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International, Politics

Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou wants court-ordered security eased

The ongoing hearings for top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou heard a new request yesterday during court proceedings in Vancouver. The Chief Financial Officer for China’s Huawei Technologies has been fighting a U.S extradition request for two years on charges of »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian hostages in Philippines: PM – Canada pays no ransom

The news came Monday. A Canadian tourist among a small group taken hostage by an extremist Muslim group in the Phillipines was brutally beheaded. After a ransom deadline passed,  John Ridsdel’s head was dumped in Jolo, a town in Sulu »

International, Politics

Canadian hostage held in Afghanistan freed after 5 years in captivity

A Canadian man held hostage by the Taliban since November 2010, has been released, Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion announced Monday. “Canada is very pleased that efforts undertaken to secure the release of Colin Rutherford from captivity have been »

International, Politics

Anniversary of the famous “Canadian Caper” rescue

It was January 27, 1980. A Swissair jet left Tehran airport with 6 people on board holding Canadian passports, apparently a Canadian film crew. They were in fact American diplomatic staff who had been employed at the US Embassy but »