International News

Trump imposes tariffs, and U.S. allies retaliate

Trump imposes tariffs, and U.S. allies retaliate

on June 1, 2018, 7:25 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico, prompting immediate retaliation by some of America’s closest allies. The U.S. tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum took effect at midnight Thursday. “This is protectionism, pure and simple,” said Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission. Mexico said it would […]

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Russian journalist turns up alive after faking death to foil murder plot

on May 31, 2018, 9:31 AM / in International News

Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported murdered in Kiev on Tuesday, turned up alive in a news conference on Wednesday. The Ukrainian Security Service explained to a stunned room that Babchenko, who has criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kremlin policy in Syria and Ukraine, had faked his death to help capture assassins who really were trying to […]

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Trump widely expected to hit EU with steel, aluminum tariffs by Friday

on May 31, 2018, 9:26 AM / in International News, National News

Barring an unlikely last-minute deal, President Trump will follow through with his threat to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union by Friday. The 25 percent tariffs on imported steel and a 10 percent levy on aluminum will likely be met by swift retaliatory EU tariffs on motorcycles, bourbon, peanut butter, orange juice, and other exports from […]

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Hackers forged a booming job market

on May 31, 2018, 7:24 AM / in International News, National News

A week doesn’t go by without a major company announcing a data breach. From Sears, to Kmart to Delta to Panera, firms are struggling to keep their servers secure from hackers. Mounting pressure for better security has pushed up demand for cybersecurity experts that is far outstripping the supply of such skills. And the problem will only get worse in […]

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3 sets of talks aimed at arranging summit between Trump, Kim

3 sets of talks aimed at arranging summit between Trump, Kim

on May 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in International News, National News

HYUNG-JIN KIM  |  Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top lieutenant of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in the United States conducting one of three sets of parallel talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. Kim Yong Chol is meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York to finalize plans […]

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ZINKE CITES ‘FRIENDS THAT WERE JAPANESE’ TO DEFEND ‘KONICHIWA’ GREETING

on May 30, 2018, 7:48 AM / in International News, National News

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke is defending a greeting he gave to a Japanese-American member of Congress that was criticized at the time by Asian-Americans. Zinke told a radio station Monday that he believes the comment was “appropriate” based on having had “friends that were Japanese.” In an interview with Breitbart Radio on Monday, Zinke defended saying “konichiwa” to Rep. Colleen […]

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Sweden Warns Every Single Household to Prep for War

Sweden Warns Every Single Household to Prep for War

on May 30, 2018, 7:45 AM / in International News

Could it be that the real enemies are already within Sweden? Whether their worry is the Russians, the refugees, or some other threat, one thing is certain. Sweden is getting ready for battle and we all need to pay attention. By Daisy Luther The government of Sweden has produced a 20-page pamphlet which they’ll be sending to each of the […]

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White House confirms tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods

on May 30, 2018, 7:14 AM / in International News, National News

The White House said Tuesday that it would go ahead with imposing a 25 percent tariff on certain Chinese goods next month following weeks of concern that the move could fuel a trade war. Some $50 billion worth of annual imports would be targeted. A final list of goods covered by the tariff is expected by June 15. The Trump […]

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Poland offers up to $2 billion for a permanent US military presence

Poland offers up to $2 billion for a permanent US military presence

on May 30, 2018, 6:54 AM / in International News

By Jarosław Adamowski   |   Defense News WARSAW, Poland — The Polish Ministry of Defence has offered the U.S. financial support in the range of $1.5 billion to $2 billion for the deployment of a permanent U.S. armored division in Poland, according to a ministry proposal. Following an April 28 meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Washington, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz […]

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Russia critic detained and released

Russia critic detained and released

on May 30, 2018, 6:42 AM / in International News

The Associated Press William Browder, a U.S.-born, Britain-based financier who spearheaded the Magnitsky Act, a U.S. law targeting Russian officials, was briefly detained this morning in Spain on a Russian warrant, which authorities later said had expired. He was released from a Madrid police station.

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Russia & media murders

Russia & media murders

on May 30, 2018, 6:40 AM / in International News

Reuters: A prominent Russian journalist and critic of President Vladimir Putin, who was living in exile in Ukraine, was shot and killed in Kiev on Tuesday. Arkady Babchenko had fled to Kiev, saying he feared for his life. Journalism is hazardous work for Russians, according to official and unofficial tallies of reporters who have turned up beaten, shot, drowned and […]

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Verint Systems in talks to buy Israeli surveillance software maker NSO

on May 29, 2018, 8:13 AM / in International News

U.S. software company Verint Systems Inc. is negotiating a possible purchase of Israeli mobile surveillance software maker NSO Group for roughly $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing a person familiar with the talks. NSO sells Pegasus spyware and other military-grade technology, primarily to government security agencies. NSO’s primary shareholder, Francisco Partners, bought a majority stake in the […]

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Poland seeks permanent U.S. military presence

Poland seeks permanent U.S. military presence

on May 29, 2018, 8:09 AM / in International News, National News

Poland’s defense minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, said Monday that he had held talks in Washington recently about securing a permanent presence of U.S. troops in his country. He said the U.S. forces were necessary to provide regional security after Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, and due to Moscow’s ongoing support for separatists in Ukraine. Poland and neighbors Lithuania, Latvia, and […]

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Macron promises Paris ‘Spider Man’ hero citizenship

Macron promises Paris ‘Spider Man’ hero citizenship

on May 29, 2018, 8:04 AM / in International News

French President Emmanuel Macron met Monday with Malian migrant Mamoudou Gassama, a day after the 22-year-old was hailed as a hero for rapidly climbing up four stories of an apartment building’s balconies to save a 4-year-old dangling over a fifth-floor railing. Macron said Gassama, dubbed the “Spider Man” of Paris by admirers, had demonstrated astonishing selflessness and bravery, and that […]

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U.S., North Korea continue efforts to plan summit

U.S., North Korea continue efforts to plan summit

on May 29, 2018, 8:01 AM / in International News, National News

The U.S. and North Korea are continuing work on efforts to revive plans for a June summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. U.S. diplomats met with North Korean officials along the South Korean border on Monday, and South Korean media reported that a North Korean delegation arrived in Singapore for likely talks on summit preparations […]

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Right-wing activist Tommy Robinson reportedly jailed after filming outside child grooming trial

Right-wing activist Tommy Robinson reportedly jailed after filming outside child grooming trial

on May 29, 2018, 7:21 AM / in International News

Fox News U.K. right-wing activist and journalist Tommy Robinson was arrested and reportedly jailed Friday after he filmed members of an alleged child grooming gang entering a court for trial — but the details of his purported sentence remain murky after the judge ordered the press not to report on the case. Robinson, the former head of the English Defense […]

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U.S. Moves to Shutter All Iranian Nuclear Enrichment Sites in Major Reversal of Obama Policy

U.S. Moves to Shutter All Iranian Nuclear Enrichment Sites in Major Reversal of Obama Policy

on May 27, 2018, 7:56 AM / in International News, National News

BY: Adam Kredo  |   Washington Free Beacon Pompeo call to kill Iran’s nuclear program gaining traction The Trump administration, in a major reversal of Obama administration policy, is seeking to shutter every Iranian nuclear enrichment site, including its heavy water reactors, which could provide Iran with a second, plutonium-based pathway to a nuclear weapon, according to U.S. officials and others familiar […]

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OPEC and Russia may raise oil output under pressure from Trump

OPEC and Russia may raise oil output under pressure from Trump

on May 26, 2018, 7:04 AM / in International News

Two of the world’s leading oil producers are considering increasing their daily output following pressure from President Trump, according to a Reuters report. Russia and Saudia Arabia are reportedly discussing raising the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) output by 1 million barrels a day, a change that would ease rising prices at the pump for Americans. Energy ministers for both […]

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Keeping ZTE Alive

Keeping ZTE Alive

on May 26, 2018, 7:02 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump and the Commerce Department struck a deal with Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE to keep the firm operating, Reuters reported Friday. The deal requires ZTE to pay a major fine, host U.S compliance officers at the company and replace its management team, Reuters said, citing a congressional aide. In return, the Commerce Department would lift a ban on ZTE from […]

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Tech firms let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government

Tech firms let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government

on May 25, 2018, 6:39 AM / in International News, National News

A new measure approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee would force U.S. technology companies to disclose if they allow foreign interests, including from Russia and China, to hunt for software vulnerabilities inside the federal government, according to Reuters. The practice potentially jeopardizes the security of computer networks in at least a dozen federal agencies, U.S. lawmakers and security experts […]

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