President Trump said the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is ‘the biggest trade deal in the United States history.’ Trump claimed the deal which replaces NAFTA will bring thousands of jobs to North America. The deal covered $1.2 trillion worth of trade between the countries. It should be signed by the end of November.
More than 800,000 landmines have been removed from the border by troops from North and South Korea amid the nations’ agreement to resume relations. The move comes as the US Secretary of State Pompeo prepares to visit Pyongyang this month to arrange a second summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The White House gave authorization to the FBI to interview anyone deemed necessary to expand the investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. President Trump said the FBI can interview ‘anybody they want, within reason.’ The expansion followed criticism by Democrats that the White House was limiting the investigation.
At least 42 people died after drinking contaminated bootleg alcohol in Iran. Iran’s Health Ministry spokesman Iraj Harirchi said 170 underwent dialysis and 16 were left blind after drinking the alcohol. At least 460 people across five provinces were hospitalized due to consumption. Alcohol is illegal in Iran but bootleg varieties are common.
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo. The pair’s research on how the body’s immune system can attack cancer cells was a ‘landmark in our fight against cancer’ according to the committee and ‘has fundamentally changed the way we view how cancer can be managed.’
General Electric abruptly removed CEO and chairman John Flannery on Monday and replaced him with former Danaher CEO Lawrence Culp amid financial struggles and a nine-year low. Tesla stock increased by 17% on Monday following the deal CEO Elon Musk agreed to with the SEC. Musk must leave his role as chairman within 45 days.
French singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour died at the age of 94 following an 80-year career. Aznavour sold more than 180 million records and appeared in over 60 films. Aznavour was named the performer of the century in 1988 by CNN. Aznavour’s lyrics focused on his experience growing up as an Armenian immigrant in France.