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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

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Liberals table legislation to ratify Trans-Pacific free trade deal

The Liberal government introduced legislation Thursday to ratify a free trade deal with 10 other Pacific nations that it claims would see Canada get preferential access to some of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region. The» 

Canadian headlines International Politics Your choices

Iran regrets Canadian vote against restoring diplomatic relations, foreign minister

Iran regrets the decision by Canada’s House of Commons to freeze the process of restoring diplomatic ties between the two countries, Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif said Thursday. “Unfortunately, in Canada there are big misconceptions about Iran that» 

Canadian headlines Economy International Politics

Canada confident Italy will eventually ratify CETA, Freeland

Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland said Thursday she is confident Italy will eventually ratify a sweeping free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union despite opposition to the deal by the new government in Rome. She was responding to reports» 

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UAE-led force launches assault on lifeline Yemen port

An alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen’s main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the war, despite warnings that the operation to capture Hodeida from Iran-backed Houthi risks worsening the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.» 

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House of Commons votes against restoring ties with Iran

The Trudeau government’s surprising decision Tuesday to back a Conservative motion in the House of Commons denouncing Iran puts an end to the Liberals’ quest of normalizing relations with Tehran in the foreseeable future, experts say. In a reversal of» 

International Interview Politics

Canada names former ‘dragon’ to champion women entrepreneurs

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau named Tuesday a well-known Quebec entrepreneur and media personality Daniele Henkel as Canada’s representative to a World Bank group that works to promote women entrepreneurship in developing countries. The Morocco-born self-made millionaire and the former» 

Canadian headlines International Politics

Trudeau supports Trump on North Korea, but won’t respond to barbs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he fully supports Donald Trump’s efforts to get North Korea to relinquish its nuclear arsenal, but he won’t respond to the U.S. president’s latest barbs directed at Canada. “Obviously we support the continuing efforts by» 

International Politics Report

Canada’s opposition parties rally around Trudeau in dispute with Trump

In a rare show of solidarity with the Liberal government opposition parties in the House of Commons rallied around Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday in the face of a barrage of personal insults levelled at him by U.S. President» 

Canadian headlines Society

Canadian Transportation Agency launches consultations for air passenger bill of rights

The Canadian Transportation Agency says it wants to hear directly from the public about how to improve regulations protecting the rights of air passengers, including how best to deal with tarmac delays, bumped seats and lost luggage. Under new provisions» 

Canadian headlines Society

Starbucks closes all Canadian stores for an afternoon sensitivity training

Canadian fans of Starbucks coffee looking for their afternoon doze of caffeine infusion on Monday will have to find another fix as every location will be shut down for anti-bias training. Nearly 1,100 Starbucks locations across Canada will be closed»