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Trump Tariff Plan Challenges Trade System US Helped Build

President Donald Trump threw his Nafta partners a bone while continuing to reframe trade talks with Canada and Mexico as a stark choice between lofty US demands or steep tariffs on steel and aluminum. With Canada and Mexico, "our objective is to have a new NAFTA and once we do that - which I'm cautiously optimistic on - the tariffs won't apply to them", he said . [Full Article...]

Trump may exempt more countries from trade tariffs - Treasury's Mnuchin

Trump may exempt more countries from trade tariffs - Treasury's Mnuchin Lighthizer was expected to be in Brussels this weekend for meetings with European officials. While slabs from some countries are not excluded, the tariffs exclude North American Free Trade Agreement members Canada and Mexico, at least temporarily while Nafta renegotiations continue. [Full Article...]

Myanmar militarises Rakhine state after ethnic cleansing of Rohingya

Myanmar militarises Rakhine state after ethnic cleansing of Rohingya The Rohingya are denied citizenship and equal opportunities by the Myanmar government, which says they are illegal immigrants, and they are largely despised by the majority-Buddhist population. Since Aug. 25, 2017, more than 750,000 refugees, mostly children and women, have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim community, accordin... [Full Article...]

Mattis warns Syria over use of chemical weapons on civilians

Mattis warns Syria over use of chemical weapons on civilians Trump launched a cruise missile strike at a Syrian airbase last April after Assad used chemical weapons to attack civilians, killing more than 80 people, including many children. Speaking to reporters as he traveled to Oman, Mattis said that nothing Putin showed off changes anything from the Pentagon's perspective. "I don't know which it is, whether they're incompetent or whether they're committ... [Full Article...]

US Secretary of State,Tillerson, visits Nigeria today

US Secretary of State,Tillerson, visits Nigeria today According to the spokesperson of the State Department, who spoke to Reuters, the secretary "was not feeling well" and could not undertake his scheduled plans. His schedule for Saturday included a visit to a US-funded HIV/Aids programme (PEPFAR) and attendance at a ceremony marking 20 years since Al Qaeda bombed the U.S. [Full Article...]

Utica mom charged with leaving child crawling on city street

Utica mom charged with leaving child crawling on city street After several hours, police were able to locate 27-year-old Ledrika Ford on the 500 block of Milgate Street, in Utica . Utica Police say, on Friday night, they were made aware of a Facebook video showing an unattended baby crawling across Bleecker Street. [Full Article...]

Local affect of the new steel and aluminum tariffs

Local affect of the new steel and aluminum tariffs USA trade partners, including Canada and European Union , said that the U.S. actions were unacceptable and they reserved the right to retaliate if the United States import restrictions hurt their workers at home countries. The tariffs will impact upwards of 2.8 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in USA exports, including agricultural and steel products. But even if that's so, Europe, Australia ... [Full Article...]

EU Says It's Counting on Exclusion From Trump Metal Tariffs

EU Says It's Counting on Exclusion From Trump Metal Tariffs The tariff, due to take effect in 15 days, was aimed at protecting national security and American jobs, Mr Trump said. At a speech before the signing, he said Canada and Mexico were exempted from the levies, and other countries may be given exemptions. [Full Article...]

EU, Japan start push for exemptions from Trump tariffs

EU, Japan start push for exemptions from Trump tariffs Seko did not go into what conditions might allow Japan to evade tariffs and, asked if Lighthizer had brought up the US trade deficit with Japan, Seko said no. "As long-standing security partners of the United States, (the European Union and Japan) underlined to ambassador Lighthizer their expectation that European Union and Japanese exports to the U.S. [Full Article...]

