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Trump increases pressure on Mexico and Canada to sign NAFTA

The Trudeau government has been lobbying aggressively for Canada to be excluded from the tariffs, but there have been conflicting signals from the White House about the possibility of any exemptions. He said it was only upon careful calculation of import effects that the numbers landed at 25 per cent and 10 per cent. "NAFTA discussions will be part of that only because NAFTA is an important part of the security relationship within the hemisphere". Read More »

Canada, Mexico will be temporarily exempted from United States metals tariffs


Lighthizer's remarks seemed to be another attempt by the United States to pressure Canada and Mexico into a deal. Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton was expected to have dinner Wednesday with U.S. "While I appreciate the President listening to our case for exempting Canada and Mexico, these tariffs should be further narrowed in order to reduce unintended consequences". Read More »

UB Women Whip Western Michigan, Move Into Title Game


That Miami team has come a long way from January 6 when we played them. "We have to give them our best shot because we are going to take their best shot". Along with Dickerson and Kluesner, junior guard Leah Purvis came off the bench to drop in 13 points, two rebounds and two assists. Elijah Minnie scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Eastern Michigan rallied with a 28-4 second-half run to beat Akron 67-58 in a Mid-American Conference quarterfinal, defeating the Zips for the first ... Read More »

ACLU sues ICE over alleged separation of asylum-seeking families


Migrants separated from their children after they were detained for illegally entering the United States filed a class action lawsuit on Friday, claiming there are "hundreds" of parents in the same situation, and that the Trump administration is violating their due process rights. Read More »

Chaos of Florida school shooting heard in 911 calls, radio traffic


Are there any children on this floor? The legislation is a sweeping gun and school-safety bill that would make many changes to Florida's gun laws. The measure would raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 and create a waiting period on weapons sales. According toThe Daily Mail, Ciaramello was not at school during the time of the shooting but his younger brother was. Read More »

Russian spy attack: United Kingdom military to support police investigation


A total of 21 people, including a police sergeant who was hospitalized in serious condition, have received medical treatment after coming into contact with the nerve agent . Sergei Skripal , a 66 year old former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia , are believed to have been the target of a deliberate "hit". Read More »

Full Strength Pacers Dominate Hawks


Collison came off the bench for 20 minutes, scoring 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go along with five assists and no turnovers. Bojan Bogdanovic led IN (38-28) with 21 points, one of five Pacers to reach double-figure scoring. The Pacers poured it on in the third quarter, with Oladipo scoring 15 of his points, including a step-back 3-pointer that gave in an 83-53 lead. The Hawks (20-46) would not dig their way out of their early hole. Read More »

Fallen Deputy Jacob Pickett to be laid to rest Friday


During Friday's procession and funeral, officers from across central IN will take over patrols IN Boone County, so agencies there can pay their final respects to Deputy Pickett. The governor directed flags to be flown at half-staff in in Boone, Hendricks, Tipton and Marion counties in honor of Pickett's sacrifice. Hoosiers can pay their respects Thursday to a fallen Boone County deputy . Read More »

OPP monitoring roads for distracted drivers this March break


OPP officials say distracted drivers were behind 83 road fatalities on OPP-patrolled roads in 2017, surpassing 57 speed-related deaths, 46 alcohol/drug-related deaths, and 49 deaths linked to not wearing a seat belt. The campaign's focus is to remind motorists of the dangers of being distracted while driving. The fine for using a hand-held device is $490 including the victim fine surcharge and three demerit points. Read More »

Republican Senator Jeff Flake vows bill to undo tariffs

Moreover, there is a risk, albeit slight, that imposing tariffs could set off a beggar-thy-neighbor trade war. Even though tariffs on Mexico and Canada were excluded from President's Trump's announcement, he says he has no problem with them. Read More »

French cheese crowned champion in world competition


Silvain Diedrichs of Savencia Cheese USA in New Holland, Pennsylvania holds a wheel of Esquirrou , the 2018 World Champion Cheese. With the contest's announcement describing its flavor as having "nutty notes and a toasted wheat aroma", Esquirrou earned a score of 98.376 out of 100 to take home the gold (yellow?). Read More »

European Central Bank holds interest rates steady


Unilateral decisions on trade policy are unsafe and disputes should be settled using worldwide bodies, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday, in the wake of US plans to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium. Read More »

China to Open Financial Sector, May Release a Cryptocurrency


He also pointed out that the opening up of the financial sector includes not only widening market access for foreign investors, but also the global expansion of China's domestic financial institutions and promotion of global use of yuan. "We don't want to create products for speculation ... the illusion of getting rich overnight is not a good thing". Despite some speculation to the contrary, Zhou didn't formally unveil any kind of digital currency product - rather, he outlined what it may ... Read More »

China foreign minister urges US-N.Korea dialogue


China called for direct dialogue between North Korea and the United States to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula and warned there was still the potential for chaos amid the stand-off over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme. Nevertheless, the diplomatic process "will be clouded by various interferences", according to Wang. "We must not let the opportunity slip by". The world's two largest economies "should strive to be partners in cooperation", Wang said. Read More »

Buckingham MP and House of Commons Speaker John Bercow rejects bullying claims


MPs weren't sitting in the House of Commons today but his spokesman said that "The Speaker completely and utterly refutes the allegation". She added: "Any suggestion to the contrary is simply untrue". Mr Farrelly and Mr Pritchard have denied all allegations against them. 'These allegations were investigated and not upheld. Labour's Jess Phillips and Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas said on Friday that more must be done to tackle an inherent bullying culture which would be ... Read More »

