Wednesday show notes 09-26-18
Trump secures first trade deal, hailing it as ‘Historic Milestone’
President Trump and his South Korean counterpart on Monday signed the first major trade agreement finalized during Trump’s presidency – a deal which U.S. officials say will reduce a U.S. trade deficit that more than doubled since the original U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) came into effect in 2012.
Trump Announces New Sanctions on Iran, Venezuela
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration will impose new nuclear sanctions on Iran in November with additional sanctions to follow.
Trump at UNGA: OPEC nations to contribute substantially to military protection from now on
US President Donald Trump has taken another hit at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). He has demanded that member states should ‘contribute substantially’ for military protection provided by the US.
Submerged art gallery in the Maldives destroyed by cops after president declares it ‘offensive to Islam’
Pickaxe-wielding policemen have demolished a semi-submerged art gallery in the Maldives for being “offensive to Islam”.
Swiss Region Votes Overwhelmingly for Burqa Ban
A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.
FY 2018 Refugee Admissions: 70.8 Percent Christians; 15.4 Percent Muslims
The proportion of Christians to Muslims among refugees from around the world admitted to the United States has changed significantly in FY 2018, with Christians comprising seven in ten new arrivals, and Muslims fewer than two in ten.
‘You Are Not Safe!’: Antifa Threatens Kavanaugh, Cruz On Social Media
Twitter and Facebook are eager to take down or block users who violate their terms of service … but only if they swing to the right of the spectrum.
Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked
A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three