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Trump ejects India from $5.6bn tariff deal over 'negative' trade barriers Trump ejects India from $5.6bn tariff deal over 'negative' trade barriers
- March 06, 2019

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to end special trade treatment for India , while accusing the country of unfairly shutting out US businesses, CNN reported on Tuesday. The US demand for relaxation in norms for exports of medical devices and dairy products are non-negotiable to India. Even if Modi doesn't want to raise the temperature, "the discourse in this country has been that America needs India to balance China", said Harsh Pant, an worldwide relations professor at ... (more...)
Trump says congress grilling of Cohen contributed to summit 'walk' Trump says congress grilling of Cohen contributed to summit 'walk'
- March 06, 2019

Last week's meeting between Trump and Kim broke down over what the Americans said were North Korea's excessive demands for sanctions relief in exchange for a limited offer to shut down its ageing main nuclear complex in Yongbyon. Bolton told the American television program Face the Nation that Trump's failure to secure commitments from Pyongyang on eliminating its nuclear capability should be seen as "a success, defined as the president protecting and advancing American national interests". (more...)
McConnell: Enough Senate votes to reject Trump's wall move McConnell: Enough Senate votes to reject Trump's wall move
- March 05, 2019

Paul joined GOP Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in opposing Trump's declaration - a reflection of some resistance within the Republican Party to what some lawmakers see as executive overreach and a challenge of the constitutional separation of powers. (more...)
USA lawmakers launch sweeping probe of Trump USA lawmakers launch sweeping probe of Trump
- March 05, 2019

The president also has accused Mueller of having conflicts of interests for his close history with people such as former FBI Director James Comey . The demands, made by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler , D-N.Y., cover communications between former White House counsel Donald McGahn and the president relating to Trump's fired national security adviser, Michel Flynn, as well as Flynn's statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about contacts with former Russian ... (more...)
House panel launches sweeping probe of Trump House panel launches sweeping probe of Trump
- March 05, 2019

Other demands for documents are directed to institutions including the White House , the Justice Department, the Trump campaign, the Trump transition team and the Trump Organisation. House Democrats opened a huge new avenue Monday in their investigations into Trump, with the chairman of the Judiciary Committee firing off document requests to dozens of figures from the president's administration, family and business . (more...)
Man and dog snowbound in Oregon survive on taco sauce Man and dog snowbound in Oregon survive on taco sauce
- March 05, 2019

He told investigators he woke up the next day and tried to walk to safety, but the "deep snow" made in hard and forced him and Ally to return to the trapped vehicle. An Oregon Water Resource snowcat drove a member of the search and rescue team to the site. Taylor and his dog were reunited with family and friends shortly after. (more...)
Apparent tornado kills 14 in Alabama Apparent tornado kills 14 in Alabama
- March 05, 2019

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said as many as 20 people are unaccounted for but cautioned that some of them might have fled the storm and haven't been able to check in with their families. Meanwhile, about 10 inches of snow was expected to fall in the New York City area by Monday morning with the arrival of another arctic blast, prompting all schools in the city to be closed and New Jersey to declare a state of emergency. (more...)
NYT catches Trump in apparent lie about Jared Kushner's security clearance NYT catches Trump in apparent lie about Jared Kushner's security clearance
- March 04, 2019

Christie, chairman of Trump's transition team, said Cohen told members of the transition team that he was going to be White House chief of staff. The Times also reported that Trump's decision was opposed by both White House Counsel Don McGann and then-Chief of Staff John Kelly . (more...)
Donald Trump decries 'presidential harassment,' declares 'I am an innocent man' Donald Trump decries 'presidential harassment,' declares 'I am an innocent man'
- March 04, 2019

So now they go in and morph into "Let's inspect every deal he's ever done". "I saw little shifty Schiff yesterday". "We have people in Congress -- right now we have people in Congress that hate our country". Trump also mocked the Southern accent of Sessions and criticized him for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe. He called the Green New Deal proposal - pitched by some Democrats as a radical bid to combat climate change - "the craziest plan", saying "when the wind ... (more...)
Chinese Embassy ‘utterly dissatisfied’ with Meng Wanzhou extradition, watching SNC-Lavalin Chinese Embassy ‘utterly dissatisfied’ with Meng Wanzhou extradition, watching SNC-Lavalin
- March 04, 2019

