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Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a statement in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020,, regarding infrastructure disruptions caused by blockades across the country. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau urges patience, warns against force in rail protests

Feb. 18, 2020 5:48 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged patience and warned against using force Tuesday as his government works to end nationwide rail blockades and protests over a British Columbia pipeline project. Demonstrators have set up blockades in British Columbia and Ontario in solidarity with...

Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte takes part in a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

In tight vote, Dutch lawmakers approve EU-Canada trade deal

Feb. 18, 2020 10:19 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a tight vote Tuesday, lawmakers in the lower house of Dutch parliament approved a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada. Dutch Overseas Trade Minister Sigrid Kaag, who was in parliament to watch the vote, smiled after 72 lawmakers voted for the deal and 69...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a joint press conference with President of Senegal Macky Sall at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian PM Trudeau raises gay rights with Senegal leader

Feb. 12, 2020 12:50 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised Senegal's criminalization of homosexuality during his visit to the West African nation on Wednesday, but Senegal's leader told journalists afterward that “we're comfortable with our laws.” The exchange between Trudeau and...

Workers wearing protective masks sit inside their booth promoting China during a travel fair in Manila, Philippines on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. The organizer said the impact of travel bans due to the new virus has already affected tourism in the Philippines due to the huge Chinese market. Asian nations have profited handsomely from the impressive growth in tourists from China over the past decade, but the specter of a rapidly spreading virus has raised concerns over the industry prospects. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: WHO says mask demand may hurt health workers

Feb. 7, 2020 11:04 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The World Health Organization is warning that demand for masks and other protective equipment might jeopardize health workers responding to the outbreak of the new virus in China. Dr. Michael Ryan, the U.N....

Canadian court rejects challenge to pipeline, tankers

Feb. 5, 2020 10:11 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — An estimated 400 oil tankers a year are likely coming to inland waters of the Salish Sea, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, shared by Washington and British Columbia. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports prospects for a giant Canadian oil pipeline, and export terminal...

The Victoria Tower stands in Westminster, in London, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Britain has officially left the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Britain to seek Canada-style free trade deal with EU

Feb. 2, 2020 8:51 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Two days after Brexit, British officials pushed the European Union on Sunday for a Canada-style free trade arrangement as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson geared up for a key speech to spell out his government's negotiating stance. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Sky News that Britain...

Passengers board buses after arriving on an airplane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Jan. 29, 2020.  The passengers will undergo additional screenings in California and be placed in temporary housing. Officials have not said how long they will stay there.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: Rival Koreas close liaison office over outbreak

Jan. 29, 2020 9:04 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China: 10 a.m. The rival Koreas have agreed to suspend operations at their liaison office in North Korea until the new virus outbreak comes under control. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said Thursday it plans to bring back 58 South...

FILW - This Dec. 3, 2018 file photo provided by the Mexican Presidential press office shows the presidential airplane at the presidential hangar at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. Mexico is trying to sell its luxurious presidential jet to Canada, but will raffle the plane off if the Canadians don't want it, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Mexican Presidential press office via AP, File)

Mexico tries to sell presidential jet to Canada; raffle next

Jan. 28, 2020 7:35 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is trying to sell its luxurious presidential jet to Canada, but will raffle the plane off if the Canadians don't want it, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday. The offer marks the latest chapter in a desperate effort to unload the large and lavish Boeing...

Indonesian migrant workers wear face masks as they play the traditional music instrument

UN health chief visits China to help with virus containment

Jan. 27, 2020 10:26 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — 11:20 p.m. The director-general of the World Health Organization has flown to China to meet with government officials and health experts trying to contain the spread of a deadly virus that has killed 81 people in China and infected 2,750. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO,...

The leader of Venezuela's political opposition Juan Guaido laughs after a meeting at the Madrid regional government building during a visit to Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Juan Guaido, the man who one year ago launched a bid to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, arrived Saturday in Spain, where a thriving community of Venezuelans and a storm among Spanish political parties awaited him.(AP Photo/Paul White)

Canada prime minister to welcome Venezuela opposition leader

Jan. 26, 2020 1:50 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó will visit Canada on Monday as part of an international tour aimed at bolstering support for his challenge to socialist leader Nicolás Maduro. The office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he and senior Cabinet ministers would meet...