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  • Canada to criminalize public terror threats

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced a new anti-terror law Friday that will make it a crime for people to call for a terrorist attack, even if they don’t make a specific threat. The law will…

  • Wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger asks Canada PM to intervene

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The wife of an imprisoned Saudi blogger, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes on charges that he insulted Islam, said Thursday that her husband can’t endure another flogging.…

  • Canadian soldiers involved in 2 more firefights in Iraq

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian special forces in northern Iraq have engaged in two more firefights against Islamic State group militants, but Canada’s government denies they’re involved in combat. Earlier this month, Canadian soldiers engaged in…

  • Canada finds case of H7N9 bird flu in traveler

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian health authorities said Monday they have diagnosed a case of bird flu in a British Columbia woman who recently returned from China and suspect a man who travelled with her also…

  • Ex-Gitmo detainee Khadr seeks bail pending US appeal

    TORONTO (AP) — The lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr says his client will seek bail while a judge decides his appeal in the United States over his disputed conviction for war crimes.…

  • Michigan men arrested at tunnel not big threat, cops say

    DETROIT (AP) — Police in Windsor, Ontario, say two Michigan men accused of bringing illegal weapons into Canada from Detroit didn’t pose a national security threat. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel under the Detroit River was closed…

  • Police: US man in Canadian chemical case threatened police

    TORONTO (AP) — A U.S. man at the center of an investigation into hazardous chemicals has been charged with uttering threats against police and possessing a dangerous chemical, police announced Thursday. Police allege 42-year-old Christopher…

  • Ex-soldier allegedly planned attack in Calgary

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Court records accuse a former Canadian soldier of planning to attack Calgary’s Veterans Affairs office over a dispute about the coverage of costs for his health issues. The 45-year-old former military…

  • Misconduct allegations made against Canadian MPs

    ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Liberal opposition party suspended two of its Members of Parliament after two female members from a rival party accused them of personal misconduct. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau…

  • Air Canada flight to Hong Kong returns to airport

    TORONTO (AP) — An Air Canada flight from Toronto to Hong Kong carrying 349 passengers has returned to Toronto because of a mechanical issue. The plane landed safely. Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said Monday…

  • Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq

    Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canadian warplanes involved in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq have launched their first airstrikes since deploying to the region. A statement from Defense Minister Rob Nicholson’s office…

  • Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas

    ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with “widespread and persistent-intense transmission” of the Ebola virus. With Friday’s decision, Canada…

  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Canada’s Conservative government…

  • Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

    MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada’s harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years. Justin Bourque Friday…

  • Many pay respect to soldier shot dead by gunman

    HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered emotional praise at the funeral of a soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada’s seat of government last week. Harper spoke Tuesday about…