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Trump pulls back from trade war with China

Trump pulls back from trade war with China

Business
The US has pulled back from starting a trade war with China that could have sent shockwaves through the global economy. It has agreed to put proposed tariffs on Chinese imports "on hold" after treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said negotiations with the Chinese had progressed.It means any moves by Washington and Beijing to impose tariffs on each other's exports has been stalled.Mr Mnuchin said that despite not getting China to reduce its overall trade surplus with America by a specified amount, US officials had thrashed out a number of commitments on a framework for reducing the deficit over time.These include large increases in purchases of farm products and a doubling of purchases of US energy products.Mr Mnuchin said: "We are putting the trade war on hold, right now, we ...
Taxi for one! Jess Impiazzi pulls down her top in boozy fail

Taxi for one! Jess Impiazzi pulls down her top in boozy fail

Entertainment
JAMES CURLEYCLOSE CALL: Jess Impiazzi almost exposed her nipples The MTV starlet, was spotted stumbling out of a central London pub looking worse for wear.Joined by two pals, Jess looked bleary-eyed as she searched for a taxi home.Dressed down in leggings and a cameo jacket, the buxom gal appeared to have been caught off guard by sneaky paps, though she soon lapped up the attention.With beer stains on her top, Jess clambered into a rickshaw before showing off her best 'duck face' pout.Jess Impiazzi strips off Reality TV babe Jess Impiazzi flaunts her incredible figure JAMES CURLEYCHEEKY: Jess pulled down her top as cameras flashed around her Not stopping there the cheeky gal pulled down her grey top to expose her chest.Pushing her assets together, Jess created a seriously impressive ...
Giannis Antetokounmpo pulls off perplexing alley-oop dunk

Giannis Antetokounmpo pulls off perplexing alley-oop dunk

Sports
March 20 (UPI) -- Giannis Antetokounmpo might be the only person on the planet who can pull off the alley-oop he put down in the Milwaukee Bucks' loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers."The Greek Freak" brought in the mammoth in the final minute of the first half during the Bucks' 124-117 setback Monday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was guarding Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe out on the right elbow with 1:09 remaining. Bledsoe decided to heave the ball up toward the rim.Bledsoe's feed was a bit errant, but it didn't matter for "The Greek Freak." Antetokounmpo somehow managed to corral the pass -- which was thrown way behind his body -- and bring it back toward the rim with his right hand for a massive throw down.The dunk cut into the Cavaliers lead, but Cleveland still...
Rolls-Royce pulls rapper video over seatbelt

Rolls-Royce pulls rapper video over seatbelt

Entertainment
"It ain't safe" was the message from the president of the AA who quoted a Skepta lyric in response to a video by Rolls-Royce showing the grime artist appearing not to wear a seatbelt.The luxury car maker soon pulled the video featuring the rapper travelling in the back of a £360,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom and creating a song with a friend, following backlash from road safety campaigners.In the video, which has been removed from YouTube, the pair are seen being chauffeured in the Swiss Alps but appear not be buckled up.Skepta, who has more than a million Twitter followers, soon responded to the furore as he tweeted a photo of a fastened seatbelt captioned with a lightbulb emoji.Jason Wakeford, director of campaigns for road safety charity Brake, said: "It appears as if seatbelts may not have b
Germany's Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Germany's Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTalks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed, leaving Angela Merkel facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor.The free-market liberal FDP pulled out after four weeks of talks with Mrs Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens.FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was "no basis of trust" between them.What happens next is unclear, but Mrs Merkel is due to meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who has the power to call snap elections.Her bloc won September's poll, but many voters deserted the mainstream parties.Germany coalition: Merkel's 'political party poker'Why German election was a turning pointMrs Merkel said she regretted the collapse of the talks, adding she would meet the German president later on Monday to ...