Canada announced on Sunday a new 25% tariff on assorted US metals products. A 10% tariff on another 250 products such as beer kegs, orange juice, and whiskey was also confirmed. The tariffs are the culmination of increased trade tensions between the US and Canada over the last few months.
The United States has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council. Washington is citing “chronic bias against Israel” as the reason. The decision was announced by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN.
President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that he will be pulling out of G7’s statement of common values. Trump accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making “false statements.” Canada was the host of the G7 summit this year.