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The United States just bombed Syria. It's the second time the US has waded into the country's seven-year conflict in response to a chemical weapons attack. The strikes come just six days after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons against locals outside Damascus, killing ...
The US attorney also questioned the Cohen team's grasp of the law in his own defense, noting that: "Not only is Cohen's reliance on the [United States' Attorney Manual] USAM misplaced, but he invokes the wrong section," which "applies to 'attorneys who are not suspects' of a criminal investigation" (p.13). US government

The U.S. Treasury Department's next foreign exchange report is due on April 15--so it should come out soon, maybe even tonight. ... unwarranted free pass as a result of its bilateral trade deficit with the United States (a deficit that likely reflects some tax arbitrage, as firms import into Singapore to re-export). US Treasury
President Trump launched strikes on Syria this evening, in a combined effort with France and the U.K. "My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar ...
Trump: These are crimes of a monster. See More. Timeline of the US precision strikes on Syria. CNN Tonight. Gen. Joseph Dunford addresses the nation after President Donald Trump announced US military action against Syria. Source: CNN · CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode ...

Beyond its role as the new Latin American power, Colombia is also a key trading partner for the United States. In an age where the U.S. government wants to increase exports, Colombia is a promising market as it is already the third-largest export market for the United States, after Mexico and Brazil.
Last month, Trump signaled to military leaders that he'd like the U.S. to leave Syria "very soon" -- but Friday night's order for "precision strikes" on targets associated with Syria's chemical weapons capabilities, as well as small pockets of ISIS fighters still inside Syria, point to a longer-term American ...
The synchronized global economic expansion rolls on, but with material changes from last year. Impending fiscal stimulus has boosted an already strong U.S. economy, and markets seem to be waking up to the return of U.S. inflation. All of this begs the question: Is the U.S. leaping ahead, or is the rest of ...
President Donald Trump wants to take another look at the huge Pacific trade deal that he yanked the United States out of last year -- but getting the world's largest economy back in would be tough. The 11 countries Trump left in the lurch when he withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership just days ...
The Czech Republic has extradited Russian national Yevgeniy Nikulin to the United States, where he's accused of several hacking attempts dating back to 2012. A US federal grand jury had indicted him in 2016 for breaking into DropBox, Formspring and LinkedIn. The latter breach potentially exposed the ...
Expected to draw about 700,000 visitors annually once it opens in 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army will feature more than 1,300 artifacts across the exhibit wing's eight galleries, which will delve into the Army's history from the colonial era and the Revolutionary War through the U.S.'s ...
Pre-Easter snowstorm to trigger travel difficulties in northern Plains, Upper Midwest · Weather News - March 30, 2018, 11:35:29 AM EDT. Cold, snowy and blustery conditions will sweep through the northern tier of the United States through the first part of Easter weekend. India March 30 ...
Earlier this month, speaking in Chile, Mnuchin said Washington would “definitely” be open to rejoining the pact — once all the administration's other trade deals were taken care of, and provided the trade accord could be rewritten to be more beneficial to the United States. (U.S. trade officials declined to say ...
HSBC has agreed to pay $100 million to end private U.S. litigation accusing it of conspiring to manipulate the Libor benchmark interest rate. Settlements with the OTC investors total $590 million so far, and include $120 million with Barclays, $130 million with Citigroup and $240 million with Deutsche Bank.
The phone is not much to look at. It has a 5-inch screen with a low, 480 x 854 resolution, big bezels, only 1GB of RAM, and a tiny 8GB of storage. But that's all to be expected: Android Go is designed for phones with this kind of limited hardware. It takes up less space, and it runs better than normal Android ...
Chinese initial public offerings in the U.S. accounted for about a fifth of U.S. IPO proceeds in the last three months, their best quarter by proceeds in three years, according to Renaissance Capital. Eight Chinese companies raised $3.3 billion in the first quarter, the most in three years, thanks primarily to a ...

