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Trump pick for China ambassador sees 'win-win' boost to trade ties | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, said he would help increase trade in a “win-win” for both countries, Chinese state media reported, amid concerns over protectionist talk from the new U.S. administration.<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump …

China

Trump phone calls signal a new transactional approach to allies and neighbors

In his phone calls with foreign leaders, President Trump has made it abundantly clear that he is less interested in tending America’s long-term relationships than he is in short-term deals.<p>It was this approach that shone through in Trump’s contentious call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm …

Donald Trump

Q&A: Trump Adviser Roger Stone on the Media, Nixon and Russia

Few people in politics have known Donald Trump for as long as Roger Stone.<p>The controversial Republican consultant has advised Trump off and on since …

US warns North Korea against nuclear attack | North Korea News

The US defence secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an "effective and overwhelming" response if Pyongyang chose to use nuclear weapons.<p>"Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and …

North Korea

Trump to Israel: Settlements ‘may not help’ achieve peace in the Middle East

President Trump on Thursday warned Israel that constructing new settlements “may not be helpful” to Middle East peace efforts despite--before taking office-- criticizing the Obama administration for not vetoing a United Nations Security Council measure condemning settlements.<p>The Washington Post …

Trump names former 'black site' prison operator CIA deputy chief | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A veteran CIA clandestine service officer who ran one of the agency’s “black site” prisons set up after the 9/11 attacks was named deputy director of the U.S. spy agency on Thursday by U.S. President Donald Trump.<p>The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, …

Donald Trump

Israeli settler group shrugs off White House criticism

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers on Friday shrugged off White House criticism of settlement construction, convinced they have the sympathies of …

Israel

Trump blames dust-up over Australia PM call on 'fake news media'

President Donald Trump on Friday thanked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for "telling the truth" after news swirled that the two men had clashed during a phone call last weekend that abruptly ended when Trump reportedly hung up the phone.<p>“Thank you to Prime Minister of Australia for …

Donald Trump

Trump: I won't be as 'kind' to Iran as Obama

President Donald Trump continued his combativeness towards Iran, tweeting early Friday morning that the country is “playing with fire.”<p>“Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me!” the president tweeted a little before 6:30 a.m. It was just one …

Donald Trump

President Trump Attacks 'Professional Anarchist' Protesters on Twitter

President Donald Trump fired off a series of tweets Friday morning accusing “professional anarchists” of being behind recent protests, as well as …

Poll: Americans divided on Trump's travel ban along party lines

Americans remain sharply divided along partisan lines regarding Donald Trump’s presidency and his executive order temporarily banning entry into the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to a CBS News poll.<p>The poll, released Friday, determined that a majority of …

Travel Ban

Judge orders temporary ban on Trump immigration restrictions | Reuters

(Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Detroit has issued an order temporarily restraining the Trump administration from carrying out immigration restrictions in a presidential executive order, according to a court document.<p>Judge Victoria Roberts issued the order on Thursday in response to a motion …

Immigration

Trump warns America to 'get smart' on Islamic terror after Louvre attack

A suspected terrorist attack at Paris' famed Louvre Museum offered President Donald Trump another opportunity to warn against such dangers for the U.S.<p>The Associated Press reported Friday that a man shouting, "Allahu akbar," and brandishing two machetes attacked French soldiers near the entrance of …

Extremism

Despite Snapchat's IPO, it's not just another Silicon Valley tech titan

Snap, the company formerly known as Snapchat, has finally confirmed it is planning to go public, with an IPO expected sometime in March. If all goes to plan, the company should net somewhere in the realm of $25bn (£20bn) from the public offering, shooting it past Twitter in market cap terms and …

Social Media

Trump ignites political fight over U.S. banking law reforms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday ordered reviews of major banking rules that were put in place after the 2008 financial crisis, drawing fire from Democrats who said his order lacked substance and squarely aligned him with Wall Street bankers.<p>Though the order was short on …

Donald Trump

Trump administration sanctions Iran over missile test

The Treasury Department placed new sanctions Friday on Iran, the first move by the Trump administration in response to a ballistic missile test that led the White House to announce it was putting Iran "on notice."<p>The sanctions were imposed on 25 people and entities involved in helping develop …

South Asia

Trump to take steps rolling back financial regulations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will begin work Friday dismantling the financial regulations enacted after the 2008 economic crisis, hours after the first major economic report of his administration is released.<p>Trump's executive moves won't have an immediate effect on Wall Street …

Donald Trump

The Morning Ritual: 5 Things to Do Before Breakfast to Clear Your Mind and Start the Day

It's easy to wake up and just start running around the house like a crazy person making breakfast, checking email, putting dishes away, doing push-ups, rummaging through closet hangers for an outfit and getting the kids out of the house. Ambitiously, in the spirit of "getting it all done."<p>Most of …

Why Grit Is the Real Key to Success in Business and in Life | Inc.com

Dolly Parton once said, "Above everything else I've done, I've always said I have more guts than talent."<p>I suspect Dr. Angela Duckworth might well endorse Dolly's intuition that guts trumps talent.<p>I was doing some routine work at my desk last Tuesday and was listening with half an ear to the Brian …

Self-improvement

How to Overcome Addiction and Make Lasting Changes in Your Life

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth." </i>-- Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D.<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

5 Common Habits That Might Be Holding Back Your Success

Success looks different to everyone, but the behavioral obstacles we tend to face are remarkably consistent.<p>Everyone’s idea of success is unique. For some, it means owning a multimillion-dollar business and plenty of expensive things. Others have more modest measures of success. A steady income and …

The CEO of fintech company Lending Club is stepping down, and that sent the stock crashing

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche is stepping down from his position with the company after an internal review.<p>Shortly after markets opened Monday morning shares of the company were down as much as 26%.<p>In a statement Monday morning, Lending Club said Laplanche would step down after "an internal …

5 Things a Successful Business Person Does Every Day

If you are aiming to become a successful business person, one of the best things you can do is mimic other successful business people. Although every …

The Ultimate Guide to Habits – Peak Performance Made Easy

You’re much more likely to be successful if you change a bad habit into a better behavior.<p><b>Here’s a common example:</b> A lot of us crave something sweet …

5 Ways to Stay Motivated After a Failure

Any worthwhile endeavor inevitably includes failure in our pursuit of success. No one likes to fail, and we certainly shy away from discussing our failures. The thought of broadcasting them to the world can cause an outbreak of hives.<p>Yet, those who enjoy the greatest success, don't fear failure and …

How to invest in yourself in a way that will pay real dividends

This post is about how to actually, practically invest in yourself in a way that is going to pay real dividends.<p>How to take the steps today that will enable you to be a better person, a better creative, a better developer, or a better business owner tomorrow. And how to do awesome things with your …

Productivity

8 Ways to Create the Discipline Habit

Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Discipline is the greatest obstacle in preventing most people from achieving the levels of success they desire. Take a moment to process that if you had the discipline to do everything you knew you should do, …

How to Stay Inspired When You’re Overwhelmed

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship