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MP Adam Vaughan talks Canada's new direction and more Special

Amid the United States' polarizing presidential race and the uncertainty around Brexit, Digital Journal spoke with Adam Vaughan, the member of parliament for Toronto's Spadina—Fort York riding, about Canada's place in all of this and much more.

Cirque du Soleil cancels 40 shows in Turkey

Montr - Canada-based Cirque du Soleil has canceled 40 shows in Turkey for fear of political instability there after a deadly failed coup attempt, the acrobatic troupe said Tuesday.

Shocked Canada PM offers support after Nice attack

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged his support to France after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left at least 80 people dead."Canadians are shocked by tonight's attack in Nice.

U.S. security agency warns against 'useless' antivirus programs

Washington - U.S. government computer experts are warning consumers that some popular antivirus software programs have become "useless" and could compromise the safety of home computers.

Ukraine and Canada sign 'milestone' free trade deal

Kiev - Ukraine and Canada signed a "milestone" free trade agreement on Monday designed to bolster support for the war-scarred former Soviet republic in the face of an increasingly assertive Russia.

Warnings issued in Canada and U.S. over giant hogweed plant

Authorities in Michigan and Ontario, Canada are the latest to issue warnings on the dangers of a giant invasive plant that can cause severe burns and blindness in those unfortunate enough to tangle with it.

Ft McMurray wildfires costliest disaster in Canada history: insurers

Montr - Wildfires in Canada's oil city of Fort McMurray this year caused CAN $3.58 billion ($2.75 billion USD) in damages, making it the country's costliest disaster ever, according to estimates from insurers on Thursday.

EU urges swift ratification of Canada trade deal

Strasbourg - The EU Commission on Tuesday urged national parliaments to swiftly ratify the long-delayed EU-Canada trade deal, an agreement that is largely seen as a model for a proposed deal with the US.

Trudeau becomes first Canadian PM to march in Toronto Pride parade

Montr - Justin Trudeau made history Sunday by marching with tens of thousands of people in Toronto's Gay Pride parade, becoming the country's first sitting prime minister to participate.

Blue lobster caught in Canadian waters

Two Canadian fishermen have caught bright blue lobsters in Canadian waters. Finding crustaceans of this color is very rare.

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.
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