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US, China working to delay Dec 15 tariffs: report

Washington - US and Chinese officials are working on a deal to postpone a round of tariffs set to hit Chinese imports in five days, according to a media report on Tuesday.

Sudan generals, protesters reach agreement on new ruling body: mediators

Khartoum - Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body Friday, mediators said, in breakthrough talks aimed at ending the country's months-long political crisis.

Nigeria says will sign landmark Africa free trade pact

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will sign a landmark deal to scrap trade tariffs among African countries at an upcoming summit of the continent's leaders, his office said.

Trump says US, China trade talks to be 'successful'

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday held out hope the current trade talks with China will be a success, and said an announcement on the status was due "shortly.

Trudeau sets out to sell Canadians on trade pact

Ottawa - Canada's Justin Trudeau Monday hailed a new continental trade pact with the United States and Mexico as "profoundly beneficial" for Canadians -- but the prime minister must now sell the deal to skeptical dairy farmers, unions and voters.

Trudeau sets out to sell Canadians on trade pact

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the new continental trade agreement with the United States and Mexico "a good day for Canada," but must now sell it to dairy farmers, unions and voters.

Europe, Japan sign massive free trade deal

Apo - The EU and Japan signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday that officials called a "clear message" against protectionism, as Washington imposes controversial tariffs and threatens a trade war.

Trump family makes money off Getty images used in the news

As it becomes more crucial than ever that the news media take every step to safeguard their reputation and independence, the Getty Images photo agency has failed the industry on both fronts.

Deal breaker: Could AI compromise better than humans?

Can artificial intelligence work in a more harmonious way than people, given that the act of compromise is just as important within businesses as competition is between businesses?

Climate: The Paris Agreement at a glance

Paris - The 2015 Paris Agreement, from which Donald Trump is considering withdrawing the United States, was the first pact to commit all nations to limiting global warming caused by emissions from burning coal, oil and gas.

Mogherini says EU to stand by Iran nuclear accord

Brussels - EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini on Monday insisted the bloc will stand by the Iran nuclear accord, bluntly condemned by US President-elect Donald Trump, because it serves Europe's security needs.

Historic climate pact enters into force

Paris - A worldwide pact to battle global warming entered into force Friday, just a week before nations reassemble to discuss how to make good on their promises to cut planet-warming greenhouse gases.

Climate pact: After years of talk, focus shifts to action

Paris - Eight months after 195 nations concluded a hard-fought climate rescue pact, pressure is mounting to put its carbon-cutting promises into action as world leaders gather at G20 and UN meetings this month.

U.S. considers stronger reaction to Iran missile test

Washington - U.S. policymakers are trying to figure out how to penalize Iran for violating its commitments on missiles while preventing the international nuclear oversight deal from disintegrating.

Tears, cheers and selfies as climate pact sealed in Paris

Le Bourget - They erupted into cheers, broke into tears, took selfies and quoted great figures of history after the gavel came down in Paris on Saturday, launching the quest to save mankind from global warming.

Climate pact: Battle lines redrawn in the blueprint

Le Bourget - Diplomats crafting the blueprint for a worldwide climate rescue deal have tendered their 48-page offering at the half-way point of UN talks, concluding a bitter four-year haggle that seemed often to teeter on the brink of collapse.

Nokia is intending to return to smartphones in 2016 after all

After first hearing that Nokia will be resuming smartphone production again and then the subsequent denial of any such intent, the company's chief executive has now said that Nokia is indeed looking to get back into smartphones again in 2016.

Peace deal no solution to Russia-Ukraine conflict: analysts

Moscow - The Ukraine ceasefire deal agreed Thursday appears little more than a sticking plaster that will allow Kiev and Ukraine rebels to wind down the fighting but leaves thorny questions on resolving the conflict unanswered, analysts said.

Key points of new Ukraine peace plan

Minsk - Kiev and pro-Russian rebels agreed a peace roadmap Thursday after marathon negotiations in Minsk involving the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine.

Hamas, Fatah agree on return of unity government in Gaza

Cairo - Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah said they reached an agreement on Thursday for the return of their unity government in Gaza ahead of crucial negotiations with Israel next month.

London to help France pay for Calais migrants

Calais - Britain has bowed to French pressure to help foot the bill for migrants flooding into the northern port of Calais in a bid to reach Britain, Paris said on Saturday.

Netflix is going to pay AT&T to make movies stream faster

Netflix and AT&T reached an agreement that will provide streaming content directly to customers, in hopes that buffering on popular shows will be reduced.

Ombudsman: When will action be taken over No Win, No Fee deals?

The Legal Ombudsman in the UK has asked regulators when action will be taken over consumer complaints regarding 'No Win, No Fee' conditional agreements with lawyers.

U.S. Senate bi-partisan deal prepares for vote to end shutdown

Washington - CNN reports that at noon today, a Senate deal is now ready for a formal announcement, hopefully avoiding a government shutdown tomorrow. A Republican Senate aide reported this to CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

Interview: MP Don Davies discusses the Canada-China pact FIPPA Special

Vancouver - MP Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) discusses implications of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA or FIPA), encourages transparency and consultation with Canadians and First Nations before it’s ratified.

India and Russia sign defense deals worth billions

Russia and India signed defense deals worth more than $4 billion during comprehensive talks regarding the two countries’ bilateral relations held between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Canada signs free trade agreements with Honduras and Colombia

San Pedro Sula - Following his tour of Latin America earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has signed free trade agreements with both Honduras and Colombia.

17 Teens Make A Pact To Get Pregnant

Suddenly there were as a 400 per cent increase in teen pregnancies at a Massachusetts high school. An investigation found that the students made a pact to get pregnant at the same time.

Beatles sign $400-million agreement with iTunes

The Beatles have finally signed an agreement with Apple’s iTunes service to distribute the entire Beatles catalog of music. The long-awaited deal is worth a whopping $400 million.

Congress, White House Near Agreement on Troop Funding Bill

It appears the Democratic controlled Congress will be the first to 'blink' on the issue of funding for U.S. operations in Iraq.
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