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Sunrise over Yemen

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sunrise over Yemen

By Khaled Bahah Ambassador of Yemen Yemen, an Arab country and one of the oldest centres of civilization, presides over one of the busiest and most crucial shipping routes in the world. Bordered by Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Aden and Oman, it comprises more than 555,000 square kilometres […]

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Four famous fully-engaged French writers

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Four famous fully-engaged French writers

  Writer/activists are coming back into fashion. It’s time to revisit their French ancestors. When I was about 15, I stumbled on a book no one else seemed to have checked out of the public library in decades: Emile Zola, Novelist and Reformer: An Account of his Life and Work. It was published in 1904, […]

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Envoy’s Album Spring 2012

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album Spring 2012

   

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New Arrivals – Spring 2012

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2012

New heads of mission Louise Hand High Commissioner for Australia Ms Hand is a senior career diplomat with foreign affairs. Prior to her appointment to Canada, she was ambassador for climate change from 2009 until 2011. Previously, she served overseas as minister and deputy head of mission in Indonesia (2005 to 2009), ambassador to Cambodia […]

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Celebration time – Spring 2012

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Celebration time – Spring 2012

A listing of the national and independence days marked by countries

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It’s the perfect time to discover unforgettable Ukraine

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
It’s the perfect time to discover unforgettable Ukraine

By Natalia Holub First secretary, Embassy of Ukraine If you have never visited Ukraine, you are missing a wonderful and an unforgettable experience. Although it is Europe’s largest country, Ukraine has yet to be discovered by tourists. This may soon change, however, as Ukraine and its next-door neighbour Poland have been chosen as joint hosts […]

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Albania’s story: sun, sea and antiquity

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Albania’s story: sun, sea and antiquity

By Elida Petoshati Ambassador of Albania As a diplomat, I have had the privilege of travelling the world, getting to know places, cultures and civilizations that have enriched my life. Albania remains my first love. Wherever I go, I always return as if for the first time, eager discover it again and again. The country […]

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New Arrivals – Winter 2012

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2012

New heads of mission Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto Ambassador of Angola Mr. Tavares da Silva Neto joined Angola’s foreign ministry in 1977 after completing studies at the Karl Marx Institute in Luanda. Much later, he would also complete a degree in international relations at the University of Brasilia. But before that, he held several […]

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Envoy’s Album

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album

         

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Ship shape

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ship shape

The federal government has awarded contracts worth $28 billion for the building of 28 vessels — naval warships and civilian (Coast Guard) ships both — that will modernize the country’s aging sea-faring fleet. Halifax- based Irving Shipbuilding Inc. will build the warships. Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. will build the Coast Guard ships. The new vessels […]

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