South Korean Envoys Will Travel to Japan, China and Russian Federation

South Korean Envoys Will Travel to Japan, China and Russian Federation And he will set the stage for any meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim when he first sits down with the North Korean leader for a summit meeting next month in the Demilitarized Zone. Suh plans to visit Japan on Monday to share outcomes of the visits to North Korea and the USA, with Chung also planning on trips to China and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Wunderlich Capital Managemnt Reduces Position in Schlumberger Limited. (SLB)

Northern Cross Llc who had been investing in Schlumberger Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $95.33B market cap company. Schlumberger ( SLB ) traded up $2.04 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $68.78. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $83 target. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, February 22 by FBR Capital. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu accused of 'fake crisis' to secure early elections

Netanyahu accused of 'fake crisis' to secure early elections On Saturday, Lieberman tweeted: "There are moments in life when you need to go with what you believe, and not with what is advisable or what will pay off. "It's not okay. There is a limit". The Israeli leader noted a disclaimer sign at the entrance to the exhibition that says: "The content of this exhibit is exclusively the responsibility of the sponsors". [Full Article...]

Paul, Gordon lead Harden-less Rockets past Mavericks

Paul, Gordon lead Harden-less Rockets past Mavericks DeRozan said Harden "should have been MVP a year ago", when The Beard was second in the voting behind Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. The Rockets shot just 27 threes, more than 15 fewer than their league leading 42.1 attempts per-game. Harden's comments have some validity as Houston is 24-3 in its last 27 games after losing seven of nine from December 20-Jan. [Full Article...]

Woman's act of kindness for Waffle House customer goes viral

Woman's act of kindness for Waffle House customer goes viral She went on to say that the man required help because his hands were "not functioning too well". As Laura Wolf, who posted the Waffle House picture put it, "I'm thankful to have seen this act of kindness and caring at the start of my day while everything in this world seems so negative". [Full Article...]

Auto Parts Suppliers Fear Trump Tariffs may Crush Jobs

Auto Parts Suppliers Fear Trump Tariffs may Crush Jobs Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told CNBC in an interview Friday that the president will consider national security, noting that Trump wants to be sure that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation gets more funding from European allies who Trump has previously criticized for not contributing enough. [Full Article...]

David Sullivan hit by a coin during fan protests at London Stadium

David Sullivan hit by a coin during fan protests at London Stadium David Sullivan and David Gold , West Ham's co-owners, were advised to depart early and the latter was hit by a thrown bottle outside the ground. "I didn't see it but I did have that confirmed", Brooking said. "I'm really hoping the fans have got it off their chest", he said . Get some points and stay in the league and make some decisions in the summer. "All I would say.is "anyone who has go... [Full Article...]

Malcolm Turnbull says United States set to grant Australia tariff exemption

Malcolm Turnbull says United States set to grant Australia tariff exemption Malmstroem said in a statement that she had a "frank" discussion with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer about the steel tariffs, insisting that "the European Union must be excluded" because it is a close U.S. in 2017, over 7% of its total exports". With tensions at a peak, officials kept a tight lid on the content of the meeting and sought to keep low expectations for any breakthrough. [Full Article...]

White House unveils gun and school safety proposals

White House unveils gun and school safety proposals Trump in two tweets on Sunday morning criticized one of the reporters behind the story, claiming she is "a Hillary flunky". Shah wouldn't say whether Trump will call for universal background checks on gun sales. "Gun-free zone to a maniac - because they're all cowards - a gun-free zone is 'let's go in and let's attack because bullets aren't coming back at us", he said. [Full Article...]

European Union freezes Brexit talks until Britain produces Irish border solution

Mr Trump said if his goals could be accomplished "by other means" the United States will remain "open to modifying or removing the tariffs for individual nations as long as we can agree on a way to ensure that their products no longer threaten our security". [Full Article...]

Trump urges support for GOP House candidate

Trump urges support for GOP House candidate Trump also said he hoped to run for reelection against Democrat Oprah Winfrey, although the entertainer has ruled out a run. "If someone goes and shoots somebody, kills somebody they get the death penalty", said Mr Trump, claiming drug dealers killed between 2000 to 5000 each during their lifetime. [Full Article...]


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