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Canada soon to begin resettling Iraqi refugees, most of them Yezidis

Canada will resettle 1,200 survivors of the Islamic State campaign to target religious minorities in northern Iraq, Canadian officials announced Tuesday. 

Merkel says NATO also important for US, vows to up defence spending

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday highlighted the significance of NATO for the United States after threats from Washington to its partners in the military alliance that it would reduce its financial contribution.

Trudeau and Merkel discuss CETA, Trump foreign policy in Berlin

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday praised the CETA trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, describing it as both precedent-setting and a blueprint for future deals.

Canada's Trudeau brims with optimism in European Parliament address

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau referred to the European Union on Thursday as a "remarkable achievement and an unprecedented model for cooperation" in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Basic: CETA will help Croatian products become more competitive on Canadian market

With the ratification of the European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Croatian products will become more competitive on the Canadian market, the chairman of the Canadian-Croatian Business Network (CCBN), Josip Joe Basic, said on Wednesday.

European Parliament approves EU-Canada trade deal amid protests

The European Parliament approved a controversial trade deal between the European Union and Canada on Wednesday.

Canadian PM Trudeau won't "lecture" Trump on refugees

Canada admitted 40,000 Syrian refugees last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pointed out during a meeting with US President Donald Trump, who is seeking to block people fleeing the war in Syria from entering the United States.

Canada's Trudeau says US NAFTA renegotiation hopes "a real concern"

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argued Monday for the continued free flow of trade with the United States, after a meeting with new US President Donald Trump, who is seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Trump welcomes Canada's Trudeau to Washington with trade on agenda

US President Donald Trump received Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday at the White House for talks expected to address the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Trudeau's meeting with Trump to be a test of charm and mettle

Trade is likely to top the agenda when Justin Trudeau meets Donald Trump for the first time on Monday, with the Canadian premier also under pressure to stand up to the new US president on immigration and human rights.

Quebec mosque shooting suspect charged with six counts of murder

The suspect in the shooting rampage at a Quebec City mosque which left six people dead and 19 others injured was Monday charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder, local police said.

Quebec premier says province stands with its Muslim citizens

Government leaders in Quebec on Monday reassured Muslim citizens of the Canadian province that they stand in solidarity with them after a shooting at a mosque killed six people.

Terrorist attack at Quebec mosque leaves 6 dead, 8 wounded

Officials in Canada called Sunday's shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, in the French-speaking province of Quebec, a terrorist act, as local media reported that the death toll had risen to six.

Trudeau tells refugees to come to Canada after Trump ban

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told refugees to come to Canada, after US President Donald Trump suspended his country's refugee programme for four months and indefinitely banned Syrians.

EU-Canada trade deal passes EU parliamentary committee

A comprehensive trade deal between the European Union and Canada cleared another hurdle towards its implementation on Tuesday as the trade committee of the European Parliament approved the deal.

Trudeau faces ethics probe over vacation on Aga Khan's private island

Canada's ethics watchdog is investigating whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated his own conflict of interest rules and federal laws by taking a post-Christmas vacation on a private island in the Bahamas owned by the Aga Khan.

Trudeau reshuffles cabinet ahead of Trump presidency

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday to prepare for Donald Trump's presidency, according several media reports.

Report: 10-year-old girl dies in Ireland after transatlantic flight

A ten-year-old girl who fell ill during a transatlantic flight from Canada to Britain has died in hospital in Limerick in Ireland, Irish broadcaster RTE reported Sunday.

Justin Bieber charged with assault and robbery in Argentina

Argentina has filed assault and robbery charges against pop singer Justin Bieber in connection with a 2013 incident, the authorities confirmed to dpa on Thursday.

No progress in EU-US visa talks

The European Commission expressed regret on Wednesday over the lack of progress in talks with the United States on the lifting of visa requirements for citizens of five EU member states, including Croatia.

US, Canada to ban future oil drilling in Arctic

The US and Canada will freeze future oil and gas drilling in their Arctic waters, the White House said Tuesday.

