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Every hour of every day, cyber warriors silently fight an unrelenting war with millions of daily attacks to battle invading adversaries thousands of miles from America's shores. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, hundreds of cyber warriors learn offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.

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As the flood waters have started to subside, officials at all levels of government have begun to face questions about the response. Could the army have been called in earlier? Did officials underestimate the effects of recent rains? Did the dams along the river system hold back enough floodwaters? Who will pay for all of this?

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Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kabul military hospital by gunmen disguised as doctors who entered the facility and battled security forces for hours.

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Bill C-51—the Conservatives’ 2015 antiterrorism law—did at least one good thing: it ignited the controversy that prompted a massive 139-page bill introduced today in the House of Commons.

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​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

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The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

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Confronted by one of his first foreign crises, President Donald Trump on Tuesday split the blame for Syria’s worst chemical weapons attack in years between President Bashar Assad, its Russian-backed leader, and former President Barack Obama, as the new American administration struggled to explain what it might do in response.

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A British hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of online accounts from a US military communications system and then boasting online of how he controlled US satellites.

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A former top national security adviser says that during his career leaks of classified information at National Defence prompted him to call in the RCMP "a couple of times" in recent years.

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The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

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It was the terrorist attack that police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come. A man, dressed all in black, drove a car at 50 mph the full length of Westminster Bridge, aiming deliberately at pedestrians and cyclists.

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The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

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A months-long CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill. The devices are known as IMSI catchers and have been used by Canadian police and security authorities, foreign intelligence and even organized crime.

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Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government’s two key shipbuilders. Both Irving Shipyard in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver have recommended Ottawa take a page from other seafaring nations and hire someone to act as a single point of accountability and decision-making in shipbuilding.

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A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

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The federal government is advising Canadians to be vigilant in the wake of Saturday night's deadly terrorist attack in London. The government and diplomats on the ground in London advised travellers to avoid the affected areas, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media.

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Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

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Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

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Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

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The Canadian Coast Guard's only team of emergency rescue divers is being shut down while the government reprioritizes resources "to enhance search and rescue capacity and response." The team is responsible for rescues and recoveries of people trapped in submerged boats, vehicles and aircraft.

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A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350. The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area, as are the British and the Canadian embassies, and the Chinese, Turkish and Iranian embassies.

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Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

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Otto F. Warmbier, the University of Virginia honors student who was released from a North Korean prison last week after spending 17 months in captivity and more than a year in a coma, died on Monday at the Cincinnati hospital where he had been receiving treatment.

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In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over."

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VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.

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As the flood waters have started to subside, officials at all levels of government have begun to face questions about the response. Could the army have been called in earlier? Did officials underestimate the effects of recent rains? Did the dams along the river system hold back enough floodwaters? Who will pay for all of this?

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As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

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An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking - then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press investigation has found.

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Teams of technicians worked around the clock Saturday to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in other nations after a global cyberattack.

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Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

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To understand the Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures introduced Tuesday, go back two years to when the party supported the then Conservative government's hard-line anti-terrorism bill with a promise to amend the most controversial measures just as soon as they got the chance.

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National-security agencies counselled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned.

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National-security agencies counselled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned.

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HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

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Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin is stepping down from the Supreme Court of Canada in December after 28 years on the court, including almost 18 years as chief.

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This recent terror attack in Britain marks the third incident in less than three months. All have been linked to Islamic State (Daesh).

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The House of Commons has passed a Liberal bill that will establish a committee of parliamentarians to oversee national security and intelligence operations. Bill C-22 will create a committee of seven MPs and two senators with the power to look at intelligence and security operations in any department or agency.

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The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

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President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office.

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A months-long CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill. The devices are known as IMSI catchers and have been used by Canadian police and security authorities, foreign intelligence and even organized crime.

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The realization that cyber weapons will buy time, but will not create a permanent, effective solution is becoming more apparent as the cyberattacks against the Islamic State repeatedly disappoint, according to the New York Times.

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the RCMP and CSIS have launched investigations in response to a CBC News/Radio-Canada report, which revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill.

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The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

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The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

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The Canadian military conducted almost a dozen formal internal investigations into the "loss or compromise" of classified information during a six year period, and over half of them involved the navy, internal defence department data shows.

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The governor of Puerto Rico has issued a strongly worded statement warning that Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement will negatively affect American citizens.

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It was the terrorist attack that police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come. A man, dressed all in black, drove a car at 50 mph the full length of Westminster Bridge, aiming deliberately at pedestrians and cyclists.

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The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

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The federal government is advising Canadians to be vigilant in the wake of Saturday night's deadly terrorist attack in London. The government and diplomats on the ground in London advised travellers to avoid the affected areas, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media.

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In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over."

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Bill C-51—the Conservatives’ 2015 antiterrorism law—did at least one good thing: it ignited the controversy that prompted a massive 139-page bill introduced today in the House of Commons.

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GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned new National Security Cutter Munro.

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In a new twist to the unsolved mystery of the assassination that triggered the Rwandan genocide, United Nations peacekeepers have found a missile launcher with remarkable similarities to the weapon that killed Rwanda’s president in 1994.

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President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

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The Canadian news industry has been facing a massive decline in revenues for a long time, much of which can be attributed to digital media sites. A Public Policy Forum report lists some bold suggestions on how to save the future of journalism.

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The Canadian news industry has been facing a massive decline in revenues for a long time, much of which can be attributed to digital media sites. A Public Policy Forum report lists some bold suggestions on how to save the future of journalism.

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Atty Mashatan, a professor at Ryerson University’s School of Information Technology Management, said it was nothing more than a fluke that Canada appears to have been largely spared from Friday’s ransomware attack that disrupted services in Russia, the U.K., Ukraine, Spain and India.

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The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

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It was the terrorist attack that police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come. A man, dressed all in black, drove a car at 50 mph the full length of Westminster Bridge, aiming deliberately at pedestrians and cyclists.

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President Trump signed executive actions Wednesday ordering the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and targeting sanctuary cities.

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As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

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Finland has rolled out significant legislative and intelligence facility funding proposals meant to strengthen national security and cyber-defense infrastructure. One major initiative includes the establishment in Helsinki of the NATO-supported European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, or ECE-CHT.

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The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

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Canada's terrorism threat level remains at medium in the wake of attacks that killed one Canadian visiting the U.K., but police and security agencies will be on high alert to protect revellers during 150th anniversary celebrations across the country.

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A man steered a stolen beer truck into a crowd of people and then rammed it into a department store, killing at least three people in what officials were calling a terrorist attack in the heart of Stockholm on Friday afternoon.

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Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

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President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

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Rights group accuses Syria of eight chemical attacks, killing at least nine people during offensive to retake key town.

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the RCMP and CSIS have launched investigations in response to a CBC News/Radio-Canada report, which revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill.

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The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

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Finland has rolled out significant legislative and intelligence facility funding proposals meant to strengthen national security and cyber-defense infrastructure. One major initiative includes the establishment in Helsinki of the NATO-supported European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, or ECE-CHT.

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National-security agencies counselled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned.

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A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

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Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

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The threat of political blackmail could figure in a wide-ranging review of risks to Canada's electoral system, says a senior official from the national cyberspy agency.

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Declines in revenues in the newspaper industry over the past two decades has lead to massive layoffs. The Public Policy Forum report offers suggestions for how government policies and other laws can reduce the rise of "fake news" and "clickbait".

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The federal government is advising Canadians to be vigilant in the wake of Saturday night's deadly terrorist attack in London. The government and diplomats on the ground in London advised travellers to avoid the affected areas, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Wednesday's apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a "cowardly attack" on democracy around the world. And he says Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it can after the attack, which left at least four dead in London

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This recent terror attack in Britain marks the third incident in less than three months. All have been linked to Islamic State (Daesh).

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The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

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To understand the Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures introduced Tuesday, go back two years to when the party supported the then Conservative government's hard-line anti-terrorism bill with a promise to amend the most controversial measures just as soon as they got the chance.

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The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

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National-security agencies counselled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned.

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The Canadian military conducted almost a dozen formal internal investigations into the "loss or compromise" of classified information during a six year period, and over half of them involved the navy, internal defence department data shows.

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A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350. The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area, as are the British and the Canadian embassies, and the Chinese, Turkish and Iranian embassies.

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Bill C-51—the Conservatives’ 2015 antiterrorism law—did at least one good thing: it ignited the controversy that prompted a massive 139-page bill introduced today in the House of Commons.

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Declines in revenues in the newspaper industry over the past two decades has lead to massive layoffs. The Public Policy Forum report offers suggestions for how government policies and other laws can reduce the rise of "fake news" and "clickbait".

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President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

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The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Wednesday's apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a "cowardly attack" on democracy around the world. And he says Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it can after the attack, which left at least four dead in London

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As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

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A former top national security adviser says that during his career leaks of classified information at National Defence prompted him to call in the RCMP "a couple of times" in recent years.

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Canada is on track to spend millions over the next three years in its bid to win a rotating two-year seat on the United Nations' Security Council – even as some inside and outside the UN say the election process needs an overhaul.

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Ottawa Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying a female responsible for stealing approximately $4,000 in donations from the Autism Speaks Canada walk that took place in Ottawa on Sunday, June 4th.

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Russia has raised the prospect of war with the West while mocking British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for cancelling a trip to Moscow in the wake of the Syrian nerve-gas attack.

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In a new twist to the unsolved mystery of the assassination that triggered the Rwandan genocide, United Nations peacekeepers have found a missile launcher with remarkable similarities to the weapon that killed Rwanda’s president in 1994.

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Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government’s two key shipbuilders. Both Irving Shipyard in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver have recommended Ottawa take a page from other seafaring nations and hire someone to act as a single point of accountability and decision-making in shipbuilding.

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At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke.

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Belgian soldiers shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station.

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Teams of technicians worked around the clock Saturday to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in other nations after a global cyberattack.

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As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

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The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

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The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

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The federal government is facing “serious” cyber attacks on a daily basis, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said in its annual report released Tuesday. Increasingly numerous, capable and aggressive state-sponsored hackers and terrorist groups are making regular attempts to penetrate government computer networks.

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The threat of political blackmail could figure in a wide-ranging review of risks to Canada's electoral system, says a senior official from the national cyberspy agency.

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Members of the police force in New Glasgow, N.S., were all smiles in 2014 when Peter MacKay, the local MP and then defence minister, arranged for the Canadian military to give them a decommissioned light-armoured vehicle, free of charge. Four years later, the town's police chief confirmed that town officials have decided to give it away.

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The union representing Irving’s Halifax shipyard workers is concerned about the ongoing hiring of foreign workers for jobs that could be filled by locals.

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Developing story: at least 50 people have been injured and 12 confirmed dead, so far, after what may be a terrorist attack in Russia today. Reports of additional unexploded bombs found.

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Ottawa Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying a female responsible for stealing approximately $4,000 in donations from the Autism Speaks Canada walk that took place in Ottawa on Sunday, June 4th.

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At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke.

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Canada's terrorism threat level remains at medium in the wake of attacks that killed one Canadian visiting the U.K., but police and security agencies will be on high alert to protect revellers during 150th anniversary celebrations across the country.

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The NAFTA deal, was originally signed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, allows free trade between the three countries in North America. Donald Trump's team is reportedly preparing an executive order to take the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement – it could be signed very soon.

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Belgian soldiers shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station.

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​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

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The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

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To understand the Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures introduced Tuesday, go back two years to when the party supported the then Conservative government's hard-line anti-terrorism bill with a promise to amend the most controversial measures just as soon as they got the chance.

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A former top national security adviser says that during his career leaks of classified information at National Defence prompted him to call in the RCMP "a couple of times" in recent years.

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A fifth suspect has now been arrested and is in custody. The police have said that at the time of his arrest, the person “was carrying a package, which we are currently assessing.”

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Every hour of every day, cyber warriors silently fight an unrelenting war with millions of daily attacks to battle invading adversaries thousands of miles from America's shores. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, hundreds of cyber warriors learn offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.

[field_writer2]

The Canadian news industry has been facing a massive decline in revenues for a long time, much of which can be attributed to digital media sites. A Public Policy Forum report lists some bold suggestions on how to save the future of journalism.

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Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

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Teams of technicians worked around the clock Saturday to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in other nations after a global cyberattack.

[field_writer2]

As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

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The Trudeau government is allowing Chinese investors to buy a Vancouver high-tech firm without a formal national security review even though Canada and many of its allies use the company’s patented satellite communications technology for security, public safety and defence.

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The Stockholm truck attack suspect was a rejected asylum seeker from Uzbekistan who eluded authorities' attempts to deport him by giving police a wrong address, Swedish police said Sunday, while announcing the arrest of a second suspect.

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In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over."

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Hamas has named a shadowy militant commander as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, placing one of the Islamic group’s most hardline figures in charge of its core power base.

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The House of Commons has passed a Liberal bill that will establish a committee of parliamentarians to oversee national security and intelligence operations. Bill C-22 will create a committee of seven MPs and two senators with the power to look at intelligence and security operations in any department or agency.

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USS Fitzgerald sailors faced a tough decision to close ship’s flooded section after colliding into a massive Philippine cargo ship. Seven sailors were found dead in the Fitzgerald’s sleeping quarters.

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Atty Mashatan, a professor at Ryerson University’s School of Information Technology Management, said it was nothing more than a fluke that Canada appears to have been largely spared from Friday’s ransomware attack that disrupted services in Russia, the U.K., Ukraine, Spain and India.

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Global Affairs Canada has established a dedicated team to work on the government’s goal of winning a two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council beginning in 2021.

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RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says he had concerns about police militarization, and the adoption of carbine rifles represented a "significant change" in the use of force for frontline officers.

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The Liberal government is set to reject proposals that would have given broader powers to its new national-oversight committee of parliamentarians. The legislation to create the committee, Bill C-22, will return to the House of Commons this week for debate after it was heavily modified late last year by the Public Safety Committee of the House.

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Government documents obtained by the National Post reveal why Canada rejected dozens of Syrians as refugees, and provide a “high-level overview” of the backgrounds of those who were selected.

