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Innovation or desecration? Architecture battle in the national capital

A three-year battle over an addition to the iconic Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa has been given the go ahead over massive public outcry. The hotel built in the French chateau style with turrets and steep copper roofs has been» 

International, Politics

Washington and Tehran at impasse as Trump threatens Iran with ‘obliteration’

Washington and Tehran have reached a dangerous impasse as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked “anything American,” with Iranian officials calling White House actions “mentally retarded,” says a Canadian expert on» 

International, Politics

Iran-US tensions, cranked up another two notches

World oil prices climbed today on the news that Iran shot down a U.S. drone in a further incident in the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries. The U.S. has already accused Iran of attaching mines to oil» 

Politics

‘Cold, dark and dangerous’ but the Arctic and space bring out the best in humanity: study

When faced with an existential threat, the humanity will rally together despite geopolitical rivalries and political tensions between superpowers. That’s the main lesson of a comparative study published in the journal Polar Record, by Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada extends military training mission in Ukraine, Iraq

In  February 2014, Russia made incursions into Ukraine, eventually annexing Crimea in March. In April at about the same time as conflict erupted between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed armed separatists, Canada announced it would send Canadian military personnel to the» 

International, Politics

Four years on, no end in sight for Yemen war

As Yemen marks Tuesday the fourth anniversary of the conflict that has ravaged what was already the Middle East’s poorest country, turning it into the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in the world, experts see little hope for optimism. With the» 

International, Politics

Humanitarian agencies draw attention to DR Congo’s forgotten conflict in Kasai

It’s one of the least known stories in one of the world’s most underreported conflicts. Yet thousands of people have been killed and about 1.5 million people, most of them women and children, have been displaced over the last two» 

International

Canada provides $19.8M to fight hunger in sub-Saharan Africa

The federal government announced $19.8 million in new funding Thursday to help millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa ravaged by severe drought and conflict deal with “extreme levels of food insecurity.” Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations Marc-André Blanchard said» 

International, Politics

Yemen marks 1,000 days of war with no end in sight

As Yemen marked the grim 1,000-day milestone since the beginning of the war that has already killed more than 10,000 people and has brought millions to the brink of starvation, humanitarian aid groups lambasted the international community on Wednesday over» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by fighting in Yemen, calls for humanitarian pause

Canada called for a humanitarian pause in Yemen on Wednesday, amid reports that the Saudi-led coalition intensified air strikes in the country as the Houthi rebels tightened their grip on the capital after killing their former ally, ex-president Ali Abdullah»