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July 16, 2018 3:03 PM Trump administration files World Trade Organization complaint against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs

Trump imposed the 25 per cent steel tariff and 10 per cent aluminum tariff under a controversial “national security” provision of U.S. trade law. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said it is absurd and insulting to use such a provision against Canada, a close military ally. Trump has scoffed at Trudeau’s arguments. Administration officials have argued 8

July 14, 2018 2:38 PM ‘This is a historic day for all of us’: Eritrea’s president visits Ethiopia amid thaw between former rivals

In a speech Saturday evening, Abiy said the countries had agreed to develop together and that Isaias had offered to help “lead this great nation.” He added that “we have finally found our sister nation after many years of hiding,” and he warned those trying to instigate violence inside Ethiopia to stop or “you may lead us to take a path that we don’t 6

July 11, 2018 9:39 AM Trudeau announces new Canada led NATO training mission in Iraq

BRUSSELS— The Canadian military will command a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Brussels on Wednesday as part of the annual alliance summit. Trudeau said the mission, to begin in the fall of 2018 in Baghdad and the surrounding vicinity, will include the deployment of as many as 250 Canadian 7

July 10, 2018 5:55 PM NFL Players Association files grievance over anthem policy

Following those comments, more than 200 players protested during the anthem that weekend before the number of protesters dwindled as the season progressed. “We’re here for a bigger platform,” Raiders tight end Jared Cook said during the spring. “We’re not just athletes. We’re people that live this. It’s people in our neighbourhood, it’s people that we grew up with, it’s people 7

July 3, 2018 4:19 PM Justin Trudeau to visit Canadian soldiers in Latvia before NATO summit

The Canadian-led multinational NATO battle group was established in Latvia as the alliance’s response to Russia’s surprise annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its invasion of eastern Ukraine. Canada’s leadership of the battle group represents Canada’s largest sustained military presence in Europe in over a decade. Trudeau, who will meet in Riga with Latvian 12

June 28, 2018 11:54 AM Defence Secretary Mattis says U.S. will maintain current number of troops in South Korea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA- U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis reassured South Korea on Thursday that the United States will maintain its current number of troops on the Korean Peninsula. “The U.S. commitment to the Republic of Korea remains ironclad, and the U.S. will continue to use the full range of diplomatic and military capabilities to uphold this commitment 12

June 18, 2018 5:48 PM Trump announces new U.S. military branch: 'Space Force'

President says new force will be 'separate but equal' branch of military President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is directing the Pentagon to create the "Space Force" as an independent service branch. Trump said "we are going to have the space force" which he deemed a "separate but equal" branch of the military. The president said the United 14

June 13, 2018 1:23 PM N.L. premier invites Donald Trump to watch Come From Away and talk tariffs

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to the hit Broadway musical Come from Away, saying he hopes “to discuss the virtues of a positive relationship” with the U.S. president. Dwight Ball’s letter to Trump, dated Tuesday, evokes the province’s historic relationship with the United States, on both trade 12

June 8, 2018 1:19 PM Trump says he may pardon Muhammad Ali — but lawyer says it's 'unnecessary'

Boxing great's 1967 conviction was already reversed by Supreme Court in 1971 President Donald Trump says he may pardon another late heavyweight boxing champion — this time, Muhammad Ali, whose draft-evasion conviction was reversed 47 years ago. Ali, who died on June 3, 2016, refused to enter the military during the Vietnam War, declaring himself a conscientious 11

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 59