Washington, D.C.'s famous fluffy cherry trees were gifts from Japan, brought to the United States by international food explorer David Fairchild, a man ... There he found his dream job with the U.S. government as a food explorer, traveling the world in search of new crops to introduce to the United States.
The photographer John Moore has focused on all aspects of undocumented immigration to the United States along its border with Mexico for the past decade. His access to immigrants during their journey, and to US federal agents tasked with deterring them, sets his pictures apart. Moore has photographed ...
“Even without the United States market, we'll be number one in the world,” Yu said earlier this week after unveiling its latest P20 and P20 Pro smartphones. Though Huawei might not need the US, it still wants to compete in the market. “We recognize we are not a known brand in the US and we need to build ...
ASEAN has also fostered the explosive growth of supply chains, both among its members and with outside powers, notably China, the United States, Japan and Europe. No one in 1967 thought much about supply chains. Trade was dominated by natural resources on the one hand (such as oil, copper and ...
The U.S. is currently in talks with Saudi Arabia concerning a nuclear energy programme, which Riyadh says is a means of diversifying its economy and freeing itself from a reliance on crude. An agreement for such nuclear cooperation with the U.S. is known as a 123 agreement, and as part of any such ...
In its latest earnings report, we learned that its sales grew five times faster than Blue Apron last year, and HelloFresh is gaining customers at a quicker clip. HelloFresh grew its U.S. revenue 90 percent last year to $678 million. Meanwhile, Blue Apron, which only operates in the U.S., saw its revenue rise 11 ...
So if they're truly spies and the United States knows it, why not expel them all? The answer, experts say, is that espionage, while murky, potentially distasteful and often illegal, is an accepted international practice. All countries spy and most if not all send spies overseas disguised as diplomats — including the U.S..
As of November 11, 1957, when the above map was made, anyone traveling to the United States on a Soviet passport was forbidden from visiting Long Island, much of Northern California, and nearly the entire east coast of Florida. In all, about a third of the country was off limits to citizens of the Soviet Union ...
Much commentary in the US has suggested that there is no way out of the dystopia that we've constructed for ourselves, short of deleting Facebook and turning away from Google. But that can be hard to do, so interconnected have Facebook and other platforms become with all sorts of internet services ...
The economic, social, and emotional tolls of these deaths are substantial, but some parts of the US are bearing heavier burdens than others. Evidence from the first national study of county-level differences suggests that addressing economic and social conditions will be key to reversing the rising tide of ...
In scenario 1, they imagined wind and solar installations that would be sufficient to supply 100% of the US electrical needs. In the second scenario, the installations would be over-designed; capable of providing 150% of the total U.S. electrical need. But the authors recognize that just because a solar panel ...
After 202 years in business, America's oldest gun manufacturer, Remington, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The filing by Remington Arms Company and its parent, Remington Outdoors, was disclosed late Sunday night on the website of the United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
The United States and China are acting tough over trade, but they're also busy talking to try to stop the situation spiraling out of control. President Donald Trump ramped up tensions last week by ordering tariffs on about $50 billion worth of Chinese goods just weeks after announcing of sanctions on steel ...
When the question was most recently asked in October 2017, there was a 25-percentage-point partisan gap: 63% of Democrats and just 38% of Republicans said they viewed “Russia's power and influence” as a major threat to the well-being of the U.S. Overall, 52% of Americans saw Russia's power and ...
President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, senior ... and Trump's congratulatory phone call in which he is reported to have failed to mention the London attack or Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
Where are the healthiest places in the United States live? It turns out most are located in Virginia and Colorado, according to a new ... is nearly six years higher than the national average. Below are the top 20 healthiest communities in the U.S., according to the new rankings: 1. Falls Church city, Virginia. 2.
There is simply too much I still genuinely don't understand about the United States. More importantly, I regularly find myself incapable of empathizing with the mindset of the U.S. defense and foreign policy establishment. For example, I still struggle to understand the broadly bipartisan mainstream support ...
