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World Trump imposes 30 percent tariff on solar panels, washing machines
Author: 0 Trump imposes 30 percent tariff on solar panels, washing machines

The rising imports were spurred on by China's use of state incentives, subsidies and tariffs , and manufacturers have evaded compensatory USA tariffs by repeatedly shifting production to new countries, USTR said . Beyond harming job growth, the tariffs could also hinder efforts to make the USA power grid cleaner and more renewable, environmental advocacy groups say .

World Trump willing to be questioned 'under oath' in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Trump willing to be questioned 'under oath' in Russian Federation probe

But Trump pushed back against those suggestions Wednesday. But any interview of a USA president in an investigation is fraught with issues of executive privilege - how much and in what context the U.S. "I don't think I did", he said. Mr. Bannon had earlier reached an agreement to be interviewed by the investigators instead of appearing before a grand jury.

World Trump willing to testify under oath in US-Russia probe
Author: 0 Trump willing to testify under oath in US-Russia probe

President Trump says he's willing to speak with Special Counsel Robert Mueller under oath. No interview date has been set, but Trump said his lawyers have told him that a sit-down will likely happen within the next couple of weeks. He suggested when asked by a reporter that it could happen "in two or three weeks". Meanwhile, CIA Director Mike Pompeo has also been questioned by Mr.

World Women journalists protest separation at Western Wall for Pence visit
Author: 0 Women journalists protest separation at Western Wall for Pence visit

The Jewish Western Wall Heritage Foundation, an ultra-Orthodox organization that controls the wall, does not allow women to read aloud from the Torah, wear prayer shawls, sing, or attend joint services with men. And although Mike and Karen Pence are said to be religious, in Evangelical Christianity, there is no such requirement of praying in the company of one's own sexes.

World Macron urges to re-design European strategy
Author: 0 Macron urges to re-design European strategy

Macron demanded the European Union "deliver a reform of Europe", saying the European Union had to "fix some short-term issues, on energy, on digital, migration and investment". He was speaking in Davos , a day after Washington imposed steel import tariffs on washing machines and solar panels, billed as a way to protect American jobs by President Donald Trump , who is widely expected to take further action on steel, aluminium and intellectual property.

World John Kerry Considering a 2020 Presidential Run
Author: 0 John Kerry Considering a 2020 Presidential Run

Kerry, who tried hard to restart the peace process in 2013-2014 with fruitless negotiations that collapsed after nine months , reportedly offered to help create an alternative peace plan to the one being developed by President Trump's team of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, notwithstanding the fact that the current administration's plan has yet to be revealed.

World Davidson High School Student Arrest for Gun on Bus
Author: 0 Davidson High School Student Arrest for Gun on Bus

The other juvenile was released without charges. The student was confronted, searched, and officials found a gun on the student. The teen is being charged with illegal possession of a handgun and neglectful storage of a firearm, as he has a younger sister.

World Trump says he's open to a path to citizenship for 'Dreamers'
Author: 0 Trump says he's open to a path to citizenship for 'Dreamers'

Tell them not to worry. "After decades of inaction by Congress, it's time we work together to solve this issue once and for all", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told journalists. Around three dozen senators from both parties met privately Wednesday, and two top lawmakers said they'd try crafting a compromise bill based on colleagues' suggestions.

World US Commerce Secretary Ross says Beijing's technology strategy is a
Author: 0 US Commerce Secretary Ross says Beijing's technology strategy is a "direct threat"

United States trade authorities are investigating whether there is a case for taking action over China's infringements of intellectual property, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said . The Trump administration has signalled it is prepared to start a trade war, as the President's top economic advisers "set the stage for the rollout of his "America First" manifesto on the world stage", reports Bloomberg.

World Italy train crash: Two killed as commuter service derails near Milan
Author: 0 Italy train crash: Two killed as commuter service derails near Milan

At least two main cars from the middle of the train peeled off the rails but were still standing, albeit at an angle. The train was travelling between Cremona, in the Lombardy region, towards Milan's Garibaldi station. It was the latest incident involving Italy's aging rail system. The last deadly railway accident in Italy took place in July 2016, when 23 people were killed in a double train collision between Corato and Andria, near the south-eastern city of Bari.

