Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war

The Trump administration has deepened its trade war with China by announcing a new round of tariffs worth $US16 billion ($22 billion), a move the Chinese government has warned will trigger another round of retaliatory tariffs on USA exports. More..

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5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot

The 4 passengers worked for a real estate company in San Francisco and were presumably on a business trip. The plane went down at about 12:29 p.m. local time into the parking lot of a Staples Supercenter, loc...More..

5 charged after 11 children rescued from filthy, heavily armed compound
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

5 charged after 11 children rescued from filthy, heavily armed compound

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said Tuesday that the remains were found after a search in Amalia. The women, believed to be mothers of some of the children, have been identified as 35-year-old Jany Leveil...More..

Brooklyn nail salon brawl brings 2 arrests, protest to shut down business
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Brooklyn nail salon brawl brings 2 arrests, protest to shut down business

Nail salon workers got involved in a nasty fight with two of their customers when one of the customers refused to pay for eyebrow work that wasn't up to scratch. A salon customer was arrested as well. Abou...More..

Backed Republican leads close U.S. House race in Ohio
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Backed Republican leads close U.S. House race in Ohio

OH is one of the key battleground states in the mid-terms. Republican Troy Balderson held a narrow lead over Democrat Danny O'Connor with returns from all precincts in, and he claimed victory Tuesday ni...More..

Weather to bring renewed fire danger to Northern California
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Weather to bring renewed fire danger to Northern California

One of the fires moved deeper into the Mendocino National Forest, "an area with some hunting cabins and some private property but no towns", Lake County Sheriff Lt. They have grown to nearly 250 square miles (6...More..

Trump tackles Russian lawyer claims head on
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Trump tackles Russian lawyer claims head on

Mike Quigley (D-IL), who appeared on CNN's OutFront with Erin Burnett to discuss the matter. That's essentially what happened when news of a 2016 Trump Tower meeting came out, when then-candidate Trump's so...More..

GOP strategist: Trump will be anchor around Republicans' necks in 2020
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

GOP strategist: Trump will be anchor around Republicans' necks in 2020

The race is surprisingly close , given the usual Republican advantage in the district. Kasich said . "He said , 'no, I didn't.' I think Donald Trump decides where he wants to go and I think they think th...More..

Massive wildfire rages after becoming largest in California's history
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Massive wildfire rages after becoming largest in California's history

It wasn't immediately clear what California laws Trump was referring to. "The idea that there isn't enough water is the craziest thing in the world", says Peter Gleick, president emeritus of the Pacific Ins...More..

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes trade in human rights row
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes trade in human rights row

A statement released by the Saudi Press Agency said the foreign ministry gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country and recalled its own ambassador to Canada, adding it retained "its rights ...More..

The government of Ontario will make changes to the provincial social security
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

The government of Ontario will make changes to the provincial social security

The Ontario government said in a press release that it will be exploring new avenues to lift its low income residents-the number of whom has risen by 55% in the last 15 years-out of poverty. For participants ...More..

Trump admits getting dirt on Clinton was focus of meeting with Russians
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Trump admits getting dirt on Clinton was focus of meeting with Russians

According to the Washington Post , a White House advisor, speaking on the condition of anonymity, has stated that President Trump has told friends and fellow advisors that he is fearful that his eldest son, ...More..

Trump intends to force Iran
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Trump intends to force Iran "to behave as a normal country" - Pompeo

Nephew highlighted the automotive sanctions as one of the more significant in the group since Iran had ambitions for auto exports to become a bigger part of its economy. Following the United States exit, Iran...More..

Family of four killed in small plane crash in Swiss forest
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Family of four killed in small plane crash in Swiss forest

The Swiss daily Blick said the planes can accommodate 17 passengers and three crew. A witness told Reuters the plane wreckage was in a basin. Officials said Sunday they weren't aware of any distress cal...More..

Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia a Week After Another Deadly Temblor
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia a Week After Another Deadly Temblor

The quake also triggered a tsunami warning for the area that since has been canceled, said Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency. Teigen also shared she was...More..

Areas of Virginia city evacuate over possible dam failure
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Areas of Virginia city evacuate over possible dam failure

Officials in Lynchburg, in south-central Virginia , pronounced an endangered dam as "stable and safe" Friday afternoon, hours after they had warned the dam faced "imminent failure". The situation was much mo...More..

Trump addresses thousands at Tampa rally
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Trump addresses thousands at Tampa rally

A final decision has not been made, and a number of Trump's threats toward China have been designed more to bring Chinese President Xi Jinping to the negotiating table than to fundamentally change United Stat...More..

