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Trade tensions spike as Trump picks trade fight with Canada

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Mr Trudeau (right) telephoned Mr Trump (left) late on Tuesday to underscore that the US take on softwood lumber was baseless after the US slapped new tariffs on Canadian wood on Monday.

Washington

TRADE tensions spiked between Washington and Ottawa on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump accused Canada of being "very rough" on America and threatened to retaliate against restrictions on US dairy products.

Mr Trump also touted his administration's surprise decision...

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