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WORLD | 29th November 18
Kevin Kidd, Receiving Manager at the Schewel Furniture Co., Inc., receives a shipment of Chinese-made furniture at the company's Lynchburg, Va., warehouse. The goods are made in China, shipped to Norfolk, Va., and trucked to Lynchburg. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO POLITICO & South China Morning Post How U.S. and Chinese firms are outmaneuvering Trump in trade war Manufacturers move offshore, ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Asked whether she loses the vote on 11 December, would she consider going back to Brussels to renegotiate the deal and possibly remove the backstop from the withdrawal agreement, May says: "The European Union has made clear that there is no deal without a backstop." She says Leo Varadkar, the Irish taoiseach, said a hard border cannot be avoided by political goodwill and wishful thinking. Pressed ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
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WORLD | 29th November 18
Buenos Aires (AFP) - US President Donald Trump jets to Argentina Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his rhetoric against Russia over Ukraine.The weekend summit is confronted with increasingly dire warnings, by the International Monetary Fund among others, of the potential harm faced by the world economy from Trump's trade wars.G20 leaders, whose countrie ...
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WORLD | 29th November 18
President Trump will play the role of a dutiful diplomat at a global economic summit this weekend, his schedule jammed with one-on-one meetings with allies including Germany, India, Japan and South Korea as well as the authoritarian leaders of Russia, China and Turkey. If past is prologue, he does not look forward to the task. The president generally dislikes group chatfests such as the annual Gro ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
MANILA — A Philippine court on Thursday convicted three police officers for the murder of a 17-year-old boy and sentenced them each to up to 40 years in prison, in the first such conviction in a wave of killings prompted by President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.Nearly 5,000 people are thought to have been killed by the police, and many more by unofficial militias, since Mr. Duterte swore during ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Hundreds of thousands of Koreans were forced to work for Japan’s war efforts in Japan, China and elsewhere, according to South Korean historians. Several thousands are still believed to be alive, and the recent Supreme Court rulings could open the floodgates for other victims and their families to file class-action lawsuits against 300 Japanese companies still in operation that are believed to have ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Nelmy Ponce signs up to return to Honduras outside the sports complex where members of the migrant caravan are staying on Wednesday in Tijuana, Mexico. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post) TIJUANA, Mexico — Nelmy Ponce and her three children are tired of sleeping on the ground, rain or shine. They’ve had enough of the insults — passersby screaming “pigs!” at them — just because they’re fore ...
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WORLD | 29th November 18
Live coverage of the countdown and launch India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle with the HysIS hyperspectral Earth observation satellite and 30 smallsats. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. ISRO’s live video stream begins at approximately 0400 GMT (11 p.m. EST) and will be available on this page. ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 29, 2018 / 3:03 AM GMTBy David IngramTwitter on Wednesday suspended an account that had accumulated 1 million followers and that the company said falsely claimed to be an official, English-language account of Russian President Vladimir Putin.Twitter said the ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
The US Navy sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, just days ahead of a planned meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale, accompanied by the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Pecos, the US Pacific Fleet explained to Business Insider in an emailed statement. "The sh ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 29, 2018 / 3:03 AM GMTBy David IngramTwitter on Wednesday suspended an account that had accumulated 1 million followers and that the company said falsely claimed to be an official, English-language account of Russian President Vladimir Putin.Twitter said the ...
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U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a member of the infamous Salvadoran MS-13 gang who admitted to authorities that he traveled with a caravan of Central American migrants who were hoping to qualify for asylum in America.Agents arrested Jose Villalobos-Jobel, 29, shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday east of the Calexico Port of Entry on the U.S. side of the border, Customs and Border Protection sai ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
Internal emails show Facebook Inc. considered charging companies for continued access to user data several years ago, a step that would have marked a dramatic shift away from the social-media giant’s policy of not selling that information, according to an unredacted court document viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The emails in the document also indicate that Facebook employees discussed pushing ...
WORLD | 29th November 18
November 28 at 1:47 PM KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 11:10 p.m. A U.S. military spokesman in Kabul says the airstrike that reportedly struck a house in Helmand province on Tuesday night was conducted by American aircraft. Maj. Bariki Mallya said in an email exchange that the airstrike was conducted in self-defense after Taliban fighters armed w ...
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WORLD | 28th November 18
Mexican Government Gives Jared Kushner Highest Honors, Angering Critics Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser and President Trump's son-in-law, is being honored for his "significant contributions in achieving the renegotiation of the new agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada," according to Mexico's foreign ministry. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle captio ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil this week pulled out of hosting next year’s United Nations global summit on climate change, the latest signal that Latin America’s largest nation no longer aspires to be an influential player in efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming planet.The decision leaves the United Nations scrambling to find a new venue for the summit, which was scheduled to take place next Novem ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
The Justice Department unsealed charges Wednesday accusing two Iranian men of hacking into American hospitals, universities, government agencies and the city of Atlanta, causing tens of millions of dollars in damages. More than 200 victims were affected, more than $6 million in ransom was collected and damages exceeded $30 million, officials said. Ransomware encrypts data on affected systems, maki ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
The boy had escaped his mother’s grasp on Wednesday, and Pope Francis watched as he scuffled across the smooth granite Vatican podium, past the outstretched arm of an archbishop and into the orbit of someone more intriguing than the pontiff. Francis laughed. The Swiss guardsman on his right flank remained stoic as the boy tugged on his gloved hands and pulled on the fringes of his blue and yellow ...
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WORLD | 28th November 18
Saudi Gazette reportBUENOS AIRES — Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, arrived in Buenos Aires on Wednesday for the G20 summit of industrialized nations.The Crown Prince was received at the airport by Argentina’s Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie.The G20 leaders summit begins on Friday.Saudi Arabia, the only Arab country in the group, will host the summit in 20 ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
UNITED NATIONS -- Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that the White House intends to move forward with its much-anticipated Middle East peace plan early next year, before expected Israeli elections."We don't know the details of the plan but we know that it's completed," Ambassador Danny Danon told a small group of reporters Tuesday in his office near U.N. Headquarters. He said t ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
CLOSE Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the importance of "American interests" in determining the correct response to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Nov. 20) APIn this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters at a news conference at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is calling for a halt to the civil ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A spokesman for the Kabul police chief says at least six people have been wounded in a coordinated attack against security forces in the eastern part of the capital Kabul. Basir Mujahid says the six were transferred to a hospital for treatment. Officials say a suicide bomber detonated his explosives Wednesday and then othe ...
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WORLD | 28th November 18
Valerie Theoret, 37, and her daughter Adele Roesholt, were found dead Monday outside their cabin near Einarson Lake, the Yukon Coroner's Service said. The woman's husband said he was charged by a grizzly bear about 100 meters (roughly 328 feet) from the cabin as he returned from trapping in the Einarson Lake area, officials said.After he was forced to shoot and kill the bear, officials said, he fou ...
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reiterated the President's comments during a press briefing a day later, stating that the report is "not based on facts" but based on "the most extreme modeled scenario, which contradicts long established trends."Given the President's past denials of climate change and his administration's efforts to reverse the polices of the Obama administration ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
By Saad SayeedISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday his government and the military want to mend ties with arch-foe India, in the latest bid to improve relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours."I, the prime minister, my political party, the rest of our political parties, our army, all our institutions are all on one page. We want to move forward," Khan sai ...
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WORLD | 28th November 18
Protesters marched to urge politicians to act against climate change in Paris last month. (Philippe Wojazer/Reuters) On the eve of the most important global climate meeting in years, a definitive United Nations report has found that the world is well off course on its promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions — and may have even further to go than previously thought. Seven major countries, includ ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
More than four years after he made that pronouncement about then-President Barack Obama to Fox News' Sean Hannity, Trump faces a similar dilemma as he prepares for a possible face-to-face meeting with Putin just days after Moscow dramatically escalated tensions with Ukraine and could push them farther still. Trump waited more than 24 hours after Russian ships fired on and then seized three Ukrainia ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
John Chau had a "very meticulous plan to camouflage his expedition as fishing activity, police said.On Instagram, John Chau came off like a carefree young adventurer - climbing mountain peaks and exploring jungles. But in reality, the missionary harbored a deadly obsession with an isolated tribe in India he'd first read about as a teen.Chau spent years planning to travel illegally to remote North S ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
FILE PHOTO - Russian S-400 Triumph medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile system is seen along the Kremlin wall during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Tatyana MakeyevaMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula soon, the Interfax news agency cited the Russian defense ministry as say ...
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WORLD | 28th November 18
Bill and Hillary Clinton on Tuesday kicked off their paid speaking tour in Toronto, re-emerging in the national spotlight as their political legacy undergoes a public re-examination two years after the former secretary of state lost the 2016 election.President Donald Trump hung over the 90-minute event, with the Clintons using questions on foreign policy, the 2018 midterms and climate change to sl ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
November 27 at 3:20 PM MOSCOW — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 11:15 p.m. UEFA has moved Thursday’s Europa League soccer game in Ukraine between Arsenal and FC Vorskla to the capital city of Kiev after parliament voted to impose martial law in parts of the country. Imposing martial law is Ukraine’s response after Russian border guards fired on and seized thr ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
BEIJING (Reuters) - A blast near a chemical plant in Zhangjiakou city in China’s northern Hebei province early on Wednesday killed 22 people and injured at least 22 others, the local government said. A video of the blast scene shared by state media showed billowing black smoke and flames, while photographs showed rows of burnt-out cars and trucks lining the streets on Wednesday morning. The fire en ...
WORLD | 28th November 18
The Order of the Aztec is Mexico's highest honor for foreigners and Kushner will receive it for his role in coordinating US-Mexico relations since President Donald Trump came into office, in particular his role in helping to renegotiate the NAFTA free trade agreement.In one of his last official acts as Mexico's President, Peña Nieto will bestow the honor on Kushner in a ceremony on the sidelines of ...
