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‘To decongest Manila port, send back trash, diaper cargo to Canada’


Looking for a quick way to ease congestion at the Port of Manila? An environmental group has proposed a solution: Send back to Canada 50 freight containers of toxic waste shipped by an Ontario-based company to its consignee in Valenzuela City last year.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Western farmers take hit from Russia food ban

A woman is picking apples to buy at 1.99 zlotys (euro 0.47) per kilogram at a supermarket in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, the day when fruit farmers marched in the city intending to encourage Poles to eat more apples and this way offset the expected negative effects of a ban that Russia imposed last week on Polish fruit, a move seen as retaliation for European Union sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine.  AP

Russian diners won’t be able to find creamy Dutch cheeses or juicy Polish apples in the grocery store or cook up chicken from the United States. That’s all the result of a Russian ban on most food imports from the West.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Canada says more Russia sanctions coming

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Canada’s prime minister on Tuesday announced more sanctions against Russia, after the EU and US rolled new measures targeting Russia’s economy for its support for rebels in Ukraine.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US fighter jets escort plane back to Toronto


Two US F16 fighter jets escorted a Panama-City bound plane back to Toronto on Friday after a passenger threatened the aircraft.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Canadian family among victims of Algerian jet crash – media

This photo taken on Friday, May 16, 2014 shows an MD-83 aircraft in the livery of Swiftair landing at Zaventem Airport Brussels. An Air Algerie flight carrying over 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 0155 GMT (9:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday), the official Algerian news agency APS said. Air Algerie Flight 5017 was being operated by Spanish airline Swiftair, the company said in a statement. The Spanish pilots' union said the plane belonged to Swiftair and it was operated by a Spanish crew. (AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens)

A Canadian family of four were among the victims of Thursday’s Air Algerie plane crash in Mali near the Burkina Faso border that killed 116 people, local media said.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »