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Florida fruit growers sour over NAFTA

New York - With the fifth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement underway, Florida fruit and vegetable growers are pressing for changes.

NAFTA negotiators hold new talks amid fears of collapse

Mexico - After three months of thorny negotiations, fears of a breakdown are hanging in the air as the US, Mexico and Canada begin new talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement Friday.

New accelerator looks to give female founders a Big Push

Startup accelerator The Big Push is working to empower female entrepreneurs and their innovations. By providing crucial resources and advice to early stage, female-led startups, the accelerator is giving the Canadian tech world an inclusive push forward.

Canada's Trudeau airs concern on Philippine killings

Manila - Justin Trudeau tackled Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over allegations of extrajudicial killings in Manila's deadly drug war, he said on Tuesday.

World's earliest evidence of wine-making found in Georgia

Miami - The world's earliest evidence of grape wine-making has been detected in 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia, making the tradition almost 1,000 years older than previously thought, researchers said Monday.

Holy guacamole! How NAFTA drove America's avocado boom

Washington - Love it or loathe it, America's avocado craze shows no sign of fizzling out, but fans of the Mexican staple may not realize they can thank the NAFTA trade deal for ensuring its bountiful supply.

Huge solar plant aims for brighter Brazil energy output

Pirapora - Brazil has lagged far behind in the shift to solar power, but the continent's biggest facility now being built in the south-east aims to give the country its place in the sun.The plant in Pirapora, in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais, has 1.

Russia responds to Canada sanctions with tit-for-tat measures

Moscow - Russia has reacted to Canada's imposing sanctions on 30 Russian officials linked to human rights violations by announcing "mirror-image" measures.

Canada slaps sanctions on 52 in Russia, Venezuela, S.Sudan

Ottawa - Canada imposed sanctions Friday against 52 people in three countries for human rights abuses and corruption under a new law enacted in memory of late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Canadian mine case against ex-Costa Rica president reopened

San Jos - Costa Rican prosecutors have reopened a case against former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias for authorizing a Canadian-owned company to mine gold despite environmental concerns, officials said Thursday.

Canada’s GDP contracts for the first time in almost a year

After a flat Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reading of 0.0 percent in July, Canada's GDP for August unexpectedly fell by 0.1 percent month-over-month, according to the latest report from Statistics Canada.

Santos condemns killing of indigenous leader

Ottawa - Visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday condemned the killing of an indigenous leader last week by the ELN guerrillas in violation of its ceasefire with Bogota.

Hiroshima survivor to accept Nobel Peace Prize for nuclear watchdog

Ottawa - Setsuko Thurlow was 13 years old and standing only a mile away from ground zero when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.

Latam, Canada FMs urge UN to get involved in Venezuela

Ottawa - Foreign ministers of 12 countries of the Americas called Thursday on the United Nations to help fight what they called human rights violations in Venezuela.The countries of the so-called Lima group issued the appeal after a meeting in Toronto.

Irving Oil ordered to pay Can$4 mln after Lac Megantic disaster

Ottawa - Irving Oil was ordered Thursday to pay Can$4 million (US$3.1 million) for failing to safely transport oil by rail, following a probe of a train crash that razed part of a Quebec town and killed 47 people.

The Bank of Canada holds, says it's worried about NAFTA

The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate at 1.00 percent on Wednesday, as expected. The bank added that it will take a more cautious approach to possible rate hikes going forward.

Improved economic outlook cuts Canada budget deficit

Ottawa - A surging Canadian economy has reduced the government's budget deficit this year by billions of dollars, the finance minister said Tuesday.

10th anniversary of CIX summit puts focus on AI

This year’s Canadian Innovation Exchange brought together business leaders and innovators to celebrate the unique opportunities present in Canada. Unsurprisingly, artificial intelligence was at the forefront of a lot of the conversations that took place

Florida aims to become regional alternative jet fuels hub

Florida wants to establish a biofuel supply chain based around Brassica carinata, a non-edible plant that has already been used to produce 100 percent bio-derived jet fuel.

Mugabe WHO appointment 'unacceptable': Canada PM

Ottawa - The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization is "absolutely unacceptable" and "ridiculous," Canada's premier said Saturday."When I heard of Robert Mugabe's appointment...

NAFTA talks deadlock: the main sticking points

Washington - Trade talks deadlocked Tuesday between the United States, Mexico and Canada.Officials extended negotiations into 2018, putting the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement in doubt.

Former American hostage hospitalized in Canada: media

Ottawa - American Caitlan Coleman was rushed to a hospital only days after being freed with her family from five years captivity at the hands of Taliban-linked kidnappers, local media reported.

Canada's methane emissions 25 - 50 percent higher than feared

The Canadian oil and gas industry and federal government may be underestimating Alberta's emissions of methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases.

After 2 months, deadlock pushes NAFTA talks into 2018

Washington - Canada, the United States and Mexico on Tuesday pushed into 2018 the current talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying significant disagreements remained among the three sides.

NAFTA talks prolonged into 2018 amid sharp disagreements

Washington - Canada, the United States and Mexico on Tuesday said significant disagreements remained in talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement as they extended negotiations into 2018.

Writer Margaret Atwood gets 2017 Kafka award

Prague - Canadian poet, critic and novelist Margaret Atwood received this year's international Franz Kafka literary prize at a ceremony in Prague on Tuesday, which honoured the lifetime achievements of "The Handmaid's Tale" author.

Blue skies ahead for Airbus, Bombardier CSeries partnership

Montr - Bombardier has ceded control of its new CSeries to Airbus, abandoning hope of ascending into the top echelons of passenger aircraft manufacturing alongside rivals Airbus and Boeing but securing US market access for its new jetliners.

NAFTA talks' 4th round to close as disagreements persist

Washington - A fourth round of talks to revamp a landmark North American free trade pact was due to close Tuesday, as delegates reacted to tough bargaining positions from Washington but vowed to continue the negotiations.

Taliban reject rape, murder claims of freed Canadian hostage

Kabul - The Taliban on Sunday rejected claims by freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his kidnappers had killed his child and raped his wife during the family's captivity, saying the woman had a "natural miscarriage".

Bomb kills four Pakistani troops searching for kidnappers

Islamabad - A bomb Sunday killed four Pakistani soldiers as they searched for militants linked to the kidnapping of a US-Canadian family who were freed last week.
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