Taiwan's election was important, but not a game changer

Canada supports Taiwan’s democratic institutions, but this was not the first peaceful transition of power and Canada does not need to pick sides.

Trudeau marks 45 years of Canada-China diplomatic ties

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a reception to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and China hosted by Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion and Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui on Jan. 27 at the John G. Diefenbaker Building. Embassy Photos: Sam Garcia

Legislative lookahead: What to expect in 2016

The Trudeau government is set to tackle a range of international issues during this spring's parliamentary debates, from complex trade deals to immigration and refugees, terrorism, citizenship, border security, foreign aid and more.

Canada still paying rent in Syria, but not in Iran

Hundreds of thousands of dollars still being paid to Damascus landlords every year; no embassy for Canada to go back to in Tehran if ties re-established.

EU turns the screws on Canada over visas

Planning a European vacation next year? You may need a visa.

Walking the talk on human rights in 2016

Our positions and declarations do matter, but they will be most convincing and effective when accompanied by specific action.

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