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Canada’s Trudeau names new Cabinet; Freeland is deputy PM

Nov. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his new Cabinet on Wednesday and Chrystia Freeland is moving from foreign affairs to become Canada’s deputy prime minister. Freeland will still oversee Canada-U.S. relations and the new trade agreement with the United States and Mexico that...

Canada case poses question: Is US immigration system safe?

Nov. 8, 2019 1:47 PM EST

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a ditch that...

Burkina Faso leader vows to defeat 'terrorists' after ambush

Nov. 7, 2019 11:16 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's president vowed Thursday that security forces will hunt down "terrorists and all their accomplices," a day after at least 37 people were killed in the West African nation when gunmen attacked a convoy carrying employees of a Canadian mining company. President...

Ambush on mining company convoy kills 37 in Burkina Faso

Nov. 6, 2019 7:48 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday. Montreal-based Semafo said the bloodshed happened about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from its Boungou mine in...

China resume pork imports from Canada amid dispute

Nov. 5, 2019 4:02 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — China will resume imports of pork and beef from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday, following a major rift between Ottawa and Beijing and amid a serious pork shortage in China as it combats African swine fever. The move comes almost five months after Beijing suspended...

Trudeau: Climate and pipeline are priorities after election

Oct. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A newly reelected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday Canadians want him to fight climate change but that building an oil pipeline his government bought remains a priority. While Trudeau's Liberal Party took the most seats in Parliament in Monday's elections, it lost its majority...

Canada's Trudeau wins reelection but faces a divided nation

Oct. 23, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins his second term facing an increasingly divided Parliament and country, with his rock-star appeal from four years ago diminished by scandal and unmet expectations. Trudeau was reelected in a stronger-than-expected showing in Monday's national elections....

Canada's Trudeau wins 2nd term but loses majority

Oct. 22, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau's Liberal party took the most seats...

The Latest: Conservative says it's Canada's govt in waiting

Oct. 22, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The latest on Canada's national elections (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer says his party is Canada's government in waiting despite losing the election to Justin Trudeau's Liberals. Scheer says when Trudeau first won in 2015 he looked unstoppable, but...

Canada's Conservatives offer bland option to Trudeau's flash

Oct. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Even members of his own party say Canada's Conservative leader is bland. They tout it as a virtue, the antidote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's flash and star power, and they're counting on this very quality to help Andrew Scheer defeat Trudeau's Liberal Party in national elections...