Justin Trudeau

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Published 14/11/2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at a summit of Asian and Western leaders on Tuesday, sensitive human rights issues skirted by almost all the others. [more…]

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Published 14/11/2017

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was "receptive" to his comments. [more…]

TPP leaders` meeting fails to materialise amid disputes

TPP leaders` meeting fails to materialise amid disputes

Published 10/11/2017

A planned meeting of leaders of the 11 countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to decide on the fate of the trade pact did not take place on Friday, amid disagreements over how to take it forward without the United States. [more…]

New Zealand`s Prime Moggy, Paddles the six-toed cat, meets an untimely end

New Zealand`s Prime Moggy, Paddles the six-toed cat, meets an untimely end

Published 08/11/2017

Paddles, the New Zealand prime minister's ginger cat, may have had six toes and a wide social media following but she has run out of lives. [more…]

Founder of Canadian `Just for Laughs` comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

Founder of Canadian `Just for Laughs` comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

Published 19/10/2017

The founder of Canada's comedy festival 'Just for Laughs', which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment. [more…]

Canada, Mexico vow to stick with NAFTA talks, Mexico works on Plan B

Canada, Mexico vow to stick with NAFTA talks, Mexico works on Plan B

Published 13/10/2017

The leaders of Mexico and Canada on Thursday pledged to work toward a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) even as talks taking place in the United States turned sour due to hard-line U.S. demands. [more…]

U.S. hikes tensions in NAFTA talks with call for `sunset clause`

U.S. hikes tensions in NAFTA talks with call for `sunset clause`

Published 13/10/2017

Washington has dramatically increased tensions in talks to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement by proposing that the lifespan of any new deal be limited to five years, people familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday. [more…]

Prime Minister Trudeau says Canada will not abandon NAFTA talks

Prime Minister Trudeau says Canada will not abandon NAFTA talks

Published 13/10/2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday Canada will not walk away from talks to rehash the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) despite a U.S. proposal to include a clause that could terminate the pact in five years. [more…]

Canada`s Trudeau sparks Star Wars/Star Trek spat with Chewbacca socks

Canada`s Trudeau sparks Star Wars/Star Trek spat with Chewbacca socks

Published 22/09/2017

Justin Trudeau's choice in socks sparked a light-hearted Twitter competition between the stars of Star Wars and Star Trek after the Canadian Prime Minister sported Chewbacca hosiery during high-profile appearances in New York City this week. [more…]

New Zealand opposition leader embroiled in second sexism row

New Zealand opposition leader embroiled in second sexism row

Published 21/08/2017

New Zealand's new opposition leader Jacinda Ardern is at the center of a second sexism row not even a month after taking the reins of the Labour Party and almost single-handedly reigniting its chances at a national election in September. [more…]