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The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

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The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

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On Sunday a helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg allegedly flew low over a busy tourist beach on the Pacific island of Guam. While the aircraft would have been in approved airspace authorities do ask aviators to be mindful of people on the ground.

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Two bombs exploded at churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100.

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Bill C-51—the Conservatives’ 2015 antiterrorism law—did at least one good thing: it ignited the controversy that prompted a massive 139-page bill introduced today in the House of Commons.

[field_writer2]

Finland has rolled out significant legislative and intelligence facility funding proposals meant to strengthen national security and cyber-defense infrastructure. One major initiative includes the establishment in Helsinki of the NATO-supported European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, or ECE-CHT.

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USS Fitzgerald sailors faced a tough decision to close ship’s flooded section after colliding into a massive Philippine cargo ship. Seven sailors were found dead in the Fitzgerald’s sleeping quarters.

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HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

[field_writer2]

The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

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A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

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Global Affairs Canada has established a dedicated team to work on the government’s goal of winning a two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council beginning in 2021.

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The Canadian Coast Guard's only team of emergency rescue divers is being shut down while the government reprioritizes resources "to enhance search and rescue capacity and response." The team is responsible for rescues and recoveries of people trapped in submerged boats, vehicles and aircraft.

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Hamas closed its only civilian border crossing with Israel on Sunday, and Israeli troops were on high alert as tensions between the two enemies continued to rise, two days after a senior Hamas operative was mysteriously shot dead at point-blank range in the parking garage of his home.

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Declines in revenues in the newspaper industry over the past two decades has lead to massive layoffs. The Public Policy Forum report offers suggestions for how government policies and other laws can reduce the rise of "fake news" and "clickbait".

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President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office.

[field_writer2]

As the flood waters have started to subside, officials at all levels of government have begun to face questions about the response. Could the army have been called in earlier? Did officials underestimate the effects of recent rains? Did the dams along the river system hold back enough floodwaters? Who will pay for all of this?

[field_writer2]

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

[field_writer2]

The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

[field_writer2]

Two bombs exploded at churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100.

[field_writer2]

The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

[field_writer2]

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

[field_writer2]

Two bombs exploded at churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100.

[field_writer2]

NATO plans to bolster its ability to respond to cyberattacks and cybercrime by developing tools that can deter attacks on critical military and civilian network infrastructure. The development of NATO defensive and offensive cyber weaponry is tasked to the Western alliance’s dedicated cyber unit, which forms part of NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

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Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

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It was the terrorist attack that police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come. A man, dressed all in black, drove a car at 50 mph the full length of Westminster Bridge, aiming deliberately at pedestrians and cyclists.

[field_writer2]

Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

[field_writer2]

The NAFTA deal, was originally signed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, allows free trade between the three countries in North America. Donald Trump's team is reportedly preparing an executive order to take the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement – it could be signed very soon.

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The federal government is facing “serious” cyber attacks on a daily basis, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said in its annual report released Tuesday. Increasingly numerous, capable and aggressive state-sponsored hackers and terrorist groups are making regular attempts to penetrate government computer networks.

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The federal government is advising Canadians to be vigilant in the wake of Saturday night's deadly terrorist attack in London. The government and diplomats on the ground in London advised travellers to avoid the affected areas, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media.

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GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned new National Security Cutter Munro.

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GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned new National Security Cutter Munro.

[field_writer2]

On Sunday a helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg allegedly flew low over a busy tourist beach on the Pacific island of Guam. While the aircraft would have been in approved airspace authorities do ask aviators to be mindful of people on the ground.

[field_writer2]

Belgian soldiers shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station.

[field_writer2]

Canada is on track to spend millions over the next three years in its bid to win a rotating two-year seat on the United Nations' Security Council – even as some inside and outside the UN say the election process needs an overhaul.

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A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350. The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area, as are the British and the Canadian embassies, and the Chinese, Turkish and Iranian embassies.

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The threat of political blackmail could figure in a wide-ranging review of risks to Canada's electoral system, says a senior official from the national cyberspy agency.

[field_writer2]

Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

[field_writer2]

The Canadian military conducted almost a dozen formal internal investigations into the "loss or compromise" of classified information during a six year period, and over half of them involved the navy, internal defence department data shows.

[field_writer2]

A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350. The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area, as are the British and the Canadian embassies, and the Chinese, Turkish and Iranian embassies.

[field_writer2]

Swiss and Turkish authorities have opened separate probes into protesters in Bern who called for the assassination of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

[field_writer2]

Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels

[field_writer2]

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

[field_writer2]

The realization that cyber weapons will buy time, but will not create a permanent, effective solution is becoming more apparent as the cyberattacks against the Islamic State repeatedly disappoint, according to the New York Times.

[field_writer2]

On Sunday a helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg allegedly flew low over a busy tourist beach on the Pacific island of Guam. While the aircraft would have been in approved airspace authorities do ask aviators to be mindful of people on the ground.

[field_writer2]

The Trudeau government is allowing Chinese investors to buy a Vancouver high-tech firm without a formal national security review even though Canada and many of its allies use the company’s patented satellite communications technology for security, public safety and defence.

[field_writer2]

The Trump administration outlined a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants Tuesday, proclaiming that it would seek to swiftly deport many more people without court hearings and target migrants charged with crimes or thought to be dangerous

[field_writer2]

GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned new National Security Cutter Munro.

[field_writer2]

The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

[field_writer2]

The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Wednesday's apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a "cowardly attack" on democracy around the world. And he says Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it can after the attack, which left at least four dead in London

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Wednesday's apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a "cowardly attack" on democracy around the world. And he says Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it can after the attack, which left at least four dead in London

[field_writer2]

Two Canada Border Services Agency officers are among five people arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for breach of trust and drug importation offences. The RCMP alleges they were importing cocaine through Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

[field_writer2]

Montenegro has asked Britain for technical help to defend against cyber attacks after suffering a barrage of online assaults in the wake of an alleged Russian-backed coup plot

[field_writer2]

Canada's terrorism threat level remains at medium in the wake of attacks that killed one Canadian visiting the U.K., but police and security agencies will be on high alert to protect revellers during 150th anniversary celebrations across the country.

[field_writer2]

The NAFTA deal, was originally signed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, allows free trade between the three countries in North America. Donald Trump's team is reportedly preparing an executive order to take the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement – it could be signed very soon.

[field_writer2]

HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

[field_writer2]

North Korean monitoring service 38 North said Wednesday the country's Punggye-ri nuclear site is "primed and ready" for a sixth nuclear test. "The activity during the past six weeks is suggestive of the final preparations for a test," 38 North analyst Joseph Bermudez told CNN.

[field_writer2]

As the flood waters have started to subside, officials at all levels of government have begun to face questions about the response. Could the army have been called in earlier? Did officials underestimate the effects of recent rains? Did the dams along the river system hold back enough floodwaters? Who will pay for all of this?

[field_writer2]

NATO plans to bolster its ability to respond to cyberattacks and cybercrime by developing tools that can deter attacks on critical military and civilian network infrastructure. The development of NATO defensive and offensive cyber weaponry is tasked to the Western alliance’s dedicated cyber unit, which forms part of NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

[field_writer2]

The federal government is facing “serious” cyber attacks on a daily basis, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said in its annual report released Tuesday. Increasingly numerous, capable and aggressive state-sponsored hackers and terrorist groups are making regular attempts to penetrate government computer networks.

[field_writer2]

The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

[field_writer2]

HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

[field_writer2]

Members of the police force in New Glasgow, N.S., were all smiles in 2014 when Peter MacKay, the local MP and then defence minister, arranged for the Canadian military to give them a decommissioned light-armoured vehicle, free of charge. Four years later, the town's police chief confirmed that town officials have decided to give it away.

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Developing story: at least 50 people have been injured and 12 confirmed dead, so far, after what may be a terrorist attack in Russia today. Reports of additional unexploded bombs found.

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A former top national security adviser says that during his career leaks of classified information at National Defence prompted him to call in the RCMP "a couple of times" in recent years.

[field_writer2]

A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

[field_writer2]

Developing story: at least 50 people have been injured and 12 confirmed dead, so far, after what may be a terrorist attack in Russia today. Reports of additional unexploded bombs found.

[field_writer2]

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the RCMP and CSIS have launched investigations in response to a CBC News/Radio-Canada report, which revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill.

[field_writer2]

The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

[field_writer2]

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin is stepping down from the Supreme Court of Canada in December after 28 years on the court, including almost 18 years as chief.

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The United States has made a preliminary conclusion that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week due to the fact that a drone operated by Russians was flying over a hospital as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment.

[field_writer2]

A months-long CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill. The devices are known as IMSI catchers and have been used by Canadian police and security authorities, foreign intelligence and even organized crime.

[field_writer2]

The realization that cyber weapons will buy time, but will not create a permanent, effective solution is becoming more apparent as the cyberattacks against the Islamic State repeatedly disappoint, according to the New York Times.

[field_writer2]

The Trudeau government announced Tuesday that some 1,200 people considered to be among the most vulnerable refugees in the world are to be housed in Canada by the end of this year,

[field_writer2]

​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

[field_writer2]

The realization that cyber weapons will buy time, but will not create a permanent, effective solution is becoming more apparent as the cyberattacks against the Islamic State repeatedly disappoint, according to the New York Times.

[field_writer2]

President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office.

[field_writer2]

Finland has rolled out significant legislative and intelligence facility funding proposals meant to strengthen national security and cyber-defense infrastructure. One major initiative includes the establishment in Helsinki of the NATO-supported European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, or ECE-CHT.

[field_writer2]

The Liberal government is set to reject proposals that would have given broader powers to its new national-oversight committee of parliamentarians. The legislation to create the committee, Bill C-22, will return to the House of Commons this week for debate after it was heavily modified late last year by the Public Safety Committee of the House.

[field_writer2]

The Trudeau government is allowing Chinese investors to buy a Vancouver high-tech firm without a formal national security review even though Canada and many of its allies use the company’s patented satellite communications technology for security, public safety and defence.

[field_writer2]

USS Fitzgerald sailors faced a tough decision to close ship’s flooded section after colliding into a massive Philippine cargo ship. Seven sailors were found dead in the Fitzgerald’s sleeping quarters.

[field_writer2]

Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

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President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

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About 60 suspects, the vast majority of them foreigners, were arrested early Sunday in the capital, Ankara.

[field_writer2]

The Canadian military conducted almost a dozen formal internal investigations into the "loss or compromise" of classified information during a six year period, and over half of them involved the navy, internal defence department data shows.

[field_writer2]

The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

[field_writer2]

Montenegro has asked Britain for technical help to defend against cyber attacks after suffering a barrage of online assaults in the wake of an alleged Russian-backed coup plot

[field_writer2]

President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office.

[field_writer2]

USS Fitzgerald sailors faced a tough decision to close ship’s flooded section after colliding into a massive Philippine cargo ship. Seven sailors were found dead in the Fitzgerald’s sleeping quarters.

[field_writer2]

NATO plans to bolster its ability to respond to cyberattacks and cybercrime by developing tools that can deter attacks on critical military and civilian network infrastructure. The development of NATO defensive and offensive cyber weaponry is tasked to the Western alliance’s dedicated cyber unit, which forms part of NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

[field_writer2]

A months-long CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill. The devices are known as IMSI catchers and have been used by Canadian police and security authorities, foreign intelligence and even organized crime.

[field_writer2]

Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government’s two key shipbuilders. Both Irving Shipyard in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver have recommended Ottawa take a page from other seafaring nations and hire someone to act as a single point of accountability and decision-making in shipbuilding.

[field_writer2]

Two bombs exploded at churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100.

[field_writer2]

Confronted by one of his first foreign crises, President Donald Trump on Tuesday split the blame for Syria’s worst chemical weapons attack in years between President Bashar Assad, its Russian-backed leader, and former President Barack Obama, as the new American administration struggled to explain what it might do in response.

[field_writer2]

On Sunday a helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg allegedly flew low over a busy tourist beach on the Pacific island of Guam. While the aircraft would have been in approved airspace authorities do ask aviators to be mindful of people on the ground.

[field_writer2]

The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

[field_writer2]

Egypt imposed a three-month nationwide state of emergency Monday as President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sought to ease public anger and take a tougher stand against Islamic extremists after suicide bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed 45 people.

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the RCMP and CSIS have launched investigations in response to a CBC News/Radio-Canada report, which revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill.

[field_writer2]

The union representing Irving’s Halifax shipyard workers is concerned about the ongoing hiring of foreign workers for jobs that could be filled by locals.

[field_writer2]

HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

[field_writer2]

A British hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of online accounts from a US military communications system and then boasting online of how he controlled US satellites.

[field_writer2]

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

[field_writer2]

VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.

[field_writer2]

An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking - then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press investigation has found.

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Malaysia has accused North Korea of holding 11 of its citizens hostage, marking a new low point in the diplomatic row that followed last month's killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of the North Korean dictator.

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The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

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In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over."

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Members of the police force in New Glasgow, N.S., were all smiles in 2014 when Peter MacKay, the local MP and then defence minister, arranged for the Canadian military to give them a decommissioned light-armoured vehicle, free of charge. Four years later, the town's police chief confirmed that town officials have decided to give it away.

[field_writer2]

Global Affairs Canada has established a dedicated team to work on the government’s goal of winning a two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council beginning in 2021.

[field_writer2]

The Liberal government is set to reject proposals that would have given broader powers to its new national-oversight committee of parliamentarians. The legislation to create the committee, Bill C-22, will return to the House of Commons this week for debate after it was heavily modified late last year by the Public Safety Committee of the House.

[field_writer2]

The governor of Puerto Rico has issued a strongly worded statement warning that Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement will negatively affect American citizens.

[field_writer2]

Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

[field_writer2]

Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government’s two key shipbuilders. Both Irving Shipyard in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver have recommended Ottawa take a page from other seafaring nations and hire someone to act as a single point of accountability and decision-making in shipbuilding.

