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Global Media Trade deficit with China at $46.7 bn in Apr-Feb
Author: 0 Trade deficit with China at $46.7 bn in Apr-Feb

Imports, meanwhile, declined 1.8% in February to $236.4 billion. Increases in exports of pharmaceutical preparations and industrial supplies and materials were partly offset by decreases in exports of soybeans and civilian aircraft. "The U.S has its work cut out for it if it is going to try to alter the pattern of trade that has developed between China and USA companies over the last 10 to 20 years", said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in NY.

Global Media Syria grows increasingly volatile for US forces
Author: 0 Syria grows increasingly volatile for US forces

Yet Nikki Haley , the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Washington won't tolerate Assad slaughtering civilians with chemical weapons, and said further strikes are possible. Tillerson said it reflected no shift in US policy toward Syria , even as he underscored fears that Syrian chemical weapons could be used in a terrorist attack in the United States.

Global Media United States drops bid to out anti-Trump Twitter account holder
Author: 0 United States drops bid to out anti-Trump Twitter account holder

And even if Defendants could otherwise demonstrate an appropriate basis for impairing the First Amendment interests of Twitter and its users, they certainly may not do so using the particular investigatory tool employed here-which Congress authorized exclusively to ensure compliance with federal laws concerning imported merchandise-because it is apparent that whatever investigation Defendants are conducting here does not pertain to imported merchandise..

Global Media Quakes crack buildings, panic tourists in Philippine town
Author: 0 Quakes crack buildings, panic tourists in Philippine town

Renato Solidum, head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, said the event was an "earthquake swarm" in a local faultline but had not been powerful enough to cause a tsunami. "We ask our people to stay calm and yet remain vigilant and alert". Abella said the disaster officials are now assessing the situation and will be giving updates to the public as more information about the Saturday quake becomes available.

Global Media Bannon v Kushner: The new bitter rivalry
Author: 0 Bannon v Kushner: The new bitter rivalry

Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's lawyer and a Democrat who worked in President Bill Clinton's Justice Department, defended him Thursday. Of course, Trump is famously mercurial and could just as quickly decide to keep both men on board as dismiss them .

Global Media Gibraltar traffic jams as Brexit row heats up
Author: 0 Gibraltar traffic jams as Brexit row heats up

The European Parliament members voted in favour of the draft "red lines" on Brexit discussions and voted down amendments, suggested by Ukip, which could have protected Gibraltar's sovereignty . The document stipulates that "no agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom may apply to the territory of Gibraltar without agreement between the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom".

Global Media Lahore blast facilitators among 10 killed in CTD encounter
Author: 0 Lahore blast facilitators among 10 killed in CTD encounter

The skirmish comes days after seven people were killed and 19 wounded during a Taliban suicide attack targeting a census team in the city. At least 15 people were killed and more than 80 others injured in an explosion near the Punjab Assembly in Lahore when hundreds of chemists were protesting nearby against a new regulatory law.

Global Media Donald Trump and Xi Jinping 'made tremendous progress' at summit
Author: 0 Donald Trump and Xi Jinping 'made tremendous progress' at summit

Trade ties between the U.S. and China as well as North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes were at the top of the agenda during the summit, which Trump hosted at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on 6 and 7 April. Trump and Xi also agreed to explore new ways to enhance military dialogue. First lady Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan (puhng LEE'-yoo-en), the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng), visited a seventh-grade civics class at a Florida middle school.

Global Media Haley on Trump tweets:
Author: 0 Haley on Trump tweets: "To me, it's chatter I don't focus on"

Security Council for April. USA ambassador to the United Nations says there is "no question" the Russian government interfered in the 2016 American presidential elections. "They haven't used that influence, and so it's hard for me to be optimistic with that". I think Russian Federation is very aware that they're on notice when it comes to certain issues.

Author: 0 US, China leaders hail progress after first meeting

The two leaders are meeting for a second day at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as planned Friday. In remarks to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump said the roughly $310 billion US trade deficit with China is high on the agenda. "The relationship developed by President Xi and myself I think is outstanding", Trump said in contrast to the anti-China rhetoric of his 2016 election campaign.

