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Trump Mulls Scrapping Korea Trade Deal

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering canceling the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement. This, as North Korea has apparently detonated a sixth nuclear weapon, and the United States is attempting to galvanize the world to impose stricte...Read More

NAFTA Renegotiation: Separating Fact From Fiction

While most of this summer’s news from Capitol Hill has centered around health care, North Korea, and the investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russia ties, the White House has been quietly moving forward on one of its signature promises t...Read More

Export Decline Hits Midwestern Communities

In July 2017, President Trump announced Made in America week to showcase US-produced goods from all 50 states. In fact, advocating for US-produced goods has been one of the most consistent positions of President Trump’s campaign and adminis...Read More

Don’t Trade Away Progress with Mexico

Despite a potential clash between Mexico and the United States on a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and tougher immigration enforcement, US and Mexican officials continue to cooperate well on a wide range of issues. At the w...Read More

Commerce Initiates Investigations of Imports of Ripe Olives from Spain

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether imports of ripe olives from Spain are being dumped in the United States, and whethe...Read More

Myanmar: UN expert speaks out against violence in Rakhine state

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee [official profile] on Thursday expressed grave concern [press release] for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as the “cycle of violence” against them worsens. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled to Banglad...Read More

Kenya Supreme Court invalidates recent presidential election results

[JURIST] Kenya’s Supreme Court [Official website] ruled 4-2 Friday to invalidate [materials] the recent presidential election. President Uhuru Kenyatta was reelected after winning 54 percent of the votes in the recent election, which was he...Read More

Officials Announce Expanded Access for US Rice Exports to Colombia

US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have announced an agreement with the government of Colombia to allow for expanded market access for US exports of paddy rice. A previous agree...Read More

UN rights experts express concern over blocked websites in Egypt

[JURIST] Two human rights experts with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] issued a statement [press release] Wednesday detailing their concern over websites, including many news sites, that ha...Read More

UN rights chief: forces fighting Islamic State must protect Syria civilians

[JURIST] Forces fighting Islamic State (IS) [Al Jazeera backgrounder] insurgents to regain lost territory in Syria must not sacrifice lives of civilians still trapped in the areas, UN High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein [official profil...Read More

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf declared a fugitive

[JURIST] A Pakistan anti-terrorism court declared former president and army general Pervez Musharraf [Britannica profile] a fugitive from the law [Reuters report] on Thursday concerning the assassination of former prime minister, and first ...Read More

UN rights chief: Trump attacking freedom of press

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein [official profile] said Wednesday that US President Donald Trump’s constant criticism of journalists constitutes an attack on the freedom of the press. “It’s really quite ...Read More