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Airliner Skids Off Canadian Runway

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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A United Express regional passenger jet has skidded off a runway at Ottawa International Airport. Authorities said the 44 passengers and crew on the plane were not apparently injured, but the Sunday incident did result in a fuel spill. Ottawa fire services sprayed foam on the spilled fuel and around the disabled aircraft. Ottawa police […]

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Canadian Jet Crash Kills 12

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Canadian officials say a lucky coincidence may be the reason three people survived a plane crash in the remote Arctic wilderness Saturday. Some 500 members of Canada’s military, along with a team of investigators from the Transportation Safety Board, were less than two kilometers from the crash scene, getting ready to participate in a mock […]

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Deadly Tornado Strikes Canadian Town

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Canadian officials say a tornado struck the southwestern Ontario town of Goderich Sunday, killing one person and causing multiple injuries. An Environment Canada damage survey team determined the town was indeed struck by a tornado. Storm investigator Randy Mawson said the storm had winds gusting over 300 kilometers per hour, making it an F-2 or […]

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12 Killed in Plane Crash in Canadian Arctic

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger jet has crashed in Canada’s Arctic region, killing 12 people and injuring three others. Canadian police say the Boeing 737 jet with 15 people on board went down Saturday near Resolute Bay in the Arctic territory of Nunavut. Police had no immediate information on the condition of the three survivors. The airline, First […]

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North Korea Sends Academics to Study Business in Canada

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has sent six professors to a Canadian university to study free-market economics in the reclusive nation’s most extensive educational exchange to date. South Korean news outlets quote officials at the University of British Columbia confirming the six academics arrived in Vancouver last month to begin a six-month program. The professors will study international […]

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Canada Orders Libyan Diplomats Out

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Canada has ordered all remaining Libyan diplomats at the embassy in Ottawa to leave the country, in an effort to “isolate and delegitimize” the government of Moammar Gadhafi. Foreign Minister John Baird called the Libyan diplomats persona non grata . He said they have five days to vacate the embassy and leave the country. He […]

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China’s Most Wanted Fugitive Arrives in Beijing from Canada

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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China’s most wanted fugitive has arrived in Beijing after being deported from Canada following a 12-year extradition battle. Lai Changxing arrived in China Saturday. He is facing charges for allegedly orchestrating a multi-billion-dollar smuggling operation. A Canadian court cleared the way late Thursday to extradite Lai. China’s Foreign Ministry welcomed the decision. Canadian Foreign Minister […]

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Canada Extradites China’s Most Wanted Fugitive

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Canada has extradited China’s most wanted fugitive to face charges for allegedly orchestrating a multi-billion-dollar smuggling operation. Lai Changxing was put on a plane in Canada Friday, after fighting extradition for more than one decade. A Canadian court cleared the way late Thursday to extradite Lai. China’s Foreign Ministry welcomed the decision. Canadian Foreign Minister […]

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Canada to Extradite China’s Most Wanted Fugitive

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Canadian court cleared the way late Thursday for China’s most wanted fugitive to be extradited to face criminal charges. Officials say fugitive Lai Changxing could be sent back to China as early as Sunday. It is unclear whether his lawyer plans to appeal. China’s foreign ministry issued a statement Friday, saying the government welcomed […]

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Canada’s FM: Chinese Fugitive’s Case Must Run Canadian Legal Course

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Canada’s foreign minister says the case of a fugitive Chinese financier jailed in Canada must go through that country’s independent legal process before he can be extradited to China. John Baird told reporters in China Monday that he discussed the case of Lai Changxing with Chinese officials. He said that Canadian and Chinese people “don’t […]

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