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Trump tariff package would impose $60 billion in levies on China annually

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill, who have largely been shut out of administration deliberations, fear tariffs would stunt economic benefits in the US that could be stemming from the GOP tax cuts. The nation is also coordinating with the European Union on how to address the tariffs. China can always find other buyers for its steel, but American-based auto manufacturers or construction firms have no such option-they have to buy steel from somewhere, and domestic production doesn't come close to ... Read More »

Nikki Haley's Warning About Russia

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This is a defining moment". "It must account for its actions". The country's permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, said they demanded material proof be found. Mrs Haley's words come on the same day Mrs May announced that 23 Russian diplomats were being expelled in retaliation. Moscow's Ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, even suggested the United Kingdom might have been responsible for the attack in an attempt to smear Russian Federation. Read More »

Is Trump Preparing to Fire Robert Mueller?

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Mueller's team sent the questions as a preliminary step in negotiations for an interview with the President, and the special counsel's office would ask Trump questions in the interview, according to the New York Times . Trump's personal lawyer was this weekend reported to have called for the Mueller investigation to be brought to an end. "'What is the Mueller probe should never have been started, and that there was no collusion, and there was no crime, witch hunt?' We were looking for the ... Read More »

Package explodes at San Antonio FedEx facility, days after Austin blasts

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According to officials, the medium-sized package contained metal shrapnel and nails and was headed to Austin when it exploded on a conveyer track, injuring one person. Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, there could be a connection with the four recent Austin explosions, FBI San Antonio spokeswoman Michelle Lee said. Read More »

Mahmoud Abbas Blames Hamas For Gaza Attack On PM's Convoy

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Over the last three months, Abbas has said that Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv as the "slap of the century" - a move that, in Abbas' view, disqualifies him from any role in future peace talks between the PA and Israel. Read More »

Xi strikes nationalistic tone in closing speech to Congress

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With the endorsement of the rubber-stamp parliament for a restructuring of government agencies and the way cleared to stay power indefinitely, Xi told the nation to realize the goals set out by the Chinese Communist Party to achieve a moderately prosperous society. Read More »

MS governor signs bill banning abortions after 15 weeks

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The law's only exceptions are if a fetus has health problems making it "incompatible with life" outside of the womb at full term, or if a pregnant woman's life or a "major bodily function" is threatened by pregnancy. Only physicians who are board-certified in obstetrics/gynecology can perform abortions, even though doctors routinely perform other types of procedures outside their speciality. Read More »

Rwanda: African Union Rallies Members Ahead of Landmark Trade Deal

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Mr Barrow who will be accompanied by a large delegation will Wednesday join other African leaders to sign an agreement that will launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (the AfCFTA), making the continent the largest free trade area created since the formation of the World Trade Organisation. Read More »

South Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ex-President Lee: Yonhap

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In the warrant request, investigators pointed to Lee as the real owner of an auto company named DAS, which he has always been suspected of owning and controlling to hide his assets and create secret slush funds. They also said Lee could attempt to destroy evidence, judging from his denial of most of the charges made against him in a 21-hour long questioning session last week. Read More »

Russia: Vladimir Putin re-elected for another six years

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In a statement released Monday, the far-right party also praised Putin for bringing Russian Federation back to prominence on the world stage. The poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain along with fresh sanctions from Washington over allegations of meddling in the USA 2016 election have isolated Moscow to an extent not seen since the Cold War. Read More »

Some Agreement on Brexit

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While some sectors may need more than 20 months to prepare for post-Brexit life, this is a victory for common sense that will help protect living standards, jobs and growth. Brexit negotiators Michel Barnier for the European Union, and the UK's David Davis, revealed the 130-page transition deal document at a press conference on Monday, local time. Read More »

Homes blitzed as wildfires rage Down Under

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Mr Spindler loaded his wife and three boys, who all have cerebral palsy, into the vehicle along with the family cat Patches. When furniture maker Steve Jory left for work it was a small blaze in the distance. Euan Ferguson has been appointed coordinator-general to oversee the recovery operation. The fire also set off an argument among Australia's politicians on whether climate change was a contributing factor to the blazes. Read More »

Russian Federation votes with strongman Putin set for 4th term

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Addressing his supporters at a victory rally in Moscow, Putin said the election result was a recognition of what had been achieved in the past few years, despite hard conditions. He said it's unacceptable that the election was also conducted in annexed Crimea. Rising tensions with the West over the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in Britain, and new sanctions from Washington over alleged election meddling, strengthen the impression of a Russian Federation at loggerheads with ... Read More »

Trump forced staff to sign NDAs that last past his presidency

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Post columnist Ruth Marcus got ahold of a draft NDA levying $10 million penalties on employees who dare speak about just about anything they do on the job. 'I've never seen one, I've never been aske dot sign one and I've never signed one, ' Gidley said. 'While non-disclosure agreements are common-place and common practice for previous administrations, I can say that the report that staff were required or asked to sign $10 million non-disclosure agreements is not true, ' the spokesman said. Read More »

S.Korea announces date for military drills with US

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It will focus on the upcoming visit to Pyongyang of a group of artists and a South Korean Taekwondo exhibition team to perform in public in the North Korean capital. The larger of the two exercises, Foal Eagle, is a field training exercise with about 11,500 US troops and about 290,000 South Korean troops, according to a Pentagon spokesman, Marine Lt. Read More »

Proteas not stressing about Rabada availability

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Philander explained he had been hacked the morning after his account featured a tweet suggesting Smith was "trying football skills to get a penalty" and was " just as guilty " as Rabada . "He's quite a relaxed human being, but on the field he's as competitive as anyone else". "It would be fantastic (for the series), I think everyone wants to see him on the field". Read More »

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang re-elected for second five-year term

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The Chinese government aims to maintain high economic growth rates while controlling the risks from the country's swelling debt. Li was nominated for the premiership by Xi. Yang, 64, has held various party positions in Shanghai and Tibet, but starting in 2014, he has worked for the former anti-graft watchdog under Wang. Read More »

Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:SMLP) Pressured Under Trend Lines

Hess Midstream Partners LP has a 1-year low of $18.32 and a 1-year high of $26.78. A rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy recommendation. Investors could set buy and sell price points around target prices to maximize returns. ARRIS International plc (ARRS) stock price recognized negative trend built on latest movement of 200 SMA with -0.82% during the course of recent market activity. Read More »

JNU professor booked on sexual harassment charges

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A police team visited the professor's house on Saturday to serve the notice, but found the house locked. The woman was constantly being contacted on her cell phone by police officers but it was switched off, another officer said. The students have threatened intensification of the protest if the cops do not take concrete action against Johri by Monday. The JNU campus also saw frenetic action on Saturday, with the students union demanding that the administration suspend the professor and get ... Read More »

Anti-corruption purge was 'extremely necessary', says Saudi Crown Prince

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Saudi Arabia leads a coalition fighting the Huthi rebels, who are allegedly backed by Iran but has come under criticism for strikes on civilian targets and blockades of humanitarian aid. But as in the United Kingdom, the crown prince's visit is also expected to be met by protesters, with demonstrations planned in cities such as Boston and Washington , DC. Read More »

Penny Hardaway hired as Memphis basketball coach

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The announcement will be broadcast live on WMC Action News 5. His Memphis East High School team won its third straight Class AAA state championship over the weekend. "I'm proud of the work my staff and I have done to serve the players, the school and the community in leading us to a 21-13 season this year", Smith said in a released statement. Read More »