Saturday November 17-th, 2018

Trump moving ahead with plan to slap tariffs on Chinese goods

The White House doubled down Tuesday on its plan to impose tariffs against billions of dollars worth of Chinese imports, saying it will release a list of the affected products by June. It announced that the U.S. would take multiple steps to protect...

Hurricane Maria killed 4600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll Hurricane Maria killed 4600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll

The results indicated that the total number of casualties were "more than 70 times the official estimate". "Our results indicate that the official death count of 64 is a substantial underestimate of the true burden of mortality after Hurricane Mari...

Chelsea Owner, Abramovich ‘Has Right’ To Israeli Citizenship - Russia Chelsea Owner, Abramovich ‘Has Right’ To Israeli Citizenship - Russia

The Russian billionaire has found a short-term solution to the problem by applying for Israeli citizenship, which will allow him into the United Kingdom for a "short stay" of six months or less. Israel's law of return gives every Jew, or child or g...

Hurricane Maria's death toll was far worse than officials said

If the analysis is correct, it means that for every hurricane-related death that's now on the books, another 70 fatalities in the USA territory have gone uncounted. In December, the New York Times reviewed daily mortality data from Puerto Rico'...

Clapper on 'Spygate': I never have liked the term 'spy' Clapper on 'Spygate': I never have liked the term 'spy'

At the time , he appeared to be suggesting that the election would be out of the hands of voters. Even as he reached a critical moment in his diplomatic efforts with North Korea and celebrated the release of a prisoner from Venezuela, President D...

Explosion Releases Ash 15,000 Ft High, 4.5 Earthquake Overnight

In addition, an ash eruption at Halema'uma'u crater at the summit of Kilauea last night produced an ash plume 15,000 feet in the air, civil defense reported. The eruption rate at fissure 8 diminished significantly later in the morning. USGS Volca...

Donald Trump Confirms Senior North Korean Official Coming To US Donald Trump Confirms Senior North Korean Official Coming To US

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters in Beijing that she has no information on Kim Yong Chol's visit. Trump signaled that preparations for a June 12 summit with Kim were going ahead, despite having called it off last wee...

Donald Trump accused of paying the worst Memorial Day tribute in history

Trump praised the current unemployment rate for African-Americans and Hispanics, as well as the "best economy in decades" ― two areas that began steadily improving under the Obama administration . Those who gave their lives in service to the nation ...

Trump's China tariffs could be imposed in June

Critics had accused the administration of going soft on China after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said tariffs were on hold while the two sides continue trade talks. "The United States will request that China remove all of its many trade ba...

Service member missing after flooding strikes Maryland city Service member missing after flooding strikes Maryland city

Over Maryland , a weak weather system crossing this band of moisture, intensified dramatically and a line of thunderstorms formed, crossing directly over Ellicott City . He said some of the areas repaired after the 2016 devastation withstood Sunday...

Timelapse shows lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano invading backyard Timelapse shows lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano invading backyard

Lava engulfed two wells at a geothermal plant, however, there were no emissions of hydrogen sulphide. Though lava destruction from the volcano is confined to a roughly 10-square-mile (26-sq-km) area, the eruption is hurting the island's tourist-d...

French and Russian businessmen strike deals at International Economic Forum French and Russian businessmen strike deals at International Economic Forum

The US President has been readying for a trade war with China, put harsher sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russian Federation, and his even threatened to sanction nations in Europe. Macron's aides said the decision still hasn't been made. French...

Chelsea owner takes up new citizenship Chelsea owner takes up new citizenship

Another official told Channel 10 News that Mr Abramovich submitted a citizenship request "like any other person" with Israel's Moscow embassy and was accepted. He will live in a mansion in Tel Aviv's neighborhood of Neve Tzedek, a former hotel he p...

Gunman shoots police in Belgian city of Liege, four dead Gunman shoots police in Belgian city of Liege, four dead

But the attacker's motive was not immediately clear, with Catherine Collignon, spokeswoman for the Liege prosecutors office, telling AFP: "We don't know anything yet". The shooter then fled and held a cleaning lady hostage in the Waha high school. ...

After Dramatic Rescue, France Makes 'Spider-Man' a Citizen After Dramatic Rescue, France Makes 'Spider-Man' a Citizen

On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron met with the Gassama to thank him for his fearless efforts. I ran and I thought of ways to save him. "When I started to climb, it gave me courage to keep climbing". But a senior member of the anti-immig...

New Zealand to spend $600 million to eradicate cattle disease New Zealand to spend $600 million to eradicate cattle disease

The Mycoplasma bovis outbreak was the "rainy day" the government was planning for, Ardern said . The decision was taken to "protect the base of our economy - the farming sector", Ardern said. New Zealand's dairy sector contributes about NZ$7.8 bil...

India says it will not follow USA sanctions on Iran India says it will not follow USA sanctions on Iran

US President Donald Trump this month withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and ordered the re-imposition of sanctions suspended under the 2015 accord. Ms. Swaraj's comments and the visit by Mr. Zarif to Delhi indicate the government intends to cont...

SC TV Journalists Die after tree falls on their vehicle in NC SC TV Journalists Die after tree falls on their vehicle in NC

ET advisory that Subtropical Storm Alberto had top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, and made landfall near Laguna Beach in the Florida panhandle. Two journalists in North Carolina died Monday when a tree fell onto their SUV, WYFF-TV reports. "It...

Iran should be denied any military presence in Syria Iran should be denied any military presence in Syria

Israel followed up with their own statement demanding Iran be denied any presence anywhere inside Syria. Syrian rebels now hold areas in Daraa province close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan. "The Iranians provided assurances that...

Maryland slammed by raging flash floods Maryland slammed by raging flash floods

There were not immediately any reports of injuries or fatalities. The river rose 17.8 feet in two hours Sunday afternoon, to 24.1 feet, a record from the previous high of 23.6 feet. The floods came just two weeks after Hogan announced the county...

Kim Jong-un impersonator turns heads in Singapore ahead of summit Kim Jong-un impersonator turns heads in Singapore ahead of summit

The White House has not responded to VOA queries about the Trump-Abe discussion. Almost 34,000 Americans died as a result of hostile action in the three-year war on the peninsula. Still Trump tweeted that he believes the summit can move forwa...

Officers reassigned amid probe of video of beach altercation Officers reassigned amid probe of video of beach altercation

The video, which has been viewed more than three million times to date, does not show the beginning of the altercation. Wildwood Police Department Chief Robert Regalbuto said in a statement that while he found the video alarming, he did not wan...

Memorial Day 2018: Trump honors 'America's greatest heroes' at Arlington ceremony Memorial Day 2018: Trump honors 'America's greatest heroes' at Arlington ceremony

In the tweet , the president veered from the sombre to self-congratulatory, citing what he said was the "Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much mo...

One man still missing after devastating flash flood rips through Maryland city One man still missing after devastating flash flood rips through Maryland city

Roaring flash floods struck the Maryland city, which had been wracked by similar devastation in 2016 with, its main street turned into a raging river that reached the first floor of some buildings and swept away parked cars, authorities and witness...

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea takes Israeli citizenship Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea takes Israeli citizenship

Roman Abramovich , the owner of Chelsea football club, has become an Israeli citizen just a month after the United Kingdom delayed renewal of his British visa amid diplomatic tension between London and Moscow. Israel grants citizenship to any Jew...

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