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  • Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

    October 22, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism.

    U.S. officials said there was no specific indication of a similar attack in the United States, but reinforced...

  • Canadian parliament locked down, one suspected gunman reported dead

    October 22, 2014 | 9:44 am

    A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital.

    A suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building,...

  • Canada selects design for national Holocaust monument

    May 12, 2014 | 10:40 am

    A team that includes world-renowned architect Daniel Liebeskind has been chosen over five other finalists to create a national Holocaust monument in Ottawa.

    The team was announced made Monday by Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and...

  • Canadian PM Harper pressured P.A. to drop U.N. bid

    November 27, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper personally intervened to pressure the Palestinian Authority to drop its bid for upgraded status at the United Nations.

    While in New York to accept an award and attend the opening of a new session of the United Nations at the end of...

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  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker in Ottawa speech calls for West Bank boycott

    April 17, 2012 | 10:15 am

    An Arab-Israeli member of Israel’s Knesset appears to have contravened an Israeli law by calling on Canadians to boycott Israel.

    Ahmad Tibi, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, called for a boycott of companies and products linked to Israeli towns in the West Bank and other disputed...

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