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China warns U.S. no deal if tariffs go ahead

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Ross did not speak to reporters in the lobby of his Beijing hotel on Saturday afternoon. If the U.S. moves forward with sanctions, "all the economic and trade achievements negotiated by the two parties will be void", Xinhua state news agency said in a statement. Read More »

U.S. military actions killed almost 500 civilians in Trump's first year

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It noted that a total of 499 persons were killed and 169 injured and cautioned that " more than 450 reports of civilian casualties from 2017 remained to be assessed", and indication the overall total could increase. The only comparable figures released by former President Barack Obama came in 2016, when he signed an executive order requiring the government to release figures for civilian casualties caused by US airstrikes meant to target combatants in non-war zones. Read More »

Hunt for missing MH370 flight ends in mystery

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Ocean Infinity sent the multi-purpose offshore vessel Seabed Constructor to search the area on a no cure, no pay basis worth $70 million. "We have come to a stage where we can not keep searching for something we can not find", Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters Wednesday. Read More »

Senior North Korean envoy delivers Kim's letter to Trump

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The ceremonial arrival represents a propaganda coup for a regime that has endured decades of isolation, and raises the possibility that the summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un will go ahead in Singapore on 12 June or soon after. "Well, this was a very good meeting". During the upcoming Japan-U.S. summit, Abe is expected to call on Trump to bring up the abduction issue in his meeting with Kim. Read More »

Colorado State University lowers hurricane season prediction to 'near average'

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This is opposite to the pattern that would enhance the development of tropical storms and hurricanes (lower surface pressure, rising air and converging surface winds). Hurricane season ends November 30, with the peak usually occurring in September. A closely watched hurricane forecast provided some good news on a stormy Thursday, despite last week's premature start to hurricane season. Read More »

Donald Trump accuses Robert Mueller of leaking secret letter from lawyers

Shortly before The New York Times published its story, however, Mr. Trump accused Mueller's team or Justice Department officials of leaking information to the media. But someone should ask him who were the "policymakers" to whom he " reported " who decided not to tell candidate Trump about the Obama administration's investigation. Read More »

ONTARIO VOTES: Wynne Concedes Defeat, Urges Voters to Choose Liberals

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This may only be the second time in Canadian history that a sitting leader of a provincial party has basically admitted she or he is not winning an election they were campaigning in. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath spoke at an event in Peterborough later Saturday and called Wynne's decision "disappointing". "And I'm okay with that", Wynne said. Read More »

Venezuela Releases Dozens of Political Activists

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The issue of the prisoners has been a sticking point during reconciliation talks, and opposition leader Lady Gomez said discussions with Maduro on Thursday were focused on ending political persecution. It also freed Joshua Holt, a Utah man who had been jailed almost two years earlier on weapons charges that United States officials considered bogus. Ceballos was first arrested in March 2014, then moved to house arrest and sent back to prison in 2016. Read More »

Elderly man hit, killed by woman driving on ME baseball field

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The diamond is ready for the Major League Baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on October 2, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook for the latest ME news. The case went cold for many years before Fulton police followed a tip that came out following a Facebook post in 2012 by retired Fulton Police Department Lieutentant Russ Johnson. Read More »

Six major allies blast US over tariffs

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Mr Trump has said the tariffs are needed to protect U.S. steel and aluminium industries vital to the nation's security. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement that the tariffs were "imposed under a false pretext of safeguarding USA national security". Read More »

Psychiatrist in JonBenet Ramsey Case Murdered

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Hoster said there was no indication that family members of the victims were in danger. On Thursday, former forensic psychiatrist Dr. Steven Pitt , 59, was shot and killed near Scottsdale and Bell Road at the address of Steven Pitt & Associates. Read More »

Pro-choice campaigners take abortion pills in Northern Ireland

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Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers moved in to seize some of the pills and the tiny robot, less than the size of an A4 page, which was used to distribute them. Former DUP health minister Jim Wells watched from the other side of the road as the activists picketed the party offices. "I believe Theresa May is not going to endanger the supply and confidence arrangement on this issue", he said. Read More »

U.S. takes another swing at China with investment restrictions

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On Tuesday, the White House announced $50bn of tariffs on goods imported from China "to protect domestic technology and intellectual property from certain discriminatory and burdensome trade practices by China". AFBF hasn't analyzed the potential impact to agriculture. While Trump campaigned heavily on taking bold steps against perceived foul play in global trade by China, those set to suffer the most from the new tariffs will be Canada, Mexico and the European Union, who exported $23 ... Read More »

US millionaire charged with labourer's nuclear bunker death

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The second type of second degree murder is what Beckwitt has been charged with. The 27-year-old defendant is expected to soon be out on bond. Bonsib called Beckwitt "an unusual individual" in court Thursday, saying the tunnel project was meant "to create a secure bunker because of [Beckwitt's] concern about worldwide tensions, North Korea , intercontinental ballistic missiles", the Post reports. Read More »

European Union announces retaliation against Trump tariffs

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Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said, "The U.S. leaves us no choice but to proceed with a WTO dispute settlement case and the imposition of additional duties on a number of U.S. Reacting to that comment, Lester told VOA News that while "we're not talking about the end of the world, that's true, but it's still bad for the economy". Read More »

Melania Trump Stays Behinds While Trump, Rest Of Family Visit Camp David

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Asked about the first lady's health before he boarded the presidential helicopter on the South Lawn, Trump pointed to the second floor of the White House and said: "She's doing great". Melania, who was born and grew up in Slovenia, has not announced when she will next make a public appearance alongside her 71-year-old husband. It was a "successful procedure", President Donald Trump tweeted on her first day at the hospital. Read More »