[field_writer2]

The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

[field_writer2]

Members of the police force in New Glasgow, N.S., were all smiles in 2014 when Peter MacKay, the local MP and then defence minister, arranged for the Canadian military to give them a decommissioned light-armoured vehicle, free of charge. Four years later, the town's police chief confirmed that town officials have decided to give it away.

[field_writer2]

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the RCMP and CSIS have launched investigations in response to a CBC News/Radio-Canada report, which revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill.

[field_writer2]

The union representing Irving’s Halifax shipyard workers is concerned about the ongoing hiring of foreign workers for jobs that could be filled by locals.

[field_writer2]

At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke.

[field_writer2]

​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

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The House of Commons has passed a Liberal bill that will establish a committee of parliamentarians to oversee national security and intelligence operations. Bill C-22 will create a committee of seven MPs and two senators with the power to look at intelligence and security operations in any department or agency.

[field_writer2]

An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking - then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press investigation has found.

[field_writer2]

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says he had concerns about police militarization, and the adoption of carbine rifles represented a "significant change" in the use of force for frontline officers.

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North Korean monitoring service 38 North said Wednesday the country's Punggye-ri nuclear site is "primed and ready" for a sixth nuclear test. "The activity during the past six weeks is suggestive of the final preparations for a test," 38 North analyst Joseph Bermudez told CNN.

[field_writer2]

The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

[field_writer2]

An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking - then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press investigation has found.

[field_writer2]

VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.

[field_writer2]

Canada is on track to spend millions over the next three years in its bid to win a rotating two-year seat on the United Nations' Security Council – even as some inside and outside the UN say the election process needs an overhaul.

[field_writer2]

The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins. Piles of rubble fill exhibition halls and a massive fire in the building’s basement has reduced hundreds of rare books and manuscripts to ankle-deep drifts of ash.

[field_writer2]

A British hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of online accounts from a US military communications system and then boasting online of how he controlled US satellites.

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Ottawa Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying a female responsible for stealing approximately $4,000 in donations from the Autism Speaks Canada walk that took place in Ottawa on Sunday, June 4th.

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The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

[field_writer2]

The Trudeau government is allowing Chinese investors to buy a Vancouver high-tech firm without a formal national security review even though Canada and many of its allies use the company’s patented satellite communications technology for security, public safety and defence.

[field_writer2]

At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke.

[field_writer2]

The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

[field_writer2]

Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

[field_writer2]

Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

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This recent terror attack in Britain marks the third incident in less than three months. All have been linked to Islamic State (Daesh).

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Every hour of every day, cyber warriors silently fight an unrelenting war with millions of daily attacks to battle invading adversaries thousands of miles from America's shores. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, hundreds of cyber warriors learn offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.

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President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

[field_writer2]

The governor of Puerto Rico has issued a strongly worded statement warning that Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement will negatively affect American citizens.

[field_writer2]

In a new twist to the unsolved mystery of the assassination that triggered the Rwandan genocide, United Nations peacekeepers have found a missile launcher with remarkable similarities to the weapon that killed Rwanda’s president in 1994.

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Confronted by one of his first foreign crises, President Donald Trump on Tuesday split the blame for Syria’s worst chemical weapons attack in years between President Bashar Assad, its Russian-backed leader, and former President Barack Obama, as the new American administration struggled to explain what it might do in response.

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The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

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A fifth suspect has now been arrested and is in custody. The police have said that at the time of his arrest, the person “was carrying a package, which we are currently assessing.”

[field_writer2]

On Sunday a helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg allegedly flew low over a busy tourist beach on the Pacific island of Guam. While the aircraft would have been in approved airspace authorities do ask aviators to be mindful of people on the ground.

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A British hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of online accounts from a US military communications system and then boasting online of how he controlled US satellites.

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Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

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A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

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Canada is on track to spend millions over the next three years in its bid to win a rotating two-year seat on the United Nations' Security Council – even as some inside and outside the UN say the election process needs an overhaul.

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The Brussels attack was, above all else, an attack on the institutions of Europe, conducted almost certainly by European citizens who hate those institutions, whose loyalties are with a terrorist army that sees itself at war with Europe.

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Zaynab Khadr, the famously outspoken eldest child of Canada’s most notorious family, who has publicly praised Osama bin Laden and yearned for her own martyrdom, has been detained in Turkey. It is not clear whether she has been arrested or charged, and Turkish diplomats in Ottawa could offer no details on Monday.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says he doesn't want to risk the safety of sources who give the government sensitive information on human rights conditions in their countries.

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What should have been a straightforward purchase of binoculars for the RCMP has gone off the rails after it emerged the deal was rigged to favour one particular company. A government watchdog has recommended the entire process be restarted, but this time in an open, fair and transparent manner — which amounts to yet another blow for the troubled federal government procurement system.

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In PMO news today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on the retirement of his National Security Advisor, Richard Fadden, who retires after 39 years of public service. The PM also announced the appointment of a new Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to Cabinet.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, which has already come into force. The doctrine says that one main aim in ensuring information security is the strategic prevention of military conflicts which could arise from the use of information technologies.

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Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

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Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

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Family members of the Quebekers killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack are ashamed of Trudeau's pledge to remove Canada's air power from the allied effort against the so-called Islamic State. The victims had been doing humanitarian work in the region at the time.

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The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

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A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed an estimated 121 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said.

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Cyberspace is likely be declared a domain of warfare at NATO’s Warsaw Summit. The cyber domain is an integral part of modern wars, conflicts and crises, and therefore also a key part of NATO´s current and future operative security environment.

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Gunfire erupted outside a nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, leaving two people dead and at least 14 people injured. Fort Myers police responded to Club Blu, where they found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot.

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The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

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The suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack was shot dead near Milan, according to Italian officials, bringing an end to an international manhunt for the 24-year old Tunisian that had kept the continent on edge as the holidays fast approached.

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A Liberal MP says Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine.

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The Canadian military has deployed helicopters and transport planes in response to the raging wildfire that has incinerated parts of Fort McMurray, Alta. – with more support to come as needed.

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A Chinese citizen living in Vancouver, who admitted helping Chinese military officers hack into the computer networks of U.S. defence contractors to steal classified information, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was convicted of participating in a years-long conspiracy to steal military technical data, including schematics related to Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft and Lockheed F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

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A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed an estimated 121 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said.

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The Canadian Armed Forces is keeping a lid on spending plans for counter-terrorism in a report to Parliament, and has withheld not just the amount but also details on human resources involved in the program.

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Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

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National Defence launched a full-scale review of security at its installations, including recruiting centres, following the terror attacks of October 2014 — an assessment that officials said Tuesday is still ongoing.

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In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

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The Syrian army captured Aleppo from rebel fighters on Tuesday, a culmination of years of fighting and a devastating siege in what was one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war. But before crippled opposition forces agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire, there were reports of widespread massacres by Syrian troops taking full control of what was once the country’s largest city.

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Three militants stormed the dormitory of a police training college in southwestern Pakistan at about 11pm Monday night, killing at least 61 and injuring more than 100. Two of the attackers detonated their explosive vests and the thirs was shot dead in the attack that lasted almost four hours.

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The federal government is sending a "reconnaissance mission" to take a closer look at the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Mali. Officials insist the fact-finding mission, a small group of diplomats, military personnel and RCMP officers, does not mean the government has decided to send Canadian peacekeepers to the west African country.

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Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

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The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

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A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said.

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There is "horrific evidence" that Sudan's military has repeatedly used chemical weapons (CW) in the country's eastern region of Darfur, Amnesty International has reported. The claim was made on the basis of interviews with 52 residents in the Jebel Marra area in Darfur, where military and allied forces have been attempting to suppress a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel group.

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The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Michael Fallon: "Today, in London, I am hosting the Iraqi Defence Minister and 13 other nations from the Counter-Daesh coalition who are providing military hardware and training. We’ve made major progress but in 2017 we must deal a decisive blow to these terrorists."

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The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press.

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Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

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The Brussels attack was, above all else, an attack on the institutions of Europe, conducted almost certainly by European citizens who hate those institutions, whose loyalties are with a terrorist army that sees itself at war with Europe.

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Zaynab Khadr, the famously outspoken eldest child of Canada’s most notorious family, who has publicly praised Osama bin Laden and yearned for her own martyrdom, has been detained in Turkey. It is not clear whether she has been arrested or charged, and Turkish diplomats in Ottawa could offer no details on Monday.

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A Russian politician who laments the decline of his country’s relations with Canada suggested Thursday that his homeland might be willing to play nice in its long-standing dispute over who controls the North Pole.

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Canada has not been invited to an anti-ISIS coalition meeting this week in Paris, CBC News has learned. Defence ministers from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands will join U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter on Wednesday to discuss the future of the fight against the extremist group.

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Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

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Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

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North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says he doesn't want to risk the safety of sources who give the government sensitive information on human rights conditions in their countries.

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A group of Canadians who advise the federal government on national security issues are in the dark about the future of a 16-member roundtable they were appointed to. Members of the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security are supposed to meet in-camera at least twice a year, yet the group hasn't met since October 2014.

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Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation touching both sides of the border.

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In what is being described in local French media reports as a terrorist attack, a truck driver sped along the promenade in Nice, plowing through and over people in the crowd. Initial reports estimated more than 30 dead, but that has been recently updated to more than 60 killed. The large crowd was celebrating Bastille Day along the waterfront, and the calamity took place as the fireworks were ending, which added to the confusion when gunfire was heard. 

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Europol has warned that militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) will aim to step up attacks on European targets, as they face defeat in the Middle East.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the threat of a nuclear terror attack on Canada is lower than it was five or six years ago, and that he sees it as a “modest success” that groups like ISIS haven’t gotten their hands on more dangerous weapons.

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Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport. The government said Islamic State extremists were believed responsible.

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Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said: “Let it be an arms race,” when asked for clarification of his Thursday Twitter post calling for an expansion of U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," he said in his tweet.

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China has installed surface-to-air missiles on an island in the South China Sea, an escalation that further militarizes a region where significant tensions have already emerged between China and its neighbours.

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Canada's largest icebreaker is preparing for a critical expedition to the North Pole, marking the country's final mission in the High Arctic before making an official claim to the barren, but strategically important area at the top of the world.

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The White House has released a fact sheet outlining the relationship between Canada and the United States, including details about shared defence and national security. Here is the full text of that fact sheet.

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Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

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The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school. The new centre would be located in Kingston, Ont., near the Canadian Forces base and military college, but would be a civilian-led operation.

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Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

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Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government had signed a number of documents including a ceasefire deal that would take effect at midnight on the night of Dec. 29-30. He also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.

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President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as the process of filling top jobs in his administration presses on, marked by some infighting among advisers.

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The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

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Containing the spread of terrorism across Africa is a consideration for Canada as it mulls where best to contribute to a UN peacekeeping mission, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.

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National Defence launched a full-scale review of security at its installations, including recruiting centres, following the terror attacks of October 2014 — an assessment that officials said Tuesday is still ongoing.

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The horrifying images from Belgium on Tuesday, with travellers covered in blood while smoke billowed around them, have become so familiar to us that we risk becoming jaded by them. We must not be.

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A year before the election, Trudeau gained national attention when he mocked Canada's participation in airstrikes against ISIS. Once elected, the challenge became how to achieve a "pull out" without causing serious damage to international relationships, and to maintain some semblance of credibility domestically.

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Authorities and analysts believe the violence that left Jakarta, a city of 10 million people, on edge for hours was a loud announcement of the Islamic State group’s presence in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

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A Liberal MP says Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine.

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The Canadian government will spend $133 million over the next five years for new technologies to improve surveillance of the Arctic. Defence Research and Development Canada, the military’s science organization, is coordinating the surveillance research.

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British police are investigating after a drone crashed into a British Airways jet over Heathrow airport in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. The pilot of the BA727 flight from Geneva, carrying 132 passengers and five crew members, reported to police that the front of the aircraft had been struck by the unmanned object shortly before it landed at lunchtime on Sunday.

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The Syrian army captured Aleppo from rebel fighters on Tuesday, a culmination of years of fighting and a devastating siege in what was one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war. But before crippled opposition forces agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire, there were reports of widespread massacres by Syrian troops taking full control of what was once the country’s largest city.

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Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there’s no need for international assistance

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The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

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A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

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A Chinese citizen living in Vancouver, who admitted helping Chinese military officers hack into the computer networks of U.S. defence contractors to steal classified information, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was convicted of participating in a years-long conspiracy to steal military technical data, including schematics related to Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft and Lockheed F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

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Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

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A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

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Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said bolstering nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. "We can say with certainty – we are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he said.

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A senior Ukrainian envoy is warning a thaw in diplomatic relations between Canada and Russia will primarily benefit Vladimir Putin – a caution that came as relations abruptly deteriorated between Moscow and Washington on Monday over Syria and nuclear arsenals.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked an experienced deputy minister in foreign affairs rather than a senior security bureaucrat as his new national security adviser.

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In Turkey today, a military faction attacked government buildings and civilians in a failed coup attempt. At least 1,000 people are reported hospitalized and the death toll was at 161 at last verification. As part of its plan, the military took Turkish TV stations off the air. The government was able to regain control and has arrested or detained 1,500 military personnel, according to news reports. The PM has vowed that coup plotters will be tried for treason.

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The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

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The murderous rampage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso demonstrates the ease with which terror can be spread in disparate parts of the world and Canada’s Foreign Minister says the international community must unite in its determination to stop it.

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The White House on Tuesday issued the U.S. government's first emergency response manual for a major cyber attack, though some officials acknowledged it lacked clear guidance on possible retaliation against hacker adversaries.

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The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

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Canadian-made tactical equipment that helps authorities blast their way into buildings has surfaced in Saudi Arabia at the scene of a violent house raid by government security forces in late June that left one man dead in a region home to the country’s oppressed Shia minority.

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Michael Fallon: "Today, in London, I am hosting the Iraqi Defence Minister and 13 other nations from the Counter-Daesh coalition who are providing military hardware and training. We’ve made major progress but in 2017 we must deal a decisive blow to these terrorists."

