18 [ Hurriyet ]

Turkish navy’s star frigate joins NATO drill

The Dynamic Manta 2020 drill – an annual advanced anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare exercise – kicked off on Feb. 24 off Italy’s Sicily Island and will continue through March 6.

26.02.2020 - 21:16 [ Time.com ]

Belgium Extends Euthanasia Law to Kids

(13.02.2014)

She has come across children as young as eight who have articulated an understanding of their situation, but doctors expect the most likely cases would involve adolescents.

While assisted suicide is permitted under certain conditions in Switzerland, Germany and parts of the United States, only Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands allow doctors to take steps to actively end a patient’s life, usually by administering an overdose of sedatives. In Luxembourg, that patient must be over 18, while in The Netherlands children can request euthanasia from the age of 12.

26.02.2020 - 21:05 [ BMJ.com ]

Medical Assistance in Dying at a paediatric hospital

(21.09.2018)

While MAID is currently available to capable patients in Canada who are 18 years or older—a small but important subsection of the population our hospital serves—we write our policy with an eye to the near future when capable young people may gain access to MAID. We propose that an opportunity exists for MAID-providing institutions to reduce social stigma surrounding this practice, but not without potentially serious consequences for practitioners and institutions themselves. Thus, this paper is intended as a road map through the still-emerging legal and ethical landscape of paediatric MAID.

26.02.2020 - 20:53 [ ChristianPost.com ]

Canadian Hospital Unveils Assisted Suicide Plans for Kids, Parents Won’t Know Until Child Is Dead

(13.10.2018)

„Usually, the family is intimately involved in this (end-of-life) decision-making process. If, however, a capable patient explicitly indicates that they do not want their family members involved in their decision-making, although health care providers may encourage the patient to reconsider and involve their family, ultimately the wishes of capable patients with respect to confidentiality must be respected,“ said pediatric doctors at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, administrators and ethicists in a Sept. 21 paper published in the British Medical Journal’s J Medical Ethics.

19.02.2020 - 21:59 [ Trend.az ]

Canada passenger rail company lays off 1,000 staff as blockades bite

The protesters say they back the Wet’suwet’en indigenous people of British Columbia in their campaign against the C$6.6 billion ($4.98 billion) Coastal GasLink project. Some aboriginal bands claim the right to veto projects on their territory, a stance rejected by a Canadian court earlier this month.

“Reconciliation doesn’t mean allowing a couple of people to shut down the national economy,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told reporters.

14.02.2020 - 02:58 [ The Abbotsford News ]

VIDEO: B.C. officials to meet Wet’suwet’en chiefs over gas pipeline protest

B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser has agreed to a meeting with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to resolve an impasse that has seen roadblocks on the route of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline spread to the nearby CN Rail tracks in northwestern B.C.

A letter from Premier John Horgan to a Wet’suwet’en chief confirms acceptance of a meeting, to be joined by a federal representative and a member of the neighbouring Gitxsan community.

14.02.2020 - 02:48 [ CityNews ]

‚This is war‘: Anti-pipeline protesters occupy David Eby Vancouver constituency office

The Vancouver constituency office of B.C.’s Attorney General was taken over Thursday by anti-pipeline protesters and supporters of Wet’suwet’en people opposed to a GasLink pipeline project.

Upwards of 50 people occupied the office and surrounding sidewalk, singing, drumming, giving speeches and milling about the room. Attorney General David Eby was in Victoria at the time of the protest.

03.02.2020 - 05:11 [ Truthout ]

Canada’s Battle Against First Nations Shows Slide Toward Authoritarianism

The Canadian state has always, if only tacitly, understood this relationship between authoritarianism, resource extraction, colonialism and what Karl Marx called “primitive accumulation” — the looting and pillaging of wealth. Like the U.S., Canada has a long, ignominious record of abusing, locking up and betraying promises to Indigenous peoples.

23.01.2020 - 10:24 [ Consortium News ]

Consortium News Sends Libel Notices to Canadian Signals Intelligence Agency and Major Television Network

Consortium News has sent libel notices to the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada’s version of the U.S. National Security Agency, and to a major Canadian television network, Global News, for a report that said Consortium News was “part of a cyber-influence campaign directed by Russia.”

Based on a CSE leak of a secret document, Global News’ website said in a Dec. 10, 2019 article entitled, “‘Canadian eyes only’ intelligence reports say Canadian leaders attacked in cyber campaigns,” that Consortium News led this campaign.

19.01.2020 - 20:23 [ Prof Michel Chossudovsky / Global Research ]

NAFTA 1.0: Was It a “Legal Agreement”. One of Its Signatories Linked to Organized Crime. And What About NAFTA 2.0?

Public opinion has its eyes riveted on USMCA, which is tagged as NAFTA 2.0. It is important at this stage to focus on the murky history of NAFTA 1.0 as well as the transition to NAFTA 2.0.

26.12.2019 - 20:35 [ The Star Canada ]

Indigenous artifacts found in the path of a B.C. natural gas pipeline could be destroyed — and provincial permits allow for it

Mike Ridsdale’s voice shook as he spoke about ancient artifacts that could be destroyed as construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline continues, through the traditional lands of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. “Where our ancestors used to be laying, (they’ll be) shoved to the side and made into a pile of dirt,” Ridsdale said.

15.12.2019 - 02:02 [ France24 ]

Mexico rejects bid in US Congress to impose trade-pact inspectors

Seade, Mexico’s Undersecretary for North America, said he had raised the matter with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and would travel to Washington on Sunday to consult with members of Congress. Under Mexican law, he said, American officials „can in no case have inspection powers“ in Mexico.

22.10.2019 - 23:13 [ Techdirt ]

Canadian Supreme Court To Cops: You Can’t Arrest Someone Just Because You Think Something Illegal Might Happen In The Future

Free speech protections have been given a bit of a boost in Canada. Simultaneously, the leash on the country’s law enforcement has been tightened a little. That’s how these things go. Personal rights and government power are often zero-sum. This case — dealing with the arrest of a counter-protester — ensures Canadian law enforcement can’t just go around arresting people for the „crime“ of not committing any crimes. (via a site that wrote about it but somehow found it impossible to include a link to the freely-available ruling, so here’s a link to the Supreme Court’s site)

04.10.2019 - 17:41 [ Middle East Monitor ]

Image of destroyed Canada military vehicle used by Saudi reignites debate on arms deals

According to Global Affairs Canada statistics, Saudi Arabia was the largest non-US export destination for Canada’s defence industry in 2018, receiving approximately $1.2 billion in Canadian military exports.

04.10.2019 - 08:52 [ theGuardian.com ]

Calls for backdoor access to WhatsApp as Five Eyes nations meet

(30.09.2019)

British, American and other intelligence agencies from English-speaking countries have concluded a two-day meeting in London amid calls for spies and police officers to be given special, backdoor access to WhatsApp and other encrypted communications.

The meeting of the “Five Eyes” nations – the UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – was hosted by new home secretary, Priti Patel, in an effort to coordinate efforts to combat terrorism and child abuse.

24.09.2019 - 04:10 [ teleSUR ]

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Called ‚Warmonger,‘ Town Hall Cut Short

“If you’re for democracy, why do you condone the sale of weapons of mass destruction to Saudi Arabia,” said one unidentified man. “Why are you waging economic war against the people of Venezuela who have done no harm to Canada? Why are you a warmonger?” the protestors chanted.

23.08.2019 - 19:43 [ Hong Kong Free Press ]

Trudeau says Canada will push back in China row, urges de-escalation in Hong Kong

“We must recognize that China is a growing power and increasingly assertive towards its place in the international order. But make no mistake: we will always defend Canadians and Canadian interests,” Trudeau said in a speech to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations.

20.08.2019 - 17:59 [ thejc.com ]

UK commanders join Israel’s largest-ever naval exercise

(16.08.2019)

The exercise included ten navies, mainly from Nato. In addition to Israeli missile-boats, there were ships from the United States, Greece and France. Britain’s Royal Navy — along with representatives of Canada, Germany, Italy, Cyprus and Chile — was involved at a headquarters level, with observers and experts taking part in the planning of missions.

18.08.2019 - 12:12 [ Nau.ch ]

Biarritz (F) ist bereit für den G7-Gipfel

Die Regierungschefs der G7-Staaten treffen sich Ende August in der französischen Küstenstadt Biarritz. Es wird gemunkelt, dass am Treffen über Technologie, Handel und den Internationalen Währungsfonds gesprochen wird.

24.07.2019 - 16:14 [ Wikipedia ]

Skouries mine

The majority of the local population has opposed the project, citing tremendous environmental impact, resulting to the complete desecration of tourism and agriculture in the area (those industries make up almost all financial activity in the area). The local population demonstrated over the years, even shutting down national roads, but the construction is still going on.

23.07.2019 - 20:08 [ Radio Utopie ]

Regierung: Wer „Europa“ sagt, hat schon C.E.T.A. gesagt

(01.07.2016)

„Linke“ und „Grüne“, die für „Europa“ schon das Grundgesetz in Frage gestellt haben, werden des „Rechtspopulismus“ verdächtigt, weil sie artig darauf hinweisen, dass erst der Bundestag Ja und Amen zu Entstaatlichungsprogrammen wie C.E.T.A. sagen muss.

Das wir das noch erleben dürfen.

23.07.2019 - 19:55 [ Junge Welt ]

Französisches Parlament stimmt für CETA

Das Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, mit dem Zölle und andere Handelsschranken abgebaut werden sollen, wird seit September 2017 EU-weit in wesentlichen Teilen vorläufig angewendet. Für ein endgültiges Inkrafttreten müssen alle nationalen EU-Parlamente zugestimmt haben.

Äußerst fragwürdig sind die im Abkommen enthaltenen Schiedsgerichte, die Streit zwischen privaten Investoren und Staaten beilegen sollen.

16.06.2019 - 17:31 [ Global News ]

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Anderson wrote that Asian refineries have better supply options than Alberta. Compared with conventional light and medium crude oil from Nigeria and the Middle East, Alberta bitumen is expensive to produce, hard to handle and provides no security of supply advantages, he said.

16.06.2019 - 17:25 [ Reuters ]

Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit

Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of an October election.

13.05.2019 - 08:24 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Pushes Law to Neutralize High Court Oversight and Uphold His Immunity

Likud has gathered a number of expert opinions regarding the legal systems of Canada and England, countries where the parliament can pass laws over the objection of the Supreme Court.

03.05.2019 - 15:47 [ Radio.cz ]

Sicheres 5G-Netz? Experten diskutieren in Prag

„Es wird sehr darauf gedrängt, dass Hardware und Quellcode vor der Einfügung ins Netz getestet werden. So bekommt der jeweilige Staat einen besseren Überblick darüber, was in den Komponenten geschieht und was diese enthalten. Die Tests könnten in sicheren Speziallaboren angefertigt werden, das ist beispielsweise in Deutschland vorgeschlagen worden“, so Malý.

Die Frage der Sicherheit drängt auch hierzulande, denn im November sollen die Frequenzen für das 5G-Netz versteigert werden.

03.05.2019 - 15:40 [ Radio.cz ]

Prague conference seeks to find consensus on approaching 5G cyber threats

“Over the past several years we have seen a big growth in communication technologies and systems. This trend will continue with the fifth generation of networks known as 5G. It will fundamentally transform the way we communicate and live.”

Launching the government’s Prague 5G Security Conference on Thursday, Andrej Babiš emphasised the revolutionary nature of 5G.

03.05.2019 - 11:27 [ Außenministerium der Tschechischen Republik ]

Prague 5G Security Conference

May 2, 2019

9:00 am Start of the Plenary Session
9:15 – 9:45 am Welcome speech by Mr Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
9:45 am – 12:00 pm Welcome speech by Mr Tomáš Petříček, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
9:45 am – 12:00 pm National Perspectives on 5G Security with Q&A

May 3, 2019 1 pm – 2:30 pm Working Group Chairs to Report Findings to the Plenary

03.05.2019 - 11:20 [ Krone.at ]

Konferenz in Prag: Neue US-Warnungen vor 5G-Technologie von Huawei

„Wir sind der Ansicht, dass diese Infrastruktur einen Teil der (nationalen) Souveränität ausmacht“, sagte Steinman.
Der EU-Kommissar für die Sicherheitsunion, Julian King, betonte in einer Videoansprache …

03.05.2019 - 11:09 [ Reuters ]

Global security officials to hammer out united 5G security approach

Officials say they hope to conclude the meeting — attended by representatives from 30 European Union, NATO and countries such as the United States, Germany, Japan and Australia — with an outline of practices that could form a basis for a coordinated approach to shared security and policy measures.

02.05.2019 - 12:51 [ IrishExaminer.com ]

Five Eyes intelligence experts meet amid Huawei 5G controversy

(24.04.2019)

Representatives from the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will meet at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) annual two-day conference, CYBERUK, in Glasgow on Wednesday.

It comes as the Daily Telegraph reported that Huawei will have limited access to build “non-core” infrastructure like antennas despite warnings of potential national security threats.

02.05.2019 - 12:47 [ scmp.com ]

Geopolitics – Huawei ban: Australia becomes increasingly isolated among Five Eyes partners if UK includes Chinese firm in 5G network

(26.04.2019)

The US has urged other Five Eyes members – the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia – to exclude Huawei from the construction of new telecommunications networks, claiming the company could provide covert access for Chinese intelligence collection, making secure data vulnerable.

However, if the reports from the UK prove accurate, Australia would stand alone as the only member of the Five Eyes alliance – aside from the US – with an all-out ban on Chinese telecoms equipment. Australia, for its part, on Thursday reaffirmed the ban.

01.05.2019 - 20:52 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Western ‘five eyes’ spy chiefs plotted to bring down Huawei over fears it is SPYING for Chinese government

(17.12.2018)

The meeting was first reported by The Australian Financial Review after intelligence officials had publicly voiced concerns about Huawei and China’s „cyber espionage capabilities”.

Huawei has denied the accusations, and Western intelligence agencies have not released any evidence to back up the claims.

28.04.2019 - 22:43 [ Yves Engler / Global Research ]

Canada Gets Cozy with Repressive Middle East Monarchies

While Justin Trudeau’s government embraces repressive Middle East monarchies, they want us to believe their campaign to oust Venezuela’s government is motivated by support for democracy and human rights.

13.03.2019 - 22:48 [ CBC ]

First Nation praises creation of new park to buffer Alberta national park

The Alberta government announced on Tuesday the creation of Kitaskino Nuwenene Wildland Park, a 1,600-square-kilometre park that links and expands two previously announced parks buffering Wood Buffalo National Park.

The park comes after three energy companies — Cenovus, Imperial Oil and Teck Resources — returned oil sands leases to the government.

09.02.2019 - 18:32 [ teleSUR ]

Canada: Social Movements Reject „U.S.-Backed Coup In Venezuela“

Social movements and unions in Canada have condemned the government’s decision of backing the illegitimately self-proclaimed „interim president“ Juan Guaido and the U.S.-backed coup attempt against Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro.

28.01.2019 - 16:54 [ Washington Post ]

The divide on Venezuela: Who’s supporting Maduro and who’s following the U.S. lead in recognizing Guaidó

The 35-year-old Maduro rival Guaidó was largely unknown outside Venezuela until the beginning of this year, but he is now backed by the United States, Israel, Canada, and a number of South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina and Peru, as other governments are considering whether to throw their support behind the Venezuelan opposition, as well.

But Maduro isn’t yet as isolated as the United States would like him to be. The government’s key backers, Russia and China, continue to support him.

Here’s an overview over who is on which side, and why.

14.01.2019 - 04:17 [ Oilprice ]

Another Crucial Canadian Pipeline Runs Into Trouble

But at least five Wet’suwet’en chiefs oppose the project. “The goal has always been the same for Canada and indigenous people: it’s to remove us from our land and have access to the resources,” Jennifer Wickham, a member of one of five clans making up the Wet’suwet’en nation, told The Guardian. “That storyline has never changed.”

05.01.2019 - 09:37 [ ORF.at ]

13 Staaten gegen neue Amtszeit Maduros in Venezuela

Unterzeichnet wurde der Aufruf von Argentinien, Brasilien, Kanada, Chile, Kolumbien, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru und Santa Lucia. Sollte Maduro die Präsidentschaft in der kommenden Woche dennoch antreten, werde er von den Regierungen dieser Länder nicht anerkannt, hieß es in der Erklärung.

15.12.2018 - 22:49 [ Trend.az ]

Canadian military to launch 3-satellite system to track vessels

Canada is preparing to launch a group of three satellites to track ships near the nation’s coast and also track vessels in parts of the world where Canada conducts military operations with allied nations, the Department of National Defense (DND) announced in a press release, Trend reports citing Sputnik.

01.12.2018 - 18:59 [ Vice ]

This Is a Dark Day for Press Freedom – Our editorial response to today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling.

(30.11.2018) Lawyers for VICE Canada argued unsuccessfully through three levels of court that the RCMP is fishing for information and is effectively forcing a journalist to be an agent of the state. With this court decision hanging in the balance for years, Makuch has continued to produce fearless and important journalism on sensitive and often dangerous topics. Today’s decision will no doubt have a chilling effect on both sources, who may be reluctant to talk to reporters, and on journalists themselves, who could be less inclined to report on sensitive issues.

27.11.2018 - 03:28 [ Financial Post ]

Terence Corcoran: The Liberal government’s meddling in media independence has just begun

Under the Morneau proposals, the arm of government is directly involved in deciding which journalists or news organizations will receive special treatment, tax breaks, charitable status. Over five years the amount of federal money moving directly into news and journalism will exceed $600 million, which obviously results in government dependence, not independence.

26.11.2018 - 21:33 [ Reuters ]

Canada blindsided by GM Oshawa closure, workers walk out in protest

Ford later added: “We’re disappointed in GM. We supported GM years ago when they were in trouble.”

The Canadian and Ontario governments joined the United States in supporting GM with billions of dollars in aid after the automaker filed for bankruptcy protection during the 2009 global economic downturn.

13.10.2018 - 14:52 [ Haaretz ]

Report: Saudi Arabia Used Israeli Cyberweapons to Target Dissident in Canada

(2.10.201) Agents apparently linked to the Saudi regime used spy technology from Israeli firm NSO Group Technologies to eavesdrop on a Saudi dissident in Canada, according to a report on Monday.

The Citizen Lab research group said it had “high confidence” that NSO’s Pegasus software had been used this summer to eavesdrop on a 27-year-old Saudi exile, Omar Abdulaziz.

01.09.2018 - 16:10 [ ORF.at ]

NAFTA: Keine Einigung zwischen USA und Kanada

Die Gespräche über ein neues Nordamerikanisches Freihandelsabkommen (NAFTA) zwischen den USA und Kanada sind vorerst gescheitert. US-Präsident Donald Trump habe den US-Kongress über die Absicht unterrichtet, anstelle des Abkommens der drei Länder USA, Mexiko und Kanada künftig ein bilaterales Abkommen mit Mexiko zu setzen, teilte der US-Handelsbeauftragte Robert Lighthizer gestern mit.

31.08.2018 - 02:11 [ CBC ]

With project in doubt, Kinder Morgan shareholders vote to sell Trans Mountain pipeline to Ottawa

Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve the sale of the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project to the Canadian government for $4.5 billion.
The vote came just 30 minutes after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the federal government’s approvals to build the massive project, handing a huge victory to Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to it.

31.08.2018 - 02:07 [ CBC ]

Liberals ‚absolutely committed‘ to Trans Mountain after Federal Court of Appeal quashes construction approvals

In a stunning blow, the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project, but the federal government is determined to proceed with the pipeline. Today’s ruling is a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project.

21.08.2018 - 11:09 [ arabnews.com ]

Russia rejects Canada’s ‘authoritative tone’ toward Saudi Arabia

(8.8.18) DUBAI: Russia sided with Saudi Arabia in the ongoing diplomatic rift with Canada on Wednesday, issuing a statement accusing the latter of attempting to “politicize human rights issues.”

The statement said Russia rejected the “authoritative tone” of Canada toward Saudi Arabia, adding that the Kingdom had the full sovereign right to manage its own affairs.

21.08.2018 - 11:03 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚They are the world’s worst oppressor of women‘: Saudi Arabia ramps up bizarre propaganda campaign against Canada that’s included the threat of a 9/11-style attack and allegations of widespread gender inequality

(13.8.2018)
– The dispute began August 6 when a Canadian government-linked account tweeted criticizing Saudi government for imprisoning women’s rights activists
– Two tweets mentioned imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi and his sister Samar
– Saudi Arabia responded with a full-force attack on Canada’s civil rights record
– A Saudi TV station has called Canada ‚the world’s worst oppressor of women‘
– The Middle Eastern country is known for its poor track record on women’s issues
– Saudi pundits have also claimed University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson is being held as a political prisoner by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
– Numerous Saudi social media accounts have been sharing similar smears
– One government-affiliated account tweeted an apparent threat to carry out a 9/11-style attack on Toronto last week

21.08.2018 - 10:12 [ theGuardian.com ]

‘We don’t have a single friend’: Canada’s Saudi spat reveals country is alone

(11.8.2018) Several countries expressed support for Saudi Arabia, including Egypt and Russia. But Canada continued to stand alone, even as state-run media in the kingdom reported the beheading and “crucifixion” of a man convicted of killing a woman and carrying out other crimes.

21.08.2018 - 10:09 [ @Reem_AlHarmi / Twitter ]

Saudi claims @Infographic_ksa that threatened #Canada with 9/11 style attacks, is owned by a private citizen, this is utterly false. The account reportedly owned by Saud Al-Qahtani, Saudi gov’t-owned media, Alekhbariya, Riyadh and AlJazirah newspapers, quoted the account before.

(7.8.2018)

21.08.2018 - 10:00 [ nationalpost.com ]

With echoes of 9/11, pro-government Saudi Twitter account posts image of plane flying towards Toronto skyline

(6.8.2018) The image, shared by the account @infographic_ksa, was accompanied by a message in English that contained the saying “He who interferes with what doesn’t concern him finds what doesn’t please him.” The text “sticking one’s nose where it doesn’t belong!” was also superimposed over the image.

14.08.2018 - 07:17 [ Junge Welt ]

Die Bundesrepublik macht gute Geschäfte mit Saudi-Arabien. Damit das so bleibt, mischt sich Berlin nicht in den Streit zwischen Ottawa und Riad ein

Mehr als die Tatsache, dass Außenamtschef Heiko Maas, offenbar im Versuch, zu vermitteln, mit seiner kanadischen Amtskollegin und dem saudischen Außenminister telefoniert hat, ist aus Berlin nicht zu hören; im Auswärtigen Amt heißt es, das »Verhältnis von Drittstaaten untereinander« kommentiere man »grundsätzlich nicht«.

23.07.2018 - 14:04 [ Syrian Arab News Agency ]

Foreign Ministry: Smuggling hundreds of “White Helmets” by Israel in cooperation with other states discloses their support to terrorism

The source added ”Israel has always lied claiming that it doesn’t have a relation to the war waged on Syria, yet it has smuggled hundreds of members of the “White Helmets” terrorist organization and of the leaders of other armed terrorist organizations in cooperation with the governments of the US, Britain, Jordan , Germany and Canada and this has uncovered the support provided by these states to the terrorist groups in their aggression against the Syrians and in destroying the infrastructure in Syria under false pretexts.

