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World News United States set to hit China with new round of tariffs on Sunday
Author: 0 United States set to hit China with new round of tariffs on Sunday

Earlier today, China's Commerce Ministry helped cheer stock markets by signalling that Beijing may not respond in kind to Trump's latest tariff increases and were still willing to negotiate. Customs and Border Protection agency said on Friday. "The promising developments between Washington and Beijing come ahead of September 1st, the day when new tariffs from each side were scheduled to go into effect".

World News RFK's assassin Sirhan Sirhan stabbed in Calif. prison
Author: 0 RFK's assassin Sirhan Sirhan stabbed in Calif. prison

The statement did not name Sirhan, but a government source with direct knowledge confirmed to The Associated Press that he was the victim. TMZ reported Sirhan was transported to a medical facility outside the prison and is in stable condition.

World News Iran taunts Trump with selfie over rocket explosion tweet
Author: 0 Iran taunts Trump with selfie over rocket explosion tweet

The National Reconnaissance Office oversees a constellation of classified spy satellites in orbit. Trump's tweet cam after the release of new commercial satellite images that revealed a more detailed look at Iran's failed rocket launch attempt on August 29, showing smoke and debris around the crash site.

World News Former Colombian rebel leader announces return to arms
Author: 0 Former Colombian rebel leader announces return to arms

The peace deal was eventually announced, disbanding the largest rebel group in the country but with the agreement that they could become a political party. But days before he was due to take up his post in July 2018, he announced he would not do so in protest of the assassinations, persecutions and imprisonments launched by the colombian government against FARC ex-rebels.

World News British pound drops sharply on report that UK Parliament will be prorogued
Author: 0 British pound drops sharply on report that UK Parliament will be prorogued

Mr Corbyn said he wanted to "applaud" those taking part in the protests today. "The candyfloss of outrage, which is nearly entirely confected, is from people who never wanted to leave the European Union", he told BBC radio. Other demonstrations will be held in cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Swansea, Leeds, Bristol and Aberdeen. And the annual Westminster Canine of the 12 months competitors, because of happen on Thursday, has been cancelled over security ...

World News Japan approves second material for Samsung export
Author: 0 Japan approves second material for Samsung export

It is nearly two months since the trade ministry announced tighter export control measures on South Korea - stricter screenings on a wide range of materials, including three key chemicals, and a trade status downgrade - aggravating bilateral relations.

World News USA imposes sanctions on people, firms linked to illicit North Korea trade
Author: 0 USA imposes sanctions on people, firms linked to illicit North Korea trade

North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui criticized Pompeo's remarks in a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Saturday. Talks have been deadlocked since the failed second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim in Vietnam in February. The U.S. Secretary of State on August 21 said that the U.S.

World News HK activists arrested ahead of weekend protests
Author: 0 HK activists arrested ahead of weekend protests

Wong's political party, Demosisto , said on its official Twitter account: "Our secretary-general was arrested this morning at roughly 7:30, when he was walking to the South Horizons MTR station". Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke has this report from Hong Kong. The protests started as a kickback against a bill allowing extraditions to mainland China , but quickly billowed out into wider calls for democracy and police accountability.

World News Hong Kong arrests fuel anger
Author: 0 Hong Kong arrests fuel anger

This was an attempt to sidestep the ban, as religious marches are protected in Hong Kong. China promised the people of Hong Kong that it would utilize a "one country, two systems" policy in order to allow residents of Hong Kong to continue to enjoy freedoms that were forbidden to most Chinese citizens.

World News SK Supreme Court orders Samsung heir retrial
Author: 0 SK Supreme Court orders Samsung heir retrial

Park, 67, who was impeached by lawmakers in December 2016, was sentenced by an appellate court last year to 25 years in prison over the corruption scandal that led to her ouster in March 2017, while her close friend Choi Soon Sil , 63, faces a 20-year sentence.

World News Over 19 lakh excluded from final National Register of Citizens in Assam
Author: 0 Over 19 lakh excluded from final National Register of Citizens in Assam

In the order, the SC had said confidential reports submitted by NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela should remain in the custody of court owing to sensitive nature of information in those reports which may affect the exercise. The draft NRC, which was published previous year, excluded names of 40,07,707 people from the document due to some discrepancies in their documents.

World News Afghanistan war: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation confirms death of USA service member
Author: 0 Afghanistan war: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation confirms death of USA service member

The Taliban said on Wednesday it was close to an agreement with US officials on a deal that would see USA forces withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban promise that the country would not become a haven for global militants. The service member killed Thursday was not immediately identified, in keeping with U.S. Department of Defense policy withholding the names until 24 hours after notification of next of kin.

World News UK’s Johnson urged to embrace no-deal Brexit
Author: 0 UK’s Johnson urged to embrace no-deal Brexit

Keir Starmer, the Labour Party's Brexit spokesman, said the goal of Tuesday's meeting with other opposition parties was to agree a plan for when parliament returns. The first, that of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats , starts on September 14. And while Johnson has hitherto been happy to tear up the norms of British political life, this is a tradition that will suit him very well.

World News Brazil bans burning forest for 60 days
Author: 0 Brazil bans burning forest for 60 days

Bolsonaro said he had asked U.S. President Donald Trump for "help" and that Trump had said "he couldn't make a decision without hearing from Brazil". He accepted Chile's offer of four aircraft to fight the blazes. Worldwide offers of help for combating the fires is a hot-button issue in Brazil, with Bolsonaro and others insisting on the country's sovereign rights over the Amazon.