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Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

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Hundreds of first responders, politicians and citizens from Canada and the United States gathered at the Peace Arch border crossing Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday where he will announce the date Canada plans to run for a seat on the Security Council, sources tell CBC News.

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Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

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The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and 8-inch floppy disks, a government report has revealed.

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Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the United States in condemning Russia over the escalating fighting in Syria and failed efforts to end the war in that country.

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The suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack was shot dead near Milan, according to Italian officials, bringing an end to an international manhunt for the 24-year old Tunisian that had kept the continent on edge as the holidays fast approached.

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U.S. forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

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Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, as his cabinet said they see no imminent threats to Canadians on their soil. But Conservatives took the opportunity to reignite criticisms of the Liberal government for promising to repeal sections of the Tory anti-terrorism law giving security forces more power to disrupt and prevent terrorist networks.

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Turkish Embassy spokesperson responds to questions on the Open Skies Treaty Observation Flight over Turkey that could not be conducted by the Russian Federation and on Statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concerning the violation of Turkish airspace by the Russian aircraft.

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Canada wants to work with the United States to face the "challenge" posed by Russia, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Thursday. The minister said Canada and the U.S. have a shared interest in dealing with Russia's incursion into Ukraine.

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Canada again finds itself on the outside looking in when it comes to a gathering of countries fighting militants in the Middle East, something the new defence minister is trying to shrug off in the face of opposition criticism.

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British police are investigating after a drone crashed into a British Airways jet over Heathrow airport in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. The pilot of the BA727 flight from Geneva, carrying 132 passengers and five crew members, reported to police that the front of the aircraft had been struck by the unmanned object shortly before it landed at lunchtime on Sunday.

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Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada "strongly condemns tonight's deadly attack in Turkey," adding that his thoughts are with the victims as "we stand with our allies against terrorism."

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Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced Wednesday that the Canadian government has listed two groups, Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM), as terrorist entities under the Criminal Code.

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Germany has launched a Europe-wide manhunt for an “armed and dangerous” Tunisian with ties to Islamic extremists in connection with the Berlin Christmas market attack, according to a European arrest warrant and German lawmakers.

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The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

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The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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The Canadian military has deployed helicopters and transport planes in response to the raging wildfire that has incinerated parts of Fort McMurray, Alta. – with more support to come as needed.

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A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

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President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Kelly, the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accepted the offer, CBS said, citing unidentified sources.

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Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

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Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada "strongly condemns tonight's deadly attack in Turkey," adding that his thoughts are with the victims as "we stand with our allies against terrorism."

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the threat of a nuclear terror attack on Canada is lower than it was five or six years ago, and that he sees it as a “modest success” that groups like ISIS haven’t gotten their hands on more dangerous weapons.

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Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government had signed a number of documents including a ceasefire deal that would take effect at midnight on the night of Dec. 29-30. He also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.

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The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is now the official state rifle of Tennessee. Originally designed for military use, its rounds can “penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars,” according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group.

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The minister of National Defence can carry on being the boss of the military justice system, says Canada’s top court. The Supreme Court of Canada has found defence ministers, even though they are political players, are the only ones who can appeal the decisions of a court martial, or the court martial appeals court.

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Judging from recent critiques of Justin Trudeau’s still-acclimating new government, you might guess that the fresh crop of Liberals running the show might be a bit rattled. But you’d be incorrect in that assumption – Michael Den Tandt

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Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

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Canada quietly left the door open Wednesday to participating in a United Nations cease fire observer mission, should the Colombian government make a request.

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Donald Trump has expressed some radical thoughts about foreign policy — including that the U.S., as a NATO member, can choose whether or not to come to the aid of an ally under attack. Perhaps Trump’s statement about NATO was just a “rookie mistake.” But there is a more frightening possibility, writes Mark Buchanan in Bloomberg View.

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A backgrounder on the reasons for declaring a State of Emergency have been provided by official Turkish sources. Also, video links, taken on the night of the attempted coup in Turkey, have been compiled here for your convenience. 

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In what is being described in local French media reports as a terrorist attack, a truck driver sped along the promenade in Nice, plowing through and over people in the crowd. Initial reports estimated more than 30 dead, but that has been recently updated to more than 60 killed. The large crowd was celebrating Bastille Day along the waterfront, and the calamity took place as the fireworks were ending, which added to the confusion when gunfire was heard. 

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Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted suspect for the Paris attacks, has been arrested in a shootout with heavily-armed police in the Belgian capital after eluding capture for months. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed the arrest on Friday at a press conference in Brussels. "Though this arrest was an important step, it is not the final result," said French President Hollande at a joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister. "There will be further arrests. We know the network is extensive in Belgium, France and other countries," he said.

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Alexey Pushkov, a hawkish member of parliament who heads the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee, eschewed condolences after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, instead chiding Brussels-based NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for focusing on the "imaginary Russian threat" while ignoring terrorists "right under his nose."

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Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

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The murderous rampage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso demonstrates the ease with which terror can be spread in disparate parts of the world and Canada’s Foreign Minister says the international community must unite in its determination to stop it.

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An incident involving hundreds of blank Canadian Forces identification cards that went missing just days after the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill has been meet with a shrug from the military. The case involving the identity cards, which disappeared while being shipped from Ottawa to Toronto through Canada Post, resulted in a brief police investigation and no changes to the military’s security policy.

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Police are asking for the public’s help to find a soldier missing from the 4th Canadian Training Centre Meaford who was last seen early Saturday morning in Owen Sound.

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President Barack Obama is set to meet with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

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Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

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Michael Fallon: "Today, in London, I am hosting the Iraqi Defence Minister and 13 other nations from the Counter-Daesh coalition who are providing military hardware and training. We’ve made major progress but in 2017 we must deal a decisive blow to these terrorists."

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The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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A Russian politician who laments the decline of his country’s relations with Canada suggested Thursday that his homeland might be willing to play nice in its long-standing dispute over who controls the North Pole.

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Canada's largest icebreaker is preparing for a critical expedition to the North Pole, marking the country's final mission in the High Arctic before making an official claim to the barren, but strategically important area at the top of the world.

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The White House on Tuesday issued the U.S. government's first emergency response manual for a major cyber attack, though some officials acknowledged it lacked clear guidance on possible retaliation against hacker adversaries.

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The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says he doesn't want to risk the safety of sources who give the government sensitive information on human rights conditions in their countries.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said: “Let it be an arms race,” when asked for clarification of his Thursday Twitter post calling for an expansion of U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," he said in his tweet.

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A Russian politician who laments the decline of his country’s relations with Canada suggested Thursday that his homeland might be willing to play nice in its long-standing dispute over who controls the North Pole.

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Rookie Conservative MP David Yurdiga, who represents Fort McMurray, has opened a new riding office in Lac La Biche and is trying to help out, after 88,000 people were evacuated from the city last week.

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The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is now the official state rifle of Tennessee. Originally designed for military use, its rounds can “penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars,” according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group.

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Canada again finds itself on the outside looking in when it comes to a gathering of countries fighting militants in the Middle East, something the new defence minister is trying to shrug off in the face of opposition criticism.

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Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an air show accident.

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A strong majority of Canadians object to this country’s sale of military goods to Saudi Arabia, China and Algeria, three countries with poor human-rights records that currently rank among the top 10 buyers of defence and security gear from Canada.

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The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia with 39 people on board as it tried to make an emergency landing near a Soviet-era military base. Russian news agencies reported that nobody had been killed in the incident, but said 32 people had been airlifted to hospital, 16 of whom were in serious condition.

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The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

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Abdirizak Ahmed, head of counter-piracy for Somalia's northern state of Puntland, which has 1,400 km of coastline and is home to most of its pirates, says piracy has gone hi-tech. Professional hackers steal ships' manifestos and sell them to pirates who now know exactly where to look – right down to the serial number of the container in some cases.

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Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead.

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A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter had been shot down hours earlier.

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Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport. The government said Islamic State extremists were believed responsible.

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The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced Wednesday that the Canadian government has listed two groups, Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM), as terrorist entities under the Criminal Code.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to those affected by a bombing in a Pakistan park that killed dozens of people Sunday. Police officials in Lahore, an eastern Pakistani city bordering India, said that Christian families were celebrating Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park when an explosion was set off near a children's play area.

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President Barack Obama is set to meet with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

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The horrifying images from Belgium on Tuesday, with travellers covered in blood while smoke billowed around them, have become so familiar to us that we risk becoming jaded by them. We must not be.

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Two former employees of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence are facing charges in Halifax following a drug investigation with ties to Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

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President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Kelly, the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accepted the offer, CBS said, citing unidentified sources.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO - the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.

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A Chinese citizen living in Vancouver, who admitted helping Chinese military officers hack into the computer networks of U.S. defence contractors to steal classified information, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was convicted of participating in a years-long conspiracy to steal military technical data, including schematics related to Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft and Lockheed F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

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During what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president of the United States, Barack Obama gave a glowingly-received speech Wednesday urging North American unity amid growing protectionist sentiment and global uncertainty.

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The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

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The suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack was shot dead near Milan, according to Italian officials, bringing an end to an international manhunt for the 24-year old Tunisian that had kept the continent on edge as the holidays fast approached.

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The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

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The Canadian Armed Forces’ Judge Advocate General (JAG) is launching consultations with Canadians as part of the ongoing comprehensive review of the court martial system.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked an experienced deputy minister in foreign affairs rather than a senior security bureaucrat as his new national security adviser.

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A Chinese citizen living in Vancouver, who admitted helping Chinese military officers hack into the computer networks of U.S. defence contractors to steal classified information, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was convicted of participating in a years-long conspiracy to steal military technical data, including schematics related to Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft and Lockheed F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, which has already come into force. The doctrine says that one main aim in ensuring information security is the strategic prevention of military conflicts which could arise from the use of information technologies.

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Mohamed Abrini, wanted over November's Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster VRT said on Friday, adding that he was probably involved in last month's Brussels bombings.

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During what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president of the United States, Barack Obama gave a glowingly-received speech Wednesday urging North American unity amid growing protectionist sentiment and global uncertainty.

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Mohamed Abrini, wanted over November's Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster VRT said on Friday, adding that he was probably involved in last month's Brussels bombings.

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"The time of waving the refugees through is over,” said a source close to Germany's Interior Minister. Leaked information indicates Germany is drawing up plans to reinstate its national controls in an attempt to persuade other EU leaders to do more to solve the migrant crisis. 

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Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced Wednesday that the Canadian government has listed two groups, Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM), as terrorist entities under the Criminal Code.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

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A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

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Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

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The Canadian Armed Forces is keeping a lid on spending plans for counter-terrorism in a report to Parliament, and has withheld not just the amount but also details on human resources involved in the program.

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Containing the spread of terrorism across Africa is a consideration for Canada as it mulls where best to contribute to a UN peacekeeping mission, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.

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The U.S. military has confirmed that Hafiz Saeed Khan died along with senior commanders and fighters in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Mullah Akhtar Mansour, another prominent ISIS militant, was killed in Pakistan in May.

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As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

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Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there’s no need for international assistance

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At least one shooter is still on the loose after a shooting inside a McDonald's at Munich's Olympia shopping mall Friday, police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. "There could be several dead and one or even several shooters are on the loose." The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET).

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A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

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Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead.

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The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

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"The time of waving the refugees through is over,” said a source close to Germany's Interior Minister. Leaked information indicates Germany is drawing up plans to reinstate its national controls in an attempt to persuade other EU leaders to do more to solve the migrant crisis. 

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Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the United States in condemning Russia over the escalating fighting in Syria and failed efforts to end the war in that country.

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A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO - the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.

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The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school. The new centre would be located in Kingston, Ont., near the Canadian Forces base and military college, but would be a civilian-led operation.

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The federal cabinet will soon be asked to pump more money into one of the key civilian projects under the national shipbuilding strategy in what's expected to be the first real test of the Trudeau government's commitment to stick with the Conservative-era program.

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Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline; a court has ruled he can remain in power until new elections, now postponed indefinitely, are held.

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The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

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Canada wants to work with the United States to face the "challenge" posed by Russia, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Thursday. The minister said Canada and the U.S. have a shared interest in dealing with Russia's incursion into Ukraine.

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At least one shooter is still on the loose after a shooting inside a McDonald's at Munich's Olympia shopping mall Friday, police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. "There could be several dead and one or even several shooters are on the loose." The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET).

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, which has already come into force. The doctrine says that one main aim in ensuring information security is the strategic prevention of military conflicts which could arise from the use of information technologies.

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The White House on Tuesday issued the U.S. government's first emergency response manual for a major cyber attack, though some officials acknowledged it lacked clear guidance on possible retaliation against hacker adversaries.

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Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

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All 84 passengers and eight crew on the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria.

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Defence scientists have developed a smartphone app that could be used to prevent dazzling mid-air laser attacks on pilots. The danger from people shining hand-held laser pointers into cockpits is so high that earlier this year a pilots’ union called for the devices to be classed as offensive weapons.

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Canada quietly left the door open Wednesday to participating in a United Nations cease fire observer mission, should the Colombian government make a request.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Sunday the federal government is close to deciding how Canada will play a role in the mission in the Middle East against the Islamic State Iraq and the Levant.

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The Canadian military has deployed helicopters and transport planes in response to the raging wildfire that has incinerated parts of Fort McMurray, Alta. – with more support to come as needed.

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A Chinese citizen living in Vancouver, who admitted helping Chinese military officers hack into the computer networks of U.S. defence contractors to steal classified information, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was convicted of participating in a years-long conspiracy to steal military technical data, including schematics related to Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft and Lockheed F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

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Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline; a court has ruled he can remain in power until new elections, now postponed indefinitely, are held.

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The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

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A coalition of 25 military and national security experts, including former advisers to Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, has warned that climate change poses a “significant risk to US national security and international security” that requires more attention from the US federal government.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

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There is "horrific evidence" that Sudan's military has repeatedly used chemical weapons (CW) in the country's eastern region of Darfur, Amnesty International has reported. The claim was made on the basis of interviews with 52 residents in the Jebel Marra area in Darfur, where military and allied forces have been attempting to suppress a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel group.