President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA has stirred objections from many quarters. After 9/11, Haspel ran an illegal black site in Thailand where a man was tortured, and she later wrote a memo calling for the destruction of proof of such "enhanced interrogations." She has paid no price ...
1955: Inspired by his travel across the United States as a young Army officer and his time in Germany during World War II, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces plans for the modern Interstate system. 1956: The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed into law, establishing the Interstate Highway ...
It was the biggest gun control protest in a generation. Hundreds of rallies were staged across the US and beyond as marchers filled the streets calling for the implementation of tighter measures following the deadly mass shooting at a Florida school in February. That incident not only ignited the ...
WASHINGTON — Standing before vast crowds from Washington to Los Angeles to Parkland, Fla., the speakers — nearly all of them students, some still in elementary school — delivered an anguished and defiant message: They are “done hiding” from gun violence, and will “stop at nothing” to get ...
The majority of hospital closures are located in the southeast portion of the United States, as seen by NC RHRP's data. The reasons for rural hospital closures vary for every community but can include decreased demand for inpatient services, consolidation in the health-care space, and a state's decision of ...
On Wednesday, in a House Ways and Means Committee meeting about America's trade agenda, the United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, confirmed that he is indeed pursuing this provision, arguing that national food labeling policies are “protectionist.” But public health researchers and ...
A new CDC report says that, in 2017, there were 9,093 new cases of tuberculosis in the United States. Like most other infectious diseases, tuberculosis never "went away." It's still with us, but it's mostly under control in developed countries. Elsewhere, it's a different story. According to the World Health ...
We're seeing some modestly concerning movements in the credit markets. While they're certainly not at danger levels, we should keep an eye on them. The leading indicators are all moving higher. The coincidental numbers are strong. I'm in the final stages of working with the Seeking Alpha team on ...
China's response to President Donald Trump's tariffs was so swift that it was actually quite embarrassing for the United States, according to CNBC's Jim Cramer. Earlier Friday, China announced plans for reciprocal tariffs on 128 U.S. products, including pork, wine, fruit and steel. It came a day after Trump's ...
It means bunny of the United States, a job I am very proud of. CORNISH: That's the beginning of "Marlon Bundo's: A Day In The Life Of The Vice President." CHANG: Some of the book's proceeds go to charity for kids with cancer and to fight human trafficking. CORNISH: Bundo's owner, Charlotte Pence, ...
Throughout 70 years of nuclear diplomacy, the United States has employed the same tactic: first trying to prevent nuclear proliferation, and when those efforts failed, opting for cooperation over conflict. Accommodating new nuclear powers has allowed Washington to bring them into the U.S.-dominated ...
Donald Trump's choice for new national security adviser appears to match the US president's confrontational views on the rest of the world. "The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First" and "To Stop Iran's Bomb, Bomb Iran" are just two of the articles penned by John Bolton in leading US newspapers over ...
A cold war is being waged across the world's most advanced industries. And it just got a lot chillier. Recent tit-for-tat trade actions could deepen what has become a global contest for technological dominance between the United States and China, home to the planet's largest population of internet users and ...
Even Donald Trump is talking about crypto now—well, if you call the petro a cryptocurrency. Backstory: Last month, Venezuela issued its own crypto token, called the petro. It's supposed to be pegged to the price of the nation's oil, but some critics suggested that it was just a ploy to get around US-imposed ...
Going to business school is a rite of passage for many of the world's most powerful business people. But not all business schools are created equal. Some business schools launch graduates into high-paying careers and others can fall short of students' expectations. U.S. News & World Report analyzed ...
Meanwhile, the United States is still recovering from last year's devastating floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. The damage costs for these disasters is $306 billion dollars and counting. A bill that will mostly be footed by federal taxpayers. As the climate changes, catastrophic storms and major heatwaves and ...



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