Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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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)



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)



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)



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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