Saturday December 14-th, 2019

Trump aides downplay 'order' to USA companies to leave China Trump aides downplay 'order' to USA companies to leave China

In an announcement on Twitter after major indices on Wall Street sank, Trump said that existing 25 percent tariffs on about US$250 billion in imports from China would rise to 30 percent on October 1, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peop...

Florida Man Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Despite 'Stand Your Ground' Defense Florida Man Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Despite 'Stand Your Ground' Defense

Drejka, who didn't take the witness stand, tried unsuccessfully to use Florida's " stand your ground' law as a defense for justifiable homicide". Sentencing is set for October 10. He was found guilty of manslaughter . "The threat was real", M...

Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Said Donald Trump Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Said Donald Trump "Ruined" Her Property

President Donald Trump is known for making an entrance everywhere he goes - but he left the wrong impression when his helicopter scorched the Queen's lawn at Buckingham Palace, according to a new report in The Sunday Times . But it is regularly ...

Trump Rambles After Skipping G7 Meeting On Climate Change Trump Rambles After Skipping G7 Meeting On Climate Change

The resort is 800 acres, boasts four golf courses and 643 hotel rooms, plus more than 100,000 square feet of event space - including the Donald J. Trump Grand Ballroom. Trump then bragged about the USA being the "number one energy producer in the ...

Trade And Economic Tensions Loom Over G-7 Summit In France Trade And Economic Tensions Loom Over G-7 Summit In France

Top of the agenda would be the "economic global situation", Macron said, and how to "decrease tensions and fix the situation in terms of trade". During an impromptu press conference and photo-op, Trump said very kind words about Macron, calling him a...

Clinton takes a stand: ‘We should not nuke hurricanes’ Clinton takes a stand: ‘We should not nuke hurricanes’

Axios included a statement from another anonymous senior administration official that told the outlet, "We don't comment on private discussions that the president may or may not have had with his national security team". According to an global news ...

Brazil's Bolsonaro says to fight Amazon fires, blames weather Brazil's Bolsonaro says to fight Amazon fires, blames weather

World leaders at the G-7 summit could be ready to declare the raging wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest an worldwide crisis. THE Brazilian president has succumbed to global pressure and sent the nation's military to battle the sweeping ...

Stocks turn higher as Trump claims China trade talks back on Stocks turn higher as Trump claims China trade talks back on

S&P 500 futures fell more than 1 per cent after sliding Friday, when President Donald Trump announced additional levies on Chinese imports and called for American companies to pull out of Asia's largest economy, after China said it would impose r...

Iran says tanker, its oil pursed by USA sold to unnamed buyer Iran says tanker, its oil pursed by USA sold to unnamed buyer

Iran's oil sales have tumbled under US sanctions threatening to punish most interactions with the Iranian government over its nuclear program. In the time since, Iran has lost billions of dollars in business deals allowed by the deal, as the U.S.re...

China's yuan sinks to weakest in 11 years amid trade tension China's yuan sinks to weakest in 11 years amid trade tension

Trump later, at a separate bilateral meeting, insisted that calls were had at the highest level and was not aware that China was disputing them. Trump announced an additional duty on some $550 billion of targeted Chinese goods, hours after China u...

Indonesia's capital to be moved to East Kalimantan Indonesia's capital to be moved to East Kalimantan

The as-yet unnamed new capital would straddle the regions of North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara in Indonesia's province of East Kalimantan on Borneo, the president, Joko Widodo , told a news conference. The ground water is highly contaminated...

G7 to help nations hit by Amazon fires: French President Emmanuel Macron

Macron shunted the Amazon fires to the top of the summit agenda after declaring them a global emergency, and kicked off discussions about the disaster at a welcome dinner for fellow leaders on Saturday. Experts say most of the fires are set by farmer...

Tropical Storm Dorian continues to strengthen, could become a hurricane this week Tropical Storm Dorian continues to strengthen, could become a hurricane this week

And Dorian could get a bit stronger still. The Hurricane Center still expects that to happen, but pushed the prediction back to early Thursday, just as the storm reaches Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic. A tropical storm warning is in effect f...

