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Why Trump Will Never Shrink The Trade Deficit

Why Trump Will Never Shrink The Trade Deficit The new duties could be implemented as early as next month. The tariff increase would represent another major escalation of the trade war between the United States and China , which has seen roughly $74 billion worth of trade between the two countries get hit with tariffs. [Full Article...]

France bans smartphones in schools

France bans smartphones in schools One study by the London School of Economics found that after phones were banned, students' performance in exams significantly increased and "restricting mobile phone use can be a low-priced policy to reduce educational inequalities". [Full Article...]

Florida firefighters report for duty on front lines of California fires

Florida firefighters report for duty on front lines of California fires By Wednesday afternoon, containment was at 35 percent. The fire has claimed six lives and has destroyed more than 1,000 homes. The fire is progressing into the town of Lewiston, Cal Fire spokesman Gabe Lauderdale said in a press video Wednesday morning. [Full Article...]

Confusion around Ramaphosa’s land expropriation announcement

Confusion around Ramaphosa’s land expropriation announcement Ramaphosa says the ANC lekgotla agreed to implement its conference resolution to expropriate land without compensation. "It has become patently clear that our people want the constitution to be more explicit about the expropriation of land without compensation, as demonstrated in the public hearings", Ramaphosa said . [Full Article...]

Malaysia's Civil Aviation Chief Resigns following MH370 Report

Malaysia's Civil Aviation Chief Resigns following MH370 Report Azharuddin said that though the report did not suggest that the accident was caused by the then Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), nevertheless, there were some very apparent findings with regard to the operation of the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre, where it was stated that the Air Traffic Controller did not comply with certain Standard Operating Procedures. [Full Article...]

GOP rep. dismisses Trump shutdown talk as 'posturing'

GOP rep. dismisses Trump shutdown talk as 'posturing' He says the government will be shut down if Congress doesn't provide the resources required to construct the Wall. He added that Trump's threats would not help lawmakers craft the necessary spending bills by a September 30 deadline "because we're trying to work together in a bipartisan way". [Full Article...]

HEROES RETURN: Trump Thanks Kim for Returning Remains of US Soldiers

HEROES RETURN: Trump Thanks Kim for Returning Remains of US Soldiers There is "no meeting planned", Sanders told reporters. "I can say that the letters addressed their commitment from their joint statement that was made at the Singapore summit and they're going to continue working towards complete and total denuclearization". [Full Article...]

Trump says Sessions should end special counsel investigation "right now"

Trump says Sessions should end special counsel investigation Sanders said . The comments came in jarring contrast to the positions of President Donald Trump , but the two men dismissed suggestions the president - who has repeatedly denied Russian Federation moved to tilt the election in his favour - is not taking the issue seriously. [Full Article...]

Judge orders court staff to tape chatty armed robber's mouth shut

Judge orders court staff to tape chatty armed robber's mouth shut Williams reportedly attempted to evade his trial late previous year after cutting off his ankle bracelet during house arrest and fleeing to Nebraska. A judge in OH ordered deputies to tape a defendant's mouth shut during sentencing on July 31. [Full Article...]

Indian among three foreigners abducted, killed in Kabul

Indian among three foreigners abducted, killed in Kabul In Kabul on Thursday, Afghan police said they recovered the bodies of three foreign nationals who had been abducted and killed, in the latest incident targeting foreigners in the war-torn capital. Their bodies were found later in the Mussahi district of Kabul province, reported Afghanistan Times newspaper. The company had no immediate comment. According to a police source, the three men had been... [Full Article...]

Trump calls on Sessions to end Russian Federation probe 'right now'

Trump calls on Sessions to end Russian Federation probe 'right now' Trump "makes my job harder with some of his tweets". "The president has made it clear that his administration will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections from any nation-state or other risky actors", Sanders said at the beginning of the briefing. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump speaks out against family separation

She has been largely quiet about the separation policy since it was announced in April. He ordered an end to the separations. Ms Trump had kept largely silent as children were separated from their families and detained in border camps as a hardline policy that prosecuted people entering the U.S. [Full Article...]

Police name suspect in murder of former Bush doctor Mark Hausknecht

Police name suspect in murder of former Bush doctor Mark Hausknecht Joseph James Pappas was identified as the suspect who shot and killed former doctor of former President George H.W. Bush, Houston police said August 1. "We are relieved that the Houston Police Department has identified the suspect and are confident he will be apprehended soon". Pappas' mother died more than two decades ago during surgery performed by Hausknecht, according to police Chief ... [Full Article...]

Avenatti Gets Into It With Hannity: 'Let's Go Big Boy'

Avenatti Gets Into It With Hannity: 'Let's Go Big Boy' WATCH: CNN reporter Jim Acosta was in the midst of a live hit for his network when crowds began booing him and chanting " CNN sucks ". Acosta posted video of Trump supporters heckling him on Tuesday evening and said that he is "very anxious that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt". [Full Article...]

Facebook uncovers 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt U.S. elections

Facebook uncovers 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt U.S. elections It described attempts to erase election interference as an "arms race". In a statement July 31, Facebook said those removed had violated company policy barring " inauthentic coordinated behavior". The world's largest social network is already in the hot seat with lawmakers over its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But it did find one link between the IRA and the new accounts. [Full Article...]

Iran currency drops 18% in two days

Iran currency drops 18% in two days Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message referred to United States unilateral withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal , urging the country to respect worldwide commitments, Irna reported . In a statement released on Monday, Iran's central bank blamed the economic uncertainty on "plots by the nation's enemies to create unrest in the economy". [Full Article...]

Trump said a lot in Tampa but nothing about a 'witch hunt'

Trump said a lot in Tampa but nothing about a 'witch hunt' Trump has steadily attacked Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe in March 2017. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that Trump's broadsides are simply the president "fighting back". Trump has frequently decried Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt" and called its authenticity into question, but his demand that Sessions end the investigation "now" marks ... [Full Article...]

Trump calls Manafort prosecution ‘a hoax,’ says Sessions should stop Mueller investigation

Trump calls Manafort prosecution ‘a hoax,’ says Sessions should stop Mueller investigation Also, the White House said the president never approved his Justice Department's policy toward 3D-printed guns. Trump has also noted that he uses Twitter as a means of communicating directly with the American people. There is now an investigation into the possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election, which is led by Robert Mueller . [Full Article...]

Israel Says It Killed Suspected Islamic State-Linked Militants

Israel Says It Killed Suspected Islamic State-Linked Militants Israel tracked the armed infiltrators who approached the border on Wednesday night and a military aircraft struck as they attempted to cross a security fence on the Israeli side of the frontier. It said the new Russian posts would be handed over to the Syrian government once the situation had stabilised. Israel has demanded Iranian forces be removed wholly from Syria. [Full Article...]

Corbyn apologises for hosting 'Auschwitz to Gaza' event

Corbyn apologises for hosting 'Auschwitz to Gaza' event Labour's guidelines repeat the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition but has rewritten the wording of some of the examples of anti-Semitism it lists. Before his death, Meyer criticized Israel's policies toward Palestinians. The Labour leader's apology comes after one of his supporters in the party's National Executive Committee suggested that Jewish "Trump fanatics" were behi... [Full Article...]


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