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China’s economic growth plunges to lowest level since 1992

China’s economic growth plunges to lowest level since 1992

China’s growth dropped to its lowest level in nearly three decades, as the world’s second largest economy continues to feel the pain from trade tensions with the United States. China’s gross domestic product grew at 6% in the quarter ended September, the weakest quarterly growth rate since 1992 and down from 6.2% in the previous…MORE

US foreign aid reinstated to Northern Triangle countries, DHS secretary announces

US foreign aid reinstated to Northern Triangle countries, DHS secretary announces

Outgoing acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced on Thursday the restoration of previously frozen foreign aid to the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. “I have confidence that we will continue to take the necessary steps to establish a regional framework for migration management and a safer, more secure region,” said…MORE

Trump’s Syria policy and behavior in meeting alarm Republicans

Trump’s Syria policy and behavior in meeting alarm Republicans

Members of President Donald Trump’s own party are privately alarmed at his demeanor this week and his apparent lack of understanding of the consequences of his Syria policy, according to a Republican source familiar with a recent White House meeting. This comes as top congressional Republicans have publicly broken with the President in recent days…MORE

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

It’s like a defendant on trial getting to sit on the jury too. Venezuela has become the latest accused human rights abuser to win a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. It defeated Costa Rica 105 to 96 in a secret ballot vote inside the UN General Assembly. In Caracas, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister…MORE

Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis

Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis

Five of the many companies accused in thousands of federal and state lawsuits over the nation’s opioid epidemic may settle for over $50 billion, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Three pharmaceutical distribution companies — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation — are in negotiations to settle with over 2,000 state, local and…MORE

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