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Trump to terminate old NAFTA in an attempt to force congress to approve revised deal

US President Donald Trump said late Saturday that he would quickly withdraw the United States from the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), in an attempt to force Congress to approve a revised version of the pact.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/3 9:28:03

China, US halt trade dispute to give way for more talks

China and the US announced a temporary truce to their months-long trade disputes following a meeting between the two countries' top leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 22:48:41

Trump eyes 2nd Kim meet next year

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he hoped to organize a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in early 2019, perhaps as soon as January or February.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/2 21:53:40

Trump says he will soon junk NAFTA in favor of new deal

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will soon notify Congress that he plans to end the NAFTA agreement with Mexico and Canada in favor of a new regional trade deal, setting up a potential clash on Capitol Hill.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/2 21:48:40

Spectacular view

The lighting of the world's biggest floating Christmas tree is seen at the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday. Composed of 900,000 lED lights, the tree is 70 meters long.
Source: IC | 2018/12/2 21:43:40

Canada to reassess Cuba presence over staff injuries

Canada said Saturday it will send a delegation to Cuba next week to reevaluate its presence there after another diplomat was diagnosed with a mysterious brain injury that has affected several dozen North American envoys to the island.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/2 21:38:40

Former US president George H.W. Bush dies at 94

Flags flew at half-staff across the United States on Saturday as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George H.W. Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/2 21:33:39

China, US halt trade dispute to give way for more talks

China and the US announced a temporary halt to their trade dispute, a decision which experts said "marks the beginning of a new round of trade talks" between the two largest economies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 15:21:28

Lopez Obrador sworn in as Mexican president

Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office Saturday morning at a solemn ceremony in the Mexican Congress.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/2 10:36:19

2 dead, 1 injured as small plane crashes into building in US state Florida

A small plane on Saturday afternoon crashed into a building in Fort Lauderdale in US southeastern state Florida, leaving two dead and one injured, the authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/2 8:35:46

NYC marks World AIDS Day

A memorial featuring an interactive light experience was held in Lower Manhattan on Saturday afternoon, marking the World AIDS Day and honoring the victims of the deadly disease.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/2 8:33:07

Trump to attend state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush: White House

The White House said Saturday morning that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will attend a state funeral for the former president George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral in central Washington D.C.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/2 2:20:17

Indian defence minister okays procurement of equipment worth 451 mln USD

Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday granted approval for the acquisition of defense equipment worth 30 billion Indian Rupees (around 451 million US dollars), including indigenous BrahMos missiles for two Indian Navy ships to be built in Russia, said defense sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 20:38:44

Trump administration moves towards future offshore drilling in Atlantic

The Trump administration on Friday issued final authorizations that would allow companies to conduct geophysical surveys in the Atlantic Ocean, taking an important step toward possible future oil and natural gas drilling off the Atlantic shore.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 18:02:17

Honduras sets new record for world's largest cup of coffee

Honduras set a new Guinness record on Friday by making the world's largest cup of coffee, at 18,000 liters, the Honduran Institute of Coffee said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 17:59:57

Former US president George H.W. Bush dies at 94

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died Friday at the age of 94, according to a statement from his office.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 13:56:09

NY attorney general probes Marriott data breach

The Attorney general of the US state of New York on Friday announced an investigation into the massive data breach of the hotel chain Marriott, which might have affected over 500 million people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 10:21:39

Middle school in Oregon on lock-down over email threat

A middle school in Beaverton, a city in the US State of Oregon, has been declared on lockdown following an email threat received Friday afternoon, Oregon police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 9:04:05