Norway's Statoil sells remaining Canadian oil sands project

Norwegian energy group Statoil said it is selling its remaining oil sands project in Canada, a decision welcomed  Thursday by environmental groups.

Vulin concerned about Croatia's lack of condemnation of Ustashas

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's sympathy for Ustashism is not unknown, but what is worrying is the lack of condemnation of the Ustasha ideology by the wider public in Croatia, Serbian Labour and Welfare Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Sunday.

Canadian Navy: mystery object found in Pacific was not nuclear bomb

A mysterious object found by an intrepid diver in Pacific waters off the coast of British Columbia is not a long-lost nuclear bomb, the Royal Canadian Navy said Friday.

Russian pilot killed, Canadian tourist injured in Nepal plane crash

A small aircraft crashed Wednesday near a stream in western Nepal, killing a Russian pilot and injuring a Canadian tourist, police said.

Grabar-Kitarovic meets with Croatian priests and youth in Norval

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic on Monday, the second day of her working visit to Canada, visited the Croat community in south Ontario, met with Croatian priests in Norval and local young Canadian Croats whom she informed about problems of Croatia's education system which must be reformed, the Office of the Croatian President said in a press release.

Croatian president starts her visit to Canada Saturday

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Saturday will begin her official four-day working visit to Canada where she will attend the Halifax International Security Forum, visit the Province Ontario, talk to Canadian officials, meet representatives of the Croat community and tour research centres of the universities in Toronto and Waterloo.

Croatian president to attend international security forum in Canada

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will attend the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada on Saturday, her office announced in a press release on Wednesday.

EU and Canada sign trade deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and EU officials signed in Brussels on Sunday the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to lift trade barriers and ease the flow of goods between Canada and the European Union.

Belgium signs long-delayed trade deal between EU and Canada

Belgium signed a controversial trade deal between the European Union and Canada on Saturday, two days after a hold-out Belgian region finally endorsed the agreement.

Landmark EU trade deal with Canada to be signed on Sunday

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada is to be signed in Brussels Sunday, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter.

Grabar-Kitarovic for boosting economic cooperation with Canada

Economic cooperation between Croatia and Canada can be much more intensive than it is now and efforts to create a better business climate in Croatia can contribute to that, including the government's proposed  tax reform, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said at a Canadian-Croatian Business Network (CCBN) working lunch on Friday.

EU's deadline day for landmark Canada trade deal

The European Union was set to achieve a long-sought consensus on a landmark EU-Canada trade deal Friday, after more than a week of intense negotiation.

EU-Canada trade deal on home stretch after Belgium resolves impasse

The European Union and Canada closed in Thursday on a landmark free trade deal after Belgium cleared internal political opposition, just hours after a planned summit to sign the agreement had to be cancelled.

EU cancels summit with Canada as CETA trade deal impasse drags on

The European Union has cancelled Thursday's planned summit with Canada, after the failure to resolve an internal Belgian deadlock over a landmark free trade deal in time for it to be signed by both sides.

Belgium closes in on CETA deal as Thursday summit hangs in balance

Belgian regional governments were closing in on a compromise late Wednesday that would allow the country to approve a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada, but it remained unclear whether Thursday's planned summit could proceed.

No breakthrough on Ceta this week, says president of EU parliament

There will be no breakthrough in negotiations over a controversial EU-Canada trade deal this week and a summit set to be attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be postponed, EU Parliament President Martin Schulz said Tuesday.

EU-Canada summit gets green light despite trade deal setback

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Brussels for an EU-Canada summit despite resistance in the bloc to a landmark free trade deal with his country.

Belgian premier: Efforts to win over regions on EU-Canada deal failed

Belgium cannot approve a landmark free trade deal between the European Union and Canada, Prime Minister Charles Michel said Monday following consultations with the country's regions, the Belga news agency reported.

