New Zealand and United Kingdom seal free trade deal

The deal will cut red tape for businesses, end tariffs on UK exports, and create new opportunities for tech and services companies, according to a Downing Street statement. Prime ministers Boris Johnson and Jacinda Ardern sealed the deal in a joint Zoom call, following 16 months of negotiations. “This is a great trade deal for the … Read more

Plan Filed to Scrap Race as Factor in N.F.L. Concussion Settlement

Fewer than 700 of the more than 2,000 dementia-related claims have been approved in the settlement. The settlement also pays former players found to have Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, A.L.S. and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., which can only be diagnosed posthumously. At least half of all former N.F.L. players are Black and roughly 70 … Read more

Australia politics live: climate deadline looms as Nationals prepare demands for Morrison; Victoria records 2,232 Covid cases, NSW 372

12.01am BST00:01 Paul Karp The house privileges committee met last night after the government defeated a bid by Labor to refer Christian Porter to it over the declaration of his legal fees being part-paid by a blind trust. The leader of the house, Peter Dutton, has asked the committee to consider clarifying the rules around … Read more

UK agrees free trade deal with New Zealand

“As our economy recovers from the pandemic, we need trade deals that will boost jobs and growth, open up big new markets for UK exporters, and support our objectives to buy, make and sell more in Britain. This trade deal with New Zealand fails on every count,” she said. Source link

Biden Heads to Scranton to Sell a Shrinking Agenda

WASHINGTON — President Biden headed to his childhood hometown, Scranton, Pa., on Wednesday to press the case for an economic, environmental and social policy agenda that congressional Democrats are whittling down in hopes of securing an agreement to pass it into law this fall. The visit comes as Mr. Biden conceded that key elements of … Read more