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Concern mounts as Trump sticks with tariff level Concern mounts as Trump sticks with tariff level
- March 10, 2018

However, as NPR's Anthony Kuhn notes, "Despite China's objections, the tariffs are not likely to do it much damage, since less than 2 percent of China's steel exports go to the U.S". According to Jeremy Lawson, chief economist at Aberdeen Standard Investments, while the US President's move has increased the risk of a trade war, it still remains a remote possibility. (more...)
Flake to Introduce Legislation That Would Nullify Trump's Tariffs
- March 10, 2018

And with midterm elections looming, the extraordinary backlash from the president's Republican Party sets up a showdown between the chief executive and his own majority lawmakers. Baldwin said Thursday that the tariffs send "a strong message to bad actors like China" but also called for Trump to exempt European trading partners and do more to "target China's cheating". (more...)
Mexico: US Tariffs Will Not Pressure NAFTA Talks Mexico: US Tariffs Will Not Pressure NAFTA Talks
- March 10, 2018

He said they need to contact USA trade czar Robert Lighthizer, and negotiate. Mexico has a presidential election in July, and the campaign - and the rhetoric that comes with it - kicks off in a few weeks. The United States suggested creating seasonal windows during the fourth round of the NAFTA talks last October, which would restrict agricultural imports from Canada and Mexico and impose tariffs on certain products based on volume and time of year. (more...)
'Play dead' a mom tells daughter in Florida school shooting 911 call 'Play dead' a mom tells daughter in Florida school shooting 911 call
- March 10, 2018

Falmouth High students who participate in the walkout will assemble on the school's front lawn, where they will plant flowers in the memorial garden. If the bill passes the House unchanged, it would automatically become law within 15 days, unless vetoed or signed by the governor beforehand. "Obviously, I don't like the guardian program, but there had to be something in this bill for Republicans to vote for", said Rep. (more...)
Ex-Russian spy drama: what we know Ex-Russian spy drama: what we know
- March 10, 2018

During a visit to Salisbury on Friday, Amber Rudd, Britain's home secretary, warned against jumping to conclusions. He was convicted in Russian Federation of spying for Britain before he was granted refuge in the UK after a high-profile spy swap in 2010 between the United States and Russian Federation. (more...)
Betsy DeVos visits Parkland students; says arming teachers should be an option Betsy DeVos visits Parkland students; says arming teachers should be an option
- March 10, 2018

Student Diego Pfeiffer posted a picture of Wade being escorted through the school and thanked Wade "for casually dropping by our school and causing a stampede in the cafeteria". Fellow student Kyle Kashuv responded to the criticism with praise for DeVos's visit, stating that he met with the secretary. DeVos held a very brief press conference after the closed school visit, but even that was not without incident. (more...)
Latvian parliament urges embattled central bank boss to resign Latvian parliament urges embattled central bank boss to resign
- March 10, 2018

It continued to state that net asset purchases, at €30bn a month, would run until the end of September 2018, or until the council sees "a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation consistent with its inflation aim". "There is a certain worry or concern about the state of worldwide relations, because if you put tariffs against what are your allies, one wonders who the enemies are", said Draghi. (more...)
MI ranked as 10th drunken state in US MI ranked as 10th drunken state in US
- March 10, 2018

You might think California, or maybe New York-but it turns out North Dakota drinks the most alcohol. Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska all made the top ten. The CDC defines binge drinking as four or more drinks in a single occasion for women or five for men. Women who drink at least eight alcoholic beverages per week and men who consume at least 15 are considered heavy drinkers. (more...)
Pentagon memo details plans for Trump's military parade Pentagon memo details plans for Trump's military parade
- March 10, 2018

CNN first reported news of the memo Friday. The memo outlining the parade does not mention its estimated costs. Critics have argued that a parade could cost millions of dollars at a time when the Pentagon wants more stable funding for an over-stretched military. (more...)
Trump Rejected Miss Universe Contestants for Being 'Too Ethnic,' 'Too Dark-Skinned' Trump Rejected Miss Universe Contestants for Being 'Too Ethnic,' 'Too Dark-Skinned'
- March 10, 2018

Another former Miss Universe staffer similarly tells them that Trump would weed out candidates who were too "dark-skinned". Citing the excerpt from the upcoming book, the American biweekly magazine reports that Trump reportedly focused particularly on the footage of finalists in evening gowns or swimsuits and would override their decisions if he disagreed. (more...)
China vows 'Necessary Measures' in event of trade war with US
- March 10, 2018

Speaking on the sidelines of an annual meeting of China's parliament, Wang said China had no intention of displacing the United States and that the two countries did not have to be rivals but should strive to be partners. "The so-called "China Threat Theory" can be laid to rest". Citing a latest poll, Wang said over 50 percent of the American people have a favorable view of China and the figure has been rising steadily in recent years. (more...)
France regrets U.S. tariffs, will assess response
- March 10, 2018

He said counter-measures would include European tariffs on USA exported oranges, tobacco and bourbon, goods he said were largely produced in constituencies held by Trump's Republican party. Tokyo and Brussels rejected any suggestion that their exports to the United States threatened the country's national security - Trump's justification for imposing the tariffs despite warnings at home and overseas that they could provoke a global trade war. (more...)
Trump pardons Navy man who took illegal submarine photos Trump pardons Navy man who took illegal submarine photos
- March 10, 2018

