GOP Rep. Will Hurd: Trump should not meet one-on-one with world leaders

Washington (CNN)Republican Rep. Will Hurd is advising against President Donald Trump having solo meetings with other world leaders because “too much is at stake.” Trump was widely criticized for comments he made after the sit-down Monday with Putin in Helsinki, Finland. He has since walked back his remarks, but initially…

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Saudi Investment Freeze Doesn’t Amount to Much in Canada

The decision by Saudi Arabia to Canadian National Railway Co., and grain facilities. Most investments have been made by Saudi billionaire G3 Global Grain Group, a joint venture between state-owned Bunge Ltd., bought a 50.1 percent stake in the Canadian Wheat Board for C$250 million ($192 million) in 2015. SALIC…

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EU Banker Exodus Hits London Home Prices, BOE’s McCafferty Says

An outflow of European bankers from London is damping prices and rents in the capital’s housing market, Bank of England policy maker Ian McCafferty said on Tuesday. “We have seen an exodus of people — such that certain properties in London are now finding it harder and the prices in…

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Sessions announces new ‘religious liberty task force’

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the Department of Justice’s creation of a “religious liberty task force” to “help the department fully implement our religious guidance.” “A dangerous movement, undetected by many, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom,” Sessions said in his speech.…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department announced indictments against 12 Russian nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, accusing them of engaging in a “sustained effort” to hack Democrats’ emails and computer networks. The revelations provide more detail on the sophisticated assault on…

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Putins Soccer Ball for Trump Had Transmitter Chip, Logo Indicates

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gift of a soccer ball to U.S. President tweeted, “I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.” It turns out they weren’t entirely wrong. Markings on the ball indicate that it contained a chip with a tiny antenna…

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It’s hard to NOT get caught in the Crossfire of nostalgia

A scene from this wack-as-hell game show, "Paid Off"Image: TrUTV You know that dystopia in which income inequality is so extreme that society invents a game show that forces the less wealthy people to fight one other for survival? Nope, not The Hunger Games. We’re talking about good, old, real-life…

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Freaked-Out Americans Desperately Seek to Escape the News

Last week, Jen Wrenn, a children’s literacy advocate in San Diego, attended her first political protest after reading about the Trump administration policy of separating small children from their immigrant parents at the border. She had heard Deadline. “A character like Fred takes us back to how we treat each other.”…

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Satellite images show North Korea upgrading nuclear facility

Washington (CNN)New satellite images show North Korea has made rapid improvements to the infrastructure at its Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center — a facility used to produce weapons-grade fissile material, according to an analysis published by 38 North, a prominent North Korea monitoring group. “No change is actually a pretty…

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandals, citing ‘unrelenting attacks’

(CNN)Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned after months of ethics controversies, citing “the unrelenting attacks” on himself and his family, which “have taken a sizable toll on all of us.” “I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” Trump tweeted.…

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