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June 20, 2018 5:59 PM Major U.S. airlines refuse to carry children seized by immigration agents

Major U.S. airlines are telling the White House that they don't want to participate in any transportation of migrant children who have been separated from their parents at border crossings. In a statement Wednesday, American Airlines said it doesn't know whether any migrant children have been on its flights, but it doesn't want to profit from the current 13

June 2, 2018 8:00 AM The Canadian Armed Forces should drop its citizenship requirement

My father was hailed by a Canadian Air Force recruiter on the streets of London. That's how my family got here In fact, the longstanding practice in our military has been to enroll non-citizens. It has long been part of our military tradition. If it had not been, I wouldn't be here writing this column. When the war ended, large numbers of those men did not come home to Canada 55

May 29, 2018 8:23 PM Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko shot and killed in Ukraine

In Moscow, officials and lawmakers criticized Ukrainian authorities for their alleged failure to protect journalists. Mikhail Fedotov, the head of the Kremlin Human Rights Council, said Babchenko’s slaying was a “clear provocation.” The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “bloody crimes and total impunity have become routine” in Ukraine 15

May 22, 2018 11:17 PM Pilots push for shorter flight times as government finalizes new safety regulations

'Notwithstanding my great respect for NASA, we make our own decisions' - Marc Garneau When two Air Canada pilots mistook a San Francisco taxiway for a runway and almost crashed their plane into four fully-fuelled airliners awaiting takeoff last summer, they told investigators they were fatigued at the time. Being tired behind the controls of an aircraft 32

May 15, 2018 6:17 PM American Airlines tightens rules for travelling with emotional support animals

Amphibians, insects, rodents have been added to list of animals excluded by air carrier If you're planning on travelling with your emotional support ferret, spider or snake, American Airlines says those animals are among several that will be prohibited starting July 1. The carrier on Monday unveiled new rules for travelling with emotional support animals 15

May 10, 2018 7:26 PM Israel bombards Iranian military positions in Syria

Israel and Iran have long fought each other through proxies, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this week has emboldened Israel to make a direct attack. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “the Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems 13

May 8, 2018 7:36 PM Boeing to consult with U.S. on 'next steps' after Trump's Iran move

Boeing Co. said on Tuesday it will consult with the U.S. government on "next steps" following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a 2015 international agreement designed to deny Iran the ability to build nuclear weapons. IranAir has ordered 200 passenger aircraft worth $38.3 billion US at list prices, including 100 from Airbus, 80 from Boeing 30

May 3, 2018 2:09 PM Canada's trade deficit surges to record $4.1B in March

Trade surplus with United States narrowed for the fifth month in a row Canada's trade deficit ballooned to a record $4.1 billion in March as an import surge in consumer goods, cars and car parts far outweighed Canadian exports. Imports climbed six per cent to $51.7 billion, Statistics Canada said. More than one-fifth of that was cars and car parts, which 34

May 2, 2018 4:25 PM Southwest Airlines plane with cracked window makes emergency landing

Emergency landing comes 2 weeks after fatal accident aboard another Southwest Airlines plane A Southwest Airlines plane flying from Chicago to New Jersey was forced to land in Cleveland on Wednesday after one of its windows cracked. There were no reports of injuries after Flight 957 landed safely at Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport 29

April 5, 2018 11:28 PM Trump wants $100B in more tariffs on China amid trade row

Move comes after China issued list of U.S. goods subject to possible retaliatory tariff hikes U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping $100 billion US in additional tariffs on Chinese goods. The move comes a day after China issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and small aircraft 20