World Police Fired 9 Times in Fatal Shooting of Virginia Driver, Video Shows
Author: 0 Police Fired 9 Times in Fatal Shooting of Virginia Driver, Video Shows

Park Police, along with two Fairfax County police officers, continue to pursue Ghaisar. A Fairfax County police officer follows behind. Within minutes he was pursued by a Park Police patrol auto, sirens blaring and lights flashing, which was then tailed by the Fairfax County police patrol vehicle.

World New Jersey Governor Looks Into Major Medical Marijuana Expansion
Author: 0 New Jersey Governor Looks Into Major Medical Marijuana Expansion

On the other hand, with less than a week in office under his belt, Phil Murphy signed the above Executive Order and then proudly tweeted about it, stating, "For eight years, medical marijuana has been hard to access in New Jersey ". We have some fairly conservative Democrats and some fairly liberal Republicans. It was also part of his platform to broadly legalize the plant for all New Jersey residents.

Author: 0 Mueller Is Asking Questions. He Knows the Answers

Trump's lawyers hope to have Trump answer some of Mueller's questions in an in-person interview and some in writing, according to the Post . Trump later said he fired Comey over "this Russian Federation thing", a comment that raised questions about whether he was attempting to obstruct the FBI's investigation.

World A tale of two Texas senators on DACA
Author: 0 A tale of two Texas senators on DACA

Trump past year announced that he was ending the Obama-era DACA program, but gave Congress until March 5 to come up with a legislative fix. A day after the end of a government shutdown linked to wrangling over immigration , Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he pulled the offer because of what he said was Trump's failure to follow through on the outlines of an agreement the two men discussed last Friday.

World Trump Says He 'Would Love' to Talk to Robert Mueller Under Oath
Author: 0 Trump Says He 'Would Love' to Talk to Robert Mueller Under Oath

On Wednesday night, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman spoke with Donald Trump before he took off for a foreign trip to#Switzerland, with the president saying he was looking forward to speaking to Robert Mueller . Trump also denied that he had moved to obstruct justice, something Mueller's recent interviews suggest he may be looking into. The president also said he did not remember asking FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe about his voting record.

World Emery named to MSU Dean's List
Author: 0 Emery named to MSU Dean's List

BRISTOL, R.I. - Kyle Waters, of Spruce Head, has been named to the fall 2017 dean's list at Roger Williams University. Students on the Dean's List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the semester. Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. Kinsey Boudreau of North Bennington was named to the dean's list at The University of Rhode Island for the fall 2017 term.

World MI state police officers shot while serving search warrant, officials say
Author: 0 MI state police officers shot while serving search warrant, officials say

MLive.com reports that the troopers were executing a search warrant at a residence and announced their presence when the suspect fired at the officers. The detective was being treated at a hospital. No details have been released regarding the identity of the suspect. "A member of the @MichStatePolice was shot & seriously injured in the line of duty this morning", he said.

World SA U19 World Cup Hopes Crushed By Pakistan
Author: 0 SA U19 World Cup Hopes Crushed By Pakistan

In the process he put up handy partnerships with Jean du Plessis (21) and Jason Niemand (36). But it was the ideal anchor innings that Pakistan required given the manner in which they lost wickets regularly after starts. Pakistan lost Musa before the winning runs were scored but Zaryab ensured that there were no more hiccups. Though Tom Banton provided an excellent start to England as their first wicket fell on 47 but their last nine wickets fell after adding just 49 runs to the total.

World U.S. designates Indian origin ISIS militant Siddhartha Dhar as 'global terrorist'
Author: 0 U.S. designates Indian origin ISIS militant Siddhartha Dhar as 'global terrorist'

In late 2014, Dhar, jumped a court bail and left United Kingdom to travel to Syria with his wife and young children for joining the dreaded terror group. As per the media note released by the US Department of State, all of Dhar's and Gaini's property and interests in property subject to USA jurisdiction are blocked, and USA persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them.

Author: 0 US Senate may vote to end government shutdown

Gallup's January survey asked those who are dissatisfied with the level of immigration into the US if they want to see immigration increased , decreased or remain the same. "For starters, I keep a lot of balls in the air, because most deals fall out, no matter how promising they seem at first". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also offered an olive branch to Democrats when he pledged in remarks on the Senate floor to bring immigration legislation to a floor debate in early ...

