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German parliament votes to approve EU-Canada trade pact

Dec. 01, 2022 08:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday approved a free-trade deal between the European Union and Canada, moving the accord a step closer to taking full effect. The pact, formally known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, was signed in late 2016. Most of...

Mexico says it will host US, Canadian leaders in January

Nov. 25, 2022 13:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he will host meetings with U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mexico City early next year. López Obrador said the North American summit, scheduled for Jan....

Twin blasts shake Jerusalem, killing teen and wounding 18

Nov. 23, 2022 13:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two blasts went off near bus stops in Jerusalem at the height of morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing a Canadian-Israeli teenager and injuring at least 18, in what police said were attacks by Palestinians. The first explosion occurred near a typically crowded...

Canada sanctions ex-Haiti president and prime ministers

Nov. 20, 2022 17:43 PM EST

DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) — Canada has expanded its economic sanctions freezing the Canadian assets of Haitian political elites to include former president Michel Martelly and former prime ministers Laurent Lamothe and Jean-Henry Céant. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly accused...

Canadian defense minister says Ukraine winning the war

Nov. 18, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada’s defense minister said Friday Ukraine’s military is winning the war and Russian President Vladimir Putin has only united NATO and renewed its purpose. Defense Minister Anita Anand made the remarks at the start of the annual Halifax...

After exchange, China calls Canada's manner 'condescending'

Nov. 17, 2022 10:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spokesperson on Thursday accused Canada of acting in a “condescending manner" following a testy exchange between President Xi Jinping and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that underscores the depths to which the bilateral relationship has fallen. ...

Canada FM warns businesses against deepening China ties

Nov. 09, 2022 16:09 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s foreign minister said Wednesday that China is an increasingly disruptive, global power and warned businesses against deepening their ties, saying there were “geopolitical risks.” Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly made the remarks at the Munk...

Australia to block former military pilots flying for China

Nov. 09, 2022 01:29 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s defense minister said on Wednesday he had told the nation’s military to review secrecy safeguards in response to concerns that Beijing was recruiting pilots to train the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. Defense Minister Richard Marles...

Canada sanctions more Russians, offers bonds for Ukraine

Oct. 28, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Canada's government announced Friday it is imposing sanctions on 35 more Russians in response to that country’s invasion of Ukraine and issuing bonds that individuals can purchase to support the Ukrainian government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said...

Blinken in Canada: Haiti military force 'work in progress'

Oct. 27, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Canada (AP) — The U.S. and Canada will work together to “cut the insecurity knot” that has allowed gangs to create a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday. But neither Blinken nor Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie...