NAFTA talks face new challenges amid US’s change in negotiation strategy

NAFTA talks face new challenges amid US’s change in negotiation strategy

NDO – The process of negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to insiders, are roughly two-thirds complete. However, while the tripartite negotiation objectives remained unchanged, it seems that the United States is changing its negotiating tactics, manifested through the “freezing” of Canada in the NAFTA negotiations. (21 hours ago)


World News in Brief: August 20

  Aug 20, 2018 11:51:07
World leaders have been mourning the death on August 18 of Kofi Annan, the Ghanian diplomat who was secretary-general of the United Nations (UN) from 1997 to 2006. In a statement issued immediately after Annan's death, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described him as "a guiding force for good", saying that "in many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations." 

Profile: Former UN chief, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan

  Aug 19, 2018 09:26:38
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan passed away in Switzerland at the age of 80 on Saturday, August 18. 

World News in Brief: August 19

  Aug 19, 2018 09:26:29
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on August 17 designated Samdech Techo Hun Sen as the prime minister for an upcoming new-term government after his ruling party won a sweeping victory in a recent election, according to a royal decree. 

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

  Aug 18, 2018 18:52:45
Multiple Ghanaian media sources have confirmed that Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize laureate breathed his last on Saturday (August 18) at a hospital in Switzerland after short illness. He was 80. 

Somali holds book fair to promote reading culture

  Aug 18, 2018 09:38:19
Somalia is hosting an international book fair, the fourth such event in the restive Mogadishu in more than two decades.  

Spotlight: Italy's Genoa mulls solutions to minimize bridge collapse impact

  Aug 18, 2018 09:00:22
Several days after the collapse of a major bridge that killed dozens in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, authorities were mulling two solutions to try to minimize the effects of the disaster in the short and medium term. 

Russia reaffirms commitment to Iran nuclear deal

  Aug 18, 2018 09:00:13
Moscow is determined to take all necessary measures to preserve and implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on August 17. 

World News in Brief: August 18

  Aug 18, 2018 08:39:31
China values its relations with Iran and is willing to continue to advance mutually beneficial cooperation according to the development of situation, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on August 17. 

Over 100 dead in southern India's worst flood in almost a century

  Aug 17, 2018 15:38:07
The death toll of rain-related incidents in southern Indian state of Kerala has touched more than 100, with as many as 40 deaths being reported in the past 24 hours, officials said Friday (August 17). 

A solid message from Turkey

  Aug 17, 2018 12:46:54
NDO – Turkey is in danger of falling into a financial crisis as a result of the escalating trade tensions with the United States. Washington’s decision to double tariffs on imports of Turkish steel and aluminium has caused a wobble in Ankara’s financial market, while the lira, Turkey’s domestic currency, has plunged sharply, threatening a spread of negative impacts to other financial markets.  

China Focus: Robot makers eye innovation to tackle challenges

  Aug 17, 2018 10:35:21
Softly whirring robotic arms five meters tall lifts up a car weighing nearly two tonnes and moves it around in the air, as a crowd of visitors below hold up their phones to record and take pictures. 

Problems with US can be solved easily without current mindset: Turkish FM

  Aug 17, 2018 08:37:15
Problems with the United States over a series of differences can be solved easily but not with its current mindset, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on August 16. 

World News in Brief: August 17

  Aug 17, 2018 08:37:07
A Boeing 737-800 passenger plane of China's Xiamen Airlines landed on its belly early Friday (August 17) at the Manila international airport, an airport official said. "The passengers are being evacuated now. An emergency evacuation is ongoing," the source said, adding that so far no casualties have been reported. 

UK disoriented in Brexit negotiations

  Aug 16, 2018 17:44:57
NDO – Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) have come a long way, but the closer the deadline is, the more disoriented London has become and the UK is at risk of leaving the EU without a deal being reached. This threatens to pose many implications and an ambiguous future for the “country of fog”.