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Pence: U.S. Won't Budge to Avoid Cold War With China

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A string of comments from both the United States president himself and his top economic advisor Larry Kudlow over the past several weeks indicated that there is movement towards a deal. "We have another $267bn [in tariffs ready] to go, if we want to", he said. Trade tensions have escalated between Beijing and Washington this year as Trump has slapped $250 billion of Chinese products with new tariffs. Read More »

Trump and Xi Likely to Get Only Framework Trade Deal, Ross Says

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It now appears that the 2 world powers are close to a favorable deal on trade, and will move to relieve the tensions that have roiled the market for the last few months. But whether or not Washington and Beijing will be able to strike a deal and avoid a looming sharp hike in tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods remains uncertain. Read More »

Judge Sides with CNN in Dispute Over White House Access

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The CNN lawsuit called the revocation "an unabashed attempt to censor the press and exclude reporters from the White House who challenge and dispute the President's point of view". More than a a dozen outlets joined CNN in its argument , including Fox News Channel and the White House Correspondents' Association, as Trump's team signaled at Wednesday's hearing POTUS believes he has the options of pulling other journalists' credentials. Read More »

Melania Never Met Nat'l Secretary Aide She Publicly Bashed, Ousted

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A seat was pulled from the National Security Council to accommodate a journalist, which angered the official. Mrs. Trump's office said Wednesday that she gets along well with the embattled Mr. The newspaper also reported that she repeatedly clashed with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis over "staffing decisions and policy differences". Read More »

Apple stock decline slows down; Zuckerberg not an iOS fan

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Facebook said Thursday it has cut times with a Washington public relations firm, Definers, which the Times said Facebook hired to discredit opponents. "Definers did encourage members of the press to look into the funding of 'Freedom from Facebook , ' an anti-Facebook organization". Without naming Soros, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor, the company said its actions were aimed not at fueling anti-Semitism but rather at showing that the backlash was funded by a "well-known critic" ... Read More »

California wildfires: List of missing passes 600 as hunt for victims continues

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Honea said the number of those missing was likely to fluctuate as people call in to report loved ones unaccounted for or found alive. Almost 9000 homes and other buildings, including most of the town, were incinerated last Thursday night, hours after the blaze erupted, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Read More »

Nine killed, 35 missing in California wildfire; Malibu threatened

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In an early morning tweet, he wrote "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor". The two bodies were found severely burned inside a vehicle on a long residential driveway in Malibu, Los Angeles County sheriff's Chief John Benedict said. Read More »

President Trump Goes After Mueller Team: They've Gone Nuts!

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They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want. He says the inquiry is a "witch hunt". The senators are concerned about Whitaker's past criticism of the Mueller probe, which is looking at Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties to US President Donald Trump's campaign. Read More »

'Good Samaritan' couple and homeless vet they raised $400K for all arrested

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Kate McClure and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico, of Bordentown, New Jersey, made headlines after setting up a fundraising page for Johnny Bobbitt a year ago. In September, officers raided the couples' home , seizing the BMW, financial statements, along with jewelry and cash. A complaint obtained by NBC10 alleged the trio conspired to make up a fake story to raise money. Read More »

Michelle Obama admits she and Barack had marriage counselling

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On November 11, the 54-year-old appeared on ABC News special with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts , where she opened up on feeling "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage almost 20 years ago . That was the first time I'd really experienced someone taking my voice and balling it up and distorting it. In an interview with Good Morning America , Michelle Obama discussed her relationship with Barack Obama . Read More »

‘MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!’: Trump Goes Ballistic, Attacks Macron, Mocks France

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After slamming Macron on defense, Trump's went on to attack his standing as president: "The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France , 26%, and an unemployment rate of nearly 10%". The French Government today lamented the lack of decency in the messages posted on Twitter by US President Donald Trump , in which he was particularly critical of his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron . Read More »

Majority of locals in Yemen's Hodeida fled amid clashes

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The Guardian reported that the World Food Program managed to distribute aid today, despite conflicting reports of sporadic airstrikes. Almost three quarters of Hodeida's estimated 600,000 people have escaped since June, a figure that underscores the dire situation in the city that serves as the main entry point for food and aid, the UNHCR said. Read More »

Khashoggi murder not ordered by crown prince - Saudi prosecutor

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The Saudi prosecutor said Khashoggi was killed by the injection of a "large dose" of an anesthetic drug after a fight that ended with him being restrained. "The secretary emphasised that the United States will hold all of those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi accountable, and that Saudi Arabia must do the same", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. Read More »

Mueller Grand Jury Witness Says He Will Be Indicted for Perjury

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Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel, declined to comment on Corsi's comments saying he expects to be indicted. But he said talks with investigators recently had "blown up". Farage and his team denied Corsi's allegations and told reporters that he has not been contacted by the special counsel. Responding to reports that Corsi will be indicted, Stone cast doubt on Mueller's investigation and indicated that the special counsel does not have enough proof against him or Corsi. Read More »

Utility emailed woman about spark problems 1 day before fire

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A remarkable video taken from a auto driving through wildfires in northern California gives a terrifying perspective of the blaze which has seen thousands evacuated. For additional coverage of the wildfires, go to latimes.com for the latest updates. "I just don't know", said Hall, adding that the couple had only a landline and calls were not going through to it. Read More »

Avenatti Speaks After Arrest For Suspected Felony Domestic Violence

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The police department said the investigation was still ongoing and additional details would be released later. TMZ said the woman was heard screaming on the phone, "I can't believe you did this to me". The lawyer had been stumping around the country as he pondered a presidential run in 2020. Mr. Avenatti physically showed up five minutes later and was running after the woman, yelling at her. Read More »

