New Delhi: United States President Donald Trump said Canadian Prime Minister is acting hurt, regarding the newly imposed tariffs.
“Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal. According to a Canada release, they make almost 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with the US (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%. Then Justin acts hurt when called out!” Trump tweeted.
Trudeau addressed a news conference after the G7 summit, in which he said that “Canada would move forward with retaliatory measures” starting from July 1 in response to Trump
s decision to impose 25 percent trade tariffs on aluminium and steel on its closest allies Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said, “Trudeau really kind of stabbed us in the back.”
Reacting to the same, Trump
On May 31, the US announced to impose 25 and 10 percent tariffs on steel and aluminium respectively on three of its biggest trading partners – Canada, Mexico and the European Union (EU).
On June 2, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dubbed the trade tariffs
insulting and unacceptable and announced that the country would impose its own tariffs on US` goods in retaliation.
The two-day 44th G7 summit ended .
Pakistan Taliban chief targeted in US drone strike in Afghanistan
New York: A senior United States military official has confirmed that a drone strike conducted by American forces has targeted terrorist Mullah Fazalullah, the leader of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, in Afghanistan’s Kunar province near the border with Pakistan.
”The drone strike was conducted in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, targeting Maulana Fazlullah’s hideout,” Lieutenant Colonel Martin O’Donnell told Voice of America (VOA).
The US military also later confirmed that it carried out a strike targeting Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, where Pakistani Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah is believed to be hiding.
“US forces conducted a counter-terrorism strike on June 13 in Kunar province, close to the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which targeted a senior leader of a designated terrorist organisation,” Lieutenant Colonel Martin O’Donnell said in a statement.
It added that US forces were continuing to “adhere to a ceasefire” which Kabul has entered into with the Afghan Taliban, the country’s main insurgents, seemingly ruling out that group, amid US media reports the attack had targeted Fazlullah.
The US State Department in March announced a USD 5 million reward for help locating the militant leader, who has been linked to bloody attacks in Pakistan and 2010 attempted Times Square car bombing in New York.
It said the group, also known by its Urdu name Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) has “demonstrated a close alliance with al Qaeda” and said it had given explosives training to Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber.
The group was behind the massacre of more than 150 people at a Peshawar school in December 2014, and nine dead in another attack in December 2017 in the same city.
It was also responsible for the October 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai, who became a global symbol of the fight for girls’ rights to schooling.
According to Pakistani officials, Fazlullah, who is believed to be in his forties, took refuge in Afghanistan after the TTP was pushed out of Pakistan following multiple offensives by the military on its safe havens.
Toll in Nicaragua protests reaches 155
Managua:The death toll in Nicaragua from protests against President Daniel Ortega’s rule has increased to 155 after a 15-year-old boy was shot dead, authorities said.
The Catholic Church on Thursday mourned the death of the young altar boy, who fell victim to a surprise attack by “paramilitaries” of the government, reports Efe news.
“The message that has just arrived has made me cry, God has welcomed Sandor Dolmus, an altar boy murdered today by paramilitaries in Leon, to the altar of heaven,” said Bishop Silvio Baez.
The altar boy was with other children and neighbours, when the paramilitary group left the headquarters of the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and sprayed bullets at them, priest Victor Morales of the diocese of Leon told reporters.
The young man was shot in the chest with a high-caliber firearm and died a few minutes later, the priest said.
Dolmus was an altar boy at the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary in Leon, classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
In addition to the deaths, some 1,000 people had been injured during the civil unrest which began on April 18.
Ortega’s government, which has ruled for the past 11 years, blames opposition political groups for the “criminal violence” and denied reports of “riot squads or paramilitary groups linked to the government” who protesters blame for the deaths.
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