• China appeals for U.S. calm after new tariff threat
China appeals for U.S. calm after new tariff threat

The ministry said timing of the implementation of the new tariffs on United States goods would depend on the actions of the US. Washington touted its initial tariffs as being carefully constructed to avoid having a big impact on USA consumers and companies, but the expansion of the tariff lists has drawn in more goods that can not be imported f...

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  • NAFTA: Mexican official says
NAFTA: Mexican official says "getting close" on autos deal

Top trade officials from Mexico are in the USA this week after optimism showed through last week with a potential agreement on automotive rules as part of NAFTA, according to Politico, which notes progress on the contentious issue bodes well for farmers wishing for the certainty a NAFTA 2.0 would promise.

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  • France bans smartphones in schools
France bans smartphones in schools

The country had already enacted a smartphone ban during class hours, but this legislation will extend to breaks and meal times, effectively completely banning smartphones from schools with students under the age of 15. Yet another study suggests smartphone bans tend to result in improved test scores. A law approved in 2010 banned the use of sma...

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  • Denmark bans face veils in public | Islamophobia
Denmark bans face veils in public | Islamophobia

The niqab wearers who plan to protest today will be joined by non-niqab-wearing Muslim women and also non-Muslim Danes, most of whom plan to wear face coverings at the rally. Aicha, 29, said: "When I was little, people didn't talk about colour and religion but now the last ten years people are going insane talking about colour of the skin and h...

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  • White House: Donald Trump Shutdown Threat Could Happen After Midterm Elections
White House: Donald Trump Shutdown Threat Could Happen After Midterm Elections

Speaking to reporters in the Capitol, Shelby said, "I'm hoping the idea of shutting down the government is not a serious thing and it goes away". "Rush Limbaugh thinks it should be before", Trump said. Republicans said they're still intent on boosting money for Mr. Trump's wall, but their top goal is getting the government funded. Senate Majori...

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  • China keen on military drills with Asean, insists on keeping United States out
China keen on military drills with Asean, insists on keeping United States out

He is heading to Singapore immediately after meeting Dr Mahathir for the Asean Foreign Ministers' Meeting. EAS was initiated by 16 countries in East Asia, Southeast Asian and South Asia. The U.S. has deployed ships and jets to patrol the waters to promote freedom of navigation and overflight. In the draft text, Beijing suggests that China a...

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  • Hundreds evacuated in Virginia after dam overflows
Hundreds evacuated in Virginia after dam overflows

The National Weather Service said if complete failure of the dam occurs, "the water depth in Lynchburg could exceed 17 feet in seven minutes". Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services officials said that because the possible breach of the College Lake Dam, 124 residences are being evacuated .

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  • Trump calls on Sessions to end Mueller’s Russian Federation probe
Trump calls on Sessions to end Mueller’s Russian Federation probe

Bush, and the man who tapped him as special counsel, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , was named by Trump and is also a registered Republican. In view of the tweet, "I think it would be helpful to have the debate on that bill", Collins said. In a series of tweets, Trump called it a "TOTAL HOAX" the idea his campaign worked with Moscow.

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  • Man taunting bison at Yellowstone Park caught on video
Man taunting bison at Yellowstone Park caught on video

As the bison charges towards the man again, Jones turns the camera away. The man did not appear to be injured as he yelled at the animal and it charged. "People who ignore these rules are risking their lives and threatening the park experience for everyone else", Wenk told BNQT. The motorist got out of his vehicle and taunted the animal after i...

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  • Pope declares death penalty inadmissible, changing Church’s stance
Pope declares death penalty inadmissible, changing Church’s stance

Now, it states, "there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the commission of very serious crimes". It's a shift for the church, which used to consider the death penalty a "means of safeguarding the common good" in response to "certain crimes".

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  • 3 dead in attack on midwife training center in Afghanistan
3 dead in attack on midwife training center in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb hit a bus in the west of the country on Tuesday, killing as many as 11 people, officials said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack, which left at least three people dead and several wounded.

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  • Mollie Tibbetts' family announces reward fund in hopes to bring her home
Mollie Tibbetts' family announces reward fund in hopes to bring her home

It was not immediately clear whose shirt it was. It's been nearly two weeks since anyone has seen or heard from 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts . "We have raised $172,000 that will be paid to you as soon as Mollie is safely home", Calderwood said.

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  • In Italy’s Conte, Trump sees a like-minded European
In Italy’s Conte, Trump sees a like-minded European

Finishing his joint press conference with Mr Conte, Mr Trump vowed to maintain United States sanctions on Russia, but praised his "great" meeting earlier this month with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a joint press conference with the Italian prime minister, President Trump said he would have "no problem with a shutdown" if Congress resists...

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  • Facebook uncovers 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt United States elections
Facebook uncovers 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt United States elections

Robert Mueller's special counsel probe has brought charges against a series of Russians accused of posting pro-Trump material as well as racially-charged material, which is alleged to have been meant to exacerbate tensions and destabilize USA democracy.

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  • Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records
Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records

Taylor Foy, Mr. Grassley's communications director, said the confirmation hearing is still expected to take place in September. Many Democratic senators have refused to meet with Judge Kavanaugh until nearly a million pages of documents related to his time working for the Bush administration are released.

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  • Donald Trump welcomes Italy's PM Giuseppe Conte to White House
Donald Trump welcomes Italy's PM Giuseppe Conte to White House

Trump has repeatedly claimed that there is a lack of border control in the US and has insisted on the need to build a wall along the US-Mexican border to halt the arrival of illegal migrants. On trade, the new Italian government's skepticism of multinational agreements could complicate Trump's desire to see all European Union customs tariffs elimin...

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  • NRC Row: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch express concern
NRC Row: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch express concern

The local border police declined to discuss individual cases, but said not all documents furnished by suspected illegal immigrants were valid. "Those who can't prove their ancestral history in Assam prior to March 1971 (the formation of Bangladesh, when there were large flows of Bengali Muslim refugees into India) have now been deemed "illegal mi...

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  • White House ups ante, looks at 25% tax on Chinese goods
White House ups ante, looks at 25% tax on Chinese goods

China said "blackmail" would not work and that it would hit back if the United States took further steps hindering trade, including applying the higher tariff rate. "We would advise the U.S. side to return to reason, and not blindly let emotions affect their decisions, because in the end this will harm themselves", Mr Geng said.

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  • San Jose crews help battle massive Mendocino Complex, Carr fires
San Jose crews help battle massive Mendocino Complex, Carr fires

Following years of drought and a summer of record-breaking heat, enormous tracts of forests, chaparral and grasslands have become tinder that allows even a small spark to explode into a devouring blaze, authorities said. Tens of thousands of people remain under evacuation orders . The fire was nearly 35 percent contained, and thousands of resident...

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  • MALAYSIA: Aviation chief quits over MH370 failings
MALAYSIA: Aviation chief quits over MH370 failings

In his statement, Rahman writes, "Over the past four years, I have tried my level best to assist in the search for MH370 and I am ever resolute in finding answers we all seek towards this unfortunate tragedy as we owe it to the families and loved ones".

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