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Pompeo: US focused on helping detained Canadians in China

Aug. 22, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that President Donald Trump brought up China's detainment of Canadians directly with China's president and said the Trump administration is working "diligently" to return them to Canada. Pompeo made the remarks during a trip to Ottawa for...

Ties to China shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

Aug. 21, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. With the notable exception of Taiwan, cautious comments from the few governments willing to speak out on the ongoing protests...

Ethics commissioner finds Canada PM Trudeau violated ethics

Aug. 14, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ethics commissioner said Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured a former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his re-election chances. The report comes just before the official start of...

Canadian police scale down manhunt for fugitive teenagers

Jul. 31, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Canadian police said Wednesday they are scaling down but not abandoning the hunt in a remote and rugged part of northern Manitoba for two teenagers suspected of killing a college professor, a North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend. Over the last nine days, police and...

'The Rock' visits Hawaii protesters as envoy prepares talks

Jul. 25, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hollywood actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson visited protesters blocking construction of a giant telescope on Wednesday as the Hawaii governor's envoy to Native Hawaiian leaders prepared to start talks to find a way out of the impasse. Dancers performed hula and chants as Johnson arrived at...

The Latest: Group asks Canada to stop Hawaii telescope money

Jul. 24, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations against a giant telescope in Hawaii (all times local): 4:35 p.m. An indigenous group in Canada is asking the Canadian government to stop funding a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain. The Canadian Press reports the Union of British Columbia...

A bad year for right whales: 2 more found dead off Canada

Jul. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

The Canadian government says two more rare North Atlantic right whales have been found dead in the country's waters, worsening a disastrous year for the marine mammals. Fisheries and Oceans Canada says the causes of the animals' deaths aren't yet known. Officials say a necropsy will take place for one of the...

The Latest: Democrats plan vote on resolution against Trump

Jul. 15, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 8:35 p.m. House Democrats plan for a vote this week on a resolution that "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments" that four congresswomen of color should return to...

Another Canadian detained in China amid diplomatic chill

Jul. 13, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian citizen has been detained in Yantai, China, Canada's government said Saturday, a step that comes amid tense relations between the countries. Global Affairs Canada did not provide details about the identity of the detainee, nor the reason for the detention. Earlier this...

Canada announces new protections for rare right whales

Jul. 9, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

The Canadian government is announcing new protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales following a string of deaths and entanglements involving the marine mammals. Six of the whales have died in Canadian waters in the last several weeks, and necropsies show three of them appear to be due to vessel...