Moroccans react to losing WC2026 bid

Moroccans in Rabat react to losing the World Cup 2026 bid. Morocco had hoped to become the second country in Africa to host football’s biggest competition, after South Africa in 2010, but the vote’s result was clear: 65 votes for Morocco and 134 votes for the North American trio.

China steps into New York Fashion Week breach

If New York’s bi-annual style fest is plagued by US talent fleeing to Europe, a calendar on the rocks and the catwalk under threat, then Chinese designers are only too happy to step into the breach and max out their share of the North American market.

Ford Ranger Returns to US After 8 Years Away

Ford is unveiling the North American version of the Ranger. It goes on sale next spring, eight years after the automaker pulled it off the market in the U.S. and Canada. (Jan. 14)

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First Canada highway to Arctic officially opens

In Tuktoyaktuk, a 50-year dream has finally come true: A highway linking the Canadian town, nestled on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, to the rest of the North American continent has opened. Residents hope it will bring tourism and an economic boost to the remote town.

Canada’s NATFA negotiators braced for US “surprise” decisions

Justin Trudeau talks with his American counterpart in Washington about reworking a North American free trade deal, saying Canada’s negotiators are braced for surprises from the Trump administration.

“We memed alt-right into existence”: Richard Spencer Extended Interview

Last month, video from a white nationalist conference in Washington, D.C. went viral. The annual event was put on by the National Policy Institute, and its president, Richard Spencer, was filmed telling attendees about what Donald Trump’s election victory meant for the so-called alt-right; that white people must “conquer or die.”

Describing the United States as a nation that was “until this past generation a white country, designed for ourselves and our posterity,” Spencer concluded his remarks by declaring, “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory.” Some members of the audience responded with the Nazi salute.

Credited with founding the term “alt-right” in 2008, Spencer advocates for a “White Ethno-State on the North American continent” and giving up “the false dreams of equality and democracy.” It’s these views that resulted in a travel ban to the United Kingdom placed on Spencer by the then-home secretary Theresa May.

VICE News Tonight met with Spencer shortly after the conference to discuss the rise of the alt-right and the role he’s played in it.

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‘EU gives away its own principles’: RT’s editor-in-chief slams ‘free speech doublethink’

The EU resolution was adopted in Strasbourg with 304 MEPs supporting it, 179 voting against and 208 abstaining. It was drawn up by a Polish member of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group, Anna Fotyga, and is based on a report dubbed ‘EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties’.
The report says that Russian media attempts to ‘distort the truth, provoke doubt, divide the EU and its North American partners, paralyze the decision-making process, discredit the EU institutions and incite fear and uncertainty among EU citizens.’ The document singles out RT, Sputnik news agency, the Rossotrudnichestvo federal agency and the Russkiy Mir (Russian World) fund as being particularly devious tools of propaganda.

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