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July 12, 2018 10:23 PM Trump says, ‘They like me a lot in the U.K.’ 100,000 protesters may disagree

Trump arrived around 1:45 p.m. Thursday, straight from the NATO summit. The first protest, described as “the wall of sound,” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., when Trump heads to Winfield House, the residence of the U.S. ambassador, in Regent’s Park in London. That’s where he will spend the night. Activists planned to stir up as much noise as possible and play harrowing 7

July 11, 2018 9:39 AM Trudeau announces new Canada led NATO training mission in Iraq

BRUSSELS— The Canadian military will command a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Brussels on Wednesday as part of the annual alliance summit. Trudeau said the mission, to begin in the fall of 2018 in Baghdad and the surrounding vicinity, will include the deployment of as many as 250 Canadian 6

July 10, 2018 3:51 PM Trudeau won’t double defence budget despite calls from Trump

Canada did agree to the two per cent benchmark, but the Trudeau government’s spending projections show plans to reach only 1.4 per cent of GDP by 2024. Trudeau says that while the two per cent target remains an “important metric” for commitment to NATO, he considers tangible and consistent resources and leadership, which Canada continues to demonstrate 6

July 3, 2018 4:19 PM Justin Trudeau to visit Canadian soldiers in Latvia before NATO summit

The Canadian-led multinational NATO battle group was established in Latvia as the alliance’s response to Russia’s surprise annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its invasion of eastern Ukraine. Canada’s leadership of the battle group represents Canada’s largest sustained military presence in Europe in over a decade. Trudeau, who will meet in Riga with Latvian 12

June 21, 2018 12:16 AM Trudeau urges Canadians to travel and buy Canadian in the face of U.S. trade dispute

OTTAWA—As a Canada-U.S. trade dispute threatens to grow nastier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadians to travel and spend at home though he stopped just shy of urging a boycott of American goods and destinations. Asked by reporters how Canadians should respond to the ongoing trade actions of the U.S. administration of President Donald 12

June 14, 2018 8:00 AM As World Cup kicks off, Russia looks to show the West it's not isolated

Inside Vladimir Putin's latest attempt to rebrand Russia With Moscow's historic squares, pedestrian malls — and, starting today, soccer stadiums — filling up with foreign tourists, President Vladimir Putin's latest rebranding exercise for Russia is well underway. The first game of the World Cup kicks off at 6 p.m. local time in the refurbished and freshly 100

June 13, 2018 5:05 PM North Macedonian name deal hits hurdles right out of the gate

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s deal with Greece to end their decades-long name dispute hit its first hurdles a day after its unveiling as detractors in both countries mounted opposition to the accord. By agreeing to call the Balkan state of 2 million people “the Republic of North Macedonia”, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Greek counterpart 10

April 26, 2018 8:14 PM Chrystia Freeland cancels NATO trip to remain in Washington for critical NAFTA talks

Cancellation comes shortly after Trudeau announces $30M in new funding for trade enforcement Canada's lead minister on the North American Free Trade Agreement file is cancelling her plans to attend the NATO summit in Brussels to participate in vital late-game trade talks in Washington D.C. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is sending her parliamentary 24

March 30, 2018 2:00 PM Canadian diplomats expelled from Russia coming home, Global Affairs says

4 Canadians among dozens of diplomats affected by Russian retaliation in wake of alleged poisoning Four Canadian diplomats have been expelled from Russia as the dispute between the Kremlin and the West escalates over the alleged poisoning of a former spy and his daughter earlier this month, according to Global Affairs Canada. In an email Friday, a spokesperson 20

March 29, 2018 9:16 PM Russia's 'reciprocal' retaliation would see four Canadian diplomats expelled

Lavrov says he will expel same number of foreign diplomats from Russia as Western nations have sent home Russia has announced it is expelling 60 American diplomats in a retaliatory move against the U.S. that looks likely to include the expulsion of at least four Canadian diplomats as well. The move comes after the United States, the EU and some NATO allies 20