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Bank robbery suspect from Canada extradited to Singapore

A suspect in a rare Singapore bank robbery is set to face charges in the Asian city-state after four years avoiding extradition to the country as he attempted to reach his native Canada, authorities said Tuesday. Singapore police and the country's public prosecutor said in...

Actors paid to protest for Huawei exec’s release: media

Protestors outside a Canadian courtroom pressing for the release of a senior Chinese telecommunications executive fighting extradition to the US were paid actors, they told local media. It was not clear, however, who footed the bill. A dozen men and women on Monday, at the start...

Trudeau’s Liberals win Canada vote, will form minority govt

by Michel COMTE Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party held onto power in a nail-biter of a Canadian general election on Monday, but as a weakened minority government. Television projections as of 2 am Tuesday (0600 GMT) declared the Liberals winners or leading in 156 of...

Canadian father sues Japan firm for paternity leave harassment

by Miwa SUZUKI A Canadian father who alleges he was bullied and fired by his Japanese employer after he tried to claim paternity leave appeared in a Tokyo court Wednesday to pursue his lawsuit against the firm. It is the second paternity leave harassment case to...

Canada taps ambassador, looking to restart China talks

Canada nominated a key economic advisor on Wednesday as its new ambassador to China, hoping to kickstart dialogue and ease a diplomatic standoff with the world's second largest economy. Ugandan-born, Oxford-educated Dominic Barton, 56, helped shape the economic policies of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government...

Cambodia to return 1,600 tonnes of waste to US, Canada

Cambodia will send back 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste found in shipping containers to the US and Canada, an official said Wednesday, as Southeast Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments. China's decision to ban foreign plastic waste imports last year threw global...

Wealthy Singapore doctor involved in S$52 million divorce case, hides assets, accuses judge of sexual misconduct and disowns daughter

British Columbia, Canada – Neurologist Gobinathan Devathasan, 69, is not only facing  multimillion-dollar divorce costs but must also provide monthly alimony amounting to C$100,000 (S$101,310) and give $14 million (S$19million) worth of assets to his wife after a ruling in British Columbia’s Supreme Court...

Canada’s garbage remains dumped in the Philippines five years later, environment groups write letter to Trudeau

Local and international groups have called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address the Canadian garbage that has been illegally shipped to the Philippines last 2013 to 2014 and has been sitting there for five years. EcoWaste Coalition, a network of 140 public groups, last...

An embargo on Huawei will severely disrupt global supply chains – analysts

In the wake of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou's arrest on December 1, as requested by the United States (along with her extradition), relationships with China are looking to be strained. The arrest, along with intentions to ban the the technology giant from some markets,...

The collapse of Petronas Pacific Northwest LNG project

While the Malaysian energy company said it remains committed to developing its gas assets in Canada, Petronas announced yesterday it has, along with its partners, decided not to proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNG project at Port Edward in British Columbia in Canada. "The decision was...