by | March 24, 2018 | 12:19

US President Donald Trump is expected to unveil tariffs on a range of Chinese goods valued at US$30 billion annually to force China to cut its trade surplus with the US by US$100 billion. Nevertheless, the law demonstrates a renewed American commitment to Taiwan. But Peng said the National Security Bureau believed that Beijing was more likely to take a hardline approach toward the independence-leaning Tsai Ing-wen administration, but appear amicable and accommodating to sway the general ...

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:15

According to a Human Rights Watch report, munitions supplied by Raytheon - the company which will supply Saudi with the anti-missile systems under the new deal - have been traced back to Saudi-led air strikes against innocent civilians. "As well as devastating civilian lives, this makes a mockery of the global Arms Trade Treaty". Trump criticized his predecessor, Barack Obama, for the poor state of relations between the U.S.

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:13

The text on trade, security and other issues was agreed in "less than half a minute ", clearing the way for the next phase of Brexit talks to get under way. The UK has yet to put forward viable solutions to avoid a hard border. Irish premier Leo Varadkar , who met May on the sidelines of the summit on Thursday, said he envisaged a trading relationship that was "so close that many of measures in the backstop may become unnecessary".

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:13

On Thursday, European Council's President Donald Tusk wrote on Twitter that the council "agrees" with London that Russian Federation is "likely" responsible for the Salisbury attack as "there is no other plausible explanation". She managed to overcome reluctance from countries such as Greece and Italy to jeopardise close Kremlin ties and persuaded them to back Britain's conclusion that Moscow was to blame.

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:11

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world's largest economies would escalate. On Thursday, markets sank. Investors also sold some of the market's biggest recent winners. Facebook dropped 0.7%. Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet all fell about 1% or more .

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:07

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday a newly filed amendment to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives regulations on the devices, would convert the definition of the bump stocks and other "slide-fire" mechanisms like them, as machine guns under the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968.

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:03

By doing this, you give other companies access to your Facebook data, which can be used for various illicit activities. The information was later transferred to third parties, including Cambridge Analytica , in violation of Facebook's policies.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:55

Moon said negotiations were continuing ahead of the "historic talks" planned for next month with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The two countries conduct this drill annually; however, they announced that the drilling exercises would be shortened this time around because of the diplomatic thaw with North Korea.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:49

The first lady was expected to stay in Florida through Easter, per tradition. An insider source close to the first lady tells People that the First Lady is absolutely horrified over what's happened to her reputation. During Trump's alleged affair with McDougal, he reportedly introduced the model to members of his family and, during a private tour of his penthouse in Trump Tower, showed her Melania Trump's separate bedroom, according to a report in The New Yorker .

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:45

Christopher Galdieri, associate professor at Saint Anselm College in the U.S. State of New Hampshire, told Xinhua that Bolton is far more hawkish on foreign policy questions than McMaster was, and shares with Trump a disdain for the idea of diplomacy as a solution to worldwide crises and conflicts.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:36

Turkish-backed forces known as the Free Syrian Army took full control of the center of Afrin, a Syrian-Kurdish city, on Sunday. The question now is whether Turkey pushes on to other YPG-held areas, namely Manbij, which could put Turkish troops in direct conflict with United States soldiers there who see the YPG as allies.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:36

But Judge Mollica agreed with prosecutors that Zachary Cruz had been warned not to visit the school and that the enormity of the Valentine's Day massacre warranted a much higher bond for him to gain his release. She also said the home where he is living in Palm Beach County should be searched for weapons. She told detectives that her daughter was in one of the classrooms Cruz shot up.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:36

In his letter, Mr Runcie also said they will evaluate "code red" training in the school which includes "active-shooter protocols and drills" and upgrading surveillance camera systems. My job is to fight to make sure that other kids all across the country don't have to go to school and feel unsafe. Soccer players and other students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hold signs and weep for their former teammate, Alyssa Alhadeff.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:36

The preserved log data won't have your name attached to it. The world's de facto social network has seen its share price plummet over the course of the week and will end Friday hovering around the $165 mark. Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee have requested that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before their committees.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:26

It passed the Senated with 65 yeas to 32 nays. Many conservative Republicans said the bill fell short on Mr. Trump's promises, ceding ground on issues like abortion, guns , and immigration as well as accepting a massive boost in deficits.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:17

The Mabna Institute is an Iran-based company that engaged in the theft of personal identifiers and economic resources for private financial gain. Considering what the DOJ has uncovered I can understand why some might not trust Iran to stick to the weak nuclear deal that the President has threatened to back out of.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:21

The India skipper is set to fly to England immediately after the Indian Premier League (IPL) final on May 27. It is learnt that the decision was taken after RCB and India skipper Virat Kohli turned down shooting a commercial opposite Deepika Padukone, according to InsideSport.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:17

Department of State, toast during the 2018 Hsieh Nien Fan of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, Taiwan, March 21, 2018. Yu said exports to the U.S. Yes, indeed, according to a survey that we annually put out, two of the major things that the USA government - they want the USA government to do was to advocate more strongly for a level playing field and to advocate for reciprocal treatment to improve market access - just what you have been talking about.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:14

