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Trump says "no political necessity" to keep Canada in new NAFTA deal

In recent days, Trump has used the two countries' cooperation as leverage against Canada, threatening to exclude the new mortal enemy of the U.S from the deal altogether if it doesn't agree to the new framework - which includes conditions on auto manufacturing that the US had sought in negotiations.

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  • McCain motorcade departs U.S. Capitol en route to cathedral
McCain motorcade departs U.S. Capitol en route to cathedral

Former President Barack Obama noted during his eulogy: "So much of our politics can seem small and mean and petty". And he only marked McCain's passing on August 25 with traditional presidential actions after he came under fire from the American Legion.

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  • John McCain Memorialized As Hero, Fighter, Imperfect Friend
John McCain Memorialized As Hero, Fighter, Imperfect Friend

A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. "Above all, we understood the same thing, all politics is personal", Biden said of his similarities with McCain. "We love him", Mr Francis Nguyen, 60, told The Straits Times. McCain died last Saturday of brain cancer at 81 . A Vietnamese group from Orange C...

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  • Trump Refuses To Make A Deal With Canada
Trump Refuses To Make A Deal With Canada

Now ... as for the other underlying issue here (the relationship between journalists and their sources), this would appear to be yet another object lesson for those in the limelight that they are never truly "off-the-record". They will find it has huge benefits for our workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses, ' Ambassador Lighthizer said . -C...

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  • Nearly 3000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Maria, say university researchers
Nearly 3000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Maria, say university researchers

The Rossello administration stopped updating its official death toll of 64 months ago and ordered the independent investigation amid reports that the number was substantially undercounted. A study in May from a Harvard University-led research team estimated 4,645 lives were lost from Maria on Puerto Rico, and a Pennsylvania State University study p...

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  • Gillum calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to reveal he's not being investigated
Gillum calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to reveal he's not being investigated

The backlash against DeSantis nearly overshadowed that Trump also took shots at Gillum. However, DeSantis said the remark was not racist and sought to clear up the misunderstanding. "To characterise it as anything else is absurd", Mr Lawson said in a statement . In favorability ratings, 45 percent of those surveyed said they have a fav...

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  • Mourners gather for Arizona church service for McCain
Mourners gather for Arizona church service for McCain

McCain's body will be flown afterward to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. McCain suffered from a rare form of brain cancer and had announced through a statement two days prior that he wouldn't be continuing treatment for the disease.

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  • President Trump: We Aren't Restarting Military Exercises With South Korea
President Trump: We Aren't Restarting Military Exercises With South Korea

Trump said China was to blame for the aborted trip, alleging that Beijing was preventing denuclearisation by not acting, reported the South China Morning Post . China, North Korea's traditional ally and main trading partner, joined the USA in adopting tough global sanctions against Pyongyang in 2017, which the Chinese government says it is still...

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  • Illusory to think Syrian refugees can return now, France says
Illusory to think Syrian refugees can return now, France says

United States officials reportedly haven't confirmed the information provided by Bloomberg yet. Assad's army, with Russian air support, has been mustering troops and tanks around Idlib , the last stronghold of Syrian opposition groups now dominated by jihadists.

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  • Iran, Syria Sign Military Cooperation Deal
Iran, Syria Sign Military Cooperation Deal

This two-day visit by a large military delegation follows highly publicized meetings that US National Security Adviser John Bolton held both in Israel and with his Russian counterpart last week on the issue of removing Iranian forces and its proxies from Syria as soon as possible.

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  • Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary
Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary

Gillum takes 27 percent of votes already cast while 23 percent of these voters back Levine. DeSantis entered the race a month after Trump's December tweeted that he would make "a GREAT governor". Gillum, 39, was a favorite among Democrats who call themselves progressives and earned the endorsement of former Vermont Sen. DeSantis had trailed ...

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  • Trump hosts evangelical leaders at the White House
Trump hosts evangelical leaders at the White House

The US on the other hand ended with the signing of a KSh 23.9 billion investment deals. The Head of State added: "And we are looking at how we can partner with countries across the globe in partnerships that are not patronizing but those that are anchored on a win-win position".

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  • Trump Family's Biggest Legal Threat From SDNY Prosecutors, Not Mueller, Reports Say
Trump Family's Biggest Legal Threat From SDNY Prosecutors, Not Mueller, Reports Say

In a statement Saturday, a CNN spokeswoman said, "We stand by our story, and are confident in our reporting of it". But he had not confessed that he was actually a source until his admission to Buzzfeed . Davis told BuzzFeed News Monday night he regretted being the anonymous source as well as his subsequent denial. Trump has denied knowledge a...

