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International, Military, Politics

Russia, China urge restraint as tensions over North Korea increase

North Korea’s neighbours Russia and China are urging restraint as tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise, creating fears that “conflict could break out at any moment.” China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped» 

International, Society

China is the world’s top executioner: Amnesty International

While the number of executions was down around the world in 2016, China imposed the death penalty more often than did all other countries combined, according to Amnesty International. Canada abolished capital punishment for civilians in 1976 and has stepped up» 

Economy, International, Politics

Most Canadians ‘uncomfortable’ with prospect of free trade with China

Almost nine out of 10 Canadians are uncomfortable with the idea of deepening economic ties with China, and two-thirds want the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tie any future trade deal with Beijing to progress in human» 

Health, History, International, Military, Politics, Society

Japan’s sex slaves in WWII. “The Apology”

It is another tragic chapter of WWII.  The Japanese Imperial Army forced tens of thousands of girls and young women from occupied lands to become sex slaves for their soldiers. Strange as it may seem, this horrible tale is not» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

China’s president presses free trade

China’s president made headlines the world over as he pressed the case for free trade in his opening address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Xi Jinping warned “no one will emerge as a winner in a trade» 

International, Politics

Questions raised over temporary fence for Chinese premier’s hotel in Ottawa

The agency in charge of managing federal lands in Ottawa is facing questions over its decision to allow a fence be erected around an Ottawa hotel that hosted a high-ranking Chinese delegation in September. The National Capital Commission approved a» 

International, Politics

Canada’s spy agency warns of Russian and Chinese snooping

While Canada grapples with the threat of home-grown jihadists, Russia and China are actively working to steal the country’s most prized secrets, Canada’s spy agency warns an internal memo obtained by The Canadian Press The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the» 

Health, International, Science and Technology

Extremely deadly opioid willingly exported by Chinese companies

There has been a rash of deaths across Canada and thousands worldwide as the extremely powerful synthetic opioid, fentanyl, has made its way into street drugs. Fentanyl can be up to 50 times stronger than heroin. Recently an even deadlier» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology

The Arctic Council at 20

The Arctic Council is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. The international forum has Canadian roots and was established on September 19, 1996 when the world’s circumpolar nations signed the Ottawa Declaration, outlining the new forum’s focus: sustainable development and environmental protection. To mark the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Diverse Canada a great place to be a writer: award nominee

Madeleine Thien is one of two Canadian authors short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes and on the short list for Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, is an»