Monthly archives: May, 2018

US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN AP, 12:15 AM WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal. Still, the talks, which began Thursday and ended Saturday …

Congress Leaders to Discuss Power-sharing Arrangement in Karnataka Today

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Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA chief despite scrutiny of her role in interrogation program

The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director after several Democrats were persuaded to support her despite lingering concerns about the role she played in the brutal interrogation of suspected terrorists captured after 9/11. Lawmakers approved Haspel’s nomination 54 to 45, with six Democrats voting yes and two Republicans voting …

Politics Podcast: A Democratic Squabble In Texas

Embed Code <iframe frameborder=”0″ width=”100%” height=”180″ style=”margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;” scrolling=”no” src=”https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/23532080/”></iframe> The May 22 Democratic primary runoff in Texas’s 7th Congressional District has been characterized as a proxy for the battle at the heart of the Democratic Party: progressives vs. the establishment. In a special installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Clare and Galen compare …

S. Korea downplays Pyongyang’s threats to cancel talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea said Friday it believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and insisting it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. South Korea’s Unification Ministry spokesman Baek Tae-hyun said Seoul expects Pyongyang to faithfully …

DOJ watchdog completes Hillary Clinton report

The Justice Department inspector general said Wednesday he has completed his long-awaited report on the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during the 2016 election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz sent a letter to members of Congress announcing the draft report was complete, but did not say when the results of …