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US, Canada, EU announce economic sanctions against Russia, ‘independent’ states

Warn of more sanctions against Russia in coming days if it continues its action against Ukraine Ottawa: The tension between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate with each passing day. While the former may have denied plans to invade Ukraine, its lawmakers on Tuesday authorised President Vladimir Putin to use military force outside the country,...

Indian origin Anita Anand named new defence minister in Justin Trudeau government

Toronto: Anita Anand, a Canadian politician of Indian origin, has been named the new defence minister in the reshuffled Justin Trudeau government. The 54-year-old is among the three Indian origin politicians who won in the snap elections last month that saw Trudeau retain power. Anita Anand’s predecessor Harjit Sajjan, also of Indian origin, had been...

Snap elections in Canada: Justin Trudeau wins third term, but fails to get majority

Ottawa: The Liberals have won the snap elections in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defeated his Conservative opponent Erin O’Toole. Thus, Justin Trudeau will continue to be the Prime Minister, but still with a minority government, instead of a majority that he had hoped the snap elections would give him. Trudeau had called the snap...

Justin Trudeau extends support to peaceful farmers’ protest

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become the first world leader to speak on the farmers’ protest going on in India against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Centre. Justin Trudeau, while virtually attending an event to commemorate the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, said Canada will always be there to defend...

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie has tested positive for novel coronavirus, his office said late Thursday, while assuring the public the Canadian prime minister is fine. Canada’s leader and his 44-year-old wife announced Thursday they were self-isolating while she was tested for coronavirus after a public event. “Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau...