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China Cancels Security Meeting With US Defense Secretary Mattis China Cancels Security Meeting With US Defense Secretary Mattis
- October 03, 2018

Trump has said signs of economic weakness in China and its slumping stock markets are proof of the effect USA tariffs are having on the Chinese economy. "China's military is resolutely opposed to this", it said. The sanctions on the Chinese military's Equipment Development Department, for purchases of fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles from Russian Federation, seemed to particularly sting, the official said. (more...)
Island dairy farmers fear losses under new NAFTA Island dairy farmers fear losses under new NAFTA
- October 03, 2018

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) says it's disappointed with the results of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ( USMCA ), which includes a calculated 3.9 per cent market access to the Canadian dairy industry. "I expect to see a lot of deals close over the next few months". USMCA will open up some of Canada's dairy market to US farmers. Above that level, US dairy farmers will still face Canada's punishing tariffs on dairy imports from the USA, which can approach 300 percent. (more...)
Melania Trump opens Africa tour with wave and baby in arms Melania Trump opens Africa tour with wave and baby in arms
- October 03, 2018

The items carried the logo of " Be Best ", the child well-being initiative Melania Trump launched last May. The first lady did not make a speech but those who met her said afterwards that unlike her mysterious public image she was "warm" and "gentle" in the flesh. (more...)
UB40 Want Nothing to Do With Brett Kavanaugh UB40 Want Nothing to Do With Brett Kavanaugh
- October 03, 2018

Ramirez has separately accused Kavanaugh in a report from The New Yorker of inappropriate sexual behavior related to his time at Yale. The report is significant because Mr Kavanaugh has defended himself against claims that he drank excessively in his high school and university years. (more...)
United States urges North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to take action on Russian missile system United States urges North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to take action on Russian missile system
- October 03, 2018

Hutchinson may have been referring to "counter measures" in terms of missile defenses or the proposed development of new USA weapons that would target Russia's treaty-violating missiles. "I'm going to lay out the situation", Mattis said during a news conference in Paris, according to The Associated Press. She said that if the system "became capable of delivering", the U.S. (more...)
University Of Manchester Bans Traditional Clapping From Union Events University Of Manchester Bans Traditional Clapping From Union Events
- October 03, 2018

According to the union they hope the decision will "encourage student groups and societies to do the same, and to include BSL clapping as a part of inclusion training". "Glad some courageous young souls made a decision to ignore the difficulties caused by sudden noises 100 years ago". "[British Sign Language] clapping - or, jazz hands - would be a more inclusive form of expression". (more...)
US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet North Korea's Kim Jong
- October 03, 2018

On the agenda is likely the planning of a second summit between Kim and President Trump. On Saturday, Trump lavished praise on Kim and said they had fallen "in love" after exchanging letters. "Of course, we have quite a ways to go but we look forward to the next steps in this conversation", she added. He left Pyongyang in July hailing progress, only for North Korea to denounce him for making "gangster-like demands". (more...)
4 white supremacists arrested in violent Charlottesville rally 4 white supremacists arrested in violent Charlottesville rally
- October 03, 2018

The United States Attorney Office announced today that Benjamin Drake Daley, 25, Thomas Walter Gillen, 34, Michael Paul Miselis, 29, and Cole Evan White, 24, all of California, were all arrested there early this morning by federal agents. (more...)
US, Canada, Mexico trade deal, USMCA, NAFTA: Congress could block US, Canada, Mexico trade deal, USMCA, NAFTA: Congress could block
- October 03, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Schrystia Freeland said in a joint statement the new deal strengthens the middle class and creates well-paying jobs and new opportunities. "The milk part of this agreement is a huge win for the United States dairy farmer", Maxwell said. "Trucks move almost $385 billion in goods between the US and Mexico, and $336 billion in trade across the Canadian border- continuing to have free trade between our three ... (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent dodges killer hot tub but is shot by booby-trapped wheelchair Federal Bureau of Investigation agent dodges killer hot tub but is shot by booby-trapped wheelchair
- October 03, 2018

A former southern OR property owner has been charged with assault on a federal officer after last month's incident. The law enforcement officer was sturck in the leg at the house in Williams, Ore ., on September 7 after setting off the chair which had been modified with a fishing line and shotgun ammunition. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation can question 'anybody' about Kavanaugh Federal Bureau of Investigation can question 'anybody' about Kavanaugh
- October 03, 2018

He said Kavanaugh seemed willing to "mislead senators about everything from the momentous to the mundane" to ensure his ascension to the high court. The victim, Dom Cozzolino, was "bleeding from the right ear" and later treated at a local hospital, according to the police report. (more...)
Man tried to buy girl from mother at Florida Walmart Man tried to buy girl from mother at Florida Walmart
- October 03, 2018

The man then offered the mother money in exchange for her daughter three different times, according to a police report. "He didn't seem like a threat at first". "I think what was going through my mind was, 'What was going to happen here?' and I just need to get her away as quickly as possible", she said. During this interaction, the victim's mother said that he grabbed her by the arm and kissed her wrist. (more...)
Trump helped parents dodge millions in taxes Trump helped parents dodge millions in taxes
- October 03, 2018

The paper said its findings were based on more than 200 tax returns from Fred Trump , his companies and various Trump partnerships and trusts. Set up in 1992 ostensibly as a purchasing agent to supply Fred Trump's buildings with boilers, cleaning supplies and other goods, the father would pad invoices with markups of 20 percent or even 50 percent, thereby avoiding gift taxes, the newspaper reports . (more...)
'Chuck Chequers', Johnson challenges May on Brexit
- October 03, 2018

The former Mayor of London quit Mrs May's Cabinet in July in protest at the Chequers plan and in his speech he urged Tories to persuade the Prime Minister to " chuck Chequers " and return to the hard Brexit blueprint she set out at Lancaster House in 2017. (more...)
Ferry with 335 people on fire in Baltic Sea Ferry with 335 people on fire in Baltic Sea
- October 03, 2018

The ship was en route from the German port of Kiel to Lithuania's Klaipeda. He could not say whether the passengers and crew were in any danger and said the ferry would have to be towed to port. The Russian Baltic fleet and number of Lithuanian vessels are on their way to the ferry, along with helicopters from both countries. The crossing normally takes about 20 hours. (more...)
Suspicious substance found in 2 envelopes sent to Pentagon Suspicious substance found in 2 envelopes sent to Pentagon
- October 02, 2018

Authorities at a Pentagon mail screening facility found two envelopes suspected of containing ricin, a poison made from castor beans, and turned them over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for further analysis, officials said Tuesday. Ricin is a highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans and has been used in terror attacks. The most recent incident involving ricin-laced mail in Washington , DC was in April 2013 , when a MS man mailed envelopes with the toxin to Senator ... (more...)
America's image worsens under Trump, survey shows
- October 02, 2018

As he grows more comfortable in the role of president, Trump also appears to be doubling down on controversial stances on trade and defense that have alienated some allies, as well as leaning more heavily on foreign-policy aides who reinforce his own instincts-such as National Security Advisor John Bolton and policy advisor Stephen Miller-rather than ones who put a check on them, namely former National Security Advisor H.R. (more...)
White House tells Federal Bureau of Investigation it can talk to anyone about Kavanaugh White House tells Federal Bureau of Investigation it can talk to anyone about Kavanaugh
- October 02, 2018

Kavanaugh struck an angry and defiant tone during the hearing, denying allegations made by three women against him. Kavanaugh's confirmation hinges on a small group of moderate senators who have not revealed how they plan to vote. Asked what a vote of support for Kavanaugh sends to women, particularly from a female senator, Ernst said her positive vote shows women that "we are innocent until proven guilty". (more...)
Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Surges As Satellite Images Reveal Scale Of Destruction Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Surges As Satellite Images Reveal Scale Of Destruction
- October 02, 2018

In one area in Palu, residents believe that dozens of people could still be buried under their collapsed homes. Many people were believed trapped under shattered houses in the Palu neighborhood of Balaroa, where the quake caused the ground to heave up and down violently. (more...)
Doug Ford concerned about USMCA dairy concessions
- October 02, 2018

The deal may be unpleasant for dairy producers, but it could work out to be favourable for consumers. He also said that the deal should create jobs in Manitoba because it will stabilize markets and thus encourage investment. "There's no doubt about that". "We believed that they understood the impact that this would have and yet in the end they have decided literally to say we're going to trade that off". (more...)
Boris Johnson calls on prime minister to ‘chuck Chequers’ Boris Johnson calls on prime minister to ‘chuck Chequers’
- October 02, 2018

Verhofstadt also said the European Union would not and should not seek to change its own attitudes in order to help the "deeply divided" Conservative party , and they would not entertain their "insane notions" put forward at their conference. (more...)
Iran says oil sales to India will continue despite US sanction pressures Iran says oil sales to India will continue despite US sanction pressures
- October 02, 2018

Washington is pushing allies to cut Iranian oil imports to zero once the sanctions start on November 4. Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that a special bilateral trade channel will be opened with the European Union in order to get around economic sanctions imposed on Tehran by the US. (more...)
Gender-reveal party gone wrong sparks accidental wildfire in Arizona Gender-reveal party gone wrong sparks accidental wildfire in Arizona
- October 02, 2018

Dickey shot the target, causing it to explode and start a fire that spread and resulted in what was known as the Sawmill Fire, the Department of Justice said. 'It was a complete accident, ' Dickey, 37, told U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie A. Bowman Friday in court. "I feel absolutely disgusting about it. It was probably one of the worst days of my life", he said. (more...)
Alberta dairy farmer explains why he’s disappointed with NAFTA replacement Alberta dairy farmer explains why he’s disappointed with NAFTA replacement
- October 02, 2018

Some of the areas that are changed actually incorporate elements on North American trade from the TPP, which was negotiated under President Barack Obama. At a veering press conference on Monday, President Donald Trump said the tariffs might stay in place. On the flip side of Canada's more open dairy market, the country's own farmers may be negatively affected. (more...)
Lindsey Graham slammed over 'single white man' remark Lindsey Graham slammed over 'single white man' remark
- October 02, 2018

It's tempting to say his performance was flawless, except it would demean the manifest honesty of Graham's indignation to label it such. Graham has always been known as one of the more bipartisan Republican senators, breaking ranks to vote with Democrats and coming to the table to work out deals - particularly on immigration. (more...)

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