Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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(Trump-Cda-Freeland)

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will spend the morning in Washington, after denouncing as "absurd" the Trump Administration's tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

Yesterday, Freeland reiterated Canada's opposition to U-S President Donald Trump's trade tactics as she met with the Senate foreign relations committee.

And last night, she delivered a major foreign-policy speech defending the international, rules-based order that Trump is appearing to violate.

Freeland argued that international institutions may not be perfect, but they are the guardians of liberal democracy at a time when populism and authoritarianism are "on the march.'' (4)

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(Trump-Kim-Summit)

North Koreans are getting a new look at U-S President Donald Trump after his summit with leader Kim Jong Un, and it's a far cry from the "dotard" label their government slapped on him last year.

Previously, the best he used to get was "Trump" -- with no title.

Now, state media is calling him "the president of the United States of America."

The U-S and its Asian allies worked today in Seoul to paper over any semblance of disagreement over Trump's concession that the U-S would halt military exercises with South Korea. (4)

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(Halifax-Shipyard-Strike)

There is some labour unrest brewing in Nova Scotia, where the union at the Halifax shipyard building some of the Royal Canadian Navy's new ships has given 48-hour strike notice.

Unifor announced last night that most of its 800 members at Irving's Halifax Shipyard have rejected a tentative contract that followed eight months of negotiations.

Marine Workers Federation Local 1 says 75 per cent of those who voted said "no" to the four-year offer, which included wage hikes but no paid sick days.

Unifor says picket lines are expected to go up Saturday at 9 a.m. (4)

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(US-School-Shooting-Video-Game)

The creator of a school-shooting video game that was protested by parents of slain children says it's up and running again after being removed by a website host. …

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