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People Backstop indispensable, Macron tells Johnson
Author: 0 Backstop indispensable, Macron tells Johnson

Speaking alongside Johnson in Berlin , the German Chancellor said it could take years to resolve the issue - then added "perhaps we can find this solution in the next 30 days". The backstop is created to protect the integrity of the European single market while ensuring that there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

People US approves US$3.3 bil sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan
Author: 0 US approves US$3.3 bil sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan

North Korea has threatened to resume long-range missile and nuclear tests if the US does not scrap annual joint war games with South Korea, which began earlier this month. The possibility of an additional submarine launched test later this year could be a complicating factor to the possibility of further USA and North Korean denuclearization talks.

People Facebook strengthens rules for political ads ahead of 2020 election
Author: 0 Facebook strengthens rules for political ads ahead of 2020 election

Facebook is tightening its rules around political advertising ahead of the 2020 us presidential elections , an acknowledgement of previous misuse. Larger organizations will have to show a tax number, a government website domain that matches an email ending in.gov or.mil, or a Federal Election Commission identification number.

People Global Markets Mixed on Uncertainty about US-China Trade War
Author: 0 Global Markets Mixed on Uncertainty about US-China Trade War

President Donald Trump in a letter to postpone all tariff hikes on Chinese imports scheduled this year, warning that it could hit shoppers with higher prices during the holiday season. "The most important thing is to create the necessary conditions for continuing negotiations". Liu, Xi's top economic adviser, said at a conference in southwestern Chongqing: "We are willing to resolve the issue through consultations and cooperation in a calm attitude and resolutely oppose the escalation ...

People Purdue Pharma in settlement talks over 2,000 lawsuits
Author: 0 Purdue Pharma in settlement talks over 2,000 lawsuits

Purdue Pharma , whose prescription painkiller OxyContin is blamed for much of the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, is facing thousands of state and federal lawsuits. They said the company's $7 billion in payments toward the settlement would come from a combination of sources, including insurance policies, cash, assets and Purdue's remaining product inventory.

People Afghan Taliban close to reaching deal with United States: spokesman
Author: 0 Afghan Taliban close to reaching deal with United States: spokesman

Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban's Qatar office spokesman, said in a tweet on Wednesday that efforts will be made to resolve final points of a peace accord with the USA "soon". The extremist group - which controls or contests 50% of the country - refuses to talk directly with the Afghan government until foreign troops leave .

People GOP Sen. Ron Johnson barred from entering Russian Federation
Author: 0 GOP Sen. Ron Johnson barred from entering Russian Federation

Johnson said , "Unfortunately, Russian officials continue to play diplomatic games with this honest effort and have denied me entrance to Russia ". The Republican is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation .

People Charges: Suspect flew to Mexico after killing parents
Author: 0 Charges: Suspect flew to Mexico after killing parents

His parents, retired National Football League player Barry Bennett , 63, and his wife Carol Bennett , 66, were found dead in their home this week from gunshot wounds. On Wednesday, the Todd County Sheriff's Office had received a 911 call about a man found dead at a rural Long Prairie home. Investigators said Carol Bennett's credit and debit cards were used in Wisconsin, Illinois and OH, and that Dylan Bennett allegedly withdrew "a large sum of cash" from his parents' Long Prairie ...

People United States and Japan Strike Trade Deal
Author: 0 United States and Japan Strike Trade Deal

Japanese media have reported that the us and Japan have agreed on a broad framework of a deal that will keep usa tariffs on Japanese cars in place while lowering tariffs to us beef and pork sales to Japan. "Japan and the US have negotiated based on the joint statement last September", Suga instructed a information convention in Tokyo. The deal will primarily benefit American farmers.

People Opioid crisis: Johnson & Johnson hit by landmark ruling
Author: 0 Opioid crisis: Johnson & Johnson hit by landmark ruling

Because some expected J&J to face as much as $2 billion in damages in the Oklahoma case, "the market will extrapolate this as a positive to the other opioid-related stocks", Wells Fargo analyst David Maris wrote in a note to investors. Opioids were involved in nearly 400,000 overdose deaths from 1999 to 2017, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Some plaintiffs' lawyers have compared the opioid cases to litigation by states against the tobacco industry that led ...

