China raises import duties on American products as 'trade war' intensifies

Caught in the middle as the world's two largest economies battle over trade are United States farmers and other businesses who are being squeezed. "Our take is that a trade war would bring four negatives - somewhat higher inflation; growing anx... More..

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Palestinian Authority Attacks Protest Opposing Gaza Sanctions
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Palestinian Authority Attacks Protest Opposing Gaza Sanctions

The resolution would require the UN Secretary-General to submit a written report within 60 days of its adoption, with recommendations for the establishment of an worldwide protection mechanism for the Palesti...More..

Pennsylvania tornadoes: Officials confirm tornadoes touched down in Franklin, Wilkes-Barre townships
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Pennsylvania tornadoes: Officials confirm tornadoes touched down in Franklin, Wilkes-Barre townships

A possible tornado tore through parts of Pennsylvania late Wednesday night, overturning cars, damaging businesses and knocking down trees and power lines. Don Brominski, spokesman for UGI Utilities, said the st...More..

Eid 2018: Kerala to celebrate tomorrow, rest of India on Saturday
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Eid 2018: Kerala to celebrate tomorrow, rest of India on Saturday

It also has an extra six takbir (raising hands to ears while saying "Allahu Akbar" meaning "God is the greatest"). Eidul Fitr celebrations mark the culmination of the Holy month of Ramazan during which Muslim...More..

Trump arrives in Singapore for historic summit
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Trump arrives in Singapore for historic summit

Mr Moon discussed the summit with Mr Trump in a 40-minute phone call on Monday, telling his USA counterpart that South Koreans were praying for Mr Trump to "create a miraculous result" in the talks. Lim, an o...More..

November Ballot to Include a Proposition on Breaking California Into Three States
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

November Ballot to Include a Proposition on Breaking California Into Three States

Mr. Draper's previous " six Californias" measure failed to qualify for the 2016 ballot based in part on concerns about economic inequities between the proposed states, but his latest plan creates three stat...More..

Watchdog: Comey insubordinate, not biased in Clinton probe
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Watchdog: Comey insubordinate, not biased in Clinton probe

Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he was "alarmed, angered, and deeply disappointed by the Inspector General's finding of numerous failures by DOJ and FB...More..

Sarah Sanders on Trump’s Defense of Kim Jong Un’s Human Rights Abuses
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Sarah Sanders on Trump’s Defense of Kim Jong Un’s Human Rights Abuses

Speaking to reporters from Seoul , South Korea, Pompeo was laying out an ambitious timeline for denuclearization following President Donald Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un . Harris was a vocal supporter of...More..

Fox News host sorry for calling Trump, Kim 'two dictators'
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fox News host sorry for calling Trump, Kim 'two dictators'

Or at least, unexpected on Fox. A Fox News host said sorry after calling Donald Trump a dictator live on air. The two leaders are staying at separate hotels during the summit, with Kim opting for th...More..

New disclosure shows Jared and Ivanka growing wealth as presidential advisers
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

New disclosure shows Jared and Ivanka growing wealth as presidential advisers

Mrs. Trump's earnings include $3.9 in profits from the Trump International Hotel in Washington , more than $2 million in pay and severance from the Trump Organization , and $5 million from her personal bran...More..

Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard

Mount said it's not clear whether Kim requested the freeze or whether Trump offered it unilaterally. DPRK stands for North Korea's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Lovett said, as of ...More..

Trump's Chief Economic Adviser Says Justin Trudeau
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Trump's Chief Economic Adviser Says Justin Trudeau "Stabbed Us in the Back"

US President Donald Trump issued a volley of tweets on Monday venting anger on some of Washington's closest North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over the United State's trade deficit, following a divis...More..

by | Monday, June 11, 2018

"Fair trade, fool trade", Trump still venting

Photographers captured images of the tension between Trump and other world leaders, including one in which French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron gripped Trump's hand so tightly that he left an imprint. Lookin...More..

Manafort and ally with Russian intel ties face new obstruction charges
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Manafort and ally with Russian intel ties face new obstruction charges

Manafort's lawyers, in a court filing on Friday, asked the judge to reject Mueller's request, saying "the text messages cited by the special counsel do not establish any witness tampering". Manafort has maintai...More..

Graham's call for military use authorization against North Korea
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Graham's call for military use authorization against North Korea

Trump and Kim plan to meet in Singapore on Tuesday. Kim met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shortly after his arrival, driving from the St Regis Hotel where he is staying, through the famous O...More..

