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China considers lowering tariffs as its economy faces difficulties

China considers lowering tariffs as its economy faces difficulties The trade war escalated this week as China announced 10 percent tariffs on $60 billion worth of US imports - retaliation for Trump's tariffs a day earlier. But most don't support Mr. Trump's tariffs as a way to prompt better behavior from Beijing. The letter comes days after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' nominee

Donald Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' nominee If it needs more support, it should have it, she said. 'I say let her say what she has to say and let's see how it all comes out, ' Trump told said inside a Las Vegas arena before his scheduled rally. Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman from IL, was less tempered in his criticism. Politico reported that Ford asked to have Kavanaugh testify first, and does not want him in the room wh... [Full Article...]

India rejects PM Khan's proposal of hosting SAARC summit

India rejects PM Khan's proposal of hosting SAARC summit New Delhi on Friday called off a meeting between the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly , just a day after confirming the development . "However, it seems that they faltered after taking just one step". Pakistani official Fawad Hussain denounced India's announcement. New Delhi had already rejected Pakistan's proposal for holding ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May to make statement on Brexit negotiations

May's Downing St. office said the prime minister would make a televised statement on the Brexit talks on Friday afternoon. While Mrs May works on new detail on the backstop, she faces the hard prospect of finding a solution that is palatable to the DUP in Northern Ireland - on whom she relies for a majority - as well as to Europe and her own party. [Full Article...]

Met Éireann issue update on Storm Bronagh and "possible storm this weekend"

Met Éireann issue update on Storm Bronagh and The Met Office warns people to expect some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches. Pictures posted on social media showed vehicles with flood water up to their bumpers on a road said to be between between Sheffield and Rotherham. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh accuser offers to testify to Senate

Brett Kavanaugh accuser offers to testify to Senate Ford's lawyers have said she's received death threats. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who'd scheduled her to testify Monday. Ford has said she wants the FBI to investigate her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s. [Full Article...]

Trump Travels to North, South Carolina to See Florence-Damaged Areas

Trump Travels to North, South Carolina to See Florence-Damaged Areas After talking to more residents in New Bern, Trump traveled nearly 15o miles southwest to Conway, South Carolina , a city of nearly 24,000 that has seen record flood levels that surpassed levels from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. There has been a tremendous outpouring of people along the roadways USA 70 and the streets of New Bern with what appeared to be entire families waving at the motorcade, ... [Full Article...]

Man arrested over video of emus being hit by vehicle

Police there said the alleged the incident occurred between September 1 and Thursday this week in Cowangie. A Victorian man says he's the victim of mistaken identity - as online trolls threaten him and his family over a video showing a bloke mowing down emus in the outback. [Full Article...]

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 62

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 62 HANOI , VIETNAM-Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country's No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party's leader, died Friday after a serious illness, the government said. A career security officer, Quang was elected president in April 2016. He had hosted a reception for China's Supreme Court chief on Wednesday, state-owned newspaper Vietnam News said. [Full Article...]

3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault

3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault Wilson was informed by a friend of the victim that police were investigating him for having sex with a minor, and he missed a scheduled flight back to the U.S., commander Troy Officer of the Austin police department's organized crime division said at a press conference on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

United States playing with fire, Russian Federation says as China threatens consequences over sanctions

United States playing with fire, Russian Federation says as China threatens consequences over sanctions The sanctions will deny EDD any foreign export licences, prohibit it from making foreign exchange transactions within USA jurisdiction or using the United States financial system, and block its property and interests within U.S. "Caatsa sanctions in this context are not meant to undermine the defence capabilities of any particular country. They are instead aimed at imposing costs upon Russian ... [Full Article...]

5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NYC day care center

5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NYC day care center One of the victims is an infant. The police said four other children were removed from the daycare for observation, uninjured. The woman was found in the basement of the centre with self-inflicted cuts to her wrists, a New York Police Department official told AFP. [Full Article...]

Theresa May in a Brexit crisis after her Salzburg humiliation

Prime Minister Theresa May's "humiliation" at the hands of European Union leaders who rejected her Brexit plans dominated Britain's front pages Friday, although eurosceptic publications accused her tormenters of mafia-style behaviour. The French said May's proposals " are not acceptable as they stand, particularly in the economic realm" because they "don't respect the integrity of the single ... [Full Article...]

Ruth Davidson challenges rivals to back 'astonishing' PM to deliver on Brexit

Mr Tusk said the next summit on October 18 would be Brexit's " moment of truth ". European leaders were equally blunt, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying the EU27 were agreed that, "in the matter of the single market, there can be no compromises". [Full Article...]

Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh's accuser, willing to testify next week

Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh's accuser, willing to testify next week Later on Monday, two of Kavanaugh's ex-girlfriends - Maura Kane, who dated him in high school, and Maura Fitzgerald, who dated him in college - issued statements vouching for Kavanaugh's character. Ford now says that she does not plan to testify until the FBI investigates her allegations. Ford requested to remain anonymous when she sent the letter, and Feinstein did nothing with the accusation... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Accuser's Classmate: 'That It Happened Or Not, I Have No Idea'

Kavanaugh Accuser's Classmate: 'That It Happened Or Not, I Have No Idea' Are Senate Democrats really interested in learning the truth about the high-school sex-assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh? Other lawyers on Twitter pointed out the same. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed confidence on Thursday that Kavanaugh will ultimately be confirmed. Gumeson, a Republican, said that times have changed, and she's glad, but that she didn't believe pe... [Full Article...]

Najib faces 21 new charges

Najib faces 21 new charges When asked about the recently launched book related to 1MBD - "Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World", written by Bradley Hope and Nicholas T. His lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah requested for the bail to be paid in staggered payments, The Star reported. The charges were read to him before Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi. [Full Article...]

8-year-old girl among five shot at in New York’s Syracuse

8-year-old girl among five shot at in New York’s Syracuse Police say at least five people have been injured. The call came in shortly after 9 p.m.to Onondaga County 911. News website Syracuse.com reported that the shooting took place at a family gathering to remember a person who died of cancer. [Full Article...]

Grandmother shoots gator in Polk County

Grandmother shoots gator in Polk County She plans to make boots from the gator's stomach hide, stuff the head and harvest the meat. Cochran told the paper she met all the requirements for hunting the alligator and that the reptile is in season, but an animal right's group compared the shooting of the gator to shooting fish in a barrel. [Full Article...]

One of History's Most Famous Ships May Have Been Found

One of History's Most Famous Ships May Have Been Found But the revelation that centuries-long mystery may soon be solved sparked a new battle: who owns the vessel and where should it be displayed? Jenny Phillips, of the Middlesbrough Museums Service - where the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is located - says the United Kingdom has a claim to the wreck since it was built in Whitby and registered in the country. [Full Article...]


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