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Trump to sign executive orders targeting trade abuses

One of the executive orders calls for a full-scale 90-day investigation into every form of trade abuse that contributes to the USA deficit, which totaled more than $502 billion in 2016. The study also will examine the effects of trade deals that have failed to produced forecast benefits, Ross said. While Trump has long argued that trade deficits imperil USA workers, Ross cautioned that they aren't necessarily all bad. Read More »

Travel Ban Legal Battles Continue, As Administration Appeals New Injunction

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That block was upheld on appeal, and the administration said it would revise the ban to better adhere to the law. The ban was supposed to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. The Justice Department called the Hawaii ruling "flawed both in reasoning and in scope". New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has joined the case in Washington state, said: "Today s order by the federal District Court of Hawaii marks yet another victory for the Constitution and the rule of law". Read More »

Tillerson meets China's Xi, says Trump hopes to meet 'soon'-State Dept

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With warm words from Xi, Tillerson on Sunday ended his first trip to Asia since taking office, with an agreement to work together with China on North Korea and putting aside trickier issues. On Friday, he signaled a tougher strategy that left open the possibility of pre-emptive military action. The duo agreed on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and comprehensively and strictly implementing UN Security Council resolutions. Read More »

IGP rubbishes report Jong Nam mistaken for S Korean

The three men who were hiding in the embassy - including an embassy official and a North Korean airline worker - flew to Beijing on Thursday, where they were subsequently seen at the airport, presumably on their way home. Malaysia on Thursday agreed to release the body of Kim Jong-nam. South Korean politicians claimed Kim Jong Un had issued a "standing order" for his half-brother's assassination and there was a failed attempt in 2012. Read More »

Korean court OKs arrest of ex-president over scandal

Being taken into custody is a dramatic step in the disgrace of South Korea's first woman President, and was a key demand of the millions of people who took to the streets to protest against her as the scandal engulfed her leadership a year ago. Read More »

GOP lawmaker: Passing healthcare bill would cost House majority

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Trump threatened to try to defeat members of the Freedom Caucus - a bloc of conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives - in next year's congressional elections if they continued to defy him. Ryan tells "CBS This Morning" that if Trump works with Democrats, they will "try and change Obamacare and that's not, that's hardly a conservative thing". Read More »

Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powers

Maduro critics say is an excuse for the government to muzzle opposition during a mounting economic crisis in the oil-rich country. This is just the latest move in an ongoing power struggle within the country between the ruling socialists led by President Maduro and the opposition party which has gained power as the country has suffered from chronic shortages of food and medicine as well as one of the highest crime rates in the world and rampant inflation. Read More »

Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body released to North Korea

The nine Malaysians, previously barred from leaving North Korea, have safely arrived on a special aircraft (M48-02) from Pyongyang at approximately 5.03am today. The two women accused of wiping Kim's face with the poison have been charged with murder. In tit-for-tat moves, the two countries first withdrew their ambassadors, then banned each other's citizens from leaving its soil. Read More »

White House coy on claim it informed House intel chief

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Then, Nunes heads back to the White House and talks, in private, with President Trump to share the details he knows. "Mr. Cohen-Watnick is a former Defense Intelligence Agency official who was originally brought to the White House by Michael T. Read More »

Lakers Unable to Hold Off Wall, Wizards

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Anchored by an 9-0 run from the second unit to start the fourth quarter, the Wizards would go on a 49-22 run over the final 14:53. As a team, the Clippers held the Kings to just 42 points in the first half and they were feeling good with an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter until the Kings closed the game on a 27-8 run in the final 7:41 to steal victory from the Clippers. Read More »

Hungry spiders can eat every human on Earth in one year!

