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|Trump's Military Parade Postponed Indefinitely Amid Reports Of Overspending
President Donald Trump's military parade will be postponed, likely slated for
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 9:16 PM
|Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kids
A body language expert has weighed in on the demeanor of Christopher Watts as
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 12:32 PM
|John Brennan Says Trump's 'No Collusion' Claims Are 'Hogwash'
Former CIA Director John Brennan says Donald Trump's oft-repeated claims of
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 7:06 AM
|Bayer starts Monsanto integration as stock suffers
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Thursday that it would begin integrating seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto after a mega-merger, but its stock price was battered by the US firm's legal woes. Two months after the $63 billion deal -- the biggest ever foreign takeover by a German company -- Bayer completed the sale of a final tranche of crop science businesses worth 5.9 billion euros ($6.7 billion) to rival BASF under concessions imposed by cartel watchdogs. With competition authorities' conditions met, "the integration of Monsanto into the Bayer Group can begin," the Leverkusen-based company said in a statement.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 11:12 AM
|California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 8:14 PM
|Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse Report
Pennsylvania's newly released grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 7:49 PM
|How a US coffee shop sparked a diplomatic standoff between China and Taiwan
A bakery in California has found itself at the centre of an international storm after it welcomed the president of Taiwan with a cup of coffee and a goody bag. The result was a major diplomatic incident as Chinese customers launched a boycott of the 85C Bakery Cafe, which rapidly disappeared from online ordering platforms on the Chinese mainland. The episode highlight's Beijing's sensitivity over an island that considers itself a sovereign state, but has never declared formal independence. The Taiwanese-owned chain apologised and distanced itself from the views of Tsai Ing-wen, the pro-independence leader of the island, after she dropped in on Wednesday en route to visiting allies in South America. Excited staff gave her a gift bag and took selfies, as images were uploaded to Facebook by part of her delegation. A woman looks at her mobile phone at a 85C Bakery Cafe in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province Credit: AFP They have since been removed but it was too late to prevent the diplomatic fallout. Beijing - which has been working to isolate countries that recognise Taiwan - warned it would oppose any businesses that support Taiwanese independence. A company official in Taipei, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that it had been removed from several online platforms, telling the AFP news agency: "We have noticed the situation and we hope it won't be permanent." 85C began in Taiwan but has since expanded to earn more than 60 percent of its revenue in China. Losing its presence on food delivery apps would be devastating. At a glance | The One China policy China views the island as part of its own territory, and has escalated a campaign to isolate Taiwan internationally since Ms Tsai came to power in 2016. A growing number of international companies including airlines and hotels have been bending to pressure from Beijing to refer to Taiwan as part of China. The election of Donald Trump has added to Chinese unease as he showed little regard for the fine lines and grey areas of the "one China policy". Taiwan's state-aligned Central News Agency on Thursday quoted a top official with China's Taiwan Affairs Office, Long Mingbiao, as saying in Beijing that any company that expects to invest and "make money" in China must adhere to its policies. 85C's problems began after Tsai stopped off at a Los Angeles branch of the cafe this week during an American visit in which she became the first Taiwanese leader in 15 years to give a public speech on American soil, something Beijing staunchly opposes. Internet users in China lashed out with boycott threats and calls for the coffee chain to quit the Chinese market.
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:32 PM
|Atlantia to hold board meetings after Genoa bridge disaster: source
Italian toll-road group Atlantia has called special board meetings next week to discuss the deadly collapse of a bridge it operates in Genoa, a source said on Friday. Autostrade per l'Italia, the Atlantia unit that manages the stretch of motorway in northern Italy where the bridge is located, is expected to hold a board meeting on Tuesday while the Benetton-backed parent company will hold its own meeting on Wednesday, the source said. A series of technical and legal issues will be presented to Atlantia and Autostrade board members next week, according to the source .
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 6:59 AM
|The secret Soviet organization that explains what Russia is doing today
Russian attempts to dupe, confuse or weaken the West date back at least to the early decades of the 20th century. An outfit called the Cheka charted a course that’s still being followed today.
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 5:00 AM
|Passenger films Xiamen Airlines flight overshooting runway
A Xiamen Air flight veers off a rain-soaked runway when it lands in Manila's main airport, which causes widespread disruptions to flights. No reporter narration.
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 5:16 AM