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Reynolds: modernize NAFTA, not withdraw Reynolds: modernize NAFTA, not withdraw
- March 06, 2018

The administration is proposing solutions to rein in US exports in hope to lessen the $500 billion trade deficit, which has risen to its highest level in nine years. "The impact that that would have on our state. would be devastating". "Our farmers are the first target", said Reynolds. "So again, it's about finding balance, and it's about eliminating the uncertainty that comments like that have-especially on agricultural states like Iowa". (more...)
A global trade war's costs, consequences
- March 06, 2018

President Trump signaled his willingness to wage a trade war by cranking up the volume Saturday on his attacks against European trading partners who threatened to retaliate over his plan to increase steel and aluminum tariffs. national security. "We urge the European Commission and EU Member States to implement without further delay actions to protect our industrial interests, in line with global trade rules". (more...)
China boosts defence spending to $175 bn, three times that of India's China boosts defence spending to $175 bn, three times that of India's
- March 06, 2018

State Council research office director Huang Shouhong, who was in charge of drafting the government work report, said part of the defence budget would be used to retrain and compensate the laid-off military personnel. China's military build-up has unnerved its neighbours, particularly because of its increasing assertiveness in territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas and over Taiwan, a self-ruled territory Beijing claims as its own. (more...)
Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after being exposed to 'unknown substance' Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after being exposed to 'unknown substance'
- March 06, 2018

A restaurant in Salisbury city centre has been shut down by police as they continue to investigate a major incident which left two people critically ill in hospital on Sunday evening. Both were in intensive care, it said. Freya Church, who saw the couple on the bench, told the BBC they "looked so out of it". Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Craig Holden said the incident is not being treated as a terrorism incident and urged people not to speculate. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars monologue takes aim at Trump, Pence and Harvey Weinstein Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars monologue takes aim at Trump, Pence and Harvey Weinstein
- March 06, 2018

Here are the biggest 2018 Oscars snubs and surprises of the night. Christopher Nolan's war epic Dunkirk and Paul Thomas Anderson's dark romance Phantom Thread took a clutch of technical awards. Although he denied the accusations, enough Oscar voters apparently chose to ignore his name. The less said about this odd moving picture memento mori, the better. (more...)
President Trump's Video Game Violence Meeting Set for Thursday President Trump's Video Game Violence Meeting Set for Thursday
- March 06, 2018

After a little back and forth , it appears that things are all set for the meeting between Trump and video game industry leaders to take place. Trump, though, doesn't seem aware that the body exists, suggesting at a meeting with shooting survivors last month that video games should be subject to a "ratings system". (more...)
Early voting shows Democratic turnout up 80 percent in Grayson County Early voting shows Democratic turnout up 80 percent in Grayson County
- March 06, 2018

In all, 12,242 voters got to the polls early, this primary season. On the GOP side, Ryan foundthat first-time primary voters only made up about 11 percent of the early vote share, which is a dip from the 2014 midterm primaries. In 2014, which was the last comparable election, 500 Democrats had cast a ballot at this point in the election. And 2 percent of the GOP early vote was by crossover Democrats. (more...)
Sereno's camp urges SC to dismiss quo warranto petition outright Sereno's camp urges SC to dismiss quo warranto petition outright
- March 06, 2018

The bishop called on Filipino evangelicals in Manila to join the march to the House of Representatives to "show our support for Chief Justice Sereno and for our country's democracy". "We continue to stand with the chief justice", said the prelate. Carpio explained that their consensus was in line with concerns and questions about "how best to insulate the Supreme Court from trial and political moves". (more...)
China announces 1.11 trillion yuan military budget for 2018 China announces 1.11 trillion yuan military budget for 2018
- March 06, 2018

The International Monetary Fund in January raised its forecast for China's GDP growth from 6.5 percent to 6.6 percent amid an upbeat outlook for the global recovery. The Chinese government set a fiscal deficit target of 2.6% of the gross domestic product, according to Li's report. Defence spending has, according to a government official, been increased to make up for past shortcomings. (more...)
NCAA weighs increasing touchbacks on kickoffs NCAA weighs increasing touchbacks on kickoffs
- March 06, 2018

