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Global Affairs Canada says in a statement that Canada's ambassador to China was given virtual consular access to Robert Schellenberg for the 1st time since January. Schellenberg has been held in China since 2014 and faces the death penalty. Previous story:

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Global Affairs Canada says Canada's ambassador to China, Dominic Barton, was granted 'virtual consular access' to detained Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig. It's the first time Canada has been granted consular access to the men since January. Global Affairs statement:

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Global Affairs Canada and the U.K. foreign secretary condemn reports of civilian areas being shelled during conflict between the Azerbaijani military and Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh. Earlier story:

2. A source told Global News the Canadian Armed Forces had provided support to a Global Affairs Canada consular delegation in what was described as a well-planned initiative that took custody of the girl from authorities in northeast Syria. She was taken to Iraq, and Canada.

Update: In response to our request,Global Affairs Canada writes it "is aware of the detention of a Canadian permanent resident in Turkey. Our thoughts are with Mr. Erdal’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. Canadian officials continue to monitor this case closely.”

Since 2013 through the Global Games Development Fund, the GAA and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade supported over 450 development projects and initiatives in GAA Clubs and units across Asia, Australasia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. #GAA 

Can’t blame this on #COVID019  Global Affairs Canada: A 27-page briefing note just released via ATIP 331 days after it was requested and 211 days after your commitment to release the records by Jan 15, 2020. #ATIPFail 

'Canada opposes the use of the death penalty in all cases, everywhere,' said a Global Affairs Canada spokesman.

Shelley Beyak hasn’t been able to reach her kids since the explosion, but says Global Affairs Canada heard from her ex-husband that the kids are OK.

Canada abhors the death sentence and will continue to call for China to grant clemency to Canadian citizen, a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada said. Global Affairs is responding to Chinese court's death sentence ruling against a Canadian in a drug case.

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BREAKING: A Canadian who contracted COVID-19 on the Diamond Princess cruise ship has died in Japan, Global Affairs Canada says.

News Release from Global Affairs Canada: Government of Canada to provide financial assistance to Canadians abroad

BREAKING: Global Affairs Canada says they are now aware of 32 Canadians aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Global Affairs Canada has just issued an advisory warning Canadians and Canadian-Iranian dual citizens against travelling to Iran. The advisory does not specifically mention the air crash that killed 63 Canadians overnight, but talks of the region's 'volatile security situation.'

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Under the Trudeau government, Canada became a major funder of UNRWA. Why no statement on this gross misconduct scandal by Global Affairs or @cafreeland ?

BREAKING: Global Affairs Canada tells CBC News that Canada will recognize Juan Guaido as the new president of Venezuela. The opposition leader took an oath in Caracas a short time ago, declaring himself acting president and saying Nicolas Maduro has been deposed.

BREAKING: Global Affairs Canada says Canada will recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela.

Canada updates its travel advisory regarding China. Risk level unchanged, but Global Affairs says Canadians should 'exercise a high degree of caution in China due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws.' This story being updated:

"I'm so sick of these ridiculous, outdated, nativist, xenophobic, protectionist arguments," says global affairs analyst Max Boot in response to Trump ripping G7 allies: "This notion that somehow Canada is an offender on trade is just bogus"

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