Turkey to freeze assets of 'US justice, interior ministers' says Erdogan
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Turkey to freeze assets of 'US justice, interior ministers' says Erdogan

He denies the charges but faces up to 35 years in jail. Asked if the issue threatened Turkey's membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Pompeo said: "Turkey is a NATO partner with whom t...More..

Muslims to suffer most as India strips 4m of citizenship
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Muslims to suffer most as India strips 4m of citizenship

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed uproar by members of the Congres on remarks by BJP chief Amit Shah during the discussion over the National Register for Citizens ( NRC ) in Assam on Tuesday, forcing adjo...More..

FIRE MAP: Mendocino Complex Fire as of Thursday morning
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

FIRE MAP: Mendocino Complex Fire as of Thursday morning

With high winds expected to worsen, throwing hot embers over containment lines, "we could continue to see those conditions pose difficulty for us into the night-time hours", he told Reuters by telephone. Betw...More..

Syria Claims Air Defenses Downed ‘Hostile Target’ Near Damascus
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Syria Claims Air Defenses Downed ‘Hostile Target’ Near Damascus

Iranian forces have withdrawn their heavy weapons in Syria to a distance of 85 km (53 miles) from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, TASS quoted a Russian envoy as saying on Wednesday, but Israel deemed the ...More..

Mike Pompeo says North Korea weapons work inconsistent with Kim pledge
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Mike Pompeo says North Korea weapons work inconsistent with Kim pledge

While North Korea at times has unilaterally handed over boxes of remains, as the country did this week, more fruitful in the eyes of USA officials have been joint efforts to find and recover remains with Am...More..

U.S. accuses Russian Federation of 'pervasive' election meddling
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

U.S. accuses Russian Federation of 'pervasive' election meddling

The Kremlin denies United States claims it meddled in its last presidential election. But Coats , Bolton , FBI Director Christopher Wray , Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the director of...More..

Trump rejects 'overrated' conservative Koch donor network
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Trump rejects 'overrated' conservative Koch donor network

Chamber of Commerce, the nation's largest business lobby, has publicly criticized the billions of dollars worth of tariffs the administration has targeted at China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. But ...More..

Zanu-PF wins majority in Zimbabwe parliament elections, officials say
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Zanu-PF wins majority in Zimbabwe parliament elections, officials say

Parliamentary results showed 109 seats for incumbent President Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF, and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) with just 41. The police can also ask the military for help in cases...More..

Free, open Indo-Pacific means enabling nations protect sovereignty from coercion: Pompeo
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Free, open Indo-Pacific means enabling nations protect sovereignty from coercion: Pompeo

While the United States has always been a significant economic player in the Asia-Pacific, U.S. policymakers have also long contended with the problem of how to engage economically with the region relative to o...More..

Spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles

Lieutenant-General Ahn Ik San, who is leading the North Korean delegation at the military talks, noted South Korean news reports suggesting he might try to persuade the South to push for a joint declaration w...More..

Trump Tweets That Collusion Is Not A Crime. The Internet Disagrees
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Trump Tweets That Collusion Is Not A Crime. The Internet Disagrees

At the outset of an appearance on Fox News, Giuliani said he had been "sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime". Michael Cohen and Donald Trump . He said about ten of the...More..

Israel releases Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Israel releases Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi

Al-Tamimi became an global icon for Palestinian resistance after she was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier during a raid on her home to arrest her brother. Ms Tamimi, 17, was arrested in December after she sla...More..

Zimbabwe opposition supporters protest election result
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Zimbabwe opposition supporters protest election result

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has won the most seats in parliament, according to incomplete official results. Opposition supporters in the capital, Harare, threw rocks and denounced the government, tearing...More..

US sends home Korean War remains handed over by North Korea
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

US sends home Korean War remains handed over by North Korea

Addressing upcoming meetings in southeast Asia, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert confirmed that North Korea's Kim Jong-un had already committed to full denuclearization during his June summit ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Manafort is first ex-Trump aide on trial in Russian Federation probe

In his opening statement, federal prosecutor Uzo Asonye said the case, "boils down to one thing: Did Paul Manafort lie?" Paul Manafort orchestrated a multi-million-dollar conspiracy to evade USA tax and b...More..

Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration policy
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration policy

Provost, acting chief of the USA border patrol told members of the Senate judiciary committee. For his part, Rep. Cuellar said: "The Trump administration has now missed two court-imposed deadlines to reunif...More..

Donald Trump thinks you need ID to buy groceries
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Donald Trump thinks you need ID to buy groceries

To be fair, to purchase alcohol and sometimes certain over-the-counter medications requires an ID. President Trump praised Florida Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday as "a tremendous guy" and "a friend of mine for a...More..

