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He had further asserted that if no deal is struck between the two nations, the USA will slap major tariffs against Chinese products being exported to the US. The second tariff was due to rise January 1 until Trump agreed to the postponement. On Friday, the Chinese Finance Ministry released a statement announcing that it would reduce its auto tariffs back down to 15 percent.
  • Embattled British PM Theresa May in Brussels for European Union summit

    Embattled British PM Theresa May in Brussels for European Union summit

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    But crucially, in a desperate bid to survive the vote, she made an 11th-hour appeal to her colleagues to support her, vowing she would not lead the Conservatives in the next general election . One Cabinet minister, who declined to be named, said May's pledge not to seek a fresh term was a necessary compromise to reassure her critics that she won't go on and on as leader.
  • Bitcoin scammers wreak havoc with bomb threats

    Bitcoin scammers wreak havoc with bomb threats

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    Columbine High School, infamous site of the shooting, received a specific phoned in threat, not the email hoax, which police there investigated. "We have received information that several other cities across the United States have received similar threats", police said .
  • Jose Canseco wants to be 'little buddy' Donald Trump's chief of staff

    Jose Canseco wants to be 'little buddy' Donald Trump's chief of staff

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    Trump's top choice to replace him - didn't want the job , choosing instead to leave the administration from his role as Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff. In Minnesota, Democrats won control of the state House, while Republicans remain in control of the Senate by one seat. "I've had the best job in the world, representing the people of western North Carolina and working alongside President Trump these last two years to give the forgotten men and women of America a voice in ...
  • Accused Russian Agent Pleads Guilty in US Court

    Accused Russian Agent Pleads Guilty in US Court

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    This August 17, 2018, photo courtesy of the Alexandria, Va. Sheriffs Office, shows Maria Butina's booking photograph when she was admitted into the Alexandria Detention Center. The government alleged that Butina had told Russian officials that a candidate in "Party 1" was poised to win the 2016 presidential election and that she had come into contact with a US official who later became a declared presidential candidate.
  • Parliament speaker taking key role in Brexit turmoil

    Parliament speaker taking key role in Brexit turmoil

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    The People's Vote Campaign brought anti-Brexit MPs from across all political parties at a hastily-arranged press conference in Westminster today to demand another vote. "Nobody was tougher than Mrs Thatcher and the next day she resigned". Other Brexiteers, including Andrea Jenkyns, said they accepted the result of Wednesday's vote but would continue to oppose Mrs May's Withdrawal Agreement in Parliament.
  • Accused Russian Agent Butina Poised to Plead Guilty

    Accused Russian Agent Butina Poised to Plead Guilty

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    Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office, declined to comment. A Russian gun-liberties activist who has studied in the US, Butina was accused of being an unregistered Russian lobbyist -basically a Russian agent- after she rubbed shoulders with Republican operatives and gun rights advocates in the US.
  • Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says

    Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says

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    Members of May's own party floated the idea of a no-confidence vote on her leadership of the Conservative Party last month , but it died from a lack of support. But EU leaders insist the Brexit withdrawal agreement can't be changed. The ultimate deadline for the vote is 21 January. "This is a watershed moment and an act of pathetic cowardice by a Tory government which has run out of road and is now collapsing into utter chaos", Sturgeon said in a statement of the apparent decision to delay ...
  • Trump makes it official. John Kelly on the way out

    Trump makes it official. John Kelly on the way out

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    Mark Milley to replace Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. That's according to Axios Friday, citing anonymous White House sources who claim the president and Kelly are butting heads. But in the last months, Kelly has seen his status as chief of staff diminish. The departing chief of staff, during his time inside the White House was "a force for order, clarity and good sense", said outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican.
  • Protesters march through Paris amid fears of new violence

    Protesters march through Paris amid fears of new violence

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    Prized Paris monuments and normally bustling shopping meccas were locked down Saturday at the height of the holiday shopping season. Shops and tourist destinations, including the Eiffel Tower, were closed and soccer matches were canceled as authorities looked to maintain order.
  • Trump chooses new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, against Mattis wishes

    Trump chooses new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, against Mattis wishes

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    Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews said, "We are aware of the President's nomination and share his confidence" in Milley to be the Joint Chiefs chairman. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg in North Carolina before taking the reins as chief of staff in August 2015. Milley has built up a reputation as a forward-looking leader.
  • Turkey seeks arrest of two Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi murder

    Turkey seeks arrest of two Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi murder

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    Unconvinced by them and incensed by the administration's refusal to send the Central Intelligence Agency director to the hearing, Republicans and Democrats had joined hands to vote to bring to a legislative measure halting U.S. There have been growing calls in the United States for Congress to take a strong stance against the Saudi crown prince , amid the White House's apparent refusal to implicate bin Salman , a close Trump ally, in the murder.