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EU-Canada deal should be put to German parliament: Merkel

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the German parliament should be consulted on the EU's free trade deal with Canada, setting her on a collision course with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Brexit raises concerns for long-term global growth: Obama

Ottawa - Britain's vote to leave the European Union raises "longer-term concerns" about global growth at a time of already weak economic output, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

Obama warns Venezuela not to block 'legitimate' recall drive

Ottawa - US President Barack Obama issued a stern warning to Venezuela's government Wednesday to not block the opposition's "legitimate" efforts to hold a referendum to recall the country's embattled president Nicolas Maduro.

Obama blasts isolationism, with Trump in sights

Ottawa - US President Barack Obama warned against isolationist tendencies in America and elsewhere, calling it "the wrong medicine" to fix legitimate concerns about globalization.

Canada to lift travel visa requirement for Mexicans

Ottawa - Canada will rescind travel restrictions on Mexicans at the end of this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during a visit by his counterpart President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday.

Dutch court grants Canada extradition in cyberbully case

Den Haag - An Amsterdam court on Tuesday ruled in favour of extraditing a Dutchman to Canada where he is wanted on charges linked to the cyberbullying of a teenager who committed suicide in 2012.

Feds blame railroad for oil train derailment, spill in Oregon

Portland - Calls for a U.S. ban on shipping oil by train got louder last week after federal investigators put the blame for a June 3 oil train derailment on Union Pacific Railroad.

Ikea recalls millions of dressers in US, Canada after child deaths

Washington - Furniture giant Ikea said Tuesday it was recalling more than 35 million chests and dressers in North America after six children died in the United States when they tipped over.

Mexico president urges North American integration after Brexit

Ottawa - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday called for greater integration with Canada and the United States in the wake of Britain's vote to split with the European Union.

Canada reduces waiting period for gay men to donate blood

Ottawa - Canada has loosened requirements for gay men who want to donate blood, reducing the compulsory period of sexual abstinence from five years to one year.

Canada gets set to address the future of drug use

Toronto - On June 17, Dr. Jane Philpott, the federal Minister of Health, opens the 2nd national conference on “Charting the Future of Drug Policy in Canada,” in Toronto. The focus is on Canada's changing approach to drug use.

Artists, scientists urge North America to save Monarch butterfly

- Some 200 intellectuals, scientists and artists from around the world urged the leaders of Mexico, the United States and Canada on Wednesday to save North America's endangered migratory Monarch butterfly.

Philippines' Aquino says aiming to rescue Abu Sayyaf hostages

Manila - Philippine's outgoing President Benigno Aquino insisted Wednesday a Norwegian man and other hostages being held by Islamic extremists on a remote southern island could be rescued, after the militants beheaded a second Canadian captive.

Philippines confirms second Canadian hostage beheaded

Manila - Philippine authorities on Tuesday confirmed that Muslim extremist guerrillas had beheaded a second Canadian hostage, as they defended their inability to save him despite months of pursuit.

Canadian hostage likely killed in Philippines: Trudeau

Ottawa - The Canadian government has "every reason to believe" that one of its citizens kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly nine months ago has been killed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.

Gordie Howe, the sport's beloved 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

Detroit - Detroit's Gordie Howe, a young Saskatchewan farmer who left rural Canada to become one of the best ice hockey players of all time, died Friday at the home of one of his sons in the United States. He was 88.

Canadian-Iranian anthropologist jailed in Iran

Montr - A Canadian-Iranian anthropologist, Homa Hoodfar, has been arrested and held in Iran since Monday, sources close to the case said Wednesday. Hoodfar, 65, is a professor at Concordia University in Montreal, and also holds Irish nationality.

China FM berates Canadian journalist over human rights

Ottawa - China's foreign minister berated a Canadian journalist on Wednesday for questioning Beijing's human rights record, saying she had "no right to speak" about the issue.

First residents return to fire-ravaged Canadian city

Fort Mcmurray - The first convoys of weary, anxious residents returned to wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray on Wednesday, a month after they were forced to flee the Canadian oil city due to the inferno.

Suspect in 1980 Paris synagogue attack ordered back to jail

Paris - A French court on Tuesday ordered the chief suspect in a deadly attack on a Paris synagogue in 1980 to be sent back to jail, ten days after he was released on bail.

Evacuation lifted for oil sites threatened by Canada fires

Montr - Officials have lifted the evacuation order for several oil production sites north of Fort McMurray, the city threatened by massive Canadian wildfires, but stopped short of allowing production to resume.

'Moving to Canada': Trump fuels U.S. relocation dreams

New York - Donald Trump's inflammatory presidential campaign and the prospect of the brash-talking tycoon actually becoming commander-in-chief has left progressive Americans obsessing about one thing: moving to Canada.

Fort McMurray fire contained, but smoke delays oil production restart

Ottawa - Firefighters have contained a massive wildfire in Canada's oil sands region, but thick smoke Friday continued to prevent a resumption of most oil production.

Fort McMurray homecoming set for June

Ottawa - Tens of thousands of evacuees from the wildfire-ravaged Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray received word Wednesday that they can return home next month if conditions are favorable.

She Could Be Trouble could be winning musical combination Special

An all-female singer/songwriter trio is making new fans on Canada’s west coast while managing to mostly stay out of trouble.

Canada unveils bill on transgender rights

Ottawa - Canada formally unveiled a bill shielding transgender people from discrimination and hate speech Tuesday, as rights activists worldwide marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Canada wildfires destroy oil workers' lodge

Ottawa - Growing wildfires threatened Canada's oil sands region on Tuesday, destroying a remote lodge used to house hundreds of industry workers and forcing thousands at other facilities to be evacuated.

Suspect in 1980 Paris synagogue attack freed on bail

Paris - The chief suspect in a deadly attack on a Paris synagogue in 1980 has been released on bail after being held for 18 months, judicial and investigation sources told AFP Tuesday.

Philippine Islamist kidnappers set new ransom deadline

Manila - Islamist extremists in the Philippines who last month beheaded a Canadian man say they will kill another Western hostage if a multi-million dollar ransom is not paid within four weeks.

France's 'Atomic Anne' charged over nuclear deal

Paris - French nuclear giant Areva's former boss Anne Lauvergeon was charged Friday as part of a probe linked to its disastrous 2007 purchase of a Canadian uranium mining firm, Uramin.
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