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Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada "strongly condemns tonight's deadly attack in Turkey," adding that his thoughts are with the victims as "we stand with our allies against terrorism."

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As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.

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A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said is likely to have been inspired by Islamic State.

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Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Brussels-style attacks will continue unless strategy changes and local allies fighting ISIL should be offered "active, on-the-ground, military support".

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A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

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Alexey Pushkov, a hawkish member of parliament who heads the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee, eschewed condolences after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, instead chiding Brussels-based NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for focusing on the "imaginary Russian threat" while ignoring terrorists "right under his nose."

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A year before the election, Trudeau gained national attention when he mocked Canada's participation in airstrikes against ISIS. Once elected, the challenge became how to achieve a "pull out" without causing serious damage to international relationships, and to maintain some semblance of credibility domestically.

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The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

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The notion that Canadian volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria could face prosecution under the former Conservative government's tough anti-terror laws has one human rights group calling for stricter supervision of the country's military training mission in the war-torn region.

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Police are asking for the public’s help to find a soldier missing from the 4th Canadian Training Centre Meaford who was last seen early Saturday morning in Owen Sound.

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Brushing aside Donald Trump’s dismissiveness, the nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. agencies are more confident than ever that Russia interfered in America’s recent presidential election. And he called the former Cold War foe an “existential threat” to the nation.

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Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said bolstering nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. "We can say with certainty – we are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he said.

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A joint rescue operation was conducted on Monday involving the RCAF’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron and various civilian agencies after a plane crashed north of Anahim Lake, BC.

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Rookie Conservative MP David Yurdiga, who represents Fort McMurray, has opened a new riding office in Lac La Biche and is trying to help out, after 88,000 people were evacuated from the city last week.

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In Turkey today, a military faction attacked government buildings and civilians in a failed coup attempt. At least 1,000 people are reported hospitalized and the death toll was at 161 at last verification. As part of its plan, the military took Turkish TV stations off the air. The government was able to regain control and has arrested or detained 1,500 military personnel, according to news reports. The PM has vowed that coup plotters will be tried for treason.

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The Syrian army captured Aleppo from rebel fighters on Tuesday, a culmination of years of fighting and a devastating siege in what was one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war. But before crippled opposition forces agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire, there were reports of widespread massacres by Syrian troops taking full control of what was once the country’s largest city.

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The Canadian government will spend $133 million over the next five years for new technologies to improve surveillance of the Arctic. Defence Research and Development Canada, the military’s science organization, is coordinating the surveillance research.

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Canada quietly left the door open Wednesday to participating in a United Nations cease fire observer mission, should the Colombian government make a request.

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President Barack Obama is set to meet with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

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Britain could become increasingly vulnerable to attack from an array of novel threats including “swarm attacks”, genetic weapons, cyber-attacks and new pathogens as hostile powers and extremist groups obtain more lethal weapons, a study by a UK Ministry of Defence think tank warns.

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The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

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Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

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The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

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National Defence launched a full-scale review of security at its installations, including recruiting centres, following the terror attacks of October 2014 — an assessment that officials said Tuesday is still ongoing.

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Canada’s impending peacemaking mission to Africa took on a more urgent tone Thursday night when a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds enjoying Bastille Day fireworks on Nice’s palm-lined waterfront, says Matthew Fisher. France needs Canada’s help — and Canada will answer the call.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government had signed a number of documents including a ceasefire deal that would take effect at midnight on the night of Dec. 29-30. He also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.

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The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and extend a country-wide truce.

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Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

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In Turkey today, a military faction attacked government buildings and civilians in a failed coup attempt. At least 1,000 people are reported hospitalized and the death toll was at 161 at last verification. As part of its plan, the military took Turkish TV stations off the air. The government was able to regain control and has arrested or detained 1,500 military personnel, according to news reports. The PM has vowed that coup plotters will be tried for treason.

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Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium, in this video posted on the FrontLine web site in October 2015. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and can force unbelievers out of office and implement worldwide domination.

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The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press.

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Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

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Canada has not been invited to an anti-ISIS coalition meeting this week in Paris, CBC News has learned. Defence ministers from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands will join U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter on Wednesday to discuss the future of the fight against the extremist group.

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A senior Ukrainian envoy is warning a thaw in diplomatic relations between Canada and Russia will primarily benefit Vladimir Putin – a caution that came as relations abruptly deteriorated between Moscow and Washington on Monday over Syria and nuclear arsenals.

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North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked an experienced deputy minister in foreign affairs rather than a senior security bureaucrat as his new national security adviser.

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The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

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The U.S. Coast Guard has often been characterized as perennially underfunded, but thanks to Congress, the service received a major boost to its acquisition accounts for fiscal year 2016.

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All 84 passengers and eight crew on the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria.

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The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

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The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

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Europol has warned that militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) will aim to step up attacks on European targets, as they face defeat in the Middle East.

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Gunfire erupted outside a nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, leaving two people dead and at least 14 people injured. Fort Myers police responded to Club Blu, where they found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot.

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Donald Trump has expressed some radical thoughts about foreign policy — including that the U.S., as a NATO member, can choose whether or not to come to the aid of an ally under attack. Perhaps Trump’s statement about NATO was just a “rookie mistake.” But there is a more frightening possibility, writes Mark Buchanan in Bloomberg View.

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Canada has not been invited to an anti-ISIS coalition meeting this week in Paris, CBC News has learned. Defence ministers from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands will join U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter on Wednesday to discuss the future of the fight against the extremist group.

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Zaynab Khadr, the famously outspoken eldest child of Canada’s most notorious family, who has publicly praised Osama bin Laden and yearned for her own martyrdom, has been detained in Turkey. It is not clear whether she has been arrested or charged, and Turkish diplomats in Ottawa could offer no details on Monday.

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The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

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Cyberspace is likely be declared a domain of warfare at NATO’s Warsaw Summit. The cyber domain is an integral part of modern wars, conflicts and crises, and therefore also a key part of NATO´s current and future operative security environment.

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Justin Trudeau will be among the world leaders gathering in Washington to contemplate the spine-tingling scenario of terrorists getting hold of nuclear weapons.

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Turkish Embassy spokesperson responds to questions on the Open Skies Treaty Observation Flight over Turkey that could not be conducted by the Russian Federation and on Statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concerning the violation of Turkish airspace by the Russian aircraft.

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Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

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The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and extend a country-wide truce.

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Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

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Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

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Europol has warned that militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) will aim to step up attacks on European targets, as they face defeat in the Middle East.

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A man who stabbed at least eight people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency. The accuracy of this claim has not been verified. Police and witnesses said the man, wearing a security uniform, entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah, and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he attacked.

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Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

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Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

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During what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president of the United States, Barack Obama gave a glowingly-received speech Wednesday urging North American unity amid growing protectionist sentiment and global uncertainty.

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The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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The Pentagon’s Joint Staff has warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks. An internal report suggests Lenovo computers and handheld devices could compromise hardware into the Defense Department supply chain.

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The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, yesterday issued a statement about the truck attack that killed four Israeli solders in Jerusalem. 

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In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

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Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation touching both sides of the border.

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The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

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Two Toronto-based human rights organizations have are alleging pro-Iraqi government Shia militias were responsible for a massacre of at least 55 Yazidi slaves kidnapped by ISIS and possibly hundreds more Sunni civilians during the liberation of Ramadi in early January.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, which has already come into force. The doctrine says that one main aim in ensuring information security is the strategic prevention of military conflicts which could arise from the use of information technologies.

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The federal government is sending a "reconnaissance mission" to take a closer look at the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Mali. Officials insist the fact-finding mission, a small group of diplomats, military personnel and RCMP officers, does not mean the government has decided to send Canadian peacekeepers to the west African country.

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As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said: “Let it be an arms race,” when asked for clarification of his Thursday Twitter post calling for an expansion of U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," he said in his tweet.

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As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.

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Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there’s no need for international assistance

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A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

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Canada’s impending peacemaking mission to Africa took on a more urgent tone Thursday night when a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds enjoying Bastille Day fireworks on Nice’s palm-lined waterfront, says Matthew Fisher. France needs Canada’s help — and Canada will answer the call.

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Michael Fallon: "Today, in London, I am hosting the Iraqi Defence Minister and 13 other nations from the Counter-Daesh coalition who are providing military hardware and training. We’ve made major progress but in 2017 we must deal a decisive blow to these terrorists."

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British police are investigating after a drone crashed into a British Airways jet over Heathrow airport in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. The pilot of the BA727 flight from Geneva, carrying 132 passengers and five crew members, reported to police that the front of the aircraft had been struck by the unmanned object shortly before it landed at lunchtime on Sunday.

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A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed an estimated 121 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said.

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A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

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An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

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Brushing aside Donald Trump’s dismissiveness, the nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. agencies are more confident than ever that Russia interfered in America’s recent presidential election. And he called the former Cold War foe an “existential threat” to the nation.

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The White House has released a fact sheet outlining the relationship between Canada and the United States, including details about shared defence and national security. Here is the full text of that fact sheet.

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Register today for the most anticipated annual Canadian Marine Technical conference, taking place in St John's Newfoundland on May 5 and 6, 2016. http://www.mari-tech.org/index.php/mari-tech-2016-2

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The White House on Tuesday issued the U.S. government's first emergency response manual for a major cyber attack, though some officials acknowledged it lacked clear guidance on possible retaliation against hacker adversaries.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, as his cabinet said they see no imminent threats to Canadians on their soil. But Conservatives took the opportunity to reignite criticisms of the Liberal government for promising to repeal sections of the Tory anti-terrorism law giving security forces more power to disrupt and prevent terrorist networks.

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The federal government is sending a "reconnaissance mission" to take a closer look at the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Mali. Officials insist the fact-finding mission, a small group of diplomats, military personnel and RCMP officers, does not mean the government has decided to send Canadian peacekeepers to the west African country.

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A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter had been shot down hours earlier.

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Canada again finds itself on the outside looking in when it comes to a gathering of countries fighting militants in the Middle East, something the new defence minister is trying to shrug off in the face of opposition criticism.

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The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

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A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

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In an effort to convince the Afghan government to change the plans for a new Hydro transmission corridor thousands protested in Kabul, the route change would bring access to Hydro that is lacking for millions of Afghans and shorten the proposed route.

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Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

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Donald Trump has expressed some radical thoughts about foreign policy — including that the U.S., as a NATO member, can choose whether or not to come to the aid of an ally under attack. Perhaps Trump’s statement about NATO was just a “rookie mistake.” But there is a more frightening possibility, writes Mark Buchanan in Bloomberg View.

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At least one shooter is still on the loose after a shooting inside a McDonald's at Munich's Olympia shopping mall Friday, police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. "There could be several dead and one or even several shooters are on the loose." The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET).

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From Cuba today, President Obama asserted "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can, and will, defeat those who threaten the security of people all around the world."

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U.S. forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

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The RCMP spent more than $900,000 in overtime pay over the course of a five-month undercover operation that led to the arrests of two terrorism suspects in British Columbia.

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Canada again finds itself on the outside looking in when it comes to a gathering of countries fighting militants in the Middle East, something the new defence minister is trying to shrug off in the face of opposition criticism.

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A group of Canadians who advise the federal government on national security issues are in the dark about the future of a 16-member roundtable they were appointed to. Members of the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security are supposed to meet in-camera at least twice a year, yet the group hasn't met since October 2014.

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North Korea’s triumphal declaration that it detonated its first hydrogen bomb drew global condemnation and threats of new sanctions against the isolated nuclear power Wednesday. But it also raised skepticism from the White House and defence experts, who questioned Pyongyang’s claim to a new and vastly more destructive weapon.

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The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

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Rookie Conservative MP David Yurdiga, who represents Fort McMurray, has opened a new riding office in Lac La Biche and is trying to help out, after 88,000 people were evacuated from the city last week.

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Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

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An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government had signed a number of documents including a ceasefire deal that would take effect at midnight on the night of Dec. 29-30. He also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.

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A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

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Defence scientists have developed a smartphone app that could be used to prevent dazzling mid-air laser attacks on pilots. The danger from people shining hand-held laser pointers into cockpits is so high that earlier this year a pilots’ union called for the devices to be classed as offensive weapons.

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The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

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The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press.

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The federal cabinet will soon be asked to pump more money into one of the key civilian projects under the national shipbuilding strategy in what's expected to be the first real test of the Trudeau government's commitment to stick with the Conservative-era program.

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One day after U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump insisted he’s too “smart” for traditional daily intelligence briefings, the national security advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he and the PM meet several times a week to discuss issues at the top of the security agenda.

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Turkish Embassy spokesperson responds to questions on the Open Skies Treaty Observation Flight over Turkey that could not be conducted by the Russian Federation and on Statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concerning the violation of Turkish airspace by the Russian aircraft.

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The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The contract will also include in service support, provided through a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace.

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Canadian-made tactical equipment that helps authorities blast their way into buildings has surfaced in Saudi Arabia at the scene of a violent house raid by government security forces in late June that left one man dead in a region home to the country’s oppressed Shia minority.

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Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

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A year before the election, Trudeau gained national attention when he mocked Canada's participation in airstrikes against ISIS. Once elected, the challenge became how to achieve a "pull out" without causing serious damage to international relationships, and to maintain some semblance of credibility domestically.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

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More than 100 military officials and security experts from all over the world have gathered in Kingston for a conference on international security. Yesterday’s keynote speaker from the Canadian Armed Forces discussed the changing face of security — within the military.

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The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

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President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as the process of filling top jobs in his administration presses on, marked by some infighting among advisers.

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Defence scientists have developed a smartphone app that could be used to prevent dazzling mid-air laser attacks on pilots. The danger from people shining hand-held laser pointers into cockpits is so high that earlier this year a pilots’ union called for the devices to be classed as offensive weapons.

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What should have been a straightforward purchase of binoculars for the RCMP has gone off the rails after it emerged the deal was rigged to favour one particular company. A government watchdog has recommended the entire process be restarted, but this time in an open, fair and transparent manner — which amounts to yet another blow for the troubled federal government procurement system.

