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Canada to remove trash from Philippines by end of June

May. 22, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Wednesday that by the end of June it will remove truckloads of garbage which Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago. Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the government has awarded a contract to French shipping giant...

Canada delegation pressing China on detained Canadians

May. 21, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian delegation in China is pressing Chinese officials to free two detained Canadians but there has been no contact between the two nations' leaders or foreign ministers despite the worst relations between Ottawa and Beijing since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. Adam...

The Latest: Tariff agreement hailed by business groups

May. 18, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Mexico's National Chamber of the Iron and Steel Industry is congratulating the country's officials on the agreement reached with the United States on ending steel and aluminum tariffs. The chamber...

Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

May. 16, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is recalling its ambassador and consuls in Canada over Ottawa's failure to comply with a deadline to take back truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago, officials said Thursday. Foreign Secretary Teodoro...

Canadian PM visits ravaged Notre Dame to show solidarity

May. 15, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A month after a fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral, workers are still trying to ensure the edifice is safe enough for the restoration process to begin, French Culture Minister Franck Riester said. Riester and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore hard hats for a visit Wednesday inside...

The Latest: Coast Guard says 6 dead after Alaska crash

May. 14, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a midair collision of two sightseeing floatplanes in Alaska that killed at least four people (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The Coast Guard says two more bodies have been recovered after two floatplanes collided in Alaska, bringing the death toll to six. Coast Guard Lt....

US senator seeks safe passage for Turkish Trail Blazers star

May. 14, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto Raptors. The...

Pakistani woman acquitted of blasphemy headed to Canada

May. 8, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, but who still faced death threats from Islamic extremists upon her release, flew to Canada on Wednesday to join her daughters, Pakistani officials and others involved in the case said. Aasia Bibi...

Philippine president threatens to return garbage to Canada

Apr. 24, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has threatened to ship containers of garbage back to Canada and dump some at the country's embassy in Manila if Canadian officials don't take back waste that Filipino officials say was illegally shipped to Manila years ago. More than 100 containers of...

Trudeau defends measure to limit asylum claims in Canada

Apr. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending legislation that would prevent people from "asylum shopping" in Canada, barring them from making such a claim if they previously applied for asylum in other safe countries, including the United States. The proposal was included in a budget...