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China’s 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said a U.S.-Chinese trade truce might help to revive consumer and business activity.The world’s second-largest economy grew by 6.1%, down from 2018’s 6.6%, already the lowest since 1990, government data showed…

Trump expected to add Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to impeachment defense team

Washington (CNN)President Tweety McTreason is adding three seasoned lawyers to his impeachment legal defense team, people familiar with the matter said, including Kenneth Starr, the hard-charging prosecutor whose work led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.Alan Dershowitz, the constitutional lawyer, and Robert Ray, Starr’s successor at the Office of Independent Counsel during the Clinton administration, are…

The big question Canadians have about royal move

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend part of their time in Canada Many Canadians have an affection for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But one big question is hanging over the shock news of the couple’s part-ti…

Tourists found dead by 1973 plane crash site

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The 1973 crash site in southern Iceland has become a tourist destination Two Chinese nationals in their early 20s have been found dead at the site of a 1973 plane crash in southern Iceland. Police said the man and …

Eleven US troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Tweety McTreason had said caused no harm to American forces, officials said Friday.The Pentagon’s chief spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, said Defense Secretary Mark Esper did not know of the injuries…

Jury selected for Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial concluded Friday after an arduous two-week process, setting the stage for testimony to begin in the next week.The lawyers and judge halted the selection process after 12 jurors and three alternates had been seated. Of the total, eight were men, seven were women. Weinstein,…

Brazilian minister is fired after comments linked to Nazis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian culture secretary Roberto Alvim was fired on Friday after using phrases similar to some used by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Alvim made the comments while discussing a new art prize in Latin America’s largest democracy. Alvim had held the post since November. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro made the decision…

The trailer for Sally Rooney’s Normal People is here!

If you were just as enamoured with Sally Rooney’s second novel, Normal People, as the rest of us, you’ll likely be preparing to binge the hell out of the new 12-part adaptation due this spring. Like its award-winning source material, the complicated love story is set in Ireland during the 2000s, following Marianne — played…

Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer Vetted the Jury for ‘Law & Order’ Fans

In an average trial, jury selection is a balancing act with the goal “to find and eliminate unfavorable jurors,” according to litigation site The Jury Expert. In a high-profile situation like Harvey Weinstein’s ongoing rape trial—in which the allegations involve well-known celebrities and have been the subject of many stories and best-selling books by Jodi…

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