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World News Ready for (Trade) War
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The Trump administration has requested a major reduction in the U.S. Although I'm not sure how much of a difference a $1 billion reduction will make given how big the trade deficit USA has with China. A day after the resignation of his economic adviser, Gary Cohn, and despite strong pushback from Republican lawmakers, the White House said Trump was ready to move forward with his tariffs plan by the end of the week.

World News President takes aim at the NRA
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There was no further information on what was discussed or promised, but Cox said in his tweet that Trump and Pence "support the Second Amendment , support strong due process and don't want gun control ". Trump dined with the leadership of the NRA Thursday night who have opposed many of these measures. Texas Sen. John Cornyn , the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said Trump hosted "an wonderful meeting" about how to respond to the deadly Florida shooting, but his legislation to strengthen ...

World News Trump tweets Turnbull: Australia off the hook on tariffs
Author: 0 Trump tweets Turnbull: Australia off the hook on tariffs

While the world fears a new trade war in imminent, Donald Trump has announced Australia is off the hook. The meeting, which was planned before Trump's Thursday trade announcement, was Europe and Japan's first chance to press their case for an exemption to the tariffs.

Author: 0 Ex-spokesman says for Texas, Ted Cruz is a moderate

Sen. Ted Cruz , a Republican , easily won his primary, capturing 1.3 million of the 1.5 million votes cast. Do people really not understand the strategy here? The move quickly drew rebuke from many who pointed out that Cruz's name is Rafael Edward.

World News No Deal for EU Seeking Exemptions From Trump's Steel, Aluminum Tariffs
Author: 0 No Deal for EU Seeking Exemptions From Trump's Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

European Commissioner Malmstrom, who coordinates policy for the 28-nation EU, the world's biggest trading bloc, said she stood ready to go to the WTO, the global trade arbiter, to impose the bloc's own safeguards within 90 days. In announcing the measures, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker taunted Trump, saying the EU could match "stupid with stupid ". "Europe is certainly not a threat to American internal security so we expect to be excluded", European Trade Commissioner Cecilia ...

World News Trump's gun stance a struggle for Congress, NRA
Author: 0 Trump's gun stance a struggle for Congress, NRA

He repeatedly implied that Republicans had been unwilling to approach gun control legislation because of the NRA, a powerful lobbying group, and appeared enthusiastic about Democratic ideas on the subject, such as raising the age at which a person could purchase rifles like the AR-15.

World News Northeast May See Another Winter Storm Next Week
Author: 0 Northeast May See Another Winter Storm Next Week

Which areas are most likely to get heavy snow? As New Jerseyans continue to dig out from Wednesday's snowstorm , another nor'easter could be on the way, which would be the third coastal storm in 10 days. A potent storm will form this weekend over the south, bringing heavy rain and perhaps even some snow. Since the storm is likely to make an abrupt northward turn at some point early next week, areas from eastern MA to Maine, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick should be prepared for a period of ...

World News Newcastle United sweep aside struggling Southampton thanks to Kenedy double
Author: 0 Newcastle United sweep aside struggling Southampton thanks to Kenedy double

We are learning, but we are still making mistakes against teams. "The spirit of the team and the attitude is everything". We miss an wonderful chance to try to improve. A loan to Newcastle has provided him with the chance to play regular Premier League football, which will be invaluable in the 22-year-old's progression as a player.

World News The US Justice Department just proposed banning rapid-fire 'bump stocks'
Author: 0 The US Justice Department just proposed banning rapid-fire 'bump stocks'

Officials at the Justice Department began pushing toward regulation of bump stocks in the days after a gunman using such devices shot and killed 58 people on the Las Vegas Strip in October. Under the proposal, bump stocks would be reclassified as machine guns. . According to the Washington Post , bump stocks have been around since about 2001, but the government hasn't regulated them because their modifications don't entail alterations to the weapon's mechanical components.

World News India welcomes North Korea's proposal for talks with US
Author: 0 India welcomes North Korea's proposal for talks with US

The administration earned praise in some circles after the South Korea said Trump was ready to meet with Pyongyang's Kim Jong Un by May, offering hope that a relationship best known for threats of mass destruction may reach a diplomatic breakthrough.

