Photo shows Thai PM Srettha Thavisin (L) and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R).

Thailand’s prime minister and the colorful history of sock diplomacy

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s unconventional fashion statements have drawn criticism after he wore bright-colored socks to meetings with world leaders last week. The Thai PM appeared in bubblegum-pink socks and…

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A makeshift homeless encampment has been set up in a park in Granby, Canada which is struggling to deal with a surge in homelessness. / AFP

Homelessness explodes in Canada as rents, housing prices soar

Canada is gripped by a surge in homelessness that has seen tens of thousands of people priced out of rental and real estate markets and left to live in the…

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Kenneth Law

Canada police file new charges over sale of suicide substances

Montreal, Canada  (AFP) Canadian police filed 12 new charges Tuesday against a man accused of selling a substance over the internet to assist people with suicides, potentially sending more than…

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau//AFP

Canadian govt to stop buying ads on Facebook, Instagram

Canada’s government will stop buying ads on Facebook and Instagram, Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez announced Wednesday, as a feud heats up with tech giants over a new media compensation law….

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Journey to the bottom of the sea: On a Titanic tour

The journey to the ocean floor to reach the wreck of the Titanic is one that gets relentlessly colder and darker, says one of the handful of people who have…

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G7 leaders’ statement: Ukraine has budget support for 2023 and early 2024

Group of Seven (G7) leaders on Friday said they had ensured that Ukraine had the budget support it needs for this year and early 2024 as they renewed their commitment to provide…

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[FILE] Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) walks with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the closing ceremony of the 40th and 41st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits in Phnom Penh on November 13, 2022. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

Canada to become a strategic partner of ASEAN

ASEAN and Canada will hold a summit in September to commemorate Canada’s new status as a strategic dialogue partner of ASEAN, according to an informed source. After a long delay,…

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A firefighter directs water on a grass fire on an acreage behind a residential property in Kamloops, British Columbia, Monday, June 5, 2023. / AP

Quebec orders more evacuations as dozens of wildfires in Canada remain out of control

Northern Quebec’s largest town was being evacuated on Tuesday as firefighters worked to beat back threats from out-of-control blazes in remote communities in the northern and northwestern parts of the…

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A photo taken in December 2022 and provided by the South Korean Defence Ministry shows a US Air Force F-22 fighter jet during a joint exercise © Handout / South Korean Defence Ministry/AFP/File

High-tech jets take on balloon, other objects in N.America skies

The stealthy, highly maneuverable F-22 fighter jet raced to 58,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and launched a missile at… a huge balloon. The balloon — allegedly sent by China to surveil secret…

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Robot plant grows, wilts on fate of UN nature talks

It’s not always easy to make sense of the complex environmental diplomacy taking place at a UN summit billed as humanity’s last hope to save nature. That’s why a scientist…

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Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Tesla has considered exporting EVs from Shanghai to US, Canada – sources

Tesla has considered plans for exporting made-in-China electric vehicles to the United States and Canada, two people with knowledge of the planning told Reuters, a step that would connect its…

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Myanmar Beauty queen Han Lay speaks by video call during her arrival at Toronto Pearson International Aiport while she waits for a conection fly to Charlottetown in Toronto, September 28, 2022. (Photo by Jorge Uzon / AFP)

Outspoken Myanmar beauty queen lands in Canada, granted asylum

A Myanmar beauty queen who spoke out against the military coup in her homeland landed Wednesday in Canada, where she has been granted asylum after being stranded at an airport…

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(FILES) This file handout photo taken on March 24, 2021 and released by the Miss Grand International beauty pageant on March 25, 2021 shows Miss Grand International contestant Han Lay taking part in the national costume part of the contest in Bangkok.

