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Trevor Noah takes on the Fox News reaction to gun violence

By Sam Haysom2019-08-07 09:17:20 UTC Fox News has a lot of ideas about how to counter America’s gun violence problem — but not many of these seem to involve actually restricting the guns themselves. In the segment above from The Daily Show, Trevor Noah responds to three possible solutions broadcast by the network in the…

Trump storm blows into Macron’s G7 seaside summit

BIARRITZ, France — France’s Atlantic coast is famous for its storms and several were brewing as G7 leaders gathered for a summit in the glitzy beach resort of Biarritz. France’s President Emmanuel Macron said he would push for the world’s economic kingpins to pull back from the brink of an all-out trade war and prevent…

Trump’s Greenland gambit finds allies inside government

Part of the President Donald Trump’s rationale for offering to purchase Greenland is that U.S. businesses could profit off of the island. | Scott Olson/Getty Images foreign policy For advocates of pulling the ice-capped Danish territory into America’s orbit, the president’s rapt attention is a godsend — and an ironic stroke of bad luck. Donald…

Democrats can’t just unwind Trump’s foreign policy

Some foreign leaders have looked to bolster their ties with Russia and China as the United States, under President Donald Trump, has appeared a less reliable global power. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Foreign Policy Through executive orders, regulatory changes, political maneuvers and sometimes mere neglect, the president has overseen major, possibly permanent, shifts in U.S.…

Haley-Pence rivalry heats up as GOP weighs post-Trump future

Vice President Mike Pence and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley have grabbed senior Republicans’ attention as fodder for a possible 2024 primary showdown. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images politics Interviews with top Republicans reveal they’re watching each other warily ahead of a potential 2024 showdown. When top Republicans convened at the St. Regis resort in Aspen,…

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in the area, and…

Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.President Jair Bolsonaro also tried to temper global concern, saying that previously deforested areas had burned and that intact rainforest…

Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump ‘order’ on trade

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations.China’s announcement Friday that it was raising tariffs on $75…

Will the real Mr. No-Deal step forward please?

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Deal or No Deal?One might think the issue would be on the minds of two leaders at the vortex of the question of whether the UK will leave the European Union without a deal in October. But as Britain and the European Union hurtle toward a no-deal Brexit, the contest Saturday seemed…

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo.French President Emmanuel Macron, the host, cornered Donald Trump at the American leader’s hotel with an impromptu lunch invitation. It was something of a power move by Macron, who pushed the Amazon wildfires…

Wags and weeds: Invasive plants meet match in detection dogs

TUXEDO, N.Y. (AP) — In brushy terrain where a botanical interloper evades detection by the human eye, count on Dia to sniff it out.Dia is a spunky Labrador retriever trained to track down a yellow-flowered shrub that’s taking root in New York state parks. She’s one of a new breed of detection dog assisting conservationists…