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European Union says no 'immediate' clarity from United States on trade tariffs

European Union says no 'immediate' clarity from United States on trade tariffs But he exempted Canada and Mexico and held out the possibility of excluding other allies. She said there is no immediate clarity on the exact United States procedure for exemption of Europe. But Trump has shown he wants more. "NATO related issues and trade are completely separate issues", European Commission official Jyrki Katainen told reporters. [Full Article...]

15 security personnel killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

15 security personnel killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan He said three other security forces are missing and more than 30 insurgents were killed in the battle. Dawlat Waziri declared the attack, however, he only admitted the death of four troopers as another two were injured. United States and Afghan officials say the Taliban have been under increasingly heavy pressure from air strikes and army operations but the insurgents have repeatedly demonstrate... [Full Article...]

European Union still in the dark over Trump's tariffs after meeting United States representative

European Union still in the dark over Trump's tariffs after meeting United States representative Trump tweeted that he spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying they are "discussing opening up Japan to much better trade with the U.S. now have a massive $100 Billion Trade Deficit". Saturday's meeting had been previously planned but took on greater importance because of Trump's announcement of a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports to "protect nation... [Full Article...]

China says U.S. tariffs 'a serious attack' on global trade system

China says U.S. tariffs 'a serious attack' on global trade system China accounts for only a small fraction of USA steel imports, but its massive industrial expansion has helped create a global glut of steel that has driven down prices. "We can think of no one who can fill this seat that will give Wall Street as much comfort as Cohn - particularly with the protectionists on the rise and tariffs top of the agenda". [Full Article...]

Hope Hicks reportedly told House Intelligence Committee that her email was hacked

Hope Hicks reportedly told House Intelligence Committee that her email was hacked Newly-resigned White House communications director Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee last week that two of her email addresses had been hacked . The report raises questions about who compromised her account and what they might have obtained. During her testimony to the House panel, Hicks told lawmakers her work for President Trump occasionally required her to tell "white ... [Full Article...]

China's Xi Wins Constitutional Backing for New Strongman Era

China's Xi Wins Constitutional Backing for New Strongman Era With a visibly relaxed Xi watching on and nearly unilateral support across the legislative body for unlimited term limits, the President crowned decades of work in a single afternoon. The two-term limit on the presidency was introduced by Deng Xiaoping in 1982. Despite the prospect of official retaliation, a number of prominent Chinese figures have also publicly protested against the move. [Full Article...]

Gary Cohn Is a 'Globalist' But I Like Him Anyway

Gary Cohn Is a 'Globalist' But I Like Him Anyway Top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, a Wall Street banker who opposes hefty steel and aluminum tariffs planned by U.S. President Donald Trump , announced on Tuesday that he was resigning. One of the few policies on which Trump has been consistent, both as a candidate and as president, has been his "America First" trade views. Without Mr. [Full Article...]

Trump meets video-game industry in wake of Florida shooting

Trump meets video-game industry in wake of Florida shooting The suggestions are not limited to video games and even expanded to movies and television shows as well. "The conversation centered on whether violent video games, including games that graphically simulate killing, desensitize our community to violence ". [Full Article...]

Shoe hurled at former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore

Shoe hurled at former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore As soon as he reached the dais to address the gathering, a former seminary student threw a shoe which hit the Sharif on his chest. However, Sharif delivered a brief speech before leaving the event. The Supreme Court restrained Nawaz last month from heading PML-N on the grounds that a disqualified person can not lead a political party. The former prime minister addressed the crowd later on. [Full Article...]

Saudi Crown Prince talks anti-terror efforts with UK Defense Secretary

Saudi Crown Prince talks anti-terror efforts with UK Defense Secretary The deal for the Typhoon fighters has become bogged down in negotiations over where production of the jet will take place, with Saudi Arabia keen to have some parts of the process on Saudi soil. At King Khalid International Airport, the Crown Prince was received by Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulrahman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy emir of Riyadh region. [Full Article...]

