Daily Archives: June 17, 2017

Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump talk softwood lumber, steel during phone call

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed defence spending and trade between their two countries during a phone call on Friday. According to an account provided by the Prime Minister’s Office, the two leaders “noted in particular the highly integrated North American steel industry and softwood lumber.” Trump’s administration slapped punishing duties on Canadian softwood lumber in April after taking ...

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UK police: 58 dead and presumed dead in London blaze – Almost $4M raised for London fire victims – VIDEO: Police: 58 people presumed dead following London fire

LONDON –  Fifty-eight people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and are presumed to be dead, London police announced Saturday, raising the death toll in the horrific inferno that turned the public housing block into a charred hulk. Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and ...

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Prosecutors to retry Bill Cosby after judge declares mistrial in sex assault case

Prosecutors say they will retry Bill Cosby after a judge declared a mistrial in his sexual assault case because of a hung jury. “We the jury are deadlocked on all counts,” the jury’s note announced to the court. “William H. Cosby Jr. remains free on bail,” the district attorney’s office in Montgomery County, Penn. tweeted following the court decision. “New trial date will be set.” DA ...

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Texas mayors back Canada's efforts to block Buy America policies

A pair of Texas mayors are joining Canada’s fight to try and convince the state’s top lawmakers to reverse course on a new “Buy America” law that court hurt Canada’s steel and iron industries. Mayor Mike Rawlings of Dallas and Mayor Betsy Price of Fort Worth were in Toronto and Montreal this week on a trade mission, and they made it clear ...

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USS Fitzgerald collision: Destroyer docks in Japan with 7 sailors still missing

U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald sailed back to its base in Yokosuka with seven of its sailors still missing after it collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship more than three times its size in eastern Japan early on Saturday. The Fitzgerald, an Aegis guided missile destroyer, collided with the merchant vessel at about 2:30 a.m. local time, some 56 nautical miles (103 kilometres) southwest of Yokosuka, ...

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