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Baird Skeptical Of Russia's Actions

OTTAWA - Canada won't hesitate to level additional sanctions against Russia if the current fragile ceasefire with Ukraine does not hold, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Monday.Baird continued...
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Kurds To Baird: We Need Weapons

IRBIL, Iraq - Peshmerga Brig-Gen. Magdeed Haki motioned towards a dark blur on the horizon about a kilometre from his searing hot, windblown perch atop a sandbagged, orange-dirt bunker in northern Ira...
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Baird Heckled By Protesters

LONDON, Ont. - Protesters who oppose Canada's position in the Israel-Palestinian conflict interrupted a speech Friday by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in London, Ont.Baird was speaking to the Ch...
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Baird Backs U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

OTTAWA - The Harper government says it fully supports U.S. airstrikes against Islamic extremists in northern Iraq, but a Canadian woman just back from the embattled region says Ottawa could be doing m...
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Why Aren't Harper And Baird Angry About Dead Babies In Gaza?

Should the government of Canada denounce the intentional and accidental slaughter of babies and other civilians caught in the crossfire between two military forces? It's a question as redundant as "does Red Lobster serve Lobster?" Yes. Of course the government, or any other organization run by rational and peace-loving people, should condemn such violence. The killing of civilians has always and will always be a reprehensible act. And yet Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird remain silent on the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza. It's baffling, since a quick peek at Baird's Twitter timeline.
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Canada Withdraws Staff From Libya

OTTAWA - The Canadian government is temporarily suspending its consular operations in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and pulling out all staff.In a statement, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Ly...
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Baird Rips United Nations.. Again

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is once again maligning the United Nations, accusing its human rights council of singling out Israel and making no mention of Hamas in its resolution on th...
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Baird: No One Believes Putin

LONDON - Likening sanctions against Russia with the West's past efforts to stamp out apartheid and bring democracy to Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced further punishments Monday...
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Baird: Hamas Not Interested In Peace

OTTAWA - Canada's foreign affairs minister says the refusal by Hamas to honour an Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire in Gaza makes it clear the group has no interest in peace.Israel resumed bombardment of G...
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Baird's Warning To Eritrean Consulate

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he has sent a message to the Eritrean consulate to stop collecting a "diaspora tax" from Eritrean-Canadians here or he will order the African nation&...
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A Canadian Passport Can't Save You From Being Wrongly Accused and Imprisoned

Along with the widely-publicized sentencing of a Canadian journalist in Egypt, several other Canadians are currently being held abroad under dubious circumstances and critics say the Canadian government has repeatedly let them down. "Over the past decade a growing number of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have experienced serious human rights violations in other countries, while imprisoned by governments or held by armed groups," says Amnesty International on its website.
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Baird's Keystone Speech Sparked Panic

WASHINGTON - A recent Washington speech in which Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird demanded quick action on the Keystone XL pipeline appears to have prompted considerable anxiety back home in Ottawa...