People Harvey Weinstein faces new assault charges; trial delayed to 2020
Author: 0 Harvey Weinstein faces new assault charges; trial delayed to 2020

Earlier this month, Burke blocked prosecutors' attempt to include an allegation that Weinstein had committed rape in 1993 to the current criminal case, noting that evidence had not been presented to the grand jury that indicted Weinstein on charges of predatory sexual assault and rape past year.

People G7 leaders talk climate, trade and Iran
Author: 0 G7 leaders talk climate, trade and Iran

But Macron said that first a solution must be found for Ukraine, where in addition to the annexation of Crimea, pro-Moscow separatists declared unrecognised breakaway statelets in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk. In breaks in the negotiations, they have been treated to the best of the Basque region's cuisine, prepared by top local chefs and kitchen staff from the Élysée Palace.Below the pleasantly gilded surface, however, there has been an undercurrent of bitterness and anxiety at ...

People Freak Elevator Accident: What Caused the Mishap That Killed an NYC Man?
Author: 0 Freak Elevator Accident: What Caused the Mishap That Killed an NYC Man?

Waisbren's father, Dr. Charles Waisbren told NBC New York in a phone interview that the accident illustrates a disregard for safety. The victim "was sort of stuck between the first floor and basement", Mr Arpaia said, adding "some people were still left down in the vehicle after it moved down in the basement".

People Iran denies its Syria positions hit by Israeli strikes
Author: 0 Iran denies its Syria positions hit by Israeli strikes

Airport with drones & explosives, and continued to an Iranian base in Syria to prepares for an attack on israel. On Sunday evening, another drone strike hit an Iran-backed paramilitary force in Iraq, killing one commander and wounding another, members of the group said.

People Pope Francis calls for worldwide action on Amazon wildfires
Author: 0 Pope Francis calls for worldwide action on Amazon wildfires

He said military personnel will strictly monitor farmers. Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro authorized 30 military police to be sent to Porto Velho to assist in fighting the fires. Pope Francis added his voice to the chorus of concern, warning that the "lung of forest is vital for our planet". Days earlier, he had accused non-government organizations of igniting the blazes after their funding was cut.

People Trump says U.S. and China to resume trade talks
Author: 0 Trump says U.S. and China to resume trade talks

The yuan breached the key 7.0 threshold against the dollar earlier in August, just days after the USA announced its plans to impose tariffs next month on Chinese imports. The Yuan has weakened to a new 11-year low, despite the People's Bank of China setting the USDCNY daily reference rate at a fairly stable level of 7.057, indicating that Yuan stability remains a key objective.

People Tour Championship: Irishman injured in lightning strike
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Rory McIlroy was delighted to join Tiger Woods as the only two-time winners of the FedEx Cup after his victory at the Tour Championship on Sunday. The confidence gained from playing his best on a big stage and beating nemesis Brooks Koepka can only help his self-belief after a disappointing final round when paired with Tiger Woods at the same event previous year.

People United States policeman ‘lied about being shot in shoulder’
Author: 0 United States policeman ‘lied about being shot in shoulder’

Reinosa, 21, had claimed to have been shot from a fourth-floor window of an apartment building across the street from the sheriff's station in Lancaster, a city located about 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles . Although it soon became clear that the deputy's story did not add up, investigators couldn't jump to conclusions, the sheriff added. The investigation is ongoing, and could result in charges against Reinosa.

People Hong Kong police confirm warning shot fired and 36 arrested
Author: 0 Hong Kong police confirm warning shot fired and 36 arrested

Major Hong Kong businesses have come under pressure over staff support for the protests, most notably airline Cathay Pacific and the city metro system - the MTR - which has been accused of ferrying demonstrators to rally sites. The march in Hong Kong's New Territories started near the Kwai Fong rail station, which has become a focal point of protesters after police used tear gas in the station earlier this month.

People Trump paints picture of unity at prickly G7 summit
Author: 0 Trump paints picture of unity at prickly G7 summit

Mr Zarif was himself singled out for USA sanctions last month, with United States officials accusing him of implementing "the reckless agenda" of Iran's leader. Robert Malley, head of the International Crisis Group, a think-tank, said that it was a sign that Trump had given "some positive response" to Macron's proposals for a deal.

People NY elevator passenger dies, trapped between vehicle and shaft
Author: 0 NY elevator passenger dies, trapped between vehicle and shaft

Crews attempted to take pieces of the elevator apart as the man remained trapped against the wall of the elevator shaft right between the first floor and the basement, according to NBC New York . It wasn't immediately clear whether the man who died Thursday was riding the flawed elevator. The elevator accident was captured on camera by the building's surveillance system.

