A trade truce between America and China is over as soon as it began

AFTER A WORKING dinner between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping on December 1st, it seemed as if a truce had been called in their two countries’ rumbling trade war. “This was an amazing and productive meeting,” said Mr Trump. But the truce is already at risk of unravelling. On December 5th Canada’s justice department […]

Charles de Gaulle's Victory Began in This Central African Nation

It was the moment all of France had waited for. Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, which Germany had historically eyed as its own, was finally free from the Nazis. The 2nd French Armored Division under Gen. Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque had liberated the city, burying the ghosts of France’s humiliating defeat four years earlier during […]

The US Navy canceled a major military exercise days after it began following 2 aviation accidents

US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel C. Coxwest The U.S. Navy canceled a major exercise in Djibouti days after it began following two aviation accidents. Naval Forces Central Command on Thursday put air operations “on hold” and called off the remainder of the Defense Department’s Alligator Dagger exercise. An AV-8B Harrier jet crashed during takeoff and a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter sustained […]

The highly anticipated Cotton Bowl began with the worst coin ‘flip’ you’ll ever see

ESPN The Cotton Bowl was the most anticipated bowl game outside the College Football Playoff. Prior to the kickoff, the ceremonial coin flip was conducted by the owner of a local car dealership. The guest coin-flipper looked confused and the coin never “flipped.” The highly anticipated Cotton Bowl, between arguably the two best teams not […]

2017 could be Mexico’s bloodiest year since records began, govt. figures show

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 21:51 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 22:00 This year is on track to be Mexico’s deadliest in years, with over 26,500 intentional homicides to date already, according to preliminary figures released by the ministry of the interior. Official statistics released Friday show the number of homicides from January to November standing at […]

Before Peter Thiel invested, research on herpes vaccine began in US hotel rooms

(credit: ZaldyImg) The researcher who conducted a controversial 2016 herpes vaccine trial on the island of St. Kitts without federal safety oversight had secretly begun the trial in the US three years earlier. He began them in hotel rooms not far from his academic lab. That’s according to a new investigation by Kaiser Health News. […]

NFL anthem protests began during a meaningless preseason game nobody noticed and are now everywhere

Steven Senne/AP On Sunday, NFL players took the pre-game protests during national anthems to a new level as dozens of players across the league kneeled, stood arm-in-arm, or just simply refused to participate in the anthem at all, as the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room. The increase was spurred on by the recent […]