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Trump threatens China with more than $500bn in USA trade tariffs

Trump threatens China with more than $500bn in USA trade tariffs Trump on Friday slapped tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports, and Beijing fired back by taxing an equal amount of US products. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said "retaliatory tariffs " took effect. At the time he announced the tariffs , back in mid-June , Trump said the current U.S. The port of Shanghai had put on hold clearing some U.S. imports through customs, said an official at ... [Full Article...]

Novichok confirmed as cause of mystery poisoning near Salisbury

Novichok confirmed as cause of mystery poisoning near Salisbury But the exposure of two British citizens to such a unsafe nerve agent will stoke fears that Novichok could be lingering at sites around the ancient English city of Salisbury. The people affected are not officially named by police, who still believe they have fallen victim to a contaminated batch of drugs - "possibly heroin or crack cocaine". [Full Article...]

Trump to mostly avoid London during trip

Trump to mostly avoid London during trip Trump will arrive from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday and will attend a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace , a country house near Oxford where Churchill was born in 1874. She said: "We are a free and open democracy, and we believe in the right to peaceful protest". I would also say that I think the majority of British people understand the importance of th... [Full Article...]

5 insane numbers from the 2018 World Cup

5 insane numbers from the 2018 World Cup But the big news, in a tournament that's not been light on high drama, is the departure of five-time champions and one of the pre-tournament strong favourites, Brazil , after they fell to Belgium's "Golden Generation" after one of the most dynamic and thrilling opening halves of the tournament. [Full Article...]

Israeli Air Strike Hits Syrian Army Post Across Golan Border

Israeli Air Strike Hits Syrian Army Post Across Golan Border No one was injured in the Israeli strike, Reuters reports, citing sources within the pro-government forces. Syrian government forces have taken over the southern Nassib crossing on the border with Jordan as rebels agreed to give up their weapons in a deal with Russian Federation, marking a major victory for Syrian President Bashar Assad. [Full Article...]

Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Loses US Extradition Appeal in New Zealand Court

Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Loses US Extradition Appeal in New Zealand Court New Zealand's Court of Appeal upheld the charges against Mr Dotcom and his Megaupload cofounders Mattias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato. "There is nothing to prevent the appellants from raising these issues at trial which, in the circumstances of this case, is in our view where they properly belong", the judges said. [Full Article...]

Rescue postponed for soccer kids trapped in cave

Rescue postponed for soccer kids trapped in cave Authorities now say there are concerns about falling oxygen levels in the chamber where the boys and their coach are trapped. "I believe the training has already started". The death of Kunan, an experienced diver, in the cave system underlines the inherent risks in attempting to move the boys, who are physically weak after days without food. [Full Article...]

Victorian helps to create hybrid rhinos

Victorian helps to create hybrid rhinos The European team of researchers created a few early-stage rhino embryos using a technique called intracytoplasmic sperm injection or ICSI. Science has stepped in with a possible lifeline for the northern white rhino (NWR) and other critically endangered large mammals, according to new research published in Nature Communications . [Full Article...]

Richmondites among adventurer deaths at Shannon Falls

Richmondites among adventurer deaths at Shannon Falls A fourth friend (unnamed) was with them during the tragic incident, and immediately ran to call for help, according to the Vancouver Sun . "If there's one thing I've learned from those handsome humans it's to not take anything for granted and live to your absolute fullest". [Full Article...]

Hawaii Becomes The First State To Ban Sunscreens That Harm Coral Reefs

Hawaii Becomes The First State To Ban Sunscreens That Harm Coral Reefs Companies that sell products with those chemicals will either have to stop selling them or reformulate them without the chemicals. "This bill is a small first step worldwide to really caring about our corals and our reefs in a way that no one else anywhere in the world has done", he said during the bill signing . [Full Article...]

JK Rowling calls out Donald Trump over typos

JK Rowling calls out Donald Trump over typos He misspells "pore" in the tweet. Although, he altered the original tweet, it's unlikely that Trump's writing style or his claims about being a best-selling author will change. Donald Trump has unleashed a tsunami of internet snark after tweeting out praise for his self-declared writing abilities. The original tweet has since been deleted and amended. [Full Article...]

Malaysia tells Chinese firms to suspend projects

Malaysia tells Chinese firms to suspend projects China Communication has said it regrets the suspension. COLOMBO • China vowed yesterday to keep providing financial help, including loans, to Sri Lanka under its Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure plan despite warnings about the island nation's debt mountain. [Full Article...]

World powers back Iran oil exports despite United States sanctions threat

World powers back Iran oil exports despite United States sanctions threat Washington has warned other countries to end trade and investment in Iran and stop buying its oil by early November or face punitive measures. The meeting Friday between Iran, Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China will consider proposals for salvaging the 2015 deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is meant to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police in protective suits investigate latest Novichok poisoning

United Kingdom police in protective suits investigate latest Novichok poisoning Downing Street confirmed that home secretary Sajid Javid will chair a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee today. "It is now time that the Russian state comes forward and explains exactly what has gone on", he said. The source added that Mr Rowley and Ms Sturgess's symptoms were the same as those shown by Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Affected sites include Ame... [Full Article...]

Powerful blast heard in gov't-held area in Syria's Daraa: monitor group

Powerful blast heard in gov't-held area in Syria's Daraa: monitor group The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday there were "divisions among rebel groups" over whether to agree to the terms proposed by Russian Federation. That blend of military pressure and negotiated surrenders has expanded the regime's control of Daraa province to around 60 percent - double what it held when it began operations on June 19. [Full Article...]

Trump says nuclear talks with North Korea 'going well'

Trump says nuclear talks with North Korea 'going well' A U.S. delegation, led by U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, met with North Korean officials on Sunday in the truce village of Panmunjom. The U.S. Pompeo's meeting in the North Korean capital will be his first with officials from the country since the landmark Trump-Kim summit. Either Kim Jong-un deceived President Trump or Kim does not control the military in North Korea. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Wants More Time to Reunite Families Separated at the Border

Trump Administration Wants More Time to Reunite Families Separated at the Border Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters on Thursday that the government now has just under 3,000 separated immigrant children in its care, backtracking on previous claims that the number was closer to 2,047. ACF/HHS/Handout via REUTERS Occupants at Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors in Brownsville, Texas, are seen in this photo provided by the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump blasts calls to abolish ICE, but could it really happen?

Trump blasts calls to abolish ICE, but could it really happen? Many protesters held signs with the slogan at marches across the country this the weekend, and several leading Democrats echoed the grassroots catchphrase. That is why wiser Democratic leaders have tried to temper the anti-ICE rhetoric coming from their base. The majority of the country sides with Democrats on immigration in general. [Full Article...]

'Tiny Beryl' becomes first hurricane of the season

However, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said another low-pressure system a few hundred miles southeast of North Carolina may develop into a tropical depression and move slowly or stall over the weekend. Beryl's "very small size" is making forecasting hard for the National Hurricane Center . This is the second named storm of the 2018 hurricane season . [Full Article...]

Trump Accepts Scott Pruitt Resignation After EPA Chief Reaches Peak Swampiness

Trump Accepts Scott Pruitt Resignation After EPA Chief Reaches Peak Swampiness For months he had ranked as a personal confidant and influential policy adviser to the president, commiserating with Trump over negative stories and indiscreet aides while praising the commander-in-chief for his intelligence and political acumen. [Full Article...]


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