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Trump orders review of Chinese trade practices Trump orders review of Chinese trade practices
- August 15, 2017

The order will instruct U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to look into whether to investigate China's trade policies on intellectual property, which the White House says are harming U.S. Chinese exports to North Korea rose nearly 30 per cent to $1.67 billion in the first half of the year, largely driven by textile materials and other traditional labour-intensive goods not included on the United Nations embargo list, Chinese customs spokesman Huang Songping told reporters. (more...)
Tropical Storm Gert forms in the Atlantic, no threat to United States Tropical Storm Gert forms in the Atlantic, no threat to United States
- August 14, 2017

The seventh named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season formed in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Bahamas this afternoon. It takes 39 miles per hour or higher to be declared a tropical storm. The low pressure area off the coast of Florida is now moving north and is given a slight, 10 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days. (more...)
Mega Millions and Powerball jack pots combine for huge high Mega Millions and Powerball jack pots combine for huge high
- August 13, 2017

Three tickets - sold in Washington, California and OH, won second prize for matching the five numbers. This week marked the first time both Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots topped $300 million. That's a cash value of $224 million if you take the lump sum. The latest Mega Millions jackpot is the fourth one to be won in 2017. This was after another California man Jack Freney won $191 million a few months earlier. (more...)
Venezuela's sanctions-hit Maduro says he wants direct talk with Trump Venezuela's sanctions-hit Maduro says he wants direct talk with Trump
- August 12, 2017

The Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza has summoned the ambassadors of the countries that took part in a meeting in Lima. The deals give Russian President Vladimir Putin an even stronger foothold in the Western Hemisphere's largest oil reserves and, potentially, a way to skirt USA economic sanctions imposed as punishment for Moscow's election meddling and military intervention in Ukraine. (more...)
Still No Winner, Powerball Jumps To $356M Still No Winner, Powerball Jumps To $356M
- August 12, 2017

The drawing for Mega Millions is Friday night and Powerball is on Saturday. At Fill and Fly near Mount Pocono, nearly every customer that stopped in bought a lottery ticket. The Mega Millions jackpot and the Powerball jackpot now stand at more than $350 million each, the first time the amounts for the two games have been that high at the same time. (more...)
Total Solar Eclipse Binoculars Get You Closer To The Sun
- August 10, 2017

What makes the August 21 eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. You can also look online . "The sunlight is just so intense that it can burn your retina and you may not even notice that immediately". (more...)
Florida authorities now involved in investigation of deceased child Florida authorities now involved in investigation of deceased child
- August 10, 2017

Donath Plummer describes what it felt like when he heard the news of Kaye-Lea's death. "At this time, foul play is suspected in the child's death and we believe the death occurred in Jacksonville, Florida", the sheriff's office there said . (more...)
Fired Google 'Memo Guy' Files Complaint, Weighs Legal Options Fired Google 'Memo Guy' Files Complaint, Weighs Legal Options
- August 10, 2017

Damore, a software engineer at the behemoth tech company confirmed his dismissal saying he'd been dismissed for 'perpetuating gender stereotypes' in an email to Bloomberg on Monday. It has raised $5,360 so far. James Finberg, the civil rights attorney working on the possible legal action, has said the women he has spoken to have made clear of the pay disparities faced within the company. (more...)
Haiti thanks Canada for accepting refugees from US Haiti thanks Canada for accepting refugees from US
- August 10, 2017

The Canadian Armed Forces said in a statement the camp will hold up to 500 people and will consist of "modular tent shelters with floors, lighting and heating". Asylum seekers are seen here arriving at Montreal's Olympic Stadium last week. More than 3,300 people crossed into Quebec between 1 January and 30 June. (more...)
Venezuela sets up truth commission to probe protests Venezuela sets up truth commission to probe protests
- August 10, 2017

Venezuela is already struggling under a dire economic crisis in which much of the population of 30 million is suffering shortages of food and medicine. Peru's president has been vocal in rejecting the new assembly, but the region has found that agreeing on any collective actions has proved tricky. An election for delegates to the constitutional assembly was fraught with accusations of vote tampering. (more...)
DoD cracks down on use of drones over installations DoD cracks down on use of drones over installations
- August 09, 2017

