Trump promised to shrink the economic trade gap but it’s still growing

Trump promised to shrink the economic trade gap but it’s still growing

The overall US trade deficit widened in the first nine months of 2019 to nearly $500bn (£388bn), a sign that the Trump administration’s approach to trade has so far done little to make a dent in the imbalance. The trade deficit for both goods and services in the first three quarters of the year jumped by 5.4 per cent, […]

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Most countries’ climate plans ‘totally inadequate’ – experts | Environment

The world is on a path to climate disaster, with three-quarters of the commitments made by countries under the Paris agreement “totally inadequate”, according to a comprehensive expert analysis. Four nations produce half of all carbon emissions but the US has gone into reverse in tackling the climate emergency under Donald Trump while Russia has […]

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Airbnb to ban ‘party houses’ after five people killed in mass shooting at Halloween event

Airbnb to ban ‘party houses’ after five people killed in mass shooting at Halloween event

Airbnb has said it will ban “party houses” in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party at a rented property in California. Five people were killed in the shooting on Thursday, which sent around 100 terrified partygoers running for their lives in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda. The four-bedroom home had been rented […]

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Tarania Clarke, midfielder for Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz, killed in Kingston stabbing | Football

Authorities in Jamaica say a member of the women’s national soccer team has been stabbed to death. Police said Friday that 20-year-old Tarania Clarke was killed during a fight with another woman over a cellphone. The stabbing occurred late Thursday in the capital of Kingston. Officials say the unidentified woman has been detained. Clarke, a […]

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Party in the graveyard! Mexico’s day of the dead celebrations – in pictures | Art and design

In the countryside surrounding Oaxaca, muerteadas (‘walk with the dead’) pass through villages, stopping to dance, sing, drink and celebrate with the locals. Here, revellers pause for breath, beer or a cigarette before setting off for the next village Source link

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Boycotting Mexican avocados is not the best way to fight cartels | Adrienne Matei | Global

Avocados are an approximately $2.3bn annual export for Mexico, with the majority of the creamy fruits growing in Michoacán, a mountainous, western region with rich, volcanic soil. But Michoacán is not only Mexico’s fruit bowl: it is also a stronghold of the country’s drug cartels. Earlier this month, cartel gunmen there massacred 14 police officers […]

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Twitter market shares drop 19% in lowest plunge in more than a year

Twitter market shares drop 19% in lowest plunge in more than a year

Twitter shares plummeted 19 per cent, the social media company’s biggest fall in more than a year, after its third-quarter report to shareholders reflected lower than expected advertising revenue amid privacy concerns and product issues. The company’s third-quarter sales increased 8.6 per cent to $823.7m, short of a predicted $876m, which the company attributed to “a number […]

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Trump impeachment: MLB umpire threatens to 'buy AR-15 for civil war' just before World Series game

Trump impeachment: MLB umpire threatens to ‘buy AR-15 for civil war’ just before World Series game

A longtime umpire for Major League Baseball (MLB) has threatened to buy an AR-15 and take part in a civil war if Donald Trump is impeached, just as millions of fans in America prepared to watch the World Series. The threat came in the form of a tweet from Rob Drake’s account, and was quickly deleted. […]

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Justin Trudeau is a fake progressive. Now Canada must vote for real ones | Martin Lukacs | Opinion

How far Justin Trudeau’s star has fallen. In 2015, the rise of this hopey-changey wunderkind was supposed to usher in a bold new Canadian era: democratic reform, ambitious climate action, a plan to tackle inequality, and a new, respectful relationship with Indigenous peoples. But his Liberal party’s bid for re-election, ahead of the election on […]

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British family deported after saying they accidentally crossed US border | US news

British family deported after saying they accidentally crossed US border | US news

Lawyers for a British family who made an unauthorized crossing from Canada into the United States say the family has been deported after nearly two weeks in federal custody. Bridget Cambria says US Immigration and Customs Enforcement told her all seven members of the family, including an infant and toddler twins, are headed back to […]

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