North American trade deal kicks off amid threat of disputes

A modernized U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact took effect on Wednesday, ensuring continuity for manufacturers and agriculture, but the threat of disputes is exposing cracks in what was meant to be a stronger North American fortress of competitiveness. As the deal kicks in, the Trump administration is threatening Canada with new aluminum tariffs, and a prominent Mexican… Read More North American trade deal kicks off amid threat of disputes

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune issues pardon to protest movement activists

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday issued his first pardon for members of the protest movement that toppled veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika last year, the presidency said. Elected last December, Tebboune has already urged protesters to opt for dialogue and promised appeasement measures to ensure stability in the OPEC member and gas-exporting country. He has… Read More Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune issues pardon to protest movement activists

Russians vote in favour of changes that allow President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036

Russians appeared to have paved the way for Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for a package of constitutional changes which will also boost pensions, partial results of a nationwide vote showed on Wednesday. Results, after almost a third of ballots had been counted, indicated that the former KGB officer… Read More Russians vote in favour of changes that allow President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036

Uber issues indefinite extension of mask requirement for drivers and riders

Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday extended indefinitely a requirement for drivers and riders on its platform to wear a face covering or mask and launched a new campaign video to educate users about the policy. The company began requiring masks on May 18 and on Wednesday extended the policy, which was originally slated to run… Read More Uber issues indefinite extension of mask requirement for drivers and riders

U.S. judge strikes down strict asylum rule of President Donald Trump

A U.S. federal judge late Tuesday struck down President Donald Trump’s hardline rule that curtailed asylum applications by migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a legal setback that follows a recent Supreme Court defeat over another immigration policy. The administration failed to adhere to proper regulatory guidelines when it issued a fast-track rule requiring migrants who… Read More U.S. judge strikes down strict asylum rule of President Donald Trump

Nollywood sweetheart, Linda Osifo releases new pictures ahead of her birthday

Award-winning Nollywood actress, Linda Osifo, who was recently nominated for the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) Awards, releases stunning new pictures ahead of her birthday on July 27, 2020. The gorgeous Edo native, apart from being an award-winning actress, is also a model and a philanthropist. Her philanthropic LAO Foundation (an acronym for Love… Read More Nollywood sweetheart, Linda Osifo releases new pictures ahead of her birthday

Hong Kong police arrest hundreds protesting against controversial security law

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday as protesters took to the streets in defiance of sweeping security legislation introduced by China to snuff out dissent. Beijing unveiled the details of the much-anticipated law late on Tuesday after weeks of uncertainty, pushing China’s freest city… Read More Hong Kong police arrest hundreds protesting against controversial security law