World Judge acquits Sen. Bob Menendez of four counts
Author: 0 Judge acquits Sen. Bob Menendez of four counts

With the government planning. Walls also left in place what is widely regarded as the toughest charge for Menendez to beat: That he purposefully filed false financial disclosure statements that left off Melgen's gifts. "The Government asks the Court and a jury to fashion speculative inferences under the conclusory generalizations of context, chronology, escalation, concealment, and a pattern of corrupt activity-each of which is empty of relevant evidential fact", Walls wrote.

World Sting & Shaggy Are Dropping An Album On 4/20, Here's A First Taste
Author: 0 Sting & Shaggy Are Dropping An Album On 4/20, Here's A First Taste

Check it out below. The album that they created together reflects the duo's mutual love of Jamaica - "its music, the spirit of its people and vibrancy of its culture" and features the talents of musicians and writers from Jamaica and NY including Robbie Shakespeare , Dwayne "iLLwayno" Shippy, Shane Hoosong, Machine Gun Funk, Patexx, Tyrantula, as well as Sting's longtime guitarist Dominic Miller.

World Partial US Government Shutdown Continues for Second Day
Author: 0 Partial US Government Shutdown Continues for Second Day

Senators voted to move forward on legislation that would reopen the federal government until February 8, ending a three-day standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security . Lawmakers are at odds over a range of defense spending and immigration issues, including a legislative fix for almost 800,000 undocumented young people brought to the U.S.as children.

World Boris Johnson will demand £100m-a-week Brexit dividend for the NHS
Author: 0 Boris Johnson will demand £100m-a-week Brexit dividend for the NHS

Britain is expected to keep paying into the European Union budget until the end of a post-Brexit transition period in around 2021, and Mr Johnson has insisted the Government will save hundreds of millions of pounds afterwards. At least one senior United Kingdom minister is not impressed. Chancellor Philip Hammond used his autumn Budget to commit £2.8 billion extra to the NHS in England.

World San Francisco's New Interim Mayor Says London Breed Had 'Too Much Power'
Author: 0 San Francisco's New Interim Mayor Says London Breed Had 'Too Much Power'

Farrell, a San Francisco native and managing director at Thayer Ventures, a venture capital company for the hospital industry, immediately assumes the mayoral office. The 11-member board includes Asian-Americans, African-Americans and a gay man. Ed Lee was appointed interim mayor in 2011 and was supposed to be a short-term leader, but he changed his mind and later ran for office.

World Karnataka bandh: Schools, colleges shut, to compensate in February
Author: 0 Karnataka bandh: Schools, colleges shut, to compensate in February

Anticipating delivery issues on Thursday, e-tailers like BigBasket worked until midnight on Wednesday to deliver orders; Licious.com sent out messages to customers to stock up on their meat cravings on Wednesday itself and retailers like Star Bazaar urged customers to stock up on groceries and essentials on Wednesday.

World Ontario PC leader denies sexual misconduct allegations against him
Author: 0 Ontario PC leader denies sexual misconduct allegations against him

Let me make this clear: "a safe and respectful society is what we expect and deserve", said Brown at a news conference organized after the report broke. "He did not accept that advice", read the statement. "As a result, it is in the best interest of the PC Party that he step down immediately", said Bergamin.

World Brazil court to review corruption conviction against former president de Silva
Author: 0 Brazil court to review corruption conviction against former president de Silva

They increased his original sentence from nine-and-a-half years to 12 years and one month in jail. Judge Sergio Moro , who convicted Lula in July of past year, has had a record of biased and even illegal actions targeting Lula, including leaking intercepted phone conversations to the media and arbitrarily arresting the former president to make a deposition, despite the fact that he had never shown unwillingness to testify.

World Melania Trump will no longer join the President in Davos
Author: 0 Melania Trump will no longer join the President in Davos

Earlier this week, the United States announced new tariffs on foreign washing machines and solar panels, the first tariffs from the Trump administration. "His policies have led to a rising stock market, low unemployment, and strong GDP growth'". President Trump was further persuaded by French President Emmanuel Macron, who made headlining the event of the world's most powerful and influential "sound fun", a source told Axios' Mike Allen.

World Sheriff's deputy shot, killed north of Denver; suspect at large
Author: 0 Sheriff's deputy shot, killed north of Denver; suspect at large

The Adams County Sheriff's Office in Colorado is investigating after an officer down call Wednesday night. A police spokesperson said that the "area is considered to be dangerous" and is urging nearby residents to stay inside. Those in the area were advised to seek shelter and stay away from all doors and windows. Large police presence near Edison and Sheldon in Adams County.