People Trump Says He's Had Second Thoughts on China Trade War Moves
Author: 0 Trump Says He's Had Second Thoughts on China Trade War Moves

The departure came within a minute of a tweet sent out by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirming he had met with French President Emmanuel Macron . I think we will accomplish a lot this weekend", Trump said on Twitter, praising his "special relationship" with Macron . Indeed, Johnson said he would tell Trump to pull back from a trade war that is already destabilizing economic growth around the world.

People China warns United States to end 'wrong' trade actions — International Business
Author: 0 China warns United States to end 'wrong' trade actions — International Business

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, also pointed out on Saturday that Trump's trade policies could have serious economic repercussions for the world. The law grants the president powers to regulate global trade in the face of an "unusual and extraordinary threat" from overseas to USA foreign policy, national security or the economy.

People Helicopter, small plane crash in Spain’s Mallorca; 5 dead
Author: 0 Helicopter, small plane crash in Spain’s Mallorca; 5 dead

A source told The Daily Mail: "It was the dead man's 43rd birthday and the two families had arranged for two helicopters to pick them up, one for one family and one for the other". Police said the two aircraft crashed into a field. The President of the Balearic Islands Francina Armengol expressed her "worry and emotion" over the accident, saying that "our thoughts are with the victims".

People Putin, Erdogan Agree to 'Activate' Cooperation on Idlib
Author: 0 Putin, Erdogan Agree to 'Activate' Cooperation on Idlib

Also on Friday Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu denied the observation post in Morek had been surrounded and vowed that his country's troops would not withdraw from the position. The Turkish presidency on Friday said regime attacks in Idlib have led to a "grave humanitarian crisis ". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to make a one-day official visit to Moscow on August 27 for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin .

People Iranian Foreign Ministry blacklists U.S.-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Author: 0 Iranian Foreign Ministry blacklists U.S.-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies

The U.S. has issued a warrant for the seizure of the tanker, claiming it's linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, which the Trump administration designated as a foreign terrorist organization in April. Iran continues to hold the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which it seized in a commando-style raid on July 19 after the taking of the Adrian Darya.

People Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh To Challenge Trump In 2020 GOP Primary
Author: 0 Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh To Challenge Trump In 2020 GOP Primary

The former IL congressman-turned-radio host was once a fervent Trump supporter who's become a fierce critic of the president. A recent AP poll found that almost eight in 10 Republicans approve of his overall job performance, while only 20% disapprove.

Author: 0 Israel attacks Lebanon's Hezbollah, as part of its expanding anti-Iran campaign

In recent days, USA officials have said that Israeli strikes have also hit Iranian targets in Iraq, in what would be a significant expansion of Israel's campaign targeting Iranian military entrenchment in the region. Israel's military declined to comment on the reports. PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed his military's "major operational effort". A spokesman for Lebanon's Hezbollah says two Israeli drones crashed in Beirut without the militant group firing on them.

People U.S. eyes Greenland consulate amid increased interest
Author: 0 U.S. eyes Greenland consulate amid increased interest

The US Department of State said in a letter to the US Congress that re-establishing a consulate in Nuuk is part of a broader plan to increase the US presence in the arctic . The US, Russia, China and others are showing their interests. Thumbs up Mette! Frederiksen, who only just recently assumed the PM reins, was also praised by her political opposition in Denmark, with even former PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen applauding how she tackled the situation.

People NASA investigating first alleged crime in space
Author: 0 NASA investigating first alleged crime in space

Worden maintains the accusation was inline with an effort to gain custody of her son. Worden has the bank records to prove that McClain did so, and the astronaut is not denying it. McClain has since returned to Earth. According to the report, Worden says she resisted McClain's attempt to have parenting rights over him. "Lt Col.

People Hong Kong Protests: Police And Demonstrators Clash, Ending Stretch Of Calm
Author: 0 Hong Kong Protests: Police And Demonstrators Clash, Ending Stretch Of Calm

In an unprecedented move, train operator MTR Corporation was granted an interim injunction to suspend services on the Kwun Tong line and close some stations, ahead of a protest march yesterday. Asked why Kwun Tong had been chosen as a place to pilot the scheme, Nick said he believed it was because the area has an older demographic who may not be as informed about technology as young people.

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