November 18, 2019

What did Hurricane Dorian do to the Bahamas’ coral reefs?

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By Chris D’Angelo From Mother Jones This story was originally published by the HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the people of the Bahamas struggle to recover from Hurricane Dorian, the strongest storm in the nation’s history, a team of scientists is setting out to assess the damage to the vibrant coral reefs that are key […]

4 US journalists excluded from a dinner with Trump and Kim Jong Un at the summit in Vietnam

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Reuters From Business Insider The White House barred reporters from Reuters, the Associated Press, Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times from covering a dinner between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday after two of them asked Trump questions during his initial interactions with Kim. The reporters are part of […]

5 dogs, 5 US Presidents

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These 5 presidents did have time for dogs By laura Goldman From Care2 You’re probably aware that Donald Trump is the only president in over a century who does not have a pet in the White House. Apparently, he has never had a pet at all. During his February 11 rally in El Paso, Trump brought up this topic. “I […]

Where? When? How? China and United States at odds over right place and time for next Xi-Trump summit

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By Laura Zhou Zhou Xin From South China Morning Post Beijing has suggested the next China-US summit take place on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan next month, following suggestions from the White House that US President Donald Trump is eager to meet with his counterpart, Xi Jinping, sooner than later. “He wants to meet […]

Venezuela allows US diplomats to stay, defusing showdown

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From Newsmax Venezuela defused a potential showdown with the United States, suspending a demand that U.S. diplomats leave the country as Washington called on the world to “pick a side” in the South American nation’s fast-moving crisis. Socialist President Nicolas Maduro broke relations with the United States on Wednesday after the Trump administration and many […]

These are all the federal HTTPS domains that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

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By Zack Whittaker From TechCrunch We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with “HTTPS” or flashes a padlock, on many domains had […]

China confident it can clinch US trade deal as Trump demands ‘Real Deal’

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From Newsmax China expressed confidence on Wednesday that it can reach a trade deal with the United States, despite fresh warnings from President Donald Trump that he would revert to more tariffs if the two sides cannot resolve their differences.The remarks by the Chinese Commerce Ministry follow a period of relative quiet from Beijing after […]

Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agree to trade truce, no additional tariffs, China state media says

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By Zhou Xin From South China Morning Post US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to a trade truce in their dinner meeting Saturday Deal includes no trade tariffs after January 1, according to Chinese state media China Daily and Chinese international broadcaster CGTN both said Trump and Xi agreed to not […]

George HW Bush to lie in state in the US Capitol

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From BBC The body of former US President George HW Bush is to lie in state next week ahead of a day of national mourning. An arrival ceremony will be held for Bush Snr on Monday evening at the US Capitol. The public will be invited to pay their respects. Bush served as the 41st […]

In praise of the Donald Trump playbook, which will help the US score a victory over China, albeit temporarily

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by Robert Delaney From South China Morning Post Robert Delaney says Donald Trump deserves some credit for his China policies, which may well see Xi Jinping make concessions to the US at the G20 this week. Not that it means the US will succeed in keeping China down, though US President Donald Trump deserves some […]