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Why a meaningful US-China trade deal could be hard to reach

Why a meaningful US-China trade deal could be hard to reach Bush, and President Ronald Reagan's cuts in the early 1980s. Despite signals from Chinese and US officials that some truce could soon be at hand, there are few signs of any truly transformed trade relationship. Imports of goods and services increased 2.1 percent to $264.9 billion in December. Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities, suggested that the trade gap climbed ... [Full Article...]

Metro Detroit church offering drive-thru ashes on Ash Wednesday

Metro Detroit church offering drive-thru ashes on Ash Wednesday For me, ashes to-go were a new concept, but for the dozens of Christian commuters who were already in on the secret, getting ashes from the inside of their cars provided some much-needed relief. Is it the search for health, which many today say comes first but which eventually passes? "I think it's a really interesting idea". "It gives us an opportunity to remember that we are human, that we w... [Full Article...]

Malaysia open to proposals to resume MH370 hunt

Malaysia open to proposals to resume MH370 hunt Flight MH370 became one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries when it disappeared on Mar 8, 2014, on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board. He said the government was still waiting for proposals from seabed exploration company, Ocean Infinity, or from any other search parties that could provide new credible leads with the application of ' no cure, no pay' policy. [Full Article...]

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Appears in Canadian Court

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Appears in Canadian Court Update 1 (9:22PM EST): Huawei is suing the USA governemnt for singling out Huawei and damaging its reputation without providing proof that the company is a threat as the U.S. "It violates separation of power principles, breaks US legal traditions and goes against the very nature of the US Constitution". Ltd. executive Meng Wanzhou . [Full Article...]

Macron proposes European Union reforms, warns against nationalists ahead of May elections

Macron proposes European Union reforms, warns against nationalists ahead of May elections He wrote: "Never since the second world war has Europe been so essential". But with populism on the rise across Europe, and several member states now led by right-wing Euroskeptic parties, it's unlikely that Macron's bold plea will have quite the influence he intended. [Full Article...]

Homeland Security secretary insists border crisis is 'real'

Homeland Security secretary insists border crisis is 'real' House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) on Wednesday reprimanded DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after she insisted that migrant children are not being kept in "cages". But it could also help him make the case that there truly is a national emergency at the border - albeit one built around humanitarian crises and not necessarily border security. [Full Article...]

Democratic National Committee rejects Fox News for debates, citing New Yorker article

Democratic National Committee rejects Fox News for debates, citing New Yorker article The decision comes after a disturbing New Yorker article showed the right-wing news outlet essentially allows only positive coverage of President Trump , including personal testimony from a former Fox News contributor. The stage is set for a GOP primary debate broadcast by Fox News in 2012. In a statement, Perez pointed to a report by the New Yorker that claimed Fox News tried to bu... [Full Article...]

New Yorker Report Details Trump's Deep Ties to Fox News

New Yorker Report Details Trump's Deep Ties to Fox News Renown New Yorker investigative writer Jane Mayer reports that Fox News had the Stormy Daniels before the 2016 United States presidential election - but canned it. Mayer was unable to talk to the reporter, Diana Falzone , because she is now under a gag order though she did speak to several of Falzone's colleagues at the time. [Full Article...]

Sen. Martha McSally says she was raped by superior while in AF

Sen. Martha McSally says she was raped by superior while in AF McSally said that changes in the past three decades in the USA military have improved sexual-assault reporting and prosecution, and she thanked survivors who have stepped forward and made "significant change happen". This is a developing story. McSally also went on to say that she felt like the system in place hurt her as well, after she was raped by a superior office, according to CNN. [Full Article...]

John Bolton backs Jared Kushner security clearance

John Bolton backs Jared Kushner security clearance McGahn wrote a memo in which he advised against such clearance. "Today, I am writing in light of grave new reports that - just eight days after the Committee launched this investigation - President Trump may have falsely claimed that he played no role in the security clearance process", Cummings wrote. [Full Article...]

