Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new tariffs

President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about USD200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported over

USA | Swollen rivers near record levels as Florence looms

With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of nearly 120,000 people

Offbeat | Argentina seizes costly film equipment stolen from Hollywood

Argentine authorities said Friday that they had seized about USD3 million in cameras, lenses and other film equipment stolen in Hollywood and New York. Security Minister

This Day in History | 1970 – Rock legend Hendrix dies after party

Guitarist Jimi Hendrix has died after collapsing at a party in London. Police say there was no question of foul play. A number of

World briefs

CHINA A prominent figure in global finance said Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports of goods needed by American companies.

The Buzz | Survey finds 2m US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes

FAQ | Idlib battle a climactic end to Syria rebellion?

The Syrian army, backed by allies Iran and Russia, is preparing for a military offensive to retake the country’s last major rebel stronghold —the province of Idlib.

Offbeat | Suspicious item turns out to be science experiment

Police officers spent two hours investigating a suspicious plastic container found behind a Missouri sandwich shop before determining it was a high school science experiment. KMBC-TV reports

US, Cuba to meet on mystery ‘health attacks’ in Havana

U.S. and Cuban officials will meet later today in an effort to determine the method and motive behind mystery incidents in Havana that have injured American

This Day in History | 1981 – Queen’s ‘fantasy assassin’ jailed

A teenage boy who fired blank shots at the Queen during a Trooping of the Colour ceremony has pleaded guilty to a charge under the 1848 Treason

World briefs

JAPAN is gearing up to accept more foreign workers as its own population is on the brink of a steep decline, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said.

The Buzz | Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas

The outer bands of wind and rain from a weakened but still lethal Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina yesterday as the monster storm moved in for a

Chenwei Guo murder | Ex-convict pleads guilty in Chinese student’s shooting death

An ex-convict pleaded guilty to killing a University of Utah student from China using a gun stolen after another slaying. Austin Boutain, 24, was sentenced to

EU | Lawmakers move against Hungary over rule of law

European Union lawmakers voted yesterday to launch action against the Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban for allegedly undermining the bloc’s democratic values and rule of law.

USA | Woodward book goes on sale as ex-Trump aides push back

A new White House tell-all from journalist Bob Woodward, the election season’s most-talked- about political book, officially went on sale yesterday as several former aides of

International court says it’s ‘undeterred’ by US threats

Afghan rights workers warned yesterday that a blistering U.S. attack on the International Criminal Court investigating war crimes allegations will strengthen a climate of impunity

Offbeat | A confident Elton John kicks off farewell tour with flair

After 90 minutes of nonstop singing and piano playing — which had the audience on their feet and desperately waiting for more — Elton John returned to

This Day in History | 1993 – Rabin and Arafat shake on peace deal

The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the PLO leader, Yasser Arafat, have shaken hands before cheering crowds on the White House lawn in Washington.

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