Jonathon Gatehouse

Jonathon Gatehouse

Has covered news and politics at home and abroad, reporting from dozens of countries. He has also written extensively about sports, including seven Olympic Games and a best-selling book on the business of pro-hockey.

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Wrestling with diplomacy: Trump to award sumo trophy bearing his name during Japan state visit

A closer look at some of the day's notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Trump and Abe plan to take in some sumo in Tokyo this weekend; whistleblower Christopher Wylie is passionate about curbing abuse of personal data, and he has some advice for the public.
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'American Taliban' Lindh's release triggers outrage, with more 'war on terror' prisoners nearing freedom

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: John Walker Lindh, an American who joined the Taliban in Afghanistan, was released from a U.S. prison today; there's inherent risk but also potentially big reward when parties engage in wedge politics.
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Reports of chemical weapon attack denounced as Syrian fighting heats up

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Syria's civil war threatens to boil over again with allegations of a chemical weapons attack; Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party are under scrutiny by election officials.
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Angry public 'milkshaking' of politicians sets tone for unveiling of May's last-chance Brexit bill

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: British public has taken to pelting politicians with milkshakes to show their displeasure; Canada's approach to couples when housing patients in care facilities would be unheard of in places like Sweden.
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Duterte rages at 'matrix' of enemies, Philippine corruption, Canadian trash

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte strengthens hold on power; economic and environmental issues are forcing federal parties to make hard choices; at SickKids hospital, clowning around is encouraged.
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Notre-Dame reconstruction plan inspires big promises, unorthodox designs

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: disastrous fire at Notre-Dame de Paris a month ago seems to have enhanced the Gothic cathedral's power to inspire; Canada has much to learn from events that took place in Winnipeg 100 years ago today.
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Monsanto's Roundup under siege as courts award more damages against popular weed killer

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: California couple awarded $2 billion US in damages for claim that glyphosate weed killer gave them cancer; legal battle brewing in U.S. that could put abortion issue back before the courts.
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Attacks on 4 oil tankers ratchet up worry of new war in Middle East

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: rhetoric flowing out of Washington and Tehran has observers worried about a possible military showdown; with gun violence on the rise in Toronto, there's a clash over what should be called 'gang' activity.
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Eurovision Tel Aviv controversy dampens enthusiasm around song contest

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: controversy swirls around Tel Aviv Eurovision contest; canola farmers are feeling the pinch in Canada's dispute with China; the rise of 'spoiler' pop culture; interview with with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
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Sparking up a trend: These nations are following Canada's lead on legal cannabis

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Canada's decision to legalize cannabis seems to be having a global impact; the growing Green Party momentum, Mark Norman affair add to challenges Liberals face heading into the federal election.
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Trump's 'maximum pressure' on Iran is causing U.S. some self-inflicted damage

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Vladimir Putin's government is trying hard to sell its Syria military campaign; ghost guns' that can't be traced are creating new problems for police.
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U.S. cold-shoulders Canada as superpowers square off over Arctic riches

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: prospect of the other two superpowers teaming up in the Far North has clearly spooked Washington; meat-free is going mainstream, and it's big business.
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New warnings of world's dire environmental woes spark awareness, but little action

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: news from UN report on biodiversity and global ecosystem is exceptionally bad; despite a promise of action from the feds, Canada is a long way from solving its issues with both legal and illegal firearms.
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Ebola death toll passes 1,000 as officials warn of 'volatile situation'

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo; how a remarkable survivor of the Poway synagogue mass shooting is coping; this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover has people talking.
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Quirks of the enigmatic, powerful man about to be crowned Thailand's king

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: issues tied to climate change could make for a stormy meeting between the prime minister and Alberta's new premier.