'In the Spirit of Achieving Fair Trade,' Trump Raises Tariffs on Hundreds of Billions of Chinese Imports

(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump said he’s raising tariffs further on Chinese imports in response to Beijing’s retaliation earlier in the day, deepening the impasse over the two nations’ trade policies. Duties on $250 billion of imports already in effect… [+2648 chars]

Trump Administration Plans to Open U.S. Consulate in Greenland

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. The State Department says in a letter to Congress that re-establis… [+2523 chars]

After a String of Nuclear Incidents, Russia Just Launched a Floating Nuclear Power Plant. Is It Safe?

On Friday, an unusual kind of vessel set sail from the Arctic city of Murmansk, Russia, for a destination in the country’s far east––a floating nuclear power plant equipped with two reactors. The vessel, dubbed the Akademik Lomonosov, is set to travel about … [+6437 chars]

Vaping May Have Caused an Illinois Patient to Die From a Respiratory Illness

An Illinois resident who was hospitalized with a respiratory illness linked to vaping has died, according to the state’s public health officials. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a statement Friday saying a person who had “recently vaped and w… [+2141 chars]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Cancerous Tumor on Her Pancreas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining. The court said Friday the tumor was “treated definitively and there is no evid… [+577 chars]

Environmentalists Have Been Warning About Amazon Fires for Decades. The Stakes Are Now Higher Than Ever

The Amazon rain forest is burning — news that prompted shock and fear across the world as Brazil’s space research agency reported this week that a record number of fires have broken out in the forest this year. Online, hashtags urged people to pray for the A… [+4807 chars]

Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 G7 Summit

The 45th annual G7 Summit is set to kick off on Aug. 24 in the seaside town of Biarritz in France. For two days, leaders from the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Italy, Germany and Japan, as well as top E.U. officials, will discuss global challenges involving f… [+4259 chars]