It would take a massive star fleet of 250,000 Millennium Falcons to even consider transporting the amount of spiders we have on Earth anywhere else in the galaxy, and all of those spiders are really freaking hungry all the time. The second approach was based on prey capture observations in the field, combined with estimates of spider numbers per square meter. Who knows how many people mosquitoes could eat in a year. Read More »

Attacks On Nigerian Students Shock India

A section of those gathered in the area, however, attacked some Africans. "We had assembled at the Kasna police station to raise demand to release the two arrested students without proper investigation". The group Amnesty International India has called for an end to racist hate crimes against black Africans living in India. About five Nigerian students were attacked on Monday by crowds, while another was beaten by a mob inside a shopping mall in Noida, near Delhi . Read More »

Malaysia hunting for more N. Korean suspects in Kim's death

The test was conducted as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in China on a swing through Asia that has been closely focused on concerns over how to deal with Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. Euan Graham, director of worldwide security at Australia's Lowy Institute, said the North Korea's twin civilian and military rocket programs may have "become so sophisticated they're moving on separate tracks". Read More »

China's militarization of artificial islands nears completion

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China now has constructed hardened shelters with retractable roofs for mobile missile launchers on Subi, Mischief and Fiery Cross Reefs. " China has maintained HQ-9 surface-to-air missile systems on Woody Island for more than a year and has on at least one occasion deployed anti-ship cruise missiles to the island", the Washington , D.C. Read More »

Kerala transport minister quits over sleaze talk

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A five-time legislator from the Nationalist Congress Party, the minister announced the resignation at Kozhikode . "I am denying the allegation and welcome any probe". The Left Democratic Front government on Monday made a decision to order a judicial probe into the sleaze allegations against A.K. Saseendran, who resigned as transport minister. Read More »

Students Feared Dead in Japanese Avalanche

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The group had been taking part in a three-day training scheme for members of school mountaineering clubs. But some of its facilities were made available for the high school mountaineering trip organized by local physical education authorities. Read More »

Senate Panel To Again Take Up Appointed Schools Chief Bill

The Texas Senate already has approved a separate, full bill requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms based on their birth-certificate gender. The proposal comes after four years of conflict involving Democratic former IN schools chief Glenda Ritz, then-Gov. While debating legislation to keep the Texas Railroad Commission in operation, the Republican-dominated House adopted a watered-down version of the amendment Anchia offered targeting the top officials of companies that hire ... Read More »

Tracking multiple chances for Severe Weather

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Heavy rain will again be possible with this system. We'll likely see a few more storms roll into Northwest Arkansas early Monday morning. Forecasters say damaging winds and large hail are the biggest threats Monday, particularly in western Kentucky, northern MS and western Tennessee, including the Memphis area. Read More »

Bulgaria beats Netherlands 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

Danny Blind handed a first cap to 17-year-old Matthijs de Ligt, but the centre-back's first action did not bode well, as he gave away a free kick just outside the penalty area inside the first minute with a rash challenge on Ivelin Popov. The gamble on De Ligt was meant to be a romantic and sentimental move by Blind, but it proved to be a auto crash that ultimately cost him his job. But he later told TV network NOS he wanted to keep his job. Read More »

Barack Obama Pays Tribute to Chuck Berry

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His biggest hits, which formed the musical bible for countless young musicians taking up the guitar, singing into the microphone or rehearsing their basement or garage bands, remain ageless: " Johnny B. "He had a habit of getting all of his money and putting it in his guitar case and going on stage with it right there". Burdon told BBC Breakfast: "The audience was going insane for him to return to the stage and he was locked in his dressing room". Read More »

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on European Union accession bid

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Polls suggest DOST will fall short of the four-percent vote needed to enter parliament. Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov said this was to "prevent any attempts by Turkey to influence an election ". Switzerland, home to more than 70,000 Turkish nationals, has tried to stay neutral. This is unacceptable. On the one hand, you talk about the legal framework of the European Union but, on the other hand, you do exactly the opposite. Read More »

Book of condolence opened in Coalisland for Martin McGuinness

Tony Blair, who as prime minister negotiated with Mr McGuinness leading up to the Good Friday Agreement, will not attend. "If you really came here to celebrate his life and to honour the contribution of the last chapter of it, you have to finish his work", he said in his address. Read More »