World Is Trump a racist or does he just say racist things?
Author: 0 Is Trump a racist or does he just say racist things?

His remark had elicited global outrage and condemnation, with African Union (AU) ambassadors demanding an apology. Nielsen acknowledged the president might have used the s-word. Perdue initially said he did not recall whether the president made the comment. He also denied he was a racist. "When he tweets it's out of his mouth, and sometimes it might not be clear, but at least it is exactly what he thinks", she said .

World President Trump rejects bipartisan immigration proposal
Author: 0 President Trump rejects bipartisan immigration proposal

Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. The government shutdown will extend into the workweek as the Senate appeared to inch closer to ending a partisan stalemate late Sunday but fell short of agreement.

Author: 0 Day After Gurgaon Bus Horror, Many Schools Near Delhi Shut Today

Haryana's BJP government had chose to ban the film's release in the state, but its decision was quashed by the Supreme Court. The situation became tensed in Haryana's Gurugram as protestors threw stones at the bus, which was carrying students, teachers and staff of GD Goenka World School.

Author: 0 Isis kills four during ten-hour attack on Save the Children

President Ashraf Ghani in a statement from his office condemned the attack and said the enemies wanted to hide their defeat by carrying out such cowardly attacks. In addition to the suicide bomber who blew himself up, four other gunmen were shot by security forces. "I jumped out of the window", Amin said. The terrorist organisation the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took responsibility for the attack via the website.

World 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Cut An Awesome Backstage Promo After Raw 25
Author: 0 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Cut An Awesome Backstage Promo After Raw 25

So numerous members of SmackDown were responsible for memorable moments on Raw over the years, it only makes sense. Mick Foley answered to the reaper. The glass promptly shattered and the Hall of Famer stormed to the ring. - Who could forget "Stone Cold" Steve Austin opening up a can of whupass on the WCW/ECW alliance? It was a gamble that worked well beyond expectations.

World MSU president resigns amidst fallout from Larry Nassar case
Author: 0 MSU president resigns amidst fallout from Larry Nassar case

Nassar's minimum sentence is 40 years, and it will be served after his federal sentence expires. But in fact, the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar . "I speak out because I want change". These people need to step up. It has been 18 months and I am still asking questions, and I am still getting the same answer.

World Back to work: US government shutdown ends after Democrats relent
Author: 0 Back to work: US government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

The Senate passed a revised bill earlier in the day with the vote 81 to 18 before the House voted 266 to 150, with 60 more "yes" votes then the four-week version passed by the lower house last week. On Monday, Senate Democrats and Republicans joined together to end the latest government shutdown. Some moderate Democrats remain skeptical that McConnell and Senate Republicans will keep their word on coming up with a solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), ...

World I'd Consider DACA Recipients to 'Morph Into' Citizenship
Author: 0 I'd Consider DACA Recipients to 'Morph Into' Citizenship

Daca grants legal status to young immigrants. He also told ABC News' Jonathan Karl that - if a deal is in sight - he is open to extending the March 5 deadline for ending the DACA program that protects some 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children.

World Bangladesh crush Zimbabwe with 91-run in ODI
Author: 0 Bangladesh crush Zimbabwe with 91-run in ODI

If they win against Bangladesh , Sri Lanka will have to win by a big margin against Bangladesh in the last game of the series to reach the final. However, the left-arm spinner came back with twin blows and dismissed Solomon Mire and Brendan Taylor.

World Henry Bolton refuses to resign as Ukip leader despite resignations
Author: 0 Henry Bolton refuses to resign as Ukip leader despite resignations

Bolton lost a vote of confidence from the party's national executive committee but has insisted that he would not quit. The Ukip leader, who has held the role for just four months, said he would not quit the party after losing a vote of no confidence at Ukip's ruling body over his relationship with Jo Marney after it was revealed she sent racist messages about Prince Harry's fiancee, Meghan Markle .

World Former Catalan Leader Puigdemont Says Huge Majority Supports Him as President
Author: 0 Former Catalan Leader Puigdemont Says Huge Majority Supports Him as President

However, the Spanish Government remains opposed to any negotiation, and has stated it will increase surveillance measures to ensure that Puigdemont will be arrested if he crosses the border into Spain or Catalonia. "Mr. Puigdemont is subject to a process in Spain". Torrent said that he has written to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to request a meeting to talk about the "abnormal situation" in Catalonia.