Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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(EU-Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit-US-Response) (Audio: 17)

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a van attack in Spain that killed 13 people and injured 100.

Three people have been arrested after the vehicle rammed into crowds in Barcelona yesterday, although the driver has not been captured after fleeing the scene.

Authorities south of Barcelona are confirming five suspects killed in a police shootout in the seaside resort of Cambrils were connected to the van attack.

Police say the suspects were wearing fake bomb belts when they used a car to run down people near the boardwalk, injuring six, including a police officer. (4)



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada grieves with Spain following two terrorist attacks that left at least 13 dead and more than 100 injured.

In a statement from B-C -- where he is currently vacationing with his family -- Trudeau says Canadians must renew their commitment to protecting the freedom to promote unity, openness and inclusion.

Global Affairs Canada says no Canadians were injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, but those needing assistance are urged to contact the local consulate. (4)



With negotiators at the NAFTA talks in Washington set to hold their first session on agriculture tomorrow, the American dairy industry is split on the question of Canada's supply-management system.

At least five U-S farming organizations want to emulate the Canadian system of price-and-import controls.

That puts them at odds with both the main national milk lobby, which is tied to export-based producers, and the position of the U-S government, which opposes Canadian supply management and has spent years working to weaken it. …

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