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  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2019

    Sources: Trump Allies Pressed Ukraine Over Gas Firm

    As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying...

  • Donald Trump Sep 15, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump, Dems and Their Tale of 2 Countries

    The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant — and, hey, how about those moderating prescription drug prices? The reality, of course, is more complex than this tale...

  • ATTORNEY Aug 30, 2019

    I-Team: Manhattan District Attorney Says New York Rape Law Fails to Protect Drunk Women

    The top prosecutor in Manhattan is warning women that if they drink to the point of intoxication, New York’s sex crime statutes may not protect them from rapists.

  • Donald Trump Aug 7, 2019

    Why a US-China Deal That Once Looked Close Now Seems Far Off

    A deal seemed so close. As recently as May, the Trump administration and China seemed on the verge of resolving their dispute over Beijing’s combative trade policies. Then it all collapsed. A cease-fire, declared by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in June, failed to stick. Now, global financial markets are shaking and central banks across the world are trying...

  • Associated Press Aug 3, 2019

    US to Increase Sanctions Against Russia Over Ex-Spy's Poisoning

    The United States has announced more sanctions against Russia over its use of a nerve agent to try and assassinate former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain in 2018, the State Department said, as NBC News reported. The announced sanctions fall under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act and mean the U.S. will oppose loans and...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2019

    China Threatens Retaliation for Trump's Planned Tariff Hike

    China on Friday threatened retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned tariff hikes go ahead, while the renewed acrimony between the two biggest global economies sent stock markets tumbling. China’s government accused Trump of violating his June agreement with President Xi Jinping to revive negotiations aimed at ending a costly fight over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions. Trump rattled...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2019

    Trump Says He'll Put 10% Tariffs on Remaining China Imports

    President Donald Trump intensified pressure on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn’t already taxed. The move immediately sent stock prices sinking. The president has already imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese products, and Beijing has retaliated by taxing $110...

  • JUDGE Jul 26, 2019

    ‘Blow This Motherf—– Up': Woman Arrested for Trashing Swedish Embassy Over A$AP Rocky's Detention

    A woman upset over rapper A$AP Rocky’s detention in Sweden showed up at the Embassy of Sweden complex in D.C. and threatened to “blow this motherf—– up,” screamed obscenities at staff and kicked over furniture before she was arrested by the Secret Service, an affidavit obtained by the News4 I-Team shows.

  • food Jun 9, 2019

    Thousands Pour Into Colombia as Venezuela Reopens Border

    Thousands of people crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border between the countries that had been shut down for the past four months. Long lines of Venezuelans stood at two international bridges near the city of Cúcuta waiting to have their documents checked by Colombian officials, with some carrying...

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2019

    Fact Check: A Look at Trump's Fox News Interview

    President Donald Trump, in a lengthy interview on Fox News, made several statements that were false, misleading or not supported by the evidence: Trump claimed Joe Biden, as vice president, pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who “was after his son,” Hunter Biden. There’s no evidence that Biden was under investigation, although he was a board member for a company...

  • Africa Mar 14, 2019

    Nigeria Halts Search a Day After School Collapses; 8 Dead

    Nigerian officials on Thursday halted search efforts a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. The death toll was eight and could rise. As some anguished families protested and sifted through the rubble for any sign of their children, National Emergency Management Agency official Ibrahim Farinloye said workers had reached the foundation...

  • Africa Mar 13, 2019

    Dozens Trapped in Nigeria School Collapse, at Least 8 Dead

    Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria’s densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were confirmed dead and 37 others were rescued alive. Anguished families crowded around the flattened remains of the building, which housed...

  • Donald Trump Feb 25, 2019

    Trump Extends China Tariff Deadline, Cites Progress in Talks

    President Donald Trump said Sunday he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries. Trump tweeted that there had been “productive talks” on some of the difficult issues dividing the U.S. and China, adding that “I will be delaying the U.S. increase in tariffs now scheduled for March...

  • Donald Trump Feb 21, 2019

    US, China Resume Trade Talks in Washington Ahead of Deadline

    The U.S. and China resumed high-levels talks Thursday aimed at easing a trade standoff that has unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. The talks opened as a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He sat down with a U.S. team led by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary...

  • Massachusetts Feb 14, 2019

    Perennial Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dead at 96

    Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96. LaRouche’s political action committee confirmed Wednesday on its website that LaRouche died a day earlier. The cult-like figure, who espoused a wide range of conspiracy theories and advocated for an overhaul...

  • Donald Trump Jan 30, 2019

    For US-China Trade Talks, Hopes Are High, Expectations Low

    U.S. and Chinese negotiators start two days of high-level talks Wednesday aimed at settling a six-month trade war that has weakened both sides, shaken financial markets and clouded the outlook for the global economy. Yet the odds seem stacked against any substantive resolution this week to the standoff between the world’s two biggest economies. Perhaps the best that might be...

  • Netherlands Jan 24, 2019

    Van Gogh's ‘Sunflowers' Staying Put in Amsterdam Museum

    A “full body scan” carried out on the Van Gogh Museum’s version of the Dutch master’s iconic “Sunflowers” has shown the painting is not fit to travel because it’s in “stable but vulnerable” condition, the museum’s director said Thursday. “We’ve decided that any stresses that the picture could be subjected to were it to travel, were (it) to be lent,...

  • Donald Trump Jan 2, 2019

    Why Slowing Economies Could Prod US, China to Reach Deal

    The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic weakness. The import taxes the two sides have imposed on hundreds of billions of each other’s goods — and the threat of more to come — have heightened anxiety on each side of the Pacific....

  • King Dec 23, 2018

    Egypt's Mega-Museum Set to Open in 2020

    The Grand Egyptian Museum has been under construction for well over a decade and is intended to showcase Egypt’s ancient treasures while drawing tourists to help fund its future development. But the project has been subject to repeated delays, with a “soft opening” planned for next year scrapped in favor of a more triumphant inauguration in 2020. Costs have meanwhile...

  • Canada Nov 30, 2018

    Trump Vs the World: G-20 Summit Stumbles on Trade, Climate

    Divisions among the world leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded amid criticism from European powers. U.S. negotiators blocked progress at the Group of 20 summit on managing migration, slowing climate change, and streamlining how world trade...

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