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Trump To Meet With Lockheed Martin Execs

In addition to questioning the costs of F-35 fighter jets, Trump said the price of two new Air Force one planes was "out of control" and suggested he didn't want to go ahead with the project at that cost. 'This is a business that's important to us. Todd Harrison, director of the aerospace security project and defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C., at the time said the proposed cost for the program includes $2.9 billion ...


UC Irvine professor Peter Navarro lands newly created role in Trump administration

UC Irvine professor Peter Navarro lands newly created role in Trump administration

Economist Peter Navarro was a key economic advisor to the president-elect throughout the campaign, and he's a noted China hawk who's argued the U.S.is at economic war with China and needs to adopt a more aggressive stance. Mr. Navarro has argued that valued-added taxes (VATs), such as Canada's goods-and-services tax, act like a back-door tariff on USA imports and a subsidy on exports by other countries.



Parties trade blows after Sao Tome cuts ties

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying did not mention any potential links between the tiny African nation and Beijing , but offered appreciation for Sao Tome and Principe's "return to the right track". China resumed relations with another former Taiwan ally in Africa, The Gambia, in March, though The Gambia had severed its relations with Taipei back in 2013.



Corey Lewandowski Launches Consulting Firm a Block From the White House

Bennett told CNN that Lewandowski first spoke with Trump, incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and Bannon before announcing the launch of his lobbying firm. He also stressed that "It is necessary to have strong, organized outside groups who can help ensure the President-elect's agenda is achieved". "My goal is to make sure the priorities of the Trump agenda become reality", he said.


Top EU court says data retention illegal

Top EU court says data retention illegal

The challenge was originally brought in the U.K.by Watson and Conservative party lawmaker David Davis and was referred to the European Union court by appeals court judges. "It makes clear that blanket and indiscriminate retention of our digital histories - who we interact with, when and how and where - can be a very intrusive form of surveillance that needs strict safeguards against abuse and mission creep", wrote Camilla Graham Wood, a legal officer at the UK-based charity Privacy ...



Government borrowing higher than expected in November

The deficit rose to £12.6bn, with borrowing to fund everyday government spending accounting for £9.9bn, according to data from the Office for National Statistics. VAT receipts were up 4.4% year-on-year in November and corporation tax receipts were up 22.9% year-on-year, showing that economic activity remained robust.