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April 15, 2018 8:00 AM Call me radical, but journalists should be able to pledge support for Palestinian journalists: Neil Macdonald

Apparently, though, taking such a position in Canada can damage our credibility, and should be avoided. At least in certain circumstances. I can draw no other conclusion from the uproar over a statement by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), a laudably titled group that regularly denounces suppression of speech and journalism in countries 12

April 14, 2018 6:41 PM UN Security Council rejects Russia’s call to condemn U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria

The UN Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the “aggression” by the United States and its allies against Syria on Saturday. The vote reflected support for the airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites but it also demonstrated again the paralysis of the UN’s most powerful body in dealing with the Syria conflict 10

April 10, 2018 9:24 PM China wants no 'progressive' elements in any free trade deal with Canada: envoy

China's ambassador says his country firmly rejects Canada's attempts to entrench labour standards in a free trade pact. Envoy Lu Shaye says Canada's so-called progressive trade agenda has no place in a free trade agreement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unable to persuade China's leaders to formally entrench labour, gender, environment and governance 7

April 9, 2018 8:00 AM North American workers wait for raises as job growth continues: Don Pittis

A NAFTA deal could boost wages which should make the economy more efficient, not less One of the simplest rules of economics is that when things are in short supply, prices rise enough to make the problem go away. Yet as unemployment rates in Canada and the United States reach lows not seen for decades, so far, that rule seems to have been broken 13

April 6, 2018 6:51 AM China vows to fight U.S. protectionism 'at any cost' as trade dispute worsens

Trump administration has threatened to impose an additional $100 billion in tariffs China warned it would fight back "at any cost" with fresh measures to safeguard its interests if the United States sticks to its protectionist actions, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened additional tariffs in a worsening trade dispute between the world's two biggest 12

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 14

April 5, 2018 8:33 PM Canada’s Brad Gushue heading to playoffs at world curling championship

Gushue was idle in Thursday morning’s draw, but China’s loss to Sweden assured the defending champions of a top-six finish in the preliminary round. The Scots and the Swedes were 8-1, while Gushue was 7-1 entering his afternoon game against China’s Dejia Zou (3-6). Gushue, from St. John’s, N.L., was scheduled to play Greg Persinger of the United States 14

April 4, 2018 6:07 PM China tariffs on U.S. soybeans will cause global disruption, Canada producers say

It is the country’s largest export market, but Canada is a small player compared with global leaders like Brazil, the United States and Argentina. Brazil supplied about half of the nearly 100 million tonnes of soybean imported by China last year. The U.S. shipped some 33 million tonnes. Davidson says replacing U.S. soybeans will be challenging and Canada 13

April 2, 2018 2:42 AM China’s space station Tiangong-1 finally falls back to Earth

The space station re-entered Earth’s atmosphere, scattering its remaining pieces over the southern Pacific Ocean. For the past few weeks the fate of Tiangong-1 has provided some drama. The Chinese lost control of the spacecraft a couple of years ago and thus could not guide it to the middle of an ocean. Because of the drag of air molecules bouncing off Tiangong- 14

April 2, 2018 1:07 AM Playoff win earns Ian Poulter spot in Masters

Poulter makes 20-foot birdie on 18th hole to force playoff against Beau Hossler at Houston Open Poulter won for the third time on the PGA Tour, and his first in America since the Match Play in 2010 at Arizona. This was his first stroke-play victory in America, and the timing could not have been better. When he reached the quarterfinals of the Dell Technologies 15