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Trump declares victory after senators strike deal to lift government shutdown

Trump declares victory after senators strike deal to lift government shutdown
  • Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 US states last month FOU: Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 US states last month

    The unemployment rate fell to record lows in three U.S. states last month, as steady hiring soaked up more of those out of work.

  • Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking FOU: Thai police arrest ‘kingpin’ in Asian wildlife trafficking

    Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia’s illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers. Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over…

  • US-backed Kurdish forces plead with Washington to stop Turkish attack on Afrin FOU: US-backed Kurdish forces plead with Washington to stop Turkish attack on Afrin

    US-backed Kurdish forces on Monday pleaded with Washington to halt a Turkish offensive against them as it prepared to send reinforcements to the region.  Turkey’s forces have crossed into northern Syrian to assault the Kurdish-held area of Afrin, raising alarm in Western capitals that Turkish troops are attacking the same…

  • Trump slaps steep U.S. tariffs on imported washers, solar panels FOU: Trump slaps steep U.S. tariffs on imported washers, solar panels

    WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump slapped steep tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels on Monday, giving a boost to Whirlpool Corp and dealing a setback to the renewable energy industry in the first of several potential trade restrictions.