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Global National: Feb. 13, 2020 | CN, Via Rail halt services amid pipeline protests

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In this episode of Global National, CN Rail and Via Rail are suspending services across Canada, following days of rail blockades over the Coastal GasLink pipeline slated to run through northern B.C. As Abigail Bimman reports, the feds are willing to sit down with Indigenous leaders, but there's a catch – they must clear the blockades. Eric Sorensen takes a look at the economic impact of the nationwide blockades set up by anti-pipeline protesters.

In this episode of Global National, CN Rail and Via Rail are suspending services across Canada, following days of rail blockades over the Coastal GasLink pipeline slated to run through northern B.C. As Abigail Bimman reports, the feds are willing to sit down with Indigenous leaders, but there's a catch – they must clear the blockades. Eric Sorensen takes a look at the economic impact of the nationwide blockades set up by anti-pipeline protesters.

Turning to news on the COVID-19 outbreak, Crystal Goomansingh reports on the virus that has spread on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, infecting 218 passengers, including 12 Canadians. A starkly different situation is playing out in Cambodia, where Holland America's MS Westerdam was allowed to dock. Also, Robin Gill reports on what’s behind the spike in COVID-19 cases in China.

The Toronto Police Service has admitted to using a controversial facial recognition app from Clearview AI, without the knowledge of Chief Mark Saunders, who halted the activity on Feb. 5. As Jeff Semple explains, the revelation comes after the department initially denied using the technology.

Robin Gill reports on a decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to lay more charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and two of its subsidiaries.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has concluded his week-long trip to Africa, where he was campaigning for Canada to win a United Nations Security Council seat. David Akin looks at whether Trudeau's quest was a success.

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