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Canada seeking to cooperate with Russia in the Arctic

Ottawa - Despite tensions over conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, Russia and the West have maintained a strong working relationship in the Arctic and Canada's new Liberal government is looking to further bolster that cooperation.

Belgium cannot sign off on EU-Canada trade pact

Brussels - Belgium has conceded it cannot sign off on a landmark EU free trade deal with Canada because of continued objections from Wallonia and other regional leaders who rejected a late Monday deadline.

Canada issues nationwide recall of salmon roe due to botulism

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated and broadened a recall of salmon roe for the second time, urging consumers to not eat the salmon eggs because of the possibility of getting botulism.

EU, Canada to decide Monday on trade pact signing summit

Brussels - The European Union and Canada will decide on Monday whether to gather for a summit later this week to sign the imperilled CETA trade pact, a European source told AFP.

Arrowroot biscuits recalled across Canada due to illnesses

Mr. Christie’s Arrowroot biscuits have been recalled nationwide in Canada after consumers reported becoming ill after eating the biscuits, with some people describing they had an "off taste."

Review: Leonard Cohen returns with a masterful new album Special

Leonard Cohen may have turned 82 but he shows little sign of slowing down, releasing his third album in five years. The new disc contains nine new tracks peppered with lyrical brilliance.

Belgian region rejects EU ultimatum for Canada deal

Brussels - The head of the Belgian region of Wallonia on Wednesday said he still refused to sign off on a EU-Canada trade accord and asked that a visit by Canadian premier Justin Trudeau be delayed.

Belgian minister's twitter feed hacked, amid trade deal tensions

Brussels - The twitter account of Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders was hacked on Tuesday, his ministry said, just hours after EU ministers failed to agree on a trade deal with Canada due to opposition by Belgium.

Brexit deal to be modelled on EU-Canada pact: Spain

Luxembourg - A troubled trade deal between the EU and Canada is the only model for a future pact between the bloc and post-Brexit Britain, Spain's Foreign Minister said Monday.

Thousands march in Europe against EU-Canada trade deal

Paris - Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in France, Spain and Poland against a EU-Canada free trade deal and a far more ambitious agreement with the United States.

Australian falsely accused in Philippine drug war: court

Manila - A Philippine judge dismissed a narcotics trafficking charge against an Australian man after ruling police made up evidence, court documents show, as concerns mount about new President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

France PM vows stronger security cooperation with Canada

Ottawa - France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls during a visit to Canada on Thursday said both nations are "committed" to strengthening their efforts against terrorism.

New Zealand makes UN push for end to Syria air attacks

New York - New Zealand, one of the 10 non-permanent Security Council members, has presented a draft resolution demanding an end to air attacks in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo.

Philippines jails Canadian for life for selling ectasy

Manila - A Canadian man has been jailed for life in the Philippines for selling 160 tablets of ecstasy, with his swift prosecution part of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, police said Thursday.

Canada's fall audit: Low scores go to fisheries, nuke regulators

Canada's nuclear safety regulators and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans were criticized by Commissioner of the environment and sustainable development Julie Gelfand today for a number of failures outlined in her fall audit.

Op-Ed: 'Man with the hook' in films had to step aside, says filmmaker Special

San Francisco - When we look at our diverse society in this 21st Century, one aspect to that diversity that still has yet to be fully understood is the subject of disability. The lives of people with disabilities is important.

Bangladeshi granted bail over deadly cafe attack

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Sunday granted bail to a student of Canada's University of Toronto after police dropped charges against him over alleged involvement in the country's deadliest terrorist attack, police and a lawyer said.

Should Canada be recommending vitamin D?

Toronto - Following the recommendation that people in the U.K. take vitamin D supplements, a pressure group in Canada has begun lobbying for the recommendations to be made by the Canadian government.

Iran says has freed Iranian-Canadian academic

Tehran - Iranian-Canadian anthropologist Homa Hoodfar who was arrested and jailed in Tehran in June for "security offences" has been released and has left the country, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

Britain's Prince William and Kate visit Canada

Victoria - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in British Columbia on Saturday for an eight-day trip during which they will view spectacular nature sites and meet with refugees and indigenous Americans.

EU looks beyond Obama to clinch free trade deal

Bratislava - A last-gasp push to seal a landmark free trade deal between the European Union and the United States before the end of Barack Obama's presidency has failed, EU ministers agreed on Friday.

EU ministers scramble to salvage US trade deal

Bratislava - European trade ministers scramble Friday to salvage talks on a massive free trade deal with the US amid growing calls in key powers France and Germany to abandon negotiations.

China PM comes to Canada looking for extradition treaty

Ottawa - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang landed in Ottawa to meet with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and press for an extradition treaty.

Canada schools evacuated over unsubstantiated bomb threats

Montr - Some 60 schools and universities in eastern Canada were evacuated Wednesday over a series of bomb threats, including one received by police, that appeared to have been bogus.

Mexico police raid sawmills near monarch butterfly refuge

Mexico - A special Mexican police unit has raided seven sawmills near the monarch butterfly's mountain sanctuary in a bid to prevent illegal logging threatening the insect's winter migration, officials said Tuesday.

Global Fund collects almost $13 bn to fight AIDS, malaria and TB

Montr - Donors pledged nearly $13 billion on Saturday in the fight to eradicate AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at an international conference.

Protesters rally across Germany against TTIP trade deal

Berlin - More than 160,000 demonstrators thronged seven major cities across Germany on Saturday in protest over a massive transatlantic trade deal, dealing a new blow to the disputed accord.

Bono, Bill Gates headline donor conference fighting diseases

Montr - An international donor conference closed in Saturday on a $13 billion fundraising target for the fight to eradicate AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030 -- cheered on by Bono, Bill Gates and political leaders.

Canada to send 450 troops to Latvia

Riga - Canada will send more than 450 troops to Latvia from around May 2017 as part of NATO's efforts to reinforce its presence in the Baltics in the face of a resurgent Russia.

China releases alleged Canadian spy

Montr - A Canadian man arrested in China two years ago on charges of spying and stealing state secrets has been freed and is back home in Canada, his family said Thursday.
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