World News CBI Spl Court extends custody of Karti
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The CBI, however, said that a CD and hard disks have been recovered from the office of Advantage Strategic Pvt Ltd (ASPL) in Chennai in connection with the case which needed to be sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) for examination.

World News EU, Japan press for United States tariff exemptions at inconclusive trade talks
Author: 0 EU, Japan press for United States tariff exemptions at inconclusive trade talks

The EU threat and Trump's insistence that the tariffs will go ahead escalate the risk of a trade war, in which countries try to punish each other by increasing taxes on traded goods. The European Union said it's ready to retaliate against the USA over President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum - with counter-measures against iconic US products like Harley Davidson motorcycles, Levi's jeans and bourbon.

World News Barack and Michelle Obama to launch new TV shows on Netflix
Author: 0 Barack and Michelle Obama to launch new TV shows on Netflix

So whether you miss the Obamas in an existential crisis sort of way, or miss having them around to blame for all your troubles, either way, having their name attached to Netflix content is a sure-fire ratings bonanza. Netflix told the BBC it had no comment to make about the reports. Eric Schultz , a senior adviser to the former president, told the Times , "President and Mrs.

World News Facebook: Meeting with Kim Jong Un
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who led the pursuit of detente with North Korea during his country's hosting of the Winter Olympics last month, said the summit would set a course for denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula, according to a presidential spokesman.

Author: 0 TSX, US markets up ahead of Trump's tariff announcement

President Donald Trump's tariff policy. The fight over tariffs comes amid intense turmoil in the West Wing, which has seen waves of departures and negative news stories that have left Trump increasingly isolated in the Oval Office, according to two senior officials speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal thinking.

World News European Union count on exclusion from U.S. metal tariffs
Author: 0 European Union count on exclusion from U.S. metal tariffs

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer is expected to join the two for broader talks later Saturday. Trump signed proclamations Thursday imposing import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium products, invoking a rarely used United States law authorizing presidential action against imports that undermine national security.

World News Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racists'
Author: 0 Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racists'

Many believe that the conference, where Bannon is expected to deliver his speech, will bring FN's leader and former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen a rebranding of the party and even the renaming of it. A new name, a new leadership structure and new bylaws are being unveiled at the two-day congress with the hope of making the party relevant again. Marion's USA speech was widely commented on in French media as posing a challenge for Marine Le Pen .

World News UDPATE: Florida governor signs gun bill written after school shooting
Author: 0 UDPATE: Florida governor signs gun bill written after school shooting

The governor said he signed the legislation to make schools safer. Tony Montalto , whose daughter Gina died in the shooting , said the law is the "beginning of the journey". The lawsuit names Attorney General Pam Bondi and Rick Swearingen of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. KELLY: Am I right in guessing the NRA is not terribly happy about this bill that passed tonight? "I still think law enforcement officers should be the ones to protect our schools", Scott said.

World News Kejriwal writes to Modi, Rahul Gandhi; seeks appointments to resolve sealing issue
Author: 0 Kejriwal writes to Modi, Rahul Gandhi; seeks appointments to resolve sealing issue

Ensuring traders every possible help from the Aam Aadmi Pary (AAP) government in Delhi, he said, "I have discussed the sealing matter with several traders of late. "This issue needs to be strongly raised in Parliament and pressure should be exerted on the Centre to bring a Bill over it". In his letter to Rahul Gandhi, the Chief Minister focussed on how the sealing of commercial establishments is driving lakhs of people unemployed.

World News Coast Guard chopper makes emergency landing in Maha, co-pilot hurt
Author: 0 Coast Guard chopper makes emergency landing in Maha, co-pilot hurt

The error came to light when the helicopter was doing coastal surveillance. Initial investigations have revealed that the chopper experienced technical difficulties 25 minutes after it took off from Mumbai . The officer said the navy launched two Chetak helicopters and a Seaking "C" chopper on a search and rescue mission and located the ICG helicopter.

World News Turkey sentences 25 journalists to jail over failed coup
Author: 0 Turkey sentences 25 journalists to jail over failed coup

The three were the last remaining suspects in the case to be held behind bars ahead of a final verdict, leaving Atalay the sole suspect still being held. "As journalists, our mission is to do our job fearlessly as we did before". The Turkish authorities have detained dozens of journalists in the crackdown after the failed coup.

World News World dignitaries converge at ISA summit
Author: 0 World dignitaries converge at ISA summit

India, a founding member of the International Solar Alliance, on Friday said that membership of the body will be thrown open to all countries that want to join the grouping, with no restrictions on duration of sunlight or geographical location.

World News Bangladesh shock Sri Lanka by 5 wickets
Author: 0 Bangladesh shock Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman though returned to the hut as the former skipper single-handedly took the game to the last over when Bangladesh needed 9 runs to seal the highest run-chase in their T20I history. They now have 111/1 after 11 overs. The absence of star player and captain Shakib Al Hasan is bound to hurt Bangladesh . "We're still searching for it and I think we'll get it", said captain Mahmudullah after the six-wicket loss to India on Thursday.

World News Trump hardens stand on China; doubles down on 'reciprocal tax'
Author: 0 Trump hardens stand on China; doubles down on 'reciprocal tax'

The US President even mentioned that the country was losing $500 billion a year to China for which there was a need to do something. India's top imports from USA in 2016 were precious metal and diamonds ($7.0 billion), machinery ($2.0 billion), optical and medical instruments ($1.3 billion), mineral fuels ($1.2 billion), and electrical machinery ($1.2 billion).

Author: 0 Flake to Introduce Legislation That Would Nullify Trump's Tariffs

European Union leader Jean-Claude Juncker also warned President Trump against imposing the tariffs, saying that EU nations would retaliate by placing similar tariffs on US imported products like Kentucky bourbon and blue jeans. "Congress can not be complicit as the administration courts economic disaster", Flake's statement continued. Flake's move came amid a loud chorus of criticism from Republicans, traditionally a free-trade party, for Trump's action.

World News Texas Primaries See Surging Democratic Turnout & Record Number of Female Candidates
Author: 0 Texas Primaries See Surging Democratic Turnout & Record Number of Female Candidates

If Democrats are to succeed in winning back majority control in the House in 2018, they will need to take back anywhere from one to three seats in the House from Republicans in Texas to reach their goal of a net gain of 24 seats. All of this, of course, depends on how indicative primary turnout is for the general election. "Voter turnout has been historically lethargic and low and so that has to be a trend that reverses", said UTEP Professor Dr.

World News Putin on United States election interference: 'I couldn't care less'
Author: 0 Putin on United States election interference: 'I couldn't care less'

In an interview with NBC News' Megyn Kelly that aired Friday night , Putin said he "couldn't care less" about the charges. "There are 146 million Russians". The Russian president also cast his own country as the victim of punishing USA sanctions. Putin just used Megan Kelly , nine days before his re-election (he can not lose) to tell his own people Tatars and Jews living in Russia with Russian citizenship are not Russians.

World News No decision regarding Chairman Senate yet: Saad Rafique
Author: 0 No decision regarding Chairman Senate yet: Saad Rafique

A number of names came forward for Senate chairmanship candidate in the session chaired by Nawaz Sharif. 53 votes are needed to elect a chairman and deputy chairman. PML-N Senator and senior leader Mushahid Ullah Khan claimed on Saturday said, "PML-N candidate will have the backing of 57 Senators". Now there are 33 PML-N members in the Senate, and if you add the party's alliances: 5 senators of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), 5 of the National Party, 4 of the Jamiat Ulema ...

World News La. ranks #17 in list of America's 'drunkest' states
Author: 0 La. ranks #17 in list of America's 'drunkest' states

Tennessee is the least drunk state. According to the study, 18.8 percent of adults in the state drink excessively, with Houma and Thibodeaux named as the drunkest metro area . The study says for every 100,000 residents, 452 die before age 75, which is the sixth highest in the country. Just 13.3% of adults in this Southern state binge or heavily drink, much less than the comparable national share of 18.0%.

World News SC women should use voting power for gender equality
Author: 0 SC women should use voting power for gender equality

Guterres, however, regretted that over the next decade millions more girls would undergo genital mutilation and women's representation in parliaments stood at less than one quarter - and even lower in boardrooms. Customers flying with the airline on International Women's Day on March 8 will also be able to watch the video of the journey during their flight.