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July 11, 2018 5:33 PM Republicans take ‘baby step’ in opposition to Trump’s tariffs

WASHINGTON — Republicans have made a gentle, symbolic move toward reining in President Donald Trump on tariffs. But it’s unclear whether they’re willing to go any further than that. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 88 to 11 on Wednesday to pass a non-binding motion in favour of giving Congress “a role” in deciding on tariffs imposed under a “national 9

July 6, 2018 2:05 PM Donald Trump makes 100 false claims for second consecutive week

After shattering his old record by uttering an astonishing 103 false claims two weeks ago, an average of 14.7 per cent, Trump delivered precisely 100 false claims last week, an average of 14.3 per day. As usual, part of the explanation for the barrage of lies and other dishonesty was simply that Trump talked a lot. He tends to make more false claims 34

June 23, 2018 2:26 AM Hundreds of women march in Rio to demand legal abortion

RIO DE JANEIRO—Hundreds of women marched in Rio de Janeiro on Friday to demand the legalization of abortion in Brazil. The march followed a breakthrough for abortion supporters in neighbouring Argentina, where the lower house of Congress approved a bill this month that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Carrying banners 13

June 7, 2018 10:14 PM Canadian soccer official makes final stop on tour to promote North America World Cup bid

Peter Montopoli, Canada’s point man on the so-called unified bid to host the 2026 World Cup, has one more stop to make before flying to Moscow on Saturday for next week’s FIFA Congress. Gibraltar covers 6.5 square kilometres with a population of some 30,000. Its soccer team is ranked 195th in the world by FIFA. Montopoli’s visit is further proof that the unified 11

June 6, 2018 6:19 PM U.S. lawmakers want Trump to report on North Korea nuclear program

Some members of Congress worry Trump will concede too much in his eagerness for a deal Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the Trump administration to provide a detailed report on North Korea's nuclear program to set a "baseline" for progress on talks with Pyongyang 36

May 28, 2018 6:26 PM Freeland heads to Washington for trade talks as NAFTA hangs in balance

It wasn’t immediately clear if those talks are the main purpose of her visit, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been talking by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto in recent days despite dwindling hope of reaching a deal. Time is of the essence: Canada’s latest reprieve from potentially crippling U.S. tariffs on imports 13

May 21, 2018 3:48 PM U.S. issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

Requirements include foreign-policy overhaul and cessation of all uranium enrichment The United States issued a steep list of demands on Monday to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Tehran doesn't change course. Drawing sharp contrasts 32

May 10, 2018 9:18 PM Freeland gets briefing from U.S. lawmakers on tight window for passing NAFTA

Auto issues have U.S., Mexico at odds as U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer meets with Mexican counterpart Canada's foreign minister got a detailed explanation Thursday about why there might only be a few days left to get a NAFTA agreement in 2018. Chrystia Freeland attended a discussion with top U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill. They included the speaker 61

May 10, 2018 8:04 PM U.S. lawmakers brief Chrystia Freeland on fast-tracking NAFTA talks

The prevailing view in Washington is that it would likely be impossible to get a vote this year on any agreement reached after around May 18. They shared their view of the so-called fast-track law, which sets the rules for votes on trade deals. The prevailing view in Washington is that it would likely be impossible to get a vote this year on any agreement 14

April 30, 2018 4:18 PM With Trump's deadline looming, Canada waits for news on steel tariffs

President Trump imposed a May 1 cutoff for steel and aluminum tariff exemptions for some U.S. allies The countdown is on as Canada waits to learn whether it will face steep U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sweeping tariffs in March of 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminum, but granted temporary 22