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Landmark EU, Canada trade deal enters into force

Main points of the CETA free trade deal between the European Union and Canada, which goes into effect on a provisional basis today.

BRUSSELS — A landmark free trade deal linking EU and Canada went into effect on Thursday despite lingering opposition from activists worried about the pact’s consequences on the environment and health. The EU is hailing the deal as one of its most ambitious ever that will set a new standard …

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Move over Disney, Mexico plans Mayan theme park

Tourists visit Tulum National Park in Mexico’s Quintana Roo state, part of the so-called Riviera Maya, a stretch of pristine beaches on the country’s southeastern coast.

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced plans on Monday for an US$840 million Mayan theme park on the Caribbean coast to rival the major theme parks in the United States. The park, dubbed Amikoo — or “friend” in the Mayan language — will have rides and characters …

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Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

This satellite image obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Hurricane Maria at 1215 UTC on September 18, 2017.

POINTE-À-PITRE — Hurricane Maria strengthened into a “potentially catastrophic” Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain. The maximum-strength storm packed winds of 257 kilometres per hour as it bore down on the Caribbean …

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North Korea fires missile over Japan

South Korea’s K-55 self-propelled howitzers are seen at a military training field in the border city of Paju on Friday. North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

SEOUL — North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its nuclear programmes. The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations Security Council imposed …

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