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January 14, 2019 9:57 PM TSX up slightly, US stock markets move lower in late-morning trading; Loonie down

Canada’s main stock index inched forward Monday, while major indices south of the border fell slightly during a relatively flat day for the markets. “The real headliner was the data we got out of China,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist for Edward Jones. China reported that its exports fell last month. Chinese exports to America fell 3.5 per cent to US$40.3 billion 76

January 14, 2019 9:00 PM U.S. Senator Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in a private Ontario hospital

LOUISVILLE, KY.—U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbour tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital 76

January 11, 2019 5:27 PM Lebanon to complain to UN over Israeli border wall

BEIRUT - Lebanon says it will file a complaint at the U.N. over Israel’s construction of a wall along the border, which Israel says is entirely within its own territory. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency quoted Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil as calling the Israeli move a violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 war between 24

January 11, 2019 2:04 PM Death toll in Mexico border shootings rises to 24

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say the death toll in a drug cartel shootout in the northern border state of Tamaulipas has risen to 24 with the discovery of the bodies of three more men. Experts originally counted 21 bodies, many found in twisted piles of charred corpses in a field near burned-out vehicles. But a Tamaulipas state official who was not authorized 18

January 11, 2019 1:23 PM Iraq: Blast kills 2 in border city rehousing its displaced

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s Health Ministry says two people have been killed in an explosion in a city to which displaced families are being encouraged to return. The ministry said 25 others were wounded in the blast in Al-Qaim, Friday. It did not give further details. Al-Qaim, a city along the border with Syria in Iraq’s western Anbar province, was one of the last cities 20

January 10, 2019 9:14 PM Montana lawmaker proposes to give $8M to build border wall

HELENA, Mont. - A Republican lawmaker in Montana is proposing to give more than $8 million to help build President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, while South Dakota senators voted Thursday to endorse the president’s plans. As Trump travelled to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday to make his case for $5.7 billion to build the wall in the government 17

January 10, 2019 8:32 PM Nevada’s Reid calls Trump ‘amoral,’ wants a Romney 2020 run

LAS VEGAS - Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said Thursday that he thinks President Donald Trump has no conscience and said he’d like to see Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney challenge Trump in 2020 for the GOP nomination for president. “I’ve had dealings with the man,” Reid said of Trump. “I think he’s amoral. I don’t think he has a conscience.” Reid, the 79-year-old 113

January 10, 2019 6:48 PM Vancouver Island centre back Callum Montgomery could go high in MLS SuperDraft

After sending out a flood of emails to universities, the defender from Lantzville, B.C., didn’t get much of a response other than local U.S. options like the University of Washington and Seattle University. While he impressed at a Stanford University ID camp, his grades weren’t good enough. But a connection was made. Stanford coach Jeremy Gunn, a former 22

January 10, 2019 5:04 PM 21 dead bodies found in north Mexico after gang clash

The area around Miguel Aleman had long been dominated by the Zetas drug cartel, which was locked in a battle for control of crime in the Rio Grande Valley with the rival Gulf cartel. Miguel Aleman is about 80 kilometres west of McAllen, Texas, which was to be visited Thursday by U.S. President Donald Trump as part of his campaign for a wall or barrier 16

January 9, 2019 4:05 PM Bombardier signs $669M rail car deal with N.J., but no work north of border

MONTREAL—Bombardier Inc. has signed a $669-million (U.S.) deal to provide 113 commuter rail cars to New Jersey. The company says the contract will yield no additional work in Canada, with Buy American rules prompting Bombardier’s plant in Plattsburgh, N.Y., to build the multi-level cars, rather than its facility in Quebec. As of 2018, at least 65 per cent of the cost of components 25