Sep 20, 2014

U.S. and Canada intercept Russian fighter planes, bombers

Two Russian fighter jets entered a U.S. “air defense identification zone” Wednesday and were intercepted by American F-22 jets near Alaska, military officers said Friday. The incursion was followed by a second incident on Thursday involving two Russian long-range bombers, which flew into Canada’s ...

Canada ratifies China deal that may help smooth relations

Sep 13, 2014

Canada ratifies China deal that may help smooth relations

Canada has finally ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay, a step that may help ease tensions between the two countries and smooth the way for a possible visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. International Trade Minister ...

Canada finds 1840s British explorer ship lost in Arctic

Sep 10, 2014

Canada finds 1840s British explorer ship lost in Arctic

One of two British explorer ships that disappeared in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago has been found, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday. The HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were last seen in the 1840s. Canada announced in 2008 that it would ...

Sep 4, 2014

Canadians held Americans hostage in Syria: report

Three Canadians were directly involved in the kidnapping of two American journalists by Islamist militants in Syria, Canada’s public broadcaster reported Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said the trio — whose identities are unknown — forced captives Theo Curtis and Matt ...

Aug 22, 2014

Canada to push Arctic claim in Europe

Canada’s top diplomat will discuss the Arctic with his Scandinavian counterparts in Denmark and Norway next week, it was announced Thursday, a trip that will raise suspicions in Russia. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will specifically bring up “the challenges and opportunities facing the ...