Author: 0 Fitch downgrades South Africa's credit rating to junk status

His cabinet clear-out is widely considered to be an attempt to control the selection of his successor in the African National Congress, which swept to power in 1994 under Nelson Mandela. "It's not about, 'now we must be stuck with the ANC when they're doing wrong.' No, we can't". "We are just trying to tell the people of South Africa that enough is enough and Zuma must go" said Thembalani Gumede.

Global Media Greece agrees deal on economic reforms ahead of July repayment
Author: 0 Greece agrees deal on economic reforms ahead of July repayment

He said two sets of measures were on the list; a €3.6 billion ($3.8 billion) package of "positive measures" for 2019 plus reforms on real-estate taxation and income for 2020. "The longest distance is behind us", he said. The finance minister noted that Friday's agreement was the result of a compromise and, as all compromises, will contain both elements that satisfied but also elements that did not satisfy the Greek side and especially the Greek people.

Global Media Russian military says Syrian air defences to be 'strengthened'
Author: 0 Russian military says Syrian air defences to be 'strengthened'

The Syrian army said the USA attack killed six people and called it "blatant aggression" which made the United States a partner of "terrorist groups" including Islamic State. Assad's government had been under mounting worldwide pressure after the chemical attack, which killed 87 people, including 31 children. Russia's Foreign Ministry said it was preparing a statement on the United States strike.

Global Media Zuma sacks finance minister in major reshuffle
Author: 0 Zuma sacks finance minister in major reshuffle

The former home affairs minister said he had no idea whether some in the administration would change their minds over wanting to stay and serve in that portfolio or not. This comes as President Jacob Zuma's decision to reshuffle his Cabinet on Thursday has been widely criticised, even from within the ANC and its alliance partners.

Author: 0 Haley says U.S. 'prepared to do more' in Syria

We need a larger, comprehensive strategy to address the situation in Syria , including the defeat of ISIS and the protection of our troops and intelligence workers who are in the war zone today. The Russian Defense Ministry, calling the accusation "groundless" and a pretext used to justify the latest USA action, reiterated that the Syrian troops did not use chemical weapons.

Author: 0 Dem senator on Gorsuch: 'The dark deed is done'

Lawmakers of both parties bemoaned the long-term implications for the Senate, the court and the country. "I believe it will make this body a more partisan place", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. There can not be two sets of standards: "one for the nominees of the Democratic president and another for the nominee of a Republican president". Republicans have described Gorsuch as an accomplished judge, and they noted that Trump included him on a list of possible candidates ...

Global Media Truck Plows Into Stockholm Department Store, Killing at Least Five
Author: 0 Truck Plows Into Stockholm Department Store, Killing at Least Five

The incident took place two weeks after a terrorist attack in London began with a auto plowing into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people. "We have the auto and contact to the person that usually drives the vehicle". The attack took place in the middle of the day. The streets in the city centre are deserted after people were told to avoid the area.

Global Media US prepared to do more in Syria, hopes not necessary -UN envoy
Author: 0 US prepared to do more in Syria, hopes not necessary -UN envoy

He thought he could get away with it because he knew Russian Federation would have his back. "It seems unlikely that these events change the overall United States calculus towards the regime", said Tim Eaton, a research fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at think tank Chatham House.

Global Media Xi-Trump summit: Chinese state media cheer meeting, say confrontation not inevitable
Author: 0 Xi-Trump summit: Chinese state media cheer meeting, say confrontation not inevitable

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the USA and China have agreed to increase cooperation on trying to get North Korea's to abandon its nuclear weapons program. In remarks to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump said the roughly $310 billion us trade deficit with China is high on the agenda. "Any use of force or preemptive strikes against North Korea will carry huge ramifications, which would probably lead to a drastically different outcome compared to Syria", Wang said.

Global Media Authorities: 4 inmates found dead at a South Carolina prison
Author: 0 Authorities: 4 inmates found dead at a South Carolina prison

Department spokeswoman Sommer Sharpe identified the inmates in a news release. Kelley was serving a 15-year sentence for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. Scheduled release date: October 6, 2020. Of the four inmates, Ham was scheduled to be released the earliest from prison, next November. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says he's investigating their how they died, but said they're deaths do not appear to be natural.

Author: 0 China says body of North Korean returned to North Korea

Malaysia and North Korea struck a deal this week to end a diplomatic standoff over the February 13 murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. Police chief Khalid said the North Korean embassy had at first confirmed the identity, but changed its stance the next day. Both countries managed to "resolve issues arising from the death of a DPRK national", a North Korean statement said on Thursday, referring to the country by the abbreviation of its ...

