Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $ 50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world’s two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind. Trump laid out a list of more than […]

Why do liberals support ‘madman’ Trump’s Syria strikes? RT’s Lee Camp marvels at ‘resistance’ logic

Why do liberals support ‘madman’ Trump’s Syria strikes? RT’s Lee Camp marvels at ‘resistance’ logic

Liberals and pundits begging Donald Trump to drop more bombs on Syria – even as they paint the president as a “madman” – is nothing short of insane, independent journalist Rania Khalek told Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp. During her discussion with Camp, Khalek, who has reported from Syria, marveled at the cognitive dissonance recently on […]

Trump wanted to bomb Russian & Iranian targets amid Syria strikes – report

Trump wanted to bomb Russian & Iranian targets amid Syria strikes – report

President Donald Trump reportedly favored bombing Russian and Iranian targets in Syria, before Pentagon chief James Mattis talked the US leader out of it. Trump discussed three military options for Syria last week with his revamped national security team, led by Bush-era hawk John Bolton, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar […]

Syria air strikes: Trump hails 'perfect' mission

Syria air strikes: Trump hails 'perfect' mission

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has hailed an overnight military strike on Syria as “perfectly executed”, adding: “Mission Accomplished”. The US, UK and France bombed three government sites, targeting what they said were chemical weapons facilities. The strikes were in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack on the […]

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

Sydney: A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of an island of the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, officials said, but the tremor posed no tsunami threat to the region.  There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which was centered in a much more […]

Syria war: Shelling and strikes despite Eastern Ghouta 'pause'

Syria war: Shelling and strikes despite Eastern Ghouta 'pause'

Fighting continued in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area in Syria during the first daily five-hour “pause” ordered by the government’s ally Russia. Activists said there were government air and artillery strikes, while Russia said rebels shelled a “humanitarian corridor” meant to let civilians leave. As a result, there were no UN aid deliveries or medical […]

Big apple strikes again as S&P, Djia ensure correction

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks plunged anew on Thursday in another trading session with big swings, as equities remained in a tug-of-war with bond yields, volatility remained high, and investors failed to see a bottom of the market ahead. The benchmark S&P 500 and the Dow industrials confirmed they were in correction territory, both […]

At least 800 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report

At least 800 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report

BAGHDAD: At least 800 civilians have been killed in strikes in Iraq and Syria by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State since the campaign began in 2014, according to a report released by the coalition on Thursday. The estimate in the monthly report, which said coalition strikes had unintentionally killed at least 801 civilians between […]

We all get poorer every time a climate disaster strikes

We all get poorer every time a climate disaster strikes

No cheap fixZUMAPRESS.com / MEGA IT IS hard to keep up. First, Hurricane Harvey deluged Houston, then Irma left a trail of destruction through the Caribbean and Florida, followed by Maria. All the while, wildfires have been raging in California and elsewhere. Things got even more extraordinary when Ophelia turned into a major hurricane further […]