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Fearing for Saudi teen’s safety, Canada refugee agency hires guard
An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, is due to arrive in Canada on Saturday, after being granted asylum in the North American country.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that Canada had accepted a request from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to take in Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who grabbed international attention earlier this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family, which denies any abuse.
A third Canadian has been detained in China following the arrest of a Chinese technology executive in Vancouver, a Canadian government official said on Wednesday amid a diplomatic dispute also involving the United States.
SIGAL SAMUEL//In what may have been the frostiest moment for U.S.-Canada relations in months, President Trump said Wednesday that he’d rejected a request to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the United Nations. Earlier, Trudeau also reportedly got a chilly reception from Trump when he approached the leader for a handshake.
Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the General Assembly, Trump said he’d passed on the chance to meet with Trudeau because “his tariffs are too high and he doesn’t seem to want to move.” The two leaders have been locked in a rancorous effort to renegotiate NAFTA. Trump also said he wasn’t happy with Chrystia Freeland, who is leading Canada’s trade negotiations. “We’re not getting along at all with their negotiators.”