China May Restrict Access of U.S. Companies to Technology

China is taking steps to protect its technological advancements, it says, in the latest tit-for-tat in escalating trade tensions with the U.S. The move is seen as retaliation to the U.S. government’s stance against Chinese technologies companies. Last month the U.S. added Huawei, the giant Chinese smartphone maker, to a blacklist of companies prevented from […]

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Trump Announces Deal with Mexico on Migration, Says Tariffs Will Not Be Imposed

President Donald Trump dropped a threat to impose tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of Mexican goods entering the country if Mexico didn’t do more to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the nation’s southern border. The President made the announcement yesterday on Twitter. “I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America […]

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U.S. to Now Require Social Media Histories from Visa Applicants

The U.S. will now require all persons applying for visitors’ visas to provide social media usernames, previous email addresses as well as phone numbers for additional inspection. It’s a significant expansion of the United States’ vetting process for potential visitors. “National security is our top priority when adjudicating visa applications, and every prospective traveler and […]

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European Elections See Partisans Gain Seats and Centrists Lose

The European Union held parliamentary elections this weekend and partisan groups – both on the right and left – made big gains. Suffering losses were centrist parties who now hold the least power in about 40 years. Europe has spent that last 4 days voting for representatives in the European Parliament, the lawmaking arm of […]

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US Government Charges Julian Assange under the Espionage Act

The U.S. Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with seventeen counts, including violations the Espionage Act. The new counts supersede an indictment that handed down last year but only unsealed in April. That indictment charged Assange with “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.” In 2010 Army Intelligence Officer Bradley Manning illegally downloaded hundreds of […]

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Theresa May Steps Down Amid Failure to Find Brexit Agreement

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation today, telling supporters that it was with “deep regret” that she couldn’t deliver a Brexit deal. May said she had done everything she could to convince British Parliament to support a withdrawal deal she had crafted with the European Union but that now it was in the […]

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U.S. Cities Best in World for Making a Living According to Report

San Francisco is the world’s best city in terms of making a living, according to an annual analysis conducted by Deutsche Bank. The firm’s “Mapping the World’s Prices 2019” report, which analyzes cities the world over and ranks them for salary and disposable income after rent, placed the Golden City first. San Francisco had previously […]

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Google Halts Business with Smartphone Maker Huawei

Google’s parent company Alphabet, Inc, has discontinued business with Huawei in the wake of the Trump administration adding the Chinese smartphone maker to a blacklist of companies prevented from doing business in the U.S. The business includes any operations that require the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open […]

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Trump Drops Tariffs on Canada, Mexico Steel Imports to Ease Passage of Trade Deal

The Trump administration has agreed to lift tariffs on steel imports from Canada and Mexico, paving the way for a new trilateral trade deal to go through. President Trump made the announcement in remarks to the National Association of Retailers in Washington, D.C., Friday. “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just reached an agreement with […]

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