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  • Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks 18 hours 1 minutes ago

    Ottawa: Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lacked confidence in their security services' ability to deter homegrown radicals who struck twice in the past week. Investigators said there was no apparent link between the two attackers, who killed a...
  • Ottawa shootout: Deceased suspect's mother grieves over the death of victims and not son Yesterday

    Ottawa: The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial and then storming into the Canadian Parliament before being shot dead, says that she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone interview with The Associated Press...
  • Canada shooting: We're all shaken by it, says Barack Obama 2 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said. Obama said the motive for the shootings remained unknown. But he said as more becomes known, that information will be factored into US security considerations. "We have to remain vigilant,"...
  • Canada shooting: Parliament, government must function despite attacks, says PM Stephen Harper 2 days ago

    Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced determination that Wednesday's shooting in the capital not deter the government and Parliament. "While the prime minister stated that facts are still being gathered, he condemned this despicable attack," a statement from the prime minister's office said after a soldier at the National War...
  • Canadian Parliament locked down, soldier fatally wounded in shooting, one suspect dead 2 days ago

    Ottawa: At least one gunman entered Canada's Parliament buildings on Wednesday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators. Harper was safely removed from the building but the Parliament was locked down. Eyewitnesses said at least 30 shots were...
  • Canada blames Hamas for Gaza dead July 31, 2014

    Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life caused by Israel's deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 110 people were killed on Wednesday alone in Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, as the Palestinian death...
  • Canadian PM Stephen Harper bets beer case over hockey with Barack Obama. Unfortunately, the US President is yet to pay up March 10, 2014

    The United States defused a brewing, and cordial, crisis with Canada on Friday, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked that Barack Obama has yet to deliver the beer he promised if the US hockey teams lost to Canada in the Olympics. The White House responded the president does not welsh on...
  • Obama to deliver beer to Canada PM, after losing hockey bet March 8, 2014

    The United States defused a brewing, and cordial, crisis with Canada on Friday, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked that Barack Obama has yet to deliver the beer he promised if the US hockey teams lost to Canada in the Olympics. The White House responded the president does not welsh on...
  • CHOGM meet: Sri Lanka's human rights measures under scrutiny November 15, 2013

    Leaders of the Commonwealth of mostly former British colonies gathered in Colombo on Friday for a biennial summit that has brought with it intense scrutiny of Sri Lanka's human rights record four years after the civil war ended. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had hoped the November 1517 meeting, which two heads of...
  • Sri Lankan official slams 'judgemental' countries November 12, 2013

    A Sri Lankan official said, on Tuesday, that no Commonwealth country has the right to judge others, in an apparent reference to the boycott of an upcoming summit in Sri Lanka by the leaders of Canada and India. External Affairs Minister Gamini Peiris said that "within the Commonwealth, there is no...
  • Canada: 5 killed, 40 still missing in deadly rail crash, fire July 8, 2013

    Quebec: About 40 people were still missing a day after a runaway train derailed in Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a busy downtown district and killed five people. Police said a higher death toll was inevitable, and authorities feared the number might soar once they are able to...
  • Bangalore: Canadian PM visits 16th century Shiva temple November 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is on a twoday visit to this techhub from Thursday, visited the 16th century Sri Someshwara (Shiva) Temple here with his wife Laureen and the accompanying 90member official delegation. The temple was built by Bangalore city founder Kempe Gowda in the 16th century...
  • Canada to allow civil nuclear trade with India November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Canadian firms will soon be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades following an agreement between the two countries, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday. It will end a penalty Canada imposed in 1976 after India secretly...
  • Canadian govt falls, snap polls expected in May March 26, 2011

    Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government was toppled by opposition after Parliament passed a noconfidence vote and the country appeared headed for elections in May, the fourth in seven years. The snap polls was forced following the passage of the noconfidence vote against the minority government engineered by...
  • AI Kanishka bombing report to be out today June 17, 2010

    Toronto: A quartercentury after Canada's worst terrorist attack, an inquiry commission will present its muchawaited report into the Air India Kanishka bombing on Thursday and is likely to recommend new sweeping powers for the National Security Adviser to prevent such tragedies in future. The report however is not expected to provide...
  • Kanishka bombing report to be made public June 14, 2010

    Toronto: A quartercentury after Canada's worst terrorist attack killed 329 people, an inquiry commission will make its report into the 1985 Kanishka bombing public this week, outlining recommendations about how to prevent such tragedies in future. The report by the Public Inquiry Commission on the Air India bombing is expected to...
  • India, Canada clinch nuclear deal after 34yr chill November 29, 2009

    Port of Spain: Ending months of complex negotiations, India and Canada on Saturday announced the conclusion of a civil nuclear deal that will enable New Delhi to access Canadian nuclear technology and uranium after a gap of 34 years. The breakthrough was announced after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks...
  • Canadian journos twisted logic: Indian nuke unsafe November 18, 2009

    Toronto: Even as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resolved to deepen bilateral ties, the Canadian media says a nuclear deal could be risky because of terrorist threats to India's sites. They cite the recent alert at India's nuclear facilities as a warning to the...
  • Canada promises India help over Rana November 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Hoping to conclude a civil nuclear agreement soon, India and Canada on Tuesday decided to expand their counterterror cooperation by exchanging information about Tahawuur Hussain Rana, a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin who along with David Headley, a US citizen, was arrested in October for hatching a terror...
  • Canadian PM gives Olympic Torch model to Akshay November 17, 2009

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar has been nominated as the sole torchbearer to represent India at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games to be held in Vancouver, Canada. On Monday afternoon, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper did the honours at a ceremony held in Mumbai. Akshay is the only actor on the...
  • Dalai Lama "is not a call girl", says Canada's PM December 21, 2007

    Ottawa: When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to explain in a yearend interview why he'd met the Dalai Lama in his Ottawa office, it was clear he wanted to show respect for the exiled Tibetan leader. Unfortunately, it didn't quite come out that way. "I met the Dalai Lama...