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    Canadian jets intercept Russian bombers, first time in two years: Norad
    Apr22

    Canadian jets intercept Russian bombers, first time in two years: Norad

    OTTAWA — Canadian fighter jets have intercepted Russian bombers off Canada’s northern coast for the first time in more than two years, as relations between Moscow and the West continue to worsen. Two CF-18s were scrambled on Thursday after North American early-warning air defences spotted two TU-95 Bear bombers approaching Alaskan and...

    Russia flying over, photographing Canadian military bases this week
    Apr20

    Russia flying over, photographing Canadian military bases this week

    OTTAWA — Russia is using a post-Cold War agreement to conduct an aerial surveillance mission over Canadian military facilities this week, even as relations between the two countries remain frosty. The five-day mission started Tuesday and involves an unarmed Russian aircraft flying to different parts of the country to take photos of Canadian...

    Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him
    Apr13

    Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump likes to boast that he hires only the best people. But his personnel choices keep coming back to haunt him. One of the people Trump hired for the White House was working as a foreign agent while advising him during the election. His campaign chairman caught the Justice Department’s attention for similarly...

    A western ultimatum to Putin: Drop Assad, or remain a pariah
    Apr12

    A western ultimatum to Putin: Drop Assad, or remain a pariah

    WASHINGTON — Western countries are presenting a high-stakes ultimatum to Russia: Allow regime-change in Syria and cut loose Bashar Assad, or remain a pariah moored on the fringes of the international community. Different U.S. allies articulated different versions of that warning Tuesday, including Canada. During a G7 meeting in Italy, Foreign...

    A western ultimatum to Putin: Drop support for Assad, or remain a pariah
    Apr11

    A western ultimatum to Putin: Drop support for Assad, or remain a pariah

    WASHINGTON — Western countries are presenting a high-stakes ultimatum to Russia: Allow regime-change in Syria and cut loose Bashar Assad, or remain a pariah moored on the fringes of the international community. Different U.S. allies articulated different versions of that warning Tuesday, including Canada. During a G7 meeting in Italy, Foreign...

    Defence deal could open the door to weapons sales to Ukraine
    Apr05

    Defence deal could open the door to weapons sales to Ukraine

    The Trudeau government has signed a defence co-operation agreement with Ukraine, a seemingly mundane bit of statecraft that could have far-reaching implications for the eastern European country’s bid to buy Canadian-made weapons. The bilateral deal, signed this week by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and his Ukrainian counterpart Stepan...

    US ambassador: No question Russia meddled in election
    Apr02

    US ambassador: No question Russia meddled in election

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there’s no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and that the actions of the Kremlin will be addressed after the investigations are completed. “We don’t want any country involved in our elections, ever,” Nikki Haley said in an interview...

    Liberals stick to their guns as U.S. again calls for NATO allies to spend more
    Apr01

    Liberals stick to their guns as U.S. again calls for NATO allies to spend more

    OTTAWA — The Trudeau government has sent its strongest signals yet that Canada does not plan to bow to U.S. pressure to dramatically increase what it spends on defence. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned at his first NATO meeting in Brussels on Friday that the Trump administration wants allies to draw up plans for boosting defence...

    PM sticks to his guns amid fresh calls from U.S. for NATO allies to spend more
    Mar31

    PM sticks to his guns amid fresh calls from U.S. for NATO allies to spend more

    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doubled down Friday in his defence of Canadian military spending levels, as the U.S. brought fresh pressure to bear on NATO allies to pony up. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used his first NATO summit in Brussels to demand that all allies come up with a plan to increase the amount they spend on...

    PM defends military spending in face of new U.S. calls for allies to pony up
    Mar31

    PM defends military spending in face of new U.S. calls for allies to pony up

    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doubling down in his defence of the amount of money that Canada spends on its military in the face of fresh pressure from the United States. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has given all NATO allies until May to come up with a plan for increasing the amount they spend on defence to two per cent of...

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