Saudi Arabia is freezing all new trade and investment with Canada over what it calls “blatant interference” in the Gulf kingdom’s internal affairs. The Saudi foreign ministry made the announcement in a series of Tweets, adding it had given the Canadian ambassador just 24 hours to leave the country while at the same time recalling its own envoy in Canada.“The Canadian position is an overt and blatant interference in the internal affairs of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” the Saudi Foreign Ministry said in an extraordinary statement posted on Twitter. It referred to last week’s statement by the Canadian foreign ministry, which urged Riyadh to “immediately release” civil society and women’s rights activists. Among those recently arrested is Samar Badawi, whose brother Raif Badawi was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for criticizing clerics. His wife, Ensaf Haidar, is now … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia Expels Canada’s Ambassador, Freezes Trade over ‘Blatant Interference’
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Sarah Mervosh, New York Times News Service July 8, 2018 Three social media stars who made a living traveling the world and chronicled their experiences online died last week after an accident at Shannon Falls, about 35 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia. Charles Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper were affiliated with the Canadian group High on Life, an online brand that promotes travel and an adventurous lifestyle to hundreds of thousands of followers. Authorities recovered the bodies of three people who fell about 100 feet Tuesday while swimming in a pool at the top of Shannon Falls, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement. Police did not identify the victims, but High on Life released a statement Friday confirming that three “dear friends” of the community had died. “They stood for positivity, courage, living the best life you can,” High on Life said in a statement, adding that Gamble, Lyakh and Scraper had shared those … [Read more...] about 3 YouTube thrill-seekers die in waterfall accident in Canada
close Video Trump slams Canadian PM on trade following G7 summit President Trump attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on trade following the G7 summit in Quebec City, Canada; reaction from FBN's Charlie Gasparino and Susan Li on 'Your World.' President Trump hit back at criticisms over his interactions with world leaders at the G7 summit last weekend in Canada, claiming Friday on Twitter that the “fake news media” were “once again, WRONG!” “I have a great relationship with Angela Merkel of Germany, but the Fake News Media only shows the bad photos (implying anger) of negotiating an agreement - where I am asking for things that no other American President would ask for,” the president wrote alongside a series of photos that showed smiling interactions with the German chancellor and other leaders. I have a great relationship with Angela Merkel of Germany, but the Fake News Media only shows the bad photos (implying anger) of … [Read more...] about Trump blasts ‘Fake News Media’ for G7 reporting, posts photos of smiling at summit
Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post Published 2:04 pm, Saturday, June 2, 2018 Five people have died and nearly 200 people from nearly three dozen states have been sickened by E. coli in a growing outbreak that has so far stumped federal investigators. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the death tally Friday, more than two months after the first illnesses occurred in mid-March. Although investigators have determined that E. coli came from contaminated romaine lettuce that were grown in Arizona's Yuma region near the border to Southern California, the Food and Drug Administration has not been able to link the outbreak to one farm, processor or distributor, Scott Gottlieb, the agency's commissioner, and Stephen Ostroff, the deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, said in an update Thursday. With the tainted vegetables now off the shelves and the growing season over, the FDA may never crack the case, frustrating consumer advocates who … [Read more...] about Five dead, nearly 200 sick in E. coli outbreak from lettuce. And investigators are stumped.
The Washington Post Published 6:58 am, Thursday, May 31, 2018 WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada and Mexico on Thursday. The move is certain to trigger retaliation by the E.U. against a range of American products, including Kentucky bourbon and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and could complicate talks over a possible new North American trade deal - further straining ties between the United States and some of its closest allies. President Trump had announced the tariffs in March, but gave several U.S. allies temporary exemptions while they negotiated potential limits on shipments to the United States. The tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum are set to take effect at the end of Thursday on imports from the three U.S. trading partners. LATEST SFGATE VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Byron wildfire Byron-Bethany Irrigation District The craziest Airbnbs in the world Katie … [Read more...] about Trump imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada and Mexico