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Mohamed Abrini, wanted over November's Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster VRT said on Friday, adding that he was probably involved in last month's Brussels bombings.

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Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said bolstering nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. "We can say with certainty – we are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he said.

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Canada quietly left the door open Wednesday to participating in a United Nations cease fire observer mission, should the Colombian government make a request.

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Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

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Three militants stormed the dormitory of a police training college in southwestern Pakistan at about 11pm Monday night, killing at least 61 and injuring more than 100. Two of the attackers detonated their explosive vests and the thirs was shot dead in the attack that lasted almost four hours.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used strong language in condemning the Islamic State in a television interview Tuesday. "The so-called Islamic State are terrorists, criminals, thugs, murderers of innocents and children and there's a lot of labels for them," Trudeau told Global Television in Calgary.

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The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and extend a country-wide truce.

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Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC reports. Some officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with Columbia's national police force.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the United States in condemning Russia over the escalating fighting in Syria and failed efforts to end the war in that country.

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A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said is likely to have been inspired by Islamic State.

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All 84 passengers and eight crew on the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria.

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The Streit Group, heavily promoted last year by the Global Affairs Department as a rising star in the export market, has on at least two occasions sold - or modified - sport utility and luxury vehicles to people with alleged gang connections.

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More than 100 military officials and security experts from all over the world have gathered in Kingston for a conference on international security. Yesterday’s keynote speaker from the Canadian Armed Forces discussed the changing face of security — within the military.

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Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

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The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, today hosted an informative gender-focused discussion with experts in various related fields as part of public consultations taking place across the country to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

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The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia with 39 people on board as it tried to make an emergency landing near a Soviet-era military base. Russian news agencies reported that nobody had been killed in the incident, but said 32 people had been airlifted to hospital, 16 of whom were in serious condition.

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President Barack Obama is set to meet with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

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Cyberspace is likely be declared a domain of warfare at NATO’s Warsaw Summit. The cyber domain is an integral part of modern wars, conflicts and crises, and therefore also a key part of NATO´s current and future operative security environment.

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ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in US history and says the gunman who slaughtered at least 50 innocent party-goers in an Orlando gay club was one of its fighters.

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The White House has released a fact sheet outlining the relationship between Canada and the United States, including details about shared defence and national security. Here is the full text of that fact sheet.

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As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday where he will announce the date Canada plans to run for a seat on the Security Council, sources tell CBC News.

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North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

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Donald Trump has expressed some radical thoughts about foreign policy — including that the U.S., as a NATO member, can choose whether or not to come to the aid of an ally under attack. Perhaps Trump’s statement about NATO was just a “rookie mistake.” But there is a more frightening possibility, writes Mark Buchanan in Bloomberg View.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO - the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.

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Alexey Pushkov, a hawkish member of parliament who heads the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee, eschewed condolences after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, instead chiding Brussels-based NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for focusing on the "imaginary Russian threat" while ignoring terrorists "right under his nose."

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The U.S. military has confirmed that Hafiz Saeed Khan died along with senior commanders and fighters in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Mullah Akhtar Mansour, another prominent ISIS militant, was killed in Pakistan in May.

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Sunday the federal government is close to deciding how Canada will play a role in the mission in the Middle East against the Islamic State Iraq and the Levant.

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Brushing aside Donald Trump’s dismissiveness, the nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. agencies are more confident than ever that Russia interfered in America’s recent presidential election. And he called the former Cold War foe an “existential threat” to the nation.

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North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

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The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and 8-inch floppy disks, a government report has revealed.

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An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

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A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter had been shot down hours earlier.

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The U.S. military has confirmed that Hafiz Saeed Khan died along with senior commanders and fighters in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Mullah Akhtar Mansour, another prominent ISIS militant, was killed in Pakistan in May.

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The Brussels attack was, above all else, an attack on the institutions of Europe, conducted almost certainly by European citizens who hate those institutions, whose loyalties are with a terrorist army that sees itself at war with Europe.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to those affected by a bombing in a Pakistan park that killed dozens of people Sunday. Police officials in Lahore, an eastern Pakistani city bordering India, said that Christian families were celebrating Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park when an explosion was set off near a children's play area.

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The Canadian Armed Forces is keeping a lid on spending plans for counter-terrorism in a report to Parliament, and has withheld not just the amount but also details on human resources involved in the program.

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Family members of the Quebekers killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack are ashamed of Trudeau's pledge to remove Canada's air power from the allied effort against the so-called Islamic State. The victims had been doing humanitarian work in the region at the time.

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The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

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Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there’s no need for international assistance

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A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

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In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

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As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

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The notion that Canadian volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria could face prosecution under the former Conservative government's tough anti-terror laws has one human rights group calling for stricter supervision of the country's military training mission in the war-torn region.

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Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

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President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Kelly, the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accepted the offer, CBS said, citing unidentified sources.

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An incident involving hundreds of blank Canadian Forces identification cards that went missing just days after the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill has been meet with a shrug from the military. The case involving the identity cards, which disappeared while being shipped from Ottawa to Toronto through Canada Post, resulted in a brief police investigation and no changes to the military’s security policy.

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In an effort to convince the Afghan government to change the plans for a new Hydro transmission corridor thousands protested in Kabul, the route change would bring access to Hydro that is lacking for millions of Afghans and shorten the proposed route.

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U.S. forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

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The U.S. Coast Guard has often been characterized as perennially underfunded, but thanks to Congress, the service received a major boost to its acquisition accounts for fiscal year 2016.

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Michael Fallon: "Today, in London, I am hosting the Iraqi Defence Minister and 13 other nations from the Counter-Daesh coalition who are providing military hardware and training. We’ve made major progress but in 2017 we must deal a decisive blow to these terrorists."

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Two former employees of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence are facing charges in Halifax following a drug investigation with ties to Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

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All 84 passengers and eight crew on the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria.

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A strong majority of Canadians object to this country’s sale of military goods to Saudi Arabia, China and Algeria, three countries with poor human-rights records that currently rank among the top 10 buyers of defence and security gear from Canada.

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Canadian-made tactical equipment that helps authorities blast their way into buildings has surfaced in Saudi Arabia at the scene of a violent house raid by government security forces in late June that left one man dead in a region home to the country’s oppressed Shia minority.

[field_writer2]

The federal cabinet will soon be asked to pump more money into one of the key civilian projects under the national shipbuilding strategy in what's expected to be the first real test of the Trudeau government's commitment to stick with the Conservative-era program.

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The Pentagon’s Joint Staff has warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks. An internal report suggests Lenovo computers and handheld devices could compromise hardware into the Defense Department supply chain.

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Canada quietly left the door open Wednesday to participating in a United Nations cease fire observer mission, should the Colombian government make a request.

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A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

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Germany has launched a Europe-wide manhunt for an “armed and dangerous” Tunisian with ties to Islamic extremists in connection with the Berlin Christmas market attack, according to a European arrest warrant and German lawmakers.

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President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Kelly, the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accepted the offer, CBS said, citing unidentified sources.

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A Liberal MP says Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine.

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The Canadian government will spend $133 million over the next five years for new technologies to improve surveillance of the Arctic. Defence Research and Development Canada, the military’s science organization, is coordinating the surveillance research.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said: “Let it be an arms race,” when asked for clarification of his Thursday Twitter post calling for an expansion of U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," he said in his tweet.

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A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed an estimated 121 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said.

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Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

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Justin Trudeau will be among the world leaders gathering in Washington to contemplate the spine-tingling scenario of terrorists getting hold of nuclear weapons.

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The notion that Canadian volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria could face prosecution under the former Conservative government's tough anti-terror laws has one human rights group calling for stricter supervision of the country's military training mission in the war-torn region.

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The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, yesterday issued a statement about the truck attack that killed four Israeli solders in Jerusalem. 

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The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

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A year after a stunning majority win, Maclean’s adds up the stumbles and successes of Justin Trudeau’s government in our Trudeau Report Card. The hard work of delivering on more than 200 campaign promises—and breaking some along the way—has only just begun.

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A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said.

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A federal project to build a flagship data centre at a Canadian Forces base has been dealt a blow after civilian planners suddenly realized there was a top-secret military communications post getting in the way.

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A backgrounder on the reasons for declaring a State of Emergency have been provided by official Turkish sources. Also, video links, taken on the night of the attempted coup in Turkey, have been compiled here for your convenience. 

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Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline; a court has ruled he can remain in power until new elections, now postponed indefinitely, are held.

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The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school. The new centre would be located in Kingston, Ont., near the Canadian Forces base and military college, but would be a civilian-led operation.

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Canadian-made tactical equipment that helps authorities blast their way into buildings has surfaced in Saudi Arabia at the scene of a violent house raid by government security forces in late June that left one man dead in a region home to the country’s oppressed Shia minority.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida an act of domestic terror. Trudeau says he was "shocked and saddened" to learn so many people were killed and injured following the mass shooting in Orlando.

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Judging from recent critiques of Justin Trudeau’s still-acclimating new government, you might guess that the fresh crop of Liberals running the show might be a bit rattled. But you’d be incorrect in that assumption – Michael Den Tandt

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The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, yesterday issued a statement about the truck attack that killed four Israeli solders in Jerusalem. 

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Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted suspect for the Paris attacks, has been arrested in a shootout with heavily-armed police in the Belgian capital after eluding capture for months. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed the arrest on Friday at a press conference in Brussels. "Though this arrest was an important step, it is not the final result," said French President Hollande at a joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister. "There will be further arrests. We know the network is extensive in Belgium, France and other countries," he said.

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A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

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North Korea’s triumphal declaration that it detonated its first hydrogen bomb drew global condemnation and threats of new sanctions against the isolated nuclear power Wednesday. But it also raised skepticism from the White House and defence experts, who questioned Pyongyang’s claim to a new and vastly more destructive weapon.

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A new analysis says an NDP proposal to boost pension benefits for families of deceased Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans could cost more than $6 billion.

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Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

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The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

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Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

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The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

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A group of Canadians who advise the federal government on national security issues are in the dark about the future of a 16-member roundtable they were appointed to. Members of the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security are supposed to meet in-camera at least twice a year, yet the group hasn't met since October 2014.

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Police are asking for the public’s help to find a soldier missing from the 4th Canadian Training Centre Meaford who was last seen early Saturday morning in Owen Sound.

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Two former employees of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence are facing charges in Halifax following a drug investigation with ties to Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

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As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

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North Korea’s triumphal declaration that it detonated its first hydrogen bomb drew global condemnation and threats of new sanctions against the isolated nuclear power Wednesday. But it also raised skepticism from the White House and defence experts, who questioned Pyongyang’s claim to a new and vastly more destructive weapon.

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ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in US history and says the gunman who slaughtered at least 50 innocent party-goers in an Orlando gay club was one of its fighters.

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In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

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A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

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As expected, ISIL has ramped up its propaganda campaign against Canada following last week’s police killing of Aaron Driver, an ISIL supporter in Strathroy, Ont. who was allegedly in the final stages of planning a bomb attack.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, as his cabinet said they see no imminent threats to Canadians on their soil. But Conservatives took the opportunity to reignite criticisms of the Liberal government for promising to repeal sections of the Tory anti-terrorism law giving security forces more power to disrupt and prevent terrorist networks.

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Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Brussels-style attacks will continue unless strategy changes and local allies fighting ISIL should be offered "active, on-the-ground, military support".

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National Defence launched a full-scale review of security at its installations, including recruiting centres, following the terror attacks of October 2014 — an assessment that officials said Tuesday is still ongoing.

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Sunday the federal government is close to deciding how Canada will play a role in the mission in the Middle East against the Islamic State Iraq and the Levant.

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The Canadian Armed Forces’ Judge Advocate General (JAG) is launching consultations with Canadians as part of the ongoing comprehensive review of the court martial system.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says he doesn't want to risk the safety of sources who give the government sensitive information on human rights conditions in their countries.

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The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and extend a country-wide truce.

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The Streit Group, heavily promoted last year by the Global Affairs Department as a rising star in the export market, has on at least two occasions sold - or modified - sport utility and luxury vehicles to people with alleged gang connections.

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The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

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A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said is likely to have been inspired by Islamic State.

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The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is now the official state rifle of Tennessee. Originally designed for military use, its rounds can “penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars,” according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida an act of domestic terror. Trudeau says he was "shocked and saddened" to learn so many people were killed and injured following the mass shooting in Orlando.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to those affected by a bombing in a Pakistan park that killed dozens of people Sunday. Police officials in Lahore, an eastern Pakistani city bordering India, said that Christian families were celebrating Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park when an explosion was set off near a children's play area.

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Global geopolitical uncertainty has pushed defense to the top of national agendas, helping prop up sales at major defense products suppliers, CNBC has been told.

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Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline; a court has ruled he can remain in power until new elections, now postponed indefinitely, are held.

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A year before the election, Trudeau gained national attention when he mocked Canada's participation in airstrikes against ISIS. Once elected, the challenge became how to achieve a "pull out" without causing serious damage to international relationships, and to maintain some semblance of credibility domestically.

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Containing the spread of terrorism across Africa is a consideration for Canada as it mulls where best to contribute to a UN peacekeeping mission, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.

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Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

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The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is now the official state rifle of Tennessee. Originally designed for military use, its rounds can “penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars,” according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group.

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A strong majority of Canadians object to this country’s sale of military goods to Saudi Arabia, China and Algeria, three countries with poor human-rights records that currently rank among the top 10 buyers of defence and security gear from Canada.

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What should have been a straightforward purchase of binoculars for the RCMP has gone off the rails after it emerged the deal was rigged to favour one particular company. A government watchdog has recommended the entire process be restarted, but this time in an open, fair and transparent manner — which amounts to yet another blow for the troubled federal government procurement system.

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The suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack was shot dead near Milan, according to Italian officials, bringing an end to an international manhunt for the 24-year old Tunisian that had kept the continent on edge as the holidays fast approached.

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One day after U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump insisted he’s too “smart” for traditional daily intelligence briefings, the national security advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he and the PM meet several times a week to discuss issues at the top of the security agenda.

