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Chrystia Freeland, Canada's FM, calls NAFTA talks 'constructive' but still no deal

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's FM, calls NAFTA talks 'constructive' but still no deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland went out of her way to praise her counterpart, US trade czar Robert Lighthizer , saying he was acting with "good faith" and "good will". A lot is riding on a new NAFTA deal. The text of the new trade deal still remains largely under wraps. There are however a number of contentious issues in the U.S.


JUST IN: South Africa's economy slips into first recession since 2009

JUST IN: South Africa's economy slips into first recession since 2009

Shortly after the economic data release at 11:30, the rand piled on losses against the dollar, falling to a daily low of R15.23/$, down 2.4% on the day. The weakened currency saw South African stocks decline on Tuesday. Steinhoff bucked the negative trend, rising 5.73 percent after former chief executive Markus Jooste's appearance at a parliamentary inquiry, claiming no knowledge of any accounting irregularities at the time of his departure in December.


Billionaire Founder of JD.com Arrested in Sexual Misconduct Case

Billionaire Founder of JD.com Arrested in Sexual Misconduct Case

The report doesn't provide details of the alleged incident. In a statement Sunday, JD.com said Liu was falsely accused while in the US on a business trip, and that police investigators found no misconduct. Chuck Laszewski, a spokesman for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, said prosecutors are awaiting the case file before making any decision about potential charges.



Friends prank McDonalds with poster kept up for 51 days

If you didn't know better you'd think the two smiling guys in the poster on the wall with the other posters of people enjoying McDonald's at the McDonald's in Pearland south of Houston was part of the restaurant's marketing and promotion campaign.


Oil prices drop as storm threat eases on US Gulf coast

Oil prices drop as storm threat eases on US Gulf coast

Thanks to this ever escalating trade war, China's manufacturing growth was at its slowest in more than one year this August. The Iranian currency hit a new low against the U.S. Mirroring a step by China , where buyers are shifting almost all their Iranian oil imports to vessels owned by National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC), this means that Asia's two biggest oil importers are making plans to continue Iran purchases despite pressure by Washington to cut orders.


Ayanna Pressley Defeats Longtime Representative Mike Capuano in MA Democratic Primary Upset

Ayanna Pressley Defeats Longtime Representative Mike Capuano in MA Democratic Primary Upset

Mike Capuano in Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District. There is no Republican challenger in the November general election. Her victory marks the latest win for the progressive wing of the Democratic Party this election cycle, and the latest win for a minority and female candidate over an incumbent or establishment favorite, following Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shocking win over Rep.