Nortel Pullout Hits Laptop-for-Poor-Nations Program Hard

While Nortel Networks's financial problems have ruined the retirement plans of many, an innovative initiative that was looked upon as having major potential for helping the world's poorest people has been particularly hard hit.

CARICOM Trade Deal Gets Support, Detractors

Despite reports Caribbean leaders are ready to discuss free trade with Canada and speed the launch of talks at this month's Summit of the Americas, a number of countries remain wary.

Pressure Mounts Over Medicines Regime

A generic drug company plans to halt the production and shipment of cheap life-saving HIV/AIDS pills to Africa unless changes are made to Canada's Access to Medicines Regime.

Poland Demands Info on Taser Death

While Poland's ambassador to Canada is playing down the effects a controversial inquiry into the death of a Polish immigrant is having on bilateral relations, an official within the embassy has decried efforts to block investigators from the European country from doing their jobs.

Lukewarm Reply to Caribbean Scholarships

Back in the summer of 2007, Canada announced a $10-million scholarship program for Caribbean students to study in Canadian universities and colleges.

Skepticism in Canada Over Zimbabwean Coalition

Chanting "The power of love can conquer the love of power," protesters took their anger with the state of affairs in Zimbabwe to the doors of the African country's embassy in Ottawa last week, while members of the Senate expressed skepticism about the new government in Harare.

Poland Invades the NAC's French Theatre

Having received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, the curtain is set to rise on the play Krum at the National Arts Centre on Tuesday for a run that officials at the Polish Embassy hope will give Canadians a taste of their country.

  
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