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Workers' unpaid bills piling up as shutdown reaches Day 26

Workers' unpaid bills piling up as shutdown reaches Day 26 Trump invited a bipartisan group of lawmakers for lunch to discuss the standoff, but the White House said Democrats turned down the invitation. When asked if she hopes Trump views the development as a outcome of the shutdown , Pelosi insisted that wasn't the case, saying Trump could give another Oval Office address if he so chose. [Full Article...]

Burger King Trolls Donald Trump With 'Hamberder' Tweet

Burger King Trolls Donald Trump With 'Hamberder' Tweet The chain fast food establishment took to Twitter to mock President Donald Trump's tweet that misspelled the word "hamburgers" as "hamberders". Within one hour, it was all gone. guess... we could... use the..." "I want to see what's here when we leave, because I don't think it's going to be much". "And I said, 'You guys aren't into salads'". [Full Article...]

May's govt faces no-confidence vote after huge Brexit defeat

May's govt faces no-confidence vote after huge Brexit defeat A Conservative "Right to Vote" campaign for a second European Union referendum was launched by MP Phillip Lee, who claimed support for a so-called People's Vote was "growing fast" among his colleagues on the Tory benches. The Chancellor said the European Union would not consider extending Article 50 "unless or until we have a clear plan to go forward" and the "large majority" in the commons ... [Full Article...]

USA eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

USA eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow The drills follow intelligence from the United States over China's growing military might, with concern growing that Taiwan may become a target. The US, of course, is alarmed at the prospect of losing its military and economic supremacy over China in the ongoing shadow-boxing in the Indo-Pacific, where Beijing is also assiduously using its multi-billion-dollar One Belt, One Road (OBOR) and D... [Full Article...]

China Having Hard Time With Tariffs, Will Reach Trade Deal Soon

China Having Hard Time With Tariffs, Will Reach Trade Deal Soon Trump wants Beijing to buy more American goods to narrow the yawning trade gap and allow foreign players better access and protection in the Chinese market. The data also unveiled a 3.5% drop in total exports from China to the U.S.in 2018, which stood at $40.3 billion. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast that exports from China would rise slightly in December. [Full Article...]

Winnipeg Air Traffic Controllers send pizza to US counterparts

Winnipeg Air Traffic Controllers send pizza to US counterparts Air traffic controllers help aircrafts filled with hundreds of people navigate the skies. He says the majority of his members could reach a crisis point if they miss another paycheck. President Trump is refusing to approve a budget unless it includes $5.7bn (£4.5bn) funding for a wall between the USA and Mexico along the Mexican border. [Full Article...]

Saudi energy minister says oil market on right track

Saudi energy minister says oil market on right track Opec and its allies including Russian Federation are slashing production by 1.2 million barrels per day, starting from January 1, to rebalance oil markets and support prices. Last year, media reported that Aramco was planning a US$40-billion bond sale to fund the acquisition that would expand its presence in petrochemicals, but it dropped this plan. [Full Article...]

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says company would not share user secrets

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says company would not share user secrets Ren said he loved his country and was a member of the communist party. "I don't see a close connection between my personal political beliefs and the businesses of Huawei", he said. "He dares to massively cut taxes, which will benefit business", Ren said. Ren is fighting a two-pronged war of words at the moment as some western countries have begun banning the acquisition of Huawei products for ... [Full Article...]

Huawei accused of stealing from United States partners

Huawei accused of stealing from United States partners Reuters could not immediately confirm the report. The criminal investigation now underway is, at least in part, related to the previous T-Mobile allegations, the sources said. Directing the President to impose the same strict penalties originally faced by ZTE on any Chinese telecommunications firm found to be in violation of US export control laws or sanctions. [Full Article...]

These are the five biggest UK Government defeats

These are the five biggest UK Government defeats The government has suffered a crushing defeat over its Brexit deal with MPs voting not to accept it. " What is clear from the correspondence I have received, and conversations I have had with my constituents over the last few months, is that Parliament should reject the Prime Minister's deal ", she said. [Full Article...]

