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Soybean Farmers Worry About Tariffs' Impact

19.09.2018 7:17

The trade war between Washington and Beijing has dealt a big blow to American soybean farmers, who depend heavily on the Chinese market.

From: www.npr.org

Facebook accused of discriminating against women with gender-based job ad targeting

19.09.2018 5:52

September 19, 2018 5:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A complaint has been filed with the US government accusing Facebook and 10 other companies of using the platform's ad targeting system to discriminate against women job-seekers on the basis of their gender.

From: www.straitstimes.com

North Korea's Kim to allow international inspections in bid to revive nuclear talks

19.09.2018 3:42

North Korea said it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program.

From: feeds.reuters.com

Assad Has Won and America Must Go

19.09.2018 3:14

What does Washington think it can accomplish in Syria?

From: www.yahoo.com

[Ticker] Poland seeks 'Fort Trump' US military base

19.09.2018 2:59

Polish president Andrzej Duda has asked US president Donald Trump to create an American military base in Poland called "Fort Trump". Trump told him in Washington Tuesday "we're looking at it very seriously" and said Russia had "acted aggressively" in the region. Trump also said he would help Poland stop a Russian gas pipeline to Germany, Nord Stream 2, and consider a visa waiver for Polish visitors to the US.

From: euobserver.com

Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh

19.09.2018 2:12

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill's accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations.

From: www.yahoo.com

Lawmakers Judging Kavanaugh Accuser Still Can’t Fix Their Own Harassment Policy

19.09.2018 2:12

WASHINGTON ― The Senate is rushing to address a sexual assault allegation

From: www.yahoo.com

South Korean president jets to Pyongyang for 'heart-to-heart' nuclear talks with Kim Jong-un

19.09.2018 2:12

Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, will seek to revive stalled talks on nuclear disarmament between the US and North Korea when he jets into Pyongyang on Tuesday morning for a three-day summit with Kim Jong-un. Mr Moon will be the first South Korean leader to visit North Korea’s capital in 11 years and he will be accompanied by an entourage of  senior business executives and K-pop stars as he attempts to bolster economic, cultural and security ties.  He is expected to land at 10am (2am BST), and may be greeted personally by Kim at the airport before proceeding to the negotiating table and a banquet in the evening.  On the eve of his departure for his third direct meeting with Kim this year, Mr Moon pledged to hold “heart-to-heart talks” to push for better ties between Pyongyang and Washington.  “What I want to achieve is peace. I mean irreversible, permanent peace that is not shaken by international politics,” Mr Moon said during a meeting with top advisers, according to his office.  But Im Jong-seok, his chief-of-staff, played down expectations that the summit will produce a major breakthrough on the process of denuclearisation, which has plunged into a deadlock since the historic meeting between Kim and Donald Trump, the US president, in Singapore in June.  Mr Moon will push for a second summit between Kim and Mr Trump, where he believes progress can be made on disarmament. His aides revealed that he wants to find “a middle ground” between the US position on denuclearisation and the North’s request for assurances over security and ending hostilities.  In a press briefing, Mr Im predicted that the summit would take “meaningful” steps to “fundamentally remove the danger of armed clashes and ease fears of war” between the two Koreas, moving them closer to formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War with a peace treaty. Proposals could include the disarmament of sections of the jointly controlled border area or the removal of front-line guard posts.  Trump-Kim summit in pictures: Best photos from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's meeting in Singapore While the moves would be significantly more modest than Kim giving up his nukes, analysts say they are key to building an atmosphere of trust that will avoid future military escalations on the Korean Peninsula.  “Most of the crises around North Korea have been started by some kind of small-scale military exchange on the border that has threatened a larger war,” said Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation.  “Anything you can do to decrease that possibility – moving artillery pieces and physical forces back - would be good for decreasing tensions,” he told The Telegraph.  “Are we getting closer to our goal of denuclearising the Korean Peninsula? No. But we have a dramatically reduced risk of war on the Korean Peninsula compared to this time last year.”    

US, Poland voice concern over Russia's gas pipeline

19.09.2018 2:01

Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US and Polish leaders have expressed their concerns here over Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, claiming it may lead to energy over-reliance on Moscow. Visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday told reporters at a...

From: article.wn.com

Hillary Clinton: Trump 'left unchecked' in midterms could do lasting damage

19.09.2018 0:45

Washington (CNN)Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that if there isn't a "very big rejection" of President Donald Trump's "authoritarian tendencies" in the midterm elections, she's worried about what an unchecked Trump could do to the government. Clinton told Rachel Maddow on MSNBC's...

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