David Koch, conservative donor and philanthropist, has died at age 79 David Koch, conservative donor and philanthropist, has died at age 79

The HBO star also joked that Koch's family expressed gratitude that he "lived long enough to see the Amazon catch fire" - and that condolences poured in "from all the politicians he owned", as Fox News also pointed out about Maher's remarks.

Iran's Zarif arrives for surprise G7 talks, no plan to meet US Iran's Zarif arrives for surprise G7 talks, no plan to meet US

Zarif's only confirmed meeting in Biarritz was with Le Drian, a French diplomat said, speaking under ground rules of anonymity. The official noted that Macron and Trump met for two hours Saturday and discussed Iran at length, as well as at th...

Sudan needs $8 billion aid to rebuild ravaged economy, new PM says Sudan needs $8 billion aid to rebuild ravaged economy, new PM says

Al-Bashir's trial comes as Sudan moves forward with a new government based on a deal to share power between military and civilian authorities, with a transition to civilian rule across a 39-month timeline. While the sight of Bashir sitting inside a...

7 adults shot at child’s birthday party in Maryland 7 adults shot at child’s birthday party in Maryland

Roughly 12 people were in attendance at the 2-year-old's birthday party when someone started shooting . Three victims suffered serious injuries, four suffered less serious injuries, and all were expected to survive, Prince George's County Police C...

PMF Accuses Israel of Deadly Drone Attack PMF Accuses Israel of Deadly Drone Attack

PMF said Sunday that one fighter was killed and another seriously wounded. The strikes took place 15 km (9 miles) from the border, a statement from the Anbar paramilitary operations command said, adding at the time that it was not clear who carr...

Iranian foreign minister leaves Biarritz after surprise G7 nuclear talks Iranian foreign minister leaves Biarritz after surprise G7 nuclear talks

But there is evidence of rancor behind the scenes, with American officials griping the yearly gathering is being orchestrated to isolate Trump and trade disputes spilling into the open- even with a new friend - as leaders huddle to discuss a flagg...

Japan and USA trade framework includes tariff on Japanese cars Japan and USA trade framework includes tariff on Japanese cars

When Japan agreed about a year ago to launch negotiations for a trade deal with the United States, it was largely interpreted as Abe acquiescing to Trump . The two leaders enjoy close ties but the U.S. president has frequently claimed that Tokyo has...

Latest Hong Kong protests end in clashes and tear gas being fired Latest Hong Kong protests end in clashes and tear gas being fired

A second rally in the afternoon of a few hundred people - some of them family members of police - criticised the government for leaving officers to handle the brunt of the crisis, while also calling for an independent investigation into the police ha...

White House backs off plan to cut foreign aid White House backs off plan to cut foreign aid

Currently, federal law requires background checks only for firearms sales through authorized dealers, which means that people purchasing guns through unlicensed dealers are not subject to the checks. It was sarcasm. It was joking. After asking ...

Turkey says Syria safe-zone centre with U.S. fully operational -Anadolu Turkey says Syria safe-zone centre with U.S. fully operational -Anadolu

Turkey's Joint Operation Center with the U.S. has begun operating at full capacity, said Turkish Defence Minister on Saturday. Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist group. "Regime forces have surrounded the Turkish observation post in Morek after c...

MIT professor quits in protest over lab links to Epstein MIT professor quits in protest over lab links to Epstein

In a Medium post , Lloyd said that he met Epstein as far back as 2004, "at a dinner for scientists and their supporters". With hindsight, we recognize with shame and distress that we allowed MIT to contribute to the elevation of his reputation, which...

Israel to Allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Enter Country to Visit Family Israel to Allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Enter Country to Visit Family

Israel's Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who approved an overnight request from Tlaib on Friday to visit based on humanitarian grounds, called Tlaib's decision not to visit a provocation. If Rep. Tlaib truly just wanted to see her grandmother and "pic...

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