GM electric vehicle strategy last chance for Cadillac's success: executive

GM electric vehicle strategy last chance for Cadillac's success: executive The name of the electric vehicle as well as all additional (technical) details will follow later, closer to the launch date. The General Motors Co. GM's future EV platform, which Cadillac will be the first to use, will be flexible, allowing the company to respond quickly to customer preferences with a relatively short design and development lead time. [Full Article...]

British lawmakers reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal

British lawmakers reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal It has taken more than two years for Mrs May to negotiate the current settlement. British lawmakers will also consider four proposed amendments to May's Brexit deal before they vote on the agreement itself. Ms May now faces a no confidence vote on called by the opposition Labour Party. Last week, May warned British legislators that if the plan was rejected, a catastrophe would follow. [Full Article...]

Volkswagen, Ford form alliance to develop CVs

Volkswagen, Ford form alliance to develop CVs The deal is the latest in a string of alliances across the industry as carmakers face the need to keep up with new technologies and invest billions in research and development. But it is not as successful overseas It struggles to make a profit in Europe where VW is dominant. Ford officials said the VW pickups will initially be available only in the South American, European and African markets. [Full Article...]

Canada asks China for clemency over Robert Lloyd Schellenberg

Canada asks China for clemency over Robert Lloyd Schellenberg Trudeau suggested that China had used its judicial system to pressure Canada over the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, who is also the daughter of Huawei's founder. The global outreach has sparked Chinese ire, including a scathing attack from Beijing's envoy in Ottawa that it smacks of "Western egotism and white supremacy". [Full Article...]

Top auto awards go to Hyundai and Ram

Top auto awards go to Hyundai and Ram South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group won the auto of the Year award for its Genesis G70 and SUV of the Year for Kona at the 2019 Detroit motor show, raising its hopes for a sales boost in the United States. Kamloops, B.C. -born Reid Bigland, CEO of FCA Canada, poses with the award for North American Truck of the Year next to the winning Ram 1500. Hyundai will have a lot to brag about in those c... [Full Article...]

Pound wobbles as uncertainty swirls after May's Brexit defeat

Pound wobbles as uncertainty swirls after May's Brexit defeat Now, they said, May could stop pretending that her deal had a chance of passing and move to discussing more realistic options. "Every day that passes without this issue being resolved means more uncertainty, more bitterness and more rancour", said May, reacting to the huge government loss. [Full Article...]

Congress Will Skip Next Week's Recess If Shutdown Continues

Congress Will Skip Next Week's Recess If Shutdown Continues And there is every indication it will drag on. Rep. Stephanie Murphy claimed a scheduling conflict, but also offered a similar message, saying in a statement that, while she has met with Trump at the White House before, "I continue to believe the Senate should pass and the president should sign the bills reopening government that the House already passed". [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez secures spot on House Financial Services Committee

Ocasio-Cortez secures spot on House Financial Services Committee Ocasio-Cortez didn't need Sullivan to defend her, and laced into Kraushaar herself over the comparison the the president. She was referring to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which white nationalists and neo-Nazis clashed with left-wing counterprotesters. [Full Article...]

Trump confuses New Orleans for Nashville

Trump confuses New Orleans for Nashville Despite Trump's lofty promises, there has been great unease in the agricultural community over the ongoing trade dispute with China. Trump was expected to discuss his trade policies, which have affected farmers , and an $867 billion, 10-year the farm bill he recently signed into law. [Full Article...]

Brexit deal result: Theresa May’s plan rejected by MPs in parliament

Brexit deal result: Theresa May’s plan rejected by MPs in parliament If she fails to win the confidence vote, it could spark another general election - just 73 days before Britain is meant to leave the EU. Moments before the crunch vote, Mrs May told MPs: "Parliament gave the people a choice, we set the clock ticking on our departure and tonight we will determine whether we move forward with a Withdrawal Agreement that honours the vote and sets us on course for a... [Full Article...]


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