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Trump’s feud with Justin Trudeau looks like a stunt

President Trump’s rationale for lashing out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does not add up.<p>Calling Trudeau “dishonest” and “weak,” Trump cited two reasons to withdraw the United States from a joint statement on “free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade,” which had been drafted at a …

Donald Trump

U.S. will lift sanctions on North Korea if it meets demands, Mike Pompeo says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Washington would agree to lift sanctions on North Korea if the country agrees to completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program, a move that would create economic prosperity that “will rival” that of South Korea.<p>As Pompeo spoke on several …

Hawaii Approves Bill Banning Sunscreen Believed To Kill Coral Reefs

Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing chemicals they say are contributing to the destruction of the state's coral reefs and other ocean life.<p>If signed by Gov. David Ige, it will make Hawaii the first state in the country to …

Coral Reefs

Macron's Gift Tree Gone From White House Lawn. Ambassador Says It's In Quarantine

The gift was symbolic — honoring U.S. troops' sacrifice during a legendary World War I battle and the ongoing alliance with France. What to make of it, then, when the oak tree that French President Emmanuel Macron and President Trump planted with much ceremony then unceremoniously went missing?<p>The …

The White House

Kim Jong Un went off script during his meeting with the South Korean president — and that could have big implications for Trump

Friday's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in was planned down to every last footstep.<p>The two countries even did a joint rehearsal of their two leaders meeting, shaking hands, and walking around the grounds of the Demilitarized Zone using stand-ins …

Kim Jong Un will probably bring his own toilet to Friday's summit with South Korea — here's why

The leaders of North Korea and South Korea are scheduled to meet face-to-face for the first time this Friday in the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone.<p>It will be the first leadership summit between the countries in more than a decade. It's a first for a North Korean leader to …

Chinese geologists say North Korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end of program

BEIJING — A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation.<p>The findings by the scientists at the University of …

South Korea

Ford to stop making all passenger cars except the Mustang

If you’re looking to buy a car from Ford, you’ll soon have only one choice: a Mustang.<p>Faced with plunging demand and declining profits from its passenger car lineup, Ford will shift its resources to the booming side of the market: pickups, SUVs and crossover-utility vehicles, said CEO Jim Hackett …

General Motors

Parents of Otto Warmbier sue North Korean government over his imprisonment, death

The parents of Otto Warmbier, the college student who died days after his release from captivity, sued North Korea in federal court on Thursday over allegations the authorities “brutally tortured and murdered” their son during his 17 months of “illegal detention” in the country.<p>Cynthia and …

North Korea

Tabasco Sauce Is in a Battle For Its Very Survival

Row after row of blackened wood barrels are piled 30 feet high in a dim warehouse on Avery Island in southern Louisiana. Harold “Took” Osborn leads …

Japan livid over ‘distasteful’ dessert at North Korea summit

A dessert dish that South Korea plans to serve at Friday’s summit with the North has enraged Japan, which is demanding the “distasteful offering” not …

The US wants China to reverse its decision to bar foreign garbage

The United States asked China on Friday not to implement a ban on imports of scrap materials, after the world's top scrap buyer abruptly shut the door to many types of waste, throwing the global recycling industry into turmoil.<p>Reuters broke the news last July that China had told the World Trade …

A self-driving Uber car hit and killed a woman in the first known autonomous-vehicle death

A woman in Arizona has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber in what is believed to be the first time a pedestrian has been killed by an autonomous vehicle.<p>One of the transportation firm's vehicles struck a woman in Tempe late Sunday night, and she died of her injuries at a …

Russia claims foreign hackers are trying to interfere with its election

Russia, a country which has been accused numerous times of attempting to interfere with elections overseas, has claimed that its own presidential contest is under attack from foreign hackers.<p>Officials in Moscow said that the Russian Central Election Commission's website was hit by a coordinated …

Alabama Sheriff Legally Took $750,000 Meant To Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House

A sheriff in Alabama took home as personal profit more than $750,000 that was budgeted to feed jail inmates — and then purchased a $740,000 beach house, a reporter at The Birmingham Newsfound.<p>And it's perfectly legal in Alabama, according to state law and local officials.<p>Alabama has a …