23.07.2018 - 13:55 [ ORF.at ]

Syrien verurteilt Rettung von Weißhelmen durch Israel

Die syrische Regierung hat die jüngste Rettung Hunderter Mitarbeiter der syrischen Zivilorganisation Weißhelme aus dem Bürgerkriegsland durch Israel verurteilt. Die Operation enthülle die terroristische Natur der Organisation, sagte ein Sprecher des syrischen Außenministeriums der staatlichen Nachrichtenagentur SANA. Es handle sich um eine Aggression Israels, aber auch der Beteiligten USA, Deutschland, Großbritannien, Kanada und Jordanien gegenüber dem syrischen Volk.

22.07.2018 - 12:20 [ AFP news agency / Twitter ]

Jordan says it has taken in 800 Syrian White Helmets rescuers and their families from Israel and plans to transfer them to the UK, Canada and Germany

22.07.2018 - 11:20 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Israel rettet syrische Weißhelme

Wie der israelische Armeerundfunk meldete, wurden rund 800 Personen – Mitglieder der Hilfsorganisation und ihre Familien – nach Israel geholt und dann nach Jordanien weitergeleitet. Die dortige Regierung erklärte unmittelbar darauf, die Menschen würden nun nach Deutschland, Kanada und Großbritannien gebracht.

22.07.2018 - 10:48 [ apnews.com ]

US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest

Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the U.S., Britain and Canada are spearheading the evacuation that would transport members of the White Helmets group to transit camps in neighboring countries. From there, they will be sent to third countries, including Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Canada, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.

25.06.2018 - 09:09 [ Toronto Star ]

Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

Vance was greeted by several German officers, who have a large peacekeeping contingent in Mali, which includes a unit of helicopters, some of which Canada will replace in the coming weeks.

The members of the advance team are only the first of what will be a steady stream of troops and equipment to arrive between now and August, including eight helicopters, to help the beleaguered UN mission.

25.06.2018 - 08:49 [ New Zealand Herald ]

China pyramid-scheme probe: Xiao Hua Gong charged in Canada, NZ police freeze nearly $70m

Nearly $70 million in New Zealand bank accounts has been frozen as part of a global investigation into a wealthy Chinese businessman accused of running a massive pyramid scheme from Canada.

Xiao Hua Gong has built a business empire in Toronto including a hotel chain and television channels, as well as attending fundraisers for Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and donating to the governing Liberal Party.

11.06.2018 - 13:41 [ Toronto Star ]

‘Special place in hell’: Trump aides hurl insults at Trudeau in unprecedented U.S. attack on Canadian leader

Navarro delivered the most incendiary comment: “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door.”

Trudeau declined to respond directly, saying on Twitter that what truly “matters” is the accomplishments of the G7.

11.06.2018 - 13:29 [ Richmond News ]

Canadians feeling more connected to Asia Pacific region than a few years ago: poll

But while Canadians seem to be increasingly recognizing the economic importance of large Asian economies like China and India, the poll results also show most respondents want Canada to uphold its own values on the environment, labour standards, democracy and human rights when doing business with Asia.

08.06.2018 - 10:46 [ Rudaw ]

Canada ends training mission with Peshmerga, turns focus to Mosul

Canada had promised the delivery of arms – that included grenade launches, sniper rifles, anti-tank weapons – over two years ago, but the shipment was held up for months by a Baghdad reluctant to sign off on the transfer. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in March that the weapons could go to Iraqi forces or to support a NATO training mission.

31.05.2018 - 19:07 [ Reuters ]

U.S. hits EU, Canada and Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs

U.S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters on a telephone briefing that a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico would go into effect at midnight (0400 GMT on Friday).

30.05.2018 - 14:49 [ Ansa.it ]

G7 to discuss Italy – US official: Italy better off in eurozone says Treasury official

The political situation in Italy and the related turmoil on the financial markets will probably be discussed at this week’s meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bank governors in Whistler in Canada, a senior United States Treasury Department official has said.