German Ambassador expelled from Venezuela after supporting 'interim President' Juan Guaido

German Ambassador expelled from Venezuela after supporting 'interim President' Juan Guaido The foreign ministry said Martin Kriener had 48 hours to leave for "interference" in Venezuela's internal affairs. Trump is leading global pressure to have Maduro replaced by opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognizes as the official interim president . [Full Article...]

Trump to Sign Disaster Declaration for Alabama Tornado Victims - Pence

Trump to Sign Disaster Declaration for Alabama Tornado Victims - Pence Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said the dead included nearly entire families and at least three children, ages 6, 9 and 10. The search for victims in and around the devastated rural community of Beauregard continued, with crews using heavy equipment to lift large chunks of debris. [Full Article...]

West Mids Police Meeting With Home Secretary Over Knife Crime

West Mids Police Meeting With Home Secretary Over Knife Crime The intervention comes as Theresa May gathered her ministers for urgent meetings on the issue, amid controversy over her claim that police cuts are not directly linked to rising violent crime. Police at the scene of the murder of 17 year old Jodie Chesney where floral tributes have been left . Underlining the scale of the problem, five people were arrested yesterday after a gang of males armed w... [Full Article...]

Conservatives target Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' in NY billboards

Conservatives target Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' in NY billboards The stated objective was to help elect progressive candidates to Congress. Representative Ocasio-Cortez, whose district includes parts of the New York City boroughs of the Bronx and Queens, has sought to push her party to the left on environmental and economic issues. [Full Article...]

R. Kelly Denies Charges in First Interview Since Arrest

R. Kelly Denies Charges in First Interview Since Arrest King asked Kelly about his rough childhood and his story of surviving years of sexual abuse. In the other clip, Kelly argues that the new accusations against him are ones he has already been cleared of in court. When King persisted in questioning, Kelly angrily responded, "Stop it. Y'all quit playing!" "I didn't do this stuff!" he says angrily. While the first segment of the interview was m... [Full Article...]

Pakistan detains relatives of JeM militant leader

Pakistan detains relatives of JeM militant leader India has also made a decision to share the evidence related to the use of F-16 fighter jets with the U.S. to emphasise that the neighbouring country is misusing assets it may have acquired under the "fight against terrorism" banner in 2008. [Full Article...]

Man Eaten by Pet Lion He Kept for Breeding

Man Eaten by Pet Lion He Kept for Breeding Police were called to the site in Zdechov on Tuesday morning (local time), when they found two lions in a cage. An European man identified as Michal Prasek has been killed by his pet lioness. Mr Prasek refused to let anyone onto the property and the lack of evidence of animal cruelty, as well as no alternative facilities in the Czech Republic, meant the lion could be forcibly removed. [Full Article...]

Why Are People Throwing Cheese on their Babies?!

Why Are People Throwing Cheese on their Babies?! Dads all over the world are taking part in the Cheese Challenge! But, unlike the original video, the internet seems to be divided on whether the Cheesed Challenge is amusing, or simply cruel. If you were one of the folks who opposed the former, you'll definitely laugh at this one. "I'm sorry hi, hello that is the sweetest baby", one said. [Full Article...]

BJP website hacked, homepage showed meme of Narendra Modi and Angela Merkel

BJP website hacked, homepage showed meme of Narendra Modi and Angela Merkel At the time of publishing this report, the website remained down as the message read, "We will be back soon". The meme poked fun at a clip in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks past Modi as he extends his hand. Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal alleged that New Delhi was behind the attack. While no hacker group has insofar claimed the responsibility of the hacki... [Full Article...]

Indonesian trade agreement to benefit beef, live cattle exports

Indonesian trade agreement to benefit beef, live cattle exports Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) would not only focus on the trade sector, but also investment and services in the health, education, agriculture, and energy sectors. [Full Article...]


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