Daily Archives: June 22, 2018

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority fires back against Ambassador Bridge's 'untruths'

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority is firing back against the Ambassador Bridge and the “untruths” contained in its TV ad that aired in Washington, targeting U.S. President Donald Trump. That ad said the construction of the new Canadian-funded Gordie Howe International Bridge will take jobs and trade away from the U.S. The WDBA, which oversees the project, shot back — posting the above image on ...

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Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes

President Donald Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor to protect U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth. Trump revoked an executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2010 following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The ...

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Trump pushes back against border separation uproar

U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families, dismissing “phoney stories of sadness and grief” while asserting the real victims of the nation’s immigration crisis are Americans killed by people who unlawfully cross the border. Bombarded with criticism condemning the family-separation situation as a national moment of shame, Trump fired back, ...

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China considers its response to Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs

The serried ranks FOR now, at least, when speaking of the trade dispute with America, China’s government is taking a more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger tone. That helps explain the Chinese public’s surprisingly measured views of Donald Trump, and gives the Chinese government some breathing room to consider its options. The state media have so far taken the high ground. True, the Global Times, ...

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NHL draft: Sabres take Dahlin No.1, Habs select Kotkaniemi third

The Buffalo Sabres selected Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Friday night. Considered far and away the class of the 2018 talent pool, the slick 18-year-old had seven goals and 13 assists in 41 games for Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League in 2017-18. Dahlin is the second Swedish-born player selected first ...

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Jerusalem backlash casts shadow over Eurovision contest

When the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israelis hoped other countries would follow suit. Instead, the move has created a backlash. The latest setback threatens the contested city’s hopes of hosting the 2019 Eurovision song contest — an affair that has become something of a national obsession. The Jerusalem recognition, warmly welcomed by Israel, appears to have triggered ...

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