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China Oct copper imports fall to May low as prices soar -customs

China Oct copper imports fall to May low as prices soar -customs Consequently, the trade surplus totaled $38.2 billion in October versus the expected level of $39.1 billion. Steel exports fell 3% on-month to 4.98 million tonnes last month, hitting their lowest since February, 2014. China is one of the world's largest oil buyers. For next year, however, independent refiners will see a boost their imports as Chinese authorities on Wednesday raised their 2018 ... [Full Article...]

GUIDE: Veterans Day Freebies And Discounts

GUIDE: Veterans Day Freebies And Discounts Requires drink purchase. Only valid at participating locations. On Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11, BJ's is offering a free meal valued at up to $12.95. Veterans and active-duty service members can get a free select draft beer (where it's legal) or $5 off their check on November 11. This is the observed Veterans Day holiday in 2017. [Full Article...]

Suspect dead after two police officers shot in Clayton County

Suspect dead after two police officers shot in Clayton County Wednesday to a report of a man driving recklessly on a motorcycle and not wearing a helmet. Other officers found 30-year-old Jacob Bailey dead behind the house. The GBI has been called in to investigate the shooting of two Forest Park police officers. The shooting led Forest Park Middle School to be placed on a level one lockdown as a precaution. [Full Article...]

'Impressive' recognition of veterans set for Friday at Portage High

Van C. Stone, a decorated Vietnam War veteran in the U.S. Army with one Silver Star, three Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts, the release stated. A 21-gun salute will sound, followed by the playing of "Taps". Pacific St., Blackfoot. North County High School Principal Lance Sprenkel said a luncheon for the veterans and their families will follow the ceremony in the back gym. [Full Article...]

Mike Pence, Karen Pence visit Texas after deadly church shooting

Mike Pence, Karen Pence visit Texas after deadly church shooting President Trump has stated that he would like to have a bill on his desk by Thanksgiving. Pence will be joined by his wife, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and representatives Will Hurd (R-Helotes) and Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo). Video of the attack, captured by a camera that recorded services for online posting, showed Kelley deliberately executing people, according to The New York Times, citing a... [Full Article...]

Mounties arrest 5 naked people after two-car 'purposeful collision'

Mounties arrest 5 naked people after two-car 'purposeful collision' The man was put in the trunk of the auto. While the auto was being driven, the adult man, who was stuffed in the trunk, somehow managed to escape. The mum then made a courageous escape with the baby. Scott, who was in the area at the time of the arrest, said he saw police use what appeared to be Tasers on the suspects. It's unclear whether they were naked when the kidnapped occurred, or stri... [Full Article...]

Retired Navy vet charged with kidnapping woman found dead

Retired Navy vet charged with kidnapping woman found dead He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted. Her body was found more than 380 miles away, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Specialists say the congregation is found just a couple of hundred yards from Brown's youth home. 18 while she was in transit to work at a sandwich shop on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, Virginia. Prosecutors said DNA samples taken fr... [Full Article...]

Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria

Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria The Central Military Media Center, an outlet affiliated with the Syrian military, said Syrian troops and allied fighters have begun entering the town. The jihadi organization, which grew out of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and was known for its commitment to sectarian violence against the country's Shiite Muslim community, had grown powerful during the US occupation of Iraq and took advantage of the uprisin... [Full Article...]

Spain's Top Court Annuls Catalonia's Declaration of Independence

However, despite transport delays, shops and businesses in the region largely appeared to be functioning as normal. Catalonia's ousted president has claimed he left the region because the Spanish government was preparing a "wave of oppression and violence" against separatists. [Full Article...]

Judge Slaps Gag Order On Everyone Involved In Manafort-Gates Case

Judge Slaps Gag Order On Everyone Involved In Manafort-Gates Case Manafort and Gates have been released to home confinement. Downing, appearing before television cameras on Monday, said the charges against Manafort were "ridiculous" and said the president was correct to insist there was "no evidence the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government". [Full Article...]