Myanmar beauty queen granted asylum in Canada

Myanmar’s former beauty queen and an anti-junta activist, Thaw Nandar Aung, aka “Han Lay”, who has been stranded in Thailand due to immigration difficulties, has finally been granted asylum in…

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Explore the beauty of Canada and Thailand

There is a saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. So, this photo exhibition, by 2 globetrotting Canadian photographers, tells the beautiful story of the relationship between Thailand…

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Dr. Suriya Chindawongse, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations

At UN, Thailand votes to condemn Russia’s aggression in Ukraine

During the 11th Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Thailand has joined 140 countries voting in favour of the resolution to condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, while…

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A police officer mans a checkpoint near Parliament Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Ottawa, Canada. (Adrian Wyld /The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau revokes emergency powers after Canada blockades end

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday he is removing emergency powers police can use after authorities ended the blockades at the borders and the occupation in…

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Interpol issues Red Notices for arrest of two Canadians wanted in Thailand for murder

Red Notices have been issued by Interpol to all its 195 member countries, including Thailand, to be on the lookout for two former Canadian servicemen who are wanted in Thailand…

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People gather in protest against COVID-19 mandates and in support of a protest against COVID-19 restrictions taking place in Ottawa, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ottawa declares state of emergency over COVID-19 protests

TORONTO (AP) — The mayor of Canada’s capital declared a state of emergency Sunday and a former U.S. ambassador to Canada said groups in the U.S. must stop interfering in…

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during a media availability held at a secure location, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 in National Capital Region. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada PM tests positive for COVID, rips anti vaccine demo

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19 but is “feeling fine” and will continue to work remotely from home. Trudeau said two…

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The Royal Caribbean cruise ship “Spectrum of the Seas” is seen docked at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong, China October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong bans some inbound flights, tightens COVID-19 curbs

HONG KONG, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Hong Kong announced a two-week ban on incoming flights from eight countries, including the United States and Britain, and tightened restrictions on Wednesday as…

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A visitor to the Shougang Park walks past the a sculpture for the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. China on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, threatened to take “firm countermeasures” if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February’s Beijing Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China dismisses UK, Canada Olympic boycott as ‘farce’

China on Thursday dismissed the decision by Canada and the United Kingdom to join Washington’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games as a “farce.” China is also…

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The Beijing 2022 emblem is seen on a countdown clock for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China December 7, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

UK, Canada join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Games

OTTAWA/BEIJING (Reuters) – Canada joined Australia, Britain and the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on Wednesday, with China calling the boycotts “political posturing”…

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People in a boat travel across flooded farmland in Abbotsford, British Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

US Northwest, Canada devastated by flood, 1 death reported

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — As many parts of western Washington began drying out Tuesday after a storm that dumped rain for days, waters in some areas continued rising, more people…

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Thailand to join ASEAN-Canada FTA talks

The Thai cabinet today approved Thailand’s bid to join ASEAN-Canada FTA talks, in the hope of opening a trade gateway to North America. The cabinet agreed to let Thailand participate…

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Nearly 90 countries join pact to slash planet-warming methane emissions

GLASGOW, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Nearly 90 countries have joined a U.S.- and EU-led effort to slash emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane 30% by 2030 from 2020 levels,…

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Thailand extends list of countries and territories, the citizens of which can enter the Kingdom without quarantine

Thailand has extended the list of “low risk” countries and territories whose citizens will be allowed to enter the kingdom without quarantine from Tomorrow (Monday), according to an announcement issued…

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Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou talks to media at British Columbia Supreme Court after her extradition hearing ended in her favour, in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada on September 24, 2021. (Photo by Don MacKinnon / AFP)

Huawei executive freed in Canada after deal with US prosecutors

A bitter diplomatic spat between Canada, China and the United States drew to a close on Friday, as Ottawa released Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, and Beijing freed two Canadians who…

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Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves the British Columbia Supreme Court with her security detail on August 18, 2021, in Vancouver, Canada, after her last extradition hearing. (Photo by Don MacKinnon / AFP)

Huawei exec’s extradition hearing in Canada comes to a close

Vancouver (AFP) – Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou’s fight in a Canadian court against extradition to the United States to face fraud and conspiracy charges wrapped up on Wednesday after nearly 1,000…

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits a vaccination site, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Canada may allow fully vaccinated travellers by early September – Trudeau

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada may permit fully vaccinated travellers into the country by early September, the country’s prime minister said on Thursday, if the current trend in vaccination rate and public health conditions continue. Justin Trudeau made the remarks in a…

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Smoke and flames are seen during the Sparks Lake wildfire at Thompson-Nicola Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, June 29, 2021, in this image obtained via social media. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE via REUTERS