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WORLD | 27th November 18
From the moment Flight 610 took off just after dawn from the airport in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, the Max 8 jet was recording errant data from one of the two angle-of-attack sensors on the nose of the plane that records the pitch at which a plane is climbing or descending.Angle-of-attack sensors are crucial in determining if a plane is stalling.It is not clear whether the false data, which w ...
WORLD | 27th November 18
President Donald Trump has previously said that he too declined to listen to the recording, calling it "a suffering tape" and "terrible.""No, I haven't listened to it. Why do you think I should? What do you think I'll learn from it?" Bolton said during a briefing at the White House.Bolton added that he was able to gain enough information by reading a transcript of the audio."I can read a transcript ...
WORLD | 27th November 18
May's comments come after US President Donald Trump added himself to the chorus of skeptics doubting her proposal -- saying it isn't clear if the agreement will allow a US-UK trading partnership."I think we have to take a look at seriously whether or not the UK is allowed to trade. Because you know, right now, if you look at the deal, they may not be able to trade with us," Trump said on the White ...
WORLD | 27th November 18
President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on multiple occasions, with the last meeting occurring a few months before WikiLeaks released hacked Democratic National Committee emails in the summer of 2016, The Guardian reported Tuesday. Read the full Guardian report here. Manafort met with Assange in 2013, 2015 and “around March ...
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WORLD | 27th November 18
Protesters marched to urge politicians to act against climate change in Paris last month. (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo) On the eve of the most important global climate meeting in years, a definitive United Nations report has found that the world is well off course on its promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions — and may have even farther to go than previously thought. Seven major countr ...
WORLD | 27th November 18
President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on multiple occasions, with the last meeting occurring a few months before WikiLeaks released hacked Democratic National Committee emails in the summer of 2016, The Guardian reported Tuesday. Read the full Guardian report here. Manafort met with Assange in 2013, 2015 and “around March ...
WORLD | 27th November 18
Image copyright Geoff Pearson Image caption Knickers is often followed by a herd of wagyu cattle Knickers looms above the thousands of other cattle that he feeds with in rural Western Australia.At some 1,400kg (220st) and 194cm (6ft 4in), the seven-year-old is believed to be the biggest steer in a country home to millions of cattle.And his size has proved to be his saving grace. When owner Geoff P ...
WORLD | 27th November 18
The administration is discussing a future trip following criticism over the president skipping a trip to a U.S. cemetery while in France to commemorate the end of World War I and missing Veterans Day events at Arlington National Cemetery; national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon.Three American service members were killed and three others were wounded in a roadside ...
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WORLD | 27th November 18
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The plane took off from Devonport, in Tasmania's north A small plane overshot its destination in Australia by almost 50km (30 miles) after its pilot fell asleep in the cockpit, air safety officials say.The pilot was the only person on board the freight flight from Devonport to King Island in Tasmania on 8 November.The incident, classified as a case of "in ...
WORLD | 27th November 18
Does she have too much money? Eagle-eyed reporters snap photographs of her jacket as evidence that she’s faking her socialist credentials. Or does she have too little? The 29-year-old dares to have less than a year’s salary in savings, sending financial experts into a tizzy. Ocasio-Cortez livestreams dinner recipes on her Instagram Story and is hailed as a social media revolutionary. But wait — is ...
WORLD | 27th November 18
Every day for more than eight months, Syrian refugee Hassan Al Kontar has watched dozens of planes take off from Malaysia’s international airport without being able to board a flight himself. Al Kontar, 37, fled forced conscription in his war-torn homeland only to wind up stranded in the transit zone of a Kuala Lumpur terminal, unable to enter Malaysia, and rebuffed when he tried reaching Ecuador ...
WORLD | 27th November 18
DUBAI (Reuters) - A British academic was on his way home from the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday after a pardon saved him from a life sentence for spying, according to a Reuters photographer. British academic Matthew Hedges, who has been jailed for spying in the UAE, is seen in this undated photo supplied by his wife Daniela Tejada. Photo supplied on November 23, 2018. Daniele Tajada/Handout via R ...
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WORLD | 27th November 18
Hundreds of thousands of protestors all over France have been demonstrating for the last eight days. Mostly the protests have been peaceful if disruptive, but some like the ones in Paris have turned violent. The police have used tear gas and water cannon; there have been dozens of arrests and at least two deaths. But amid the misery and mayhem, there’s one small crumb of consolation: these protest ...
WORLD | 27th November 18
A Texas woman who was placed in hospice care following plastic surgery complications in Mexico has died and her family wants the doctors involved charged with murder.Laura Avila, a 36-year-old real estate agent from Dallas, traveled to the Rino Center in Ciudad Juarez on Oct. 30 to get a nose job and a breast implant replacement.Avila's sister, Angie, told Inside Edition Laura sustained global brai ...