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World News China Vows to Retaliate if US Imposes New Tariffs
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US President Donald Trump , pictured in Kentucky on August 21, 2019, said his predecessors had allowed the United States to be taken advantage of on trade and intellectual property. Trump said the question of whether the United States might be pushed into a recession was irrelevant. This came after the United States threatened an additional tariff of 10 percent on about 300 billion USA dollars of Chinese imports.

World News As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet
Author: 0 As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

The democratic congresspeople - representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI - have been critical of Israel's policies towards Palestinians in the past. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement on August 15 that the country's Minister of Interior had made a decision to bar entry to the two congresswomen, who have been outspoken about their disdain toward Israel, stating that their itinerary "reveals that the sole objective of their visit is to harm ...

World News Sarah Sanders Heads To Fox News As A Contributor
Author: 0 Sarah Sanders Heads To Fox News As A Contributor

Sanders, who exited the White House in June , will make her debut before a live studio audience episode of " Fox & Friends " on September 6. It is the latest sign of the revolving door relationship between Fox News and the Trump administration.

World News Tropical Storm Chantal poses no threat to the USA, forecasters say
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Chantal poses no threat to the USA, forecasters say

Some storms could be strong to severe with heavy downpours and gusty winds. Tropical Storm Ivo formed today and is now expected to produce fun - but not major - surf for Southern California and Baja. Some slow development is possible by this weekend or early next week while the system moves slowly northwest toward the Florida peninsula and then turns northeast off the southeastern coast of the United States.

World News Trump Wants Russia Back in G7
Author: 0 Trump Wants Russia Back in G7

President Donald Trump's decision to charge massive tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. Trump later withdrew his endorsement of the communique issued at the summit in Charlevoix, Canada. France desperately wants to avoid a repetition of last year's G-7 in Canada, which was left in disarray when Trump agreed to a joint statement on trade only to withdraw from it while flying to Asia.

World News Bunny or bird: New optical illusion stumps the internet
Author: 0 Bunny or bird: New optical illusion stumps the internet

According to CNN , the University of Oslo in Norway scientist found this baffling clip of an animal getting its "nose" stroked on an image-sharing website. "I thought it was fairly clear that the video was of a bird", Quintana later told CNET in an email . People immediately started freaking out because, at a first glance you may think 'Oh, what a cute rabbit.' After getting a closer look, however, you may see the creature as a crow.

World News Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Ends Presidential Bid
Author: 0 Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Ends Presidential Bid

Democratic presidential nomination. "I know you agree that our mission to defeat climate change must continue to be central to our national discussion - and must be the top priority for our next president", Inslee wrote in an e-mail sent out to supporters of his campaign Wednesday evening.

Author: 0 Taliban claim killing 2 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

Their names were being withheld until after their relatives were identified, the statement said. The alliance said in a statement "Two U.S. service members were killed August 21, 2019 in Afghanistan". forces have been stuck there acting like a "police force". That plan is expected to formalize a significant withdrawal of USA forces from Afghanistan - from about 14,000 troops to 8,000 or 9,000 troops - and enshrine official commitments by the Taliban to counterterrorism efforts in ...

World News Canada blasts Brits over stripping Jihadi Jack of United Kingdom citizenship
Author: 0 Canada blasts Brits over stripping Jihadi Jack of United Kingdom citizenship

Canada has provided limited consular services to Canadians detained in Syria, including accused ISIS fighter "Jihadi Jack" Letts, CTV News has learned. "I always expected Canada would help me, and they didn't", Jack Letts said in a video posted to the ITV News website on Monday. He said he hoped that Canada would take him, but accepted that he could well be jailed if he were ever to get there.

World News Trump considering deputy secretary of state to be next ambassador to Russian Federation
Author: 0 Trump considering deputy secretary of state to be next ambassador to Russian Federation

USA intelligence agencies also say Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. The statement was made shortly before the approaching G7 Summit in Biarritz, France. But if Trump makes such a decision, he will defend the position in a tough way, as usual. However, Russia was expelled from the G8 by the majority of countries due to its illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine , the first such violation of a European nation's borders since World War II.

