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Trump renews tariff threat as Lighthizer takes aim at China

Trump renews tariff threat as Lighthizer takes aim at China And while this impact isn't massive in an absolute sense, the current run-rate for tariff-related taxes is about $200 billion per year, which would be a roughly 30% increase over the payments the Treasury had previously been receiving. Buenos Aires: As US President Donald Trump makes his flying entry into Argentina today for a G20 summit, speculations are rife that US and China will go head o... [Full Article...]

Australia's giant steer Knickers is too big for the slaughterhouse

Australia's giant steer Knickers is too big for the slaughterhouse It's not every day that you see something that truly makes you stop and say, "Holy cow ". Yep, you'll need a step ladder to give it a pat on the head. Australia's largest cow has been saved from the slaughterhouse because of its enormous size. Knickers' huge size would affect his life expectancy, but Mr Pearson thinks he has a few good years left and so far didn't need any special looking after... [Full Article...]

Hyde-Smith Defeats Espy in Mississippi, But Not By the Expected Margin

Hyde-Smith Defeats Espy in Mississippi, But Not By the Expected Margin Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith defeats Democrat Mike Espy in special election; Peter Doocy reports from Jackson, Miss. The Associated Press called the race for Hyde-Smith at 10:24 P.M. Speaking to supporters after her win, Ms Hyde-Smith vowed to fight for everyone in the state when she goes to Washington. She initially refused to apologize for the hanging remark, but said in a debate last ... [Full Article...]

Hydro One sending technicians to assist in California wildfire recovery

Hydro One sending technicians to assist in California wildfire recovery Search crews have pressed on despite the grim task. More than 153,000 acres have been torched, with almost 14,000 homes and hundreds of other structures destroyed by the powerful blaze, California's deadliest and most destructive fire ever. [Full Article...]

Video shows how gender reveal party became an $11 million Arizona fire

Video shows how gender reveal party became an $11 million Arizona fire Forest Service has released a video of the exploding target that started what became the 46,000-acre Sawmill Fire southeast of Tucson in 2017. Border Patrol Agent Dennis Dickey , 37, pleaded guilty in federal court in September to igniting the fire . [Full Article...]

First Lady Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

First Lady Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations Other decorations include a Green Room tribute to America's harvest and a Red Room festooned with wreaths created from pencils touting Be Best, Melania Trump's child-empowerment campaign. Louis, Chicago, and San Francisco to highlight "the diversity and ingenuity of American architecture". Since at least Nancy Reagan's time , the first lady has appeared at the press event for the decorations' u... [Full Article...]

SF Giants Owner Donates To Controversial Senate Candidate

SF Giants Owner Donates To Controversial Senate Candidate In the November 6 primary election, Hyde-Smith received 41.5 percent of the vote, while Espy received 40.6 percent and Republican Chris McDaniel received 16.5. Cindy Hyde-Smith is once again under fire for a race-related issue, after the Jackson Free Press in MS reported Friday that she graduated from a high school segregation academy. [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince arrives Cairo on regional tour

Saudi crown prince arrives Cairo on regional tour During the segment, Todd asked Lee about the Trump administration's position on Saudi Arabia in light of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Graham's comments come just days after President Donald Trump issued a remarkable statement throwing his support behind Saudi Arabia despite the Khashoggi killing. [Full Article...]

Turkish investigators search luxury villa for clues to Khashoggi

Turkish investigators search luxury villa for clues to Khashoggi Khashoggi , a Washington Post contributor who had written columns critical of current Saudi leaders, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 by members of a 15-man team that had been sent to Turkey from Saudi Arabia , according to Turkish and Saudi prosecutors . [Full Article...]

European Union court dismisses expats' action against Brexit talks

European Union court dismisses expats' action against Brexit talks The report's authors, Arno Hantzsche, Amit Kara, and Garry Young, said "the main focus of our analysis is on how the government's proposed Brexit deal is likely to affect the economy, leaving aside the effect it might have on uncertainty". [Full Article...]

USA asylum laws - here's what to know

USA asylum laws - here's what to know Many Democrats have expressed outrage at the agents' use of tear gas, but Judd, a 21-year veteran of the Border Patrol , strongly disagrees. "As the events unfolded, quick, decisive and effective action prevented an extremely risky situation", he said . [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort breached plea deal by lying - Special Counsel Mueller

Paul Manafort breached plea deal by lying - Special Counsel Mueller Manafort states as part of the filing that he does not agree with prosecutor's description. CNN's Don Lemon hosted a panel discussion to explain the latest unraveling into Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

Uganda: At least 29 dead after boat capsizes in Lake Victoria

Uganda: At least 29 dead after boat capsizes in Lake Victoria It has been reported that some of the rescuers have died. Witnesses who were there on Saturday night said they heard people calling for help as they tried to stay afloat and others tried to swim ashore. "We suspect the mechanical condition of the boat and the weather contributed to the sinking". Ferry accidents are not uncommon on the lake and the number of fatalities is often high due to a sh... [Full Article...]

Ukrainian tugboat 'rammed' in Black Sea standoff with Russian coast guard

Ukrainian tugboat 'rammed' in Black Sea standoff with Russian coast guard Armed Russian warplanes also simulated an attack on a Belgian frigate taking part in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation policing in the Baltic Sea last Thursday, the Belgian military said on Sunday. "What is happening now at the (Kerch) bridge threatens to turn into a very unpleasant story", Kiselyov said. The Russian ruble opened 0.4 per cent weaker against the dollar in Moscow , its lowest ... [Full Article...]

Taiwan president Tsai resigns as party chair after election losses

Taiwan president Tsai resigns as party chair after election losses Since Taiwan held its first direct presidential election in 1996, Beijing's authoritarian regime has sought to influence political parties into adopting more Beijing-friendly policies. As for public sentiment regarding Taiwan's relations with China, Taiwanese online media Up Media, in an opinion article published on November 25, pointed out that neither DPP nor KMT candidates mentioned at le... [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Advisory: Messy Commute Expected Around Metro Detroit

Winter Weather Advisory: Messy Commute Expected Around Metro Detroit Snow and blowing snow closed several roads in the area, including Interstate 70. To the west, parts of the Plains States were reporting 100 percent snow-and-ice-covered roads before noon today. The weather already is responsible for the cancellation of almost 400 flights from area airports, and transportation officials said auto travel will be hazardous as well. [Full Article...]

"Thank you President T": Trump tweets as holiday break ends

The Post had quoted Sanchez herself as saying the administration of Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who will take office on December 1, had "for now" agreed to the so-called " Remain in Mexico " plan. After months on the road, the men, women and children in the camp are now living on donated food, sleeping on blankets and sharing makeshift toilet facilities. [Full Article...]

Karachi Chinese consulate TERROR ATTACK KILLS TWO as EXPLOSION and gunfire heard

Karachi Chinese consulate TERROR ATTACK KILLS TWO as EXPLOSION and gunfire heard The terrorists hurled grenades at a checkpoint outside the consulate, which lies in an affluent neighbourhood of Pakistan's biggest city. A separatist group, the Balochistan Liberation Army, reportedly claimed the attack but there was no official confirmation about it. [Full Article...]

Navjot Singh Sidhu welcomes Centre's move to build Kartarpur corridor

Navjot Singh Sidhu welcomes Centre's move to build Kartarpur corridor Thousands of Sikhs already visit the shrine in Pakistan every year. "In September, Chaudhry, in an interview to Hindustan Times , reiterated the offer saying that "[the government] wants to formalise the informal proposal the Pakistan army chief made to Sidhu". [Full Article...]

Like Most Mass Shootings, The Chicago Hospital Attack Began With Domestic Violence

Like Most Mass Shootings, The Chicago Hospital Attack Began With Domestic Violence Lopez had a permit to possess a concealed firearm, and it was unclear if officials knew about the 2014 complaint when the permit was granted, said Guglielmi, who said Lopez had legally purchased four guns in the last five years. First responders arrive to Mercy Hospital where multiple people were shot, including a Chicago police officer, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago . [Full Article...]


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