UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
By United Press International

Canada votes to send Ukraine $220 million in financial support

OTTAWA, March 13 (UPI) -- Canada will provide a loan guarantee and other aid totaling $220 million to the new government in Ukraine, the Canadian foreign affairs minister said Thursday.

Canada bars Ukraine government officials over Kiev protests

OTTAWA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Canadian government officials said Tuesday Ukrainian officials responsible for heavy-handed suppression of protesters in Kiev are not welcome in the country.
N.D. Sen. John Hoeven stumps for Keystone XL

N.D. Sen. John Hoeven stumps for Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said during a meeting with Canada's foreign minister it was time for Washington to sanction the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Canada defines continental shelf in Atlantic Ocean

OTTAWA, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said defining the country's continental shelf in the Atlantic Ocean is an integral part of the national legacy.

Canada claims North Pole, risks upsetting Russia

Dec. 10 (UPI) --Canada is planning to claim North Pole as part of a bid to take control over the resources in the Arctic, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Monday.
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Canada eyes North Pole claim with riches in energy resources at stake

OTTAWA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- So the North Pole is Canadian, eh? That's the stand the Canadian government is preparing to take, Foreign Minister John Baird said Monday.
Obama says 'clear-eyed diplomacy' led to pact on Iran's nuke program

Obama says 'clear-eyed diplomacy' led to pact on Iran's nuke program

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- President Obama called the agreement between Iran and Western leaders over Iran's nuclear program the result of "clear-eyed diplomacy" with a U.S. adversary.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
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Harper adds 8 new ministers to Canadian cabinet in reshuffle

OTTAWA, July 15 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the appointment of eight new members to his cabinet Monday as he shuffled portfolios and added new positions.
Canadian reporters said free after arrest by Turkish police

Canadian reporters said free after arrest by Turkish police

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 13 (UPI) -- Two Canadian journalists say they have been released by Turkish police who had detained them as they covered the protests in Istanbul.

Sri Lanka rejects commonwealth criticism

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 30 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's external affair minister hit back at stiff criticism over the country being chosen to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November.

Canada angry at Sri Lanka hosting summit

OTTAWA, April 27 (UPI) -- Canadian diplomats citing human rights concerns expressed outrage Sri Lanka will host the British Commonwealth heads of government meeting in November.

Canada opens diplomatic mission in Iraq

BAGHDAD, April 1 (UPI) -- Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird arrived in Baghdad Monday to open a diplomatic mission, the first visit to Iraq by a Canadian minister since 1976.

Iran tells Canada to stop energy meddling

TEHRAN, March 5 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian government called on Canada to avoid meddling in its internal affairs as they relate to a natural gas pipeline to Pakistan.
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John Baird

John Russell Baird, PC, MP (born May 26, 1969) is a Canadian politician currently serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Baird had previously held the posts of Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Environment and President of the Treasury Board. Prior to entering federal politics he was a provincial politician serving in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2005 and a cabinet minister in the Progressive Conservative governments of Mike Harris and Ernie Eves serving as the Minister for Children, Community and Social Services, Energy and Francophone Affairs in addition to being the Government's Chief Whip.

A long-time resident of the former city of Nepean and a graduate of Kingston's Queen's University, he is the member of the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Ottawa West—Nepean. Baird was elected as a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2006 federal election when his party won a minority government over Paul Martin's Liberal Party.

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