Author: HearthstoneYarns

China lowers expectations for U.S. trade talks after blacklist: officials

By Jing Xu and Echo Wang BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Surprised and upset by the U.S. blacklisting of Chinese companies, China has lowered expectations for significant progress from this week’s trade talks with the United States, Chinese government officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed fresh optimism. While Beijing theoretically wants to…

By HearthstoneYarns October 11, 2019 0

‘If you can find one’: Elizabeth Warren acclaimed for searing response to homophobic gay marriage question at debate

Elizabeth Warren drew wild applause at a forum on LGBT+ issues for a deadpan response to a question about gay marriage. The Massachusetts senator was asked about religious opposition to gay rights during the televised Los Angeles event. A forum participant asked her: “Let’s say you’re on the campaign trail and a supporter approaches you and says ‘Senator, I’m old fashioned and…

By HearthstoneYarns October 11, 2019 0

Neo-Nazi admits deadly Germany synagogue attack

A neo-Nazi accused of killing two people in a shooting near a synagogue in the German city of Halle has admitted to the antisemitic attack. Stephan Balliet reportedly gave a detailed account of the attack, which he live-streamed after publishing a racist “manifesto” online, to a judge at Germany’s federal court of justice on Friday.…

By HearthstoneYarns October 11, 2019 0