Justin Trudeau

One dead, five missing in crash of Canadian chopper off Greece

One person is dead and five are missing after a military helicopter operating off a Canadian frigate during a NATO exercise crashed into the sea between Greece and Italy, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Trudeau said one body had been found, and the five others aboard the aircraft were missing.

"We hold out hope to find the missing," Trudeau said.

PM offers condolences over Canadian helicopter crash

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his condolences after a Canadian military helicopter crashed off the coast of a Greek island during NATO maneuvers.

A Greek navy helicopter was taking part in the search for the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter that went missing on Wednesday night, defense officials said. The effort was being coordinated by Italian authorities. 

Latest on the coronavirus: Global cases near 2 million

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed 1.98 million on April 15 as the pandemic swept across the globe.

Johns Hopkins University's website showed over 126,000 people have died from the virus.

The total number of people recovered from COVID-19 reached passed 493,000 according to the data.

Americas

Coronavirus pandemic reaches world leaders and disrupts global sporting events

The coronavirus has reached the highest levels of government and the sporting world, with Canada's prime minister isolating himself when his wife tested positive, the Arsenal manager and a Chelsea player being diagnosed and the Australian Grand Prix cancelled just hours before the event was due to start.
China

Will Canada Open an Embassy in Bulgaria?

Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Georg Georgiev has had talks in Ottawa with David Morrison, Foreign and Defense Policy Advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It was reported that lifting of short-stay visas for Bulgarians in Canada has opened up new opportunities for contacts between people and business, BNR reported.

Canada repatriates first victim from plane downed in Iran

The first remains of a Canadian who died when Iran shot down a passenger plane earlier this month arrived in Canada on Jan. 21. 

At the request of the family, no name was released.

"There has been one repatriation of remains which took place, and we respected the wish of the family to respect their privacy," said Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.

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