In a press release , organizers said they chose to March to Janesville because it is home to U.S. Sen. The Connecticut chapter of Friends of NRA is holding a major fundraiser on Friday, the night before a crowd as big as 10,000 is expected to descend on the state Capitol and push for stricter gun laws.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:17

Do Americans feel their votes are of a higher or lower value if they believe that no matter who wins, those duly elected will be undermined by, as the Monmouth pollers defined it in their poll query, "unelected government and military officials who secretly manipulate or direct national policy?" A former Russian spy and his daughter were found slumped on a bench in the normally quiet city of Salisbury in southern England.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:06

Critics have warned this ban will force transgender individual to hide their identities and reinforce harmful stereotypes about transgender people, more importantly the military will miss out on talented people who want to serve their country.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:07

On March 13, Cavusoglu had said that Turkey and the United States would decide on a plan to oversee withdrawal of Kurdish militants from the northern Syria city of Manbij, but said Turkish forces would carry out a military operation if the discussions fail.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:05

The culture of overwork has taken over the world, with exhausted employees working relentlessly to meet often unrealistic deadlines. In a bid to encourage employees to leave work on time, the government will shut down all computers after a certain time.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:02

No group has claimed responsibility of the explosion. The police spokesman confirmed the blast was caused by a auto bomb. Afghan officials often give conflicting tolls in the wake of attacks. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack, saying in a statement that "the enemies of Afghanistan can not prevent the celebration of traditional, religious and cultural events in the country".

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:02

Not long after being reported missing, a family from Iowa was found dead in a condominium in Mexico . The cause of death is still uncertain. Autopsies are being performed in Mexico, Creston police said. She was shot dead in broad daylight last March as she drove her son to school. The State Department issued a level 2 advisory to those traveling to Quintana Roo on March 16, meaning visitors should be cautious because of increased crime there.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:59

The Ahrar al-Sham group's decision to surrender Harsata leaves only Douma and another rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta that includes the towns of Jobar , Ein Terma , Arbin and Zamalka . Failaq al-Rahman said in a statement Friday that the deal will lead to the immediate evacuation of sick and wounded people for treatment and to allow aid to enter the besieged area.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:59

Trump gave a warm welcome at White House to the powerful Crown Prince and credited United States defence sales to the Saudis boosting American jobs. While Saudi Arabia's privatization efforts have been triggered by the growing unsustainability of government welfare programs, and Riyadh's desire to attract greater global investment, the uneven nature of the privatization process is closely linked to Mohammed bin Salman's power consolidation ambitions.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:58

Temperatures overnight will be close to freezing as we progress through the weekend into next week so we can't rule out some snowflakes mixing in at times! Adding to the misery: Ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. The wind increases from the east Friday as we wait for the winter storm to arrive late in the day. It's a nice day to not only support your four-legged friends (it's National Puppy Day) but go outside and bask in the sunny goodness of the sunshine and warmer ...

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:43

The latest trade action sent stocks diving as fears rise that the USA, which accuses China of mass theft of intellectual property and other unfair practises, could provoke a damaging trade war . Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is spelling out which countries will get an early reprieve from the imposition of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum .

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:41

A US Navy destroyer yesterday carried out a "freedom of navigation " operation within 12 nautical miles (22.2km) of an artificial island China has built in the South China Sea, US officials said, a move likely to anger Beijing. It said that the situation in the waterway had stabilized thanks to the efforts of China and Southeast Asia countries, but warned that the USA insistence "on provoking incidents" and "creating tensions" in the South China Sea "runs counter to the desire of regional ...

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:35

At the time, police suspected Huckaby's wounds were not caused by the crash but that he was a homicide victim. About 15 minutes later, police went to the 3800 block of Concorde Court and arrested a 44-year-old Windsor woman, Hardip Padda, on the same charge.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:38

The Trump administration and the Erdogan government already had strained relations over the USA decision to arm Syrian Kurds in the fight against the Islamic State. "Give him (Gulen) to us, and we will try (Brunson) and return him", Mr Erdogan said past year. "Why would I take my guards to the United States if not to protect myself?" he said last June.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:35

While he did not describe any other bombs, what he said on the video indicated he was willing to take actions in the future. Conditt and his three siblings had been home-schooled through high school, his mother wrote on Facebook . Those stories are meaningful, and they help us understand the stakes of these explosions once the fear of accidentally triggering a trip wire or opening a package subsides.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:19

But investigators say they did not find a weapon at the scene, only a cellphone near the man's body. Reichel noted that the officers did not appear to identify themselves as police to Clark, but said that with a helicopter circling overhead Clark would have known he was facing off with police.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:16

The company said at the beginning of this year it was going to close only select stores. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned a recent trip to Toys "R" Us (ahem ... Though customers say it makes sense brick-and-mortar stores can't keep up with technology giants, it doesn't ease the sting of letting a piece of their childhood go.