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International, Politics

Venezuela closing consulates in Canada amid diplomatic tensions

Venezuela is temporarily closing its consulates in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver in response to Canada’s decision last week to shut down its embassy in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, Venezuelan officials announced Saturday. “The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of» 

International, Politics

Canada shutters its embassy in Venezuela

Canada is temporarily closing its embassy in Venezuela effective immediately, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Canada is among a group of mostly Western countries that have refused to recognize the legitimacy of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro and» 

Health, International, Politics

13th Canadian diplomat diagnosed with mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’

Canada is forced to review its diplomatic presence in Cuba following another case of a mysterious illness among embassy staff that has baffled medical researchers in Canada and the United States, officials said Thursday. “Global Affairs Canada has decided to» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadian officials make first visit to Iran since 2012

CBC reporter Nahlah Ayed and the Globe and Mail report that Canadian government officials are visiting Tehran for the first time since the Canadian embassy there was closed in 2012. There have been several meetings between officials of Canada and Iran elsewhere» 

International, Politics, Society

Possible U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem called ‘a disastrous error’

If the U.S. were to act on President Donald Trump’s vow to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem there would be likely be rioting and increased terrorism, says Canada’s former ambassador to Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Michael Bell says» 

International

Canadian embassy in Brussels on high alert amid 3rd day of lockdown

Canadian diplomats in Brussels remained on high alert as the Belgian capital has been locked down for a third straight day amid warnings of imminent terrorist attacks, similar to the carnage in Paris that killed 130 people over a week»