Meanwhile, the United States - one of Canada's closest allies - has so far refused to wade into the row. Saudi central bank and state pension funds told their overseas asset managers to unload Canadian bonds, stocks, and cash holdings "no matter the cost", the report said. "Both sides need to diplomatically resolve this together". Nevertheless, when Freeland was asked about Saudi Arabia's reaction to her comments, she said Canada stands by its stance "with great assuredness."
The kingdom early Monday expelled Canada's envoy Dennis Horak giving him 24 hours to leave the country, and recalled its own envoy to Ottawa, while freezing or "put on hold all new business and investment transactions with Canada" what it slammed as "interference" in its internal affairs.
The Canadian currency dropped as much as 0.5 per cent to 76.21 U.S. cents after the Financial Times reported that the Saudi Arabia central bank and state pension funds have instructed their overseas asset managers to dispose of Canadian assets starting Tuesday. A Saudi airline has also interrupted flights to the North American country.
Analysts and regional officials say that Riyadh's actions have little to do with Canada; instead, the kingdom's actions are a broader signal to western governments that any criticism of its domestic policies is unacceptable. "Canada knows what it needs to do", he said.
But if this was an attempt by Saudi Arabia to push down Canadian markets, the move had limited success. "We are always going to speak up for human rights, we're always going to speak up for women's rights, and that is not going to change".
More than two months into the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season , the forecasters' predictions of a quiet year appear to be accurate. Meanwhile, Hurricane Hector is also swirling in the Pacific as an impressively organized Category 4 hurricane.
Well, that's because the 2018 edition of this celestial show is going to be extra, extra, extra cool and fantastic . NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space.com that the 2018 event will peak on the nights of august 11-12 and 12-13.
We're sending our best to Matthew Perry , who is now recovering after a recent surgery to fix a gastrointestinal perforation. Perry has been open about his past health struggles, including battles with addiction to alcohol and Vicodin.
The NATO Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 launched the missile in error near the town of Otepää in southern Estonia at 3.44pm today. A Spanish fighter jet has accidentally fired a missile during a training exercise in Estonia.
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has bought a 2.3% stake in Snap - the company behind Snapchat - for $250m (£193m). Snapchat ad prices are down 90 percent in the past two years as it adopts automation, which typically drives down pricing.
Her Instagram account shows her pictured with snakes. "I wouldn't be doing any of this stuff if I thought I was in danger". Since its publication on Friday, Noland's post has more than 200 shares and it only keeps growing.
Scott Barrett's late try sealed the Lions fate and underlined just how hard it is nowadays for sides to win in New Zealand. Mo'unga added the conversion, his seventh successful kick of the game which lifted his tally to 17 points.
West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Wyoming
Officials first began seeing a significant increase in early July and the trend has continued as the humid months wear on. The department stressed that West Nile is a preventable disease and that wearing insect repellant outdoors is a must.
England Pacer James Anderson Hit By Ball On Face
England's players are enjoying some rest ahead of the second Test against India at Lord's on Thursday. But following the nasty incident, Anderson's England team-mate Broad saw the amusing side of things.
Heat warning issued for Calgary
Environment Canada is reminding residents that they should never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. It's now 30°C in the city as of 11 am and it's expected to reach 34°C later this afternoon.
Death toll rises to 131 in Indonesian quake
She said as of Monday afternoon, the agency has no indication of Canadians being killed or injured in the natural disaster . More than 20,000 people have reportedly been displaced from their homes. "His two-story house collapsed and buried him".
Alvarez stops Kovalev in Atlantic City
His third knockdown left Kovalev on all fours, and he sat motionless on the canvas as Alvarez took a victory leap into his corner. It wasn't until the fourth round when Kovalev tried to exert his power, landing several hard punches that tested Alvarez's chin.