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Canada's Trudeau accepts he breached ethics rules, refuses to apologise

15 Aug 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday accepted a watchdog's report that he breached ethics rules by trying to influence a corporate legal case but refused to apologise, saying he had been trying to defend jobs. | Video

UPDATE 2-Bad weather unexpectedly hits Canada retail trade, setback seen as temporary

19 Jul 2019

OTTAWA, July 19 The value of Canadian retail trade unexpectedly dipped by 0.1% in May as unusually bad weather hit sales of food, drink and clothing, prompting analysts to predict the setback would be temporary.

Exclusive: Canada set to postpone Huawei 5G decision to after vote, given sour ties with China - sources

16 Jul 2019

OTTAWA Canada is likely to postpone a decision on whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to supply 5G network equipment until after the October federal election, given increasingly strained relations with Beijing, say three well-placed sources.

UPDATE 3-Bank of Canada content to leave rates unchanged, frets about trade war damage

10 Jul 2019

OTTAWA, July 10 The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady as expected on Wednesday and made clear it had no intention of easing monetary policy, while highlighting the risks trade wars posed to the global economy.

Exclusive: Airbus, Boeing indicate they may pull out of Canada fighter jet race - sources

08 Jul 2019

OTTAWA Airbus SE and Boeing Co may pull out of a bidding process to supply Canada with new fighter jets because they say the contest is unfairly tilted towards Lockheed Martin Corp , two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Monday.

Canada proposes meat export solution, pushes back on China's criticism

03 Jul 2019

Canada offered a plan to reassure China about the security of its meat export system, a Canadian minister said on Wednesday, as Ottawa rejected Chinese criticism of its efforts to enlist allies to resolve a diplomatic dispute between the countries.

Ukraine president vows anti-corruption drive, says people tired of waiting for better life

02 Jul 2019

TORONTO New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday used his first trip to North America to promise a sweeping anti-corruption drive, saying his people were fed up of waiting for a better life.

Strong Canada April GDP clips central bank's rate cut bets

28 Jun 2019

TORONTO/OTTAWA Stronger-than-expected growth in Canada's economy in April added to evidence that a recent domestic slowdown is ending, dampening expectations for a Bank of Canada interest rate cut this year.

Trump says he is ready to press China's Xi on case of two detained Canadians

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was prepared to raise the case of two Canadians detained by Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping, an act that could potentially ease a major dispute between Canada and China.

Canada approves contentious oil pipeline expansion, expects legal challenges

19 Jun 2019

OTTAWA/CALGARY, Alberta Canada on Tuesday approved as expected a hotly contested proposal to expand the western Canadian crude oil pipeline it bought last year, providing hope for a depressed energy industry but angering environmental groups.

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EU rebuffs Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.