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Turkey could reconsider EU: Erdogan

The unprecedented decision to reinstate monitoring of a Council of Europe member triggered a furious reaction from the Turkish government, which said the "unjust" move was motivated by xenophobia and Islamophobia. "We have serious concerns but at the same time there are a number of areas where we must work together", Mr Dombrovskis said. Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have launched an investigation into a French former diplomat and analyst over accusations that he ...



China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier

China is flexing its military muscles by unveiling a brand new aircraft carrier . Little is known about China's aircraft carrier program, which is a state secret. China's first aircraft carrier, Liaoning , was launched in 2011. According to Kolotov, "the Chinese, of course, are trying to create their own such vessel on this basis given that the Chinese industry, including electronic and military sectors, already allows them to implement such ambitious tasks".



County unemployment dips a bit

In order to compare the statewide rate to local unemployment rates, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the statewide unadjusted unemployment rate for March was 3.9%. Compared with a month earlier, initial claims dropped 4.9 percent, and weeks claims were down 2.6 percent in March, the labor department reported. Total nonagricultural jobs dipped in March over February by 200 jobs.


Becerra: Calif. under 'no obligation' to uphold Trump's unconstitutional order

Becerra: Calif. under 'no obligation' to uphold Trump's unconstitutional order

A federal judge ruled that US President Donald Trump cannot coerce "sanctuary cities" to cooperate with immigration officers by withdrawing federal funds, media reports said . While state and local law enforcement can opt to participate in federal immigration operations, they are not obligated to do so. "The Counties have demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits of their challenge to Section 9 (a) of the Executive Order, that they will suffer irreparable harm absent an ...



North Korea threatens to sink USA aircraft carrier

United States aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrives for an annual joint military exercise called "Foal Eagle" between South Korea and U.S., at the port of Busan, South Korea, March 15, 2017. His comments came a senior North Korean official warned the regime had no intention of scaling down its missile program, pledging weekly tests and threatening "all-out war" if the United States took any action against it.



Trump Plans to Seek Tax Rate of 15% on Owner-Operated Companies

So here's what to look for. Spot gold was just below unchanged at 9:15 am EST in NY, trading around $1,265/oz, while spot silver was down about 0.4% to $17.50/oz. A border adjustment tax would fundamentally alter how imports and exports are taxed . Although a border adjustability tax was supposed to serve as a means to offset any loss in revenue from corporate tax cuts, it ran into opposition from major corporate interests including retailers and automobile manufacturers.