November 20, 2019

Beyond tariffs: China’s ‘precision strikes’ on US businesses

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By Wendy Wu From South China Morning Post American firms in China report higher costs and much greater regulatory scrutiny, and fear a major drop-off in business from rising nationalism, observers say US companies in China are bracing for more retaliatory pain from Beijing as the trade row between the two countries shows no sign […]

Migrant children: Trump speaks of plan to halt separations

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From BBC US President Donald Trump has promised action to “keep families together” amid fury over separations of undocumented child migrants from adults. “I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that,” he told reporters at the White House. The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly drafted an executive order to […]

Anthony Bourdain: Celebrity chef found dead at 61

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From BBC US celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room, aged 61, of an apparent suicide. The culinary bad boy was near Strasbourg, France, working on a shoot for his series, Parts Unknown, on CNN. “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our […]

ZTE will pay $1 billion fine to beat US export ban

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By Timothy J. Seppala from engadget The company will have to change its board within the next 30 days, too. Tensions between the US government and Chinese smartphone maker ZTEseem to have abated, at least temporarily. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC this morning that the government has “struck a deal” with ZTE to […]

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

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From BBC The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a historic US-North Korea summit back on track. US […]

Trump Confirms: Secretary of State nominee Pompeo met with NKorea’s Kim

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By Cathy Burke From Newsmax President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday morning that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had a top-secret meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization of the rogue state. “Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed,” Trump wrote. Trump did not specify exactly when the visit occurred, but […]

Broadcom gives up on Qualcomm buyout after Trump veto

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By Daniel Cooper, From engadget The company says that it is disappointed with the outcome. The will-they/won’t-they flirtation between two of the world’s largest mobile chip companies has come to an abrupt end. Broadcom has announced that it will no longer attempt to buy its US-based rival, Qualcomm. In a statement, Broadcom said that it […]

Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russia warning

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From BBC Sacked US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned of Russia’s “troubling behaviour and actions” in a parting statement after being fired by President Donald Trump. He pointedly failed to thank Mr Trump or praise his policies. The former ExxonMobil chief had a series of public rifts with the White House after being […]

WH: Nerve agent attack in England ‘Reckless, Irresponsible’

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By Jason Devaney From Newsmax The White House is labeling the recent chemical weapon attack on a former Russian spy living in England as “reckless and irresponsible,” although it would not comment on claims the Russian government is behind the incident. “We’ve been monitoring the incident closely,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said […]

US: Students gunning for March March

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BY VINETTE K. PRYCE From Caribbean Life “They messed with the wrong ones,” an alum of Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School said recently during a fundraising event held here for the victims of the shooting that left 17 dead. Vowing to change or revise a conversation about gun control, the fired up patron joined […]