Global Media IS Shoots Down Iraqi Helicopter over Mosul
Author: 0 IS Shoots Down Iraqi Helicopter over Mosul

A boy sits on a cart at dusk in a neighborhood recently retaken by Iraqi security forces from Islamic State militants, in west Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. A total of 31 bodies were taken to hospital, including 14 policemen, said Nawfal Mustafa, a doctor at the city's main hospital. Isis' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the formation of the group's self-declared "caliphate" from Mosul's historic al-Nuri mosque in 2014.

Global Media Trump ready to nuke North Korea
Author: 0 Trump ready to nuke North Korea

The Japanese government on Friday approved a two-year extension of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea, including a total blockade of trade, in response to Pyongyang's latest missile tests. A new ICBM could be put on show on April 15, according to a South Korean press report. As Pravda.Ru reported, the United States has noted lately that it's ready for any acts against North Korea.

Author: 0 Skirmishes in Johannesburg as S. Africans protest against Zuma

Although Mr. Zuma's government has been tainted by corruption scandals, he has granted himself more room for manoeuvre by moving Malusi Gigaba from the Home Affairs Ministry to Finance, despite the latter's limited financial experience. The president is blamed for the country's downgrade and for not caring enough about civilians. But the party's National Working Committee (NWC), discussing the cabinet reshuffle, later gave the president its backing.

Author: 0 Samantha Bee introduces Hillary Clinton as Hermione Granger and she's right

Clinton, who was speaking to The New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof at the Women in the World summit , said she still can not fathom that 53% of white women voted for her rival Donald Trump. Referring to Trump's administration, she added, "I also hope that they will recognize that we can not in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close American doors to them".

Global Media Stockholm truck attack: Death toll raises to four, one arrested
Author: 0 Stockholm truck attack: Death toll raises to four, one arrested

Photos taken at the scene show the vehicle was a truck belonging to beermaker Spendrups, which said that its truck had been carjacked earlier in the day. Much of central Stockholm was shut down and people were instructed to avoid the area. Stockholm's central train station was evacuated and all trains in and out of the city were canceled.

Global Media In divided Syria, US strike both welcomed and condemned
Author: 0 In divided Syria, US strike both welcomed and condemned

Gen. Igor Konashenkov said six Syrian jets were destroyed but the air base's runway was intact. US Ambassador Nikki Haley , who holds the council presidency this month, said the discussion would be held in an open session despite Bolivia's request for a closed-door meeting.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner met secretly with US Muslims prior to Trump's inauguration

Kushner is traveling with Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the USA military's Joint Chiefs of Staff. "Gen. Dunford invited Mr. Kushner and Mr. He was expected to have a major role in meetings later this week between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump's winter retreat in Palm Beach, Fla.

Author: 0 Consent decree hearing will proceed; judge denies U.S. request for "pause"

Bredar, the federal judge, had denied the Trump administration's request to delay Thursday's public hearing. Moving the " highly unusual " public hearing, which was requested by both the city and the DOJ, would be a " burden and inconvenience to the court, other parties, and most importantly, the public ", the judge wrote .

Global Media Madrid Derby: Real Test for Los Blancos Title Ambition
Author: 0 Madrid Derby: Real Test for Los Blancos Title Ambition

Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez as coach in January 2016, winning the Champions League within five months of taking over and now has the team top of La Liga and into the Champions League quarterfinals. The Frenchman also has his side in contention to win both the European trophy and La Liga in the current campaign. Indeed, they've endured their fair share of troubles this season as Diego Simeone looks to balance a more entertaining attacking approach with retaining defensive robustness ahead of ...

Author: 0 House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes To Step Aside From Russia Probe

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says he thinks his counterpart in the House made a good decision in recusing himself from the investigation into Russian activities during the election. In Cummings' statement, he also pointed out that he had sent a letter last week to White House counsel Donald McGahn and national security adviser H.R.

Global Media Oil and gold prices rise following US airstrikes in Syria
Author: 0 Oil and gold prices rise following US airstrikes in Syria

Asian stocks fell while safe havens rallied Friday after the United States launched missile strikes on Syria , fanning geopolitical concerns and raising the prospect of frictions with Russian Federation. Trump and China's President Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet for day two of a summit at Mar-a-Lago in Florida in what are expected to be a highly charged discussions.

