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May 22, 2018 1:11 PM U.S. raises tariffs on Vietnamese steel it claims comes from China

The United States has raised tariffs on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China and evaded anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel. The announcement following this week's truce in a broader trade dispute between Beijing and Washington reflects the wide array of strains in the world's biggest trading relationship. Importers of corrosion-resistant 8

May 20, 2018 2:47 PM Baghdad, Karachi archbishops among Pope Francis’ choices for new cardinals

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis announced on Sunday he has chosen 14 men to be the newest cardinals in the church, among them his chief aide for helping Rome’s homeless and poor, as well as prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority. “I am happy to announce that on June 29, I will hold a consistory (ceremony) to make 14 new cardinals 7

May 17, 2018 7:16 PM YouTube to launch new music streaming service

YouTube Music launches in United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea on May 22 Google's YouTube will launch a music streaming service next week, it said on Thursday, looking to use its popular internet video brand to tap the growing market for paid music streaming. YouTube Music, which will offer both ad-supported and $9.99 US-per-month 9

May 16, 2018 10:11 PM Talks stall between Canadian Lacrosse Association, players` association

The NLTPA also informed the CLA that until their conditions were met, they would not play for Canada in any tournament. The men’s field world championships is the first tournament on the calendar since the strike began. Although the CLA has made an offer to the NLTPA, it is only for the 34 players in the top tier of the senior men’s field team pool. Those 9

May 15, 2018 7:05 PM Air Canada bows to pressure, listing capital of Taiwan as part of China

Malaysia Airlines and British Airways are among the carriers that have joined Air Canada in adding CN to Taipei on its websites. The government of Chinese President Xi Jinping has been increasingly assertive about its claims to Taiwan, which it regards as a renegade province and has threatened use military force to bring under its control. Delta Air Lines 15

May 13, 2018 12:02 AM Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest for Israel

There was a strong field of contestants at Eurovision 2018, which largely shed its traditional hallmarks of glitz and glitter in favour of a more restrained tone. LISBON, Portugal - Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song "Toy." Barzilai, who was the favourite to win ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, saw off competition 11

May 12, 2018 9:30 PM Israel's Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision 2018

Popularity of contest led to inclusion of Israel and Australia among the performers Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song Toy. Barzilai, who was the favourite to win ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, fended off competition from 42 other countries' performers to claim the music extravaganza's annual crown at a show in Lisbon 29

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 54

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 9

May 4, 2018 2:13 AM Why did the maker of OxyContin pay Canadian doctors nearly three-and-a-half times more money per capita than it doled out to U.S. prescribers?

Experts warn that Purdue Pharma may be focusing its marketing efforts in Canada, where the drug company has not faced government sanctions like it has in the United States. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, paid Canadian doctors nearly three-and-a-half times more money than it doled out to U.S. prescribers, according to a Star analysis of the drug maker’s 11