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Ottawa launches public consultations on free trade deal with Indonesia

The federal government is launching public consultations on the merits of a possible free trade deal with Indonesia, International Trade Minister Mary Ng announced Monday. The proposed trade deal, dubbed a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), is expected to boost »


Exercising in quarantine – Indonesia

Patients exercise at the balconies of a training center, which has been converted into a quarantine house, in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/WIlly Kurniawan  »

International, Politics

Canada is discussing with Malaysia about taking back its plastic waste

The Canadian government is currently in talks with Malaysia to recover plastic waste from Canada that has arrived illegally in the Asian country, according to authorities. Malaysia complained in May about receiving plastic waste from 14 different countries, including Canada, »


Canada sends humanitarian assistance to Indonesia

Canada has deployed a military transport aircraft to deliver vital humanitarian supplies to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, which was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sept. 29, federal officials announced Thursday. The CC-130 Hercules will deliver humanitarian »

International, Society

Thousands of children in desperate need following Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia’s devastating earthquake and tsunami gathered pace on Thursday as aid agencies sounded the alarm over the fate of tens of thousands of children who are in desperate need of care, food, water and »


Ottawa puts Canadians in Bali on volcano watch alert

The federal government is reaching out to hundreds of Canadians in Bali, telling them to be ready to leave quickly, as Indonesian authorities raised their alert for volcanic activity on the island to the highest level on Monday. Authorities also »

International, Society

Indonesia earthquake leaves at least 97 dead

An earthquake off Indonesia’s northern Aceh province has killed at least 97 people with many more feared trapped beneath the rubble, say local officials. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck just off the north-east coast of Sumatra Island. “It was very, »

International, Society

Canadian school teacher surrenders to Indonesian authorities

A Canadian school teacher convicted of sexually abusing kindergarten children in Indonesia turned himself in to serve an 11-year jail term Friday after his acquittal was overturned by the country’s highest court. Indonesia’s Supreme Court this week quashed the acquittals of Neil Bantleman »

International, Society

Ottawa ‘appalled’ by Indonesia’s Bantleman verdict

Canada is “deeply dismayed and shocked” by Indonesia’s Supreme Court decision overturning the acquittal of Neil Bantleman and an Indonesian co-defendant, accused of sexually abusing pupils at an international school, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says. An appellate court in »


Ottawa investigates reports of Canadian killed in Indonesia terror attack

Canadian officials are investigating reports that a Canadian is among seven people who were killed in a gun and bomb terror attack in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Thursday. Canada strongly condemns the attacks on innocent civilians, Foreign Affairs »