Cal Fire Map Shows Status Of Homes In The Camp Fire

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Most of those unaccounted for are from the Butte County town of Paradise, which was virtually erased from the map by the so-called " Camp Fire " blaze . Rains aren't expected to hit the parched area until Thanksgiving next week, according to the National Weather Service . Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, said Trump's comments are "reckless and insulting to firefighters " battling the blazes. Read More »

Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Make Lynching Joke, Twitter Reacts

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Cindy Hyde-Smith is taking heat for a comment she made during a recent political rally in which she joked about eagerly attending a "public hanging". Hyde-Smith is in a runoff race against former Democratic representative Mike Espy . Trump's visit sparked protests and prompted African American officials, including U.S. Reps. She is under sharp criticism for her comments about a "public hanging" in a state with a dark history of lynchings. Read More »

'Caravan' Full of LGBT Migrants Approaches US Border

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Most are planning to request asylum in the USA based on the fact that they are persecuted in their home countries, although Trump last week moved to restrict asylum for those crossing the border from Mexico , Vox reports: 'The policy itself was developed in just a few weeks, as a slow-moving crisis of resources on the US-Mexico border turned into a hot political issue thanks to President Donald Trump's obsession with the migrant "caravan ". Read More »

Fox News Backs CNN’s White House Lawsuit

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Kurtz added, of the Fox News statement supporting CNN , "I think the key phrase in the Fox statement is about not supporting the tone on either side". "This is in no way a defense of Trump's suspension of Acosta's White House press credentials", they wrote . In a brief filed Wednesday, the White House said President Trump has "broad discretion" to regulate journalists' access. Read More »

Let's look at the remaining election of 2018

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As of last Wednesday morning, Democrats had picked up 26 seats in the House; as of this Tuesday, they'd extended their gains to 32 seats. Retiring Speaker Paul Ryan will begin to transition out of power and next-in-line Kevin McCarthy of California is favored over conservative Rep. Read More »

Liberman Resigns, Says Ceasefire Was Surrender to Terrorism; Bennett Wants Defense Ministry

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But Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned in protest against ceasefire deal, precipitating a crisis for coalition government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Lieberman's resignation delivers a major blow to Israel's ruling coalition and appears likely to spark early elections. Since March 30, more than 200 Palestinians have been martyred by Israeli army gunfire - and thousands more injured - while taking part in rallies along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone. Read More »

Trump Picks Retired General John Abizaid for Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

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Last month two separate intelligence sources told Reuters that one of Prince Mohammed's top aides, Saud al-Qahtani, gave orders over Skype to Khashoggi's killers at the consulate. Speaking to reporters today in Windsor, Ont., Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland reiterated Canada's position that no new arms-export permits will be signed for Saudi Arabia as the Khashoggi case is being reviewed. Read More »

Rouhani says US sanctions target Iranian people

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He was reacting to the recent interview of the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with the BBC Persian who said that the U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic do not target the Iranian people, but the Iranian government. "But at the end, Russian Federation doesn't need to import oil from any country". The US had announced plans to drive Iran's oil exports down to zero, but backed off from its policy and granted waivers to at least 8 countries that import Iranian oil. Read More »

Southeast Asian summit puts focus on trade tensions, trends

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China's Li is expected to rally support at the Singapore meetings for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership ( RCEP ), a free trade pact that will encompass more than a third of the world's GDP. This is the first official visit to Singapore, where the summit is being held, by a Chinese premier in more than a decade. "These strategic trends of big power competition and shifts against multilateralism are pulling Asean member states in different directions", Lee said. Read More »

Trump says North Korea missile work 'normal'

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North Korea declared its nuclear force "complete" and halted missile and nuclear bomb testing earlier this year but US and South Korean negotiators have yet to receive a concrete declaration of the size or scope of the weapons programmes, or a promise to stop deploying its existing arsenal. Read More »

Trump Threatens to Withhold Fed Funds for California Wildfire Fight

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His got the thrill of finding his house intact. "It just doesn't feel real that it's all gone", Fultz said. "I'm just fit to be tied". "You're thinking about how you have to get home at all costs". Three victims were found outside their homes, and one was found inside a home. Authorities said investigators believed the driver became disoriented and the auto was overcome by fire. Read More »

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at cemetery in France due to rain

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The president was scheduled to pay tribute at a ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, about 85 km (50 miles) east of Paris , with his wife Melania. The White House made the announcement of Trump's decision on Saturday, one day before Armistice Day, or Veteran's Day. In his speech, Macron differentiated "patriotism" and " nationalism ", calling the latter "a betrayal of" the former. Read More »

DHS Secretary Nielsen expected to leave

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Ricardel clashed with Melania Trump's staff over seating on the plane and NSC resources requested for the first lady's recent trip to Africa, according to the Wall Street Journal . She had been chief of staff to Kelly when he was Trump's first Homeland Security secretary. The Post reports that while she feels that way Chief of Staff John F. Read More »

Woolsey Fire: 35,000 acres burned and thousands forced to evacuate

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Residents have now been ordered to evacuate from several more towns to the west of Thousand Oaks, including Calabasas immediately south of Highway 101 and Malibu on the coast, as well as from the western edge of Los Angeles . Further north near Sacramento, the five victims were found in cars in a town that was destroyed by the Camp Fire. The Camp Fire in the northern part of the state has burned through 20,000 acres, while the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties quadrupled in ... Read More »

Gerard Butler documents loss of home in California wildfires on social media

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Brown said federal and state governments must do more forest management but that climate change is the greater source of the problem. He wrote: "Mr President, while people's homes are burning , while lives are being lost & while firefighters are risking their lives, California needs words of support & encouragement, not threats or finger pointing & accusations". Read More »