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May opts to stay as Green leader

OTTAWA—Elizabeth May will remain Green Party leader despite a controversy over the Middle East that divided members and prompted her to consider stepping down.

The party will revisit a convention resolution to support a movement to boycott Israel, along with any other recent policy decisions that lacked genuine consensus, May told a news conference this morning.

Old vine yields wine

VIENNA—Attention, oenophiles: a 500-year old Austrian vine has yielded its first batch of wine and experts say it’s a taste sensation.

The bad news is the supply is very limited.

State-run broadcaster ORF reported vintners have produced 300 litres from off-shoots of a solitary vine they identify as an ancient form of white wine grape gruener veltliner.

Farmer plows proposal

SELKIRK, Man.—A Manitoba farmer has harvested a “yes” to a marriage proposal he plowed into a field.

John Yokimas took his girlfriend, Sally Hnatiuk, for a plane ride.

While airborne, they flew over his romantic question—“I Love U Sally. Will U Marry Me?”—written in a wheat field in big letters.

Trudeau heading to China

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to travel to China for an official visit at the end of the month.

During the Aug. 30-Sept. 6 trip, Trudeau also will take part in the G20 leaders’ summit in Hangzhou on Sept. 4-5.

The Prime Minister’s Office said the visit comes at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.