Friday, August 31, 2018

World News Briefs -- August 31, 2018

The Guardian: US-Canada trade talks end without deal as Trump proceeds with Mexico

Amid rancour over remarks in Bloomberg interview, president indicates intent to revise Nafta without northern neighbour

Trade talks between Canada and the US faltered on Friday, with the two sides reportedly failing to reach agreement over the fraught renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta.

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UN renews warning against government offensive in Syria's Idlib.

US accuses Moscow of 'defending' Syria's Idlib offensive.

US Senators press Trump administration on Yemen civil war.

Iran rejects French call for wider talks.

Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into an island.

Erdogan: Turkey needs Russia's S-400 missile defence system.

Gaza protests: All the latest updates.

US cuts funding to UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA. US ends all funding for UN's Palestine refugee agency.


UN 'alarmed' by reports of China's mass detention of Uighurs. China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination.

Trump to skip Asian regional summits, Pence to travel instead.

Train project linking North and South Korea stopped in its tracks by US.

North Korea seafood vessels frequented Russia port.

Top South Korea officials replaced in Moon Jae-in government.

Volatile Kashmir marred by protests over citizenship rights law.

Anger grows in Myanmar over dam collapse.

Chinese bridge pushes Maldives deeper in debt: opposition.

Cambodia jails Australian filmmaker found guilty of espionage.


France proposes sanctions against Mali peace deal spoilers.

China pledges to support Somalia's development.

Libya closes Tripoli's only airport after rockets fired.

DRC's struggle for democracy enters new era.

African Union sees 'positive' talks on C.Africa.

1.1 million Zimbabweans will need food aid, warns WFP.

IMF backs South Africa’s plan to confiscate land from white farmers.


Lavrov hopes to meet with Pompeo during UN General Assembly’s session.

Russia to stop ferrying US astronauts to ISS from April 2019.

UN urges Greece to act as Moria refugee camp reaches 'boiling point'.

Fitch ratings agency revises Italy debt outlook to negative.

22 cars burned in Sweden as country rocked by rising crime.

EU to stop changing the clocks, Juncker pledges.

Sadiq Khan bikini blimp to fly over central London.


Nafta: US-Canada trade talks break up without a deal. US-Canada trade talks halted without a deal, will resume next week.

Trump notifies Congress of trade deal with Mexico.

Trump blasts media after 'off the record' comments about Canada leak.

Nicaragua orders UN human rights delegation to leave.

IMF vows 'full support' for Argentina amid economic crisis. Argentina economy; Thousands protest as peso tumbles.

Colombia says rebels must free 19 captives for peace talks to resume.

Mexico facing two-year backlog as asylum requests soar.

Chilean prosecutors say Church abuse investigations triple.


US conducts 6 strikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen.

US considers Guantanamo, Iraqi prisons for ISIS fighters captured by Syrian rebels: report.

Isis terrorist jailed for life for plot to kill Theresa May.


Wall Street mixed as U.S.-Canada trade talks end.

U.S. to move ahead with Mexico trade pact, keep talking to Canada.

Trump threatens to pull US out of World Trade Organization.

Coca-Cola to acquire Britain's Costa Coffee for $5.1 billion.

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