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U.S. agriculture secretary says exports at risk in tariff disputes
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) - U.S. agricultural exports could be at risk in any retaliation over tariffs implemented by the White House, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said on Monday.
Trump 'enthusiastic' about reaching NAFTA deal, says Canada's PM
OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be "enthusiastic" about coming to an agreement on NAFTA, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday amid signs the pace of talks is accelerating.
Brazil to launch canal to drought-stricken northeast this year: minister
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A canal set to deliver water to two drought-stricken states in northeastern Brazil is set to go into operation by year's end, a government minister said on Monday.
UPDATE 1-Venezuela arrests ex-oil refining boss for alleged graft -sources
PUNTO FIJO, March 19 (Reuters) - Venezuela has arrested the former refining boss of state oil company PDVSA for alleged corruption, two sources told Reuters on Monday, extending a crackdown on the OPEC nation's ailing oil sector.
UPDATE 2-Colombia proposes IMF assistance for Venezuelan refugees
BUENOS AIRES, March 19 (Reuters) - Colombia proposed on Monday that the International Monetary Fund provide assistance to help several hundred thousand Venezuelan refugees who have fled an economic and political crisis to neighboring countries, officials at the G20 summit said.
G20 leaders to hold fire on cryptocurrencies amid discord: sources
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders gathering in Argentina on Monday are likely to stop short of any specific action aimed at regulating cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, amid discord over the approach, sources at the summit told Reuters.
Supreme Court rejects Arizona challenge to 'Dreamers' program
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday required Arizona to continue to issue driver's licenses to the young adult immigrants known as Dreamers, refusing to hear the state's challenge to an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of people brought into the country illegally as children.
Oil dips as Wall Street dives; tensions over Iran support crude
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices slipped on Monday as Wall Street slid more than 1 percent and energy market investors remained wary of growing crude supply, although tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran gave prices some support.
Spanish man shot and killed in Mexico City -official
MEXICO CITY, March 19 (Reuters) - A 75-year-old Spanish man has died after being shot in the head in Mexico City at the weekend, authorities said on Monday. Media reports said the victim was a businessman.
U.S. Treasury places four Venezuelans on U.S. sanctions list
WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Four current or former Venezuelan government officials were added on Monday to a list of people sanctioned by the U.S. government for their role in the current political crisis in the country, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement.
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