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News: Canada

We have started to collect the most important news related to Canada in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Canada: news

International conman held in US

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 21:55
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

A Colombian man who has spent his life stealing from rich hotel guests is arrested on the US border with Canada.
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Canada anger at 'flu body bags'

Friday, September 18th 2009, 11:51

Canada's health minister orders an inquiry after body bags are sent to aboriginal communities as part of swine flu preparations.
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Fears as Uganda players abscond

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 13:10
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Seven Ugandan cricketers go missing in Canada, raising fears that future sportsmen and women may not get visas.
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Mandelson positive over Vauxhall

Friday, September 11th 2009, 3:19
related places: Vauxhall

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says he is upbeat about Vauxhall after it was taken over by Canada's Magna.
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Canadian firm to buy GM's Opel

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 19:43
related places: Vauxhall

Germany announces General Motors will sell Opel and Vauxhall to Canada's car parts manufacturer Magna.
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Canada granted Guantanamo appeal

Friday, September 4th 2009, 15:53

The Canadian government wins the right to appeal against an order to seek the return of a Guantanamo Bay detainee.
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Canada challenges SA refugee case

Friday, September 4th 2009, 8:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Canada's government appeals against the granting of refugee status to a white South African who had been stabbed.
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Canada SA refugee ruling 'racist'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 11:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa says a Canadian decision to grant refugee status to a white South African who was repeatedly stabbed is "racist".
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China invests in Canada oil sands

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 6:29

Asia's largest oil company, PetroChina, agrees to buy a 60% stake in two planned Canadian oil sands projects for $1.7bn.
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Facebook changes privacy policy

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 16:14

Social networking site Facebook has agreed to change its privacy policy as a result of negotiations with Canada's government.
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Cash pledge for Canada Olympics

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 10:32
related places: Vancouver

Olympics bosses promise to help plug a shortfall in sponsor cash for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
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US murder suspect dead in motel

Monday, August 24th 2009, 13:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

A reality TV contestant accused of murdering his wife, an ex-model, is found dead in a motel room in his native Canada, police say.
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Major storms hit Canada province

Friday, August 21st 2009, 12:24

Violent storms hit southern parts of the Canadian province of Ontario, damaging buildings, closing roads and killing one person.
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Germany offers Opel suitor loan

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 10:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany is prepared to give a 4.5bn euros loan to Opel if its favoured suitor - Canada's Magna - is chosen to take over the firm.
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Canada PM focuses on Arctic north

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 0:19

Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits the Arctic region in a bid to promote Canada's sovereignty in the far north.
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Canada in Arctic show of strength

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 23:34

Canada is launching a "sovereignty" exercise in the Arctic to show a visible presence in the resource-rich area.
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'Fake' photo woman back home

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 8:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Canadian woman stranded in Kenya for three months because of a row over her passport photo returns home.
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Canada 'must help Guantanamo man'

Friday, August 14th 2009, 20:02

Canada's appeal court upholds a ruling ordering the government to seek the return of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay.
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Canada on alert as BC fires burn

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Much of British Columbia in Canada remains on alert where forest fires have forced some 5,000 people to leave.
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Canada probes child driver video

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 11:01

Canadian police begin investigating a video showing a young boy driving a car along a dirt road.
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Ethiopia jails Canadian for life

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 10:53
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A Canadian man is sentenced to life in prison by Ethiopian judges after he was convicted of terror offences.
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German trial for Kohl-era figure

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 8:15
related countries: Germany Germany

A Canadian judge rejects an appeal by businessman Karlheinz Schreiber against extradition to Germany on corruption charges.
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Canada festival stage collapses

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 7:52

A stage collapses at a major country music festival in Canada, killing one person and injuring many others.
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Canada challenges EU seal ban

Monday, July 27th 2009, 18:19

EU ministers agree to ban the import of seal products, bringing a challenge from Canada which culls thousands of seals annually.
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Whale wedged on cruise ship bow

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 13:22
related places: Vancouver

A rare whale is discovered wedged on to the bow of a cruise ship when it docked in the Canadian city of Vancouver.
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Forced apart

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 17:55

Canadian woman faces deportation over marriage row
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Thousands flee Canada wildfires

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 21:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of people flee forest fires that are threatening homes in Canada's western province of British Columbia.
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Facebook 'breaches Canadian law'

Friday, July 17th 2009, 8:55

The popular social networking website Facebook is breaking Canada's privacy laws, a report in the country finds.
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Canada toughens its visa demands

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 15:18
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Mexico Mexico

Canada imposes visas on travellers from Mexico and the Czech Republic, the top two sources of refugee claimants.
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Canada jobless less than expected

Friday, July 10th 2009, 21:34

Canada's jobless was less than expected in June, but the unemployment rate hit an 11-year high of 8.6%, data shows.
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Canada 'to stem Czech migration'

Monday, July 6th 2009, 15:38
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Canada considers re-imposing visas to stem the high number of asylum applications from Czech migrants.
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Sudanese 'suspect' back in Canada

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 11:18
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese-Canadian man once regarded as a terror suspect arrives back in Canada after six years trapped in Sudan.
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First swine flu case in Morocco

Friday, June 12th 2009, 17:18
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Morocco becomes the second African country to confirm a case of swine flu - a student who returned from Canada.
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Flu hits Canada's native peoples

Friday, June 12th 2009, 10:18

Health officials in Canada consider whether Inuit communities are being particularly badly hit by swine flu.
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Canada decides on Sudan 'suspect'

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 22:56
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Canadian court orders the government to allow the return of an al-Qaeda suspect, who has spent the last six years in Sudan.
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Circus chief to be space tourist

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 13:42

The founder of Cirque du Soleil, the circus performance group, is set to become Canada's first space tourist in September.
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Germany picks Magna to save Opel

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 7:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Magna

Canadian firm Magna agrees a deal to take over the Opel wing of US carmaker GM, which is soon expected to file for bankruptcy.
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Magna 'close' to GM Europe deal

Friday, May 29th 2009, 22:56
related places: Vauxhall

Late-night talks are continuing in Berlin as US and German officials seek a takeover of GM's European divisions Opel and Vauxhall.
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Dignitary defends eating raw seal

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 21:52

Canada's governor general defends eating the heart of a seal as an act of solidarity with seal hunters.
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Munro wins international Booker

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 1:32

Canadian short story author Alice Munro wins the third Man Booker International Prize and £60,000 for lifetime's work.
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