• Asian markets fall as US, China renew tariff threat
Asian markets fall as US, China renew tariff threat

New tariffs are expected soon on US$200 billion (S$276 billion) worth of imports from China and these will be in addition to the US$ 50 billion already in place. "Tit-for-tat tariffs are counterproductive and so far have only produced increased costs for American businesses, farmers, importers, exporters and consumers", the coalition said.

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  • Trump spooked Pentagon with draft tweet on North Korea: Woodward
Trump spooked Pentagon with draft tweet on North Korea: Woodward

And given how norm-busting Trump's presidency is - in terms of his relationships to the media, to his own party, to policy - it's also hard to avoid making mountains out of everything, even those things that might be molehills. He said "these are political statements to protect their jobs". White House officials slammed the author of the Op-Ed,...

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  • Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen
Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen

The governors of Virginia, North Carolina and SC have declared states of emergency, warning residents to prepare for a risky storm. " Florence is forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday night, and is expected to remain an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday", the advisory added.

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  • Trump says he will delay border fight until after midterms
Trump says he will delay border fight until after midterms

He wore a plaid shirt, a hand-me-down from his brother. Trump said numerous Senate Democrats whom Tester had helped elect "are attacking Judge Kavanaugh and looking like fools". "I didn't want to make a scene more than I already did". He told The Daily Beast that he had won VIP tickets and met Trump before the rally started for a photo-op...

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  • North Korea marks anniversary with huge parade
North Korea marks anniversary with huge parade

They support North Korea's denuclearisation and abide by worldwide sanctions against Pyongyang, but have rejected Trump's threats of military action made past year. According to North Korea's KCNA, the landing of US forces in Incheon on September 8, 1945, was an infringement on Korean Peninsula sovereignty. Both sides are now insisting on a differe...

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  • White House narrows search for anonymous op-ed writer
White House narrows search for anonymous op-ed writer

US President Donald Trump on Friday urged his attorney general to investigate the anonymous author of a damning op-ed, escalating his long-running battles with both the media and leaks from the White House. Experts said it was unlikely the Justice Department would have sound legal grounds to get involved over a hunt for the op-ed author, unless...

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  • Brazil candidate Bolsonaro's surgery was successful: running mate
Brazil candidate Bolsonaro's surgery was successful: running mate

Surviving the attack may bolster the tough-guy image Bolsonaro has cultivated, he added. "(The pain) was intolerable and it seemed like maybe something worse was happening", he said in a video from his hospital bed early Friday. 6, 2018. After the attack, Brazilians surged on to social media to argue over whether the incident supports Mr Bolson...

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  • Air blitz on Idlib raises fears of fears of imminent assault
Air blitz on Idlib raises fears of fears of imminent assault

Sources said he cautioned that he didn't want to hear in October that the military hadn't been able to fully defeat ISIS and needed to stay. Russian Federation and Iran, as countries with influence over the regime, must stop this catastrophe.

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  • South Korea: Kim Jong-Un Wants to Denuclearize During Trump’s First Term
South Korea: Kim Jong-Un Wants to Denuclearize During Trump’s First Term

Chung Eui-yong, Moon's national security adviser and the head of the South Korean delegation to Pyongyang , said Kim told him that he still had faith in Trump despite diplomatic setbacks. The officials arrived in Pyongyang at 9 a.m. and were driven to the Koryo Hotel, where they were greeted by Kim's right-hand man Kim Yong-chol and Ri Son-g...

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  • Toll from Japan quake rises to 18 as hopes fade for survivors
Toll from Japan quake rises to 18 as hopes fade for survivors

The 6.7-magnitude quake struck early Thursday , centered about 17 miles east of Tomakomai on the island of Hokkaido at a depth of 21 miles, according to the U.S. Transport services were gradually coming back on line with bullet trains expected to resume operations later Friday morning and the main airport in Sapporo beginning to process passenge...

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  • Turkish president to visit Iran for talks on Syria
Turkish president to visit Iran for talks on Syria

Turkey could no longer take in any more refugees from any new assault in Idlib, he said. Seized from government forces in 2015, Idlib and adjacent areas form the final major chunk of Syrian territory are still under opposition control, home to some three million people, with around half of them displaced from other parts of the country, accord...

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  • On Trump's White House Op-Ed 'Witch Hunt', His Wife's Response
On Trump's White House Op-Ed 'Witch Hunt', His Wife's Response

After thanking Kim, Trump addressed the op-ed directly, lobbing some alt-right triggers - Deep State and the Fake News Media - to suggest the op-ed is more evidence they are "going Crazy" because his "Economy is booming like never before". This morning, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders put a bit of a fork in it, saying that any inquiries about the mat...

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  • Trump attacks Sessions over charges
Trump attacks Sessions over charges

Both congressmen have pleaded not guilty in their cases. Trump has previously pressed Sessions to investigate his perceived enemies and has accused Sessions of failing to take control of the Justice Department. American intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered to help Trump win. In this July 13, 2018 photo, Attorney G...

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  • Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar over secrets act
Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar over secrets act

Myanmar has been accused by United Nations investigators of. The defence can appeal the decision to a regional court and then the supreme court. "The culprits meant to harm the interests of the state". The claims were undercut by a police witness who said his superior had ordered a set-up and by arguments that the allegedly secret documents had b...

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  • Trump threatens to leave Canada out of new NAFTA deal
Trump threatens to leave Canada out of new NAFTA deal

Trump administration negotiations to keep Canada in the reimagined trade bloc are to resume this week as Washington and Ottawa try to break a deadlock over issues such as Canada's dairy market and USA efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition.

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  • Del Mar racetrack shooting: Gunfire heard at prestigious California racetrack
Del Mar racetrack shooting: Gunfire heard at prestigious California racetrack

A video of the shooting that was posted on Twitter records the sounds of several shots being fired before a man falls to the ground. Authorities said a man fired his gun near the race track and a deputy returned fire. At 7:22 p.m., Del Mar Racetrack tweeted that the incident had been contained and that the concert was taking place as planned....

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  • Former Vice President Biden salutes McCain as 'a brother'
Former Vice President Biden salutes McCain as 'a brother'

Former Vice President Joe Biden is among speakers for the church service. "It's unforgiving. And it takes so much from those we love and from the families who love them that in order to survive, we have to remember how they lived, not how they died", Biden said of the cancer.

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  • Gillum calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to tell voters he is not a target
Gillum calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to tell voters he is not a target

In an appearance on MSNBC's "Meet the Press Daily", Gillum told host Chuck Todd that the voters of Florida are "better than this". Voters have elected just two black governors in USA history - in 2006 in MA and 1989 in Virginia. Republican Ron DeSantis , who is backed by President Donald Trump , made the comment while appearing on Fox and ...

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  • Washington lauds John McCain as one of America’s ‘bravest souls’; Trump absent
Washington lauds John McCain as one of America’s ‘bravest souls’; Trump absent

McCain, a former Navy aviator, really did "talk like a sailor", Ryan said , drawing smiles from the crowd. "I always thought of a John as a brother". McCain's funeral puts him back in the spotlight a few miles from Trump's doorstep, in the city where the senator, who died last Saturday at 81 , worked and collected friends and enemies - and some...

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  • Last-ditch talks to avert battle for Syria’s Idlib
Last-ditch talks to avert battle for Syria’s Idlib

Mevlut Cavusoglu , the Turkish foreign minister, said in an exclusive interview with The Times that the suggestion was prompted by knowledge that an attack by President Assad's forces on the rebel stronghold in the Idlib province was imminent.

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