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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.

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.

18.05.2018 - 03:55 [ Venezuelanalysis ]

Canada Bans Venezuelan Expats from Casting Ballots

„They denounce that there is a dictatorship in Venezuela, but who is denying the right to vote? Only dictatorship countries do not allow citizens to exercise their right to vote, so I ask if Venezuela –according to some world nations – is a dictatorship, how is it that today Canada intends to curtail Venezuelans‘ right to vote?

17.05.2018 - 19:23 [ Global News.ca ]

EXCLUSIVE: Canada’s plan for managing the return of ISIS fighters revealed in documents

(14.May) Calling terrorism “complex and resource intensive,” the documents caution that “there may not be sufficient evidence for charges” and say the fallback is to “mitigate the threat through efforts outside the criminal justice system.”(…)
The RCMP also “may use undercover officers to engage with the HRT [High Risk Traveler] to collect evidence, or monitor them during their flight home.”(…)

22.04.2018 - 15:50 [ Regierung Kanada ]

Canada and Japan sign Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement to strengthen military cooperation

This agreement will strengthen cooperation between the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and will allow both countries to make efficient use of each other’s military equipment during operations and exercises in Canada, Japan and other locations.