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  • UPDATE 3-U.S. takes tough lines as NAFTA negotiations begin

    WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The United States drew a hard line for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, demanding major concessions aimed at slashing U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and boosting U.S. content for autos.

  • Mexico says it is too soon to bridge gulf on NAFTA views

    WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Mexico's economy minister on Wednesday said the first day of talks to rewrite a trade pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada produced no surprises and the three sides did not yield any ground on their positions.

  • U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan: military

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member was killed in eastern Afghanistan during an operation with Afghan forces against Islamic State, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.

  • Trump's Virginia remarks frustrate Republicans' tax push

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Republican leaders were set to promote their tax reform goals at a special gathering in California on Wednesday, but their plans were overshadowed by growing furor over President Donald Trump's controversial statements on Virginia protests that turned deadly.

  • U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan -military

    WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - A U.S. service member was killed in eastern Afghanistan during an operation with Afghan forces against Islamic State, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.

  • Trump's Virginia remarks frustrate U.S. Republicans' tax push

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug 16 (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Republican leaders were set to promote their tax reform goals at a special gathering in California on Wednesday, but their plans were overshadowed by growing furor over President Donald Trump's controversial statements on Virginia protests that turned deadly.

  • Twitter shutters accounts of U.S. white supremacy website

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Wednesday suspended accounts linked to the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, keeping up pressure from Silicon Valley on white supremacists after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Twitter shutters accounts of U.S. white supremacy website

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Wednesday suspended accounts linked to the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, keeping up pressure from Silicon Valley on white supremacists after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks close off highs, dollar off on Trump chaos, Fed minutes

    NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Wall Street edged higher on Wednesday but closed well off session highs and the dollar fell on the latest turmoil in Washington and U.S. Federal Reserve meeting minutes that showed worries about low inflation.

  • With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

    BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle East.

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