NAFTA trade ministers to square off over hard-line U.S. demands

NAFTA trade ministers to square off over hard-line U.S. demands

FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland (C) addresses the media with Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo (L) and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at the close of the third round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo October 17, 2017 By David Lawder and David Ljunggren WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico wrap up…

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Mariota returns to help Titans beat Colts

Mariota returns to help Titans beat Colts

Oct 16, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) is tackled by Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) at Nissan Stadium. The Titans defeated the Colts 36-22. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports October 17, 2017 (The Sports Xchange) – The Tennessee Titans ended an 11-game losing streak to the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night with a big pass and a big defensive play. Marcus Mariota’s tiebreaking 53-yard touchdown strike to…

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Boxing: Joshua to face Takam in title defense after Pulev withdraws

Boxing: Joshua to face Takam in title defense after Pulev withdraws

Boxing – Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev Press Conference – Cardiff, Britain – September 11, 2017 Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev pose with promoter Eddie Hearn during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge October 17, 2017 (Reuters) – Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF world title against Carlos Takam after Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev withdrew due to a shoulder injury. The 28-year-old will take on Frenchman Takam in Cardiff on Oct. 28,…

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Judge gets Yankees back in ALCS in 8-1 rout

Judge gets Yankees back in ALCS in 8-1 rout

Oct 16, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a three run home run during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros during game three of the 2017 ALCS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports October 17, 2017 (The Sports Xchange) – Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made two outstanding catches in right field as the New York Yankees beat the…

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Australia’s ANZ sells pension business to IOOF for $766 million

Australia’s ANZ sells pension business to IOOF for $766 million

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) is pictured on a local branch in Sydney in this April 30, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo October 17, 2017 By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian No. 4 lender Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd sold its pension unit to financial services company IOOF Holdings for A$975 million ($766 million), continuing the rush of banks quitting non-core divisions. The…

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U.S. renews call for Cambodia to release opposition leader from prison

U.S. renews call for Cambodia to release opposition leader from prison

FILE PHOTO: Cambodia’s opposition leader and President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha talks during an interview with Reuters in Prey Veng province, Cambodia May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring/File Photo October 17, 2017 PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – The United States renewed a call for Cambodia’s government to release the country’s main opposition leader Kem Sokha from prison, after parliament voted to change election laws that would re-distribute his party’s seats if it…

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U.S. not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea: deputy secretary of state

U.S. not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea: deputy secretary of state

October 17, 2017 TOKYO (Reuters) – The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday. “We eventually don’t rule out the possibility of direct talks,” Sullivan said after a briefing with his Japanese counterpart, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama. Sullivan will travel to South Korea after Japan. The visit comes ahead of an expected trip to…

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Honduras coach calls FIFA playoff dates ‘inhumane’

Honduras coach calls FIFA playoff dates ‘inhumane’

FILE PHOTO: Honduras’s head coach Jorge Luis Pinto leaves the field after their soccer match, World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, Azteca Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico, June 08, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero October 17, 2017 (Reuters) – FIFA’s decision to schedule the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras with just five days in between the two matches was “inhumane”, the Central Americans’ coach Jorge Luis Pinto has said. The first match in the intercontinental playoff for a…

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National Football League roundup

National Football League roundup

Oct 15, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) passes the ball in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports October 17, 2017 (The Sports Xchange) – Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that Aaron Rodgers will have surgery on his broken right collarbone “in the near future.” While the rest of Rodgers’ season is in doubt,…

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Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque October 17, 2017 By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday gained crucial support for a vote on a budget resolution that is vital to President Donald Trump’s hopes of signing sweeping tax reform legislation into law before January. Two Republican lawmakers, once seen as potential…

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