Canada and other key economies will push Washington to reconsider its decision to impose harsh metals tariffs on its allies, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Thursday. The world's major economies were at the brink of trade war as Canadian and European officials vowed Thursday to retaliate against the United States after Washington said it would impose duties on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union after a two-months reprieve. Canada is the largest exporter of aluminum to the United States while the EU is the largest source of steel. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is due to dine Thursday evening in this Canadian mountain resort with his counterparts from the Group of Seven top global economies. Morneau told reporters he would seize the occasion to object to the tariffs. "Among friends sometimes you have disagreements. I'll be stating very clearly our disagreement with the actions they've taken," Morneau told reporters. "I have every expectation that our … [Read more...] about Canada will push US to ‘reconsider’ tariffs: minister
EDMONTON, Canada – Ukrainian folk singer Marina Tymofiychuk was nervous ahead of her show at UFest – the first Ukrainian festiva to take place in Edmonton, the capital of Canada’s western Alberta province, on May 25-26. Organizers say it will be an annual event. Tymofiychuk, who traveled more than 8,000 kilometers from her hometown of Chernivtsi in western Ukraine, was worried she wouldn’t be able to convey her passion for urainian old folk songs to the crowd. But from the moment Tymofiychuk stepped onto the festival stage in Borden Park late on May 25, her fears melted away. The crowd sang along and burst into applause at the end of her first song. “The audience here had such an amazing positive energy,” Tymofiychuk told the Kyiv Post after her performance. “It was a blast to sing here.” Tymofiychuk would have never learned about the festival if not for her Canadian relatives, with whom Tymofiychuk’s family reconnected when they … [Read more...] about First Ukrainian festival UFest celebrates heritage in Canada’s Edmonton (PHOTOS)
At least 15 people were injured during a blast at the Bombay Bhel restaurant in a Toronto suburb. While the Canadian authorities strive to determine whether it was a terrorist act, seeking the whereabouts of two masked men who allegedly set off an explosive device at the venue, Sputnik recalls the terrorism-related incidents that have rocked the country in the past few years. Edmonton Attack On September 30, 2017, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, a 30-year-old Somalian refugee, allegedly stabbed a police constable and then used a rental truck to hit four pedestrians in Edmontonl; all five victims survived the attack. © AFP 2018 / MICHAEL MUKAI A rental truck lies on its side in Edmonton, Canada, on October 1, 2017, after a high speed chase Sharif was apprehended by the authorities and is currently facing trial on 12 charges, including several counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault. Ontario … [Read more...] about Top 5 Recent Terror Plots in Canada
21 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-44199810 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Police have urged a man who helped the teenage victim of a "vicious" sectarian assault to come forward.The 15-year-old boy was assaulted in the Rossdowney Road area of Derry by up to four teenagers at about 22:10 BST on Saturday.He was taken to hospital after … [Read more...] about Boy attacked in sectarian assault
It was never particularly complicated. All Mohammad El Hindawi wanted for his family was a reprieve from the bedbugs afflicting his children. In the summer of 2015, while dealing with the vermin in their new home of Edmonton, he’d learned through a social worker that Canadians apparently loved camping, and so, as a new Canadian, he thought that perhaps this was something he should try. Camping was a new concept to this refugee born and raised in Hama, Syria, site of the Hama massacre of 1982, when the military rounded up 10,000 or 20,000 or 40,000 people for execution (nobody really knows). His father and uncles were spared, but El Hindawi, who was six then, never shed the trauma and bitterness. His whole life has been a struggle, from his early 20s when he lost his firstborn son to measles, right up until 13 November 2014, the day he boarded a plane and flew to Canada – a country he’d never learned about in public school. His life remained a struggle, because he had … [Read more...] about What is Canada like for a refugee?