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Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird resigns

 Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, head of Canadian diplomacy for the last four years, has resigned unexpectedly from his post after transforming the international image of his country.

Feb 04, 2015, 18:05 PM IST

Canada foreign minister quits amid talk of government tension

  Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird resigned on Tuesday in a surprise move that leaves the Conservative government without one of its most capable politicians as it heads into an October election in which it faces a tough fight against a revitalized Liberal Party.

Feb 04, 2015, 02:18 AM IST

Retaking Syria`s Kobane a `big deal`: John Kerry

Kurdish fighters` success in recapturing the key Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State jihadists was a "big deal," US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.

Feb 01, 2015, 02:34 AM IST

Canada`s top envoy to go to Egypt to free journalist

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will travel Wednesday to Egypt to seek the release of Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, who was jailed in December 2013 with two other Al-Jazeera journalists.

Jan 13, 2015, 20:36 PM IST

Deal near to deport detained Al-Jazeera journalist: Canada

 Ottawa`s top diplomat said Tuesday he is close to reaching a deal with Egypt on deporting to Canada one of three imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists.

Jan 07, 2015, 04:44 AM IST

Canada, China to sign deal on return of fugitives'' seized assets

Canada is set to sign a deal with China to return ill-gotten assets seized from those suspected of economic crimes, the official China Daily reported on Monday, as Beijing works to track down corrupt officials who have fled overseas.

Dec 15, 2014, 11:55 AM IST

Sushma Swaraj meets Canada's foreign minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Canadian counterpart John Baird here on Tuesday for a discussion on Canada-India relations to strengthen bilateral economic ties between the two countries.

Oct 14, 2014, 14:35 PM IST

PM Modi pitches for closer cooperation with Canada in N-energy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for closer engagement between India and Canada in areas of trade and investment, nuclear energy, healthcare, infrastructure development and people-to-people contacts.

Oct 13, 2014, 23:31 PM IST

Canada announces further sanctions against Russia

Canada has imposed further economic sanctions and travel bans against Russia in support of Ukraine, Canadia's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Tuesday.

Sep 17, 2014, 06:04 AM IST

Canada urged to cut consular services for dual citizens

The government has been urged to limit consular services for dual citizens who travel on a foreign passport or who live outside of Canada for prolonged periods, a report said on Tuesday.

Jan 15, 2014, 02:59 AM IST

Putin orders military to boost Arctic presence

President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia`s military on Tuesday to step up its presence in the Arctic after Canada signalled its intention to claim the North Pole and surrounding waters.

Dec 10, 2013, 19:08 PM IST

Canada wants political solution to Syria crisis

Canada supports a political solution to Syria`s conflicts and destruction of its chemical weapons, Foreign Minister John Baird said.

Sep 11, 2013, 12:44 PM IST

Canada asks Egypt to release jailed nationals

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has asked Egypt to release two Canadians -- a filmmaker and a physician -- imprisoned in a Cairo jail for 25 days.

Sep 11, 2013, 11:19 AM IST

Canada breaks taboo on Israel East Jerusalem talks: Report

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird met an Israeli minister in annexed Arab east Jerusalem this week, deliberately breaking a widely-observed diplomatic taboo.

Apr 11, 2013, 23:10 PM IST

Canada FM loses beer bet to Kerry on ice hockey

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird on Thursday handed over a case of Canadian beer to his US counterpart John Kerry after losing a bet on a women`s ice hockey championships.

Apr 11, 2013, 20:07 PM IST

Canada breaks taboo on Israel East Jerusalem talks

Israel captured east Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

Apr 11, 2013, 15:57 PM IST

Canada ready to sell nuclear reactors to India

Having said no for long, Canada has now expressed its desire to sell nuclear reactors to India.

Sep 13, 2012, 09:13 AM IST

India, Canada to fast-track nuclear deal

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said India was looking at Canada "as an important source of oil and gas".

Sep 12, 2012, 12:02 PM IST

Canada cuts ties with Iran

Canada has frozen diplomatic relations with Iran and will expel Iranian diplomats from the country, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has said.

Sep 08, 2012, 10:02 AM IST

Canada to open embassy in Myanmar

No date was set yet, but Canada would work closely with Myanmar government in the coming weeks and months to open the diplomatic mission.

Jul 14, 2012, 13:34 PM IST