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Canada’s Payette speaks with Sakellaropoulou

Canada's Governor General Julie Payette called for cooperation with Greece on environment, human rights and electronic governance during a phone call with President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Wednesday.

The two officials also discussed the need for solidarity and a common approach to tackle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, her office said.

Turkey brings back over 300 citizens from Canada

Turkey on June 9 brought back 301 citizens stranded in Canada due to the coronavirus lockdown as part of the country's ongoing evacuation efforts.

A Turkish Airlines flight conducted the fourth repatriation flight from Canada.

The plane from Toronto Pearson International Airport safely landed at Istanbul Airport at 12.25 p.m. local time (0925GMT).

Where and When We Will be Able to Travel for the Rest of 2020

Tourists from all over the world are already looking at the summer months in the hope that they will finally be able to fulfill the long-awaited vacation.

With a number of countries easing the measures and some of them opening their borders to foreigners as early as this month, expectations that summer 2020 may not be limited to visiting parks and gardens are rising again.

Virus forces Tomorrowland festival online

Belgium's Tomorrowland festival, one of the world's biggest electronic music events, will be held online this year because of coronavirus restrictions, organizers said on June 4. 

While Belgium is slowly lifting the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, music festivals are banned until at least the end of August.

Scientists Have Revealed Dinosaurs Last Meal

Researchers have revealed what a 2,800-pound armor-plated dinosaur ate for its last meal before it perished around 110 million years ago.

In 2011, miners accidentally uncovered the fossilized remains of a dinosaur specimen representing the species Borealopelta markmitchelli—a type of nodosaur—at a site near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada.

Our Europe

I'd like to see Europe change in several ways. It is an old continent with an anemic economy and regulation-heavy bureaucracy. It is very slow and undetermined when it comes to managing urgent problems. It doesn't have a common foreign or defense policy, and it's highly unlikely that it will in the near future. All that and much more is currently missing from Europe.

Little-Known Health Risks of Driving Too Much

Many people who own a car and have a driving license become reliant on their vehicles to get around. Each and every day, huge numbers of people get behind the wheel to commute to work, drive their kids around, visit friends and family, or take a trip. Some people spend a tremendous amount of time on the road for one reason or another, and this is something they do almost every day.

More wreckage, remains found of crashed Canadian military helicopter

Search teams from the US and Canada found more remains of the crew and part of the wreckage of the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter that crashed in the Ionian Sea on April 29.

The helicopter was taking part in NATO's Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean, when it crashed at sea, killing all six people aboard.

US governor denies parole for Turkish diplomat’s killer

California Governor Gavin Newsom has denied a parole request by Hampig Sassounian, an Armenian who assassinated a Turkish diplomat in Los Angeles in 1982.  

The announcement came on May 25 with Newsom reversing the Board of Parole Hearings' decision which found Sassounian suitable for parole.

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