Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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The U-K Foreign Office says Britain's ambassador to the United States has resigned, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing U-S President Donald Trump were leaked.

Kim Darroch (DAYR'-ick) said in a letter this morning that even though his posting was due to end this year, he believes -- quote -- "in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador.''

Darroch's unfiltered views on the Trump administration -- meant for a limited audience and discreet review -- appeared in leaked diplomatic documents published in Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper.(5)



The foreign ministers of Canada and Britain have joined forces today in their push to secure more protections for journalists around the world.

Canada's Chrystia Freeland and her U-K counterpart Jeremy Hunt are in London, co-hosting a two-day conference with politicians, activists and journalists from more than 100 countries.

They say a free press "protects society from the abuse of power.''

Human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney is attending the meeting and plans to set up a panel of experts to advise governments on strengthening legal protections for journalists.(5)



Canada's 13 premiers will be discussing trade, energy and climate policy today and tomorrow when they sit down for their national summer conference in Saskatoon.

The gathering, just ahead of October's federal election, comes as some conservative leaders are fighting federal energy policies and Ottawa's carbon tax on provinces whose carbon-pricing plans are below federal standards.

Nine of the 13 premiers met yesterday with Indigenous leaders on First Nations land north of Saskatoon.

The four premiers who skipped the session were from Ontario, Nova Scotia, P-E-I, and Newfoundland and Labrador.(5)



Iran says it will not reverse its decision to increase uranium enrichment beyond the limits set by the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers until it achieves its "full rights'' under the deal, which U-S President Donald Trump abandoned last year. …

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