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Harjit Sajjan: Canada and Ukraine are close defence allies. We have deployed our @canadianforces to Ukraine to deliver training and capacity building programs, and we continue to strengthen this relationship with ongoing initiatives. Good to speak with Minister Stepan Poltorak
Reports of polio reemergence in Venezuela within an indigenous community.
With China "It's much more aggressive economic competition that's taking place" per @southcomwatch's Adm Tidd, specifically with Panama
Russia making inroads also in Agentina and in Peru with sales of vehicles due to "some very unhelpful propaganda that came out of Russia" says @ADMKurtWTidd "It's competition that's going on and we've got to be on the field of play"
Venezuela benefiting most from Russia military sales - hi-tech systems "that clearly are not warranted from the security threats in the area, says SOUTHCOM's @ADMKurtWTidd - high performance aircraft, air defense systems, also refurbished T-70 tanks to Nicaragua
Latin American countries watching out for Russia influence campaigns "They have very serious concerns" per @southcomwatch's Adm Tidd "Our partners throughout the region who have elections, very important elections, both recently and in the future, all are very concerned"
"We also see very, very aggressive efforts to sell military hardware in the region" @ADMKurtWTidd says of Russia in Central/South America "Oftentimes those types of deals come without the sort of typical strings attached in terms of end use"
Russia has "reestablished periodic presence in terms of intelligence collection platforms, bomber patrols, other sorts of things that periodically will come and pass through the region" says @southcomwatch's Adm Tidd
"Right here, far closer to home there is competition going on" @ADMKurtWTidd says of Russia China "It's competition for influence and the singlemost important thing we can do is compete ourselves"
US Southern Command worried about Russia-China across LatinAmerica "We can't just pay attention to what they're doing in Europe or in the SouthChinaSea" @southcomwatch Cmdr @ADMKurtWTidd tells reporters
Guatemala suspends rescue efforts in volcano eruption zone, citing danger to workers
US tariffs will have adverse effects on American workers: Trudeau and Macron
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Second passenger dies following Prescott bus crash
Brazil raises FX intervention again as brl breaches 3.90/usd
"In law enforcement, things happen in a micro-second officers have to be highly trained," Saunders says.
Saunders says he does not want to comment on the officer injured in the shooting this morning.
The province’s police watchdog is investigating a police-involved shooting in Scarborough that left one person dead and an officer injured
One person was killed and a police officer was injured following a shooting near Warden Ave. and Hymus Rd. in Scarborough. The province's police watchdog is investigating incident
Inés Zorreguieta, 33, youngest sister of Máxima, Queen of the Netherlands, has been found dead in Buenos Aires of suicide.
Nearly 200 remain missing following Volcan de Fuego eruptions.
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Plane registered to Upstate company crashes, burns in Bahamas, killing 3, officials say
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In #Colombia, the Senate approved giving the Anti-Corruption Consultation a free hand. It was achieved with 84 votes and zero against
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 68km SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua
"We're in the process of briefings and discussions here," replies @larry_kudlow to question on apparent lack of a pro-active US agenda for G7 Charlevoix
"I have no doubt the United States and Canada will remain firm friends and allies," says @larry_kudlow
"We're talking everything through. There may be disagreements. I regard this much like a family quarrel," says @larry_kudlow of upcoming G7 Summit
Canada's Trudeau rejects US proposal for bilateral trade pact
#Guatemala: Official figure of disappeared at volcano eruption is 192, but fears that the real number will be higher
Ukraine President Poroshenko had a phone call with Canada PM @JustinTrudeau