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EU tariffs on US goods come into force

EU tariffs on US goods come into force

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The European Union (EU) has introduced retaliatory tariffs on US goods as a top official launched a fresh attack on President Donald Trump's trade policy. The duties on €2.8bn (£2.4bn) worth of US goods came into force on Friday. Tariffs have been imposed on products such as bourbon whiskey, motorcycles and orange juice.European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said duties imposed by the US on the EU go against "all logic and history".Addressing the Irish parliament in Dublin, he added that "we will do what we have to do to rebalance and safeguard" the EU.How did this start?The Trump administration announced in March that it would introduce tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on alum...
New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

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New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern has become the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a baby while in office. The 37-year-old gave birth to a baby girl in Auckland City Hospital, becoming only the second world leader to do so while serving.Benazir Bhutto had her second child in 1990 when she was prime minister of Pakistan."I'm sure we're going through all of the emotions new parents go through, but at the same time feeling so grateful for all the kindness and best wishes from so many people. Thank you," Ms Ardern said in a statement Image: Ms Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford announced the pregnancy in January She added that both mother and daughter were doing well. The politician and her partner Clarke...
Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The US political battle over migrant children separated from parents has shifted to Congress, after Donald Trump signed an order ending the practice.The House of Representatives will vote on broader immigration bills which fund President Trump's proposed border wall and reduce legal migration.But Democrats oppose them and it is uncertain that they will pass.Mr Trump reversed his policy after a public outcry at home and globally over the policy, widely seen as inhumane. The order calls for the families to be detained together while their cases are considered.More on child migrants crisisBut the fate of families already separated by the policy is not clear.US immigration officials say 2,342 children w...
Canada becomes 2nd country to fully legalize marijuana

Canada becomes 2nd country to fully legalize marijuana

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Canadian lawmakers approved landmark legislation on Tuesday to fully legalize marijuana. The move will make Canada the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes nationwide. Uruguay was the first to fully legalize the drug. Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, was first introduced on April 13, 2017, in a bid to legalize and regulate the recreational use of weed. The bill passed in the House of Commons that November and then passed in the Senate on Tuesday night by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions. Medicinal use of the drug has been legal in Canada since 2001. The proposed legislation allows adults in Canada to legally possess and use up to 30 grams of dried cannabis in public, as well as cultivate up to four cannabis plants...
Canada to legalise cannabis after landmark vote

Canada to legalise cannabis after landmark vote

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Canada is to become only the second country to have a legal nationwide cannabis market after a landmark government bill was passed by the senate. The Cannabis Act sailed through by a vote of 52 to 29 on Tuesday, allowing for the drug to become available for recreational use as soon as the cabinet decides on a final date.It is expected to be decided upon by mid-September, meaning retail sales could begin before the end of the year. 1:49 Video: Will cannabis be legalised ...