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Trump takes step toward NAFTA renegotiation

Under Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which Congress approved in June 2015 and which covers trade agreements reached before July 1, 2018, the administration is required to give lawmakers 90-days' notice prior to entering talks on a trade deal that would require changes in US law needed to comply with the agreement.


France welcomes SDF advance against ISIS in Syria's Raqqa

France welcomes SDF advance against ISIS in Syria's Raqqa

Since a Turkish airstrike on YPG forces in late April, U.S. troops reportedly are patrolling with YPG forces to preclude another strike by the Turks. Burhanettin Duran, head of the pro-government SETA think tank, described the meeting with Erdogan as a "golden opportunity" for Trump to "fix his predecessor's mistakes".


Bangladesh arrests 27 men on suspicion of being gay

Bangladesh arrests 27 men on suspicion of being gay

Bangladeshi police arrested 27 young men early Friday in a rare crackdown on homosexuality in the conservative Muslim-majority country, where gay sex is a crime. Gays and lesbians in Bangladesh frequently suffer discrimination and other rights abuses and many are forced to hide their sexual identity and live double lives for fear of reprisals.


1 dead, 12 injured after vehicle plows into pedestrians in Times Square

1 dead, 12 injured after vehicle plows into pedestrians in Times Square

Times Square, New York: A auto rammed pedestrians around noon. The auto came to rest with its two right wheels in the air. The carnage raised immediate fears of terrorism, fuddled by recent attacks in England, France and Germany in which vehicles ploughed through crowds of pedestrians.



6 things to take away from the Conservative manifesto announcement

European Union officials, by contrast, say they won't debate commerce until differences over the bill, the Irish border and citizens' rights are resolved. "The negotiations will undoubtedly be tough, and there will be give and take on both sides, but we continue to believe that no deal is better than a bad deal for the United Kingdom", the manifesto reads.