Author: 0 Russia Detains 6 Terror Suspects in St. Petersburg After Bombing

Djalilov's remains were found at the site of the blast and traces of his DNA were also discovered on a bag containing a bomb at another metro station that was successfully defused, investigators said. Russian President Vladimir Putin has told security officials from a regional alliance that this week's subway bombing in St. Petersburg underlines that terrorism's threat is not subsiding.

Global Media Abdullah welcomes Trump engagement in Israel-Palestinian peace
Author: 0 Abdullah welcomes Trump engagement in Israel-Palestinian peace

When discussing Syria in the past, Trump often expressed support for keeping President Bashar Al Assad in power, while increasing the fight against extremist groups such as ISIS. Tempering his support for Israel, he called on the Jewish state to slow down new settlements on occupied land, and he backed off his promise to move the U.S.

Author: 0 N. Korea fires ballistic missile, USA and S. Korea say

South Korea said on Wednesday that it strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile launch, calling it a challenge to a series of U.N. Security Council resolutions targeting its nuclear and missile program. The letters read on top left " North Korea fired a ballistic missile". This has deepened concern in Washington that Pyongyang could soon develop a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching the USA mainland.

Global Media Airstrikes on Syria might also send message to North Korea
Author: 0 Airstrikes on Syria might also send message to North Korea

If the rogue state continues on its present path, the Council's much stronger options could be put into effect. "But the trade-off would be some kind of commitment on the part of the come back into the negotiation process" or scale back military exercises in the South China Sea.

Author: 0 Will French Election Lead to 'Frexit'?

Le Pen and the Nationalists can be expected to play on the country's fear of Islamists and migrants following major terror attacks in January and November 2015. Melenchon has now eclipsed the beleaguered Socialist party candidate Benoit Hamon, with an average of polls showing him winning around 15 percent, higher than the 11.1 percent he registered in his first run for the presidency in 2012.

Global Media Senate speeds up Gorsuch confirmation vote
Author: 0 Senate speeds up Gorsuch confirmation vote

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSenate speeds up Gorsuch confirmation vote GOP senator lobbying colleagues to keep legislative filibuster Romney exploring 2018 Senate run: report MORE (R-Ky.) announced that the Senate will vote on Gorsuch's nomination roughly two hours after they convene on Friday morning.

Author: 0 `Fangirl´ Nicola Sturgeon meets Hillary Clinton at NY women´s event

While the former first lady and senator chalked up her electoral defeat to "lots of contributing factors" she admitted there were "certainly" things and she and her campaign could have done better. Hillary Clinton appears to be severely caught up in her own world of delusions. "I should be lauding Hillary for making time to be here despite her busy schedule as president", she said.

Author: 0 US confident it can thwart North Korean missiles

USA officials reportedly determined that the missile was a medium-range Scud ER (extended range) and suffered an in-flight failure. North Korea fired a projectile into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, on Wednesday morning, US and South Korean officials said.

Author: 0 Petersburg bomber identified as Kyrgyzstan extremist as death toll rises

Petersburg subway", Netanyahu said in a statement . Although police originally were seeking two people as possible suspects in the hours after the attack, Russian investigators said on Tuesday that it was the work of a suicide bomber. Forty-nine people were wounded. Russian news agencies say the St. Petersburg subway stations shut down after a bomb threat have reopened. A bomb blast tore through a subway train deep under Russia's second-largest city on Monday, killing several people ...

Global Media USA and China, World's Worst Polluters, Won't Discuss Climate Change at Summit
Author: 0 USA and China, World's Worst Polluters, Won't Discuss Climate Change at Summit

United States president Donald Trump welcomed Chinese president Xi Jinping and his wife to his private club in Florida on Thursday evening, and then announced he had bombed Syria, one of China's allies. China and the US are the world's worst polluters, together producing almost half of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions-and the leaders' failure to discuss the climate crisis comes as frightening signs show the planet is on the verge of disaster.

Author: 0 Pelosi says Congress should debate Syria action

In 2013, Obama punted on acting unilaterally and asked Congress to approve any military action in Syria. Then there are those who think the strikes were justified, given that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched another deadly chemical attack on his own people , and the U.S.'s response was to take out Syrian military infrastructure that would otherwise facilitate further attacks.

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