World News U.S. Drone Shot Down over Yemen
Author: 0 U.S. Drone Shot Down over Yemen

The U.S. occasionally launches drone attacks and airstrikes against members of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula ( AQAP ). "It appears to have been fired by the Houthis and enabled by Iran", the official said, without elaborating further.

World News No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar
Author: 0 No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar

The Myanmar government had approved more than 3,000 Rohingya to be brought back to the country beginning on Thursday but, as during the first repatriation attempt in November, no refugees agreed to voluntarily board the buses to Myanmar.

World News Trump Doubles Down on Calling Jews Who Vote for Democrats
Author: 0 Trump Doubles Down on Calling Jews Who Vote for Democrats "Disloyal"

Let's hope that Trump and all Americans, Jews and non-Jews, Republicans and Democrats - including representatives Omar and Tlaib - are listening. However, the main point is freedom of speech, freedom to disagree. Looking to make a difference? "When you're under constant threat like that, you can not give an inch to people like [congresswomen Rashida] Talib and [Ilhan] Omar who are a part of an ideology that even questions Israel's right to exist".

World News A Flock of Mattresses Attempts to Take Flight in Windy Denver
Author: 0 A Flock of Mattresses Attempts to Take Flight in Windy Denver

Dubbed the "great mattresses migration of 2019" by eyewitness Robb Mann, around 150 air mattresses took off when wild weather descended on the outdoor cinema. It was not immediately clear whether those who went running after their mattresses were able to catch the start of the movie. Some of the mattresses even flew over a gate and into a community pool with people trying to figure out what was happening.

World News Trump Says other Countries Will Need to Fight ISIS
Author: 0 Trump Says other Countries Will Need to Fight ISIS

Very, very little. It's not fair. United States soldiers have been in Afghanistan for 18 years now, since September 2001. "At a certain point Russia, Afghanistan , Iran, Iraq, Turkey, they are going to have to fight their battles too", he continued.

World News Karti Chidambaram: ED and CBI are satisfying voyeuristic pleasure of some
Author: 0 Karti Chidambaram: ED and CBI are satisfying voyeuristic pleasure of some

The Supreme Court bench told Chidambaram's lawyers to place the matter in front of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi for urgent listing on Wednesday but it was not listed. The senior Congress leader's battery of lawyers - all senior party colleagues - rushed to the Supreme Court for interim protection from coercive action , but throughout the entire day on Wednesday, the legal team led by Kapil Sibal failed to get interim relief in a veritable cat-and-mouse game.

World News New Zealand Speaker feeds lawmaker’s baby in Parliament
Author: 0 New Zealand Speaker feeds lawmaker’s baby in Parliament

Trevor Mallard made a decision to cradle and feed a colleague's baby while chairing a debate in Wellington on Wednesday. In a video doing rounds on the internet, the wee lad visited the House and got to sit in the Speaker's chair and on the knee of Speaker Trevor Mallard himself.

World News It's now 'illegal' to display the apartheid flag in South Africa
Author: 0 It's now 'illegal' to display the apartheid flag in South Africa

However, they will be subject to community service and fines for displaying the flag, which had sometimes been exhibited by far right-wing and conservative groups at political gatherings and at rugby matches. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) remarked that "if the Nazi flag and the Confederate flag can be denounced in Germany and America, there is no reason to keep glorifying the apartheid flag".

World News Protesters burn parliament building in Indonesia’s Papua
Author: 0 Protesters burn parliament building in Indonesia’s Papua

Brigadier Prasetyo said police and Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel had conducted negotiations and called for the protest to be peaceful. Police arrested dozens of students in Surabaya and Malang in Java Island on Friday afternoon following the national flag was vandalized in their dormitory.

