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Trump Claims He Rejected Trudeau's Meeting Request

No meeting was requested, Canadians say

(Newser) - Canada, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in particular, were among President Trump's many targets in his freewheeling press conference Wednesday. Trump claimed that he had rejected a one-on-one meeting with Trudeau at the United Nations this week because talks to renegotiate the NAFTA deal are not going well, the... More »

Trudeau Accuser Speaks Up About 'the Incident'

Rose Knight confirms allegations in newspaper editorial

(Newser) - A former journalist has stepped forward and said yes, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did grope her at a fund-raising event 18 years ago, the CBC reports. "I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter" described in an unsigned... More »

Trudeau Forced to Address His Own Possible #MeToo Moment

Canadian prime minister says he doesn't remember 'groping' a female reporter 18 years ago

(Newser) - Early last month, a Canadian blogger posted an 18-year-old newspaper editorial on Twitter that made an eyebrow-raising accusation. That story is now getting pickup, and it involves Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and an incident that allegedly happened at a British Columbia music festival. The Guardian and CBC report that in... More »

Canada Sets Date for Marijuana Legalization

Recreational pot will be on sale Oct. 17

(Newser) - Recreational marijuana is still illegal in Canada—but only for another 17 weeks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that marijuana legalization, passed by the country's Senate on Tuesday, will be in effect as of Oct. 17 this year, giving provinces time to set up retail outlets and prepare for... More »

Senators Move to Mend Relations With Canada

Lawmakers from both parties act after rocky G-7 meeting

(Newser) - Senators from both parties sought to mend a frayed relationship with Canada during a closed-door meeting Wednesday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The meeting involving members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee followed President Donald Trump calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak" after the... More »

Navarro Sorry He Said Trudeau Should Go to Hell

'I used language that was inappropriate,' says Trump trade adviser

(Newser) - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro got a little heated on Fox News Sunday while discussing Justin Trudeau, and he's now apologized. After a rocky G-7 summit , the Canadian prime minister said his country would enact retaliatory tariffs against the US. Navarro's response: "There's a special... More »

Germany Pokes Trump on Twitter Politicking

'You can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters,' the German leader said

(Newser) - President Trump announced the US won't endorse a G-7 statement of shared priorities on trade and other key issues, in an apparent squabble with Canada's prime minister , and it has stirred up a lot of anger over in Europe. According to CNN , leaders in the French capital responded... More »

White House: 'Sophomoric' Trudeau 'Stabbed Us in the Back'

Kudlow keeps up drumbeat against Canadian PM after Trump departs G7

(Newser) - The White House is not letting up in its attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a rocky G7 summit. After President Trump assailed Trudeau as "dishonest & weak" in tweets just after leaving Canada on Saturday night, White House National Economic Council director Larry... More »

Trump Blasts 'Weak' Trudeau, Won't Sign G-7 Statement

President lashes out on Twitter after leaving Canada

(Newser) - The G-7 summit has not ended in international harmony, to say the least. After departing Canada, President Trump labeled Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "dishonest & weak" on Twitter and said the US would not sign a joint statement with the six member nations of the group, reports the... More »

Trump to G-7: Don't You Dare Retaliate Against Me

President tells other countries not to counter with tariffs

(Newser) - Exiting a world summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump delivered a stark warning Saturday to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the AP reports. Despite his sharp differences with US allies, the president insisted he has a "... More »

Amid G7 Tension, Trump Keeps It Light With Trudeau

President will leave early on Saturday to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

(Newser) - Bruising for a fight, President Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, seemingly ready to confront longtime US allies over a burgeoning trade dispute. Trump joined the leaders of major industrialized nations in the Canadian resort town of La Malbaie in Quebec after days of escalating conflict over... More »

Trump Slams Trudeau, Macron on Eve of G7

President will be leaving summit early

(Newser) - The traditional end-of-summit group photo at this year's G7 gathering will not include President Trump. The White House says Trump will leave the Quebec summit on Saturday morning and travel directly to Singapore, where he is due to meet Kim Jong Un June 12, Politico reports. The summit is... More »

Report: Trump Blamed War of 1812 for New Canada Tariffs

'Is Britain off the hook?'

(Newser) - When Justin Trudeau asked him what "national security" issue could possibly justify new tariffs on Canadian imports during a May 25 phone call, President Trump had to reach back a long way, sources tell CNN : "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" Trump said, referring to... More »

Trudeau: Mike Pence's Demand Sank NAFTA Talks

French president Emmanuel Macron says Trump tariffs are a mistake

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau says he was ready to fly to Washington to make a deal on NAFTA—until Mike Pence made a demand that he had no choice but to reject. The Canadian prime minister says the vice president told him there would have to be a "sunset clause" guaranteeing... More »

Canada Tricked 6 Chiefs, Then Hanged Them. Now, an Apology

Justin Trudeau apologizes for Tsilhqot'in Nation deaths 150 years ago

(Newser) - More than 150 years ago, Canada invited chiefs from the indigenous Tsilhqot'in Nation to take part in peace talks. Instead, the five men were arrested upon arrival, tried hastily, and hanged. A sixth chief met the same fate the following year. On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally... More »

Trump: I Told Trudeau He Was Wrong, but Really 'I Had No Idea'

President recounts to fundraisers his debate on deficits

(Newser) - President Trump on Wednesday gave fundraisers a little insight into his negotiating tactics when face to face with fellow world leaders. The Washington Post has audio from Trump's fundraising speech in Missouri in which the president recounts a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "Trudeau came to... More »

Trudeau: 'We Like to Say Peoplekind, Not Mankind'

PM mocked for remark at town hall event

(Newser) - Is Justin Trudeau trying to kill off "mankind"? The Canadian prime minister was mocked for being a politically correct "snowflake" after video emerged of him correcting a woman at a town hall event who said maternal love will "change the future of mankind," the BBC... More »

Canada's Plan for N. Korea Strike: 2 Classified Bunkers

Though they're hoping the N. Korea problem can be worked out diplomatically and peacefully

(Newser) - It's not just Hawaii that's prepared for a nuclear attack by North Korea. America's neighbor to the north has set aside two classified bunkers, including one to be used by members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet, in case Canadian officials get an evacuation order or... More »

Cops: Terror Attack in Canada Appears to Be by 'Lone Wolf'

Cop stabbed, 4 others injured after car chase; suspect in custody in Edmonton

(Newser) - A car and knife attack on a cop outside a football game and a high-speed chase that left four people injured appear to be the work of one suspected terrorist, Canadian authorities say. Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said officers took the suspect, described as a 30-year-old Edmonton man, into... More »

In Canada Day Speech, Trudeau Forgets Part of ... Canada

'I'm a little embarrassed,' Trudeau admits after omitting Alberta

(Newser) - "British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland, and Labrador." These are the Canadian provinces and territories rattled off by PM Justin Trudeau on Saturday in a speech in honor of Canada Day. And while one... More »

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