Trump Accuses Beijing of Election Meddling in Trade War, Warns of Further Tariffs york.du 2018-09-1910 views PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Well, we just started. We didn’t do anything with respect to China because we wanted to have the benefit of China having to do with North Korea. And they have been helpful. I hope they’re still helpful; there’s a question about that. But it got to a point where the numbers were too big. This should have been done for the last 20 years."
State Department: US slashing number of refugees it will accept york.du 2018-09-194 views For a second straight year the U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones.
Mom of MS-13 Victim Fatally Hit by Vehicle at Daughter’s Memorial Site york.du 2018-09-164 views Evelyn Rodriguez talks about the murder of her daughter, on Long Island, N.Y., on March 28, 2017. Rodriguez's daughter, 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas, was murdered along with her best friend in Brentwood, New York, in September 2016. Members of the transnational street gang MS-13 have been charged with the murder.
PREPARING FOR "STORM OF A LIFETIME" IN FLORENCE (9AET) york.du 2018-09-121K views A federal state of emergency has been issued for north and south carolina as florence churns its way towards the east coast. The category four hurricane is not only expected to land with a punch, but the storms impact is expected to be felt long after. Omar jimenez is in wrightsville beach, north carolina where residents are making final preparations.
Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars citing abuse york.du 2018-09-0684 views As Facebook and Twitter executives prepared to defend their companies on Capitol Hill about foreign interference in U.S. elections, conservative radio host Alex Jones showed up before a Senate hearing room to blast the Democratic Party, large corporations and the leading tech companies, claiming they are working together to silence conservative, nationalist and populist voices ahead of the midterm elections.
Trump called Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah a very "special" and "highly respected" leader in the Gulf region, and said the United States appreciated his friendship.
Emir Al-Sabah, who leads a Muslim-majority nation about the size of New Jersey sandwiched between Saudi Arabia and Iraq, had similar accolades for the United States.
"I commend the unwavering commitment of the United States to the security and stability of our region as it had demonstrated in its leadership of the international coalition that liberated my country," he said, referring the U.S. involvement in the Gulf War, in which Iraq annexed and occupied Kuwait.
"We will also discuss means of cooperation to resolve the crisis in the Gulf region and look forward with hope that an end to this crisis will be reached," he said.
Emir Al-Sabah pointed to the violence in Yemen and the Palestinian–Israeli conflict as particular areas where the United States was having a positive effect.
Trump said: "Frankly, we're working very hard to bring some stability into the Middle East. Yemen is a tragic situation."
Both leaders talked about the important role of investment for the countries' relationship, and Trump thanked Emir Al-Sabah for Kuwait's "tremendous investments in the United States."
The United States exports mainly vehicles, aircraft, and machinery to Kuwait. Trade between the two countries has increased 20 percent since 2016. In 2016, foreign direct investment from Kuwait into the United States reached $1.1 billion.
In June, Boeing was awarded a $1.5 billion contract to build 28 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets for the Kuwait Air Force.
"That's jobs for the United States," Trump said. "Nobody makes jets, fighters, and all of the different components better than the United States. ... We've given them great incentive. But we appreciate the big purchases that you've been making."
Most of the leaders' private conversation was not publicized, but Trump said that they talked about "difficulties in the Middle East."
After the meeting, Trump held a working group with the emir and a delegation of officials from Kuwait that he said was to talk about trade and terrorism.
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the name of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The Epoch Times regrets the mistake.
Emir of Kuwait Pays a Visit york.du 2018-09-060 views President Donald Trump welcomed the emir of Kuwait as a friend to the White House on Sept. 5, almost exactly a year after the leader's last visit to Washington.
Trump meets with Kenya's president york.du 2018-08-288 views Trump described the relationship as "tremendous" and pointed to the construction of Kenya's first high-speed expressway by an American company as an example of the two nations' economic cooperation.
War Hero Who Died to Save Fellow Servicemen Awarded Medal of Honor york.du 2018-08-2382 views It was an uphill battle that Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman fought on March 2, 2002, on a 10,000-foot-high mountain in Afghanistan. His helicopter had been shot down, but he managed to recover from the crash and battled enemy fire to rescue a teammate who had been knocked out of the aircraft on the top of the mountain.
On Aug. 22, Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor and sacrifice for his country and his fellow servicemen.
“In his high school yearbook, John quoted these words: ‘Give of yourself before taking of someone else.’ … Everybody that knew him said that’s the way he lived,” President Trump said in an award ceremony at the White House. “Today is the day to share his incredible story with the world.”
Two years after he graduated Windsor Locks High School in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, in 1983, Chapman enlisted and went through the rigorous Air Force Special Tactics training. After 9/11, he volunteered to go to Afghanistan to fight for his country.