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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 15, 2018 10:41 PM Surrey woman alleges racial profiling after being asked for ID at her townhouse complex’s pool

SURREY, B.C.—A Surrey woman says she wants to help educate the public about racism after a member of her townhouse complex’s staff requested her family show ID when they were using the pool. Guerda Henry, who is Black, says she believes the incident at her complex is an episode of racial profiling against her family, adding it was not the first occurrence 7

July 14, 2018 1:52 PM Six dead after attackers target Somalia’s presidential palace

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—Somali security forces shot dead three extremists wearing soldiers’ uniforms, foiling an attempted al-Shabab attack on the presidential palace that began with a car bomb exploding, police said Saturday. The confrontation came a week after an attack on the nearby interior ministry compound in Mogadishu killed at least nine people, again 7

July 13, 2018 5:57 PM Canada Post supervisor says sorry to woman after mail carrier eats her tomatoes

CTV Montreal broadcast footage earlier this week from a security camera showing the mail carrier eating the fruit, and resident Paula Habib told the TV network she initially thought squirrels were responsible for the larceny. Habib called the postman’s behaviour “rude” but said Friday she is happy with the way Canada Post has dealt with the matter 12

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 10

July 10, 2018 6:58 PM Do some nations plain dislike children?

My joy at the rescue of 12 young boys and their football coach in northern Thailand was mountain-high, valley-deep, and river ... that’s enough Tina Turner triumphalism, we get it, you and the planet were thrilled. It was an unadulterated good thing. Meanwhile, the snatching of small children from their asylum-seeking parents at the U.S. border is a continuing 6

July 9, 2018 1:07 PM Justin Bieber reportedly engaged to model Hailey Baldwin

Young hearts were broken around the world over the weekend with news that Canadian superstar Justin Bieber got engaged. The 24-year-old heartthrob proposed to model Hailey Baldwin, 21, at a restaurant in a resort in the Bahamas on Saturday (after security told everyone to put their phones away), according to gossip website TMZ. CNN also confirmed the report 9

July 8, 2018 11:34 PM Looting follows protests over fuel prices in Haitian capital

Chapin United Methodist Church in South Carolina posted online that its mission team was safe but stranded. Marcy Kenny, assimilation minister for the church, told the State newspaper that the group hoped the unrest would abate enough for them to safely make it to the airport. A North Carolina doctor and his son were part of another medical mission group 8

July 5, 2018 5:03 PM App traps: how cheap smartphones help themselves to user data

Upstream Systems, a London-based mobile commerce and security firm that uncovered the GMobi app’s activity and shared it exclusively with the Journal, says it bought four new devices that, once activated, began sending data to GMobi via its firmware-updating app. This included 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identification, or IMEI, numbers 60

July 3, 2018 12:52 PM Maryland police say suspect sent threatening letters as hundreds gather to remember slain Capital Gazette journalist

WASHINGTON—Maryland police investigating America’s latest mass murder say Jarrod Ramos, the man charged with the slayings, sent three threatening letters on the day of the attack, including one that said he was on his way to the Capital Gazette to “kill as many people” as he could. Sgt. Jacklyn Davis, a spokesperson for Anne Arundel County Police, said the letters 5