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BREAKING: Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to Canada, considers Canadian ambassador persona non grata. Freezes all new trade and investment transactions with Canada: Saudi Press Agency.
Comes days after Canadian government said it was 'gravely concerned' about arrests of activists in Saudi Arabia, including sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi, and called for their release. Background: cbc.ca/1.4770268
Latest on Canadian relations with Saudi Arabia:
Saudi foreign ministry calls Canadian statement on arrests of activists in Saudi Arabia 'negative and surprising.' Says Canada's 'interference' in its affairs is 'in contravention of the most basic international norms.'
Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry tweets: 'Any other attempt to interfere with our internal affairs from #Canada, means that we are allowed to interfere in #Canada's internal affairs.'
More @CBCNews: Saudi Arabia to freeze new trade with Canada, recalls ambassador. cbc.ca/1.4775133
Ensaf Haidar, Canadian wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, tells CBC News she was taken by surprise by news that Saudi Arabia is taking measures against Canada in retaliation for Canada's support of jailed activists. Haidar says she will continue to fight for her husband.
More @cbcnews Saudi Arabian group apologizes for posting image appearing to threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack. cbc.ca/1.4775509
Update: Saudi Arabia's moves against Canada expected to resonate in region. cbc.ca/1.4775545
Saudi state airline Saudia says in a post on its official Twitter account that it was suspending flights to and from Toronto, the latest in a series of measures the kingdom announced in its diplomatic row with Canada: Reuters.
Coming up live Chrystia Freeland holds news conference on Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic sanctions over Canada's human rights criticism, 4 p.m. ET. cbc.ca/1.4775545
Watch live: Chrystia Freeland speaks about Saudi developments. cbc.ca/1.4775545
Update from @CBCKatie: Minister Freeland says there is nothing new or novel about Canada's support for human rights, very much including women's rights around the world, including in Saudi Arabia.
More @cbcnews Freeland defends Canada's stance on Saudi Arabia amid sanctions. cbc.ca/1.4775545

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May 30, 2018
Head of Security Service of Ukraine says a citizen has been detained in connection with murder of Russian journalist, claims suspect was paid by Russia to carry out plot. Background: cbc.ca/1.4682845
BREAKING: Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported killed in Kyiv, shows up at a news conference in Ukraine. Ukraine Security Service says it thwarted Russian murder plot.
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Apr 23, 2018
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Mar 1, 2018
Canada bracing for bad news as the Trump administration invites U.S. steel and aluminum executives to the White House today. President tweeted this morning that the industries 'have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world.'
Update: Trump expected to unveil steep tariffs on imports of steel, aluminum. Canada exports 4M tonnes of steel, 2.5M tonnes of aluminum to the US every year, but argues for exemption due to integration of economies, particularly in auto sector. cbc.ca/1.4557060
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Latest story @CBCNews on the challenges posed by the forensic search for digital evidence of landscaper Bruce McArthur's alleged murders: cbc.ca/1.4524991
Watch live: Police update investigation into suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur. cbc.ca/1.4526240
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