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Rural America feels the sting of Trump’s China trade war
Most Americans haven't yet felt the pain of the tariffs Trump imposed last year, which largely hit industrial components rather than consumer goods. But that's changing as Trump escalates his standoff with Beijing. Farmers in the heartland, many of whom backed Trump because of his promise to rein in the top US economic competitor, are anxious about the threat of renewed retaliatory tariffs after China canceled purchases of US soybeans…
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Trump’s hardline advisers are weakening his position
Not this week, but in November 2002, when he was undersecretary of state, not national security adviser. And not about Iran, or Venezuela, or North Korea; but about Iraq. Nearly 17 years later, and the Trump administration is still dealing with the fallout of George W. Bush's charge to depose Saddam Hussein. And they are still dealing with it, and most other ongoing crises, with a familiar cast of people.…
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For Modi, India’s election ends where it all began
It flows through Varanasi, one of Hinduism's holiest sites and among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Millions of pilgrims flock to its temples and ghats -- or riverbank -- every year. It is also politically significant. When Narendra Modi, then a state-level leader for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), decided to seek national office in 2014, he chose the ancient city as his constituency. "I…
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This is where the Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting for a decade, passed over the landing site April 22 and took images. The photos, taken from 56 miles above the surface, feature a telling smudge 32.8 feet wide. There's a halo of lighter, more reflective material around the dark smudge, suggesting that the soil around the landing site smoothed out as it was blown away, the agency said. It's not known…
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Manchester City makes history with victory in FA Cup final
Not since the all-conquering Arsenal Ladies team of 2007 has a team won the FA Cup, League Cup and Premier League title. First half goals from David Silva and Gabriel Jesus -- although there was some debate as to whether Raheem Sterling got the final touch -- gave City a deserved lead at the break, though it wasn't all plain sailing. Roberto Pereyra had a glorious chance to give Watford…
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Former Belgian king to be fined over $5,000 a day until he takes paternity test
Delphine Boel, a Belgian artist and sculptor, claims the king had an affair with her mother, Sibylle de Selys Longchamps, resulting in her birth in 1968. Albert married Paola Ruffo di Calabria, later Queen Paola of Belgium, in 1959. He became king in 1993. In 2013, at the age of 79, he abdicated the throne in favor of his son Philippe, citing concerns over his age and health. That same…
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Austria’s President calls for early elections after vice chancellor resigns
Germany's Der Spiegel news magazine and Süddeutsche Zeitung daily newspaper published video Friday of Strache appearing to offer government contracts to a woman who claimed to be a Russian investor and niece of an oligarch. "These are shameful images," the President said referring to the video. "Nobody should have to be ashamed of Austria." "Austrians have the right to have a government they can trust, a government that is esteemed…
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GOP Rep. Amash becomes first Republican to call for Trump’s impeachment
Amash's comments recommending Congress pursue obstruction of justice charges against Trump were the first instance of a sitting Republican in Congress calling for Trump's impeachment. Amash is a rare GOP critic of Trump and previously said Trump's conduct in pressuring then-FBI Director James Comey could merit impeachment. In a Twitter thread on Saturday, Amash said he believed "few members of Congress even read" special counsel Robert Mueller's report and that…
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The North Korean restaurant accused by a think tank of using software sales to bypass sanctions
Inside, waitresses meander about serving cold noodles and kimchi to customers. However, online records show the restaurant could also be a cover for a company selling high-tech facial recognition software. Two prominent US think tanks say the sales could be a possible violation of United Nations sanctions imposed in 2017, which had intended to clamp down on businesses generating cash to support leader Kim Jong Un's regime. "Our understanding is…