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Canada asked to arrest a Mexican ex-investigator

Canada asked to arrest a Mexican ex-investigator

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Mexico City - Mexico is to seek the arrest and extradition from Canada of the former chief investigator in the murky disappearance of 43 students in 2014, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Friday. Tomas Zeron, who was head of the Criminal Investigation Agency, is in Canada and work is underway to extradite him, the minister said. "There is going to be no impunity, part of our function at the ministry of foreign affairs is to guarantee that, when there are cases of this nature, extradition occurs," Ebrard said. Tomas Zeron, wanted by Mexico Zeron fled Mexico earlier this year and is wanted on an Interpol notice over allegations that torture was used to extract supposed confessions from suspects. Mexican media reported that the former official had been in Canada since last...
China accuses Canada of interfering in Hong Kong administration

China accuses Canada of interfering in Hong Kong administration

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China on Saturday accused Canada of meddling after Ottawa said it was suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong to protest a tough new national security law imposed there by Beijing. In a statement published on the website of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, a spokesperson denounced what he said were Canada's "unwarranted comments" on the new law, saying Canadian leaders had "grossly interfered in China's internal affairs." "Some Western countries including Canada have been meddling in Hong Kong affairs under the pretext of human rights, which seriously violates international law and basic norms of international relations," the statement said, adding that such efforts were "doomed to fail." It claimed that the new law would "ensure social order... and benefit Hong Kong citiz...
Sports Anchor Dan O’Toole Says his 1-Month-Old Daughter Is Missing

Sports Anchor Dan O’Toole Says his 1-Month-Old Daughter Is Missing

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Canadian sports anchor Dan O'Toole's 1-month-old daughter Oakland is missing, according to the host. Captioning a black-and-white photo of Oakland he shared on Instagram Thursday, O'Toole, 44, wrote, "My baby Oakland. I’m praying that whoever has you, is holding you. That whoever has taken you from me, is protecting you. That however has you, let’s you come back into my arms." "I love you Oakland. I can’t wait to one day hold you again," he added. "My heart is broken. I am broken. To be clear, Oakland is alive, we think. But we don’t know. I have a one month old child, and I don’t know where she is. ATTN: my amazing ex wife Corrie has NOTHING to do with this. Please leave her alone." Canadian sports anchor Dan O'Toole's 1-month-old daughter Oakland who is missing In a statemen...
Ex-Canada PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China

Ex-Canada PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China

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Canada must have an "urgent rethink" of its relationship with China, former prime minister Brian Mulroney said Wednesday as tensions build over the possible extradition to the United States of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Conservative Mulroney backed his Liberal successor Justin Trudeau's rejection of any exchange of Meng, who was arrested in Vancouver in December 2018, for two Canadians who were detained in China in apparent retaliation. Mulroney said Canada's hope that China would emerge as a constructive partner in international relations had been proven wrong, referring in particular to Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea. "You can see it everywhere from the South China Sea to our two citizens who were bundled off to jail for no reason at all except to protest a...
Coronavirus – Africa: Canada announces support for equitable access to new COVID-19 medical solutions

Coronavirus – Africa: Canada announces support for equitable access to new COVID-19 medical solutions

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OTTAWA, Canada, June 28, 2020/ -- COVID-19 has changed the lives of people everywhere and highlighted inequalities around the world. All countries are affected and strong global cooperation and solidarity are needed to fight this pandemic. Canada is committed to working with countries around the world to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to new solutions developed to test, treat and immunize against COVID-19. At the same time, international support is needed to address the immediate humanitarian and development impact of the pandemic in developing countries, with particular attention to the most vulnerable. Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today announced a commitment of $120 million in support of the activities of the Access to COVID-19 (ACT) Accelerator – wit...
Coronavirus – Africa: Canada’s ongoing humanitarian efforts in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus – Africa: Canada’s ongoing humanitarian efforts in response to COVID-19 pandemic

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OTTAWA, Canada, June 16, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic knows no borders, and overcoming this pandemic will require coordinated action around the world to provide support to those who need it most. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, announced that in response to a request from the United Nations (UN), the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will provide airlift support to transport urgently needed medical and humanitarian supplies. The CAF will transport these supplies to and from distribution hubs in Africa, Europe and the Middle East on behalf of the World Food Programme and the World Health Organization. As need...
Coronavirus – Namibia: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President of Namibia Dr. Hage G. Geingob

Coronavirus – Namibia: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President of Namibia Dr. Hage G. Geingob

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OTTAWA, Canada, June 3, 2020/ -- Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of Namibia, Dr. Hage G. Geingob. The two leaders discussed the latest developments in the COVID‑19 pandemic, as well as its health, social and economic impacts. They spoke about the situation in Canada and Namibia, and the importance of a coordinated global approach to ensure the health and safety of all people, especially the most vulnerable. They also discussed measures to build economic resilience and ensure a sustainable recovery for African countries, to diversify and strengthen supply chains for critical goods, and to ensure equitable access for all to vaccines once they are developed. The Prime Minister spoke about the joint initiative he recently launched with the United Nations Se...