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Analysis: Canada’s Conservatives split over CNOOC’s bid for Nexen

Canada’s ruling Conservative Party is split over a landmark US$15.1 billion bid by China’s CNOOC for oil producer Nexen, leaving Prime Minister Stephen Harper with a difficult final call to make.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Canadian Mounties solve 1974 murder of 16-year-old girl

Canadian police said on Tuesday that a convicted kidnapper and attempted rapist who died in prison is responsible for at least one killing in British Columbia, and US authorities linked him to the slayings of four other teenage girls.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:39pm

Canadian miners evacuated after potash mine fire

Twenty miners were safely evacuated after a fire at a potash mine in Canada’s western Saskatchewan province trapped them underground for several hours, the company said on Tuesday.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:09pm

Britain and Canada share embassy offices in bid to cut costs

Britain and Canada are to establish joint diplomatic missions and share embassy offices overseas in a bid to save money, the countries' foreign ministers announced jointly in Ottawa.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

CNOOC's US$15b takeover bid wins approval from Nexen investors

Nexen's shareholders approved CNOOC's US$15.1 billion bid for the Canadian oil and natural gas producer, the biggest foreign takeover by a Chinese company.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

China Digest, September 20, 2012


Woman 'killed for phone'

A 22-year-old man appeared in a Beijing intermediate court on Tuesday, charged with killing a woman on April 8 to get money to buy a mobile phone, the Beijing Morning Post reports. The man allegedly stabbed the woman before strangling her. No verdict had been reached in the case.

Hospital attack on doctor

20 Sep 2012 - 3:20am

Briefs, September 12, 2012

Defence minister escapes bomb attack

SANAA - Yemen's defence minister, Major General Muhammad Nasir Ahmad, escaped a car bomb attack on his motorcade that killed at least 12 other people, a day after the government said it had killed the regional al-Qaeda branch's number two. Seven security guards and five civilians were killed and 12 others were wounded. Reuters

12 Sep 2012 - 3:54am

Canada seeks gains from China in exchange for oil deal

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said yesterday his government will seek to correct trade imbalances with China as he manages a wave of takeover spending from the country.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:55am

Quebec separatists' win marred by shooting

One person was killed and another seriously wounded when a gunman tried to storm the victory celebrations of Quebec's newly elected premier, Pauline Marois, whose separatist party is projected to win polls in the French-speaking province.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:51am

Leadership advice from high pressure danger zones

Canadian explorer Dr Joe MacInnis has a unique take on leadership - he is inspired by the insights he gains from the abyssal ocean and outer space. This book sets out to show how leadership traits developed in extremely high-pressure zones can apply to the wide world.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:35pm