PARIS — Chinese President Xi Jinping is meeting with the leaders of France, Germany and the European Commission, as European countries seek to boost relations with China while also putting pressure over its trade practices.German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker came to Paris to join Xi and French President Emmanuel Macron for Tuesday’s meeting. The leaders are notably preparing for a crucial EU-China summit.Tuesday’s meeting is a key moment in Xi’s European tour, which has involved huge business contracts, including one of the biggest deals ever for European plane maker Airbus.Xi also received the full honours of a formal reception in the French presidential palace Monday night.The EU is China’s biggest trade partner and wants to solidify that relationship.The Associated Press
#OPP investigated 9 deaths and laid 8800 charges this #CanadaDay #LongWeekend Help prevent tragedies, #DriveSafe https://t.co/mRmfQwOSTZ— Ontario Prov Police (@OPP_News) July 4, 2019 OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says it was a deadly weekend for some families.Five of the nine deaths were on OPP patrolled roads, the other three were drowning incidents. He says none of the drownings were related to boats.Officers across the province conducted a long weekend safety blitz focused on aggressive drivers. Over 8, 800 charges were laid for offences ranging from street racing to distracted driving.Schmidt is reminding drivers not to hold their mobile devices while driving this summer.He says, to “consider your actions and consider the consequences that come as a result of making poor decisions.”Some collisions are still under investigations.The OPP are urging the public to call them if they see dangerous driving.