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Trump to notify Congress in ‘near future’ he will terminate NAF...

12 December, 2018 10:12 am 10:12 am

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said he will give formal notice to the US Congress in the near future to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), giving six months for lawmakers to approve a new trade deal. “I will be formally terminating NAFTA shortly,” Trump told reporters aboard … Read More

Trump says asylum seekers to wait in Mexico, incoming government denies

11 November, 2018 8:51 am 8:51 am

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump tweeted that migrants at the US-Mexico border would stay in Mexico until their asylum claims were individually approved in US courts, but Mexico’s incoming government denied they had struck any deal. Mexico’s incoming interior minister said there was “no agreement of any type between the future government … Read More

Jo Johnson quits UK government, urges referendum to avoid Brexit chaos

11 November, 2018 8:26 am 8:26 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Jo Johnson, the younger brother of Boris, resigned from British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government , calling in a withering critique for another referendum to avoid her Brexit plans unleashing Britain’s greatest crisis since World War Two. Quitting as a junior transport minister, Johnson called May’s Brexit plans delusional and said he … Read More

Trump turns to Supreme Court to wind down ‘Dreamer’ immigration...

11 November, 2018 8:11 am 8:11 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration asked the US Supreme Court  to allow it to end a program introduced by former President Barack Obama that protects thousands of young immigrants who live in the United States without legal status. The day before congressional elections in which Trump’s harsh anti-immigration rhetoric has taken center stage, … Read More

First wave of Central American migrants arrive in Mexico City

11 November, 2018 9:43 am 9:43 am

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The first Central American migrants from a caravan travelling through Mexico towards the United States in hopes of seeking asylum arrived in Mexico City , taking up temporary shelter at a sports stadium. More than 1,000 Central Americans, many fleeing gang violence and financial hardship in their home countries, bedded down … Read More

Turkey demands extradition of 18 Saudis in Khashoggi case

10 October, 2018 8:33 am 8:33 am

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish prosecutors have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects from Saudi Arabia in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, authorities said , after President Tayyip Erdogan urged Riyadh to disclose who ordered the murder. Erdogan has in recent days stepped up pressure on Saudi Arabia to come clean in the case, … Read More

Trump – U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, citing Russian violations

10 October, 2018 8:56 am 8:56 am

ELKO, Nev. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said the United States will exit the Cold-War era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons, in a move that is likely to upset Russia. The INF treaty, negotiated by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and ratified by the US Senate … Read More

Asia stocks slip as NAFTA lift fades; oil near four-year highs

10 October, 2018 8:16 am 8:16 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks fell on Tuesday as the lift from an agreement that saved the North American free trade deal faded, with cautious views on the global economy curbing risk sentiment. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1 percent after a steady start. Australian stocks lost 0.8 percent and South … Read More

Canada, US make progress in bid to save NAFTA, no deal yet

09 September, 2018 9:15 am 9:15 am

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada and the United States narrowed their differences in last-ditch talks to save NAFTA but there is no guarantee an agreement will be forged, two Ottawa sources said, a notion echoed by a top adviser to US President Donald Trump. The two nations are trying to find a way to update the … Read More

North Korea says ‘no way’ will disarm unilaterally without trus...

09 September, 2018 8:55 am 8:55 am

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister told the United Nations continued sanctions were deepening its mistrust in the United States and there was no way the country would give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally under such circumstances. Ri Yong Ho told the world body’s annual General Assembly that North Korea had taken “significant … Read More

Japan dodges US auto tariffs, for now, as Trump and Abe agree on trade talk...

09 September, 2018 8:29 am 8:29 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed  to start trade talks in an arrangement that, for now, protects Japanese automakers from further tariffs, seen as a major threat to the export-dependent economy. The two countries said in a joint statement the talks “will respect positions of the … Read More

Oil prices rise 1 percent ahead of US sanctions against Iran

09 September, 2018 8:27 am 8:27 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose by 1 percent on Thursday as investors focused on the prospect of tighter markets due to US sanctions against major crude exporter Iran, which are set to be implemented in November. Front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $82.17 per barrel at 0133 GMT, up by 83 cents, or … Read More

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Oil prices rise as markets tighten ahead of Iran sanctions

09 September, 2018 8:37 am 8:37 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday as US markets tightened just weeks ahead of Washington’s plan to impose new sanctions against Iran, with US bank J.P. Morgan warning of price spikes above $90 per barrel in coming months. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $79.71 per barrel at 0138 GMT, up by 91 … Read More

US says won’t hesitate to impose sanctions over fuel to North Korea

09 September, 2018 9:03 am 9:03 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US State Department said that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea, in an apparent warning to Russia days after the US ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures. North Korea continues to employ tactics to … Read More

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OPEC and allies consider oil output boost as Iranian supply falls

09 September, 2018 8:59 am 8:59 am

ALGIERS (Reuters) – OPEC and other oil producers are discussing the possibility of raising output by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) to counter falling supply from Iran because of US sanctions, a source familiar with the discussions told Reuters. The development comes as oil reached $80 a barrel this month, prompting US President Donald Trump … Read More