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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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Jury acquits trio charged in Lac-Mégantic rail disaster

A jury in the Canadian city of Sherbrooke acquitted on Friday all the three men charged in one of the worst train disasters in Canadian history that killed 47 people in the city of Lac-Mégantic on July 6, 2013. Former» 

Canadian headlines International Politics Your choices

Trudeau to ramp up NAFTA charm offensive with tour of 3 U.S. cities

As Canadian, American and Mexican diplomats prepare for another tense round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement that will take place in Montreal next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that he plans to make a» 

Canadian headlines International Politics

Canada provides $12.1M in new humanitarian assistance to Yemen

The federal government is providing humanitarian groups working in Yemen with $12.1 million in additional funding to help them respond to the growing humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country. This new funding will be allocated to the World Food Programme» 

Environment Report

2017 was 2nd-warmest across the globe since 1880, NASA says

Last year, was the second warmest since scientists began keeping reliable record in 1880, according to a study by NASA. Earth’s globally averaged surface temperatures in 2017 were 0.90 C warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists» 

Canadian headlines International Politics

GG Julie Payette meets with Ukrainian president and Canadian soldiers

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette concluded her visit to Ukraine with a meeting on Thursday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who thanked Canada for its “firm position of support for our country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence from the very first» 

Canadian headlines Economy International

Toronto becomes only non-U.S. city to make Amazon HQ2 shortlist

Toronto is the only Canadian city still in the running to host Amazon’s multibillion-dollar second headquarters, the e-commerce giant announced Thursday. Toronto is also the only non-U.S. city to make the 20-names-long shortlist where it stands alongside major American metropolises» 

Canadian headlines International Politics

China and Russia lash out at ‘Cold War era’ Vancouver summit on North Korea

Russia and China lashed out at Canada and the United States Wednesday following the publication of the final document from the meeting of nearly 20 foreign ministers that had gathered in Vancouver to show a common front in the face» 

International Interview Politics

New ombudsperson to investigate behaviour of Canadian companies abroad

The Trudeau government is creating an independent watchdog to investigate the conduct of Canadian companies operating abroad, International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced Wednesday. The role of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), a first of its kind in» 

Canadian headlines Economy

Bank of Canada hikes key interest rate to 1.25%

Canadians will have to pay more to borrow money from banks after the country’s central bank raised its key lending rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 per cent on Wednesday despite looming uncertainty over the future of the North» 

Canadian headlines Immigration & Refugees Your choices

Liberals miss deadline to resettle ISIS victims

The federal government missed its target to resettle 1,200 survivors of the ISIS campaign to target religious minorities in northern Iraq because of an extended airport closure in the region, CBC News reported Tuesday. According to figures provided to CBC News from Immigration, Citizenship»