In the opening NAFTA session of talks, the United States did not give precise details of how much it wanted to boost North American content for autos, a source directly familiar with the negotiations said on Aug. 19.
Auto industry groups from Canada, Mexico and the United States are pushing back against the Trump administration’s demand for higher U.S. automotive content in a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement.
The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the United States border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Aug. 17, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north.
The United States won’t settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.
As the United States, Canada and Mexico kick off negotiations on Aug. 16 to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, the biggest uncertainty is whether a deal can pass President Donald Trump’s “America First” test.
The Trump administration has set a collision course with the auto industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old NAFTA trade pact this week, aiming to shrink a growing trade deficit with Mexico and tighten the rules of origin for cars and parts.
The number of international visitors to the United States has dropped for the first time since 2009, as did their spending, the U.S. Department of Commerce said on Aug. 11.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Aug. 14 will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force U.S. firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Aug. 12.
In a new joint transaction, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) are providing 0.9 million euros of working capital to Ukinox, a dynamic manufacturer of kitchen sinks and built-in kitchen appliances in Turkey, the EBRD said in a statement on Aug. 10.
The growth of shale gas extraction is positioning the United States to be a bigger natural gas exporter, potentially challenging Russia’s hold on the European market.
Amin Askari, an Iranian mullah who has been formally recognized as a refugee by the U.N.’s refugee agency and is in Turkey awaiting resettlement, has been rejected for admission to a third country due to the fact that he previously worked for the Iranian intelligence services.
Heavy rainfall, which caused flash floods in Istanbul twice in one week last month, are the ‘new normal,’ according to a leading Turkish climate change scholar. ‘Heavy rain with the intensity getting higher and higher is the new normal from now on,’ Professor Levent Kurnaz tells the Hürriyet Daily News
Fear of the U.S. is on the rise in many counties, including Turkey, according to a global survey released on Aug. 1, which says some 72 percent of Turks see U.S. as a threat to the country’s security
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory on July 31 in an internationally criticized election for an assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition cried fraud and vowed to keep protesting despite a deadly crackdown.
President Donald Trump said on July 26 he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, a move appealing to some in his conservative political base but creating uncertainty about the fate of thousands of transgender service members
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According to Richard Florida, there are three T’s for any nation to prosper in our time.
Britain’s intention to leave the European Union - Brexit - will greatly affect the rest of the world. It’s not confined to the effect it will have on the British economy, even if that is likely to be major, nor on the adjustments the remaining 27 EU states must make
Negotiations on reworking North America’s landmark free trade pact will begin next month in Washington, U.S. officials announced on July 19.
The Bank of England on July 18 unveiled a new bank note featuring Jane Austen to coincide with the author’s death 200 years ago after a campaign to include more women on Britain’s currency
Iranian authorities have detained President Hassan Rouhani’s brother, the judiciary spokesman said on July 16, in a corruption case that the president’s supporters say is politically motivated.
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