Feb 23, 2021
Biden and Trudeau seek to reignite US-Canada 'bromance' after first bilateral meeting
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They weren't together in person, but President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reinvigorate the "bromance" Trudeau had with former President Barack Obama after escalated tensions during the Trump administration.
Trudeau joined Biden in the White House via video link on Tuesday to announce the new U.S.-Canadian "partnership road map" after their first series of bilateral meetings, this time conducted virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic. The framework includes greater cooperation on climate change, cross-border crime, and national security.
Biden also pledged to help Canada secure the release of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, Canadian citizens detained in China since December 2018, in retaliation for the Canadian detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
"Human beings are not bartering chips. We're going to work together until we get their safe return," Biden said.
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Trudeau used the platform to pressure Biden on his decision to cancel presidential permits needed to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have carried oil almost 1,200 miles from Canada to Nebraska. Former President Donald Trump had overturned the Obama administration's 2015 decision to block the pipeline due to environmental and Native American concerns.
"Canadian energy workers power homes on both sides of the border. It goes to show that we're all better off for this partnership," Trudeau said after referencing how winter storms had pummeled Texas and left millions without electricity, heating, or running water.
The pair didn't take questions during the East Room event, where in pre-pandemic times, the president and the visiting world leader would have customarily faced the press.
Their remarks cap an afternoon of meetings attended by Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and national security adviser Jake Sullivan. A separate gathering included Senate-confirmed members of Biden's Cabinet. The public health and economic aspects of the pandemic were on the agenda as well.
When reporters were allowed briefly into the Roosevelt Room at the start of the meeting, Biden accidentally thanked Trudeau for his "enduring commitment" to the U.S.-China relationship before quickly correcting himself.
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Trudeau, who was once overheard disparaging Trump to other foreign leaders, took a swing at Biden's predecessor's approach to climate change.
"Thank you, again, for stepping up in such a big way on tackling climate change. U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years," Trudeau said. He then repeated the comments in French.News Biden Biden Administration Joe Biden White House Jen Psaki Justin Trudeau
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Elsa Pataky reveals Chris Hemsworths fitness training
The Spanish Elsa Pataky and the Australian Chris Hemsworth form one of the most attractive couples on the international scene. Both she and he work hard on their physique with exhaustive workouts. And Elsa has an exceptional personal trainer: her own husband.
As collected by the Daily MailChris Hemsworth is grooming his wife to get her in shape before his new action movie. This newspaper collects some statements from the Madrid actress to Women’s Health, in which Pataky explains that has started lifting weight.
“I need to be really strong for this role, a massive change in my body. I knew I had to start working with heavy weights. to be more muscular“he told the magazine.
Pataky went on to explain that he combines weight lifting with swimming, rope work, burpees Y “a lot of movement and acceleration”. “It’s a mix of everything that really helps, and my body started to change a lot in just four weeks,” Pataky said.
Elsa is preparing for her role in a Netflix action movie, Interceptor Pataky will play the main character, a woman preparing to save the world from 16 nuclear missiles. The film will be filmed in Sydney and production will begin later this month.
In addition to physical exercise, Elsa Pataky is rehearsing action scenes. “I brought home a toy gun to practice and I was showing my kids a fight I have to do and they were really excited. Especially my daughter, that she has two brothers who keep telling her ‘we are stronger than you’ and she says “no way!”, she revealed.