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‘Enough is enough’: G7 ministers agree to call Russia out on ‘malign’ behaviour
Apr24

‘Enough is enough’: G7 ministers agree to call Russia out on ‘malign’ behaviour

TORONTO — Canada and its G7 partners are saying “enough is enough” to attacks by Russia and other authoritarian countries in their democratic institutions, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday. Freeland concluded talks with her G7 counterparts by affirming an organized effort to respond to foreign meddling and the...

G7 ministers agree to call Russia out on ‘malign’ behaviour, Johnson says
Apr23

G7 ministers agree to call Russia out on ‘malign’ behaviour, Johnson says

TORONTO — Canada and Britain are showing enthusiasm for a concerted G7 effort to take Russia to task for what they are calling a broad range of “malign” behaviour, but their American ally is sounding a less effusive note. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson offered an early glimpse Monday of his fellow G7 foreign ministers’...

G7 ministers sit down in Toronto to a full plate of world troubles
Apr23

G7 ministers sit down in Toronto to a full plate of world troubles

A gathering of G7 foreign and security ministers got underway in Toronto on a slightly informal note with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland inviting her counterparts to her home for Sunday brunch. It was a light, relaxed affair that stands in contrast to the heavy agenda they face over the next couple of days in mostly closed-door...

Ukraine foreign minister warns G7 of Russian threats to western democracy
Apr22

Ukraine foreign minister warns G7 of Russian threats to western democracy

TORONTO — Russia is using Ukraine as a test ground for its information war against Western democracy, Ukraine’s foreign minister told G7 ministers meeting here on Sunday. Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland wants the disruptive influence of Russia on the West to be a top agenda item, and she set the table — literally — for Ukrainian...

North Korea nukes, Russia tension set to top G7 foreign ministers’ talks in Toronto
Apr22

North Korea nukes, Russia tension set to top G7 foreign ministers’ talks in Toronto

TORONTO — Canada and Japan signed a military co-operation agreement ahead of today’s G7 foreign ministers meeting where the North Korean nuclear crisis will be front and centre. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono signed an efficiency agreement Saturday night that will allow each other’s...

Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart
Apr20

Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sees the clash between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism as a defining conflict of our time, and she blames one country that she knows extremely well — Russia. That world view will form the frame for Freeland and her fellow G7 foreign ministers as they meet Sunday to tackle […] The post...

Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart
Apr20

Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sees the clash between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism as a defining conflict of our time, and she blames one country that she knows extremely well — Russia. That world view will form the frame for Freeland and her fellow G7 foreign ministers as they meet Sunday to tackle the...

Kolga: We need to stop Russia’s cyber and disinformation campaign now
Apr20

Kolga: We need to stop Russia’s cyber and disinformation campaign now

This week, the so-called “Five Eyes” security group – Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada – met to talk about cyber attacks, mostly from Russia. The U.S. and U.K. also issued a warning that Russia has been heavily involved in cyber and disinformation attacks. It can no longer be ignored that Canada is one target of...

Pompeo visit to Toronto G7 ministers meeting imperilled by confirmation woes
Apr19

Pompeo visit to Toronto G7 ministers meeting imperilled by confirmation woes

OTTAWA — Mike Pompeo spent his Easter weekend in North Korea as Donald Trump’s CIA director, but it’s almost certain he will be leaving America’s chair vacant at a major upcoming G7 meeting in Toronto. Pompeo is still in the middle of an acrimonious confirmation process to become the new U.S. secretary of state and it seems...

Pompeo confirmation unlikely to happen before G7 ministers meeting
Apr19

Pompeo confirmation unlikely to happen before G7 ministers meeting

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland won’t have an equal American counterpart when she convenes a meeting of G7 foreign ministers on Sunday to discuss a broad range of international security issues, including Syria, Ukraine, Myanmar, Venezuela and the ongoing nuclear tension with North Korea. …read more Source: Toronto...

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