Trudeau sacked his ambassador to China for undermining that position by saying that Meng had a "strong" case against extradition and later adding that it would be "great for Canada" if the USA dropped the case. Meng is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. Legal experts had predicted Ottawa would give the go-ahead, given the close judicial relationship between Canada and the United States. (more...)
Civilians die in India, Pakistan clashes Civilians die in India, Pakistan clashes
- March 04, 2019

The US State Department is investigating claims Pakistan improperly used a US-supplied F-16 jet against India this week, Indian media claims. Both leaders also "reiterated their commitment" to the UK-Pakistan bilateral relationship during the interaction, which follows heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following a terrorist attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. (more...)
Donald Trump Welcomes to CPAC Activist Punched at UC Berkeley Donald Trump Welcomes to CPAC Activist Punched at UC Berkeley
- March 03, 2019

Before that, Trump brought up Hayden Williams, a Leadership Institute field representative who was violently attacked in an incident captured on-camera last week while recruiting for a conservative student group at the University of California-Berkeley. (more...)
Winter storm watch for the Valley starting Sunday afternoon Winter storm watch for the Valley starting Sunday afternoon
- March 03, 2019

Two Winter storms through Monday will bring snow to the region. The winter storm watch goes into effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning for parts of the Hudson, Essex and Union counties. In New York, up to three-inches of snow mixed with sleet fell overnight. Either way, the storm should depart early Monday morning leaving us with a very cold upcoming workweek. (more...)
Huawei pleads not guilty to trade secrets charges in Seattle Huawei pleads not guilty to trade secrets charges in Seattle
- March 03, 2019

And the multiple contracts Huawei signed with global mobile operators during the MWC Barcelona held between Monday and Thursday also show the active role of Huawei in promoting the 5G development globally through cooperation. Meanwhile, Canada is reviewing whether its gear presents a serious security threat. T-Mobile sued and a jury awarded it $4.8 million in 2017. "The world needs Huawei because we are more advanced". (more...)
Wing Commander Abhinandan undergoing 'cooling down' process, is met by Nirmala Sitharaman Wing Commander Abhinandan undergoing 'cooling down' process, is met by Nirmala Sitharaman
- March 03, 2019

Meanwhile, Indian police said two paramilitary soldiers and two counterinsurgency police officials were killed in a gunbattle with militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir, while troops fatally shot a civilian during anti-India protests. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was released from Pakistani custody on Friday night is doing well at Army's Research and Referral (R&R) hospital in the national capital, defence officials said on Saturday. (more...)
Washington ups pressure on Venezuela as Guaido tours South America Washington ups pressure on Venezuela as Guaido tours South America
- March 02, 2019

The envoy - best known for using aid shipments to ferry arms to right-wing Nicaraguan rebels in the 1980s, and for defending despotic regimes in El Salvador and Guatemala - called a counter-resolution by Russian Federation urging a political solution " pathetic ". (more...)
Lynne Patton: I was not a 'prop' at Michael Cohen hearing Lynne Patton: I was not a 'prop' at Michael Cohen hearing
- March 02, 2019

Hostin also didn't buy the congressman's explanation that he was offended by the accusation of racism because he has relatives who are people of color. "To prop up one member of our entire race of black people and say that that nullifies that is totally insulting". Meadows took exception and asked House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., to remove her comments from the record. (more...)
Tory Minister George Eustice Quits Over 'Final Humiliation' Of Brexit Delay Tory Minister George Eustice Quits Over 'Final Humiliation' Of Brexit Delay
- March 02, 2019

Brexit no deal or delay? The briefing made to the ambassadors of the EU's 27 remaining countries said she could ask for a " short and technical extension" even if her deal finally wins the support of the House of Commons. Corbyn, who voted against membership in 1975 and gave only reluctant backing to the 2016 campaign to remain in the European Union, on Wednesday gave ambiguous backing for another referendum, saying he would push for one alongside a national election. (more...)
Labour row erupts over no confidence vote in Luciana Berger Labour row erupts over no confidence vote in Luciana Berger
- March 02, 2019

MPs have voted overwhelmingly to hold Theresa May to her commitment to giving them a vote on delaying Brexit if her withdrawal agreement fails to win a majority within the next two weeks. After tabling unsuccessful no-confidence votes in Mrs May and her government last month, Mr Corbyn's own plan for a "close economic partnership" - including a permanent customs union - with the EU was also defeated on Wednesday night. (more...)
Pakistan re-starting some flights, to fully re-open commercial airspace Monday Pakistan re-starting some flights, to fully re-open commercial airspace Monday
- March 02, 2019

