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Russia plans major offensive to mark war anniversary, Ukraine warns

In the News   |   February 2, 2023

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Russia is mobilizing a huge contingent of troops and is planning an offensive to coincide with the first anniversary of the war on Feb. 24, Ukraine’s defence minister says. Speaking Wednesday evening on the French... read more

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Behind the high-tech hunt for the Russian bombers targeting Ukrainian civilians

In the News   |   January 23, 2023

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As soon as Artem Starosiek heard that a Russian Kh-22 missile had slammed into an apartment block in his hometown of Dnipro, he immediately felt he knew who was behind it: Colonel Oleg Timoshyn and Russia’s... read more

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Canada to send 200 more armoured vehicles to Ukraine as Kyiv stresses need for tanks

In the News   |   January 19, 2023

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Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov thanked Canada on Wednesday for its donation of 200 additional armoured personnel carriers – but made it clear that his country’s biggest need remains main battle tanks. Speaking alongside Defence... read more

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China’s economic growth in 2022 among worst in decades as country posts first population decline since 1960s

In the News   |   January 17, 2023

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The Chinese economy grew by 3 per cent in 2022, the second-lowest rate since the 1970s, missing an official target of “around 5.5 per cent,” as COVID controls and other headwinds continued to drag on... read more

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Venezuelan migrants left in limbo at U.S.-Mexico border eye path to Canada

Articles of Interest   |   January 16, 2023

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Tens of thousands of migrants desperate to cross the U.S.-Mexico border have no idea if or when they will be allowed in. Some are looking northward. As Venezuela’s economy collapsed, life got harder and harder... read more

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China’s COVID-19 cases spread rapidly days after relaxing isolation measures

In the News   |   December 12, 2022

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Less than a week after China lifted most pandemic restrictions, abandoning its tough zero-COVID response, a wave of cases is already building, which will severely test the country’s health care system. Zhong Nanshan, China’s leading... read more

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No lights, no heat, no WiFi: Ukraine remains resilient despite hardships inflicted by Russia

Articles of Interest   |   November 25, 2022

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The waitress smiled apologetically as she discussed the breakfast offerings at Idealist, a popular café in one of Kyiv’s most affluent neighbourhoods. The power was on, so they could make anything that involved a frying... read more

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Ukrainians rejoice in newly liberated Kherson as the city races to restore power and water

In the News   |   November 14, 2022

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The billboards that still line the main road into Kherson promise that “Russia is here forever.” And there were times when residents of this city, which was liberated on Friday by the Ukrainian military, feared... read more

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Rishi Sunak, Britain’s new PM, inherits a divided party, country and an economy ‘that is rapidly coming off the wheels’

In the News   |   October 25, 2022

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He’s got a glittering résumé, billionaire in-laws and enjoyed a meteoric rise in politics. But Rishi Sunak, Britain’s new prime minister, remains something of a mystery to many in the country. Mr. Sunak, 42, was... read more

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China’s Xi Jinping secures third term as he packs Communist Party leadership with allies

In the News   |   October 24, 2022

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Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled a new top leadership stacked with loyalists Sunday, as the ruling Communist Party’s twice-a-decade national congress wrapped with Mr. Xi securing a third term as leader. At a highly choreographed... read more

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Top soldier warns Canada’s ‘tenuous hold’ on Arctic will come under challenge in decades ahead

Articles of Interest   |   October 18, 2022

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Canada’s top soldier warned MPs that this country’s “tenuous hold” on its Arctic territories will come under increasing challenge in the decades ahead as China and Russia expand their presence in the region. General Wayne... read more

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Russia’s annexation of four regions in Ukraine: What to know about Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia

In the News   |   October 3, 2022

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Russia has four new regions, President Vladimir Putin claimed on Friday in a ceremony to annex more than 100,000 square kilometres of Ukraine – an area about twice the size of Nova Scotia, or 15... read more

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Ukraine seeks support from Canada in setting up special tribunal to prosecute crime of aggression

In the News   |   September 28, 2022

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Ukraine wants Canada to take a leadership role in the creation of a special tribunal to prosecute Russian military and leaders for the crime of aggression. Andrii Smyrnov, the deputy head of the office of... read more

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Putin mobilizes reservists, threatens nuclear retaliation over Ukraine

In the News   |   September 21, 2022

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has doubled down on his war against Ukraine, ordering a partial mobilization of reservists and warning that his country was willing to use its nuclear arsenal if Russian territory was attacked.... read more

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Afghans stranded and running out of money in Pakistan plead for Ottawa to speed up their approvals

In the News   |   September 19, 2022

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Families with expired visas and cramped, precarious living arrangements are waiting for Canada – whose forces they helped before the Taliban takeover – to answer their pleas. Wahid Ibrahimi was a security guard at the... read more

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