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Source: Global News

Why autos are such an important part of NAFTA

Friday 09:00 GMT

The future of Canada’s more than one million automotive jobs has emerged as a critical part of what’s at stake at the NAFTA renegotiation table in Washington after the U.S. chief negotiator targeted the sector on the first day of talks Wednesday.

U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer opened discussions between the three countries involved in the North American Free Trade Agreement by pointing to the carnage in the manufacturing sector as the reason so many Americans view NAFTA as a failed agreement.

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Source: Global News

Why autos are such an important part of NAFTA

Friday 09:00 GMT

The future of Canada’s more than one million automotive jobs has emerged as a critical part of what’s at stake at the NAFTA renegotiation table in Washington after the U.S. chief negotiator targeted the sector on the first day of talks Wednesday.

U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer opened discussions between the three countries involved in the North American Free Trade Agreement by pointing to the carnage in the manufacturing sector as the reason so many Americans view NAFTA as a failed agreement.

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Source: New York Times

Trump Moves to Impede Consumer Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes

Saturday 18:11 GMT

The Trump administration is pushing to scrap a rule that would have made it easier for nursing home residents to sue nursing homes for injuries caused by substandard care, abuse or neglect, bringing its campaign to relax federal regulations to the delicate business of care for older Americans.

The push would undo a rule issued by the Obama administration that would have prevented nursing homes from requiring that consumers agree to resolve any disputes through arbitration rather than litigation.

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Source: Washington Post

Another Navy officer pleads guilty to taking bribes from ‘Fat Leonard’

Saturday 22:44 GMT

On Friday, Jesus V. Cantu, 59, a retired Navy captain and Stanford graduate, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to commit bribery.

According to his plea agreement, Cantu began conspiring to commit bribery with Francis — known as “Fat Leonard” in Navy circles — in 2007 when the officer was the assistant chief of staff for logistics for the Navy’s 7th Fleet, based in Asia. Cantu admitted taking bribes and prostitutes from Francis until 2013, when he was serving as deputy commander of the Military Sealift Command’s Far East division in Singapore.

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Source: Global News

A fight over a four-bedroom house: The Rebel Media meltdown and the full recording at the centre of the controversy

Sunday 14:30 GMT

United Conservative Party’s Brian Jean, Jason Kenney distance themselves from Rebel Media. It is at this point that Levant said Robertson and Llewelyn-John attempted to “blackmail” and “extort” The Rebel with the allegations that have since been made public.

With politicians including Conservative heavyweights Andrew Scheer and Brian Jean swearing off appearances and a raft of exits by prominent contributors, Ezra Levant’s far-right video and commentary network The Rebel spent the last week in damage control, trying to distance itself from the extremist alt-right movement whose values many have alleged the site’s content too often sympathized with.

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Source: Global News

TIFF 2017: Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Drake set to attend

Wednesday 20:59 GMT

The stars are aligning for the Toronto International Film Festival, with Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Drake, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Idris Elba among the celebrities expected to hit the red carpet.

Clooney directed Damon in the comedy “Suburbicon,” while Stone stars in the historical tennis drama “Battle of the Sexes,” Lawrence is the lead actress in “mother!” and Elba stars in the survival tale “The Mountain Between Us.”. Chastain stars in “Molly’s Game,” Kidman is back at TIFF with “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” and Neeson is an anonymous tipster in “Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House.” Meanwhile, the festival also announced on Tuesday that Helen Mirren and Javier Bardem will discuss their craft onstage as part of the “In Conversation With” lineup, which also includes Gael Garcia Bernal.

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Source: New York Times

Trump to Congress: Fund the Wall or I’ll Shut the Government

Today 02:28 GMT

President Trump issued an extraordinary challenge to his own party late Tuesday, threatening to shut down the government in a matter of weeks if Congress did not fund a wall on the southern border that was a signature promise of his campaign for the White House.

Mr. Trump followed up on that threat on Wednesday by going after a key Republican senator on Twitter who has been skeptical of building a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

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Source: CBS News

Haley takes U.S. "concerns" on Iran to the nuclear police

Today 02:28 GMT

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrived at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday to increase the Trump administration's understanding of Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal reached under President Obama, but also to try and ratchet up pressure on Iran after its recent ballistic missile tests.

Haley met IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, and was also to meet some of the technical experts who monitor nuclear activities, including those in Iran governed by the nuclear pact signed by the U.S., a handful of its allies, Russia and Iran.


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