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Canada faces angry Americans in pivotal sixth round of NAFTA talks

Canada will be hosting an annoyed and angry United States as the sixth round of talks in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation unfold over the coming week. The Trump administration is making known its displeasure about Canada’s contributions to date and demanding progress over the marathon 10-day session. Multiple sources aware of the …

Botox, bomb shelters, and the blues: Washington, one year into Trump presidency

WASHINGTON — In the political ecosystem derided so frequently by the incoming president as a swamp, the jitters were palpable a year ago, its denizens perturbed by the prospect of dealing with, working for, and answering to the unpredictable political animal sloshing into their midst. Washington braced for Donald Trump. Its residents adopted a variety …

Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada

WASHINGTON — When the White House released the results of a test on Donald Trump’s mental aptitude Tuesday, showing he aced it without signs of cognitive decline, there was one person out there brimming with pride despite not knowing the president. That person was Ziad Nasreddine who designed the test. The Lebanese-Canadian neurologist learned from …

Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada

WASHINGTON — When the White House released the results of a test on Donald Trump’s mental aptitude Tuesday, showing he aced it without signs of cognitive decline, there was one person out there brimming with pride despite not knowing the president. That person was Ziad Nasreddine — who designed the test. The Lebanese-Canadian neurologist learned …

‘Reprehensible’: Trudeau abortion policy raises ire of U.S. right

WASHINGTON—In what’s almost certainly a first in the lengthy history of bilateral relations between the countries, Canada’s summer-jobs program has become the object of criticism from America’s right wing. The reason is abortion. A former Trump White House adviser, several news organizations and the president’s favourite Fox News morning show have all dumped on Prime …

It’s Canada and U.K. v. U.S. airplane giant at trade tribunal hearing

WASHINGTON—In a test case for the aggressive use of trade penalties in Donald Trump’s America, the Canadian and British governments urged a U.S. tribunal Monday not to impose duties on Bombardier planes Canada’s ambassador to Washington argued that potential duties of up to 300 per cent on Bombardier’s C-Series jet were illegitimate and he urged …

NAFTA: In new phase of talks, search starts for solutions to break impasse

WASHINGTON — NAFTA negotiations are approaching a new phase of talks after early rounds marked by acrimony, inflexibility and finger-pointing. It’s the search for solutions. Negotiators gathered at an informal session in Washington this week are considering ways to work around a main impasse of the talks so far, a U.S. demand on auto parts …

‘Shut It Down’: How the fate of 800,000 migrants could shut down U.S. government

WASHINGTON— Hundreds of thousands of young lives have suddenly become bargaining chips, the fate of undocumented migrants like Francis Madi now hanging in the balance of high-stakes haggling between two political parties. It could be decided by Christmas. Despite having only once visited her native Venezuela since she was brought to the U.S. 15 years …

‘He said, No, no, no’: Trump tells crowd about trade disagreement with Trudeau

WASHINGTON— U.S. President Donald Trump regaled a rally of supporters Friday night with a story about a disagreement with Canada’s prime minister, then sprinkled his tale with some questionable statistics about international trade. Trump told a partisan crowd in Florida that he and Justin Trudeau had a closed-door debate about trade balances. He described it during …

‘He said, No, no, no’: Trump tells crowd about trade disagreement with Trudeau

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump regaled a rally of supporters Friday night with a story about a disagreement with Canada’s prime minister, then sprinkled his tale with some questionable statistics about international trade. Trump told a partisan crowd in Florida that he and Justin Trudeau had a closed-door debate about trade balances. He described it …

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