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China says it may hike tariffs on USA pork, apples, steel pipe

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He says nuclear option would be to sell a "couple hundred billion" in US Treasuries, which would tank markets and raise US interest rates. "'We will end up negotiating these things rather than fighting over them, in my view", Ross said. "It's basically China's blueprint for domination in the industries of the future", the official said. "The proposed trade remedies may not be ideal, but based on past talks, the USA probably feels that without pressure, little progress will be made". Read More »

Students lead rallies for gun control in US

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The rally " March For Our Lives " was held after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people with an assault rifle in a high school in Parkland , state of Florida on February 14, Xinhua reported. Ariana Grande performs at the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington , Saturday, March 24, 2018, on Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Read More »

Teen Injured In Maryland School Shooting Dies

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The 16-year-old girl was gravely injured and is in critical condition, the sheriff's office and UM Prince George's Hospital Center said today. Other family stood behind Melissa as she spoke and a group of friends stood off to one side. Amid the debate, the scene in the hospital lobby was poignantly personal. "On Tuesday of this past week, our lives changed completely and totally forever", said Melissa Willey , Jaelynn's mother. Read More »

China to respond to United States tariffs, resist protectionism -WTO envoy

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It said it has compiled a list of 120 products worth almost $1 billion, including fresh fruit and wine, upon which it would impose a 15 percent tariff if the two countries fail to resolve their trade differences "within a stipulated time". Wei Jianguo, a former vice commerce minister, said China already has a second and third list of possible tariffs ready. European and United States trade officials said this week they were beginning talks to reach a compromise. Read More »

Trade war with USA causes Chinese stock market to decline by 3%

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Han did not mention the United States or President Donald Trump by name, whose announcement of stiff tariffs on imported Chinese steel and aluminum was answered with tariffs and duties on a list of US imports. The call between Mnuchin and Liu was the highest-level exchange between the two governments since Trump signed Thursday's executive order directing United States trade officials to levy tariffs on Chinese products. Read More »

Egypt police kill Alexandria bombing suspects: ministry

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Egypt's police killed six militants on Sunday belonging to a group the authorities accuse of a bombing in the coastal city of Alexandria that targeted a security chief two days before the country holds a presidential election . "He is the one who makes life great here". Egyptian authorities believe the group is an armed wing of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. But that aura has faded over the last four years, which could explain a clampdown ahead of the election on the media and critics. Read More »

Killer Mike Posts Apology Following Appearance In NRA Video

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Rapper and leftist activist Michael Render , aka Killer Mike of the hip-hop group Run The Jewels , justified his NRATV interview after receiving harsh criticism from liberals by saying gun ownership is necessary for "blacks in America living under domestic terror". Read More »

Whistleblower claims Brexit campaign 'cheated' to bend referendum spending rules

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Mr Parkinson disclosed in a statement that he had been in a relationship with Mr Sanni for 18 months, around the time of the referendum - which he implied "coloured his judgement of events". 'He knew the danger it would cause, and that's why he did it. My coming out should have happened at a moment of my choosing - not his or the Government's. Read More »

Turkey's president calls anti-war students "terrorists"

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Afrin's capture is seen as a major step forward for Turkey as it seeks to bolster control along its border with Syria. Another group protested against them, holding anti-war banners and chanting slogans such as "the palace wants war, people want peace", in reference to Erdogan's presidential complex. Read More »

American family of four gassed in Mexico holiday rental

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Friends grew anxious when they failed to show up to the game and wouldn't answer their messages and calls. Mexican authorities said Saturday the American family of four who were found dead in a tourist city died from inhalation of toxic gases. Read More »

From the First Alert Forecast Team

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for much of northeastern South Dakota, southern Minnesota and northern Iowa through Monday morning. More scattered showers return late Tuesday into Wednesday , especially early in the day. " Monday is still cool for this time of year", Avery said. "Winds are light and are mainly from the northerly quarter". It is expected to be sunny on Monday , with highs in the mid 40s, and sunny on Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the upper 40s. Read More »

New data leak hits Aadhaar database, UIDAI dismisses report

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The organisation said that even if the claims were to be true, the security of the utility company had to be raised and not the security of Aadhaar. "Mere availability of Aadhaar number with a third person will not be a security threat to the Aadhaar holder or will not lead to financial/other fraud, as for any transaction, a successful authentication through fingerprint, Iris or OTP of the Aadhaar holder is required", the UIDAI added. Read More »

Trump Says Trade Deal With South Korea 'Close to Being Finished'

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Friction over Korus came about when Mr Trump started to blame the US' large trade deficit with South Korea on the agreement. USA officials had said Friday an agreement could be announced in the coming week. was about US$18 billion (S$23.62 billion) past year, down from US$23 billion in 2016, according to the Korea International Trade Association. Dongbu Steel shares surged as much as 21.8 percent and Husteel shares jumped 7.3 percent, before giving up much of their gains, while Seah Steel ... Read More »

We go naked before Whites for visa, but fight Aadhaar: KJ Alphons

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday attacked the Central Government over Union Minister K.J. Alphons' remarks on the validity of Aadhaar . Earlier on Saturday, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) refuted a report about an alleged Aadhaar database breach and advised people not to be misled by such reports. Read More »

Palestinian Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison

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The unnamed supporter of Tamimi, who was identified by police only as a resident of central Israel in her 40s, was immediately arrested and was set to be brought Thursday before the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court. Lasky said that Israeli authorities were keen to make an example of Tamimi, whose family spearheads regular protests against Israeli occupation in their West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Read More »

Mnuchin: Trump will impose China tariffs if sides can't reach deal

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The Chinese move appeared to be a warning shot aimed at increasing domestic pressure on Mr. Trump by making clear which exporters, including those in farm areas that voted for the president in 2016, might be hurt. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He has told US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that China is ready and capable of safeguarding its national interests. Read More »

USA sends China to-do list to reduce trade imbalance

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An opinion piece in China's Global Times newspaper said Trump was "playing with fire" and warned that Chinese citizens would be able to outlast the American people if it came to a war of attrition on trade. Overall, the nation's farmers shipped almost $20bn of goods to China in 2017, Reuters reported. A senior USA official said the latest US moves are meant to spur Beijing to fulfill longstanding promises to broaden access to the Chinese market. Read More »

France Pays Tribute To Policeman Hailed As 'Hero' During Attack

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A series of attacks hit Trebes on Friday when a 26-year-old Moroccan national , Redouane Lakdim, who was living in Carcassonne and reportedly obtained French citizenship in 2015, hijacked a vehicle, wounding the driver and killing the passenger, drove to Trebes where he took people hostage at a supermarket. Read More »

Yemen Houthi Rebels Fire Missile At Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Airport

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On November 4 previous year, Saudi Arabia thwarted a rebel missile attack on Riyadh worldwide airport that Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman said "may amount to an act of war" involving Iran. Houthis have launched hundreds of ballistic missiles toward Saudi cities, with majority intercepted by Saudi air defense forces. Three missiles targeted Riyadh, the AP said, and the Saudi military said all seven were shot down by Patriot missiles. Read More »