This is the only proposed change to kickoffs for the 2018 season. The committee also changed the starting position on touchbacks that year so that the receiving team started its drive on the 25-yard line instead of the 20. "In discussions with the college football community, the committee's goal is to identify ways to keep the game moving and reducing as much as possible the down time in the stadium", Steve Shaw, the secretary-rules editor, said in a statement. (more...)
China defends defence spending rise as low, proportional China defends defence spending rise as low, proportional
- March 06, 2018

The government will also spread the use of practices developed in existing free trade zones all over the country, and explore opening free trade ports, he said. China spent US$151 billion on the PLA past year, the second largest defence budget in the world but still four times less than the US$603 billion USA outlay, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a London-based think-tank. (more...)
China to scrap cap on presidential, vice presidential terms today China to scrap cap on presidential, vice presidential terms today
- March 06, 2018

This is the third year that the country has set a single-digit pace for its military expenditure growth, a spokesman of the National People's Congress said, as China's parliament commenced its week-long annual assembly on Monday. "China should take global concerns seriously, increase its defense budget's transparency and give up its targeted military deployment towards Taiwan in order to avoid an escalation of regional tension", it said. (more...)
Man arrested in sex assault of girl in her Mississauga bedroom Man arrested in sex assault of girl in her Mississauga bedroom
- March 06, 2018

Monday after receiving reports of shots fired. The girl told police that she was at her tutor's home on February 28 when she was sexually assaulted. The girl, whose age was not released, was taken to a Toronto hospital for assessment. On Sunday, police arrested Marcin Gozdzik, 35. He was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference as well as break and enter. (more...)
How did Kushner get where he got in first place? How did Kushner get where he got in first place?
- March 06, 2018

Speaking of Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, Maher ranted, " He lost his top security clearance , there's an Archie Bunker-Meathead thing going on with General Kelly , and, oh, it turns out that every inexplicable f-ked up thing that's happened in the previous year is really because Jared's trying to get $1.2 million to pay for a building he shouldn't have bought". (more...)
Misa Bharti responds to ED, to appear before Delhi court today Misa Bharti responds to ED, to appear before Delhi court today
- March 06, 2018

Both Misa and her husband have been asked to file a bail bond of Rs 2 lakh each by the court. The ED opposed the bail plea, saying the accused indulged in a "very serious" economic offence. The ED said the purchase was made with Rs 1.2 crore that was laundered through shell companies during 2008-09. The agency, in its chargesheet filed against the couple in December, had said they were "party and actively connected with proceeds of crime including its concealment, possession, acquisition or ... (more...)
Nor'easter may lead to flooding on Sunday warns NWS Nor'easter may lead to flooding on Sunday warns NWS
- March 06, 2018

More than 100,000 utility customers in Pennsylvania are still without power following a destructive nor'easter last week - with another storm potentially on the horizon. Delays are also being reported. The region's major airports were operating at near normal capacity. One man in new Jersey died because of contact with a dangling power line. (more...)
Trump's trade tariffs: Long on rhetoric, short on impact? Trump's trade tariffs: Long on rhetoric, short on impact?
- March 06, 2018

The president's decision caught the Nafta negotiators off guard, and his intervention may complicate a process that had already been yielding little progress on the most contentious issues. And you'll have protection for a long time in a while. These blanket tariffs are the most comprehensive of the recommendations by the U.S. Commerce Department, compared to the targeted levies and quotas against specific countries that were overruled by an instinctively protectionist President. (more...)
Italy elections: Will Five Star look left or right? Italy elections: Will Five Star look left or right?
- March 06, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron drew attention to the stress in Italy of receiving hundreds of thousands of migrants from Northern Africa and the Middle East in recent years: "Today Italy has undoubtedly suffered from the pressure it has been living under for months and months, including a context of strong migratory pressure". (more...)
GUN CONTROL: Trump wants 'to have it both ways', Democratic senator says GUN CONTROL: Trump wants 'to have it both ways', Democratic senator says
- March 06, 2018

President Donald Trump's way of conducting government business was described by a high-ranking Republican as similar to that of a "pinball machine", albeit a somewhat effective one, on nearly any issue that has come across his desk in his first year in office. (more...)
China raises 2018 military budget by 8.1 percent China raises 2018 military budget by 8.1 percent
- March 06, 2018

The event has always been more about style than substance, as delegates dutifully applaud and approve policies laid out by the Communist Party elite, and analysts read between the lines of the Marxist-Leninist rhetoric for insights into what China's secretive core leadership really thinks. (more...)
Judge, police help oust Trump Hotels from Panama property Judge, police help oust Trump Hotels from Panama property
- March 06, 2018

