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International, Politics

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» 

International, Politics

Russia warns Canada over ‘blatantly unfriendly’ Magnitsky Act

The Kremlin fired a diplomatic shot across Ottawa’s bow Thursday, warning that the adoption of a Canadian version of a U.S. law that imposes financial sanctions and travel bans on high-ranking Russian officials will cause serious damage in relations between» 

International, Politics

Canada concerned about human rights in Crimea

Canada is seriously concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in the Crimean peninsula under Moscow’s rule, said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in a statement commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the forced deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities» 

History, Indigenous

Canadian researchers count on Siberian reindeer herders to solve archaeological mystery

Two Canadian archaeologists are on their way to a remote part of the Russian Arctic hoping that the traditional knowledge of Nenets reindeer herders might be able to help them solve an archaeological mystery that could have far reaching implications» 

Animals, Economy, Education, Environment, Indigenous, International, Science and Technology, Society

Better climate adaptation strategies needed across the Arctic

Climate change continues to transform the Arctic at an unprecedented rate but adaptation strategies continue to lag behind, says a series of new international reports released on Tuesday. The Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) issued the reports as» 

International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology

Russian military aircraft to fly over Canada “observing”

A Russian military jet is to stop at Canada’s major military air base in Trenton Ontario this week. It will then conduct a surveillance flight over Canada this weekend. It’s an annual event as various NATO countries and Russia allow» 

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, Politics

‘Assad must go,’ says Canada’s foreign affairs minister

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins talks with the Russian government in Moscow over its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Ottawa is calling on the Kremlin to decide whether it wants to align itself with a “murderous» 

International, Politics, Society

What’s next for Syria?

The U.S., Canada and other western countries are now saying the war in Syria cannot be resolved with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as leader. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said al-Assad cannot remain and that he must be held to» 

Politics

Canada’s foreign affairs minister looks to thaw relations with Russia at Arctic summit

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is ready to meet her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at the upcoming Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Alaska in May, to discuss bilateral relations and co-operation in the Arctic. That’s a sudden»