USA soldiers wounded in Somalia are now in Kenya, military says
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

USA soldiers wounded in Somalia are now in Kenya, military says

Roughly 500 U.S. troops are stationed in Somalia as part of an ongoing mission to assist the country's national security forces in counter-terrorism operations. Africa command weighed in, saying the service mem...More..

Donald Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Donald Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

President Trump concluded his visit to the Group of Seven summit on Saturdaywith warnings to USA allies, saying if they don't eliminate barriers to trade, they could lose access to the US economy. "And we're...More..

Industry players wary of tariff war, despite potential benefits
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Industry players wary of tariff war, despite potential benefits

Trudeau added that he does not know what Trump wants Canada to do in order to remove the tariffs, because the USA actually exports more steel to Canada than Canada sends to the US, and when it comes to oversupp...More..

Hawaii lava flow fills Kapoho Bay
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Hawaii lava flow fills Kapoho Bay

Several miles (km) west of Kapoho Bay , another 80 structures, mostly homes, were destroyed weeks ago in the Leilani Estates community, where lava-spouting fissures in the ground first opened on May 3 on the ...More..

Populist government sworn in, ending Italy's political deadlock
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Populist government sworn in, ending Italy's political deadlock

The government will be formally handed over later on Friday and a confidence vote will take place later on this week. Mr Savona, an 81-year-old economist, had said previously that Italy should have a continge...More..

Netanyahu shifts emphasis in Merkel meeting to Iranian aggression
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Netanyahu shifts emphasis in Merkel meeting to Iranian aggression

On Tuesday, Iranian diplomat Ali Akbar Salehi reiterated that Iran "will remain within the framework of the 2015 nuclear agreement", as the country prepares to inform the United Nations' nuclear agency that i...More..

AM: Fissure 8 Filling Kapoho Bay, No Tsunami From Early AM Quake
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

AM: Fissure 8 Filling Kapoho Bay, No Tsunami From Early AM Quake

The erupting Kilauea volcano has been spouting lava, ash and rocks for almost a month. Here's the lava from Fissure 8 in Kapoho Bay, 24 hours earlier on Sunday morning. "The lava breakout on the north side...More..

by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Trump can probably pardon himself, but has no plan to: Giuliani

U.S. President Donald Trump's attorney says his legal team would go to court to prevent any effort to subpoena the president. "We're leaning toward not", said Giuliani, per Politico . But were he to do it,...More..

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives in Beijing for trade talks
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives in Beijing for trade talks

The world's two largest economies have been at loggerheads over trade and industrial practices for months with the talks under way in the Chinese capital the third formal round of negotiations. Ross was to have...More..

Iran has no combat troops or 'fixed' bases in Syria: foreign minister
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Iran has no combat troops or 'fixed' bases in Syria: foreign minister

Al-Moallem says Israel is making false claims to try and pressure Iran, its archrival. In May, Israel carried out a wave of airstrikes in response to what it said was an Iranian rocket attack on its positio...More..

Death toll climbs from volcano's explosions of ash, molten rock in Guatemala
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Death toll climbs from volcano's explosions of ash, molten rock in Guatemala

The Volcán de Fuego has spewed a stream of lava into a nearby village and sent a column of smoke and ash into the sky. Volcan de Fuego, which translates to "volano of fire" exploded just before noon on Sunday...More..

Cohen Judge Says Avenatti’s ‘Publicity Tour’ Could Taint a Jury
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Cohen Judge Says Avenatti’s ‘Publicity Tour’ Could Taint a Jury

Earlier this month, Avenatti also filed the motion to participate against Cohen in the case. The special master Wood appointed to also review the documents before federal prosecutors, Barbara Jones , ha...More..

North Korea Summit Is Back On
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

North Korea Summit Is Back On

He was met outside the West Wing by the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, and the head of the CIA Korea department, Andrew Kim , who ushered the 72-year-old regime veteran into the Oval Office to meet T...More..

Leonid Bershidsky: Russian journalist lives to tell the tale of his murder
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Leonid Bershidsky: Russian journalist lives to tell the tale of his murder

His wife told authorities they suspected Babchenko was killed for his professional work, Reuters reported. The head of the Ukrainian Security Service says investigators have identified a Ukrainian cit...More..

Melania Trump dismisses conspiracy theories, says she's 'feeling great'
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Melania Trump dismisses conspiracy theories, says she's 'feeling great'

The first lady tweeted on Wednesday about the media "working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing. Rest assured, I'm here at the White House with my family, feeling great, and working hard on beh...More..