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MacKay to run for leadership of Canada's Conservative party

Jan. 15, 2020 3:57 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay said Wednesday he is running to be the leader of Canada's Conservative Party MacKay tweeted "I'm in. Stay tuned." MacKay also served as defense minister in ex-Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government. He was also instrumental in...

FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military court on Naval Base San Diego. The secretary of the U.S. Navy said Saturday, Nov. 23, he doesn't consider a tweet by President Donald Trump an order and would need a formal order to stop a review of Gallagher, who could lose his status as a Navy Seal. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Official says White House gave Navy go-ahead on Gallagher

Nov. 24, 2019 11:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has been notified that the White House will not intervene to stop a disciplinary proceeding that could cost a SEAL his position in the elite unit, a senior Navy official said Sunday. Although President Donald Trump had tweeted on Thursday that he would not let the Navy remove...

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien attends a roundtable event at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.  (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

US security adviser says world silent on China camps

Nov. 23, 2019 3:43 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — President Donald Trump's new national security adviser is criticizing what he says is silence from the rest of the world over China’s confinement of more than 1 million Muslims in reeducation camps, linking the lack of a global outcry to China’s economic clout....

China's Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu participates in a roundtable interview with journalists at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada’s defense minister says China is not an adversary

Nov. 22, 2019 6:35 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada's defense minister said Friday China is not an adversary despite the arbitrary detention of two Canadians as he hosts a major international security forum that will honor pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said at the Halifax...