World News Sudanese factions agree on members of 11-seat ruling council
Author: 0 Sudanese factions agree on members of 11-seat ruling council

The remaining 10 members of the Sovereign Council will be sworn in later on Wednesday. The body will be headed by a military official for the first 21 months, followed by a civilian leader for the next 18. A power-sharing agreement signed on Saturday paves the way for a transitional government and eventual elections. The legislative body is to assemble within three months.

Author: 0 Trump imposes rule allowing USA to detain migrant families indefinitely

The new rule would scrap the Flores consent decree, a federal court agreement that had required children to be released from detention after 20 days. Immigration officials have struggled to handle a surge of families and children fleeing violence and poverty in Central America that have at times overwhelmed border officials.

World News Death toll reaches 123 in multiple bomb blasts in Afghanistan`s Jalalabad
Author: 0 Death toll reaches 123 in multiple bomb blasts in Afghanistan`s Jalalabad

No group has so far claimed that attack . Officials say at least 63 died - the bride and groom survived - but relatives think the death toll may be higher. "I know that this won't be the last suffering for Afghans", he added. Pompeo promised to "redouble our commitment" toward a "peaceful future". If in the past Afghanistan was a "graveyard" of invading armies the present Afghanistan is a graveyard of its own people.

World News New Zealand rejects United Kingdom request for joining US IMSC in Persian Gulf
Author: 0 New Zealand rejects United Kingdom request for joining US IMSC in Persian Gulf

The British Defense Ministry announced this month that Royal Navy vessels will work alongside the US Navy to escort vessels through the busy strait off Iran's coast, which has become a flashpoint for tensions between Tehran and the West. "Freedom of navigation through global waters is a fundamental right of all states under worldwide law", he said. On June 13, two oil tankers, Japanese Kokuka Courageous and Norwegian Front Altair , were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz while in the Gulf ...

World News Ex-Sudanese President's corruption trial begins
Author: 0 Ex-Sudanese President's corruption trial begins

But he told investigators the funds were not included in the country's financial records. This morning, the ousted Sudanese president arrived at the court in Khartoum , where he attended his first trial on charges against him that include illegal dealing with foreign currency, unlawful wealth accumulation, and violation of the emergency order.

World News Baier After Trump Flips Over Bad Polling: 'Fox Has Not Changed'
Author: 0 Baier After Trump Flips Over Bad Polling: 'Fox Has Not Changed'

Added Jill Biden: "Your candidate might be better on, I don't know, health care, than Joe is, but you've got to look at who's going to win this election". It's Donald Trump . That's it. But the same survey showed three of Biden's rivals - Sens. "That's all it is". Because you know, I'm the one who calls the shots on the really big debates.

World News Pound falls to $1.20 as Boris Johnson sets out Brexit demands
Author: 0 Pound falls to $1.20 as Boris Johnson sets out Brexit demands

Mr Coveney said: "There is a outcome to the approach that the British Government is taking and that effect is that they are making a no-deal far more likely". Johnson demanded late Monday that the European Union re-open Brexit negotiations, citing the backstop as being undemocratic. Mr Johnson has said the arrangement to avoid a hard border after Brexit is "anti-democratic" and must be removed to secure a deal.

World News Pompeo Says North Korea Missile Tests Are of Concern to U.S.
Author: 0 Pompeo Says North Korea Missile Tests Are of Concern to U.S.

USA special envoy to North Korea Stephen Biegun said on August 21 that he had declined the post of ambassador to Russian Federation to focus on the denuclearization efforts regarding North Korea, Reuters reported. The feud has spilled over into trade, after Japan tightened export controls on materials vital to South Korean chipmakers and then dropped Seoul from a list of countries eligible for fast-track exports, prompting South Korea to take a similar step towards Japan.

World News USA economy 'very far' from recession: Donald Trump
Author: 0 USA economy 'very far' from recession: Donald Trump

Trump talked about the economy and trade with China during a meeting Tuesday in the Oval Office with the president of Romania. "We're very far from a recession", he told the reporters. Numerous recent economic woes, however, stem from concerns over a USA trade war with China and other powers. He told reporters he's considering a cut to capital gains taxes by indexing them to inflation.

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