May 10, 2019

Beijing vows retaliation after US increases tariffs on $200 billion of imports

daboost/iStock(BEIJING) -- After the working dinner between U.S. and Chinese negotiators in Washington ended after only 90 minutes and without a last-minute deal, President Donald Trump's threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday. The response from China to the U.S. increasing levies on imported goods to 25 percent from 10 percent was immediate. At least on paper. "China deeply regrets that it will have to take necessary countermeas..
May 10, 2019

Princes William and Harry, Kate and Meghan launch new project together

Paul Ellis - WPA Pool /Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince William and Kate and new parents Prince Harry and Meghan teamed up to launch a new project inspired by their work on mental health. The royal "Fab Four," as the in-laws are known, launched Shout, a free text messaging service that offers 24/7 support for people struggling with mental health issues, on Friday. "Texting is private and silent. It opens up a whole new way to find help. It provides instant support," Prince William said in a vide..
May 10, 2019

Jeff Bezos unveils plans for space colonization

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Billionaire Jeff Bezos announced his plans for space colonization on Thursday, starting with the moon. The world's richest man revealed the plans for the secretive project from his spaceflight company, Blue Origin, and announced his plan to create the building blocks for interplanetary travel and settlement. "We're going to build a road to space," Bezos said at a press conference in Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon, adding that he doesn&#03..
May 10, 2019

CDC to block imports of dogs from Egypt, citing rabies concerns

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control will announce Friday a temporary ban on dogs imported to the U.S. from Egypt, citing multiple instances of dogs that contracted rabies in Egypt being brought to the U.S. in recent years. Officials say Americans’ appetite for adopting puppies has fueled what regulators call an international smuggling operation that skirts U.S. regulations. "The motives behind illegal puppy importation are not immediately obv..