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Aug 5, 2018 14 tweets 4 min read
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
May 30, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
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.
Apr 23, 2018 27 tweets 6 min read
Several pedestrians struck by white van in Toronto; condition unknown. Police say driver fled the scene. Incident occurred in northern part of city near Yonge and Finch. More details to be posted here as they become available. cbc.ca/1.4631564 More: Toronto subway service shut down after report that a van struck a number of people at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East. No service on Line 1, between Sheppard and Finch Stations, and no shuttle buses at the moment. Yonge Street SB shut as well in area. (Photo by Jon Tam)
Mar 1, 2018 17 tweets 5 min read
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
Feb 8, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Toronto Homicide Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga will give an update on the investigation involving accused serial killer Bruce McArthur this afternoon at 2 pm ET. He'll brief media near a house where police are searching for human remains. 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