Daily Archives: August 8, 2020

China-US ties plunge further over Hong Kong sanctions 

China on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating relations between the world’s two biggest economies.

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Profits Rebound at Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway 

Berkshire reported earnings of $26.4 billion in the second quarter, a turnaround from its $49.7 billion loss in the first quarter, when the pandemic caused a plunge in the stock market.

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Can Trump ban TikTok? What the executive order means – explained 

The move requires TikTok and WeChat to find new owners or shut down, but it may not be that simpleOn Thursday, Donald Trump issued two executive orders aimed at banning TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” against the China-based social media platforms in the interest of national security.The move would effectively require TikTok an […]

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Barron’s Picks And Pans: Berkshire Hathaway, Estee Lauder And More 

This weekend’s Barron’s cover story discusses how to prepare a portfolio for the upcoming elections. Other featured articles look at stand-out dividend growth stocks, how to play dual-share stocks and who wins and loses from the shift in moviegoing. read more

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Gun Deal: PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Stealth Lower no Magazine $209.99 

Palmetto State Armory has a low price sale on their multicaliber AR-15 Complete Classic Lower for just $209.99 The post Gun Deal: PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Stealth Lower no Magazine $209.99 appeared first on AmmoLand.com.

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Kenya: Krc Releases Cargo Charges for Mombasa-Nanyuki Line 

[Nation] The Kenya Railways Corporation has come up with freight rates as it prepares to begin operations on the revamped railway line to Nanyuki town.According to the corporation, cargo transporters will pay Sh4,720 per tonne from Mombasa to Nanyuki while cargo from Athi-river to Sagana will incur a fee of Sh846 per tonne.For the down direction, general car […]

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Daily Gun Deals: PSA 10.5″ Carbine-Length 5.56 Nitride Ltwght MLOK Pistol $819.99 

Always PSA with the deals. Palmetto State Armory has their PSA 10.5″ Carbine-Length 5.56 NATO 1/7 Nitride Lightweight M-LOK MOE EPT SDA3 Pistol for just $819.99. The post Daily Gun Deals: PSA 10.5″ Carbine-Length 5.56 Nitride Ltwght MLOK Pistol $819.99 appeared first on AmmoLand.com.

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Brazil near 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 

Brazil was leaping toward a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 — on Saturday, and five months after the first reported case, the country had not shown signs of crushing the disease.

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Alan Peters, Former Agnostic Front Bassist, Has Died 

Former Agnostic Front bassist Alan Peters has died. The band confirmed the news in a Facebook statement on Friday, which you can read below: Today was a very sad day. We lost a solid a brother, a good friend, and a past bandmate who was part of the magic and making of our Liberty…

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Deadly fire at Czech apartment block, arson suspected 

The fire killed 11 people and destroyed an entire floor of a high-rise building before firefighters could put it out. A police official said it was similar to an arson from seven years ago.

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Polish LGBT Protesters March Against Arrest of Trans Activist and Rising Homophobia 

President Andrzej Duda, who was sworn in for a second term Thursday, won re-election on a strong anti-LGBT platform

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Trump calls audience at his Bedminster golf club a ‘peaceful protest’ 

President Trump said his audience of well-to-do supporters was involved in a “peaceful protest” and therefore did not need to adhere to state coronavirus guidelines prohibiting large gatherings.

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Last year’s Amazon fires stirred global outrage. This year’s dry season has started out worse. 

President Jair Bolsonaro, under pressure in Brazil and beyond, has banned intentional fires and deployed the military. But the right-wing populist has also publicly doubted the severity of the fires.

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Timeline: Tracking Trump alongside scientific developments on hydroxychloroquine 

Donald Trump’s embrace of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug unproven in treating COVID-19, has directly contradicted guidance of top agencies and officials.

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Israel protests: Anger mounts over Netanyahu government, pandemic response 

A series of weekly demonstrations have taken place across Israel, with thousands of people demanding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resign over corruption charges and inaction during the coronavirus crisis.

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