A drone is flown for recreational purposes in the sky above Old Bethpage, New York on August 30, 2015. In April, almost all flights over United States military facilities were banned due to security concerns. "Protecting our force remains a top priority, and that's why DoD issued this very specific but classified policy, developed with the FAA and our inter-agency partners, that details how DoD personnel may counter the unmanned aircraft threat", he said Monday, CNN reported . (more...)
Christy Clark to walk-away with hefty pension: Canadian Taxpayers Federation Christy Clark to walk-away with hefty pension: Canadian Taxpayers Federation
- August 09, 2017

Clark told her caucus Friday that she would quit as party leader on Aug.4. This morning I chose to resign as leader of the BC Liberal Party . Clark's government was defeated last month after an election in which her party was reduced to a legislative minority, paving the way for the left-leaning New Democrats to rule the province for the first time in 16 years. (more...)
Thousands turn up at polling stations to vote for Kenya's next leader Thousands turn up at polling stations to vote for Kenya's next leader
- August 09, 2017

A little more than 19 million Kenyans are eligible to vote in a closely-fought election in which sitting President Uhuru Kenyatta is pitted against veteran politician Raila Odinga . They expect changing demographics and new technology to help keep the vote fair and peaceful. Nonetheless, around 180,000 police officers have been deployed around the country ahead of Tuesday's elections, reports the Guardian . (more...)
MHP: Missouri officer dead, massive manhunt underway for accused murderer MHP: Missouri officer dead, massive manhunt underway for accused murderer
- August 08, 2017

Lowe said authorities believe he is still on foot somewhere in the Clinton area. He is considered armed and unsafe, and the public is advised not to approach him. The suspect fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle. The town of 8,800 is located about 75 miles southeast of Kansas City. Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. (more...)
White House: Trump 'not discussing' firing Mueller White House: Trump 'not discussing' firing Mueller
- August 08, 2017

Federal investigators are examining whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn was secretly paid by the Turkish government to lobby against a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a report from The New York Times . (more...)
Israeli Minister Threatens to Close Al Jazeera's Offices in Country Israeli Minister Threatens to Close Al Jazeera's Offices in Country
- August 07, 2017

Israeli communication minister Ayoub Kara said that the news channel has been found to be supporting terrorism, which is why it would be taken off the air. "The prime minister is not too pleased with the constant incitement that you see and hear on Al Jazeera , a lot of it in Arabic". "Changing the law in order to shut down a media organization for political reasons is a slippery slope", the executive secretary of Israel's Foreign Press Association, Glenys Sugarman, told the news ... (more...)
Key things to know — Venezuela's military Key things to know — Venezuela's military
- August 07, 2017

She was immediately replaced in his position by a close relative of the power, the "defender of the people" (ombudsman) Tarek William Saab, 59 years of age. It came days after the country's president formed a legislative superbody, internationally condemned as a power grab. Ortega Diaz late Thursday had filed an emergency application in a Caracas court to prevent the assembly from sitting. (more...)
Eiffel Tower Evacuated Because of an Armed Man Eiffel Tower Evacuated Because of an Armed Man
- August 07, 2017

The monument was briefly evacuated but no one was hurt in the incident , which occurred shortly before closing time on Saturday night. He is said to be a Frenchman born in the West African state of Mauritania. The incident happened about half an hour before the Tower normally stops admitting visitors. France has been in a state of emergency since November 2015 and has seen a string of attacks on security forces who have been regularly targeted, particularly those guarding key tourist ... (more...)
'Sweep was the best option for us against Ashwin, Jadeja' 'Sweep was the best option for us against Ashwin, Jadeja'
- August 07, 2017

India lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Galle by 304 runs. At the other end, Karunaratne was playing second fiddle to Mendis, but did not let the run-rate dip. L. Rahul dropping him at short-leg and Ravindra Jadeja's face reflected despair. He became the quickest left-arm spinner to achieve this feat, in 32 Tests, and the sixth-quickest among all bowlers. (more...)
Oxford University man and U.S. professor arrested for Chicago murder Oxford University man and U.S. professor arrested for Chicago murder
- August 06, 2017

CNN has not seen the video and police are not releasing it, but Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi characterized it as Professor Wyndham Lathem "apologizing for his involvement in the murder of Trenton Cornell-(Duranleau)". While there, one of them made a $1,000 (£766) cash donation to the public library there in Cornell-Duranleau's name. "We do have an idea of their whereabouts and efforts to locate them are only intensifying from here on in", police said in an email to CNN. (more...)