US Becomes Only Nation Not Part Of Paris Agreement

US Becomes Only Nation Not Part Of Paris Agreement The United States is now the only country on Earth that's declined to be a part of the Paris climate agreement , after Syria announced Tuesday it would join the landmark 2015 pact. The move leaves the U.S., which caused an worldwide outcry in June when Trump announced plans to pull out of the pact, the world's sole hold-out. "This should make the Trump administration pause and reflect on thei... [Full Article...]

A high profile potential jury reported for duty in Chicago this morning

A high profile potential jury reported for duty in Chicago this morning Mr Obama - wearing a dark sport coat, dress shirt, but without a tie - waved to people who gathered outside after hearing word that he would be reporting for jury duty. In 2015, former President George W. Bush reported for jury duty at a Dallas courthouse. Obama is not the first United States president to show up for service that some Americans either dread or find excuses to avoid. [Full Article...]

Comeback queen Mary Kom closes in on gold

Comeback queen Mary Kom closes in on gold Boxing Federation of India (BFI) president Ajay Singh lauded Mary Kom and the entire Indian boxing contingent for their solid show at the Asian Boxing Championships here on Wednesday. India thus signed off with a gold, a silver and five bronze medals at the continental showpiece. Asian Games bronze medallist Sarita went down to China's Dou Dan while Shiksha was out-punched by Chinese Taipei's form... [Full Article...]

Xi-Trump meeting in Beijing to define future China-US ties

Xi-Trump meeting in Beijing to define future China-US ties US President Donald Trump landed in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon after calling on China to help crack down on North Korea. Like his predecessors, Trump is assessing how to deal with a rising China, balancing the costs of pushing the authoritarian government for political and economic reforms with the benefits of maintaining productive partnerships with the world's second-largest economy. [Full Article...]

Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in 'Hamilton' in Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in 'Hamilton' in Puerto Rico The soldiers were sent to the island after Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Saturday that he is sending about 150 Illinois Army National Guard soldiers to help the United States territory in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Arts and culture are pillars for economic development, cultural tourism, community empowerment and growth. Congressman Doug Lamborn, Republican-Colorado, wants Congress to look... [Full Article...]

Mpls. elects first openly trans African American woman to city council

Mpls. elects first openly trans African American woman to city council The former policy aide was not the first openly transgender candidate to win an election Tuesday night. Jenkins has 12 years of experience as a campaign aide to other city council members. "That means that anything is possible at this point. Now, the sky's the limit". The Minneapolis Star Tribune hasn't called the race yet, but Jenkins may be joined on city council by Phillipe Cunningham, ... [Full Article...]

US Changes Business, Travel & Trade Policy With Cuba

The historic move re-established embassies in Havana and Washington , made it easier for Americans to visit the long-isolated island and was punctuated by a personal visit to Havana where President Barack Obama met several times with Cuban President Raúl Castro. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump promises to 'figure it out' with South Korea's Moon Jae

Donald Trump promises to 'figure it out' with South Korea's Moon Jae Abe told reporters Monday all options are on the table to respond to North Korea's weapons development, while Trump reiterated that the US government stands in solidarity with allies in the region, especially Japan. The two men also met some of the families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 80s, vowing to push for their return. But the gaffe-prone Trump appeared to ... [Full Article...]

Hurst wins 12th District House seat

Hurst wins 12th District House seat Hurst, another reporter at the station, had been dating Parker for nine months when she was killed, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported . Alison and Adam Ward's murder on television shocked the country and set me on a different path. His core issues included education, the environment, the economy, and health care, including the reduction of gun violence. Hurst told CNN that gun control was not ... [Full Article...]

Paradise Papers: UK's leader of opposition wants Queen to apologise

Paradise Papers: UK's leader of opposition wants Queen to apologise The £519 million ($680 million) Duchy, which provides the Queen with an income to cover official expenses, says it invests primarily in commercial, agricultural and residential properties. The Duchy also invested around US$7 million in the Jubilee Absolute Return fund, which invests in hedge funds. The Queen was likely unaware her money had been invested offshore; as David McClure , author o... [Full Article...]


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