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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

    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...

    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...

    Trudeau, allies talk Russian cyberattacks during London intelligence briefing
    Apr18

    Trudeau, allies talk Russian cyberattacks during London intelligence briefing

    LONDON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined counterparts from Britain, Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday to present a united global front against the most pressing security challenges facing their countries and the international order. Top of the list: cyberattacks, particularly those conducted by Russia. The call to arms came as the four...

    Rohingya, Venezuela added to Canada’s G7 international security agenda
    Apr16

    Rohingya, Venezuela added to Canada’s G7 international security agenda

    OTTAWA — Canada is expanding the focus of the upcoming G7 foreign ministers meeting to include the plight of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh and the democratic backslide in Venezuela. Peter Boehm, Canada’s chief summit organizer, says those items are being added to the “perennial” international security issues...

    Rio Tinto closely watching industry impact of U.S. sanctions on Russian rival
    Apr10

    Rio Tinto closely watching industry impact of U.S. sanctions on Russian rival

    MONTREAL — The head of Rio Tinto’s aluminum division said Tuesday he is closely watching the industry impact of U.S. sanctions on its Russian rival, Rusal, one of the world’s largest aluminum suppliers. The United States Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions against seven leading Russian businessmen, 17 officials and a...

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