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Macron sparks confusion after inviting Iran’s foreign minister to G7 summit – CNN

Monday, August 26, 2019

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Elegy for Bernie? Not quite yet: Sanders 2020 poses a conundrum Democrats must solve – Salon

Monday, August 26, 2019

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 trajectory doesn’t make much sense. That is, it doesn’t make sense to those people who still believe they know “how things work” in American politics — the people who haven’t absorbed the central lesson of the last three or four years, which is that nobody knows how anything works. According to the “I’ve got this figured out” crowd, Sanders was a semi-irrelevant figure in the 2020 race….

Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, pardoned by President Trump, wants old job back – AOL

Monday, August 26, 2019

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, announced that he’s running for his old job on Sunday, exactly two years after President Donald Trump pardoned him for a federal contempt-of-court conviction. “Watch out world! We are back!” Arpaio, 87, said in a statement in which he promised to reinstate the extreme measures that made him famous, like housing immigrants in outdoor tents in the 100-degrees-plus temperatures of…

Lancaster deputy “fabricated” claim that he was shot [updated] – theavtimes.com

Monday, August 26, 2019

[Left] Dozens of SWAT deputies descended on the scene via helicopter on Wednesday, Aug. 21. [Right] Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris held a press conference shortly after the shooting and said it was “insanity” to house mentally ill people so close to the sheriff’s station. LOS ANGELES – In a rare Saturday night press conference, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials revealed that the rookie deputy who claimed he was…

Pressure, prayers and protests: Amazon fires push Brazil to the forefront of international conversations – USA TODAY

Monday, August 26, 2019

CLOSE The Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate. The fires are no accident, and we need to face it. How does this affect our planet? Just the FAQs, USA TODAY Amid an international outcry and protests at home over the proliferation of fires in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government has sent 44,000 troops to combat the environmentally damaging blazes. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, whose pro-development policies have…

Trump Has Second Thoughts On China Trade War – NPR

Sunday, August 25, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and President Trump participate in a G-7 working session. Trump is in Biarritz, France, for the G-7 summit of the world’s biggest economic powers. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and President Trump participate in a G-7 working session. Trump is in Biarritz, France, for the G-7 summit of the world’s biggest economic powers. Andrew Harnik/AP President Trump…

Shock at G7 summit as Iran’s Zarif lands in Biarritz – Reuters

Sunday, August 25, 2019

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign minister paid a visit to a G7 summit in France on Sunday, an unexpected twist to a meeting already troubled by differences between U.S. President Donald Trump and Western allies over a raft of issues, including Iran. A White House official said France’s invitation to Mohammad Javad Zarif for talks on the sidelines of the gathering in the southwestern beachside town of Biarritz was…

White House blindsided by Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif’s G7 appearance – CNBC

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The White House was blindsided by the arrival of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday in the coastal French town where President Donald Trump and other world leaders are meeting this weekend, according to three U.S. officials. It’s unclear how much notice Trump had of Zarif’s arrival in Biarritz, France, the site of this year’s Group of Seven summit. When asked about it, the president told reporters he…

Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane – CNN

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Trump G-7 trade: White House says Trump regrets not raising China tariffs higher after "second thoughts" comment – CBS News

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Biarritz, France — President Trump’s only regret in hiking tariffs on China is that he didn’t raise them higher, his press secretary said Sunday after the president had earlier signaled some remorse for an escalating trade war with China. Mr. Trump faced a tense reception from world leaders meeting amid mounting anxiety of a global economic slowdown at the Group of Seven summit in France. During a breakfast meeting with…

Joe Walsh becomes second Republican to challenge Trump for White House – AOL

Sunday, August 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Joe Walsh, a conservative former U.S. congressman turned talk show host, on Sunday became the second Republican to challenge President Donald Trump for the party’s 2020 White House nomination. Walsh criticized Trump, who has strong support among Republicans, as a bully who is unfit for office as he announced his long-shot bid. “I’m running because he’s unfit,” Walsh, 57, told ABC’s “This Week” program. “Somebody…

Iranian official Javad Zarif arrives unexpectedly at G7 amid tensions. Trump’s response? ‘No comment’ – USA TODAY

Sunday, August 25, 2019

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron had a private lunch before the start of the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz on Saturday. (August 24) AP, AP

Lancaster deputy made up story about being shot by a sniper, official says – CNN

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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U.S. and Japan strike trade deal ‘in principle’ – POLITICO

Sunday, August 25, 2019

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands as they participate in a bilateral meeting at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Sunday. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Trade Trump and Abe announced the agreement at the G7 summit in France, with hopes for a formal signing in September alongside U.N. General Assembly meetings. By GABBY ORR 08/25/2019 09:36 AM EDT Updated 08/25/2019 11:04 AM EDT 2019-08-25T11:04-0400…

As disputes boil at G7, Trump softens on trade war – CNN

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Trump on US-China trade war: ‘I could declare a national emergency’ – CNBC

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Trump on US-China trade war: ‘I could declare a national… Clouding the G-7 gathering, which represents the world’s major industrial economies, are the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing. Politicsread more

Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China – The New York Times

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Presidents invoked the law when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, when Serbia sent troops into Kosovo in 1998 and when Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. Among the countries targeted have been international outliers like North Korea, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Congo and Venezuela. Using it in a trade dispute with a country like China would be a drastic departure. But Mr. Trump could make the argument that China constitutes a…

Lancaster deputy confessed to fabricating sniper shooting, authorities say – KABC-TV

Sunday, August 25, 2019

LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) — A Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputy who was reported shot in Lancaster this week made up the incident, authorities announced during a rare Saturday night news conference. The deputy claimed that he was shot in the shoulder Wednesday, which triggered a massive manhunt and evacuations of an apartment complex next to the agency’s Lancaster station, authorities said. Deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, had two holes in his…

Israel says latest Syria airstrike thwarted ‘imminent’ attack by Iranian drones – Fox News

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Video Fox News Flash top headlines for August 24 Fox News Flash top headlines for August 24 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com The Israeli military carried out a late-night attack on targets inside Syria Saturday in what it described as a successful effort to thwart a “very imminent” Iranian drone strike. The airstrike appeared to be one of the most intense efforts by Israeli forces to tamp down Tehran’s military action in the…