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If you’ve been watching Fox and the other channels your crazy uncle loves, you would have thought the brutal authoritarian regime bringing crackdowns upon its oppressed minority wasn’t China, but Canada. Read more»

Liam Kirk was the first-ever NHL draftee to be born and entirely trained in the United Kingdom.

Any questions about the growth of hockey in England can be answered by examining the sport’s presence in Arizona: Brendan Perlini, former Coyotes forward now with the Edmonton Oilers and Liam Kirk, left wing and center for the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners. Read more»

Malaria and dungue are on the rise as South Asian floodwaters recede.

The United Kingdom will have to open COP 26 next week with a last-ditch bid to mobilize $100 billion per year from the world’s wealthiest nations after a diplomatic effort led by Canada and Germany failed to reach a funding target that was first promised in 2009. Read more»

Kurt Turgasen, a U.S. citizen who crosses between Mexico and the U.S., enjoys a beer in a bar in Ensenada, Baja California, on Oct. 10.

Cross-border traffic at land ports has risen as economies on both sides of the border have reopened and vaccines have become widely available in the U.S. and northern Mexico. Read more»

Students at an unidentified Arizona Indian School in 1945.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland ordered a federal Indian Boarding School Initiative to recover the histories of the institutions, saying she wants the investigation to identify the children who attended and their tribal affiliations, along with a particular emphasis on finding records of cemeteries or burial sites connected with the schools. Read more»

Trucks line up on the Mexico side of the border to enter the U.S. through the Mariposa Port of Entry near Nogales in this 2011 file photo. Trade with Mexico is worth billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Arizona, and business leaders hope the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will mean even more.

There’s often not much agreement on news out of Washington, but Arizona business leaders were hard-pressed this week to come up with negatives about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that took effect Wednesday. Read more»

After COVID-19 led to a sharp drop in blood donations and blood drives, officials with the Food and Drug Administration decided to proceed with changes they had been studying on restrictions to who can donate in order to help keep the blood supply stable.

The FDA in April eased a number of restrictions on blood donations in order to help blood banks across the nation keep up with the demand for blood. It came as infection concerns and stay-home orders were leading to widespread cancellations of blood drives and donation appointments. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent in the desert near Arivaca, Arizona.

For the first time since the enactment of the Refugee Act in 1980, people who come to the U.S. saying they fear persecution in their home countries are being turned away by Border Patrol agents with no chance to make a legal case for asylum. Read more»

The country’s southern border will close to all nonessential travel and trade in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Trump administration announced Friday morning. Read more»

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said during Friday’s briefing that both closures would go into effect Saturday at midnight and would include exceptions that allow people to continue crossing for things like work, school, medical services and business.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the closing of the southern border during a press briefing Friday, saying the U.S. and Mexico had reached an agreement to restrict all “nonessential” travel. Read more»

Trucks line up on the Mexico site of the border to enter the U.S. through the Mariposa Port of Entry near Nogales in this 2011 file photo. Trade with Mexico is one of the reasons Arizona officials welcomed the signing of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

Arizona businesses and elected officials hailed Wednesday’s signing of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that they say preserves markets worth more than $20 billion in trade and 228,000 jobs in the state in 2018. Read more» 1

President Donald Trump at an event at the White House to sign a new North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially signed the new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, finalizing a deal that overhauls labor, environmental and intellectual property rules. Read more»

Despite recently headed rhetoric and the deployment of U.S. troops to the border, Mexico’s ambassador said negotiators for both countries have been making progress on details of a new deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. (Photo by)

The Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday he is confident final details can be worked out a new trade deal between the two countries and Canada, despite President Donald Trump’s sometimes disruptive border rhetoric. Read more»

As the Trump administration sits down to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, governors will be hoping for minor adjustments rather than the “very big changes” Trump has promised. Read more»

Mexico defender Jair Pereira showed impressive pace to beat Carlos Lanza to a long ball.

Glendale hosted two CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal matches on Thursday night. The matches decided who would join Costa Rica and the United States as semifinalists in that tournament, CONCACAF’s top championship for national teams. Mexico and Jamaica came out on top. Read more»

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