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Canada to roll out big spending in pandemic recovery budget

Ottawa - Canada is expected to channel funds into childcare, wage subsidies and other pandemic recovery measures as the government presents its new budget Monday ahead of possible snap elections.

Canada to send support to virus-hit province

Toronto - Canada will funnel additional health staff and equipment into virus-hit Ontario as the province battles a worrying spike in Covid-19 infections, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday.

'Extraordinary measures' needed to stop Canada's COVID-19 surge

Ontario - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is calling for “extraordinary measures” to be implemented to address the surge of COVID-19 cases across several provinces, with Ontario setting a new record in coronavirus case numbers.

Third COVID-19 wave hits grim milestone in Canada as cases surge

The per capita rate of new GOVID-19 infections in Canada passed the rate in the United States last week. Specifically, the rolling 7-day average of new cases rose to 207.27 per million Canadians, compared with 206.66 cases per million U.S. residents.

Canada blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

Ottawa - Canada on Monday blocked military arms exports to NATO ally Turkey after a probe found Canadian drone technology had been misdirected for use in conflicts.

Huawei says HSBC agrees document access in Hong Kong court

Fpo - Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday said it had reached an agreement with HSBC in Hong Kong to secure documents that its senior executive Meng Wanzhou hopes will help her fight extradition to the United States from Canada.

US case against detained Huawei executive only a 'concern of China': defense

Vancouver - Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, argued Monday that the US conspiracy and fraud charges against her are only a "concern of China" and unrelated to the United States.

UN chief calls for more pandemic debt relief for poorer nations

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Monday for greater debt relief and new creative financing to help poorer nations deal with the pandemic and prevent their economic recoveries from falling behind.

UN in talks with China for unrestricted Xinjiang visit

Montr - The UN is in negotiations with Beijing for a visit "without restrictions" to Xinjiang to see how the Uyghur minority is being treated, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

China sanctions US, Canadian citizens in Xinjiang row

Bejing - China announced sanctions against two Americans, a Canadian and a rights advocacy body Saturday over their criticism of Beijing's treatment of Uyghurs, but Washington said the tit-for-tat measure would only intensify the spotlight on Xinjiang.

Trudeau says Putin behind 'terrible things,' skirts killer label

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday Vladimir Putin is responsible for "terrible things," but wouldn't go so far as US President Joe Biden in calling the Russian leader a "killer.

Spy trial concluded for second Canadian detained in China, no verdict

Bejing - The trial of Michael Kovrig, one of the two Canadians detained in China on spying charges, ended Monday with no verdict, as relations between Ottawa and Beijing sour.

Espionage trial starts for second Canadian detained in China

Bejing - The trial for Michael Kovrig, the Canadian detained more than two years ago in China on espionage charges, started in Beijing on Monday, with China-Canada relations in freefall.

Trudeau rebukes China over closed-door prosecution of Canadians

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted angrily Friday to the closed-door trial of a Canadian man detained in China for more than two years on espionage charges, dismissing it as "completely unacceptable.

Canadian's closed China trial wraps up quickly with verdict unknown

Dandong - The closed-door trial for a Canadian man detained in China for more than two years on espionage charges lasted less than three hours on Friday, a Canadian diplomat said, criticising the lack of transparency.

Trial for Canadian detained in China to begin

Dandong - A Canadian man detained in China for more than two years was set to face trial on Friday on espionage charges that Canada has attacked as "trumped-up", with relations between Ottawa and Beijing at their lowest point in decades.

China to put two Canadians on trial in coming days: Ottawa

Ottawa - China will put two Canadians on trial within days following their arrests more than two years ago in apparent retaliation for the detention of a top Huawei executive, the Canadian government said Wednesday.

Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

Tehran - Iran on Wednesday released its final report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down last year killing 176 people, devoting two paragraphs to causes and absolving the armed forces.

Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

Tehran - Iran on Wednesday released its final report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down last year killing 176 people, devoting two paragraphs to causes and absolving the armed forces.

Canada judge rejects new request in Huawei extradition case

Vancouver - A Canadian judge has rejected a request from Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who wanted testimony from employees of the Chinese telecom giant to be admitted as evidence in her fight against extradition to the United States.

Canada's long-term care homes accounted for 55% of COVID deaths

When Canada's national health data agency reported in June 2020, that Canada had the worst record among wealthy nations for COVID-19-related deaths in long-term care facilities for older people, many observers referred to it as a “national disgrace."

Huawei confirms exec seeking HSBC records in Hong Kong court

Fpo - Chinese tech giant Huawei confirmed Thursday that senior executive Meng Wanzhou is taking HSBC to court in Hong Kong to access banking records she says will help her battle extradition from Canada to the US.

Canada phasing out coal use but still exporting the fossil fuel

Canada's Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says there is no path to eliminating greenhouse-gas emissions that doesn't include phasing out coal power - and this won't happen as long as the country keeps exporting thermal coal.

Toronto van attacker found guilty of killing 10, injuring 16

Toronto - A 28-year-old Canadian who plowed a van into pedestrians in a deadly attack three years ago in Toronto was found guilty Wednesday of murdering 10 people and trying to kill 16 others.

Toronto van attacker faces verdict in killing of 10 bystanders

Toronto - A Canadian man who killed 10 people by ploughing a van into pedestrians in Toronto will learn whether his actions were criminal or owed to an autism spectrum disorder when a judge delivers her verdict on Wednesday.

Huawei exec's extradition fight enters final round in Canada

Vancouver - The high-stakes battle by Chinese Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou against extradition to the United States enters its final stage in a Canadian court on Monday, after more than two years of legal skirmishes and diplomatic barbs.

Blinken to start 'travel' with virtual Mexico, Canada talks

Washington - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold his first foreign "trip" Friday through virtual talks with Mexico and Canada, seeking common ground on migration and other issues that have tested the neighbors' relations.

Senior Iraq MP target of international extortion bid

Sydney - Police in Australia and Canada arrested four people accused of trying to extort a senior Iraqi politician, after what was described Wednesday as a year-long campaign of intimidation.

Biden, Trudeau go online for US-Canada bilateral

Washington - President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will lay out a "roadmap" for rebuilding US-Canada relations Tuesday during their first bilateral meeting, a senior official said, although the scrapped Keystone pipeline could present a hurdle.

Canadian MPs say China's treatment of Uighurs is 'genocide'

Ottawa - Canadian MPs voted Monday to label Beijing's treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang as genocide, a move angrily slammed by China as a "malicious provocation.
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