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Global Markets: Myanmar facing genocide charges in The Hague

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Dec. 10 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Myanmar is facing charges of genocide at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. The case, raised at the court by the Gambia, marks the first international attempt to bring Myanmar to justice over allegations of mass killings of minority Rohingya people. Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is attending the tribunal.

– Impeachment charges against United States President Donald Trump were formally announced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The House, controlled by the Democrats, will likely vote on the charges of obstruction and abuse of power next week.

– A new North American free trade agreement is getting closer to ratification, as representatives of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City to discuss revisions to the deal. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is at the meetings representing Canada.

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