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    • 16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

      16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

      A coalition of sixteen US states filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare a national emergency in order to use emergency funds to spend billions of dollars on his border wall with Mexico. First announced by Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra, the suit alleges that the president's order violates the Constitution as it is contrary to the Presentment Clause that outlines legislative procedures and the Appropriations Clause, which defines Congress as the final arbiter of public funds.

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    • Death toll in Mexican pipeline fire rises to 109

      Death toll in Mexican pipeline fire rises to 109

      The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico has risen to 109 after 10 more injured people died at hospitals this week. According to Mexico's Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer the latest victims were severely burned and died between Wednesday and early Friday, despite all the medical efforts. Other 40 injured victims are still treated in hospitals with a very little chance to survive, too.

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    • Mexico to build an $8bn refinery

      Mexico to build an $8bn refinery

      Mexico will start awarding the construction of its seventh refinery as soon as March 2019, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced at an event at the Dos Bocas port, in the Gulf of Mexico. Revealing his plans for the country’s refining system Lopez Obrador also said Mexico will invest $8bn in the new processing facility at Dos Bocas, which will have crude processing capacity of 340,000 daily barrels, making it Mexico’s biggest refinery.

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    • Canada rejoins NAFTA talks

      Canada rejoins NAFTA talks

      US and Canada began a last-minute sprint to complete a North American Free Trade Agreement revamp as it has to be worked out by Friday. After being sidelined in the discussions for three months, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland arrived in Washington to meet with US counterparts, following US President Trump's announcement that the US and Mexico had reach a preliminary trade deal and are now ready to jettison Canada from the trilateral trade pact if the country did not get on board quickly and start “negotiating fairly.”

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    • US and Mexico reach a preliminary trade deal

      US and Mexico reach a preliminary trade deal

      President Trump announced on Monday that the United States and Mexico had reached an agreement to revise key portions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and would finalise it within days. The accord is expected to last for 16 years, and be reviewed every six years.

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