June 18, 2019

US likely to impose more tariffs on China if new trade deal isn’t reached

ANNECORDON/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer said before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the U.S. is ready to place more tariffs on China if it can't agree to a new trade deal. “The economic trade relationship with China has been unbalanced and grossly unfair to American workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses for decades,” Lighthizer told the committee. “We put tariffs on certain Chinese products, and are preparing to do more if certain issues..
June 18, 2019

Former Egyptian President Morsi given secretive burial as UN calls for investigation

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was laid to rest in a low-key burial in the early hours of Tuesday, as questions were being raised about his apparently sudden death after suffering a heart attack in a courtroom. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an independent investigation into the causes of Morsi's Monday death, according to a statement from spokesman Rupert Colville. "Concerns have been raised regarding the condit..
June 18, 2019

Road signs warning of hedgehogs coming to the UK

Courtesy of Britain's Department of Transport(LONDON) -- New signs are coming to protect drivers, hedgehogs and other small animals in the United Kingdom, the Department for Transport announced Monday, as hedgehog populations in rural areas have halved since 2000. "The new small mammal warning sign should help to reduce the number of people killed and injured," Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said in a statement, "as well as helping our precious small wild mammal population to flourish."..
June 18, 2019

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi given quick, secretive burial

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was laid to rest in a low-key and un-ceremonial burial in the early hours of Tuesday that stands in stark contrast to other leaders who were mourned by hundreds of thousands of people. When former Presidents Gamal Abdel-Nasser and Anwar El-Sadat died, Egypt's streets were packed with mourners and cranked up by loud cries and wails, with their funerals broadcast over and over again to mark their death anniversaries ev..