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Hackers post bloodied image of Trump on US government website

Hackers post bloodied image of Trump on US government website

Technology
A US government-operated website has been hacked by a group claiming to be acting in retaliation for the killing of Iran's top general.Those who clicked on the American Federal Depository Library Programme (FDLP) site on Saturday night were faced with a black page claiming to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran. It showed a picture of President Donald Trump being hit in the face by a fist with blood dripping from his mouth.Underneath it said "Hacked by Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers" with a claim that the attack was "only a small part" of their ability.Despite this, there is little evidence the defacement was carried out by Iran. Advertisement A spokesperson for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Secu...
Trump sets date for signing US-China ‘deal’

Trump sets date for signing US-China ‘deal’

Business
Donald Trump has announced he will sign a long-awaited trade agreement with China on 15 January.The pact, a "phase one" deal, is expected to reduce tensions between the two economic giants.The US president said the treaty would be signed in Washington in the presence of "high level representatives" from China."At a later date I will be going to Beijing where talks will begin on Phase Two!" the President wrote on Twitter.Mr Trump recently called off plans for tariff increases on Chinese goods, citing progress on the deal.The text has not been shared publicly but earlier this month the two sides said China had promised to increase purchases of US agricultural products and boost intellectual property protections, while the US rolled back some tariffs.'Compre...
Robert Shiller: A Trump effect could drive the record market rally through 2020

Robert Shiller: A Trump effect could drive the record market rally through 2020

Finance
Nobel-prize winning economist Robert Shiller believes the record market rally could last months — if not more.He suggests there's an emotional high gripping the market right now that shows little signs of fading."I put Trump as the primary cause of the recent strength in the market," the Yale University professor told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "He's a motivational speaker. We've never had a motivational speaker president before. He knows how to create animal spirits."Shiller, who won the Nobel Prize in 2013, is known for predicting the 2000 stock market plunge and the 2006 housing bubble. He wrote this year's book "Narrative Economics," which digs into the idea that popular stories help drive economic events.It's a concept that applies to the current market dynamics and the import
Trump impeachment: What you need to know

Trump impeachment: What you need to know

World
Impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump move on to the next stage, with a vote scheduled in the House of Representatives tonight. This is what you need to know.What is an impeachment? Impeachment is when a legislative body formally levels charges, which have to be very serious, against a high official of government, including the president.It does not mean automatic removal from office and is only the first step towards possible removal.It is not a criminal trial but a process to remove a high-level official, usually only a president in the US. Advertisement What's happening this week? The House Judiciary Committee released a 658-page report that details the two articles of impeachment against Mr Trump...

Plan to import cheaper Canadian drugs advances under Trump

Health
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration, eager to show progress on prescription drug costs, on Wednesday moved forward with its plan to allow Americans to safely and legally get access to lower-priced medicines from abroad. But patients are unlikely to see quick relief on prices, even in states such as Florida that are pursuing their own import plans. Meanwhile, major legislation to lower costs for seniors has gotten bogged down in a Congress consumed by the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Canadian officials have also raised questions, saying their country's prescription drug market is too small to have any real impact on U.S. prices. In Washington, U.S. health officials unveiled a proposed regulation that would allow states to import many brand name drugs from Canada, with ...