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Register today for the most anticipated annual Canadian Marine Technical conference, taking place in St John's Newfoundland on May 5 and 6, 2016. http://www.mari-tech.org/index.php/mari-tech-2016-2

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There is "horrific evidence" that Sudan's military has repeatedly used chemical weapons (CW) in the country's eastern region of Darfur, Amnesty International has reported. The claim was made on the basis of interviews with 52 residents in the Jebel Marra area in Darfur, where military and allied forces have been attempting to suppress a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel group.

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British police are investigating after a drone crashed into a British Airways jet over Heathrow airport in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. The pilot of the BA727 flight from Geneva, carrying 132 passengers and five crew members, reported to police that the front of the aircraft had been struck by the unmanned object shortly before it landed at lunchtime on Sunday.

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The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

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Cyberspace is likely be declared a domain of warfare at NATO’s Warsaw Summit. The cyber domain is an integral part of modern wars, conflicts and crises, and therefore also a key part of NATO´s current and future operative security environment.

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A joint rescue operation was conducted on Monday involving the RCAF’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron and various civilian agencies after a plane crashed north of Anahim Lake, BC.

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The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

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A joint rescue operation was conducted on Monday involving the RCAF’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron and various civilian agencies after a plane crashed north of Anahim Lake, BC.

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In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

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The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school. The new centre would be located in Kingston, Ont., near the Canadian Forces base and military college, but would be a civilian-led operation.

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As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.

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Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC reports. Some officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with Columbia's national police force.

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Brushing aside Donald Trump’s dismissiveness, the nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. agencies are more confident than ever that Russia interfered in America’s recent presidential election. And he called the former Cold War foe an “existential threat” to the nation.

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The Pentagon’s Joint Staff has warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks. An internal report suggests Lenovo computers and handheld devices could compromise hardware into the Defense Department supply chain.

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Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

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Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

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Canada's largest icebreaker is preparing for a critical expedition to the North Pole, marking the country's final mission in the High Arctic before making an official claim to the barren, but strategically important area at the top of the world.

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Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

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Register today for the most anticipated annual Canadian Marine Technical conference, taking place in St John's Newfoundland on May 5 and 6, 2016. http://www.mari-tech.org/index.php/mari-tech-2016-2

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A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

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A strong majority of Canadians object to this country’s sale of military goods to Saudi Arabia, China and Algeria, three countries with poor human-rights records that currently rank among the top 10 buyers of defence and security gear from Canada.

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After a mass shooting on Sunday that killed at least 50 people and injured dozens more at a gay nightclub in Florida, many Canadians were reflecting on what the violence means for the LGBTQ community.

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Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

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Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC reports. Some officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with Columbia's national police force.

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Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead.

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Authorities and analysts believe the violence that left Jakarta, a city of 10 million people, on edge for hours was a loud announcement of the Islamic State group’s presence in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

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The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

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A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

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The federal cabinet will soon be asked to pump more money into one of the key civilian projects under the national shipbuilding strategy in what's expected to be the first real test of the Trudeau government's commitment to stick with the Conservative-era program.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, which has already come into force. The doctrine says that one main aim in ensuring information security is the strategic prevention of military conflicts which could arise from the use of information technologies.

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As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.

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As expected, ISIL has ramped up its propaganda campaign against Canada following last week’s police killing of Aaron Driver, an ISIL supporter in Strathroy, Ont. who was allegedly in the final stages of planning a bomb attack.

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A federal project to build a flagship data centre at a Canadian Forces base has been dealt a blow after civilian planners suddenly realized there was a top-secret military communications post getting in the way.

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A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said is likely to have been inspired by Islamic State.

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Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida an act of domestic terror. Trudeau says he was "shocked and saddened" to learn so many people were killed and injured following the mass shooting in Orlando.

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What should have been a straightforward purchase of binoculars for the RCMP has gone off the rails after it emerged the deal was rigged to favour one particular company. A government watchdog has recommended the entire process be restarted, but this time in an open, fair and transparent manner — which amounts to yet another blow for the troubled federal government procurement system.

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Hundreds of first responders, politicians and citizens from Canada and the United States gathered at the Peace Arch border crossing Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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Hundreds of first responders, politicians and citizens from Canada and the United States gathered at the Peace Arch border crossing Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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The horrifying images from Belgium on Tuesday, with travellers covered in blood while smoke billowed around them, have become so familiar to us that we risk becoming jaded by them. We must not be.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used strong language in condemning the Islamic State in a television interview Tuesday. "The so-called Islamic State are terrorists, criminals, thugs, murderers of innocents and children and there's a lot of labels for them," Trudeau told Global Television in Calgary.

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Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted suspect for the Paris attacks, has been arrested in a shootout with heavily-armed police in the Belgian capital after eluding capture for months. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed the arrest on Friday at a press conference in Brussels. "Though this arrest was an important step, it is not the final result," said French President Hollande at a joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister. "There will be further arrests. We know the network is extensive in Belgium, France and other countries," he said.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO - the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.

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As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.

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Authorities and analysts believe the violence that left Jakarta, a city of 10 million people, on edge for hours was a loud announcement of the Islamic State group’s presence in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

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In an effort to convince the Afghan government to change the plans for a new Hydro transmission corridor thousands protested in Kabul, the route change would bring access to Hydro that is lacking for millions of Afghans and shorten the proposed route.

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Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

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The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

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The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, yesterday issued a statement about the truck attack that killed four Israeli solders in Jerusalem. 

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The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

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The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

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After a mass shooting on Sunday that killed at least 50 people and injured dozens more at a gay nightclub in Florida, many Canadians were reflecting on what the violence means for the LGBTQ community.

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Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Brussels-style attacks will continue unless strategy changes and local allies fighting ISIL should be offered "active, on-the-ground, military support".

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China has installed surface-to-air missiles on an island in the South China Sea, an escalation that further militarizes a region where significant tensions have already emerged between China and its neighbours.

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Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

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Two Toronto-based human rights organizations have are alleging pro-Iraqi government Shia militias were responsible for a massacre of at least 55 Yazidi slaves kidnapped by ISIS and possibly hundreds more Sunni civilians during the liberation of Ramadi in early January.

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Canada’s impending peacemaking mission to Africa took on a more urgent tone Thursday night when a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds enjoying Bastille Day fireworks on Nice’s palm-lined waterfront, says Matthew Fisher. France needs Canada’s help — and Canada will answer the call.

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Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

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A federal project to build a flagship data centre at a Canadian Forces base has been dealt a blow after civilian planners suddenly realized there was a top-secret military communications post getting in the way.

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Containing the spread of terrorism across Africa is a consideration for Canada as it mulls where best to contribute to a UN peacekeeping mission, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.

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The Streit Group, heavily promoted last year by the Global Affairs Department as a rising star in the export market, has on at least two occasions sold - or modified - sport utility and luxury vehicles to people with alleged gang connections.

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Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said bolstering nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. "We can say with certainty – we are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he said.

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The Syrian army captured Aleppo from rebel fighters on Tuesday, a culmination of years of fighting and a devastating siege in what was one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war. But before crippled opposition forces agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire, there were reports of widespread massacres by Syrian troops taking full control of what was once the country’s largest city.

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Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

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An incident involving hundreds of blank Canadian Forces identification cards that went missing just days after the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill has been meet with a shrug from the military. The case involving the identity cards, which disappeared while being shipped from Ottawa to Toronto through Canada Post, resulted in a brief police investigation and no changes to the military’s security policy.

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President Barack Obama is set to meet with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

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Canadian-made tactical equipment that helps authorities blast their way into buildings has surfaced in Saudi Arabia at the scene of a violent house raid by government security forces in late June that left one man dead in a region home to the country’s oppressed Shia minority.

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The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

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The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

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The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

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Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an air show accident.

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A year after a stunning majority win, Maclean’s adds up the stumbles and successes of Justin Trudeau’s government in our Trudeau Report Card. The hard work of delivering on more than 200 campaign promises—and breaking some along the way—has only just begun.

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As International Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland closed the Canada-EU free trade deal. She now replaces Liberal veteran Stéphane Dion as the Minister of Global Affairs Canada. Ahmed Hussen, the first Somali-Canadian elected to the House of Commons, will replace John McCallum as minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

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Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC reports. Some officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with Columbia's national police force.

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The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, today hosted an informative gender-focused discussion with experts in various related fields as part of public consultations taking place across the country to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

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Three militants stormed the dormitory of a police training college in southwestern Pakistan at about 11pm Monday night, killing at least 61 and injuring more than 100. Two of the attackers detonated their explosive vests and the thirs was shot dead in the attack that lasted almost four hours.

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Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport. The government said Islamic State extremists were believed responsible.

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Britain could become increasingly vulnerable to attack from an array of novel threats including “swarm attacks”, genetic weapons, cyber-attacks and new pathogens as hostile powers and extremist groups obtain more lethal weapons, a study by a UK Ministry of Defence think tank warns.

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The minister of National Defence can carry on being the boss of the military justice system, says Canada’s top court. The Supreme Court of Canada has found defence ministers, even though they are political players, are the only ones who can appeal the decisions of a court martial, or the court martial appeals court.

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President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as the process of filling top jobs in his administration presses on, marked by some infighting among advisers.

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The Canadian government will spend $133 million over the next five years for new technologies to improve surveillance of the Arctic. Defence Research and Development Canada, the military’s science organization, is coordinating the surveillance research.

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Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an air show accident.

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In what is being described in local French media reports as a terrorist attack, a truck driver sped along the promenade in Nice, plowing through and over people in the crowd. Initial reports estimated more than 30 dead, but that has been recently updated to more than 60 killed. The large crowd was celebrating Bastille Day along the waterfront, and the calamity took place as the fireworks were ending, which added to the confusion when gunfire was heard. 

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Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport. The government said Islamic State extremists were believed responsible.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday where he will announce the date Canada plans to run for a seat on the Security Council, sources tell CBC News.

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As International Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland closed the Canada-EU free trade deal. She now replaces Liberal veteran Stéphane Dion as the Minister of Global Affairs Canada. Ahmed Hussen, the first Somali-Canadian elected to the House of Commons, will replace John McCallum as minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

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Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium, in this video posted on the FrontLine web site in October 2015. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and can force unbelievers out of office and implement worldwide domination.

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The murderous rampage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso demonstrates the ease with which terror can be spread in disparate parts of the world and Canada’s Foreign Minister says the international community must unite in its determination to stop it.

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Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

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The federal government is sending a "reconnaissance mission" to take a closer look at the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Mali. Officials insist the fact-finding mission, a small group of diplomats, military personnel and RCMP officers, does not mean the government has decided to send Canadian peacekeepers to the west African country.

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Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

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Global geopolitical uncertainty has pushed defense to the top of national agendas, helping prop up sales at major defense products suppliers, CNBC has been told.

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The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The contract will also include in service support, provided through a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace.

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The Streit Group, heavily promoted last year by the Global Affairs Department as a rising star in the export market, has on at least two occasions sold - or modified - sport utility and luxury vehicles to people with alleged gang connections.

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A new analysis says an NDP proposal to boost pension benefits for families of deceased Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans could cost more than $6 billion.

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Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

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The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, yesterday issued a statement about the truck attack that killed four Israeli solders in Jerusalem. 

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Britain could become increasingly vulnerable to attack from an array of novel threats including “swarm attacks”, genetic weapons, cyber-attacks and new pathogens as hostile powers and extremist groups obtain more lethal weapons, a study by a UK Ministry of Defence think tank warns.

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After a mass shooting on Sunday that killed at least 50 people and injured dozens more at a gay nightclub in Florida, many Canadians were reflecting on what the violence means for the LGBTQ community.

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The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

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Abdirizak Ahmed, head of counter-piracy for Somalia's northern state of Puntland, which has 1,400 km of coastline and is home to most of its pirates, says piracy has gone hi-tech. Professional hackers steal ships' manifestos and sell them to pirates who now know exactly where to look – right down to the serial number of the container in some cases.

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A man who stabbed at least eight people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency. The accuracy of this claim has not been verified. Police and witnesses said the man, wearing a security uniform, entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah, and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he attacked.

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Alexey Pushkov, a hawkish member of parliament who heads the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee, eschewed condolences after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, instead chiding Brussels-based NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for focusing on the "imaginary Russian threat" while ignoring terrorists "right under his nose."

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

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Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium, in this video posted on the FrontLine web site in October 2015. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and can force unbelievers out of office and implement worldwide domination.

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The notion that Canadian volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria could face prosecution under the former Conservative government's tough anti-terror laws has one human rights group calling for stricter supervision of the country's military training mission in the war-torn region.

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A year after a stunning majority win, Maclean’s adds up the stumbles and successes of Justin Trudeau’s government in our Trudeau Report Card. The hard work of delivering on more than 200 campaign promises—and breaking some along the way—has only just begun.

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The murderous rampage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso demonstrates the ease with which terror can be spread in disparate parts of the world and Canada’s Foreign Minister says the international community must unite in its determination to stop it.

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The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and 8-inch floppy disks, a government report has revealed.

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Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

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The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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A strong majority of Canadians object to this country’s sale of military goods to Saudi Arabia, China and Algeria, three countries with poor human-rights records that currently rank among the top 10 buyers of defence and security gear from Canada.

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The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The contract will also include in service support, provided through a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace.

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A Russian politician who laments the decline of his country’s relations with Canada suggested Thursday that his homeland might be willing to play nice in its long-standing dispute over who controls the North Pole.

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Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

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More than 100 military officials and security experts from all over the world have gathered in Kingston for a conference on international security. Yesterday’s keynote speaker from the Canadian Armed Forces discussed the changing face of security — within the military.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used strong language in condemning the Islamic State in a television interview Tuesday. "The so-called Islamic State are terrorists, criminals, thugs, murderers of innocents and children and there's a lot of labels for them," Trudeau told Global Television in Calgary.

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The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is now the official state rifle of Tennessee. Originally designed for military use, its rounds can “penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars,” according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group.

