Commerce department to investigate whether imports threaten US industry, as foreign automakers criticize effort
The Trump administration has launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new US tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminum in March.
The commerce department said the investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 would investigate whether vehicle and parts imports were threatening the industry’s health and ability to research and develop new, advanced technologies.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak, whose near 10-year rule ended two weeks ago, returned to an anti-graft agency on Thursday to resume his explanation for the suspicious transfers of millions of dollars into his bank account.
PARIS (Reuters) - When Yannick Noah sparked joyous celebrations around France in 1983 by hoisting the Musketeers' Cup, no one in the country would have guessed that the wait to see the next home-grown men's champion would last at least another 35 years.
The Labor frontbencher Linda Burney has admitted her office made “a mistake” incorrectly transcribing an interview, omitting her call for a “time limit” on how long people were held in offshore immigration detention.
The home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, has accused Labor of deliberately fabricating the transcript, which was written by the shadow human services minister’s staff and distributed by Bill Shorten’s office.
Footage from Milwaukee police body cameras shows the stungun arrest of NBA player Sterling Brown. The video shows Brown being asked to take his hands out of his pockets before being surrounded by police. 'Taser, Taser, Taser,' is shouted, followed by a series of groans. The Milwaukee Bucks player was arrested after being questioned by officers over a parking violation in a Walgreens pharmacy parking lot. He was ultimately was not charged with anything.
EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - World champion Justin Gatlin will miss Saturday's highly anticipated 100 metres showdown with silver medallist Christian Coleman because of a hamstring injury, Gatlin's manager said on Wednesday.
The president’s son-in-law and adviser had been downgraded amid concerns he was vulnerable to foreign exploitation
Jared Kushner has been granted permanent security clearance, renewing his access to sensitive intelligence and potentially paving the way for his return to a more active role in the White House.
Donald Trump’s son-in-law is presumed to have been granted a level of clearance known as Top Secret/SCI that would allow him to see the president’s daily security briefing and other closely guarded documents. He was stripped of that ability in February amid concerns that foreign governments were planning to manipulate him by exploiting his complex web of business ties.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year.
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Once one of the most glamorous names in North American sport, the New York Cosmos are today living on football's Skid Row, a fourth division club playing on school grounds left behind, largely unwanted and forgotten.
Australia is more affected by China’s economy than most countries. We must diversify – towards the service sector but also to other Asian markets
The importance of China to our economy over the past 15 years can hardly be overstated, but with that importance comes risks. A new study by researchers at the IMF looks at the links between the Australian and Chinese economies and examines the risks to Australia from both positive and negative shocks to the Chinese economy – and concludes that the best mitigation is to continue to diversify our economy towards the services sector and also to other Asian markets.
The importance of China to Australia is perhaps best demonstrated by the change in the amount of our merchandise exports that go to that country now compared to 15 years ago.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson and its talc suppliers on Wednesday were hit with a $21.7 million jury verdict in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the company's Baby Powder.
Mark Dreyfus asks if MP’s action has affected relations with intelligence agencies. And tax dominates the policy debate. All the day’s events, live
While the blog was sleeping, the government’s income tax package passed the lower house - with Labor’s support.
Labor says that’s because it supports income tax cuts for lower and middle class earners and plans on working to separate the third tranche - the flat tax for $41,000 and $200,000 earners in the never-never of budget forwards - in the Senate.
LONDON (Reuters) - British Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will call on Thursday for all parties to revive the spirit of the Good Friday peace agreement to deliver economic justice and prosperity in Northern Ireland.
Politicians of all stripes have for too long avoided confronting hard truths about rising demand for health services and how to meet the cost
There isn’t much about last year’s general election that Theresa May is in a hurry to revisit, least of all the plan to reform social care by a mechanism that came to be known as the “dementia tax”. The pitch was poor, but the concept deserved a fairer hearing. Outside the partisan frenzy of a campaign, it might have started a necessary conversation about long-term funding to meet the costs of an ageing population.
New research published today lays bare the challenge. A model developed by the Health Foundation, a charity, and the Institute for Fiscal Studies anticipates demand for spending on adult social care to rise by 3.9% a year over the next 15 years. Over the same period, the population over the age of 65 is expected to increase by 4.4 million; and the number over 85 by 1.3 million.
Two thinktanks – the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Health Foundation – have said there can be no alternative to higher taxation if there are to be even modest improvements to care over the next 15 years, adding that demands on the health service will continue to rise.