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China fires back at Canada- again

The war of words between China and Canada has escalated this week, The tension between the two was ignited by the 2018 detention in Vancouver of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. extradition request, and subsequent arrest and imprisonment »

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China slams Canada over Trudeau’s ‘coercive diplomacy’ remarks

Chinese officials said on Wednesday they have lodged “stern representations” with Canada following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments criticizing China over its arbitrary detention of two Canadians and Beijing’s policies in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. During a news conference on »

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U.S. wants to keep the Arctic an area of low tensions, top official

The United States wants to keep the Arctic an area of low tensions, Washington’s newly appointed Arctic coordinator said Wednesday even as he warned of growing big power rivalry in the region due to climate change and conflicting geopolitical interests. »

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Canada ‘concerned’ as fighting resumes along Armenia-Azerbaijan border

Fighting along the restive border between Armenia and Azerbaijan flared up again on Thursday, hours after Canada and several other countries called on the two South Caucasus neighbours to “refrain immediately from using force” and respect the ceasefire. Armenia’s Defence »

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Russia accuses Canada and the U.S. of violating Open Skies treaty

Russia is claiming Canada and the United States have violated a key international accord designed to build trust and prevent wars between former Cold War adversaries — and accuses Washington’s allies of kowtowing to the Trump administration on U.S. policies that go against »

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Canada opposes Russia’s participation in G7, Trudeau says

Canada does not support the proposal by U.S. President Donald Trump to invite Russia to the upcoming Group of Seven summit in the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. Trump said on Saturday he would postpone the G7 »

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Ruling on Huawei executive extradition expected next week

Amid all the concern over the COVID-19 crisis, one of the world’s major international diplomatic disputes involving Canada, the U.S. and China, has been pushed to the back pages so-to-speak. Huawei executive Meng Wanzou was detained on December 1, 2018 »

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China withholding contact with imprisoned Canadians

Within days of the Canadian detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S extradition request on December 1, 2018,  China arrested two Canadians. Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig who was working with the International Crisis Group, and businessman Michael »

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Kirsten Hillman becomes first female ambassador to the U.S.

Kirsten Hillman made diplomatic history Thursday becoming the first woman to be named Canada’s ambassador to the United States, drawing praise both from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the opposition Conservatives. Hillman, a former top trade negotiator, was officially assigned »

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Canada lukewarm to Trump’s Middle East ‘peace plan’

Canada will “carefully examine the details of the U.S. initiative for the Middle East peace process,” Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne said Tuesday, calling for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The carefully worded statement avoided any assessment of »