Belgian regional parliament digs in heels on EU-Canada trade deal

Last-ditch efforts to salvage a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada on Monday are bound to fail, a Walloon official said, hours ahead of crisis talks aimed at overcoming the Belgian region's opposition.

EU parliament chief raises hopes of salvaging Canada trade deal

European Parliament President Martin Schulz says a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada should be signed next week, after overcoming a roadblock set by the Belgian region of Wallonia.

Canada: Efforts to resolve impasse over EU trade deal failed

Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says it appears "impossible" to conclude a free trade deal with the European Union, indicating that efforts to resolve a deadlock with the Belgian region of Wallonia have failed.

EU summit fails to break Belgian impasse over Canada trade deal

EU leaders ended two days of talks Friday with a failure to break a regional blockade to a landmark deal the bloc is anxious to conclude with Canada.

Bombardier announces 7,500 job cuts as part of restructuring

Canadian aircraft and train manufacturer Bombardier will cut a further 7,500 jobs as part of its ongoing restructuring, the company said on Friday.

Tusk: EU leaders agree on need for better tools against cheap imports

EU leaders have made progress on ramping up the bloc's protection against unfairly cheap imports, European Council President Donald Tusk says, while adding that he remains "concerned" about a deadlock over the bloc's trade agreement with Canada.

EU's Tusk "deeply concerned" about fate of trade deal with Canada

One of the European Union's top officials said Thursday he was very worried about the possible failure of a major trade deal with Canada, as efforts multiplied to overcome a Belgian regional assembly's resistance to the pact.

Study shows Europeans work 19 per cent fewer hours than Americans

Europeans work on average 19 per cent fewer hours per year than Americans, a new study by three economists from the United States, Canada and Germany shows.

EU ministers postpone decision on Canada free trade deal

EU member states have put off their planned approval of a trade deal negotiated with Canada, says Slovak Economy Minister Peter Ziga, with just over a week to go before the deal is supposed to be signed by both sides.

Belgian regional parliament opposes EU trade deal with Canada

A Belgian regional parliament voted Friday against a trade deal that the European Union is on the verge of finalizing with Canada, the Belga news agency reported, raising questions over whether the country will be able to ratify the agreement.

German court gives Berlin go-ahead to sign EU-Canada trade deal

Germany's top court gave the go-ahead on Thursday for Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to approve a controversial trade deal between the European Union and Canada.

Gabriel clashes with EU-Canada trade deal opponents in court

German Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel appealed on Wednesday to the nation's top court to back a new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, warning that a ruling against the deal would place the accord at risk.

Iran releases jailed Canadian professor

Iran has released a Canadian professor accused of espionage on humanitarian grounds because of her ill health, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

EU trade ministers try to settle on Canada deal despite protests

EU trade ministers were meeting Friday to sort out differences about a free trade deal with Canada, as the bloc prepares to sign the agreement in October despite some public opposition.

Merkel's coalition partner gives backing to EU-Canada trade deal

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) - junior coalition partner to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) - agreed Monday to back the EU-Canada trade deal CETA after some convincing from their party leader.

Indigenous crew member's tip leads to shipwreck find in Canada

Researchers in Canada believe they have found the wreckage of the HMS Terror, one of two ships lost in an ill-fated 19th century Arctic expedition.

Court advisor slams EU, Canada flight data-sharing deal

A deal between the European Union and Canada to share airline passenger information is in breach of fundamental EU rights and should not be implemented as agreed, an advisor to the European Union's top court recommended Thursday.

Report: Snowden reveals how he evaded capture in Hong Kong

US whistleblower Edward Snowden and a network of lawyers and refugees who helped him hide in Hong Kong in 2013 provided never-before-heard details about his two weeks on the run in an article published Wednesday.

German activists take EU-Canada trade deal case to highest court

German activists have taken their protest against the EU-Canada trade deal CETA to the country's Constitutional Court, arguing that it runs counter to the constitution and the rule of law.

