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Trump Administration Says It Will Launch NAFTA Renegotiation

Trump Administration Says It Will Launch NAFTA Renegotiation Lighthizer said the USA will seek to "support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the US economy by improving USA opportunities to trade with Canada and Mexico". Canadian federal ministers have been travelling frequently to the U.S. in recent months to lobby America lawmakers whose states have strong trade ties with Canada on the importance of the cross-border economic relation... [Full Article...]

Canadian Conservatives select Andrew Scheer as successor to Stephen Harper

He will also make his question period debut in the House of Commons as leader of the Opposition. Scheer, a low-profile 38-year-old former speaker of the House of Commons, on Saturday captured the leadership of the right-leaning Conservatives on the final ballot. [Full Article...]

At NATO, Trump faces British prime minister fuming over leaks

At NATO, Trump faces British prime minister fuming over leaks On Tuesday, "U.S. officials" named the suspected attacker as Salman Abedi, hours before the British authorities released that identity. May plans to "make clear" to Trump on Thursday that information shared between the two countries must remain secure. [Full Article...]

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info Seven children were among those who died when the Abedi detonated a bomb on 22 May, at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena. Customs and Border Protection has access to a broad array of air travel information through the US government's National Targeting Center. May said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was saying Britain was to blame for the bombing. [Full Article...]

Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him

Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him From Israel, Trump was heading to Italy for an audience with Pope Francis. "Heroes don't kill innocents; they save them", he added. Trump's visit to Israel was initially presented as an attempt to make a breakthrough in the moribund peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, but any talk of a deal has been overshadowed by his focus on Iran . [Full Article...]

Merkel says Europe can't 'completely' rely on US

The final communique acknowledged a split between the United States and its six partners over honoring the 2015 Paris accord on climate change. Even as Dr Merkel positions herself ahead of the election, the message could be the signal of a shift away from the United States, perhaps even one that could outlast Mr Trump's time in office, and that would weaken U.S. [Full Article...]

Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

So far, it appears, so good. Donald Trump's weird pseudo-alpha handshake is common knowledge by now. "Macron was solid in his exchanges with Trump". The new French president , who in the past has been critical of Moscow's policies, is due to host President Vladimir Putin for the first time at the Chateau de Versailles . [Full Article...]

Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails end hunger strike

The action was led by Marwan Barghouti , a Palestinian leader jailed by Israel for life for five murders. They also demanded that public phones be installed in prisons to allow terrorists to contact families. Israelis have tried to portray the strike as a "political stunt" by Barghouti. Barghouthi was involved in the talks, according to Maan and Israeli media. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims

Photographs of the bomb scene - controversially published by the New York Times against the wishes of counter-terror police - appear to indicate an elaborate explosive device engineered for maximum carnage. Britain's terror threat assessment has been raised to "critical", the highest level, meaning an attack is considered imminent. At an emergency COBRA meeting, the independent Joint Terrorism... [Full Article...]

Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers

Fighting between militants linked to Isis and government forces began after an attempt to arrest a veteran Filipino militant. Philippine security forces on Saturday intensified a bombing campaign on homes and other buildings in a southern city where they have been battling Islamist militants for five days, and warned there may be collateral damage. [Full Article...]

McMaster says 'not concerned' after Kushner back-channel reports

And while it's not weird for presidential campaigns to meet with foreign officials, under this context, it was. On Thursday it was reported that Kushner, a top adviser to President Trump, is now a central figure in the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election . [Full Article...]

Wood stays undefeated as Dodgers blank Cubs 4-0

Wood stays undefeated as Dodgers blank Cubs 4-0 The end results didn't help the season stat line, but Arrieta kept the Dodgers hitters off balance. The Dodgers will embark on a four game swing at Busch Stadium, sending Rich Hill on the mound for game one of the series. Wood (6-0) struck out eight and walked two. A lot has been made about Chicago Cubs' pitcher Jake Arrieta 's career versus California teams, and particularly against th... [Full Article...]

Reaction to the death of music legend Gregg Allman

But the guys need boundaries for their epic guitar solos, and Gregg provided ideal frames built of blues, gospel, and southern rock . "I look at an old Harley and I say, 'Man, you gotta chrome those wheels, give it some new paint, some nice-looking handlebars.' That's what these younger guys do for the band". [Full Article...]

Manchester attack: Streets evacuated in Moss Side amid new police raids

Twenty-two victims including several children were killed when Salman Abedi , 22, launched a suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night. The 25-year-old man was arrested in the southwest of Manchester "on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act", Greater Manchester Police said in a statement on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Canada's premier in Italy visits quake-devastated Amatrice

Canada's premier in Italy visits quake-devastated Amatrice A papal apology was one of the 94 recommendations in the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued in 2015. Video showing Justin Trudeau , Canada's Liberal Prime Minister, enjoying an iftar meal during Ramadan has gone viral since it's upload to Facebook on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

That's how a former Central Intelligence Agency director on Saturday described the notion of Jared Kushner , a top aide to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, setting up a secret communications channel between Washington and the Kremlin. [Full Article...]

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS While just a few small neighborhoods around western Mosul's old city remain under IS control, coalition and Iraqi commanders have warned the most hard battles may lie ahead as the city's older districts are a densely populated warren of narrow streets and closely packed houses. [Full Article...]

Malaysia pledges to cut oil production by 20000 barrels per day

In the OPEC meeting on Thursday in Viennaand some OPEC members and non-OPEC producers agreed to extend a pledge to cut around 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) until the end of the first quarter of 2018. Brent crude futures were at $51.09 per barrel at 0348 GMT, down 37 cents, or 0.7 percent, from their last close. OPEC and other oil producing countries are trying hard to maintain the bala... [Full Article...]

Philippines says militants shot dead at least 16 civilians

His comment sparked outrage around the world. In addition to the civilian deaths, Padilla said 61 militants, 11 soldiers and four police were among the dead. "The hands of some of the victims were tied behind their backs, and a lot of them were shot in the head", police officer Jamael Mangadang of a security task force, told reporters. [Full Article...]

Why wasn't Meghan Markle at Pippa's wedding after all?

Why wasn't Meghan Markle at Pippa's wedding after all? Prince Harry skipped part of Pippa Middleton's wedding to rush back to London to collect his actor girlfriend Meghan Markle and escort her to the reception. Well in the end, it looks like she only went to the reception. "Right now, Harry and Meghan are leaning towards not wanting to attract extra attention, especially on a day that's not about them", a source told E! Around 300 guests w... [Full Article...]

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