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Donald Trump: Killing NAFTA Would Be 'Shock to the System'.

President Donald Trump discussed his decision to renegotiate NAFTA, admitting that terminating the trade deal would cause too much economic chaos. “I decided rather than terminating NAFTA, which would be a pretty big, you know, shock to the system, we will renegotiate,' Trump said. But Trump signaled he was ...

- Breitbart - US

TRUMP: I was going to terminate NAFTA, but Trudeau and Peña Nieto called, and I like them.

Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump on Thursday said he decided to back off beginning the process of withdrawing the US from the North American Free Trade Agreement after speaking Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The conversations with the leaders ...

- Business Insider - US

China says it is open to talks with the US on the North Korea nuclear crisis.

ReutersBEIJING/SEOUL - China on Thursday welcomed an apparently softer tone by the United States on the North Korean nuclear and missile crisis but stressed its opposition to a U.S. missile defence system being deployed in South Korea. Separately, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

- Business Insider - US

Here's how the 'biggest tax cut in history' could impact stocks .

Reuters/Lucas JacksonThere's no denying that President Donald Trump's proposed "biggest tax cut" in US history, which would lower the corporate tax rate to 15% from 35%, will boost cash flow to US corporations and ultimately help their bottom line. That's simple economics. But will stocks get a commensurate bump up from ...

- Business Insider - US

A Calmer Mexico Sees Trump Anew: as a ‘Bluffer’ at the Poker Table.

President Trump used to be able to anger Mexico easily, but leaders there have developed a thicker skin as they prepare to renegotiate Nafta with the United States.

- New York Times - US

Kushner, Ivanka, to join President's trip to Israel.

Report claims US President's Jewish daughter and son-in-law will accompany him on visit to Israel.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

U.S. Chief Justice Alarmed At Trump Stance In Balkan Immigrant's Case.

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts has questioned the stance of President Donald Trump's administration in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Trump tax plan leaves heavy lifting to Congress.

U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the tax code leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting — Hous...

- The Hindu - IN

Trump order may seek to reverse offshore drilling ban.

U.S. presidential remarks about Alaska and senate measures on offshore drilling may point to an executive action on oil and gas, authorities on the matter said.

- UPI - US

Pacific Command chief says missile defense in the works for Hawaii.

The head of the U.S. Pacific Command told Congress that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today,' adding that a defensive radar for the islands is being planned and that installing intercontinental ballistic missile interceptors is being discussed.

- Stars and Stripes - US

The Simpsons on Trump's first 100 days in office.

Here is The Simpsons' take on Trump's 100th day in the White House, which includes Sean Spicer hanging himself with a sign that says, "I Quit!" and a strangling match between Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon. We also get to see Trump in his jammies, lying in bed with a remote in his hand. An aide comes to his side and asks ...

- Boing Boing - US

Ann Coulter cancels speech at Berkeley amid safety dispute

By Lisa Fernandez BERKELEY, Calif. - Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said she had scrapped plans to speak on Thursday at the University of California at Berkeley in defiance of campus officials, who had barred her original engagement this week out of concerns about inciting violent protests. Coulter, one America's ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Enormous progress' in U.S.-Mexico ties: Mexican foreign minister

Relations between the United States and Mexico have seen "enormous progress" during the first months of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Thursday. Videgaray said the call, which was initiated by Pena Nieto and lasted about 20 minutes, focused exclusively on ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Arkansas nears fourth execution in about a week

Arkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again. Arkansas, which had not held an execution in 12 years until this month, has put three inmates to death since ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Southwest Airlines says to stop overbooking flights

"Soon, we will no longer book a flight over capacity as part of the selling process," a Southwest spokesman told Reuters. Southwest, the No.4 airline by passenger traffic, had the highest forced bumping rate among large U.S. carriers, taking nearly 15,000 passengers off flights last year, or 9.9 per 100,000 passengers, down ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Amtrak to launch repairs at New York's troubled Penn Station

Traveling through the nation's busiest transit hub, New York's Pennsylvania Station, will become even more cumbersome as Amtrak takes some tracks out of service for repairs after recent derailments disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of commuters in recent weeks. "We all clearly understand there has been a sense of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

How did a copy of U.S. Declaration of Independence get to southern England?

British experts will carry out tests to try to determine how a rare copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence found its way to an archive in southern England. The handwritten manuscript, only the second such parchment in existence, had been stored for more than 60 years in a strong-room among miles of documents in the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

United to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats

United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier's efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger. The offer came after rival Delta Air Lines Inc outlined plans to offer up to $9,950 in such ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump says U.S. will renegotiate NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico

U.S. President warns deal could still be terminated if agreement can't be reached

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Trump lashes out at Democrats over spending bill in tweetstorm

Trump accuses Democrats of trying to close national parks and jeopardize the safety of U.S. troops

- The Globe and Mail - CA

California Republicans join climate change fight, tell colleagues 'it would be foolish not to engage'

President Trump has famously dismissed climate change as a hoax and his administration is reportedly debating how to walk back the United States' participation in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. But far from Washington, members of the president's party are quietly bridging partisan divides to work with Democrats on ...

- The Week - US

Why President Trump is getting killed in court, in 1 astonishingly ignorant comment

While the Republican Congress has been laughably deficient in checking President Trump's corruption and power grabs, the federal courts have been doing their job. On Tuesday, a federal district court judge blocked an executive order intending to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities. The president of the United States ...

