China seeks French role in Belt, Road

President welcomes Macron on his first visit as head of state China would like to make joint efforts with France to enhance cooperation under the Belt and Road framework using the principle of mutual benefit, President Xi Jinping said on Monday. Xi made the remark while meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse… Please follow and like us:

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Meat is not the ‘new tobacco,’ and shouldn’t be taxed

By Sylvain Charlebois, Professor in Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University. Is meat the new tobacco? Some are suggesting it is, and urging a “sin tax” on beef, pork and other meats. (Shutterstock) The idea of having to pay a sin tax for environmentally detrimental foods is gaining more support. For some, eating meat is a… Please follow and like us:

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Joe Arpaio to run for Senate in Arizona

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Tuesday he will run for Arizona’s Senate seat as an unabashedly pro-Trump candidate, fueling what was already one of the hottest races in the country. Mr. Arpaio confirmed his decision on Twitter, after breaking the news in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “I am running for the U.S. Senate from… Please follow and like us:

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FRANCE – CHINA – Open markets, Macron tells China, or risk protectionist backlash

French President Emmanuel Macron focused on trade imbalances on the second day of his state visit to China, offering to open up France to Chinese investment in exchange for greater access to Chinese markets for French companies. Speaking to members of the French and Chinese business community at a start-up incubator, called Soho3Q, in Beijing, Macron… Please follow and like us:

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Former White House Strategist Bannon Out as Breitbart Chairman

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is out as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, following nearly a week of “Fire and Fury” after the former presidential adviser’s remarks to author Michael Wolff were published. Bannon had been Breitbart chairman since 2012, except for the time he worked for President Donald Trump as chief strategist.… Please follow and like us:

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May to reshuffle govt in new year reboot as Brexit looms

British Prime Minister Theresa May will begin reshuffling her cabinet Monday in a bid to reassert authority after a torrid 2017 in which she lost her working majority and several ministers to scandals. The long-awaited shake-up arrives ahead of another year of potentially bruising battles over Brexit, as talks with the European Union enter a key… Please follow and like us:

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Al Gore under fire for climate change claim on bomb cyclone icy storm

Former Vice President Al Gore is taking heat for his claim that the icy nor’easter blanketing the eastern seaboard with snow and freezing temperatures is “exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis.” The debate over global warming’s impact on Winter Storm Grayson was already raging when Mr. Gore jumped in with a tweet positing… Please follow and like us:

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Elites ‘Shocked’ That ‘We Actually Are Going to Protect America,’ Gingrich Says

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) blasted the “elites” who remain “shocked” that “we actually are going to protect America” through President Donald Trump’s policies and actions. He made his remarks during an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York. Trump shocked many in political and media circles… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: ‘Great Thing for the World’ if Korean Talks Make Progress

U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes the newly arranged talks between North and South Korea will go “beyond the Olympics” and promised the United States will take part “at the appropriate time.” Trump gave an unusual news conference Saturday from the Camp David presidential retreat, where he met with Republican lawmakers. Of the upcoming talks… Please follow and like us:

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Bannon apologizes over damning portrait in book as White House presses defense of Trump

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump cheering from the sidelines, the White House Sunday pressed its defense of the president’s fitness to govern, as fired former aide Steve Bannon reversed course and apologized for his role in a new book’s explosive portrait of Trump. The president’s critics, meanwhile, said Trump’s stream of taunts and insults in… Please follow and like us:

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Michael Wolff, ‘Fire and Fury’ author, admits: Not all in Trump book true

Well, well, well, turns out even Michael Wolff, author of the “Fire and Fury” book that has sparked such national discussion about the Donald Trump White House, admits that not everything he wrote is true. In his prologue, Wolff writes, as Business Insider noted: “Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White… Please follow and like us:

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Trump administration moves to expand oil and gas drilling off US coasts

The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to open for exploration the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies, including waters off the coast of California. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the draft five-year leasing plan would commit 90… Please follow and like us:

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EU leaders have power to stop Brexit, says Blair

Britain’s former leader Tony Blair has told Euronews that the European Union must show leadership over Brexit—and if it tackled fundamental problems with the European project then the UK could stay in the bloc. The ex-Labour prime minister and increasingly vocal critic of the UK’s plans to leave the EU appeared to go beyond the established… Please follow and like us:

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Trump administration targets recreational pot, placing marijuana businesses at risk

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era federal policy that provided legal shelter for marijuana sales in states that have allowed recreational pot, placing thousands of marijuana businesses operating legally under state law at risk of federal raids and seizures. The Justice Department move plunged California’s fledgling recreational pot market into further uncertainty,… Please follow and like us:

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Conservatives aren’t done with Steve Bannon yet

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday repudiated his former chief strategist, saying Steve Bannon was never as influential as he claimed to be — but the far-right candidates who have long clamored for Bannon’s support aren’t willing to disavow him so quickly. In an explosive statement, the president suggested that Bannon had “lost his mind”… Please follow and like us:

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