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Exiled opposition leader pressing Trudeau to sanction Belarusian military, security officials over Ukraine war

The exiled opposition leader of Belarus will meet separately with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly over the next two days in the hopes of persuading them to impose further sanctions on military and security services in her country. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya — who was widely considered to have won …

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Games people play: The (sometimes) serious business of war gaming

As a senior historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Andrew Burtch has taken to wandering the galleries during the day to see which displays pique the interest of visitors. Amid the dimly-lit recesses of the Second World War and Cold War exhibits, he’s noticed a strange phenomenon: clusters of …

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How oil drives the gang war that brought Haiti to its knees

Haiti is facing many crises converging all at once: crime, cholera and the breakdown of democratic institutions. But at the heart of the current emergency that recently led Canada and the U.S. to send secret military flights to the island is fuel: gasoline, diesel and kerosene. Although Haiti has tapped some of …

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Families of Flight PS752 victims call for war crimes probe

Lawyers representing families who lost loved ones in the destruction of Flight PS752 say they put forward a submission Wednesday calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate the case as a possible war crime or crime against humanity. The families say it’s taking too long for Canada to pursue …

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Cannonballs and grilled-cheese sandwiches: Ontario summer camp helps Ukrainian kids keep war at bay

Photos by Carly Thomas After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, a group in Ontario’s Northumberland County helped 31 families who fled the war settle in the area, about 120 kilometres east of Toronto. Now, some of the children who came to the county are about to start a new school year in a new …

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Ukrainians gather to celebrate Independence Day but it’s bittersweet amid war with Russia

Ukrainians in Toronto gathered to celebrate their country’s Independence Day on Wednesday, but the occasion was bittersweet because it also marked sixth months since the Russians invaded. For Tetyana Barylko, who owns the Barrel House Korchma restaurant with her family, Independence Day was special this year due to the war with Russia. She said …

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As war in Ukraine grinds on, G7 vows to reduce Russia’s energy leverage

The leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies, meeting in the Bavarian Alps, ended their annual summit on Tuesday vowing to do everything in their power to stop Russia from using energy as a weapon to profit from its invasion of Ukraine. The G7 condemned Russia’s missile strike on a crowded …

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With a war raging and food prices soaring, Trudeau attends Commonwealth summit in Rwanda

The war in Ukraine will cast its shadow over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other Commonwealth national leaders as they arrive in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday for their first meeting since the onset of the pandemic. Food security — particularly in Africa — is expected to be a major topic of the leaders’ conference. …

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Emmanuel Macron hints at Russian war crimes as western European leaders visit Kyiv

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that there are signs of war crimes in a Kyiv suburb following “massacres” by Russian forces. He spoke in the town of Irpin in the greater Kyiv area while on a visit with the German, Italian and Romanian leaders to show support for Ukraine. …

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‘It changed my life’: How an Ontario university tuition levy helps students affected by war become grads

Alik Sarian uprooted her life twice for her university education. On Tuesday, she will be one of hundreds of students receiving a bachelor of science degree at Wilfrid Laurier University during convocation ceremonies, and says she has her classmates to thank. Sarian is originally from Aleppo, Syria. In 2016, she moved with …

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