PRESS DIGEST- Canada-June 15

Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:57am EDT
 
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June 15 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

** Canada has soared in global rankings to become the second biggest arms dealer to the Middle East on the strength of its massive sale of combat vehicles to Saudi Arabia, new figures show. (bit.ly/25XsNcV)

** The federal government has opened the door to adopting parts of a U.S. law that angers the Kremlin, one that would freeze assets of corrupt Russian officials and ban their travel to Canada. (bit.ly/1Q4mahO)

** The number of intermodal cargo boxes hauled by the major railways in North American has fallen by about 7 percent in the latest quarter, a bigger-than-expected decline that one railway executive called a "worrisome" signal about the state of the North American economy. (bit.ly/25XfRnv)

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