No clear reason for Russian escalation in Ukraine — but it will test Biden, experts say – National

Russia’s growing escalations against Ukraine have the international community on high alert. While there is no clear reason for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent aggression, experts say it will almost certainly be a test of United States President Joe Biden’s leadership. “Putin is flexing his muscles,” said Marta Dyczok, an associate professor within Western […]

Biden says U.S. plans to offer Canada extra COVID-19 vaccines in future – National

U.S. President Joe Biden says he’s planning to give surplus COVID-19 vaccines to other countries, including Canada, in the future as his country’s vaccination rollout hits another milestone. Biden said he spoke to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday about providing additional vaccine assistance to Canada, but also suggested some of the extra vaccines could […]

Trudeau says death of George Floyd was a ‘wake up call’ about systemic racism – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is welcoming the guilty verdict against the former Minneapolis police officer whose knee to the neck of George Floyd ended in the Black man’s death last May. Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday on all three charges against him: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Trudeau says the […]

Prince Philip funeral: Trudeau announces $200K donation to Duke of Edinburgh award

Canada will donate $200,000 to the Duke of Edinburgh‘s International Award as a tribute to the late Prince Philip’s “remarkable life and his selfless service,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday. The announcement came as the scaled back official funeral for the Queen’s long-time husband took place at Windsor Castle amid public health restrictions […]

Ukraine President Zelenskiy asks Trudeau for support in path towards NATO membership – National

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a phone call on Tuesday to support Kyiv’s aspirations to join the NATO military alliance, the president’s office said. Zelenskiy earlier urged NATO to lay out a path for Ukraine to join, after days in which Russia has massed troops near the conflict-hit Donbass […]

Garneau slams China’s sanctions, says they are an ‘attack on transparency’ – National

China’s newly announced sanctions placed on Canadian parliamentarians and the country’s democratic institutions are “unacceptable” and an “attack on transparency and freedom of expression,” Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister says. “The Government of Canada stands with parliamentarians and all Canadians as we continue to work with partners in defence of democracy and freedom of speech […]

Does AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine cause blood clots? Here’s what we know so far – National

Early Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vouched for the safety of Oxford University’s AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as reports of blood clots prompted several other countries to temporarily ban the vaccine’s use. “At each stage of what we’ve been doing, our public health and scientific experts do inspect and analyze the vaccines and they […]

Liberals widen lead over Conservatives as new COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive: poll – National

Support for the federal Liberals looks to be on the rise as new shipments of the highly coveted COVID-19 vaccine arrive, according to a new poll. Ipsos polling done exclusively for Global News found that should an federal election be held, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s Liberals would receive 35 per cent of the popular vote […]

Canada will not be pressured to release Meng Wanzhou, Trudeau says – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will not be pressured to release Huawei CEO Meng Wanzhou just because China has detained two of its citizens. Trudeau’s remarks were according to a transcript of a wide-ranging interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd and Meet the Press, which was provided to Global News. The interview is set to […]

Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human rights complaints against mining companies

WARNING: This story contains elements that may be disturbing to some audiences. Claudiana dos Santos has a nebulizer at her home in Itapicuru, a community in Bahia, Brazil, that sits near a major gold mine. “People in the community look for me a lot,” dos Santos, 36, said in an interview with Global News through […]