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Economy May 17Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico and Canada after delaying auto tariffs
Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would…
Politics May 16Trump pardons ex-media mogul who wrote flattering book about him
Conrad Black, whose empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph of London, The Jerusalem Post and small papers across the U.S. and Canada, has described President Donald Trump as an old friend.
World Jan 13Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada
“This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said arm-in-arm with Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun in Toronto’s airport.
World Dec 14Pompeo condemns China’s detention of 2 Canadians
After a high stakes meeting Friday with his Canadian counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the arrest of two Canadians in China and called on Beijing to release them.
World Dec 11Canadian judge grants bail to Chinese executive facing extradition to U.S.
A British Columbia justice granted bail of $7.5 million to Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, but required her to wear an ankle bracelet, surrender her passports, stay in Vancouver.
World Dec 11China is detaining a Canadian ex-diplomat, official confirms
The detention came after China warned Canada of consequences for its recent arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver's airport.
Economy Dec 06Arrest of Chinese tech executive could complicate U.S.-China trade talks
Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, was arrested in Canada and faces possible extradition to the United States.
Economy Nov 26GM to lay off nearly 15,000 workers in company-wide restructuring
GM is closing a Canadian plant as it prepares for the next economic downturn, shifting trade agreements and potential tariffs on imported automobiles.
Politics Oct 01WATCH: Trump says revised trade deal would return U.S. to ‘manufacturing powerhouse’ if approved by Congress
Trump embraced the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement during a Rose Garden ceremony, branding the pact the "USMCA." The president said the name has a "good ring to it," repeating U-S-M-C-A several times.
Economy Oct 01Canada-U.S. agree on new trade deal to replace NAFTA
If signed, the new deal, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, would replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.