Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Seventh NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Seventh NewsWatch-

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(Britain-Trump) (Audio: 52)

British Prime Minister Theresa May will have a chance to appoint a new ambassador to the United States before she leaves office at the end of the month.

Just days after leaked diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump were published by the U-K press, the country's envoy to Washington has stepped down.

Kim Darroch (DEHR'-uhk) says it's been a "difficult few days" since his unfiltered views of the Trump administration appeared in the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

Darroch's resignation comes a day after Trump lashed out at him on Twitter. (7)

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(Germany-IMF)

A spokeswoman for the German government is denying reports that Germany and France have agreed to support Canadian Mark Carney as the next head of the International Monetary Fund.

Ulrike Demmer told reporters in Berlin today that Germany is hoping for a "qualified European candidate" to succeed Christine Lagarde at the I-M-F.

Carney, who recently became a British citizen, is nearing the end of his term as the governor of the Bank of England.

Lagarde has been nominated to lead the European Central Bank, where she will succeed Mario Draghi. (7)

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(Premiers-Meeting) (Audio: 03)

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says he'll continue to push for Indigenous representation at meetings between Canada's provincial and territorial leaders.

The country's 13 premiers are meeting today and tomorrow in Saskatoon, where they're expected to discuss issues such as trade and climate policy.

But Perry Bellegarde says it's time for Indigenous People's voices to be included in the debates, and he plans to continue advocating for a more inclusive meeting.

Most of the premiers visited Big River First Nation north of Saskatoon yesterday to meet with Indigenous leaders, including Bellegarde, about reforming child welfare systems. (7)

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(Trans-Mountain-Court)

The federal government is defending its second round of consultations with Indigenous Peoples on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in the wake of another legal challenge against it. …

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