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Canada 'Alert' against Terror Threats to Major Cities

Canada is "vigilant" and "alert" to terrorist threats after warnings of possible plots against its major cities linked to the Islamic State extremist group, the public safety minister said Thursday.

But Ralph Goodale told reporters outside parliament: "To this moment there is nothing new or different that would affect the security situation in Canada. There is no change in the status of the alerts.

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First Canadian Plane of Syrian Refugees to Arrive Thursday

The first of 25,000 Syrian refugees to be resettled in Canada will arrive in the country on Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, declaring it will be "a great day."

The new prime minister campaigned on the plan to resettle 25,000 people displaced by the four-year civil war in Syria, but the idea came under increasing political fire following the attacks in Paris.

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Canada PM Gets down to Business at Home as Honeymoon Ends

Just back from a whirlwind international tour taking selfies with adoring fans, dining with Queen Elizabeth II and vowing strong action on climate change, Canada's new prime minister now faces big challenges at home, including a sluggish economy.

Justin Trudeau was cheered at summits in Paris, Turkey, Malta and the Philipines for his youthful good looks, rock star energy and bold statements on the need to slash greenhouse gas emissions and help Syrian refugees.

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Operation Begins to Resettle 25,000 Syrians in Canada

An operation to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada has begun, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday, with 10,000 people due to depart for their new home by the end of the year.

Processing, including security checks, began at a military base in Jordan's capital Amman on Sunday, said Craig Murphy, who briefed journalists in Geneva by phone.

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Canadian PM Touches down in Britain to Meet Queen

New Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touched down Wednesday for his first visit to Britain since his election, with meetings with his British counterpart and Queen Elizabeth II.

Trudeau flew in with his wife Sophie and children in a stopover visit on which he will meet Prime Minister David Cameron before he goes to Malta for a meeting of the Commonwealth heads of government later this week.

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Turkish Airlines Flight Diverts to Canada after Bomb Threat

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says it is investigating a bomb threat that caused a Turkish Airlines flight from New York City to Istanbul to divert and land in Canada.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport said on its Twitter feed early Sunday that Flight 2 had landed safely and that police were at the scene.

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Trudeau Tells Obama Canada Will Be 'Strong' Partner against IS

Canada's freshly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to remain a "strong" partner in the fight against the Islamic State group Thursday, during a first formal meeting with President Barack Obama.

The two men joked about greying hair and traded compliments about their spouses and kids, even as Trudeau said he would not reconsider a decision to pull Canadian jets out of Iraq and Syria.

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Trudeau Sworn in as Canada's PM, Pledges Big Changes

Canada's new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised big changes after nearly a decade of Conservative rule as he was sworn into office Wednesday, almost 50 years after his father took the job.

The 43-year-old former bartender led his Liberal party to a landslide victory on October 19, dealing a crushing blow to Stephen Harper's Conservatives. He is the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history.

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Canada Withdrawing Fighter Jets from Iraq, Syria, Trudeau Tells Obama

Canada's prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he told U.S. President Barack Obama that Canadian fighter jets would withdraw from fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

But he gave no timeline.

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Justin Trudeau out of Father's Shadow -- and into his Shoes

Justin Trudeau, the first-born son of late Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, won his first mandate Monday as his Liberals -- who governed most of the last century -- rebounded from a major defeat at the polls in 2011.

The former French teacher overcame campaign attack ads claiming he was "just not ready" to lead, winning the election by a landslide.

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