U.S. Says Canada Not Making Needed NAFTA Concessions

first_img U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer charges Canada is not making needed concessions to strike a deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement. As the U.S. ideal deadline will pass this weekend, the U.S. is gearing up to move forward with a Mexico-only agreement. Lighthizer said there was “some distance” between the two sides on issues such as access to Canada’s dairy market and on how best to settle trade disputes. Lighthizer says the U.S. believes the concessions are “essential” to reaching an agreement. President Trump has demanded changes in NAFTA, including making dairy a top priority, asking for more market access to Canada, and an end to the Class 7 product dumping on the global market. The Trump administration says the text of a deal is needed by Saturday to allow the Mexican government to sign it before leaving office on November 30th. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Sep 26, 2018 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Says Canada Not Making Needed NAFTA Concessions U.S. Says Canada Not Making Needed NAFTA Concessionscenter_img Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous article“Red” to Return to the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology ExpoNext articleU.S., Japan, Agree to Negotiate Trade Agreement Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Al-Jazeera sentenced to heavy fine for “defamation”

first_img News January 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Jazeera sentenced to heavy fine for “defamation” Reporters Without Borders today condemned a 20,000-Dinar (50,000 Euros) fine imposed by a court in Kuwait City yesterday on Qatar-based satellite TV, al-Jazeera, over a programme judged to have defamed Kuwait.The case related to an exchange of insults between an Egyptian political analyst and a Kuwaiti journalist on a February 2002 political programme – al-Ittijah al-Mouakiss (anti-clockwise).Trouble flared when host Faisal al-Qassem asked his guests to comment on a possible US invasion of Iraq and the Egyptian commentator accused Kuwait of “stealing Iraq’s oil”. A complaint was laid by four Kuwaiti lawyers who claimed the channel had “damaged Kuwaiti national sentiment” and “distorted the history of the country”. One of the four plaintiffs, Mohammed Taleb, told Agence France-Presse that he had complained against al-Jazeera after the broadcast of the programme because “Kuwait was accused of being to blame for the Iraqi invasion” of the emirate in 1990.Al-Qassem told Reporters Without Borders that al-Jazeera was not responsible for what had happened and “does not always share the opinion of its contributors”. The journalist also said it was impossible to control the excesses of its guests on live debates.Al-Jazeera has said it will appeal. Lawyer for the channel, Machaal al-Namach, also told Reporters Without Borders that the four lawyers had decided to appeal, because they considered the damages too low. “As soon as al-Jazeera is involved, courts in the Arab world seem ready to condemn the channel without taking account of the facts,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation. “It is incomprehensible that the channel should be punished for remarks made by guests, who the presenter had in fact tried to calm down”.“The amount seems to us disproportionate and the accusations unfounded,” the organisation added.At a 2003 hearing, al-Jazeera had been acquitted of paying provisional damages of 5,000 dinars (12,460 Euros) to the plaintiffs.The channel’s studios in Kuwait have twice been shut down, in 1999 and then between 2002 and 2005 following a report on US-Kuwaiti military exercises KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts February 23, 2015 Find out more New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists Organisation Follow the news on Kuwait RSF_en Newscenter_img January 21, 2016 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News Popular blogger charged with blasphemy to go further KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term September 5, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more

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