Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eighteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eighteenth NewsWatch-

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(United States-North Korea) (Audio: 112)

The White House says President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held ''at a place and time to be determined.''

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement after a South Korean official broke the stunning news the two will meet ''by May.''

Sanders says Trump ''will accept the invitation to meet with'' Kim and ''greatly appreciates the nice words of the South Korean delegation.''

This meeting will be the first of its kind between a leader of North Korea and a sitting president of the United States.

The two countries have been in a formal state of war since the Korean War in the 1950s. (18)


(Tariff-Trump-Freeland) (Audio: P12)

Canada's minister of foreign affairs says Washington's decision to exempt Canada and Mexico -- for the time being -- from tariffs on steel and aluminum was the right one.

Chrystia Freeland says getting the exemption took a lot of work by Canadian officials.

Freeland credited provincial premiers, businesses and labour leaders.

She also says Canada plans to keep this issue separate from NAFTA negotiations, as it has done with disputes over softwood lumber, paper, and Bombardier.

U-S President Donald Trump earlier signed proclamations slapping tariffs of 25 per cent on imports of steel and 10 per cent on aluminum.

Trump says Canada and Mexico are exempt while talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement continue. (18)



A senior Bank of Canada official is out with a warning about serious consequences related to steel and aluminum tariffs.

Deputy governor Timothy Lane also indicates the bank isn't in any rush to raise interest rates.

He says the central bank is closely watching the uncertainty surrounding global trade tensions, competitiveness issues and the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

But he also delivered an upbeat message about the health of the Canadian economy and its positive outlook, in general. (18)


(Alta-BC-Dispute) (Audio: 096)

There's another line in the sand in the dispute between Alberta and B-C over the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is threatening to expand the fight by reducing the amount of oil her province ships. …

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