Mark MacKinnon

Mark MacKinnon


Senior International Correspondent for The Globe and Mail. Now based in London, after stops in Moscow, the Middle East, and Beijing. DMs open.

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Canada pushes back against Iran's declaration that it will ignore the second passports of dual nationals. "We will insist at every venue, all of the time and every time, that a Canadian is a Canadian," @FP_Champagne  says. (No sign of black boxes, either)

British PM’s statement on meeting with Putin makes no mention of Crimea. Is the West moving towards acceptance of the 2014 annexation?

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Former Interpol head - who disappeared on a trip home to China in 2018 - convicted of bribery. The trial went thusly: "The court statement on Tuesday said Meng had 'truthfully confessed to all the criminal facts' and would not appeal against the decision"

We're in a world where the former head of Interpol gets convicted in a Chinese showtrial, Trump remains in the White House post-impeachment, and Israel is calling for sanctions against the International Criminal Court for daring to investigate it. I miss the 1990s.

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What's clear is Trump doesn't trust the US intelligence community, the State Department, or the country's media. But if Erdogan, Putin or MBS tell him something, it's gotta be the truth.

There’s a new Top Gun movie coming out. And Maverick is wearing the same leather jacket - only this time it’s Communist Party of China-approved, so the Japanese and Taiwanese flag patches are gone (screenshot on right is from the new trailer)...

Man accidentally comes up with perfect metaphor for 14 years of the "War On Terror."

Refugee centre in Winnipeg, Canada says it's full and can take in no more refugees fleeing the United States

Israel just allowed the mail to be delivered in Palestine. Ten tonnes of it just arrived in Jericho for sorting, some of it eight years old...

Carney asks room of reporters, bankers whether any feel Bank of England's warnings about Brexit have not proven correct. Response is silence

An accredited journalist was just wrestled out of the Helsinki summit press conference by security. He had made a sign that said “Nuclear Test Ban Treaty,” hoping that holding it up would get the attention of Trump and Putin so he could ask a question about it

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I never thought I'd see the day the White House denied access to US media outlets still welcome at press conferences in Beijing and Moscow.

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