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Trudeau: Canada-U.S. relationship bigger, more important than any one 'irritant'

Lumber Trade Council, which represents companies including Canfor, West Fraser and Intefor Corp. Trump's point man on the file explicitly linked all these individual disputes to the broader negotiation. "We are tremendously interconnected in our economy with that of the United States, but it's not just a one-way relationship", Trudeau said today during a stop in Kitchener, Ont. Read More »

Hogan addresses farmers on Brexit concerns

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The election in the United Kingdom, he said, could provide a further positive twist as a larger majority for British Prime Minister Theresa May will allow her more room for compromise in the Brexit negotiations. Sinn Féin spokesman on Agriculture Martin Kenny TD said that the clear message from the IFA conference yesterday was that if the Irish Government does not step up to defend Irish agriculture in the context of Brexit, there is a crisis of unprecedented proportions facing farmers. Read More »

Turkey opposition to appeal referendum result at top court

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Citizens voted in favor of an 18-article constitutional reform constructed by the ruling Justice and Development Party that would reconstruct Turkey's parliamentary system into a powerful executive presidency, according to The Post. Opposition parties appealed against electoral board's decision to allow unstamped ballots to be counted. Turkey's opposition party is contesting the results of April 16 referendum over a number of irregularities, in particular an electoral board decision to accept ... Read More »

Xi urges restraint over North Korea in call with Trump

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The USS Carl Vinson will be joined by the Ashigara and Samidare destroyers in "tactical training" drills near the Philippines, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force said. Jim Kilby, the commander of the carrier strike group, noted. "That I can tell you". The paper quoted a Japanese military official as saying that the participating Japanese destroyers, Samidare and Ashigara, would "practice cruising in tactical formation and test communications procedures" with the USA ships during the drill. Read More »

Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

Although the nuclear submarine is not supposed to participate in any drills or military operations, its call would send a meaningful message to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said the YTN. Donald Trump has continued his campaign of showing off his military might to North Korea's Kim Jong-un - while Pyongyang's war propaganda machine continues to work overtime. Read More »

Trump opens the door to delaying funding of border wall

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White House demands that United States taxpayers foot the bill for the border wall were particularly weakened given that Trump campaigned on a promise not just to build a wall but to make Mexico pay for it. GOP leaders avoided a planned House vote last month, which would have failed due to opposition from GOP moderates and conservatives alike. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, said Trump's interest in legislating is a good thing, but he did offer a warning. Read More »

Canada US relationship bigger than any one 'irritant,' says PM

Employees at Heritage Homes in Blakely say that contract will not factor in the price increase for lumber three to four months from now when workers start actually building the house. On Tuesday, Trudeau and Trump spoke about the issues by phone. "Anything that makes the industry less competitive jeopardizes jobs". "The federal government recognizes that British Columbia, as the exporter of 60 per cent of the softwood volume in Canada, is the leader of all the provinces in these ... Read More »

Pranksters Plant Tree On High School Baseball Field

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Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Dale Patrick said in an email a similar prank was pulled in OH in 2015. "The "A" for originality we gave them has to be a 'B-' now". The price tag of the $140 tree was still attached to the tree when it was found and the sheriff's office is investigating where the tree was obtained. Read More »

French president warns against Le Pen vote

Visiting a market in the northern town of Rouvroy on Monday, 48-year-old Le Pen lashed out at the "rotten old republican front " - the ad-hoc anti-FN coalition formed by mainstream parties whenever the party is at the gates of power. Coming into Sunday's presidential election in France, several candidates railed against the European Union, one of the world's dominant trading partners. Read More »

Possible conflict of interest involves Ivanka Trump

A request for comment from the Ivanka Trump brand, sent by WWD outside of regular US business hours, was not received by press time . Sales, by some measures, have reached record highs this year. They are barred from making decisions in government that could benefit their financial holdings, which are worth as much as $740 million, according to recent filings. Read More »

US Moves THAAD Defense System into South Korea

Kim reported from Seoul, South Korea. As a traditional ally and North Korea's chief source of trade, food and fuel aid, China has come under intense pressure to use its influence to dissuade Pyongyang from additional nuclear tests and missile launches. Read More »

Corning Inc. Reports Q1 Financial Results

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Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp raised its position in Corning by 0.8% in the third quarter. Reik & CO. LLC now owns 23,415 shares of the electronics maker's stock worth $554,000 after buying an additional 2,165 shares during the period. Read More »

Jakarta Governor may escape jail term

Islamic groups held street protests past year after Ahok, an ethnic Chinese Christian, was accused of insulting the Koran - a crime in Muslim-majority Indonesia. A former Indonesian education minister won the race for Jakarta governor yesterday after a polarising campaign that cast a shadow over Indonesia's reputation for practising a tolerant form of Islam. Read More »

Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken law, lawmakers say

The documents were turned over as part of the investigation into Flynn's failure to disclose that money on forms he filled out for his security clearance. Flynn was awarded this contract right before Trump selected him to be national security adviser. He also suggested that it would be "outlandish" to provide the committee with information about every call Flynn made as national security adviser. Read More »

Arkansas executed two men on the same gurney last night

Williams was administered the injection at 10:16 p.m. (11:16 p.m. ET) and was pronounced dead 17 minutes later. Marcel Williams, who was convicted in the 1994 rape and murder of Stacy Errickson, is scheduled to follow Jones. In recent pleadings before state and federal courts, the inmates said the three drugs Arkansas uses to execute prisoners — midazolam, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride — could be ineffective due to their poor health. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus camera tips and tricks

Because Samsung will replace the high-capacity 3,500mAh battery which was the root of all problems with the device, with a smaller (and hopefully safer) 3,200mAh battery. After all that happened with the Note 7, the company needed one solid device to wash away past sins and reinstate its image as a reliable smartphone manufacturer. Read More »

TV debate marks showtime for campaign, parties look to turn on voters

She says the party is committed to standing up for B.C.in softwood lumber talks with the USA and making sure taxes are low to keep the province competitive. During their first debate, B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark quipped that most of today's youth would have drivers' licences by the time the program was up and running. Read More »

Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US

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Early on Tuesday, the White House announced that it has increased the tariffs on Canadian softwood imports to 20 percent after US President Donald Trump launched a trade war on the country's second-largest trading partner in a tweet, saying that "Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very hard". Read More »

Thousands stage ANZAC Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

TODAY marks the 102nd anniversary of the landing of the Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces - collectively known as the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs) - at Gallipoli in 1915. Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop and New Zealand justice minister Amy Adams were due to attend a dawn service at ANZAC Cove on the Gallipoli peninsula later on Tuesday. Read More »

US Holds War Games With Japan, South Korea Amid DPRK Tensions

The countries are now reviewing a plan to craft new U.N. Security Council sanctions including prohibiting the communist country from selling its fishing rights and exporting its labor, in the event that it carries out another nuclear test or a test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, according to the source. Read More »

Flynn may have broken law by not disclosing Russia payments, lawmakers say

Republican committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, and the panel's ranking Democrat, Congressman Elijah Cummings , said they believe Flynn neither received permission nor fully disclosed income he earned for a speaking engagement in Russian Federation and lobbying activities on behalf of Turkey when he applied to reinstate his security clearance. Read More »

Illinois House approves bill providing for public funding of abortions

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Barbara Flynn Currie of Chicago read from a statement she said Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner made during his 2014 run for governor in support of ensuring women can access abortion services regardless of income level. "Today, we stated unequivocally that access to safe legal abortion will remain protected in IL". "Please do not presume to represent poorer people on moral values". Read More »

Trump to sign agriculture executive order Tuesday

President Donald Trump nominated Perdue in January but progress on his confirmation was slow due to media reports suggesting that undoing his various business entanglements caused delays in the ethics filings, according to U.S. "That is a problem, a constant issue for agriculture that is not new", Starling said, adding "It is perhaps more pressing now". "As secretary, I will champion the concerns of farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers, and will work tirelessly to solve the issues ... Read More »