NJ Transit train hits vehicle in Atlantic County


None of the 120 riders and crew members on board the train at the time of the incident was injured, according to NJ Transit. Rail service was halted in both direction between Atco and Egg Harbor, the agency said. At least one person was being transported to an area hospital. NJ Transit is offering substitute bus service to accommodate passengers. The River Line light rail service is also cross-honoring tickets. Read More »

Drugs suspect Lamarr Chambers released after 47 days without defecating


Lamarr Chambers, 24, was arrested in Harlow, Essex, on January 17 and officers tweeted updates of what they described as "poo watch" until the force chose to release him from custody on March 5 "following medical and legal advice". Before his release, Chambers had already broken the British record for spending the most days in police custody without pooing - which was previously 23 days. Read More »

Trump vetoed Miss Universe contestants for being 'too ethnic' or 'too dark-skinned'


The celebrity real estate mogul, who ran the pageant from 1996 to 2015 had a special room backstage where he would review the judges' favorite participants a few days before the competition. The company also included British music executive Rob Goldstone, who in 2016 would reach out to Trump's eldest son, Don Jr., to convey a Russian lawyer wanted to have a meeting with him in the Trump Tower. Read More »

Danish inventor denies murder of journalist Kim Wall as trial begins


Neither the cause of death nor the motive has been established, but investigators believe Wall was strangled or had her throat cut as part of a sadistic sex crime. "I tried first with an arm, and that went very fast". The torso had been attached to a metal object to weigh it down. He said Wall's blood was found on Madsen's nose and his bodysuit, and that detectives found violent videos and texts about killing women on Madsen's laptop and an external hard drive. Read More »

Perth Schoolgirl 'Unlikely To Survive' After Electric Shock From Garden Tap


It is estimated 230 volts ran through her body. Doctors said even though Woods can breathe on her own, she's unlikely to live - and if she did, it would be in a "vegetative state". Lacey said she and her other six children were now scared to touch light switches or metal objects. Her mother said about 200 people, including strangers, have visited the little girl in hospital to hold her hand and sing to her. Read More »

EC unveils action plan for FinTech and blockchain


To date the United Kingdom has led Europe in financial technology, with the City of London attracting most of the capital flowing into the sector. In the United Kingdom some fear Brexit could prompt companies and staff to relocate elsewhere, which would be an opportunity for rival capitals. Read More »

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) Shares Bought by Timber Hill LLC

Sempra Energy has a one year low of $100.63 and a one year high of $122.97. Oppenheimer Inc owns 2,921 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. About 310,808 shares traded. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $11800 target in Friday, August 4 report. As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Read More »

CT governor: NRA like a 'terrorist organization'


That's who they are, that's what they do. We will boycott your company.' That's who they are. Malloy said that in 1999 - the same year as the Columbine High School shooting - the NRA declared that teachers should not be armed. "Public safety isn't improved by eliminating the NRA training and standards. or calling people who disagree with you "terrorists", she said. In a statement released by spokesperson Jennifer Baker , the NRA condemned the governor's remarks. Read More »

China to make justified response for trade war with US


Speaking at China's annual legislative meeting, the National People's Congress, Wang spoke at length on Thursday about the need, and desire, for cooperation between the U.S. China will host the SCO summit in the port of Qingdao in June. China's opposition to a United Nations ban on Pakistani terrorist Masood Azhar and India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group has also tested their relationship. Read More »

Filipino chief justice asks people to fight authoritarianism


Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is facing two ouster attempts, including by President Rodrigo Duterte's administration. Speaking to the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines, Sereno, now facing ouster bids, said infighting in any organization is normal as she expressed hopes that this could be resolved. Read More »

Spice Girl 'wet sofa on drugs', says estranged husband


According to court documents, he feared she was so hooked on medication she would "overdose and die like Michael Jackson". She also accused him of abuse, which he denied. Phoenix added that she did not bond with Belafonte and that he was mean to her and her sisters. "He would be very aggressive with Angel and Maddie if they broke the 'rules, ' like talking when he was on the phone". Read More »

Turkey orders detention of 186 for Gulen links


Some 19 people stand accused of terrorism, including some of the most well-known journalists in the country such as former editor-in-chief Can Dundar - who has sought refuge in Germany and is being tried in absentia - and his successor at the head of the newspaper, Murat Sabuncu, who has been detained for 495 days. Read More »

Duminy's blistering knock guides United to 182 against Zalmi


They made 182 for five, one short of the highest score made in the third edition. It was the second biggest total scored in the PSL. Islamabad United: Misbah-ul- Haq (c), Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell, Shadab Khan, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat. Read More »

European Union count on exclusion from U.S. metal tariffs

European Union trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom vowed to press for an EU exemption from USA tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum when she meets her American counterpart in Brussels Saturday. "There are only losers in a trade war". Other officials at the EU, by far the biggest trading partner of the United States by value, have warned it could take countermeasures including European tariffs on USA oranges, tobacco and bourbon. Read More »

YOU CAN TWEET THIS: MLS in 3-year deal with Twitter


The deal comes at a time when the digital and social media companies are competing for sports rights, just as broadcast and cable networks compete for television rights. Univision is producing the games out of Miami. Twitter gets to maintain their presence in the live-sports market, and MLS gets another audience, an audience that in theory should line up with their desired demographic. Read More »

Fighting Illini men's basketball land third member of 2018 recruiting class


Samba Kane comes in as a 7-foot power forward out of Florida Preparatory Academy. He played his sophomore season at Regis Jesuit in Aurora, Colo., after moving to the United States. Kane joins the 2018 class that includes five-star Morgan Park guard Ayo Dosunmu and 6-5 wing Alan Griffin from NY. There is now one open scholarship available. Read More »