Human Rights

You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a six-figure service business that you can start for less than a …

These Chinese military innovations threaten U.S. superiority, experts say

BEIJING — The Chinese New Year began with the traditional lighting of firecrackers on Friday, but the country's military has been working on incendiaries on an entirely different scale.<p>Over the past year, the nation that invented gunpowder has been rolling out an array of high-tech weapons that …

Military

The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Operating from St. Petersburg, they churned out falsehoods on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. They promoted Donald J. Trump and denigrated Hillary Clinton. They stole the identities of American citizens. They organized political rallies in several states, and …

London City Airport cancels all flights after discovery of huge WWII bomb

LONDON — Harried commuters here have heard it all. Delays due to nasty weather, terrorist attacks, endless repairs. But here's a fresh one: All flights to and from London City Airport were canceled Monday after an unexploded World War II bomb was found buried in the muck of the River Thames near …

London City Airport

South Korea may have embarrassed Kim Jong Un after invitation to Pyongyang — and North Korea doesn’t want to talk about it

As North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics returned over the weekend, the country seemed to completely ignore an invitation Kim Jong Un had extended to South Korea's President Moon Jae In.<p>Sunday's frontpage of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of Korea's ruling party, prominently …

'Nutella riots' erupt in France over discounted chocolate-hazelnut spread

Chaos erupted in supermarkets across France as shoppers brawled trying to get their hands on discounted Nutella.<p>Fights — and even riots — were reported in multiple parts of the country after the Intermarché chain began a promotion for the chocolate and hazelnut spread Thursday. More than a million …

Nutella

Museum Told White House: No Van Gogh, but Here’s a Gold Toilet

Officials at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum were tight-lipped on Thursday night about an unusual email exchange in which its chief curator is said to have rebuffed a White House request for a Vincent van Gogh painting and offered a gold toilet instead.<p>The exchange between the curator, Nancy …

Museums

Giant disco ball dubbed ‘Humanity Star’, launched by startup Rocket Lab, will interfere with scientific study of the universe, experts say<p>Astronomers across the world have criticised a privately owned, New Zealand-based space company after it secretively put a satellite likened to a giant disco …

Columbia University

The Met Is Set To Snap Nearly 5 Decades Of Pay-As-You-Wish Tradition

For nearly five decades, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has been technically free for all, the price of admission but a suggestion offered at the front door. All visitors could pay what they wished — or what they were able.<p>That 1970 policy is set to change later this year: …

Cruise Ships Have Made Bar Harbor Popular. But Have They Ruined It?

BAR HARBOR, Me. — Residents of this scenic coastal town have struggled for the last several years with a conundrum familiar to anyone living in a beautiful place that attracts tourists: How do you maintain its essence when crowds threaten the very qualities they come to enjoy?<p>Since the late 1990s, …

Secret Pentagon Program Spent Millions To Research UFOs

A secret Pentagon program existed for at least three years and spent more than $20 million in research on UFOs, according to multiple media reports published Saturday.<p>The program reportedly examined cases including incidents of military pilots claiming to have seen flying objects that appeared to …

Here's What's In That $300 Million Whitefish Contract

Last week, a tiny company in Montana called Whitefish Energy Holdings announced that it had been given a $300 million contract with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to help restore electricity on the island, which was severely damaged last month by Hurricane Maria. As we reported, that deal was …

Scientists Spot First Alien Space Rock In Our Solar System

Astronomers have spotted some kind of outer space rock that's the first visitor from outside of our solar system that they've ever observed.<p>The discovery has set off a mad scramble to point telescopes at this fast-moving object to try to learn as much as possible before it zips out of sight.<p>"Now we …

The newest Supreme Court Justice is already alienating his colleagues — and it looks like it could get worse

Following his nomination to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch was packaged by his wealthy benefactors as the judicial equivalent of a carrot cake: mild and wholesome with the occasional hint of spice.<p>Now that the justice has been safely installed on the court for life, he has revealed himself to be …

Judiciary

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …