Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain

Business Jan 20, 2020

Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain

by Paul Wiseman

President Donald Trump's trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Canada and Mexico, approved Thursday by the Senate, could help restore some auto production in the United States. Yet perhaps ...

Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out from blizzard

World Jan 20, 2020

Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out from blizzard

Canada's federal government was mobilizing the Armed Forces Sunday to help Newfoundland and Labrador dig out from the monster blizzard that paralyzed eastern regions of the province with record-breaking amounts of snow and as forecasts call for more. Newfoundland Premier Dwight Ball asked for Ottawa's ...

U.S. Senate passes new North American trade deal

Business Jan 17, 2020

U.S. Senate passes new North American trade deal

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content but leaves $1.2 trillion in annual U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade flows largely unchanged. The legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement passed on an ...

Iran denies 'cover-up' as anger mounts over downed airliner

World Jan 14, 2020

Iran denies 'cover-up' as anger mounts over downed airliner

Iran denied a "cover-up" Monday after taking days to reveal an airliner was accidentally shot down last week, a disaster that sparked demonstrations and calls for a fully transparent investigation. The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 was brought down by a missile shortly after taking ...

Queen prepares for royal family summit over Harry and Meghan

World Jan 13, 2020

Queen prepares for royal family summit over Harry and Meghan

Ensconced with aides at her royal retreat, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II prepared Sunday for a crisis family meeting to work out a future for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, after their dramatic decision to walk away from royal roles. Well-wishers cheered the monarch as ...