Jun 12, 2018

Canada condemns Trump, Navarro attacks on Trudeau

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The Canadian House of Commons unanimously condemned attacks, by President Trump and his trade adviser Peter Navarro, on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with a symbolic vote on a motion supporting Canadian steel and aluminum — hit by U.S. tariffs, Reuters reports.

The backstory: Following the G7 summit, Navarro said on Sunday that "there is a special place in hell" for Trudeau for his "bad faith diplomacy" with Trump, but later apologized for his "inappropriate" comment. Trump also called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak." Tension between the two countries continues to escalate following Trump's latest tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel.

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Major League Soccer embarks on its 25th season

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As Major League Soccer begins its 25th season, the league is financially stable and surging in popularity, and its 26 teams have gorgeous facilities and rapidly increasing valuations.

  • It also continues to expand, with David Beckham's Inter Miami and Nashville SC set to debut this season as the 25th and 26th teams. Plans are in place to reach 30 franchises by 2022 — triple the number from 2004.

Wall Street’s coronavirus correction gets worse

The stock market opened 2% lower on Friday morning, pushing stocks further into correction territory.

Why it matters: It continues the ugly stretch for Wall Street that began after a spike in coronavirus cases around the world. The S&P is 12% below its recent peak, edging closer to the mark that would technically end the market’s decade-long rally.

Coronavirus updates: First case in sub-Saharan Africa confirmed

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

Nigeria confirmed its first novel coronavirus case in an Italian who flew to Lagos from Milan — the first known case in sub-Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization has been working to prepare Africa's health care systems to be ready for the outbreak, which is now also confirmed in Algeria and Egypt.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,700 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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