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Agreement Reached on North American Trade Deal

Agreement Reached on North American Trade Deal That led to a drawn-out ratification process in the United States, where the trade deal has been mixed up in Trump's ongoing impeachment drama and electoral politics heading into his 2020 re-election campaign. "Looking like very good Democrat support for USMCA ". "We're doing very well on USMCA", Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House Monday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Oil prices slip as weak China exports highlight trade war impact

Oil prices slip as weak China exports highlight trade war impact The two countries are working to get a Phase One trade deal signed ahead of a potential 15 percent tariff increase on Chinese imports that is scheduled to begin on December 15. Palm oil is affected by price movements in related oils as they compete for a share in the global vegetable oils market. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe .MIWD00000PUS gained 0.03%, while stocks on Wall Street trad... [Full Article...]

Lithuania's Nauseda welcomes Ukraine's ambition for seeking peace, criticizes Russian Federation

Lithuania's Nauseda welcomes Ukraine's ambition for seeking peace, criticizes Russian Federation Zelenskiy, a 41-year old comic actor with no previous political experience, was elected in a landslide in April on promises to end the fighting. The United States will be closely watching how the Ukrainian president fares against Putin as a scandal involving US President Donald Trump's handling of Ukrainian aid unfolds in Washington , according to Robert English, director of Central Europ... [Full Article...]

US Stock Markets: Tariff Rollback or New Tariffs - Something Has to Give

US Stock Markets: Tariff Rollback or New Tariffs - Something Has to Give Kudlow stated the 2 sides have talked almost day by day, however there are presently no plans for in-person talks or a signing ceremony between Trump and Chinese language President Xi Jinping. "The pressure for a deal is enormous simply because of the economic slowdown in both countries", said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy and chief economist at AMP Capital Investors in Sydney. [Full Article...]

Merkel expresses "deep shame" during visit to Auschwitz

Merkel expresses The excursion occurs before this 75th anniversary of camp's liberation from the Soviets on January 27, 1945, and also the 10th anniversary since the launching of this Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. Merkel is the third incumbent head of a German government to visit the site. "It's always a question of where you go when you want to do this kind of symbolic remembrance and Angela Merkel went seve... [Full Article...]

'Don't mess with me': Pelosi rejects question over whether she 'hates' Trump

'Don't mess with me': Pelosi rejects question over whether she 'hates' Trump Doug Collins, R-Calif., the panel's ranking member, for suggesting that she was a partisan who did not care about the "facts" of the case against President Donald Trump . A president who will not cooperate in an impeachment inquiry is putting himself above the law", he said . " Pamela Karlan , you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to ... [Full Article...]

Trump Will Meet With UK PM Boris Johnson at NATO Summit

Trump Will Meet With UK PM Boris Johnson at NATO Summit Johnson insisted the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting had been "extremely practical and extremely harmonious". The Labour Party leader wrote to the Prime Minister on Monday calling for him discontinue discussions until Mr Trump rules out United States companies gaining any access to public services in a post-Brexit deal. [Full Article...]

Trump side will not attend impeachment hearing

Trump side will not attend impeachment hearing Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y, had given the White House until 6 p.m. ET Sunday to inform the committee whether Trump or his lawyers would attend the hearing, where a panel of legal experts are set to discuss whether the president committed impeachable offenses. [Full Article...]

British PM Johnson to Trump: keep out of United Kingdom election

British PM Johnson to Trump: keep out of United Kingdom election But during an interview with LBC, Mr Johnson said it was "best... for neither side to be involved in the other's election campaigns". Boris Johnson has warned the USA president against giving him an endorsement ahead of the general election on 12 December. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump’s mention of Taliban cease-fire perplexes negotiators in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump’s mention of Taliban cease-fire perplexes negotiators in Afghanistan Word of his visit to Afghanistan came at around 2 p.m. ET on Thursday when journalists traveling with the president were authorized to provide reports about the visit. Trump greeted the crew of that plane and even stayed in the cockpit for takeoff, the pool report said . "It will probably work out that way", he said. [Full Article...]

