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Canada vows to speak up for human rights in China as spat between ambassadors over asylum to Hong Kong protestors heats up
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Canada vows to speak up for human rights in China as spat between ambassadors over asylum to Hong Kong protestors heats up

Ties between the countries are at their lowest, largely due to China’s outrage over Canada’s detention of a Huawei executive and Beijing's arrest of two Canadian 'spies'

Chinese envoy warns Canada against granting asylum to pro-democracy protestors from Hong Kong
World

Chinese envoy warns Canada against granting asylum to pro-democracy protestors from Hong Kong

Ambassador Cong Peiwu said that if Ottawa cares about the 3,00,000 Canadians in Hong Kong, it should support the government’s ‘efforts to fight violent crimes’

Invest India 2020: Narendra Modi invites Canadian businesses to invest in education, manufacturing and agri sectors
India

Invest India 2020: Narendra Modi invites Canadian businesses to invest in education, manufacturing and agri sectors

India has already received over $20 billion during the first 6 months of this year from across the globe at a time when COVID-19 pandemic is at a peak, the prime minister said.

Negative views of China rise sharply in Australia, Britain, 12 other countries, says survey; COVID-19 handling key factor
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Negative views of China rise sharply in Australia, Britain, 12 other countries, says survey; COVID-19 handling key factor

Citizens in the surveyed countries also do not trust China's leader Xi Jinping, with a median of 78 percent saying they do not have confidence in him to do the right thing in world affairs

'If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will': At annual UN meet, world leaders warn of 'environmental Armageddon'
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'If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will': At annual UN meet, world leaders warn of 'environmental Armageddon'

The postponement of the UN climate summit hasn't stopped countries, from slowly sinking island nations to parched African ones, from speaking out.

John Turner, former Canadian PM who pioneered reforms in justice system, dies at 91
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John Turner, former Canadian PM who pioneered reforms in justice system, dies at 91

Turner was named finance minister in 1972 and held the job for three turbulent years, marked by high unemployment and high rates of inflation

Pakistan and Khalistanis in a sort of 'abusive marriage': Terry Milewski, author of paper on Sikh separatists
India

Pakistan and Khalistanis in a sort of 'abusive marriage': Terry Milewski, author of paper on Sikh separatists

The paper, titled 'Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan', supports the longstanding belief that support for a separate Sikh State is part of the Pakistani strategy to 'bleed' India

Tenet global box office collection nears $150 mn after release in North America
Entertainment

Tenet global box office collection nears $150 mn after release in North America

Tenet played in 2,810 North American locations, about three-fourths of what most major releases typically launch in.

Antiviral drug used to treat coronavirus infection in cats may be effective against SARS-CoV-2, says study
Health

Antiviral drug used to treat coronavirus infection in cats may be effective against SARS-CoV-2, says study

Researchers in Canada claim a prodrug named GC376 targets an enzyme called Mpro in the novel coronavirus and is a strong candidate for treating COVID-19 since it is already shown to be effective in animals

Climate change causes Canada's last remaining 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf to break apart into iceberg islands
science

Climate change causes Canada's last remaining 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf to break apart into iceberg islands

Temperatures from May to early August in the region have been five degrees Celsius warmer than the 1980 to 2010 average.

World surpasses 20 million Coronavirus cases, WHO chief says 'there are green shoots of hope'
science

World surpasses 20 million Coronavirus cases, WHO chief says 'there are green shoots of hope'

With six vaccine candidates reaching Phase 3 trials, WHO's emergencies director Michael Ryan warned that a vaccine was "only part of the answer".

TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order
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TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order

The twin executive orders that will take effect in 45 days, cited national security concerns.

China sentences third Canadian to death on drug charges amid sour ties between Beijing and Ottawa
World

China sentences third Canadian to death on drug charges amid sour ties between Beijing and Ottawa

Relations between China and Canada have soured over the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, an executive and the daughter of the founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei, at Vancouver’s airport in late 2018

Dubious seed packets reach citizens in India, US, Japan; authorities suspect 'brushing scam', 'agro-terrorism'
World

Dubious seed packets reach citizens in India, US, Japan; authorities suspect 'brushing scam', 'agro-terrorism'

The authorities in countries like Japan and Canada warned that these seeds could possibly harm the environment or introduce harmful species when planted

France stops ratification of extradition agreement with Hong Kong, says treaty to remain 'as it stands'
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France stops ratification of extradition agreement with Hong Kong, says treaty to remain 'as it stands'

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US suspended similar treaties with Hong Kong last month after China imposed a new national security law on the city

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passes new security law
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New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passes new security law

Foreign Minister Winston Peters said New Zealand can no longer trust that Hong Kong’s criminal justice system is sufficiently independent from China

Donald Trump tells news channel he will announce new restrictions on visas for foreign workers in two days
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Donald Trump tells news channel he will announce new restrictions on visas for foreign workers in two days

Asked if there would be exclusions from the new restrictions, Trump said very few.

Canadian researchers reveal they might be able to stop cancer from becoming drug resistant by restricting lipid synthesis
Health

Canadian researchers reveal they might be able to stop cancer from becoming drug resistant by restricting lipid synthesis

Scientists believe that cancer treatments can prove to be more effective if they simultaneously restrict LUR1, FASN and other components that could lead to the importing of lipids

'Stand up to Trump!' Canada protesters shout to Justin Trudeau who kneels at anti-racism rally
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'Stand up to Trump!' Canada protesters shout to Justin Trudeau who kneels at anti-racism rally

Canadian protesters chanted "Stand up to Trump!" to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he joined thousands at an anti-racism rally on Friday and took a knee alongside protesters

Expanding G7: India should see Donald Trump's suggestion as an opportunity, not a geopolitical curveball that might upset China
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Expanding G7: India should see Donald Trump's suggestion as an opportunity, not a geopolitical curveball that might upset China

The India-US security cooperation and strategic collaboration are all set to tighten, and we may see a more explicit reflection of this geopolitical reality driven by the hostile behaviour of an expansionist and revisionist power in China.