July 6, 2018

After months of threats from President Trump, U.S.-China trade war begins

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- After months of threats from President Trump, a trade war between the world's two largest economies began in earnest at 12:01 a.m. Friday. The U.S. started adding 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, and China has promised to retaliate in kind. The effects could disrupt supply chains and markets across the globe. In a gaggle aboard Air Force One on Thursday, Trump all but confirmed that he was following through with his threats, ticking ..
July 6, 2018

Alleged rhino poachers mauled to death by lions in South Africa

iStock/Thinkstock(KENTON-ON-SEA, South Africa) -- Several animal poachers became prey themselves after being mauled to death by lions as they allegedly trespassed in South Africa’s Sibuya Game Reserve, the reserve owner said. The Eastern Cape reserve is a camping and safari site for tourists. “One of our anti-poaching dogs alerted her handler at about 4:30 a.m. Monday morning that something was amiss,” owner Nick Fox said in a statement on the reserve’s Facebook page. The handler was unconcerned..
July 6, 2018

Former navy SEAL dies while supplying soccer team trapped in Thai cave

Thai Royal Navy SEALS(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- A former Thai navy SEAL died on Friday working to deliver supplies to the soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand, according to official reports. The rescuer passed out and died from a lack of oxygen while on a mission supplying oxygen canisters, authorities said. SEAL commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew said at a news conference the rescuer was working as a volunteer and efforts to revive him failed, adding, "Despite this, we will continue until we ac..
July 6, 2018

How nerve agent Novichock suspected in UK poisonings affects the body

iStock/Thinkstock(SALISBURY, U.K.) -- Novichok may sound like a villain from a James Bond movie, but it’s actually a chemical weapon. The nerve agent has been blamed for the almost fatal poisoning of a former Russian agent and his daughter and, now, a British couple with no known spy connections. What is it? The English translation for the word means “newcomer.” Although, this Russian nerve agent has been on the chemical weapon scene since the Cold War, it was one of the later generations of ch..