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President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as the process of filling top jobs in his administration presses on, marked by some infighting among advisers.

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The U.S. Coast Guard has often been characterized as perennially underfunded, but thanks to Congress, the service received a major boost to its acquisition accounts for fiscal year 2016.

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The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, today hosted an informative gender-focused discussion with experts in various related fields as part of public consultations taking place across the country to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

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Register today for the most anticipated annual Canadian Marine Technical conference, taking place in St John's Newfoundland on May 5 and 6, 2016. http://www.mari-tech.org/index.php/mari-tech-2016-2

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Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

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Canada’s impending peacemaking mission to Africa took on a more urgent tone Thursday night when a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds enjoying Bastille Day fireworks on Nice’s palm-lined waterfront, says Matthew Fisher. France needs Canada’s help — and Canada will answer the call.

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Defence scientists have developed a smartphone app that could be used to prevent dazzling mid-air laser attacks on pilots. The danger from people shining hand-held laser pointers into cockpits is so high that earlier this year a pilots’ union called for the devices to be classed as offensive weapons.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said: “Let it be an arms race,” when asked for clarification of his Thursday Twitter post calling for an expansion of U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," he said in his tweet.

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Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline; a court has ruled he can remain in power until new elections, now postponed indefinitely, are held.

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An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

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The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, today hosted an informative gender-focused discussion with experts in various related fields as part of public consultations taking place across the country to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the United States in condemning Russia over the escalating fighting in Syria and failed efforts to end the war in that country.

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A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

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Family members of the Quebekers killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack are ashamed of Trudeau's pledge to remove Canada's air power from the allied effort against the so-called Islamic State. The victims had been doing humanitarian work in the region at the time.

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A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

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A coalition of 25 military and national security experts, including former advisers to Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, has warned that climate change poses a “significant risk to US national security and international security” that requires more attention from the US federal government.

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The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia with 39 people on board as it tried to make an emergency landing near a Soviet-era military base. Russian news agencies reported that nobody had been killed in the incident, but said 32 people had been airlifted to hospital, 16 of whom were in serious condition.

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Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

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The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

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The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

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Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

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During what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president of the United States, Barack Obama gave a glowingly-received speech Wednesday urging North American unity amid growing protectionist sentiment and global uncertainty.

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Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

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At least one shooter is still on the loose after a shooting inside a McDonald's at Munich's Olympia shopping mall Friday, police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. "There could be several dead and one or even several shooters are on the loose." The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET).

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North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

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Germany has launched a Europe-wide manhunt for an “armed and dangerous” Tunisian with ties to Islamic extremists in connection with the Berlin Christmas market attack, according to a European arrest warrant and German lawmakers.

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Canada's largest icebreaker is preparing for a critical expedition to the North Pole, marking the country's final mission in the High Arctic before making an official claim to the barren, but strategically important area at the top of the world.

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Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation touching both sides of the border.

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A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

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Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada "strongly condemns tonight's deadly attack in Turkey," adding that his thoughts are with the victims as "we stand with our allies against terrorism."

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The RCMP spent more than $900,000 in overtime pay over the course of a five-month undercover operation that led to the arrests of two terrorism suspects in British Columbia.

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The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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From Cuba today, President Obama asserted "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can, and will, defeat those who threaten the security of people all around the world."

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Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

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The Canadian Armed Forces is keeping a lid on spending plans for counter-terrorism in a report to Parliament, and has withheld not just the amount but also details on human resources involved in the program.

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An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

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One day after U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump insisted he’s too “smart” for traditional daily intelligence briefings, the national security advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he and the PM meet several times a week to discuss issues at the top of the security agenda.

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A year after a stunning majority win, Maclean’s adds up the stumbles and successes of Justin Trudeau’s government in our Trudeau Report Card. The hard work of delivering on more than 200 campaign promises—and breaking some along the way—has only just begun.

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A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

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The White House has released a fact sheet outlining the relationship between Canada and the United States, including details about shared defence and national security. Here is the full text of that fact sheet.

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Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC reports. Some officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with Columbia's national police force.

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Justin Trudeau will be among the world leaders gathering in Washington to contemplate the spine-tingling scenario of terrorists getting hold of nuclear weapons.

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More than 100 military officials and security experts from all over the world have gathered in Kingston for a conference on international security. Yesterday’s keynote speaker from the Canadian Armed Forces discussed the changing face of security — within the military.

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The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The contract will also include in service support, provided through a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace.

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A Liberal MP says Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine.

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The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

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Three militants stormed the dormitory of a police training college in southwestern Pakistan at about 11pm Monday night, killing at least 61 and injuring more than 100. Two of the attackers detonated their explosive vests and the thirs was shot dead in the attack that lasted almost four hours.

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The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

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The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

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From Cuba today, President Obama asserted "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can, and will, defeat those who threaten the security of people all around the world."

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Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

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Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

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Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida an act of domestic terror. Trudeau says he was "shocked and saddened" to learn so many people were killed and injured following the mass shooting in Orlando.

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A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

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A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

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Containing the spread of terrorism across Africa is a consideration for Canada as it mulls where best to contribute to a UN peacekeeping mission, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.

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Canada wants to work with the United States to face the "challenge" posed by Russia, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Thursday. The minister said Canada and the U.S. have a shared interest in dealing with Russia's incursion into Ukraine.

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In PMO news today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on the retirement of his National Security Advisor, Richard Fadden, who retires after 39 years of public service. The PM also announced the appointment of a new Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to Cabinet.

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A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said.

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Justin Trudeau will be among the world leaders gathering in Washington to contemplate the spine-tingling scenario of terrorists getting hold of nuclear weapons.

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A federal project to build a flagship data centre at a Canadian Forces base has been dealt a blow after civilian planners suddenly realized there was a top-secret military communications post getting in the way.

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Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said bolstering nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. "We can say with certainty – we are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he said.

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Global geopolitical uncertainty has pushed defense to the top of national agendas, helping prop up sales at major defense products suppliers, CNBC has been told.

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A backgrounder on the reasons for declaring a State of Emergency have been provided by official Turkish sources. Also, video links, taken on the night of the attempted coup in Turkey, have been compiled here for your convenience. 

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An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

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Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

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The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

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The minister of National Defence can carry on being the boss of the military justice system, says Canada’s top court. The Supreme Court of Canada has found defence ministers, even though they are political players, are the only ones who can appeal the decisions of a court martial, or the court martial appeals court.

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The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

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All 84 passengers and eight crew on the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria.

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Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

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Police are asking for the public’s help to find a soldier missing from the 4th Canadian Training Centre Meaford who was last seen early Saturday morning in Owen Sound.

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A senior Ukrainian envoy is warning a thaw in diplomatic relations between Canada and Russia will primarily benefit Vladimir Putin – a caution that came as relations abruptly deteriorated between Moscow and Washington on Monday over Syria and nuclear arsenals.

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Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an air show accident.

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In a presidential race reshaped by national security concerns, Republican front-runner Donald Trump defended his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States on Tuesday as the candidates debated their plans for fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and keeping Americans secure.

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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, according to Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials.

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According to an article published by TASS, the Russian News Agency, on November 23, 2015, Russia is deploying a squadron of drones to the Arctic region.

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The government will resettle only about 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year, or less than half the 25,000 promised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the election campaign.

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Britain's army was called in to help put down sandbags and evacuated people from their homes Sunday as stormy weather left the country's northern towns and cities severely flooded.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday in Ankara, that not only did the Russian fighter jets violate Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, but ignored 10 warnings before being shot down. Other reports suggest the aircraft was shot down 17 seconds after crossing into Turkish airspace.

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France launched "massive'' air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.

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The Conservative government led by Stephen Harper commissioned intensive polling earlier this year to gauge whether Canadians supported the military air war against ISIL in Iraq, internal documents reveal. Fifty-nine percent of Canadians supported the Canadian air strikes, while 35 per cent opposed them and six per cent did not know.

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The government will resettle only about 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year, or less than half the 25,000 promised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the election campaign.

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ISIS leader Charaffe al Mouadan, who the coalition says had direct contacts with the suspected ringleader behind the terror attacks in Paris, was killed by an airstrike in Syria on December 24, coalition forces announced Tuesday.

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The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the constitutionality of the military justice system. The court on Thursday dismissed four appeals which argued sections of the National Defence Act were broader than necessary and therefore violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Some 500 Canadian officials are being deployed to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to be Canada's eyes and ears on the ground as thousands of Syrian refugees are selected for resettlement in this country.

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Her Majesty's Canadian Ships (HMC Ships) Brandon and Whitehorse recently concluded their participation in Operation CARIBBE 2015 with a substantial contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

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Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium in this video. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and force "unbelievers" out of office. This was previously posted to FrontLine on 13 October, a month before the Paris attacks.

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The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the constitutionality of the military justice system. The court on Thursday dismissed four appeals which argued sections of the National Defence Act were broader than necessary and therefore violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium in this video. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and force "unbelievers" out of office. This was previously posted to FrontLine on 13 October, a month before the Paris attacks.

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Parts stripped from U.S. presidential helicopters have played a critical role in keeping the Canadian military’s search-and-rescue chopper fleet flying, according to documents obtained by the Citizen, but the air force is still undecided on whether the former American aircraft will be joining its ranks.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday in Ankara, that not only did the Russian fighter jets violate Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, but ignored 10 warnings before being shot down. Other reports suggest the aircraft was shot down 17 seconds after crossing into Turkish airspace.

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The Conservative government led by Stephen Harper commissioned intensive polling earlier this year to gauge whether Canadians supported the military air war against ISIL in Iraq, internal documents reveal. Fifty-nine percent of Canadians supported the Canadian air strikes, while 35 per cent opposed them and six per cent did not know.

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Security experts from around the globe are in Halifax for the seventh annual International Security Forum. Last week’s attacks in Paris are expected to dominate the discussion. Global's Dave Squires reports.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday in Ankara, that not only did the Russian fighter jets violate Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, but ignored 10 warnings before being shot down. Other reports suggest the aircraft was shot down 17 seconds after crossing into Turkish airspace.

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The most senior police officer charged over mass arrests made during the Toronto’s G20 summit five years ago was found guilty on three out of five offences at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

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The Conservative government led by Stephen Harper commissioned intensive polling earlier this year to gauge whether Canadians supported the military air war against ISIL in Iraq, internal documents reveal. Fifty-nine percent of Canadians supported the Canadian air strikes, while 35 per cent opposed them and six per cent did not know.

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A nine-year-old Winnipeg girl whose parents named her after an Egyptian goddess says she's feeling a lot better after a Canadian Forces soldier apologized for getting upset at her during a Grey Cup event for children.

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Battlefield strength security used by soldiers halfway across the world could be found in one smartphone app – all developed by cyber-security leaders out of Oxford University.

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Security experts from around the globe are in Halifax for the seventh annual International Security Forum. Last week’s attacks in Paris are expected to dominate the discussion. Global's Dave Squires reports.

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Canadians are unsure that bombing ISIS targets will work, are hesitant about sending troops to the Middle East, but think a ground war may be needed. These are the main findings of a recent nationwide public opinion survey conducted by Abacus Data.

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Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium in this video. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and force "unbelievers" out of office. This was previously posted to FrontLine on 13 October, a month before the Paris attacks.

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan yesterday launched the annual Halifax International Security Forum by underscoring the timely importance of bringing together key defence leaders to discuss a number of pressing global security issues.

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NATO's future role in Afghanistan and how to fund the country's fledgling security forces is up for debate Tuesday among the military alliance's foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.

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A former CSIS senior intelligence officer is calling for the Defence Department to launch a security probe at CFB Halifax in light of a second security breach at the base.

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NATO's future role in Afghanistan and how to fund the country's fledgling security forces is up for debate Tuesday among the military alliance's foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.

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A former CSIS senior intelligence officer is calling for the Defence Department to launch a security probe at CFB Halifax in light of a second security breach at the base.

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The head of Canada's main spy agency says he views the possibility of a cyberattack by ISIS or other extremist groups on the country's "critical infrastructure" as "a major threat."

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the quick response of officials in Canada to several bomb threats that caused three planes to be searched in Halifax this week shows how well the country and its partners are able to respond to emerging security incidents.

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In a presidential race reshaped by national security concerns, Republican front-runner Donald Trump defended his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States on Tuesday as the candidates debated their plans for fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and keeping Americans secure.

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A former CSIS senior intelligence officer is calling for the Defence Department to launch a security probe at CFB Halifax in light of a second security breach at the base.

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A nine-year-old Winnipeg girl whose parents named her after an Egyptian goddess says she's feeling a lot better after a Canadian Forces soldier apologized for getting upset at her during a Grey Cup event for children.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launchs a new era in Canada federal politics as his majority Liberal government takes office. A cabinet of political veterans and rookie MPs was sworn in today. See the list.

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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, according to Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials.

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Soldiers and military personnel at a Kingston, Ont. base are being asked to clear their barracks to make room for an early wave of Syrian refugees arriving in just over a week, CTV News has learned.

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Canadians are unsure that bombing ISIS targets will work, are hesitant about sending troops to the Middle East, but think a ground war may be needed. These are the main findings of a recent nationwide public opinion survey conducted by Abacus Data.

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Britain's army was called in to help put down sandbags and evacuated people from their homes Sunday as stormy weather left the country's northern towns and cities severely flooded.

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Soldiers and military personnel at a Kingston, Ont. base are being asked to clear their barracks to make room for an early wave of Syrian refugees arriving in just over a week, CTV News has learned.

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Some 500 Canadian officials are being deployed to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to be Canada's eyes and ears on the ground as thousands of Syrian refugees are selected for resettlement in this country.

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ISIS leader Charaffe al Mouadan, who the coalition says had direct contacts with the suspected ringleader behind the terror attacks in Paris, was killed by an airstrike in Syria on December 24, coalition forces announced Tuesday.

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NATO's future role in Afghanistan and how to fund the country's fledgling security forces is up for debate Tuesday among the military alliance's foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.

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Battlefield strength security used by soldiers halfway across the world could be found in one smartphone app – all developed by cyber-security leaders out of Oxford University.