Monday, 25 October 2021

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says Putin behind ‘terrible things’

TORONTO – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said 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.” Trudeau, unaccustomed to criticizing other world leaders in public, was questioned during an interview on SiriusXM radio’s The ...

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Trudeau ‘very disappointed’ as China charges two Canadians

TORONTO/BEIJING: Chinese prosecutors said on Friday they have charged two detained Canadians for suspected espionage, indictments that could result in life imprisonment, in a case that has driven a diplomatic wedge between Ottawa and Beijing. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “very disappointed” and would keep pressing China ...

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Canada’s Trudeau wins 2nd term but loses majority

TORONTO: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada’s national elections, losing the majority but saying Tuesday he was given a clear mandate despite an increasingly divided Parliament and nation. Trudeau’s Liberal Party took the most seats in Parliament. However Trudeau fell short of a majority, so the ...

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Trudeau environment policy a letdown for young Canada activists

MONTREAL: Bearing posters of Justin Trudeau’s face, written over with green crosses and the word “pipeline,” students gathered in front of the prime minister’s Montreal campaign headquarters. “Three steps forward, three steps back, that’s government policy,” they chanted. They – like many other young Canadians – were railing against what ...

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Trudeau says China uses detentions as political tool

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused Beijing of using “arbitrary detentions” as a tool in pursuit of political goals – the latest broadside in a diplomatic and trade row with China. Western allies, he said, have expressed concerns about the tactic that observers described as “hostage diplomacy.” Canada’s relations ...

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Trudeau pledges tougher gun control after spate of shootings

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his Liberals, if re-elected in an October ballot, will bring in tougher gun control measures following a spate of shootings in Toronto. He stopped short, however, of promising a handgun ban called for by Toronto Mayor John Tory after 17 people were ...

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China formally arrests two Canadians on state secrets charges

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have formally arrested on state secrets charges two Canadians detained last year, the government said, drawing condemnation from Canada in a case that is likely to further increase tension between Ottawa and Beijing. Businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were ...

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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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