Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Tag Archives: Canada

Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

TORONTO: This initiative is modelled on similar legislation passed last year by the European Union and other nations. Canada will also establish “targets” for companies that manufacture or sell plastics to be responsible for their plastic waste. Currently less than 10 percent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled. Mr ...

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Asia Bibi’s lawyer confirms she has arrived in Canada

TORONTO: Asia Bibi, who was acquitted last year by the Supreme Court (SC) in a blasphemy case, left Pakistan and has reached Canada. According to local media reports, Foreign Office sources confirmed Bibi has left Pakistan. Her lawyer, Saiful Malook has also confirmed that Bibi left Pakistan and has reached ...

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Radio stations drop Michael Jackson music over abuse claims

SYDNEY: Radio stations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand are refusing to play Michael Jackson’s music in the wake of fresh allegations against him of child sex abuse. Sydney’s Nova Entertainment on Thursday became the latest radio group to announce they are taking the late “King of Pop” off the ...

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Canada to evacuate 113 citizens from Haiti amid violent unrest

OTTAWA: Canada will bring from Haiti 113 nationals, who were unable to return to their homeland as protests gripped the Caribbean nation, Francois Legault, the prime minister of Canada’s eastern province of Quebec, said. “Air Transat [airline] has just confirmed to me that the 113 passengers will be brought back from Haiti ...

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Fiat Chrysler Canada auto sales fall 20 pct in Jan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reported about a 20 percent drop in total January auto sales in Canada. The company, which is among the top four carmakers in the country, sold 14,191 vehicles in the month, with its Alfa brand registering about a 60 percent plunge in sales.

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Canada receives formal request to extradite Huawei executive to U.S

TORONTO/BEIJING/WASHINGTON: Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on 28 January that the Justice Department had unsealed two indictments with a total of 23 charges against Huawei, its subsidiaries and Meng Wanzhou for conspiring to steal trade secrets and sanctions violations. China’s tech giant Huawei has said in a statement that ...

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Justin Trudeau fires Canada’s ambassador to China

TORONTO: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada’s ambassador to China, John McCallum. It follows controversial comments Mr McCallum made about an extradition case involving a senior executive from the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Trudeau said in a statement he had asked John McCallum to step down, but did not ...

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China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

BEIJING: A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, a verdict likely to reignite a diplomatic row between the two countries. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year jail term in 2018 but after an appeal the court said the sentence was too lenient. ...

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Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

LONDON: Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against the Chinese giant, but others backing a ban. In the latest setback for the company, Huawei said Saturday it had fired an employee in Poland ...

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