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Continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere

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North America: Continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

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Trump, Trudeau discussed developments in Hong Kong, Canadians held in China: statement

U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed China relations and reaffirmed their support for the new North American trade agreement on Friday, a statement from..
Reuters - Published

Chains, shackles and auction documents: remnants of the Africa to North America slave trade

In late August 1619, a ship carrying "20 and odd" African men and women docked at Point Comfort, today's Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia.
Reuters - Published

Videos for North America

Couples navigate obstacle course for money and beer at North American Wife Carrying Championships [Video]Couples navigate obstacle course for money and beer at North American Wife Carrying Championships

Couple from Delaware fastest through obstacle course to win money and beer at the North American Wife Carrying Championships

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:57Published

Games cancellations a "no brainer" says All Blacks' Hansen [Video]Games cancellations a "no brainer" says All Blacks' Hansen

All Blacks' coach Steve Hansen says its a "no brainer" to cancel two Rugby World Cup matches because of the potential threat of Typhoon Hagibis.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

Stocks climb on rate cut hopes [Video]Stocks climb on rate cut hopes

Wall Street climbed Thursday after data showing services-sector activity at a three-year low fueled expectations the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates in an effort to thwart a wider economic..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

McDonald's tests vegan burger [Video]McDonald's tests vegan burger

McDonald's beefs up its menu by adding a vegan option. As Fred Katayama reports, it begins testing its "P.L.T." - plant, lettuce, tomato sandwich - using patties from Beyond Meat next week in Ontario,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

E-frack: a safer, cheaper fracking alternative? [Video]E-frack: a safer, cheaper fracking alternative?

A new shale technology called electric fracing is being adopted by oil drillers because of the potential to lower costs and reduce air pollution but oilfield service companies are balking at the price..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:27Published

Red Arrows perform over New York [Video]Red Arrows perform over New York

The Red Arrows have peformed a display over New York alongside their US counterparts. The Royal Air Force display team are on a tour of North America to promote the UK.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Sargasso sea turtles threatened by high levels of microplastic [Video]Sargasso sea turtles threatened by high levels of microplastic

Scientists studying the scale and impact of plastic pollution on wildlife in the Sargasso Sea have found "extreme concentrations" of microplastic, which they worry will threaten sea turtles and other..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

 

Ukraine president vows anti-corruption drive, says people tired of waiting for better life

New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday used his first trip to North America to promise a sweeping anti-corruption drive, saying his people were fed up of waiting for a better life.
Reuters - Published

Mexico Senate should ratify USMCA trade deal next week: president

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he expected Mexico's Senate to ratify next week a new North American trade deal known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Reuters - Published

U.S.-Mexico migration deal boosts USMCA approval drive-Mexico official

The deal over migration struck on Friday between Mexico and the United States has given a boost to the process of ratifying a new North American trade deal known as the United States-Mexico-Canada..
Reuters - Published

Canada PM, pressed on Trump tariff comments, says will press ahead with trade pact ratification

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexico, on Tuesday said Ottawa would move ahead in a responsible way to ratify a new North..
Reuters - Published

How Trump's trade tariff tweet put Mexico's back to the wall

It should have been a good day for Mexico's veteran point man for trade with the rest of North America.
Reuters - Published

Mexico says would be disastrous if Trump imposes new tariffs

Mexico's deputy foreign minister for North America, Jesus Seade, said on Thursday that it would be disastrous if U.S. President Donald Trump goes through with his threat to impose new tariffs on..
Reuters - Published

Mexico says North American trade deal could double investment in 2019

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Thursday that ratification of a new North American trade deal could double foreign investment in the country in 2019, as uncertainty would be reduced.
Reuters - Published

White House moves to speed vote on North American trade deal

The Trump administration on Thursday took a procedural action aimed at speeding up a vote in Congress on the new North American trade deal, but the move rankled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has..
Reuters - Published

Trump to trigger process that could accelerate congressional vote on North America trade pact: Washington Post

The White House plans to trigger a process on Thursday that would allow President Donald Trump to submit his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico to Congress within 30 days, a challenge to House..
Reuters - Published

U.S. wants new trade pact with Canada, Mexico passed by summer -Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday he was pushing to get the U.S. Congress to ratify the new North American trade agreement this summer after both Canada and Mexico signaled they are ready..
Reuters - Published

Pence in Canada to talk to Trudeau about trade, China and Venezuela

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence touched down in Ottawa on Thursday to talk to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about ratification of the new North American trade agreement and the two countries'..
Reuters - Published

Canada's Trudeau, U.S. VP Pence meet to talk trade, China and Venezuela

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Ottawa on Thursday to talk to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about ratification of the new North American trade agreement and the two countries'..
Reuters - Published

Airlines fly Boeing 737 MAX 8 after crash despite China grounding

Airlines from North America to the Middle East kept flying the 737 MAX 8 on Monday after Boeing said it was safe, in stark contrast with a slide in the planemaker's shares on worries over Sunday's..
Reuters - Published

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