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  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is denied an extension to her Iran bail
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is denied an extension to her Iran bail

Ratcliffe is hoping that her release may be extended. Earlier on Sunday, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe went to see the deputy prosecutor with her lawyer and was told she would not need to return to Evin prison immediately. "We do not think it is in the best interests of any of our dual national detainees to provide a running commentary on individual case...

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  • Sheriff: Madden shooting suspect brought 2 guns to event and targeted gamers
Sheriff: Madden shooting suspect brought 2 guns to event and targeted gamers

Another high profile gamer, @ProblemWright, one of the top names in Madden competitions according to its maker, Electronic Arts Inc, said he was crying and "in so much pain". Katz used a single handgun to carry out the shooting and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said. The guns were purchased legally in Maryland.

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  • Theresa May dancing in the dark on Brexit
Theresa May dancing in the dark on Brexit

Britain supports South Africa's land reform programme - provided it is carried out legally, according to prime minister Theresa May , who is now in the country as part of a one-day working visit. Mrs May's visit to Nairobi will mark the first by a British prime minister to Kenya since Margaret Thatcher in 1988. The shadow worldwide development...

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  • Cancellation of US-N. Korean meeting shows China spillover
Cancellation of US-N. Korean meeting shows China spillover

Beijing hit back at Trump's "capricious" accusations in a statement posted on the foreign ministry website on Saturday. Officials also declined to say how the letter was transmitted, but North Korea has been increasingly communicating through its United Nations mission, known as the " New York Channel ".

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  • White House flags back up after McCain death
White House flags back up after McCain death

Usually, flags are lowered by Presidential proclamation, as Barack Obama ordered for three senators during his tenure as president - as well as for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink writes a note in a book of condolences for the late U.S. Senator John McCain in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Aug.

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  • Pompeo Seeks 'Decisive Action' Against Terrorists In Pakistan
Pompeo Seeks 'Decisive Action' Against Terrorists In Pakistan

A meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed input from MPAs from the four provinces and decided that the PTI would contest the election on Sept 4 with full zeal. "The secretary had a good call with the new prime minister and we look forward to having a good relationship with them in the future", she told reporters on Thursday.

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  • YouTube star 'McSkillet' killed in head-on auto crash
YouTube star 'McSkillet' killed in head-on auto crash

Aileen Pizarro , 43 and her 12-year-old daughter, Aryana, were killed when Mr Heitmann's $350,000 McLaren sports vehicle collided with their Hyundai SUV, according to the BBC. Officer Jake Sanchez , a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, said he believes that Trevor's auto smashed through a gate at an elementary school earlier on the sam...

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  • Brexit vote could 'in theory' be reversed — European Union minister
Brexit vote could 'in theory' be reversed — European Union minister

After more than 40 years in the EU, Britain is having to set out its plans for every aspect of life. Companies trading with Europe would face new paperwork to cover customs and safety declarations. Britain's minister in charge of negotiating Brexit, Dominic Raab , said he remained confident the two sides would reach a deal, but said that he was ...

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  • Centre’s decision to refuse flood aid from other countries unfortunate: Kerala minister
Centre’s decision to refuse flood aid from other countries unfortunate: Kerala minister

Jogging his memory, Shivshankar Menon, former national security adviser, said: "The 2004 decision was to not accept foreign participation in relief but accept it for long-term rehabilitation, case-by-case". Over the past 14 years, India had declined financial assistance from countries like the USA, Japan and Russian Federation during the Kashmir ...

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  • Korean Families Reunited for First Time Since Korean War
Korean Families Reunited for First Time Since Korean War

But the reunions are often also tinged with frustration, with many North Koreans determined to publicly demonstrate their allegiance to the regime, out of genuine loyalty or just fear. "It's an old, shabby photo so I brought a copied version", she said with tears in her eyes. "For me, there isn't much time left". More than 130,000 Southerners...

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  • Thousands without food, water in Kerala; toll hits 370
Thousands without food, water in Kerala; toll hits 370

Uday Shankar, President 21st Century Fox - Asia, and Chairman and CEO - Star India, said, "Our hearts go out to those affected by this tremendous natural disaster". Rainfall in the state during the June-September monsoon season has been more than 40 percent higher than normal, with torrential rains since August 8 forcing authorities to release wat...

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  • Russian President Putin Steals The Show At Austrian Minister's Wedding
Russian President Putin Steals The Show At Austrian Minister's Wedding

He said Putin's attendance would be great publicity for the country: "A better advertisement for Austria, its wonderful nature, dreamlike landscape and real life hospitality can not exist!" He also pointed out that the media had paid a lot of attention to Putin's private visit to Austria, where he attended the weeding of the country's Foreign M...

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