"I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honour our fallen soldiers," hockey commentator Don Cherry said his comments were not meant to be insensitive to other cultures.
As Islam grows in the United States, some communities are dealing with a Muslim clergy shortage driven in part by students who want guidance from religious instructors they understand linguistically and culturally.
Prime minister’s Liberal party fell short of commanding a majority in parliament meaning the left-leaning New Democrat Party could prove to be a kingmaker.
Jody Williams, who is a Nobel Peace laureate, said lethal autonomous weapons are crossing a moral and ethical Rubicon and should not be allowed to exist and be used in combat or in any other way.
Trudeau's Liberal party was projected to win the most seats in the 338-seat Parliament. However, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said it would be a minority government, forced to rely on an opposition party to stay in power.
Some 27.4 million Canadians are eligible to elect 338 members of parliament after a tense and sometimes bitter election campaign.
Polls indicate incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party could lose to the rival Conservatives, or perhaps win but still fail to get a majority of seats in Parliament and have to rely on an opposition party to remain in power.
Although Islamabad has always supported Kashmir's UN-sanctioned Right to Self Determination, it has also been wary of Kashmiri nationalism that envisions a state free from both India and Pakistan.
The 16-year-old Swede met privately with Trudeau but later told a news conference with local indigenous leaders that he was "not doing enough" to curb greenhouse gases responsible for global warming.
The UN Human Rights Council voted to send a team of investigators to investigate alleged violations while the EU imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan intelligence and security officials.
The difficult relationship between two key US allies in Asia-Pacific has become a full-blown trade war, which is bound to have an impact on the global economy.
Most of the shootings in Canada have been blamed on gang violence and illegal guns with PM Trudeau saying the ban will include AR-15 lightweight semi-automatic rifles.
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