They are doing it as Saudi Arabia has mounted pressure on them. On Thursday Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said the pilot's release was a "peace gesture" to India . Others also danced and shouted slogans in New Delhi . The pilot is being hailed as a hero in India, with fireworks being set off in the capital Delhi. (more...)
Pakistan says it shot down Indian jets, carried out airstrikes in Kashmir Pakistan says it shot down Indian jets, carried out airstrikes in Kashmir
- March 01, 2019

Pakistan has reportedly shut down its main airports in Islamabad, Lahore and Multan, shortly after India suspended commercial flights over Kashmir and several north Indian cities. Tension has been elevated since a suicide vehicle bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on February 14, but the risk of conflict rose dramatically on Tuesday when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base. (more...)
Imran Khan ready to talk peace with India's Modi: Pakistan FM Imran Khan ready to talk peace with India's Modi: Pakistan FM
- March 01, 2019

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is ready to speak with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the telephone, its foreign minister has said after both sides claimed they shot down each other's warplanes. Prime Minister Imran Khan offered every possible help in the investigation, but India turned down the offer and whipped up war hysteria. " We all countrymen are standing like a rock to counter their evil designs ", he added. (more...)
Trump predicts 'AWESOME' future for N. Korea if Kim gives up nukes Trump predicts 'AWESOME' future for N. Korea if Kim gives up nukes
- March 01, 2019

North Korea's state media says leader Kim Jong Un will follow his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump with an "official goodwill visit" to Vietnam that will continue through Saturday. Washington would ideally like Kim to dismantle a key nuclear facility at Yongbyon, allow in worldwide inspectors, or even hand over a list of all his nuclear assets - something the North Koreans have categorically refused to do. (more...)
Lynne Patton Hits Back at Rep. Rashida Tlaib: You’re the Racist
- March 01, 2019

In an Instagram post published before the hearing, Patton accused Cohen of leveling "unsubstantiated claims". Michael Cohen , Donald Trump's former personal attorney, gave anticipated and well-watched testimony before the House committee explaining his decade-long relationship with Trump and answering an array of questions - from allegations of racism to wide-sweeping corruption to the president's secretive financial dealings to collusion with Russian Federation to win the election. (more...)
Netanyahu to be Charged in Corruption Cases, Pending Hearing Netanyahu to be Charged in Corruption Cases, Pending Hearing
- March 01, 2019

The indictment, only weeks before he runs for a fourth consecutive term April elections, will be followed by a hearing where Netanyahu could defend himself before charges are filed. On Thursday his plan lay in ruins, as Mandelblit gave the nod for the PM to be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in several criminal cases. (more...)
Concerns over removing risky videos from YouTube Kids app Concerns over removing risky videos from YouTube Kids app
- March 01, 2019

It was flagged by her and others, but it still took YouTube several days to take it down. "But we have to start doing something NOW and we should start by educating ourselves, educating our children, and speaking up when we see something that is unsafe for our children", Hess added on her PediMom blog . (more...)
Royal visit to Northern Ireland: what Kate wore Royal visit to Northern Ireland: what Kate wore
- March 01, 2019

Kate , who is mum to Prince George , Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis , chatted to parents at the St Joseph's SureStart facility, where she praised mothers who had overcome their "struggle" with breastfeeding. William , 36, had a go after and said "here we go" as he tilted the pint glass. Wils and Kate were treated to music and comedy acts inside the venue and got to meet Olympian Dame Peters, who was appointed to the Order of the Garter. (more...)
Things Are Getting Very Tense Between India and Pakistan Things Are Getting Very Tense Between India and Pakistan
- February 28, 2019

He also confirmed that Pakistani troops captured two pilots. Pakistan closed its airspace Wednesday, the country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the military said, as fears spiked of an all-out conflict with nuclear-armed neighbour India . (more...)
Dozens killed and injured in crash and fire at Cairo train station
- February 28, 2019

The impact caused a fuel tank on the platform to explode, setting fire to the train. Sadek put the death toll at 20 while health officials said at least 25 people were killed and dozens more were injured in the crash and ensuing fire. He said: "Any person found to be negligent will be held accountable and it will be severe". Egyptians have long complained that successive governments have failed to enforce basic safety standards for the railways. (more...)
Can North Korea replicate the successes of Vietnam? Can North Korea replicate the successes of Vietnam?
- February 28, 2019

For Narang, the destruction of the Yongbyon complex - North Korea's main nuclear center - would mark an important step. Trump is predicting a "continuation of the progress" made in Singapore, in an apparent effort to manage expectations for his second summit with Kim . (more...)
Warning to parents about risky Momo Challenge that targeting children Warning to parents about risky Momo Challenge that targeting children
- February 28, 2019