Mr Fintiklis and other owners tried to fire Mr Trump's company previous year, but the Trump Organisation had refused to surrender physical possession of the hotel. "To be clear, Trump Hotels is highly confident that it will prevail in these proceedings", the company said in a statement released this week. While Trump staffed up with additional security - stationing guards at the hotel's administrative offices for more than one week - the fight for physical control of the hotel ended quietly ... (more...)
Kansas student arrested with gun at school Kansas student arrested with gun at school
- March 06, 2018

The event (s) must not disrupt the classroom or interfere with school operations. "Please be advised that the Needville ISD will not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness!" Ramadan says she believes policies that have been discussed on the federal level - like arming teachers - would make things worse. (more...)
Barclays Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for Greencore Group (GNC)
- March 06, 2018

They now have a GBX 250.00 TP on Greencore Group (LON: GNC ). The target price by Berenberg Bank would suggest a potential upside of 20.40 % from the company's current price. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, February 16. Finally, Liberum Capital reissued a "sell" rating and set a GBX 100 ($1.38) price objective on shares of Serco Group in a report on Monday, November 20th. (more...)
Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Total Over $600 Million Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Total Over $600 Million
- March 06, 2018

Two multi-state lottery jackpots add up to more than $300 million this week. After almost six months, a Mega Millions ticket worth $3 million was presented to the Virginia Lottery just days before the prize was set to expire. For complete information on claiming prizes, visit sceducationlottery.com . Proceeds from every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery are returned to the state in the form of funding for education, prizes, retailer commissions and payment to ... (more...)
PM's Pacific Island trip becomes a family reunion PM's Pacific Island trip becomes a family reunion
- March 06, 2018

Ardern's father, Ross, has been New Zealand's High Commissioner there since 2013, and before that was Niue's police commissioner from 2005 to 2009. In a traditional ceremony and prayer today, she was welcomed as a "daughter of Niue". "We're anxious about the well-being of the Pacific as partners and as friends". Niue Premier Toke Talagi said his country's tourism sector had already improved markedly as a result of New Zealand funding, and wanted more investment of funds to boost the economy. (more...)
Brexit: Sinn Fein to send delegation for meeting with European Union chief
- March 06, 2018

A deal needs to be struck by the fall so European parliaments can sign off on it before Brexit day. Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald last night said Mrs May's intention to leave the customs union and single market contradicts her claim not to want to undermine the Good Friday Agreement. (more...)
ME coast braces for flooding as high tide and powerful storm converge ME coast braces for flooding as high tide and powerful storm converge
- March 06, 2018

East Coast in two months. MA emergency officials warn of a "potentially life threatening situation" and the NWS water-level forecast shows a record 15.4 ft of water could flood Boston Harbor. A citywide flood watch has been issued as a nor'easter heads toward the city, expected to make Friday a complete washout, with flooding expected in parts of the city. (more...)
'Porsche Could Develop Flying Cars In Future' 'Porsche Could Develop Flying Cars In Future'
- March 06, 2018

Porsche , you'll recall, is part of the broader VW Group array of brands. Perhaps most notable in this regard are: Volocopter (which Daimler is backing); and Terrafugia ( which Geely is backing ). Just recently the company was reported to be testing blockchain applications in its cars and now the company's sales Chief Detlev von Platen has recently talked about the idea of creating flying passenger vehicles to serve as taxis in busy urban areas. (more...)
Messi gem lifts Barca eight points clear of Atletico Messi gem lifts Barca eight points clear of Atletico
- March 06, 2018

It was Messi's third goal from a direct free kick in as many matches and brought up fresh milestone for the Argentine attacker. Without the ball, Atletico failed to press with intent and looked lethargic at times to close down the gaps for the Barcelona players to operate. (more...)
AP NewsBreak: Miss. Sen. Thad Cochran resigning April 1 AP NewsBreak: Miss. Sen. Thad Cochran resigning April 1
- March 06, 2018

Cochran led the Appropriations Committee in 2005-06, channeling money to MS and other Gulf Coast states for Hurricane Katrina recovery after the 2005 storm, and regained the committee chairmanship in January 2015, when the GOP again took control of the Senate . (more...)

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