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Japan deploys missile defence over N Korea threat to Guam

Japan deploys missile defence over N Korea threat to Guam

After threatening this week to unleash " fire and fury " on North Korea if it tries to attack the U.S., president Donald Trump has again cranked up his bellicose rhetoric saying "there are no mixed messages" and suggesting that perhaps his earlier warning "wasn't tough enough".


USA launches China trade secret probe

USA launches China trade secret probe

Commenting on his remarks, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying in Beijing warned that "there is no victor in a trade war " and appealed for dialogue. Government subsidies and cheap loans encouraged Chinese factories to overproduce steel, aluminum and other products, driving down global prices and putting USA and other firms out of business.


Senator Nick Xenophon announces that, yes, he is a British citizen

Senator Nick Xenophon announces that, yes, he is a British citizen

British Overseas Citizenship is a historical category described by the British Home Office as "useless" and "a rare peculiarity", he said. Xenophon, whose father Theodoros Xenophou is from Cyprus - a British colony until 1960, had been increasingly pulled into Canberra's citizenship fiasco after he joked about his own citizenship status at a Sydney book launch last month .


Charlottesville Mayor Calls on State Assembly to Remove Confederate Statues

Charlottesville Mayor Calls on State Assembly to Remove Confederate Statues

Lawmakers and city officials are calling for the removal of Confederate statues, particularly in light of the Charlottesville riots, where white supremacists gathered in part to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. And he said he wanted to find a way to memorialise Heyer's name and legacy. In a statement, Signer said the killing of Heather Heyer forced him to change his opinion on whether the statue honoring Confederate General Robert E.



Trump CEO strategy council is disbanding after exodus

The breakup, announced by business leaders in a statement today, comes during a time of even more controversy than usual for the president. While Trump spoke out against racist groups on Monday, he doubled down on his initial remarks that suggested both white supremacists and counter protesters were violent over the weekend.


Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to US President Trump

Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to US President Trump

But Icahn - who made his name and fortune as a corporate raider - indicated that his resignation was due to criticism regarding the appearance of possible ethical conflicts. Yet Icahn had strong views on a regulation that was hurting his company, CVR Energy. On the campaign trail, Trump praised Icahn as the kind of tenacious deal-maker that he would bring into his administration.