World Bulletin / News Desk
Ukraine asked for the approval after the Russians seized the Crimea in 2014 and it was a subject discussed during a meeting last fall between Trudeau and President Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine.
The move is likely to anger Russia and also Amnesty International Canada, who opposed the sale of weapons because they will be used not for defense, as Ukraine maintains, but could be used for controlling their own citizens. Ukraine’s human rights record has to improve before any weapon sales are approved, Amnesty International Canada said.
But the Canadian government said manufacturers who sell to Ukraine will have to receive an export permit and each transaction will be “assessed on a case-by-case basis.”
And any arms sale comes with conditions which spell out who the weapons are sold to, how they will be used, and that they will not be used against civilians.
Permission for American arms manufacturers to sell to Ukraine has been sitting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s desk for weeks, unsigned.
Speculation is that Trump does not want to upset Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Thousands of supporters poured into the streets of the capital island Male on Friday night and continued their protest rally till early Saturday, the joint opposition said in a statement issued in Colombo.
Also suspended were the accounts of its parent organization, Strategic Communication Laboratories, as well as those of University of Cambridge psychologist Aleksandr Kogan and Christopher Wylie, who runs Eunoia Technologies.
Andrew McCabe was accused of misleading investigators on Clinton Foundation corruption case
Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell told reporters after talks with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday that the U.S. also wants to see a resumption of talks to reunify the ethnically divided island nation.
"There were seven people aboard, they are all believed to be dead," the official said, adding they were US service members.
A doctor at the private Goyal Hospital told AFP Friday that Clinton had undergone screening after suffering pain in her right hand following a fall.
The alliance is "dealing with the issue around this and in cyber and working to define an understanding of what would be a trigger for Article 5," General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of NATO forces in Europe, told a US Senate committee.
Speaking to reporters as he returned from a trip to Oman, Afghanistan and Bahrain, Mattis said officials he met with had expressed frequent concerns about Iranian behavior.
The newspaper said that Trump is discussing potential replacements for McMaster, but is willing to take his time because he wants to avoid humiliating him as well as to have a successor ready.
19 individuals, 5 entities blacklisted by Washington
Saeb Erekat slams recent White House meeting on Gaza's deteriorating humanitarian situation
Salim al-Jabouri says Turkey and Iraq will defeat terrorism together through 'full cooperation'
Oil is the lifeblood of OPEC member Venezuela's economy, but a major wave of political unrest that shows no sign of abating has slashed output.
'We shouldn't have to wake up in fear every day, knowing we can lose our lives in schools,' students says.
Known for his free-market stance, television host criticized Trump's tariff plan like his predecessor