Head of Revolutionary Guards says Iranian president will never meet Trump
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Head of Revolutionary Guards says Iranian president will never meet Trump

Trump said at a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte . Asked at a White House news conference whether he was willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani , Mr Tru...More..

Trump knew of Russian lawyer meeting, claims Cohen
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Trump knew of Russian lawyer meeting, claims Cohen

Earlier Thursday, multiple outlets reported that Cohen claimed he was there when Donald Trump Jr. informed Trump of a Russian offer to share dirt on Hillary Clinton , the 2016 Democratic presidential nomi...More..

Malaysia Airlines MH370: New report says flight was deliberately manipulated
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Malaysia Airlines MH370: New report says flight was deliberately manipulated

An Australian engineer, Peter McMahon claimed he found what appeared to be a plane wreckage on Google Earth. The anguish of families of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was prolonged Monday as ...More..

Giuliani says he's not sure collusion is a crime
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Giuliani says he's not sure collusion is a crime

Cohen has said he and a number of other people were present when Donald Trump Jr . informed his father about the offer from the Russians - adding that the then-Republican candidate approved the meet, accordi...More..

Assam NRC deliberate attempt to target Bengalis, Biharis and Hindus: Mamata Banerjee
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Assam NRC deliberate attempt to target Bengalis, Biharis and Hindus: Mamata Banerjee

Singh also reiterated that people finding their names missing from the list could raise objections and appeals, and said that they would not be thrown into detention centers. The tea-rich state of Assam has alw...More..

Northern California wildfire raging into its fourth day
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Northern California wildfire raging into its fourth day

TRT World's Arabella Munro reports. At least five people are dead and more than 38,000 people displaced as firefighters work to contain the blaze. Bosenko didn't provide any further details about the vic...More..

Arson Suspected in Deadly Greece Wildfires
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Arson Suspected in Deadly Greece Wildfires

The fires in Greece have forced thousands of locals to flee to safer areas as firefighters battle the blazes. More than 700 people who escaped the fire and reached the shores were transported to safe areas by...More..

GOP Lawmakers Move to Impeach Rod Rosenstein
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

GOP Lawmakers Move to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

In fact, Rosenstein has been criticized by some for giving Congress too much access to an ongoing investigation. Third, Ryan pointed out the "tremendous progress" DOJ has made in turning over the documents....More..

Cairo zoo denies its zebras are really donkeys with painted stripes
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Cairo zoo denies its zebras are really donkeys with painted stripes

Mahmoud Sarhan was visiting Cairo's International Garden park on Monday when he wondered over to the zebra pen. "We finished our tour then we made a decision to take some pictures". The BBC noted this a...More..

Trump Claims Russians Will Interfere in 2018 - to Help Democrats
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Trump Claims Russians Will Interfere in 2018 - to Help Democrats

The shift marks a stunning turnaround for the president, who had faced intense blowback from Republican lawmakers after his cozy summit with Putin in Helsinki, Finland last week. While the sanctions proposed by...More..

by | Friday, July 27, 2018

White House bans CNN's Kaitlan Collins over 'wrong questions'

Both he and the U.S. president are ready for further summits, the Russian leader said, but conditions need to be right for any meeting to take place. "Just because the White House is uncomfortable with a ques...More..

Trump blasts Cohen over secret tape disclosure
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Trump blasts Cohen over secret tape disclosure

Lanny Davis , a lawyer for Mr. Cohen , told the Journal it had been " Michael Cohen's habit for many years to record conversations in lieu of taking notes". His new-found willingness to share details of h...More..

Trump House Allies Move to Impeach Rosenstein
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Trump House Allies Move to Impeach Rosenstein

Their move came two hours after GOP lawmakers met with Justice Department officials who have been working to provide documents to several congressional committees about decisions made during the 2016 presidenti...More..

China to invest $14b in South Africa
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

China to invest $14b in South Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech titled "Keeping Abreast of the Trend of the Times to Achieve Common Development" at the BRICS Business Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa , July 25, 2018. Last w...More..

Feds Have 12 Michael Cohen Audio Tapes, AKA the #DirtyDozen
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Feds Have 12 Michael Cohen Audio Tapes, AKA the #DirtyDozen

Cohen is being investigated for potential bank and election-law crimes. "The good news", he added, "is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!" But Emily Jane Fox of Vanity Fair reported Monday ev...More..

Trump once again calls for end to Mueller probe
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Trump once again calls for end to Mueller probe

US President Donald Trump called once again Monday for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian Federation interference in the 2016 election, insisting it has been "discredited". The ap...More..