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Construction costs increasing with tariff on Canadian softwood

Construction costs increasing with tariff on Canadian softwood He cited free trade in the North American auto sector as an example of how a typical vehicle part can cross the border up to six times before it ends up in a finished automobile. "The timing might be more tied in directly to the dairy issue, but this is an issue that's been raised many times before", Governor Walker said. The two countries were on a collision course over softwood lumber, which h... [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn under Pentagon investigation, warned about payments

WASHINGTON-The Pentagon's internal watchdog has opened an investigation into whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn violated the law by taking payments linked to foreign governments after leaving the military, according to a letter released by congressional Democrats. [Full Article...]

Suspended Alabama chief justice to announce future plans

Suspended Alabama chief justice to announce future plans Moore, who was the suspended Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, said he filed paperwork to resign that position. Age limits prevent Moore from seeking another position on the bench. In 2007, Stuart was one of four justices who dissented from a ruling allowing Alabama to give its driver's license test in multiple languages and joined another decision that year which struck down $3.5 billio... [Full Article...]

Conte: Chelsea have passed big psychological test but title race isn't over

Conte: Chelsea have passed big psychological test but title race isn't over They have a quick turnaround before a league game that gives them the chance to open a seven-point lead over Tottenham who play Crystal Palace 24 hours later. But manager Claude Puel, whose side remain on 40 points, drew encouragement from the moments of discomfort they caused Chelsea . "It was a better performance than against Manchester City [a 3-0 defeat in Southampton's previous match ]"... [Full Article...]

Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted The accomplishments came mostly through executive orders, such as withdrawing the USA from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. His 100th day in office will be Saturday, April 29. He simply responded with, "I don't know". On this, he delivered more than promised - not only starting the process of finding a new Supreme Court justice but winning Senate confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, who now si... [Full Article...]

Looking Back: Trump's First 100 Days

Looking Back: Trump's First 100 Days Let's hope that The Simpsons isn't about to make another ominous premonition. The video also imagines the president's daughter, Ivanka, taking Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat on the Supreme Court. Back home at the Simpson house, it's all a bit too much for Marge, who's popping Prozac pills as Grandpa is taken away by armed police. The real estate mogul seemed to be the right comedic fit at t... [Full Article...]

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Trump backs down on border wall funding If Congress can not agree to either a short stopgap funding bill or a longer-term one by midnight Friday, federal agencies will run out of money and likely have to abruptly lay off hundreds of thousands of federal government workers until an appropriations bill is enacted. [Full Article...]

Merkel warns United Kingdom not to approach Brexit talks with "illusions"

Merkel warns United Kingdom not to approach Brexit talks with Earlier, the German Chancellor put the EU on a potential collision course with the Prime Minister by claiming it made "no sense" to negotiate a future UK-EU relationship without first reaching agreement on the UK's financial commitment to the trading bloc. [Full Article...]

NYC firefighter's widow gets help to pay off mortgage

NYC firefighter's widow gets help to pay off mortgage Firefighter Tolley will always be a hero in my constant thoughts. "I am the older brother of my baby brother, Firefighter William Tolley, who gave his life yesterday doing what he loved to do, serving the community, working with his brothers - the unbelievable men standing behind me today", the elder Tolley said. [Full Article...]

United States official says North Korea's Kim 'must come to his senses'

When asked if he would support a pre-emptive military strike, King said it would hard to target North Korea's nuclear weaponry and even if a strike were to take place, North Korea could rebuild. Vice President Mike Pence, visiting South Korea last week, said that era is over. "It's sort of a friendship that doesn't really pay any dividends for China but it is one that they also can't jettison", sa... [Full Article...]

UK police arrest man with 'weapon' near Parliament

UK police arrest man with 'weapon' near Parliament Police said that as a result of the arrest, there is "no immediate known threat" to the public. David Wisniowski, who was working on a building site right next to the incident, told AFP he could see "three knives on the floor, one big one and two small". [Full Article...]

Indonesian prosecutors seek suspended jail term for Jakarta governor

After failing to secure the 50 per cent threshold required for a first round victory, incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (affectionately known as Ahok) and running mate Djarot Saiful Hidayat will once again go head to head against first round runner-up Anies Baswedan and running mate Sandiaga Uno. [Full Article...]

Ex-Congresswoman accused of living large on charity funds

Ex-Congresswoman accused of living large on charity funds Brown was indicted in July on 22 counts involving conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns and hiding income. Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's federal fraud and corruption trial is scheduled to begin in Jacksonville. Duva also brought up Von Alexander, who ran an organization in Jacksonville that Brown would also allegedly funnel money through. Delaney told the Times-Union h... [Full Article...]

Duterte says he won't raise sea feud win vs. China in summit

Duterte says he won't raise sea feud win vs. China in summit Last year, the Philippines won a legal battle against Beijing's vast maritime claims on the contested South China Sea, a crucial sea channel where trillion dollars' worth of trade passes yearly. Laos is an ally of China. While this week's summit will avoid contentious issues, it does highlight the tricky spot that Singapore, a supporter of the United States in the region, finds itself in. [Full Article...]

Iraq forces retake ancient town of Hatra from the Islamic State

Iraq forces retake ancient town of Hatra from the Islamic State The force's spokesman, Ahmed al-Asadi, said the operation is being conducted from three directions with aerial support from the Iraqi Air Force. Saadi said the fighting in Tenek was fierce and lasted a full week. IS has also destroyed priceless art and architecture in other cities during the group's de-facto control over broad swaths of Iraq and Syria. The jihadists see such destruction as a r... [Full Article...]

N. Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

Analysts said that the weapons on display raised new questions about North Korea's capacities going forward. Mr Trump has made clear that he intends to curb North Korean belligerence, and over recent days a U.S. "If they infringe on the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater", North Korea said through... [Full Article...]

Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

Member station KQED reported that the suit alleges the university "was discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students' rights to free speech". Coulter is not the only one accusing Berkeley of going against freedom of speech, despite being a center of the Free Speech Movement protests of the 1960s. [Full Article...]

Russian Intelligence Ship Sinks Off Turkey's Black Sea Coast

Russian Intelligence Ship Sinks Off Turkey's Black Sea Coast Turkish authorities dispatched a tugboat and three fast rescue vessels, it said. The incident is said to have been caused by heavy fog and low visibility. The Liman was built as a hydrographic survey vessel in the Gdansk shipyards in Poland in 1970 and later converted for military service in 1989, shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union. [Full Article...]

US commerce secretary eyes more trade moves

US commerce secretary eyes more trade moves At a meeting in the White House with the farmers, President Trump promised to open foreign markets to their products, but also used the same platform to protest against Canada's rejection cross border trade of dairy and lumber. Ross said the ongoing disputes highlight the need to get those negotiations quickly. Canada has successfully defended its policies in the past, but President Trump's Co... [Full Article...]

India, Armenia sign three agreements

India, Armenia sign three agreements India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan. We have had talks where mutual cooperation can be enhanced. These students add to the resources of Poland's distinguished universities and will act as bridgeheads for our future engagements. [Full Article...]


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