Deaths surge in U.S. and Canada from worst heatwave on record

VANCOUVER/PORTLAND (Reuters) – A heatwave that smashed all-time high temperature records in western Canada and the U.S. Northwest has left a rising death toll in its wake as officials brace for more sizzling weather and the…

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Twitter to let you undo or edit tweets at a price

Twitter Inc said it will roll out a new subscription product initially in Australia and Canada called Twitter Blue, which will let paying users edit their tweets before posting and…

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The COVID-19 testing center in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Dave Chan / AFP)

Canada to spend big to ‘punch way out of Covid recession’

Canada’s finance minister announced Can$101.4 billion (US$80.9 billion) in spending to help its battered economy recover from the pandemic and set a greener course with a new climate target. The…

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Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, leaves British Columbia Supreme Court, after hearing the decision of Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes on her double-criminality judgment in Vancouver, on May 27, 2020. – Meng Wanzhou was dealt a legal setback Wednesday when a Canadian judge ruled that proceedings to extradite her to the US will go ahead. The decision on so-called double criminality, a key test for extradition, found that bank fraud accusations against Meng would stand up in Canada. The interim ruling denying Meng’s attempt to gain her freedom means she will continue to live in Vancouver under strict bail conditions while her case plays out. (Photo by Don MacKinnon / AFP)

Canadian court rules against Huawei exec fighting extradition

An executive for Chinese tech giant Huawei suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a Canadian judge ruled that proceedings to extradite her to the United States will go ahead.  The…

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has ordered a sweeping ban on many assault weapons after a deadly mass shooting. (AFP/File/Dave Chan)

Canada bans assault weapons after deadliest shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an immediate ban on military-grade assault weapons in response to the country’s deadliest-ever mass shooting, a rampage that left 22 people dead…

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A memorial pays tribute to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Heidi Stevenson, a mother of two and a 23-year veteran of the force, along the highway in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Canadian police are investigating at 16 crime scenes after a weekend rampage by a gunman disguised as a police officer left at least 18 dead, including Stevenson, and homes in smoldering ruins in rural communities across Nova Scotia. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian police say 22 victims after rampage in Nova Scotia

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police said Tuesday they believe there are at least 22 victims after a gunman wearing a police uniform shot people in their homes and set fires…

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Death toll from Canada’s worst mass shooting rises to 19

PORTAPIQUE, Nova Scotia/OTTAWA (Reuters) – The death toll from the worst mass shooting in Canadian history rose to 19, including a police officer and the gunman, Canadian police said on…

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16 killed in shooting rampage, deadliest in Canadian history

TORONTO (AP) — A gunman disguised as a police officer shot people in their homes and set fires in a rampage across the Canadian province of Nova Scotia that killed…

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers prepare to take a suspect at a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia, Sunday April 19, 2020. Canadian police say multiple people are dead plus the suspect after a shooting rampage across the province of Nova Scotia. It was the deadliest shooting in Canada in 30 years. (Tim Krochak/The Canadian Press via AP)

13 killed in Canada shooting rampage, deadliest in 30 years

TORONTO (AP) — A man disguised as a police officer went on a shooting rampage in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Sunday, killing 13 people, in the deadliest…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 11, 2019 Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregorie Trudeau arrives at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. – The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said late March 22, 2020. “Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive,” the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement. (Photo by Dave Chan / AFP)

Wife of Canada’s PM Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for the coronavirus, Canadian media reported. They quoted her husband as announcing that Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, 44, came back from Europe…

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Photo: (AFP) Canada has also been dragged into the Huawei spat, after it arrested the firm’s CFO in December on a US extradition request

China formally arrests two Canadians on state secrets charges

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have formally arrested on state secrets charges two Canadians detained last year, the government said on Thursday, drawing condemnation from Canada in a case that…

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Picture: (AFP) The festering diplomatic row is over tonnes of rubbish shipped to the Philippines from Canada in 2013 and 2014

Philippines withdraws top diplomats from Canada over trash row

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines is withdrawing top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back 69 shipping containers full of trash, the latest move in a…

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Saudi teenager leaves for Canada for asylum

Runaway Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun left Thailand for Canada shortly before midnight on Friday, ending her weeklong bid for asylum in a third country which put her in international…

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