In a Facebook posting Saturday titled " Suicide game targeting our kids", the Police Service of Northern Ireland cautioned parents that the game can hide "itself within other harmless looking games played by our kids!" There are reports of children as young as 6 years old encountering a creepy woman before she tells them to do a challenge. (more...)
Russian official accuses U.S. of preparing military intervention in Venezuela Russian official accuses U.S. of preparing military intervention in Venezuela
- February 28, 2019

He said the U.S. was imposing more sanctions on four pro-government governors, including a close Maduro ally who negotiated the release of an American jailed for more than two years. "Patrushev also appeared to back the repression used by state security forces over the weekend, after four protesters were killed and a further 300 were injured as they attempted to force through USA humanitarian aid into the crisis-stricken country". (more...)
Boeing 767 Crashes Near Houston Boeing 767 Crashes Near Houston
- February 27, 2019

The Boeing 767-375ER, owned and flown by cargo outfit Atlas Air as flight number 5Y3591, is said to have entered an unexpected nosedive from around 6,000ft while on a scheduled cargo run between Miami Airport and Houston George Bush International. (more...)
Republican Senator Says He’ll Vote Against Trump’s National Emergency Republican Senator Says He’ll Vote Against Trump’s National Emergency
- February 27, 2019

In the Senate, more Republicans have expressed concerns about setting a risky precedent, and Vice-President Mike Pence met members during a closed-door lunch on Tuesday to discuss the issue. According to the Times , Republican whip Steve Scalise spent Monday night lobbying members to vote against the resolution. "I said that we would challenge him in the courts, we would challenge him in Congress, and I believe the American people will challenge him, and that's what's happening". (more...)
Trump delay on Chinese tariffs boosts hope of trade war truce Trump delay on Chinese tariffs boosts hope of trade war truce
- February 27, 2019

The president said in a tweet that progress had been made on a host of divisive areas including intellectual property protection, technology transfers, agriculture, services and currency. AEI Director of Asian Studies Dan Blumenthal discusses how U.S. The US is still imposing extra tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of Chinese products, slowing trade, raising costs for manufacturers and prompting changes in supply chains. (more...)
Pakistani military downplays Indian air raid, says bomb caused no damage Pakistani military downplays Indian air raid, says bomb caused no damage
- February 27, 2019

After days of angry rants, sabre-rattling and bullying, the Narendra Modi administration made a decision to douse the rising public anger at home by staging what it called "non-military preemptive strike" inside Pakistani territory. Mr Modi has been under pressure to retaliate since the suicide auto bombing in Kashmir's Pulwama, which India alleges was orchestrated by Pakistan's intelligence agency, and tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours have escalated in recent days. (more...)
White House slams Michael Cohen as 'disgraced felon' and 'convicted liar' White House slams Michael Cohen as 'disgraced felon' and 'convicted liar'
- February 27, 2019

This testimony will not be open to the press. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said that senators will have staff ask questions but will be in the room to observe. Michael Cohen , former attorney for President Donald Trump , leaves the Monocle restaurant on Capitol Hill on February 21. Meanwhile, there won't be revelations about election meddling, at least in public. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour would back a second Brexit referendum Jeremy Corbyn says Labour would back a second Brexit referendum
- February 26, 2019

The party will also support a bid by Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper to give parliament the legal power to force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek an extension to the Article 50 negotiating period beyond the exit date now set down in law - March 29. (more...)
Kelly Enters Not Guilty Plea On Sexual Abuse Charges Kelly Enters Not Guilty Plea On Sexual Abuse Charges
- February 26, 2019

These new charges come one week after the emergence of a rape tape that allegedly features Kelly and a minor. One of them is the subject of four different counts. According to the witness, the girl in the video is the niece of someone prosecutors refer to only as "S.E." and that person has positively identified the child in the video as being her niece. (more...)
Former Staffer Claims Trump Kissed Her Without Consent Former Staffer Claims Trump Kissed Her Without Consent
- February 26, 2019

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders , in an unfortunate choice of words, described the allegation as "absurd on its face". The White House has denied the allegations. According to the lawsuit, Trump visited one of these RVs in Tampa before a rally there when the unwanted kiss took place. She called it 'super-creepy and inappropriate'. (more...)
Harry and Meghan in Morocco on last official trip before birth Harry and Meghan in Morocco on last official trip before birth
- February 26, 2019

Meghan's message to women across the globe came as she attended the British ambassador's reception with Harry and turned on the glamour by wearing a Moroccan inspired Dior outfit. They are not even allowed to have an account on any social media . "Daddy, it is with a heavy heart that I write this, not understanding why you have to claim to take this path, turning a blind eye to the pain you're causing". (more...)
Trump Reverses Decision on Syria Pullout, Plans to Keep 400 Troops Trump Reverses Decision on Syria Pullout, Plans to Keep 400 Troops
- February 25, 2019

Trump on Friday denied that the decision represented a reversal of his previous position. "I have done something nobody else has been able to do", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham issued a statement applauding Trump's decision to keep a small contingent of US troops in Syria as part of an worldwide stabilizing force, saying the president had followed sound military advice that would help avoid the problems the United States faced in Iraq. (more...)
United Kingdom parliament must restore common sense to Brexit - Labour lawmaker United Kingdom parliament must restore common sense to Brexit - Labour lawmaker
- February 25, 2019

Downing Street has played down hopes of a breakthrough during the course of the two-day gathering in the Red Sea resort, despite the presence of major players including European Council president Donald Tusk. Mrs May said: "We are still in that negotiation. That's what we're working for and that's what I'm working for". In a stormy week for British politics, 11 MPs - three Conservatives and 7 from the Labour Party - quit their parties and formed an Independent Group of MPs in the House. (more...)
A night at Hanoi lake before Kim-Trump summit A night at Hanoi lake before Kim-Trump summit
- February 25, 2019

The declaration came hours after an historic meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jon Un in Singapore. Their last meeting in June ended without any substantive agreement, triggering a several month-long impasse between Washington and Pyongyang on how to approach North Korea's nuclear disarmament, and the lifting of United States sanctions on the country. (more...)
Trade Chief Dumbs Down Contract Term After Donald Trump Doesn't Get It Trade Chief Dumbs Down Contract Term After Donald Trump Doesn't Get It
- February 25, 2019

President Donald Trump is raising more than a few eyebrows, following his decision to call out American companies on Twitter to step up efforts to bring "5G, and even 6G" technology to the United States. In response, China , the world's second largest economy after the U.S., imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars worth of American imports. (more...)
Massive storm snarls travel, cancels flights and closes schools Massive storm snarls travel, cancels flights and closes schools
- February 24, 2019

The National Weather Service issued far-reaching winter storm warnings from Nebraska to Maryland. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 10 a.m. Paul, Philadelphia to Baltimore and Washington D.C., as well as in Atlantic City. Mountains to the east of Morgantown saw more snow then our area, Reppert said. (more...)
Suspected Islamists attack Nigerian town hours before poll Suspected Islamists attack Nigerian town hours before poll
- February 24, 2019

Despite a promise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that it had overcome logistical difficulties that forced the postponement of last weekend's vote, some polling stations still opened hours late. Hadiza Idris, a resident of the city of Maiduguri, told Al Jazeera: "I will remain indoor with my children". The president, first in line to vote in his northern hometown of Daura, jokingly checked the name on his wife's ballot. (more...)
Pakistani woman succumbs to bullet injuries in India Pakistani woman succumbs to bullet injuries in India
- February 24, 2019

Tensions have soared between the nuclear-armed rivals since a suicide attack last week killed 42 soldiers in India-administered Kashmir , the deadliest attack in 30 years of armed rebellion in the Himalayan region. Pakistan has "sincerely offered" probe into the Pulwama "incident" and based on the investigation or "any tangible evidence" provided, Pakistan "shall take action against anyone found using our soil", the ruling party headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday. (more...)
Shamima Begum: Isis runaway asking for sympathy Shamima Begum: Isis runaway asking for sympathy
- February 23, 2019

Shamima Begum, who fled London to join Islamic State 4 years, now wants to return home with her newborn baby. Global law prevents a government from rendering a person stateless, but Britain reportedly believes that Begum also has Bangladeshi citizenship due to her parents, although she was born in Britain. (more...)
Tony Blair: Brexit represents opportunity for Labour fightback Tony Blair: Brexit represents opportunity for Labour fightback
- February 23, 2019

They had to back down because we had done nothing wrong, but the hard truth is that the party is tougher on the people complaining about antisemitism than it is on the antisemites. The deal was shot down by Parliament last month, leading to a scramble to re-negotiate the deal, or possibly extend Britain's date for departure before Britain is set to leave the bloc without a deal at the end of March. (more...)