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Canada: Sixth round of NAFTA talks ended with a 'progress'

Montreal, Jan 30 (IBNS): The sixth round of North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  ended in Montreal on Monday with a little 'progress', media reports said.

At Davos forum, UN agency launches report spotlighting benefits of investing in better migration data

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): Investing in value-based migration data that squarely focuses on impact can benefit the world to the tune of $35 billion dollars, according to a new report launched Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, by the United Nations migration agency.

Congress passes bill, US shutdown ends

Washington, Jan 23 (IBNS):  Republicans and Democrats voted for a temporary funding bill that has ended the partial shutdown of the US government, reports said.

Is US pull out of NAFTA matter of time? Canada prepares with plan B

Ottawa, Jan 22 (IBNS): The pull out of the US from the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is just a matter of time as Canada is preparing itself for a second plan, CTV News said.

Senate fails to agree on new budget, US approaching federal shutdown

Washington, Jan 20 (IBNS): The United States of America is approaching a federal shutdown, owing to disagreements between the Republicans and Democrats.

Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted: US

Washington, Jan 19 (IBNS): The US government once again clarified its stand on 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and said he should be prosecuted.

US funding cuts for UN Palestine refugee agency put vital education, health programmes at risk

New York, Jan 18 (JEN): The decision by the United States to withhold more than half its annual funding commitment to the United Nations relief agency providing aid for Palestine refugees threatens “one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavours in the Middle-East,” the head of the body said Wednesday, warning that the rights and dignity of an entire community are at stake.

As 'shithole' remark snowballs, Trump says 'I'm not racist'

Washington, Jan 15 (IBNS): In a first, Donald Trump has publicly told reporters that he's the least racist person they are likely to have interviewed.

Can't serve under President Trump : US Ambassador to Panama quits

Washington, Jan 13 (IBNS): In another setback for the White House, US Ambassador to Panama, John Feeley, has quit his job stating he's no longer able to serve under Donald Trump.

US to pull out of NAFTA? Canada believes so

Ottawa/Washington, Jan 11 (IBNS): Canada seems to believe that the United States will pull itself out of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the end of January, according to Financial Post.

Donald Trump's nuclear button tweet to keep North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on toes: Nikki Haley

Washington, Jan 8 (IBNS): US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has reacted to Donald Trump's "nuclear button" tweet and said the US President's comment warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un about America's nuclear capabilities and kept him  "on his toes", media reports said.

Pakistan has destroyed Haqqani network sanctuary completely: Minister

Islamabad, Jan 6 (IBNS): Pakistan has claimed it has completely destroyed the sanctuary of the Haqqani network that were present in the country.

Pakistan 'rejects' US move to place it in Special Watch List for 'severe violations of religious freedom'

Islamabad, Jan 6 (IBNS): Protesting against the US move to place it on a “Special Watch List” for “severe violations of religious freedom", Pakistan has said it is firmly committed to the promotion and protection of human rights.

US adds 148,000 jobs in December

Washington, Jan 5 (IBNS): The US  economy has added 148,000 jobs in December, official data released on Friday highlighted.

Pakistan should end dependence on US aid: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Jan 3 (IBNS): Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi should take up a strategy that will stop the Islamic country’s dependence on US aid.