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Ottawa: Federal capital of Canada
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec; the two form the core of the Ottawa–Gatineau census metropolitan area (CMA) and the National Capital Region (NCR). As of 2016, Ottawa had a city population of 934,243 and a metropolitan population of 1,323,783 making it the fourth-largest city and the fifth-largest CMA in Canada. In June 2019, the City of Ottawa estimated it had surpassed a population of 1 million.


Chinese envoy to Canada visits detained Huawei CFO, urges Ottawa to correct 'mistake'

China's new ambassador to Canada visited a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd official who is fighting extradition to the United States and urged Ottawa to release her, the embassy said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

China envoy warns of 'very bad damage' if Canada follows U.S. lead on Hong Kong

China's new ambassador to Canada on Friday warned Ottawa not to follow the U.S. lead and formally back protesters in Hong Kong, saying such a move would cause "very bad damage" to already poor ties..
Reuters - Published

Iran releases widow of Iranian-Canadian who died in jail: Ottawa

Iran has released the wife of an Iranian-Canadian environmental activist who died in a Tehran prison after it barred her from leaving the country for 18 months, her family and Canadian officials said..
Reuters - Published

Canada again sails warship through sensitive Taiwan Strait

Canada has sailed a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the Canadian government said on Tuesday, three months after a similar operation and amid strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa over a..
Reuters - Published

China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei exec be freed

China's embassy in Canada said on Thursday that bilateral ties were suffering "gross difficulties," and demanded Ottawa free Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says his U.S. team is focused on gaining release of Canadians in China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, said his team is working on getting two Canadian men being held in China released.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo to travel to Ottawa for talks on trade, Venezuela, China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Ottawa for a day of meetings with Canadian leaders to discuss bilateral relations, Venezuela's crisis and Canadians detained in China, the State..
Reuters - Published

Chinese embassy tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

China's embassy in Ottawa warned Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defense of the "fundamental right of..
Reuters - Published

Brexit news: UK trade envoy quits in protest over no-deal policy threatening £800m Canada agreement

Exclusive: Andrew Percy attacks 'cack-handed' move to scrap import tariffs if UK crashes out in October – triggering Ottawa's refusal to 'roll over' existing EU deal
Independent - Published

Canada's Trudeau: Trump spoke to China about detained Canadians, pressure campaign is working

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said U.S. President Donald Trump had raised the case of two detained Canadians with China and insisted Ottawa's efforts to pressure Beijing were..
Reuters - Published

Ship carrying waste arrives back in Canada from the Philippines

A ship carrying 69 containers of waste mislabeled as plastic recyclables returned to Canada on Saturday from the Philippines, closing a chapter on a dispute that started in 2013 and sparked a..
Reuters - Published

Canada's Trudeau, Xi had 'positive' discussions as dispute rages: Ottawa

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese President Xi Jinping had "positive, constructive interactions" on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Friday as a dispute between the two countries..
Reuters - Published

Canada says Cuba will have a role to play in Venezuela's return to democracy

Cuba will have a role to play in Venezuela's return to democracy, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday, even though Ottawa and Havana disagree on whether President Nicolas Maduro..
Reuters - Published

Canada PM, pressed on Trump tariff comments, says will press ahead with trade pact ratification

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexico, on Tuesday said Ottawa would move ahead in a responsible way to ratify a new North..
Reuters - Published

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