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently said it was re-examining the pardon comes less than a year after Saucier received a letter denying his pardon request due to it not meeting the right criteria, including having a five-year waiting period, Fox reported . (more...)
Kelly Clarkson Delivers New Track 'I've Loved You Since Forever' Kelly Clarkson Delivers New Track 'I've Loved You Since Forever'
- March 10, 2018

Kotb said on " Today " that one day she had an idea to have someone "sing the book", and thought of vocal powerhouse Clarkson. "Wouldn't that be cool, if someone could sing the book.?" The touching ballad is a country spin on the words Kotb penned for the book, with Clarkson's pristine voice taking the song to gently soaring heights. (more...)
The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final - Australia v England The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final - Australia v England
- March 10, 2018

Agianst Malaysia , Shilanand Lakra, Gurjant Singh, Sumit Kumar and Ramandeep Singh scored and Marijne would be hoping for the same spark from his forwards. A foot foul by Dipsan Tirkey saw India concede a PC only 15 seconds prior to the half-time hooter but Suraj Karkera was on top of his job to save the PC. (more...)
RTÉ sports producer jailed for grooming victim of 13 RTÉ sports producer jailed for grooming victim of 13
- March 10, 2018

Predator Exposure is a group of "paedophile hunters" based in the area of West Yorkshire. The Dubliner was caught on camera after he engaged with a fake Facebook profile, set up by a vigilante group known as "Predator Exposure". He sent her hundreds of messages and quickly moved to sexual conversations. Creaven was sacked from his job as a sports producer at RTÉ once he pleaded guilty to the charges against him. (more...)
NY Senator Pitches 8.5% Tax On Sports And Mobile Gambling NY Senator Pitches 8.5% Tax On Sports And Mobile Gambling
- March 10, 2018

Under the NBA's proposal, the league would receive 1% of every bet on its games. Handle is not to be mistaken for revenue as it represents the overall amount the customers of a given sportsbook have wagered within a specific period. He says if the Supreme Court rules in favor of New Jersey and other states, it makes sense to give the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to regulate sports betting and the state can benefit from new revenues. (more...)
Police investigating after video shows woman riding horse inside Miami nightclub Police investigating after video shows woman riding horse inside Miami nightclub
- March 10, 2018

Suddenly, the horse bucks until it throws the woman to the floor and the crowd screams. The video shows a horse in the loud nightclub visibly distressed and flailing, endangering the attendees as well as itself. People were standing around before the horse became startled, Miami Fox affiliate WSVN-TV reported. "Whatever it is that we can find to charge appropriately is what'll happen in this investigation". (more...)
World steel markets unfazed by US President Trump's tariff threat
- March 10, 2018

The Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Orrin Hatch, also criticized the tariffs but said he would work with the White House to "mitigate the damage". Those "other countries" can try to negotiate their way out of the tariffs, he indicated, by ensuring their trade actions do not harm America's security. (more...)
Gov. Rick Scott to meet with shooting victims in Parkland Gov. Rick Scott to meet with shooting victims in Parkland
- March 10, 2018

Next Wednesday at 10 a.m., some students at Overton High School are planning to leave class for 17 minutes in silent protest of gun violence. Cruz's public defender has said he will plead guilty if prosecutors take the death penalty off the table, which would mean a life prison sentence, CBS News has reported . (more...)
Second storm in New Jersey delivers crippling blow Second storm in New Jersey delivers crippling blow
- March 10, 2018

Rain and some coastal flooding was also reported in pockets of the Northeast. Numerous trees and power lines were brought down due to the weight of the snow. NY will have its heaviest snow from about 11 a.m.to 6 or 7 p.m., said Carolan, who provides forecasts for Bloomberg radio. ME state offices will open at 10 a.m. (more...)
Huffman High School Student Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal School Shooting Huffman High School Student Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal School Shooting
- March 10, 2018

His total bond has been set at $75,300 for both charges, the station reports . It's unclear if he's obtained a lawyer yet. Arrington was given CPR and en route to a local hospital but didn't survive. Her dreams? To become a nurse one day, according to AL.com. "We truly adored and loved her". Wednesday's school shooting in Birmingham was the 14th in the USA in 2018. (more...)
El mejor homenaje para Chávez es fortalecer la unidad regional — Evo Morales El mejor homenaje para Chávez es fortalecer la unidad regional — Evo Morales
- March 10, 2018

Con la difusión de diferentes videos de Chávez en el canal de televisión estatal, el Gobierno inició las celebraciones que durarán 10 días. Los presidentes mantuvieron una reunión de tres horas con Maduro en la casa de Gobierno , en un encuentro previo a la reunión de la Alianza Bolivariana para los pueblos de nuestra América (ALBA). (more...)
Renewed violence as Red Cross delivers aid to Syria's Ghouta Renewed violence as Red Cross delivers aid to Syria's Ghouta
- March 10, 2018

Relief workers used a brief lull in Damascus' embattled rebel-held suburbs to deliver aid left over from a mission earlier in the week but were interrupted by renewed violence shorty after their team entered eastern Ghouta on Friday. Daily, we hear of an increasing sense of hopelessness and despair, as our medical colleagues reach the limits of what a person can be expected to do". (more...)
Trump, Turnbull work on tariff deal Trump, Turnbull work on tariff deal
- March 10, 2018

Great country, long-term partner. The White House has now indicated some countries may be offered exemptions to proposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. I've spoken to very close business contacts of the president's, here in NY. "And my meeting with Nikki Haley today was to make our case, and that is essentially that the United States has a significant trade surplus with Australia; that our steel exports to the United States are relatively small in the context of the U.S. (more...)

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