Three Canadians charged with record cocaine haul aboard cruise ship

Three Canadians appeared in a local court on Monday accused of smuggling 95 kilograms of cocaine aboard a cruise ship in Sydney.

Opposition to EU-Canada trade deal mounts in Germany

Berlin's mayor spoke out against a planned trade agreement between Canada and the European Union on Saturday, as another German state submitted one of the largest petitions in German history in protest to the deal.

At least sixteen foreigners among victims of Italy's earthquake

The death toll from the massive earthquake that struck central Italy, which stands at 291 according to the latest count, includes at least 16 foreign nationals from Romania, Britain, Spain, Canada and Albania.

Three dead in Toronto attack that police say involved a crossbow

Three people were killed Thursday on a residential street Toronto after an attack that authorities believe involved a crossbow.

EU delays decision on US, Canada visa waivers in reciprocity row

The European Union's executive delayed a decision Wednesday on whether to reintroduce visas for citizens of the United States and Canada, in a dispute triggered by the two countries' refusal to lift visa requirements for some European citizens.

Mexico, Canada to work with next US president, despite Trump worries

The leaders of Mexico and Canada express willingness to work with whomever is the next leader of the US, even as they have deep reservations about policies advocated by Republican Donald Trump.

National EU parliaments to have no say in trade deal with Canada

A wide-ranging trade deal between Canada and the European Union should not require approval from the bloc's national parliaments, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told EU leaders on Tuesday, despite pressure from member states.

Most of Alberta town saved despite "ocean of fire"

Despite heartbreaking scenes of utter destruction, firefighters managed to protect most of the oil town of Fort McMurray in the western Canadian province of Alberta, officials said Monday after touring the devastated town.

Cooler weather slows "out-of-control" Alberta fire

Fire crews fighting the massive wildfire in the western Canadian province of Alberta finally got a Mother's Day present from Mother Nature as cooler temperatures slowed down the advance of the conflagration.

"Out-of-control" Alberta wildfire heading for Saskatchewan

Canadian officials fear a massive wildfire that has devastated the oil town of Fort McMurray in the western Canadian province of Alberta will grow to double its size and reach the neighbouring province of Saskatchewan by Saturday evening.

Alberta declares state of emergency as 88,000 flee wildfires

A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian province of Alberta where firefighters on Wednesday continued battling a raging wildfire in the northern municipality of Fort McMurray.

Foreign investors to get land for possible LNG terminal before government?

The story is interesting even more so because the Croatian government through its LNG Hrvatska company intends to build an LNG terminal in the same spot.

Trudeau outraged by "cold-blooded murder" of Canadian hostage

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday expressed outrage over the beheading of Canadian hostage John Ridsdel by suspected Islamist militants in the Philippines.

Politician turned broadcaster among seven dead in Quebec plane crash

A well-known Canadian political analyst and former federal cabinet minister was among seven people killed in a plane crash in the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec provincial police confirmed Tuesday.

US, Canada agree on methane emissions cuts during rare state visit

The US and Canada have agreed to cut methane gas emissions from the oil and gas sector nearly in half within the next decade, the White House said Thursday.

High court overturns acquittals in Indonesia school sex-abuse case

Indonesia's Supreme Court overturned the acquittals of a Canadian administrator and a local colleague accused of sexually abusing pupils at a well-known international school, and increased their jail terms, officials said Thursday.

Teenager charged with four murders in Canadian school shooting

A 17-year-old is facing four counts of first-degree murder following a mass shooting in an indigenous community in northern Canada.

Four dead in shooting at first nation school in northern Canada

Four people died in a shooting in a remote northern community in the west-central Canadian province of Saskatchewan, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), announced Friday evening.

Five dead, two critically injured in school shooting in Canada

Five people are dead and two are in critical condition after a school shooting in a small Canadian community, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.

Canadian held by Taliban released after 5 years

A Canadian man kidnapped by Taliban militants in Afghanistan in 2010 has been released, Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion and the militant group said.