Canada

Philippines Finds Headless Body Near Site Where Militants Executed Canadian

MANILA, April 27 – Villagers in the southern Philippines found a headless body on Wednesday, an army spokesman said, two days after the execution of a Canadian captive by Islamist militants, condemned as a “cold-blooded murder” by Canada’s prime minister. Security is precarious in the southern Philippines, despite a 2014 peace pact between the government

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Canada PM Condemns ‘Cold-Blooded Murder’ of Philippines Hostage

By Andrea Hopkins and Manuel Mogato KANANASKIS, Alberta/MANILA, April 26 – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned on Monday the execution of a Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines, calling it “an act of cold-blooded murder.” John Ridsdel, 68, a former mining executive, was captured by Islamist militants along with three other

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Canada: A Helping Hand

A Lebanese-Canadian entrepreneur has pledged jobs for Syrian refugees By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours For Mohamad Fakih, everything changed after his visit to one of the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon. “My heart was shattered when I saw what I saw in that camp,” the Lebanese-Canadian entrepreneur tells Newsweek Middle East. “Children had no jackets; they were

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Former Canadian Cabinet Minister Killed in Plane Crash

By Allison Lampert MONTREAL, March 30 – Former Canadian Cabinet minister Jean Lapierre died on Tuesday in a plane crash that also killed his wife and three of his siblings on the way to his father’s funeral in eastern Quebec. The provincial coroner said in a statement all seven people on board the aircraft were killed

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Israeli Couple Bringing Home Biblical Sheep From Canada

By Ethan Lou TORONTO, March 2 – A breed of sheep believed to have been raised by the Jewish patriarch Jacob may soon be brought to Israel, its Biblical homeland, after an Israeli couple gathered a herd in Canada and brokered a bureaucratic detente to import the animals. The effort to bring 130 sheep to

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Canada Divided as 25,000 Syrian Refugees Settle In

TORONTO, Feb 20 – Canadians remain divided about the resettlement of Syrian refugees, with some saying Canada should accept more despite a series of racist incidents that have marred a mostly smooth arrival of nearly 25,000 migrants, a poll showed on Friday. Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected in October on a promise to accept

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After First 100 days, Canada PM Trudeau takes Twitter Queries

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Feb 13 – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who never skips a chance to reach out to voters, marked 100 days in office on Friday by fielding Twitter questions on topics from Star Wars to economics to what he had for lunch. Critics were already complaining that Trudeau is more style

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North Korea Sentences Canadian Pastor to Hard Labor

By Jack Kim SEOUL, Dec 16 (Reuters) – North Korea’s highest court has sentenced a South Korea-born Canadian pastor to hard labour for life for subversion, China’s official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. Hyeon Soo Lim, the head pastor at a Toronto church that is one of Canada’s largest, has been held by North

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Authorities Say No Explosives Found on Turkish Airlines Flight

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, Nov 22 (Reuters) – No explosives were found on a Turkish Airlines flight diverted to Halifax, Canada, after a bomb threat and the plane was cleared to continue its journey, Canadian police and the airline said on Sunday. The flight, originally bound for Istanbul from New York, has now safely departed,

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Turkish Airlines Diverts Flight to Canada After Bomb Threat

TORONTO, Nov. 22 – A Turkish Airlines flight bound for Turkey from New York was diverted to Halifax, Canada, after a bomb threat, Canadian police said on Sunday. The plane landed safely and police were searching it using dogs trained in explosives, the Nova Scotia branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Twitter.

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