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Levon Sevunts
Levon Sevunts
Born and raised in Armenia, Levon started his journalistic career in 1990, covering wars and civil strife in the Caucasus and Central Asia. In 1992, after the government in Armenia shut down the TV program he was working for, Levon immigrated to Canada. He learned English and eventually went back to journalism, working first in print and then in broadcasting. Levon’s journalistic assignments have taken him from the High Arctic to Sahara and the killing fields of Darfur, from the streets of Montreal to the snow-capped mountaintops of Hindu Kush in Afghanistan. He says, “But best of all, I’ve been privileged to tell the stories of hundreds of people who’ve generously opened up their homes, refugee tents and their hearts to me.” Read Levon Sevunts's articles

Canadian headlines Education Indigenous

Federal government invests over $35M to preserve Indigenous languages in northern Canada

The federal government is pledging to invest $35.4 million to support and preserve Indigenous language services in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) in Canada’s north. The federal government has allocated $19.6 million for the N.W.T. and $15.8 million for Nunavut. The» 

Canadian headlines International Your choices

Trudeau ‘appalled and angered’ by deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “appalled and angered” by the vicious attack on a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in central Egypt that killed 28 people and wounded 24 earlier today. Eyewitnesses said masked men» 

International Politics Report Your choices

Trudeau-Macron bromance offers ‘new face of Franco-Canadian friendship’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the G7 leaders’ summit in Italy today to get to know each other and discuss a host of urgent issues from countering radicalisation to» 

Environment Interview Science and Technology

Federal government takes first step in protecting ‘really neat’ underwater ecosystems

The federal government has taken the first step in its plan to create one of Canada’s largest Marine Protected Areas in the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)» 

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Trudeau discusses Russian sanctions with Ukrainian president

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to coordinate Ottawa’s and Kyiv’s positions on Russia as well as strengthen bilateral ties, the Prime Minister’s Office announced. “The leaders discussed the importance of maintaining unity on sanctions» 

Canadian headlines Society Your choices

Prince Charles and Camilla to visit Canada for 150th anniversary of Confederation

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be travelling to Canada at the end of June to take part in celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced today. Prince Charles and his wife» 

International Politics Report Your choices

Canada’s terrorism threat level remains unchanged

Canadian officials have no plans to raise the country’s terrorism threat level in the wake of a deadly suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured 59 others at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande at» 

Canadian headlines International Military Your choices

Canada takes part in massive Arctic air force drill in northern Scandinavia

The Royal Canadian Air Force has dispatched a C-130T aerial refueling tanker from Winnipeg to take part in a massive air force exercise in Northern Europe. The Arctic Challenge Exercise 2017 (ACE 17) organised by the Air Forces of Finland,» 

Canadian headlines International Politics

‘Devastated’ Trudeau expresses Canada’s condolences to UK

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other Canadian officials are expressing their sorrow and shock following a terrorist bombing that killed 22 people, including an eight-year-old girl in the northern English city of Manchester Monday night. Fifty-nine people, including 12 children under» 

Canadian headlines History Society

Rick Hansen donates Man In Motion glove to Canadian Museum of History

Exactly 30 years after he completed his 26-month 40,000-kilometre journey across the globe to raise awareness and change public perceptions of people with disabilities, Canadian Paralympic athlete and disability advocate Rick Hansen is donating a memento of his Man In»