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Trump To Leave G-7 Summit Early

(Washington, DC) — President Trump will leave the G-7 summit early. Trump will leave the meeting in Quebec Saturday morning after a day of meetings with fellow world leaders on Friday. The two-day summit is scheduled to wrap up later Saturday.

Trump could get a cold welcome at the summit after levying steel and aluminum tariffs on allies in Europe, Canada and Mexico. Trump’s decision to bail on the meeting before it’s over came after he exchanged words on Twitter with the leaders of France and Canada.

French President Emmanuel Macron  even suggested that the six other countries in the group could sign an agreement that didn’t include the U.S.

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Toronto Van Suspect Left “Cryptic Message” On Facebook

(Toronto) – Authorities aren’t commenting on a “cryptic message’ linked to the suspect in yesterday’s deadly Toronto van attack. At least ten people were killed and several others were wounded as the van raced down a busy sidewalk and street, striking many people.

Homicide detective Graham Gibson refused to comment on reports that say the Facebook post made a mention of an “incel rebellion.” It’s believed “incel” is short for “involuntary celibate,” and matches with a Reddit group that advocated sexual assault against women. Detective Gibson remarked that now that suspect Alek Minassian has been charged, he can’t comment on the evidence or motive in the case.

Coroner In Canada Misidentifies Survivor In Bus Crash

(Tisdale, Saskatchewan) – A coroner in Canada is admitting that a survivor of a deadly bus crash involving a junior hockey team was misidentified.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Xavier Labelle was originally listed among the 15 people killed in the Friday night accident, but he’s actually alive.

Parker Tobin, who died in the crash, was mistaken for Labelle. Officials noted that a lot of the players looked the same because they were similar ages and had dyed their hair for their playoff run. The bus carrying the players and coaches collided with a tractor-trailer in central Saskatchewan.

Mexico President Race Begins As Candidates Slam Trump

(SL) – Candidates in Mexico are tearing into President Trump as the country’s presidential campaign begins. Mexico’s leading liberal and conservative candidates both slammed Trump in campaign appearances Sunday. Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Mexico and its people won’t be the pinata of any foreign government. Conservative Ricardo Anaya blamed the U.S. for trafficking guns into Mexico. Trump gave the candidates new reasons to not like him this weekend as he accused Mexico of doing very little or nothing to stop drugs and illegal immigration to the U.S.

Trump also again threatened to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement. Under NAFTA, Mexico sends 80-percent of its exports to the U.S. The treaty allows free trade between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

Trump Will Impose Tariffs On Imported Steel, Aluminum Next Week; Asian Markets Fall And Global Retaliation Feared

(Washington, DC) — Donald Trump is proposing new trade tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Speaking at the White House Thursday, Trump said he’ll sign a 25-percent tariff on imported steel and a ten-percent penalty on imported aluminum next week.

The President vowed to rebuild the U.S. steel and aluminum industries in a meeting with industry executives. News of higher import tariffs sent stocks plunging on Wall Street.  Asian stock markets are down sharply.  Japan’s Nikkei led the sell-off that started on Wall Street after Trump’s announcement on Thursday.344553Falling stock prices are showing up in Asia’s automotive and tech arenas, as well as steel and aluminum manufacturers.  The tariffs reportedly will apply to all countries that export steel and aluminum to the U.S.

The New York Times reports, trading partners are hitting back. They promised to retaliate against quintessential American goods like Kentucky bourbon, bluejeans and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

That is likely to turn into a wave of protest aimed at American products as other countries, including traditional allies, respond to Mr. Trump’s plan to clamp down on imports of metals from overseas.BN-XS425_iptari_GR_20180302181334Canada, China and the European Union have already said they would respond with tariffs of their own that could lead to billions of dollars in American export losses. Those levies would harm the farmers and business interests that the Trump administration has promised to protect and would fuel a trade fight that could undermine the president’s goal of strengthening American industry.

Li Xinchuang, the vice chairman of the China Iron and Steel Association, called the president’s move “stupid,” saying, “Trump’s decision does no good to everyone except a few American steel enterprises.”

And John M. Weekes, Canada’s negotiator for the North American Free Trade Agreement in the early 1990s, said the president’s “notion is going down very badly in Canada.”

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 420 points to close at 24-609.

“I did get the lawn finished. It looks nice!”

(SL) -In Canada, one man’s commitment to get his lawn cut ahead of a busy weekend has gone viral. His wife took a photo of the man handling the lawn care with a massive tornado behind him.

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Near Three Hills, Alberta, Theunis Wessels paid little mind to the brewing storm he had a list of chores and he was determined to get them checked of his to do list.

“I had to get it cut,” he told CTV News. “A lot of things happening over the weekend. Children were attending swim meets and some other sporting events over the weekend, so I had to make sure I got it done.”

Yahoo reports, He began mowing the lawn while his wife was napping. His nine-year-old daughter, nervous about the swirling twister gathering behind him, urged him to come inside. When he refused, she woke up his wife.

His wife, Cecilia Wessels, came out shortly after and snapped a few pictures, including one that captured her husband casually mowing the lawn against the dramatic backdrop of the tornado. It was the first time anyone in the family, originally from South Africa, had seen a tornado.

“I did ask him if he was coming inside with that thing in the clouds when I turned to come inside and he calmly said no,” she told the Associated Press.

Her husband insisted that he was closely monitoring the twister’s movement. “It was just forming and getting bigger,” he said. “I was seeing it coming up. I was watching it all the time. I was keeping an eye on it.”

The tornado was much farther away than it appeared in the photo, he said, and was quickly moving east, away from their home. No injuries were reported after the twister traveled through the area, bringing down trees and ripping the roof off a barn.

Speaking to CTV, Wessels noted – a slight hint of pride creeping into this voice – that despite all, he had managed to check the lawn off the weekend’s to-do list. “I did get the lawn finished and it looks nice.”