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US briefs Iraq Chaldean head, Vatican on aid after critique

17.10.2018 15:48

ROME (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat has briefed the leader of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholics on U.S. development aid after the cardinal accused the United States of failing to help rebuild Christian villages devastated by the Islamic State group. Mark Green, USAID administrator, said Wednesday that he disagreed with the claims Cardinal Louis Sako made [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Melania Trump's Plane Lands Safely After Experiencing Mechanical Issue

17.10.2018 15:08

Melania Trump is doing "fine" after a plane she was on experienced a "minor mechanical issue" on Wednesday. NBC News reports that the First Lady of the United States was...

From: www.eonline.com

Trump seeks answers over Saudi journalist

17.10.2018 14:35

President Donald Trump says the United States is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "if it exists."

From: www.news.com.au

Trump says U.S. asked Turkey for audio-video evidence in Khashoggi case

17.10.2018 12:37

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States has asked Turkey for any audio or video evidence it may have related to the disappearance of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi but was not sure whether any such evidence exists.

From: feeds.reuters.com

Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

17.10.2018 11:02

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to pull the United States out of an international postal treaty that allows China to ship packages to America at discounted rates. The move would escalate a trade dispute with China. The decision to pull out of the Universal Post Union was described by two administration officials [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Aerion's supersonic business jet to meet U.S. noise standards

17.10.2018 10:12


Aerion Supersonic, the developer of a $120 million supersonic business jet, said on Monday it would be able to take off and land without regulatory changes in the United States, a potential boost to efforts to bring back faster air travel. General Electric's GE Aviation unit has completed initial designs for the new Affinity turbofan engine, which will be used in Aerion's AS2 jet, the companies said on the eve of the world's largest business jet show. "We're on track to fly in 2023, and before that year is out cross the Atlantic at supersonic speed, which will be the first supersonic crossing since the Concorde's retirement 20 years earlier," Aerion chief executive Tom Vice said ahead of the Oct. 16-18 NBAA event in Orlando, Florida.

From: www.yahoo.com

Trump Opens New Front in His Battle With China: International Shipping

17.10.2018 10:11

The United States is withdrawing from a treaty that lowered costs for Chinese companies to ship packages here, part of President Trump’s efforts to punish China.

From: www.nytimes.com

Dual vaccine against anthrax and plague

17.10.2018 10:10

A team of researchers has now engineered a virus nanoparticle vaccine against Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, tier 1 agents that pose serious threats to national security of the United States. B. anthracis and Y. pestis are the pathogens that cause anthrax and plague, respectively. Using bacteriophage T4, the scientists developed the vaccine by incorporating key antigens of both B. anthracis and Y. pestis into one formulation. Two doses of this vaccine provided complete protection against both inhalational anthrax and pneumonic plague in animal models.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Mount St. Helens Eruption: Facts & Information

17.10.2018 9:14

Picturesque Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980 and remains the most destructive example of volcanic activity in the United States.

From: www.livescience.com

A Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Is on the Rise in Kids. Scientists Don't Know Why.

17.10.2018 9:14

Dozens of children across the United States have developed a rare polio-like illness, but the reason for this spike in cases remains a mystery, according to health officials.

From: www.livescience.com

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