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White House: Trump says US will not withdraw from NAFTA

White House: Trump says US will not withdraw from NAFTA

Both conversations were " pleasant and productive ", the statement said. The development came after POLITICO reported that White House aides were drafting an executive order on withdrawing from the pact, prompting an uproar from Republicans in Congress anxious about disrupting business ties that now support 14 million American jobs.


Threat of U.S. govt shutdown ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding

Threat of U.S. govt shutdown ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding

Building the wall, paid for by Mexico, was a key campaign promise. Trump had requested that Congress provide USA funds to begin the wall, but he signaled Monday that he would not insist on it, saying he might be willing to wait until September for the funding.



China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

The ship will also undergo at least a year's worth of tests before it can be deployed by the Chinese navy. Little is known about China's aircraft carrier program, which is a state secret. Development of the new carrier began in 2013 and moved into high-gear in 2015. While the Liaoning has older Type 346 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars (also found on the Type 052C destroyer), CV-17 will have newer Type 346A radars to control its J-15 fighters and detect enemy aircraft ...


Australia has 'problem' with alcohol

Australia has 'problem' with alcohol

WA drinkers also reported the most experience of alcohol-related violence - 42 per cent compared with the national average of 35 per cent. It also said that more than a third reported being affected by alcohol-related violence, with nearly a half indicating that it took place in the past 12 months.



Marshawn Lynch to Raiders

Adding Lynch means the Raiders don't need to look in this year's draft for a power back to replace Latavius Murray , who departed in free agency. " Oakland would like to pay him one-third that, while Lynch is balking at taking less than half, league sources said", he said in his report.


US says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

US says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

US officials have expressed mounting concern over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies. The officials weren't authorized to speak publicly about plans for the closed-door briefings and requested anonymity. John McCain, R-Ariz., said. "Both exercises demonstrate a shared commitment to security and stability in Northeast Asia", the U.S.