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Trudeau Pauses for 21 Seconds When Asked About US

Justin Trudeau was apparently choosing his words carefully

(Newser) - Canadian leader Justin Trudeau was apparently choosing his words carefully Tuesday when asked about the unrest in the US —it took him more than 20 seconds to respond to a reporter's question. You can see for yourself in this Yahoo Finance video . Here is how the question was... More »

Canada Slaps Immediate Ban on Assault-Style Weapons

The country needs 'more than thoughts and prayers,' prime minister says

(Newser) - Canada is banning the use and trade of assault-style weapons immediately. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday justified the move by citing numerous mass shootings in the country, including an attack in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19. He announced the ban of over 1,500 models and variants... More »

Germany Hurls Big Accusation at Trump Over N95 Masks

'Methods from the Wild West should not become prevalent,' a German official says

(Newser) - German officials are accusing the Trump administration of "modern piracy" after 200,000 high-quality masks were apparently seized before reaching Germany, the Wall Street Journal reports. Seems the N95 masks—sought after by medical professionals for protection against the coronavirus—were made by the US company 3M's factory... More »

Canada's First Lady Has Recovered

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was diagnosed earlier in March after a trip to London

(Newser) - More than two weeks after being diagnosed with the coronavirus , Canada's first lady, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, says she's got a clean bill of health. "I wanted to give you all an update: I am feeling so much better and have received the all clear from my physician... More »

US, Canada Just Made a Big Joint Move on Coronavirus

Border between 2 countries temporarily shut down to 'nonessential travel'

(Newser) - The US and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Trump announced Wednesday as the two nations work to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries are eager to choke off the spread of the virus but also maintain their vital economic... More »

Sophie Trudeau Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Canada's first couple now in self-quarantine

(Newser) - A test has confirmed what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife suspected after she returned from a trip to London: She has been infected with COVID-19. Authorities say Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and the prime minister will self-isolate for 14 days, although Justin Trudeau's office says he is... More »

The Trudeaus Are Self-Isolating

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau returned from a trip feeling ill, is awaiting test results

(Newser) - Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, returned from a recent trip to London feeling a bit off. And so, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the couple is taking all precautions, the CBC reports. A press release from the PM's office describes the first lady's... More »

Canada to Pay Families of Victims Aboard Plane

Trudeau says he'll still pressure Iran for compensation

(Newser) - Canada will offer compensation to families of those killed when Iran shot down a Ukranian airliner to help with travel and funeral expenses, the National Post reports. The government will offer the families $25,000 per victim — about $19,000 US — and will continue to pressure the Iranian... More »

Broadcaster Defends Slicing Trump's Home Alone 2 Cameo

Says move was made in 2014

(Newser) - The brief Donald Trump cameo in Home Alone 2 did not appear in recent Canadian broadcasts —and that isn't the kind of thing Trump lets slide. USA Today reports that the president teased Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the omission Thursday, tweeting : "I guess Justin T doesn’... More »

Trump Had a Hot Mic Moment of His Own

'That was funny when I said the guy is two-faced,' he's overheard saying

(Newser) - Canada's Justin Trudeau will apparently not be apologizing to President Trump over the video in which he and other world leaders are overheard laughing about Trump's impromptu Q&A with reporters at the NATO summit. CNN reports via sources that Trudeau on Wednesday personally spoke to Trump about... More »

Trump Cancels NATO Presser in Wake of Mocking Video

Trump calls Trudeau 'two-faced'

(Newser) - The first day of the NATO summit was contentious . The second is no different, thanks to video Tuesday night that appears to show a group of world leaders mocking President Trump, though he was never mentioned by name. The candid moment at the summit reception at Buckingham Palace was caught... More »

Justin Trudeau Narrowly Wins Second Term

Liberal minority government elected in Canada

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau will remain as Canada's prime minister after Monday's general election—but to pass legislation, his Liberals will have to work with other parties. The CBC reports the party won 157 seats Monday, down from 184 and below the 170 needed for a majority in Canada's... More »

Voters in Canada Decide Justin Trudeau's Fate

Prime minister in danger of losing bid for reelection

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced the threat of being knocked from power after one term as the nation held parliamentary elections on Monday, per the AP . The 47-year-old Trudeau channeled the star power of his father, the liberal icon and late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when he won in... More »

Obama Gives Trudeau Unprecedented Endorsement

The 'world needs his progressive leadership now'

(Newser) - Barack Obama is urging Canadians to re-elect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, an apparently unprecedented endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former American president. Obama tweeted Wednesday that he was proud to work with Trudeau and described him as a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big... More »

Trudeau Changes the Subject, Announces Assault Rifle Ban

Blackface revelations have dominated reelection campaign

(Newser) - Returning to other campaign issues after dealing with the response to revelations that he had worn blackface years ago, Justin Trudeau said Friday that he would support a ban on military-style assault rifles. The plan would cover the AR-15 and start a buyback program for legally purchased assault rifles, Fox... More »

Justin Trudeau's Racism Scandal Just Got Worse

Video emerges of a 3rd instance of the Canadian prime minister darkening his skin

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau's trouble is only getting worse. Canada's Global News is out with video showing the prime minister in blackface—the third example to emerge in the last day of Trudeau darkening his skin as part of a costume. Trudeau apologized Wednesday when the first two old images... More »

Trudeau 'Really Sorry' About Old Party Photo

Picture emerges of Canada's prime minister in brownface

(Newser) - Nearly 20 years ago, Justin Trudeau wore brownface at a party—and now it's back to haunt him. In the midst of a reelection campaign, Canada's prime minister responded to a photo in Time of him wearing brownface at a 2001 party. Trudeau said he wore the costume... More »

Trump: I Have 'Second Thoughts About Everything'

But White House says he has no regrets about trade war

(Newser) - While America was sleeping, the Group of Seven summit in France was continuing down its head-spinning trajectory, with matters like an escalating trade war between planet Earth's two biggest economic powers, talks with rogue aspiring nuclear powers, and a no-deal Brexit taking up much of the oxygen. A look... More »

No Sex, No Money, Nothing Illegal: Trudeau's Very Canadian Scandal

One professor calls it 'a pseudo-scandal'

(Newser) - There's no money, no sex, and nothing illegal happened. This is what passes for a scandal in Canada. US President Donald Trump has been engulfed in allegations involving possible collusion with Russia and secret payments to buy the silence of a porn star. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is... More »

Justin Trudeau Suddenly Has a Political Crisis on His Hands

Canada's former attorney general accuses him of trying to improperly influence big case

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is up for re-election in eight months, and he's suddenly facing the biggest political scandal of his career. The issue made national headlines Wednesday when Trudeau's former attorney general testified before a parliamentary panel and accused the prime minister and his top aides... More »

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