For those investors who are worried that the fate that has befallen Apple, which announced a revenue guidance cut due to a slowdown in "Greater China" coupled with what appears to be an implicit boycott by Chinese consumers, may hit more US companies President Donald Trump’s economist advisor has some surprising honesty: you are right.
Hassett said that it is a softer economy in China that is cutting into U.S. companies sales there and that economic pain gives Trump leverage in ongoing trade negotiations. “That puts a lot of pressure on China to make a deal,” he said, although judging by today's market performance what he meant is that it puts just as much pressure on the US to "make a deal."
Bolsonaro stripped LGBT concerns from the ministry and named no other federal agency to consider such issues, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.
The former military officer and right-wing politician made incendiary comments about race and sexual orientation during his campaign, saying in 2011 that he would be “incapable of loving a homosexual son.”
The newly appointed human rights minister, Damares Alves, is an ultraconservative evangelical pastor who claims diversity policies have “threatened” the Brazilian family, AP noted.
Across India, the nuns talk of priests who pushed into their bedrooms and of priests who pressured them to turn close friendships into sex. They talk about being groped and kissed, of hands pressed against them by men they were raised to believe were representatives of Jesus Christ.
“He was drunk,” said one nun, beginning her story. “You don’t know how to say no,” said another.
At its most grim, the nuns speak of repeated rapes, and of a Catholic hierarchy that did little to protect them.
The California Democrat broke new ground in 2007 when she became the first woman ever to ascend to the House Speakership. On Thursday, twelve years later, she’s poised to take the gavel once more, following a midterm wave that will give Democrats control of the lower chamber for the first time in nearly a decade.
The feat of taking the gavel in nonconsecutive Congresses also secures Pelosi a place in the record books, alongside such historic figures as Reps. Henry Clay and Sam Rayburn (D-Texas), who was the last to do so, more than 60 years ago.
(Pictured above is Abubakar Shekau, the leader of one of two Boko Haram factions, from a video published on November 9, 2018)
More than 200 jihadists were killed in airstrikes and a further 87 by ground troops since the offensive began on December 28, the ministry said in a statement read on state television on Wednesday, January 2.
The Nigerien army said it had lost no troops or equipment in its offensive and had seized eight canoes and two rocket launchers as well as assault weapons, ammunition and vehicles.
Patrick Shanahan has taken over the helm of the Pentagon, as U.S. President Donald Trump attacked his Defense Department predecessor, pointing to what he said was a lack of success in Afghanistan.
Shanahan, who has been serving as deputy defense secretary, worked his first day in office as acting defense secretary on January 2 as the replacement for Jim Mattis, who resigned as defense chief on December 20, saying his policies were not fully “aligned” with the president.
A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon in the latest achievement for the country's growing space program.
A photo taken by the lunar explorer Chang'e 4 at 11:40 a.m. and published online by the official Xinhua News Agency shows a small crater and a barren surface that appears to be illuminated by a light from the probe.
The Senate approved 77 Trump nominations in an end-of-Congress deal Wednesday night, filling out the ranks of federal prosecutors, ambassadors, the White House science adviser and the post of anti-drug czar — but no new judges.
"He yelled at the employees, 'There's no drinking straws here, it looks like someone is not doing their job,'" she said.
Biandudi said James tried telling Taylor that a new law prevented leaving straws out for customers — the city voted to ban plastic straws entirely by 2020 in December, but currently allows establishments to provide them to customers who request straws specifically, per The Tampa Bay Times — but Taylor did not believe her.
A Canadian man arrested Wednesday on suspicion of moving a White House security barrier said he wanted to deliver two bottles of Crown Royal whiskey to President Donald Trump and solicit advice on how to find a wife, authorities said.
Yianny Georgopoulos was arrested by D.C. police and faces an unlawful-entry charge.
Castaneda said that her family had been close with the young woman, and that she and Munoz "loved each other very much." Out of respect for her son, she has decided not to shame the woman who shamed him, or to take further action.
Gao Chengyong, 54, was sentenced to death after he was found guilty of raping, mutilating and murdering 11 female victims between 1988 and 2002.
Gao reportedly targeted young women who wore red, following them home and sometimes disemboweling them. In some cases, their reproductive organs were removed, according to local media reports.
For many people who are paralyzed and unable to speak, signals of what they'd like to say hide in their brains. No one has been able to decipher those signals directly. But three research teams recently made progress in turning data from electrodes surgically placed on the brain into computer-generated speech. Using computational models known as neural networks, they reconstructed words and sentences that were, in some cases, intelligible to human listeners.
City, state and federal agencies are taking a look at a vicious, hateful email sent a restaurant frequented by talk radio icon Michael Savage that threatens to shoot up the establishment if he’s not denied future service.
Portions of the email sent to the restaurant state, in all caps, “I DEMAND THAT YOU REFUSE TO ALLOW MICHAEL SAVAGE … IN YOUR F-ING RESTAURANT AGAIN. HE IS A RACIST WHITE SUPREMACIST PIECE OF SH— … DONT WANT TO LISTEN TO ME? WELL I GUESS YOURE ALL GONNA F—ING DIE THEN CUZ I AM WAITING FOR THE MOTHAF— AND I WILL WAIT AND WATCH YOUR F—ING BUSINESS AND WHEN I SEE HIM GO IN THERE IM GOING TO START SHOOTING EVERY BODY I CAN FIND.”
The suspect then gets very specific.
“I OWN 3 GUNS AND I CAN DO SOME SERIOUS F—ING DAMAGE,” the email went on. “I WILL KILL AS MANY OF YOU RACIST-SUPPORTING/ENABLING WHITE SUPREMACISTS AS I F—ING CAN.”
Savage, in a telephone interview, said he has “changed location,” but he didn’t elaborate.
Asked about the ongoing war in Afghanistan, Trump expressed disapproval with the U.S. performance there despite the hundreds of billions of dollars in additional funding appropriated for defense over the past two years.
"Gen. Mattis was so thrilled," Trump said of the funding. "But what's he done for me? How's he done in Afghanistan? Not too good. Not too good. I'm not too happy with what he's done in Afghanistan, and I shouldn't be happy."
"I wish him well. I hope he does well," Trump added. "But as you know, President Obama fired him, and essentially so did I."
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