• Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg given immunity by prosecutors to testify
Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg given immunity by prosecutors to testify

Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating campaign finance laws at Trump's direction, when he made payments to prevent the stories of Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal , two women alleging extramarital affairs with Trump, from going public during Trump's 2016 campaign.

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  • National Enquirer kept safe full of potentially damaging stories about Trump
National Enquirer kept safe full of potentially damaging stories about Trump

The Wall Street Journal first reported Weisselberg's immunity deal. Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to handling hush money for Mr Trump in violation of campaign finance laws. He is now one of three executives, alongside the president's elder sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who run the trust set up to manage the Trump Organization while...

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  • Mexico, U.S. are ‘close’ to resolving the bilateral NAFTA issues
Mexico, U.S. are ‘close’ to resolving the bilateral NAFTA issues

Matt Blunt, president of the American Automotive Policy Council, also said there had been discussion of imported products that do not comply with new NAFTA requirements. It said the foreign OEMs "remain concerned that, without further clarifications, assurances and modifications, many (of us) will not be in a position to support (...) NAFTA 2.0".

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  • China trade war hits US$100 billion in goods
China trade war hits US$100 billion in goods

Beijing issued a $60 billion list of American products for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with that. At precisely 12:01 a.m. ET, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce released a statement vowing to "make the necessary counterattacks".

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  • Trump Slams Cohen, Lauds Manafort After Twin Legal Blows
Trump Slams Cohen, Lauds Manafort After Twin Legal Blows

The two findings of guilt against Cohen and Manafort ratchet up political pressure on Trump and fellow Republicans ahead of November elections, in which Democrats are seeking to regain control of Congress. Many legal analyst question whether the Constitution permits the indictment of a sitting president, but Katyal said prosecutors within the De...

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  • Trump reveals what will happen if he's impeached
Trump reveals what will happen if he's impeached

US President Donald Trump has responded to speculation that he might be impeached by warning that any such move would damage the economy. "This is an investigation that has led to many convictions, where Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts yesterday", Donnelly said.

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  • Australia PM loses ministers in leadership battle
Australia PM loses ministers in leadership battle

Their statement came hours after former home affairs minister Peter Dutton announced that he had challenged Turnbull to another party leadership contest, indicating that he was confident of victory. He said Turnbull has run an excellent government that had delivered record jobs growth and a strong economy "and yet that hasn't been good enough f...

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  • United States sanctions 'counterproductive and senseless' - Putin
United States sanctions 'counterproductive and senseless' - Putin

I would consider it if they do something that would be good for us. The new moves are the latest among a series of President Donald Trump's administration's actions against Russia's alleged "threatening" activities against the US. "Our British counterparts have pretty high self-esteem", he said. He went on to say that USA officials appa...

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  • Can Trump bend the Fed to his will?
Can Trump bend the Fed to his will?

The benchmark U.S. interest rate, which plays a large role in setting borrowing costs for mortgages, credit cards, small business and auto loans, was set at a range of 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent when Trump was sworn in. The statement released back then presented little changes to the previous one´s language, but was generally positive, as despit...

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  • Erdoğan: Currency crisis an
Erdoğan: Currency crisis an "attack" on Turkey

Turkey's currency has tumbled by some 40 percent since the start of the year, amid worries about Erdoğan's control over monetray policy and worsening relations with the United States . The lira stood at 6.0500 at 1111 GMT, compared with a close of 6.0600 on Tuesday. Turkey has repeatedly asked Washington to return Gulen, but USA officials ha...

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  • Michael Cohen, Trump’s Former Attorney, Expected to Enter Guilty Plea
Michael Cohen, Trump’s Former Attorney, Expected to Enter Guilty Plea

Cohen said Trump "directed" it. Cohen struck a plea deal to federal charges including campaign-finance fraud stemming from hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal . It is the first trial victory for special counsel Robert Mueller's team. Lanny Davis , lawyer for Trump's former lawyer Mic...

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  • Iran's Foreign Ministry: EU should speed up efforts to save nuclear deal
Iran's Foreign Ministry: EU should speed up efforts to save nuclear deal

The 2017, $5 billion contractfor new development at the massive South Pars offshore natural gas field was the first major gas deal signed with Iran following the 2015 nuclear deal. The US reimposed sanctions on Iran after Washington withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers. The second wave that would hit in November ...

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  • Trump 'Not Thrilled' with Fed Chairman Powell Over Rate Hikes
Trump 'Not Thrilled' with Fed Chairman Powell Over Rate Hikes

Keeping global trade conflict concerns on the boil, Trump said in an interview with Reuters on Monday that China was manipulating the yuan to make up for having to pay tariffs imposed by Washington on some imports from China. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), another member of the Banking Committee and its former chairman, said presidents often fi...

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  • Actions better than words, says Russian Federation after Trump offer
Actions better than words, says Russian Federation after Trump offer

The Trump administration added to its growing list of sanctions against Russian Federation on Tuesday by blacklisting two companies and two individuals suspected of trying to circumvent United States sanctions imposed in June in response to cyberattacks.

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  • Following Musk's interview, Tesla shares plummet again
Following Musk's interview, Tesla shares plummet again

The father-of-six also rejected suggestions he had been smoking marijuana, adding: 'I was not on weed, to be clear. "Weed is not helpful for productivity", he told the Times . He told the Times yesterday that he expects "at least a few months of extreme torture from the short-sellers, who are desperately pushing a narrative that will possibly ...

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  • Nvidia Falls 5% as Demand for Crypto-Related Chips Dries Up
Nvidia Falls 5% as Demand for Crypto-Related Chips Dries Up

For a second quarter in a row, investors ignored Nvidia's growth in its main markets and ditched the stock, which fell about 5% in extended trading. Nvidia founder and Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang is reshaping his company to take advantage of trends that are changing computing. "Developers are jumping on the GPU-accelerated computing m...

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  • Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports
Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports

In addition to financial information about earnings and cash flow, these reports also include qualitative information in the form of earnings guidance, which are ' forward-looking ' statements from management about what the company plans to do in the future.

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  • Weed-killing poison found in breakfast cereals, other foods
Weed-killing poison found in breakfast cereals, other foods

However, the EPA contends that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, and Monsanto , makers of the herbicide Roundup for which glyphosate is a key ingredient, claim that glyphosate isn't a risk to humans, wildlife, or the environment.

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  • Google employees push back on censored China search engine
Google employees push back on censored China search engine

Throughout the Dragonfly ordeal and Google's past problems with Pentagon contracts, employees have consistently relied on the media, both social and traditional, to disseminate their worries and requests. China has the world's largest internet audience but has frustrated US tech giants with content restrictions or outright blockages of services...

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  • Futures drop on worries about Turkey currency crisis
Futures drop on worries about Turkey currency crisis

The S&P 500 index climbed 19 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,841 as of 3 p.m. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 advanced 0.8 percent to 6,299.60 and India's Sensex added 0.6 percent to 33,751.22. Those jitters eased later Tuesday. CONTAGION FEARS: Emerging markets had fallen Monday on concern that Turkey's turmoil could highlight similar problems in their econ...

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