The United States, Canada, and Mexico begin a new chapter by replacing the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed the new trade deal, the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina on Nov. 30.
These new provisions will benefit labor, technology, and development in each of our nations leading to much greater growth and opportunity throughout our countries across North America. In short, this is a model agreement that changes the trade landscape forever,” Trump said.
The new treaty will now be sent to the governments of each country for approval.
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G20 Leaders Attend Family Photo and Attend Cultural Event
G20 leaders posed for a group photo.
Argentine President Macri then hosted a cultural event for the world leaders.
Strong Earthquake Hits Anchorage, Alaska
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked buildings in Anchorage, Alaska on Nov. 30.
According to the US geological survey, the Friday morning earthquake was centered about 8.5 miles from Alaska’s largest city.
Four aftershocks were reported following the first quake.
Shortly after the quake, a tsunami warning was issued for southern Alaskan coastal zones.
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One of Germany’s Oldest Christmas Fairs Opens
One of Germany’s oldest and best known Christmas markets opened its doors in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg on Friday night.
The Christkindlesmarkt (Christ child’s market) opened at 5:30 p.m., with 17-year-old Nuremberg high school student Rebecca Ammon dressed as an angel reciting the traditional proclamation.
Some 180 decorated stalls invited visitors to enjoy the Christmas spirit as vendors sold traditional gifts such as wooden toys, sweets, and cakes.
The smell of mulled wine and Bratwurst filled the air in the town’s main square, as several thousand young and old Christmas shoppers strolled through the alley of stalls.
Michael Chilette from the United States who visited the Christkindlesmarkt for the first time called it a “wonderful thing” after he had just “popped a Lebkuchen (ginger bread) covered in chocolate with a cherry inside.”
The Nuremberg “Christkindlesmarkt” ends when Germans traditionally celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.