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Trudeau takes shot at Trump protectionism at Davos forum

Davos - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticised the protectionist policies of US President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday while fervently defending the virtues of free trade.

Canada looks to Pacific as NAFTA under threat

Montr - Canada announced Tuesday it will sign on the Trans Pacific Partnership, moving to diversify its trade relationships as Canadian, US and Mexican negotiators kicked off a sixth round of talks on a 1994 free trade pact that Washington has threatened to d...

N. American businesses press leaders on new NAFTA deal

Montr - Canadian, Mexican and US chambers of commerce urged NAFTA leaders Monday to find common ground to renegotiate the massive free trade deal.

New evidence suggests Australia was once part of Canada

Georgetown - Geologists believe Columbia, also known as Nuna and Hudsonland, was one of Earth's ancient supercontinents, 2.5 to 1.5 billion years ago. Researchers now believe a remote part of Australia was once part of Canada, based on an interesting discovery.

Canada pharma tycoon and wife were murdered, private detectives say: report

Montr - Private investigators hired by the children of late Canadian pharmaceutical tycoon Barry Sherman concluded that he and his wife were murdered, the Toronto Star reported Saturday.

Four US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria: police

Lagos - Two American and two Canadians who were kidnapped in an ambush by gunmen in northern Nigeria this week were freed on Saturday, police said.

Trio acquitted of negligence in Canada railway disaster

Montr - A Canadian jury on Friday cleared three railway workers of criminal negligence in one of the nation's worst train disasters, which killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec in 2013.

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell Marai debuts in Quebec this year

Quebec - The Quebec government is purchasing a fleet of 50 Toyota Marai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles — the first such vehicles in Canada, which Toyota expects to deliver to the province later this year.

Toronto makes the shortlist for Amazon's HQ2, alongside 19 rivals

Amazon has announced the shortlist of cities that could host its second North American headquarters, known as HQ2. The company received 238 proposals from locations across the region. It's now narrowed the list to a total of 20 cities, including Toronto.

Two Americans, two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria: police

Lagos - Two Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped and two Nigerian police escorts killed in an ambush in northern Kaduna state, police said Wednesday, in the latest abduction targeting foreigners.

Top AI institutions launch hub to showcase Canada's leadership

Next Canada has launched a web platform to deliver important communication tools to Canada's growing artificial intelligence community. Canada.ai will host the latest news and events impacting the Canadian AI sector.

US and allies commit to ending North Korea sanctions busting

Vancouver - The United States and its allies on Tuesday vowed tougher measures to halt North Korean sanctions busting, including naval security operations to prevent maritime smuggling.

US takes tough stance at allies' North Korea talks

Vancouver - The United States urged an escalation in pressure on North Korea over its nuclear missile program Tuesday, despite a more cautious tone from key US ally South Korea.

US friends meet on N.Korea but China absence looms

Vancouver - Allied world powers met Tuesday for crisis talks on the North Korean nuclear missile threat, but without key player China, there seemed little chance of a breakthrough.

Canadian ex-Afghan captive remains jailed awaiting hearing

Ottawa - A Canadian who was charged with sexual assault and making death threats after returning to Canada from captivity in Afghanistan will remain in custody after his bail hearing was postponed Monday.

As US-Canada tensions mount, Mexico is measured on NAFTA

Washington - In the run-up to the latest North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations, friction is high between Canada and the US -- with Ottawa determined not to bow to the Trump administration's demands, while Mexico opts for a more measured approac...

US to suggest intercepting North Korea ships to allies

Washington - The United States will use a major meeting of allies next week to discuss the idea of stopping and inspecting suspect ships bound for North Korea, a senior official said Thursday.

Canada files broad complaint with WTO against U.S.

Canada has filed an expansive complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing the U.S. of breaking international trade rules. The complaint was launched in December but was made public on Wednesday.

Canada hopes for breakthrough in next round of NAFTA talks: FM

Ottawa - Canada's foreign minister said Thursday she is hopeful for a breakthrough in the next round of continental free trade talks, despite a possible US withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Canada braces for possible US exit from NAFTA trade pact: source

Ottawa - Canada is bracing for a possible US withdrawal from the tripartite North American Free Trade Agreement, a source said Wednesday, ahead of the next round of negotiations due to start in Montreal later this month.

Canada has no clue what's behind Cuba diplomat illnesses: official

Ottawa - An eight-month investigation failed to identify a cause of the mysterious illness that afflicted Canadian and US diplomats last year in Cuba, a senior Canadian government official said Wednesday.

US slaps tariffs on Canadian paper imports

Washington - The United States hit Canada with yet another round of punitive import tariffs, this time for as much as 10 percent on paper used to print newspapers and books.

Canada eyes potential wave of Salvadoran migrants from US

Montr - Canada said Monday it would be prepared for a possible wave of Salvadoran asylum seekers crossing its borders after the United States announced it would drop special protections affecting some 200,000 people.

Canadian ex-Afghan captive still jailed, hearing delayed

Ottawa - A Canadian man held captive for years in Afghanistan and charged in his home country with 15 offences remained in detention on Monday awaiting a bail hearing delayed to next week.

Arctic blast chills US, Canada in JFK airport meltdown

New York - The eastern United States and Canada froze Saturday under record-breaking low temperatures following a deadly winter storm as New York's flagship airport descended into chaos, battling to contain flight backlog.

Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

New York - The eastern United States and Canada shivered under record-breaking low temperatures Saturday as Arctic blasts followed a deadly winter storm that left airports struggling to cope with the backlog of flights.

Oscar-winner Haggis accused of abusing four women

New York - Oscar-winning Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis is now accused of sexual abuse by four women, according to an amended civil suit filed on Friday in New York.

Canadian ex-hostage make video court appearance on sex assault charges

Ottawa - A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years appeared briefly in an Ottawa court via videolink on Wednesday to face a slew of charges that include sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats.

Canadian ex-hostage in court on sexual assault, death threats

Ottawa - A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years appeared briefly in an Ottawa court on Wednesday, facing a slew of charges that include sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats.

Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

Montr - A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports on Tuesday.
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