Powerful Nor'Easter Could Smash New England Sunday Into Monday

Powerful Nor'Easter Could Smash New England Sunday Into Monday In Boston, precipitation - a mix of snow and rain - is forecast to start before noon Sunday and continue through Monday night, according to the service . Some sleet and freezing rain may also be possible for Sunday . A Winter Storm Warning remains posted for the Billings area and much of south-central and southeast Montana and north-central Wyoming through Saturday evening. [Full Article...]

Trump denies telling Giuliani to get Ukraine to investigate political foes

Trump denies telling Giuliani to get Ukraine to investigate political foes Giuliani", which " called for the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice to pay his firm $300,000". Lutsenko is no longer the country's chief prosecutor; he is now seen by many as part of the corrupt system that Ukraine's current president has vowed to reform. [Full Article...]

Strained Turkey-France Relationship Threatens Upcoming NATO Summit

Strained Turkey-France Relationship Threatens Upcoming NATO Summit Mevlut Cavusoglu was fast to reply, slamming Marcon for earlier conferences with Kurdish representatives. Turkey views a section of the group - the YPG - as terrorists . Macron set the ball rolling for a fractious gathering by describing the club in a November 7 interview with The Economist magazine as suffering from "brain death". [Full Article...]

Rain, snow cause Thanksgiving travel chaos as storms sweep across the nation

Rain, snow cause Thanksgiving travel chaos as storms sweep across the nation Angela Smith said the Oceanfront Lodge, a hotel she manages in Crescent City, in far Northern California , lost power briefly during rain and strong winds. Airport workers handed out blankets, baby formula and diapers, and restaurants stayed open longer than usual, she said. While the interstate did reopen, the people on the Kansas route were asked to stay off. [Full Article...]

Trump released Ukraine aid after learning whistleblower, NYT reports

Trump released Ukraine aid after learning whistleblower, NYT reports The talks occurred as Giuliani met with Lutsenko in NY in January and then in Warsaw in February while he was also gathering information from Lutsenko on two topics Giuliani believed could prove useful to Trump: the involvement of Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine, and allegations that Ukraine, not Russian Federation, had interfered in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

House Judiciary schedules first impeachment hearing, invites Trump

House Judiciary schedules first impeachment hearing, invites Trump Nadler requested that Trump RSVP by 6 p.m. December 1. "We expect to discuss the constitutional framework through which the House may analyze the evidence gathered in the present inquiry". "We're so close to an election". Even as investigators race to compile the report, Democrats aren't ruling out more testimony. New polling released earlier this month from the New York Times Upshot wit... [Full Article...]

Sheriff Says Nathaniel Berhow Used 'Ghost Gun' in Saugus High School Shooting

Sheriff Says Nathaniel Berhow Used 'Ghost Gun' in Saugus High School Shooting Authorities also found " silencers and body armor in what was described by authorities as an averted school shooting", NBC Los Angeles reported . The 13-year-old's alleged threats came to light when other students overheard him talking about gunning down his schoolmates, according to police. [Full Article...]

Bloomberg enters 2020 presidential race with a record ad blitz

Bloomberg enters 2020 presidential race with a record ad blitz Bloomberg would be the second billionaire to compete for the 2020 Democratic nomination, and is about 33 times richer with a net worth of $54 billion compared to Tom Steyer's $1.6 billion , according to Forbes . Warren and Sanders have cemented their positions in the top tier of candidates but also raised concerns in the party that moving too far left would ensure Trump's re-election. [Full Article...]

Trump thanks Qatar's efforts to free hostages in Afghanistan

Trump thanks Qatar's efforts to free hostages in Afghanistan Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Tuesday, "We see these developments as hopeful signs that the Afghan war, a bad and costly conflict that has lasted 40 years, may soon conclude through a political settlement". "He thanked the Prime Minister for Pakistan's support for the recovery of American hostage Kevin King and Australian hostage Timothy Weeks ", the PM Office statement ... [Full Article...]

Pelosi says evidence is clear: Trump used office for personal gain

Pelosi says evidence is clear: Trump used office for personal gain The hearings last Wednesday and Friday saw veteran USA diplomats support allegations that Trump pressured the Ukraine government to help him find political dirt on rival Democrats and former vice president Joe Biden, who could face Trump in next year's presidential reelection. [Full Article...]


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