- The Week - US

Amnesty holds Statue of Liberty protests outside US embassies to mark Trump's first 100 days

The group held silent demonstrations to highlight US president's 'human rights violations'.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Donald Trump 'has no intention' of releasing his tax returns

Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin said, asserting that Americans already have "plenty of information" about their president's financial matters.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Nigeria's Jonathan blames Obama for 2015 election defeat

LAGOS, Nigeria, Apr 27 - Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan has blamed Barack Obama for his 2015 presidential election defeat to Muhammadu Buhari, alleging the former US president headed a global conspiracy to get rid of him. Jonathan made the allegations in a new book out on Friday called “Against The Run of Play”, ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Malta-born Australian and his wife stranded in Canada after being refused US re-entry

A Malta-born Australian man and his wife were left stranded in Canada when US border authorities cancelled his visa and refused him entry into the United States, Australian media has reported. David Sciberras was travelling in the United States with his wife Renate. They interrupted their US trip with a visit to Canada, but ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

US steel probe breaches fair trade principles

CHINA’S steel industry group has voiced concern over the US probe on steel imports, saying the move sends a signal of protectionism and is against the principles of fair trade. The announcement by China Iron and Steel Association came in response to US President Donald Trump’s call for the initiation of a trade ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Inquiry into Trump adviser's links to Russia

THE Pentagon’s inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to United States President Donald Trump, took money from foreign entities without needed approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats yesterday. The inspector general is probing ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Cheers to Trump tax cuts but jobs uncertain

US businesses would reap a windfall if President Donald Trump’s plan to cut corporate tax rates and slash taxes on cash parked overseas becomes law, but it was unclear whether they would stimulate a surge in investment and job creation in return. Under Trump’s proposals, American companies would move from being ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Trump says NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico, is 'very possible'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with neighboring Canada and Mexico was "very possible," but he threatened to scrap the pact if the countries failed to reach a "fair deal for all." "I received calls from the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

U.S. Congress takes steps to push budget deadline, avert shutdown | Reuters

By Richard Cowan | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress began moving to extend Friday's budget deadline until May 5 and is expected to pass legislation allowing more time to finalize a spending deal to fund the federal government through September and avoid a shutdown.House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney ...

- Firstpost - IN

Suspected US drone strike kills seven 'militants' in North Waziristan

A suspected US drone strike killed several Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border, one militant commander and intelligence sources said on Thursday, in a rare strike on Pakistani soil.If confirmed, the air strike, which happened on Wednesday, would only be the second drone attack inside the ...

- DAWN - PK

U.S. Congress takes steps to push budget deadline, avert shutdown

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress began moving to extend Friday's budget deadline until May 5 and is expected to pass legislation allowing more time to finalize a spending deal to fund the federal government through September and avoid a shutdown. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen ...

- Sify - IN

Trump says 'will renegotiate' NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump expressed optimism on Thursday the United States, Canada and Mexico can successfully renegotiate a trade accord he deems unfair to American interests but vowed to scrap the 23-year-old pact if a "fair deal for all" cannot be reached. Trump, in a meeting with Argentine ...

- Sify - IN

Wall Street little changed with eyes on earnings

NEW YORK, April 27 — US stocks were little changed today amid a flood of quarterly earnings reports, while investors assessed President Donald Trump's tax reform plan. The one-page plan, unveiled yesterday, proposed deep tax cuts for many...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill

WASHINGTON " The moribund Republican health care bill received a jolt of life when the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed a revised version of the measure. But a leading GOP moderate criticized the reshaped legislation...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

White House says Trump won't immediately pull out of NAFTA

WASHINGTON " President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after administration officials said he was considering...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Door seems closed completely to Trump tax returns release

WASHINGTON " President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters.For...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Trump says Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out

WASHINGTON " The Latest on President Donald Trump's activities :7:10 a.m.President Donald Trump says the leaders of Canada and Mexico called him asking the United States to remain a partner in the North American...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

WASHINGTON " President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump's tough stance on Canada 'boils down to political theatre'

Andrew Harnik/APThe Trump administration has come out swinging against Canada this week. The US slapped new anti-subsidy duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports, President Donald Trump tweeted critically about Canada's dairy-pricing policies, and the outlook for NAFTA negotiations looks increasingly uncertain. The recent ...

- Business Insider - US

Exclusive: Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again

TAIPEI - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again and she urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation.

- Reuters - US

Trump Directs DeVos to Enforce Local Control of Education

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that directed U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review federal regulations that infringe upon state and local governments' ability to enact education policy at the level closest to the American people.

- Breitbart - US

Suspected US drone kills 7 in Pakistan: officials

A suspected US drone strike on a house in a remote tribal area bordering Afghanistan has killed at least seven militants, Pakistan security officials said today.If confirmed the attack would be the second drone raid under the administration of United States President Donald Trump.The use of drones has dwindled in Pakistan, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's tax plan leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan.

- Billings Gazette - US

Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

WASHINGTON — Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities.

- Billings Gazette - US

House panel seeks charges for company in Clinton email case

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting a technology services company that was involved in maintaining a private email server for Hillary Clinton.

- Billings Gazette - US

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

- WRAL.com - US

Taiwan's pursuit of F-35s tests Trump's early rapport with China's Xi

Taiwan's push to include F-35 fighter jets in its first arms deal with President Donald Trump could pose the next challenge to the diplomatic detente between the new U.S. leader and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.

- Stars and Stripes - US

China vows military drills as U.S. rolls out THAAD system in South Korea

Republican and Democratic senators attended an unprecedented classified briefing at the White House Wednesday. Tensions are rising on the Korean peninsula where the U.S. missile system THAAD is being installed in South Korea. In response, China says it will conduct live-fire drills and test new weapons. Adriana Diaz ...

- CBS NEWS - US

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