Catalonia: Madrid's direct rule ends with new Catalan government

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Spain's central government last month recognised the powers of newly-elected Catalan president Torra but refused to ratify his first choice of councillors because four of them face charges linked to the failed independence drive. The swearing-in ends months of political limbo in the northeastern region after the independence bid last October caused Spain's biggest political crisis in decades. Read More »

Kashmir on edge after CRPF vehicle mows down protester

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Police later took the custody of the body and said they would allow only a handful of relatives to take the body for burial in the city's main martyr's graveyard where hundreds of rebels and civilians killed since the start of an anti-India armed rebellion are buried. Read More »

Italy crisis: populists set to form government

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Mattarella then asked pro-austerity economist Carlo Cottarelli to form a caretaker government. Three months of political deadlock ended as western Europe's first populist government took charge in Italy, prompting cheers from the continent's leading Eurosceptics and a surge in the Milan stock market. Read More »

Trump isn’t special, United States presidents always start trade wars with Europe

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The tariffs are also unlikely to force the Mexican government's hand, especially given current electoral dynamics. The candidate of the governing party, José Antonio Meade, is a distant third in polls and is unlikely to win. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the U.S. decision has damaged trans-Atlantic relations and rejected a USA offer to continue negotiations while the tariffs were in place. Read More »

Visa suffers ‘service disruption’ across Europe

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Visa is working to fix the system error, but can not confirm when the system will be operational again. "We are doing our best to help our customers and apologise for any inconvenience ". Visa have spoken out on the current issues, explaining in a statement: "Visa is now experiencing a service disruption". "We will provide an update as soon as we have one". Read More »

Parent of Texas shooting victim: Trump kept mentioning arming teachers

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The meeting was not open to reporters, but Rhonda Hart, whose 14-year-old daughter was killed in the shooting, told the Associated Press about the content of the meeting. Trump briefly strayed from gun rights dogma after the Parkland shooting, but quickly backpedaled. Not all of the people who met with Trump on Thursday were unimpressed, though. Read More »

United States allies vow to retaliate over Trump's metal tariffs

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US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross , who announced the tariffs, said in an interview on Thursday that any retaliatory measures are unlikely to have much impact on the US economy. "This is protectionism, pure and simple", European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said in a statement on the U.S. measures. The Trump administration has given permanent metals tariff exemptions to several countries including Australia, Argentina and South Korea, but in each case set import quotas. Read More »

Vietnam speaks out after USA warships sail near Paracel Islands

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Declining to rate America's ability to destroy the islands on a scale from 1 to 10, McKenzie said that "the United States military has had a lot of experience in the Western Pacific taking down small islands". The Global Times, a state-backed Chinese tabloid that does not reflect official policy, said in an editorial on Thursday that China must prepare to forcefully respond to any "extreme" USA interference in the South China Sea. Read More »

Trump announces summit with North Korea is back on

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The White House gave him a respectful greeting upon his arrival, with White House chief of staff John F. Kelly meeting him at the ceremonial diplomatic entrance on the South Lawn in full view of television cameras and photographers. Trump cited increasingly bellicose statements from the North - and ignored messages about summit logistics - when he announced he was backing out of the summit in a strongly worded letter. Read More »

US imposes steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico

The EU's trade chief, Cecilia Malmstrom, said that the USA decision to impose tariffs "is further weakening the Trans-Atlantic relations". The president said he would be calling leaders from both countries to discuss trade this weekend while he's at Camp David. Read More »

North Korea summit back on for June 12

Trump said Friday he believed Kim Jong Un would agree to denuclearization, but the two countries have offered differing visions of what that entails. " I may be in for a big surprise, folks ", he said. Asked Friday if he was confident that the North Korean regime was committed to denuclearization, the president said: "I think they want to do that". Read More »

Televangelist Says God NEEDS Him To Have a $54 Million Private Jet

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The 68-year-old minister of God and wealth has his preachery eyes on brand new Dassault Falcon 7X, a business jet with an operational range of just under 6,000 nautical miles. And I said, 'What do you mean?' In the video, he says if Jesus were alive today, "he wouldn't be riding a donkey", and he says the jet will help him spread the gospel more effectively. Read More »

Al Qaeda Calls Out Saudi Arabia For Involving Themselves With WWE

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An image on the cover of Vogue Arabia of a Saudi princess behind the wheel of a red convertible has sparked anger in the conservative kingdom following the jailing of activists who campaigned for women to be allowed to drive. A Vogue cover featuring a Saudi princess behind the wheel of a convertible has prompted criticism online as its publication follows the nation's arrest of almost a dozen women's right activists. Read More »

USA vetoes United Nations resolution on protecting Palestinians

There were four abstentions including Britain. The initial vote was on a resolution, drafted by Kuwait, which called for the secretary-general to propose ways to ensure "international protection" for Palestinians civilians and demanded that Israel's military cease any "use of excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force". Read More »

In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name

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Mattis announced during the ceremony that U.S. Pacific Command will now be known as U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Pentagon officials have increasingly referred to the "Indo-Pacific" rather than the "Asia Pacific " an acknowledgement of what they see as the growing importance of the Indian Ocean region. Read More »

United States defence secretary Mattis reaffirms commitment to regional engagement during Singapore visit

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Mr Mattis told the security summit that Beijing had deployed military hardware including anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles and electronic jammers to locations across the South China Sea. And he says the USA remains committed to ensuring free and open transit in the region. But he says the US welcomes cooperation with China wherever possible, and says he accepted Beijing's invitation to visit there soon. Read More »