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India moves ahead with tariffs on US goods
India is moving forward with plans to hit back at the United States over trade. The country has proposed hiking tariffs on 30 US products in order to recoup trade penalties worth $241 million, according to a revised World Trade Organization filing. India said the retaliatory barriers are equal in value to US tariffs on steel and aluminum from India that were imposed by the Trump administration in March. The…
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Melania Trump ‘hates to see’ children separated from their families at borders
"Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform," her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN on Sunday. "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart." Trump, who has made helping children the crux of her official "Be Best" platform as…
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Beaches, bases, battles: The seven-decade fight for Okinawa
By Emiko Jozuka, CNN Updated 0822 GMT (1622 HKT) June 17, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. She's spent her life in the shadow of a vast complex of US military bases in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture. She doesn't, however, associate them with danger. "We see the base as another space of life, not a space for preparing for…
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build high-speed Chicago airport link
Chicago has picked Elon Musk's Boring Company to build a futuristic transportation link to the city's airport. "We're really excited to work with the Mayor and the City to bring this new high-speed public transportation system to Chicago!" the Boring Company tweeted late Wednesday after reports emerged that it had been chosen. The planned system, known as the Chicago Express Loop, will carry passengers in battery-powered vehicles through tunnels at…
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Trump attacks Schumer over North Korea remarks, defends summit
"Thank you Chuck, but are you sure you got that right? No more nuclear testing or rockets flying all over the place, blew up launch sites," Trump wrote. "Hostages already back, hero remains coming home & much more!" The President said in a follow-up tweet that the summit with North Korea is viewed favorably abroad, adding that the talks could save "millions and millions of lives." "The denuclearization deal with…
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Beaches, bases, battles: The seven-decade fight for Okinawa
She's spent her life in the shadow of a vast complex of US military bases in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture. She doesn't, however, associate them with danger. "We see the base as another space of life, not a space for preparing for war -- we don't see that part," Urasaki, now a rapper who goes under the moniker Awich, 31, told CNN. It's where, as a child, Urasaki took English…
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American businesses brace for pain from trade fight with China
President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods are intended to help American companies that have been hurt by Beijing's industrial policies. But in the short term, at least, many American businesses may be the ones feeling pain. Deals are in limbo. Companies say critical supplies they need to make products could jump in price. And multinational corporations worry about their future ability to do business in China -- a massive…
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Eid celebrations in Afghanistan marred by deadly bombing
The Afghan Taliban called last week for its fighters to observe a three-day truce -- except against foreign forces -- to coincide with a 10-day ceasefire declared by the Afghan government for Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Afghan journalists, students and diplomats have all reported witnessing the unusual scenes of reconciliation via Twitter over the past two days. Photos and videos…