Indonesians search for bodies of quake victims facing deadline

Rescue workers in Indonesia stepped up their search on Wednesday for victims of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, hoping to find as many bodies as they can before the deadline for their work to halt. The national disaster mitigation agency has called off the search starting on Thursday citing concern about the spread of disease.…

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Canadian Dollar Rises to Four-Month High Before Nafta Deadline

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Canadian Negotiators Locked in Nafta Talks With U.S. as Deadline Looms

The Canadian government has entered intensive weekend trade talks with the Trump administration in hopes of reaching an agreement on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement before a U.S.-imposed Sunday deadline. In a sign that Canada is pulling out all the stops, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland—her country’s lead Nafta negotiator—postponed a planned Saturday noon-hour speech at the United…

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Nafta Isn’t Dead Yet, Despite Missed Deadline

WASHINGTON—President Trump has concluded that trade talks with Canada have reached an impasse, giving up on the self-imposed Sept. 30 deadline for completing a full rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement. As a result, the administration plans to publish as soon as Friday the draft of a Mexico-only deal that would replace the quarter-century-old trilateral…

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The Trump deadline effect

One of the under-reported ways Donald Trump has changed Washington: Deadlines suddenly matter. We saw it last week when Trump hit allies — the European Union, Mexico and Canada — with steep steel and aluminum tariffs. Why it matters: Trump had announced these tariffs back in March, but exempted some key trading partners. Trade lawyers…

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Mexico Doesn’t See Nafta Talks Wrapping Up Before Deadline

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s chief trade negotiator said Tuesday that he doesn’t expect talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement to be wrapped up by Thursday, increasing the likelihood that a new Nafta won’t be voted on by the current U.S. Congress. “The possibility of having the entire negotiation done by Thursday isn’t easy, we don’t…

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Lula Hunkers Down in Union Office After Arrest Deadline Passes

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hunkered down at his former union headquarters in the working class suburbs of Sao Paulo to discuss strategy, as a court-ordered deadline to turn himself in to police expired. A final emergency appeal to delay or reverse the arrest warrant was rejected on Friday afternoon, ahead of…

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