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  • TORONTO, July 29- Canada said on Tuesday it plans to impose additional sanctions on Russia in the coming days, in close coordination with partners in the United States and Europe.

  • BERLIN, July 26- Germany is to reject a multi-billion free trade deal between the European Union and Canada which is widely seen as a template for a bigger agreement with the United States, a leading German paper reported on Saturday.

  • OTTAWA, July 26- It is hard to envisage how Russia could ever be allowed back into the Group of major industrialized nations, given Moscow's aggression in Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Saturday. Russia formally joined the G7 in 1998, when the body was renamed the G8.

  • OTTAWA, July 24- Canada said on Thursday it will impose sanctions on "a broad range" of Russian companies and banks to punish Moscow for what it said was the illegal occupation of Crimea and "provocative military activity" in eastern Ukraine.

  • Canada to impose more sanctions against Russia Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    TORONTO— Canada says it is planning to issue further economic sanctions over sectors of the Russian economy due to Russia's continuing military actions against Ukraine.

  • UPDATE 1-Canada to impose sanctions on Russian sectors Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    OTTAWA, July 21- Canada will impose sanctions on a broad range of entities related to various Russian industries in response to action in Ukraine and to the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday.

  • OTTAWA/ VANCOUVER, June 18- Its decision to approve development of the controversial Northern Gateway oil pipeline could cost Canada's governing Conservatives critical support in British Columbia, where they will need a strong showing in the 2015 election to secure another majority in Parliament.

  • VANCOUVER, June 17- Opponents of Enbridge Inc's proposed Northern Gateway crude oil pipeline are vowing to ramp up their legal challenge to the politically charged project if Canada lives up to expectations and approves its construction.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- The Canadian government could technically delay an imminent decision on whether to approve the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta's oil sands to the Pacific coast, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- Canada is poised to buy 65 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets, sources familiar with the process told Reuters, marking a major renewal of Canada's fighter fleet and helping contain costs of the expensive defense program.

  • BRUSSELS, June 5- European Union policymakers propose to scrap a mandatory requirement to label oil from tar sands as more polluting than other forms of crude following years of lobbying from top producer Canada, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

  • BRUSSELS/ OTTAWA, June 2- Canada and the European Union are struggling to finalize a multibillion-dollar trade pact six months after political leaders said it was sealed, an embarrassment for Brussels as it seeks a far bigger deal with the United States.

  • "Building on our record, our government would like to work in concert with the United States on reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the oil and gas sector. This would be consistent with Canada's approach in aligning with the United States on emissions regulations for the transportation sector, she added.

  • BRUSSELS/ OTTAWA, June 2- Canada and the European Union are struggling to finalize a multi-billion dollar trade pact six months after political leaders said it was sealed, an embarrassment for Brussels as it seeks a far bigger deal with the United States.

  • May 21- TransCanada Corp is in talks with customers about shipping Canadian crude to the United States by rail as an alternative to its Keystone XL pipeline project that has been mired in political delays, Chief Executive Russ Girling said on Wednesday.

  • May 21- TransCanada Corp is in talks with customers about shipping Canadian crude to the United States by rail as an alternative route as its Keystone XL pipeline project that has been mired in political delays, Chief Executive Russ Girling said on Wednesday.

  • OTTAWA, May 5- NATO's top military commander in Europe said on Monday he no longer thought regular Russian troops would enter eastern Ukraine, predicting Moscow could achieve its goals through the unconventional forces stirring up trouble there.

  • April 21- Here are some key dates in Enbridge Inc's bid to build a 525,000- barrel-per-day pipeline from the Alberta oil sands hub of Edmonton to Kitimat, British Columbia, on Canada's Pacific Coast. March 6, 2002- Enbridge says it is sketching out plans for a pipeline from northeastern Alberta to Canada's West Coast.

  • President Barack Obama has said he will have the final say on whether to allow the pipeline connecting Canada's oil sands region to Texas refiners, and several government agencies had been given until May to weigh in.

  • April 18- The Obama administration said on Friday it would extend the period of time for federal agencies to weigh in on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, giving no new deadline.