Trump Hosts White House Meeting on Video Game Violence

Trump Hosts White House Meeting on Video Game Violence Attendees at the meeting told The Washington Post that Trump said "we have to do something about maybe what they're seeing and how they're seeing it". By making clear that he was actually aiming at broad trade concerns, Trump may have left the tariffs vulnerable to a challenge at the World Trade Organization. [Full Article...]

Rabada charged for Steve Smith send-off

Rabada charged for Steve Smith send-off There have been calls on social media for spectators to wear the masks following a row between Warner and South Africa's Quinton de Kock during the first Test , which Warner blamed was sparked when De Kock insulted his wife. There was then contact by shoulders. Rabada faces a two-test ban if found guilty of deliberately making physical contact with Smith, which would rule South Africa's bes... [Full Article...]

Raytheon (RTN) Holdings Increased by Timber Hill LLC

Efg Asset Management Americas Corp who had been investing in Raytheon Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $61.97B market cap company. Beach Management Lc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 8,210 shares. Shell Asset invested in 46,845 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein lifted their price objective on Raytheon from $231.00 to $255.00 and gave the company an "ou... [Full Article...]

What you need to know before tomorrow's storm — Cyclone Hola

What you need to know before tomorrow's storm — Cyclone Hola The strongest winds were expected in the Bay of Plenty, Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Gisborne and a strong wind warning was in force for these areas. Heavy sea swell is also expected over the eastern coastline from Northland through to Gisborne on Monday. Chief network officer Andre Botha said tree branches coming into contact with lines, and cars colliding with power poles in t... [Full Article...]

Japan trade minister calls for calm heads over U.S. tariffs

Japan trade minister calls for calm heads over U.S. tariffs President Donald Trump's announcement of import tariffs, and the prospect of retaliation by other countries, is prompting some fund managers to pare their holdings of USA stocks and look for opportunities overseas. The United States bought just 1.1 percent of China's steel exports a year ago compared with 12 percent for South Korea and 5 percent for Japan, according to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Virtus Fund Advisers LLC Lowers Position in Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD)

PXD reported a change of -0.87% over the last week and performed -3.60% over the last month while its year to date (YTD) performance revealed an activity trend of -2.99%. Elm Advsrs Limited Company reported 1.54% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1. Since October 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $26.38 million activity. [Full Article...]

Trump, Turnbull working on steel tariff exemption agreement

Trump, Turnbull working on steel tariff exemption agreement Japan, the United States' top economic and military ally in Asia, was next in line. The video was released after Mr Trump held a roundtable with video game industry executives, Republican members of Congress, conservative activist Brent Bozell and founder of the Media Research Center and anti-media pressure groups and advocates, on Thursday (US time). [Full Article...]

Delhi HC directs EC to allot "pressure cooker" symbol to TTV Dhinakaran

Delhi HC directs EC to allot Dhinakaran. Justice Rekha Palli asked the poll panel to pass an appropriate order allotting the symbol and name, as chosen by the Dhinakaran-V K Sasikala faction, within three weeks after giving them a hearing. Mr. Dhinakaran sought a suitable name and the pressure cooker symbol for his faction. The "hat" symbol was given to the Sasikala-Dhinakaran group by the EC in March 2017 after it froze ... [Full Article...]

Police investigating death of 22-year-old Binghamton University student

Police investigating death of 22-year-old Binghamton University student Police investigated the case as a "suspicious" incident, and later declared her death a homicide after an autopsy was performed. The Binghamton Police Department responded to a call for a welfare check at 23 Oak St. Authorities said the person of interest had a previous domestic/romantic relationship. Police did not release his name but said he left the country on an worldwide flight before he... [Full Article...]

China metal producers urge Beijing to retaliate on United States tariffs

China metal producers urge Beijing to retaliate on United States tariffs According to the Australian Financial Review: "The exemptions for Canada and Mexico would start immediately, but their continuation would depend partly on progress in negotiations to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement, the official said". [Full Article...]


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