World News Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell deletes tweet aimed at Donald Trump
Author: 0 Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell deletes tweet aimed at Donald Trump

WATCH: Hurricane Dorian intensifies as it barrels toward U.S. Dorian could be as large as a Category 4 hurricane by the time it makes landfall in Florida. "It looks like winds are going to be unbelievably high", he said in the video. On Thursday, Trump announced that he was canceling his trip to Poland so he could monitor the storm.

World News China rotates troops in Hong Kong as police ban new rally
Author: 0 China rotates troops in Hong Kong as police ban new rally

Chinese state media has published photos of the country's Hong Kong-based troops' armored carriers and a patrol boat undertaking what they call a routine rotation. "The job is hard", a major said to troops before they departed. It has since evolved into calls for greater democracy under the "one country, two systems" formula under which Hong Kong has been administered since 1997, guaranteeing freedoms that include an independent judiciary.

World News Prosecutors drop Jeffrey Epstein's federal sex trafficking court case
Author: 0 Prosecutors drop Jeffrey Epstein's federal sex trafficking court case

Among them is Virginia Roberts Giuffre. "Back in 2015", Giuffre explained in a national court filing she had been compelled to get sexual activity with all the prince whilst underage. Another survivor, who chose to testify as Joan Doe, said her decision to go to Epstein's ranch as the "end of my childhood". Speaking to reporters outside federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, Giuffre said: "I will never be silenced until these people are brought to justice".

World News Donald Trump’s personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, steps down
Author: 0 Donald Trump’s personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, steps down

US President Donald Trump , first lady Melania Trump, their son Barron and her mother Amalija Knavs in Washington June 30, 2018. The New York Times reported Thursday that Westerhout had been forced out after Trump learned of her comments in the off-the-record dinner with reporters, which took place earlier this month in New Jersey.

World News Olympic Gymanast Simone Biles' Brother Charged with Triple Homicide in Cleveland
Author: 0 Olympic Gymanast Simone Biles' Brother Charged with Triple Homicide in Cleveland

Police said the victims were Delvante Johnson , 19; Toshaun Banks , 21; and Devaughn Gibson , 23. Two others were left injured. He was also charged with voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury. But Biles' Twitter followers seemed to offer her come cyber-understanding and sympathy without directly addressing the arrest of her brother. The 22-year-old gymnast spent the first years of her life with foster families as her mother struggled with substance abuse.

World News Poll shows President Trump behind in MI
Author: 0 Poll shows President Trump behind in MI

According to the Post's analysis and reporting, almost every detail - the time period, the location, the act itself, the type of medal, the branch of the military and the soldier's rank - are all inaccurate. "I was making the point about how courageous these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we lost". 'I don't know what the problem is.

World News Trump says U.S., Chinese trade negotiators will meet Thursday
Author: 0 Trump says U.S., Chinese trade negotiators will meet Thursday

A USTR spokesman on Wednesday said that the agency would issue a separate Federal Register notice with details of Trump's planned tariff increase to 30 percent on US$250 billion in goods that have already been hit with a 25 percent tariff, including procedures for collecting public comments on the move.

World News North Korea Says it Won't Give Up Arms Modernization
Author: 0 North Korea Says it Won't Give Up Arms Modernization

According to the center, satellite imagery of Sinpo South Shipyard taken since 2015 has provided circumstantial evidence indicating the shipyard is the home base of North Korea's submarine building activities, and new infrastructure has been developed to support the deployment of a ballistic missile submarine.

World News Xi, Duterte meet on pushing forward ties
Author: 0 Xi, Duterte meet on pushing forward ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the Philippines could take a "bigger step" in the joint development of oil and gas resources in the South China Sea if they can properly handle their dispute over sovereignty. It was the eighth such meeting between the two leaders since Duterte assumed office in 2016, as well as Duterte's fifth visit to China. The apology said, "We believe that although this accident was an unintentional mistake of the Chinese fishermen, the Chinese fishing boat ...

World News Eric Trump Plans to Sue Larry O'Donnell, MSNBC for Defamation
Author: 0 Eric Trump Plans to Sue Larry O'Donnell, MSNBC for Defamation

On Tuesday's show, O'Donnell said a "single source close to Deutsche Bank " told him that loan documents show Trump was able to obtains his loans because unnamed Russian oligarchs cosigned for him. Trump is the only guarantor. "This is just a single source who has revealed that to me and that's where that stands at this point". Besides saying "if true" several more times, O'Donnell also admitted to not having seen any documentation from Deutsche Bank, adding the story is "going to need a ...

World News Melania & Trudeau's pictures at G7 spark controversy
Author: 0 Melania & Trudeau's pictures at G7 spark controversy

She loved your French wine, so thank you very much'. Of course, Trudeau is a lot closer to the first lady's age. (JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP/Getty Images) (From L) US First Lady Melania Trump , European Council President's wife Malgorzata Tusk, French President's wife Brigitte Macron , Chile's First Lady Cecilia Morel, President of the World Bank Group's wife Adele Malpass, Australia's Prime Minister's wife Jenny Morrison and Japan's Prime Minister's wife Akie Abe pose with surf students ...

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