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A female Iranian freestyle footballer trains at a park in Tehran

Iranian freestyle footballer Hosna Mirhadi, 23, wears a protective face mask and gloves as she trains with a ball, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a park in Tehran, Iran, May 5, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS »

Politics, Society

Ottawa vows ‘relentless pursuit of justice’ as world marks 100 days of PS752

Canadian officials are pledging to be “relentless” in their pursuit of justice for the victims and families of downed Flight 752 as they mark 100 days since the crash that killed all 176 people on board, including 55 Canadians. The »

International, Politics

Montreal mayor blasted for visit to Tehran

An outspoken Montreal lawyer is taking the city’s Mayor Denis Coderre to task for a controversial visit to Iran. In a biting Facebook post Anne-France Goldwater blasted Coderre for meeting Tehran’s Mayor Dr Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf to conclude an “agreement of »

Politics

Restoring ties with Iran easier said than done: expert

News of Homa Hoodfar’s release from Iran’s infamous Evin prison has raised fresh hopes for a detente in Ottawa’s glacial relations with Tehran but a Canadian expert says restoring relations with the Islamic Republic is far from a done deal. »

International, Politics, Society

Passing of Canadian diplomatic hero

Ken Taylor died yesterday, Thursday, at age 81 in New York Born in Calgary Alberta, in the 1980’s he was the American’s “Canadian hero”.  Until January 1980, few people outside the diplomatic world had heard of him, one of many »