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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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Toyota announces $1.8 billion share buyback after strong second-quarter

Toyota Motor Corp plans a $1.8 billion share buyback, Japan's biggest automaker said on Thursday, after beating quarterly forecasts on higher global vehicle sales and an improved performance in North..
Reuters - Published

Trump envoy transcript explained in 60 seconds

BBC's North America editor explains what we learnt from Gordon Sondland's testimony.
BBC News - Published

Videos for North America


Thunberg sets sail for Spain climate talks [Video]Thunberg sets sail for Spain climate talks

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg set off for Spain from Virginia aboard a catamaran on Wednesday, after an 11-week tour of North America to demand action on climate change that included an..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:32Published

Why Adidas might blame Kanye West for a stumble [Video]Why Adidas might blame Kanye West for a stumble

Adidas' sales growth has slowed, and the German sportswear giant says one reason is a weaker performance by Yeezy shoes designed for it by Kanye West. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Sonny Bill Williams set for multi-million dollar rugby league switch - media reports [Video]Sonny Bill Williams set for multi-million dollar rugby league switch - media reports

Media reports say Sonny Bill Williams will sign for the Toronto Wolfpack

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:10Published

Strike costs GM $3 bn in profit [Video]Strike costs GM $3 bn in profit

The 40-day labor strike cost GM around $3 billion in profit this year, pushing the automaker to slash its earnings forecast. But as Fred Katayama reports, shares rose on its sales gain in the U.S..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

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

 

Mexico's drug gangs churning out deadly fentanyl-laced pills: DEA

Mexican drug cartels are making "mass quantities" of fake prescription pills containing the synthetic opioid fentanyl with the intention of selling them to users throughout North America, the U.S. Drug..
Reuters - Published

GM earnings beat lifts shares but U.S. strike weighs on outlook

General Motors Co on Tuesday slashed its earnings forecast for 2019, saying that a 40-day U.S. labor strike by the United Auto Workers union that brought virtually all of its North American operations..
Reuters - Published

U.S. strike weighs on GM 2019 profit outlook

General Motors Co on Tuesday slashed its earnings forecast for 2019, saying that a 40-day U.S. labor strike by the United Auto Workers union that brought virtually all of its North American operations..
Reuters - Published

GM cuts 2019 outlook as U.S. strike weighs on profits

General Motors Co on Tuesday slashed its earnings forecast for 2019, saying that a 40-day U.S. labor strike by the United Auto Workers union that brought virtually all of its North American operations..
Reuters - Published

The importance of bilingualism on the campaign trail

How does speaking French or Spanish affect a candidate's chances in North American politics?
BBC News - Published

Red Arrows' families celebrate over team's return

The aerobatic display team are back home after spending 11 weeks touring North America.
BBC News - Published

Trump impeachment: What happened this week?

BBC North America correspondent Anthony Zurcher breaks down everything you need to know.
BBC News - Published

Two-thirds of U.S. birds face extinction due to climate-linked 'emergency': Audubon

Two-thirds of bird species in North America, already disappearing at an alarming rate, face extinction unless immediate action is taken to slow the rate of climate change, the National Audubon Society..
Reuters - Published

GM recalls 3.8 million vehicles in North America due to braking issue

General Motors Co said Wednesday it was recalling 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address a vacuum pump issue that could make braking more difficult and that has been linked to 113..
Reuters - Published

Red Arrows display team soar above Niagara Falls

The Red Arrows flew over the landmark as part of a tour of North American cities.
BBC News - Published

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

Adidas promises revival after sluggish quarter

Adidas said supply shortages for North America will be fixed by the end of the year and the European market should return to growth after the German sportswear company reported weaker-than-expected..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Dominic Raab meets Trump in attempt to strike US trade deal

The foreign secretary is on a tour of North America, also taking in Canada and Mexico, to promote partnership with post-Brexit Britain
Independent - Published

Special Report: A Cloudspotters' Guide to Climate Change

A path of trampled grass leads up the hill to St. Helen's, the only church on Lundy Island. Near its doors, a stray lamb nibbles on tufts of tall weeds. From a Gothic tower topped with the English..
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

Mexico and U.S. try new trade fix to win over Democrats: official

Mexico is working closely with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to close a loophole in the new North American trade deal, aimed at satisfying demands of U.S. Democratic lawmakers for tougher..
Reuters - Published

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

Tesla faces delivery bottleneck at close of second quarter: Electrek

Shares of Tesla Inc fell 1.7% on Tuesday after news website Electrek reported that the electric-car maker has so far delivered 49,000 vehicles in North America during the second quarter, threatening..
Reuters - Published

Tesla likely to miss record second-quarter delivery target: Electrek

Shares of Tesla Inc fell 1.3% on Tuesday after news website Electrek reported that the electric-car maker has so far delivered 49,000 vehicles in North America during the second quarter and may miss..
Reuters - Published

U.S. trade representative says he can resolve Democrats' concerns on North America pact quickly

The top U.S. trade negotiator said on Wednesday he is ready to work with lawmakers "sooner rather than later" to address concerns over a new North American pact, even as a leading Democrat outlined..
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

Top Trump official says tariffs on Mexico will not derail trade deal

Top administration officials said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexican imports would not interfere with the finalization of a North American trade pact and were..
Reuters - Published

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