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Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

RALEIGH, United States (AFP) – Rain-gorged rivers threatened further flooding on the storm-battered US East Coast Monday as the death toll from Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, jumped to 31. Emergency management authorities in North Carolina said an earlier toll of 17 had risen to 25 since Florence made ...

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Trump hits China with tariffs on another $200 bn in goods

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Monday defied warnings and escalated the trade confrontation with China, hitting the country with tariffs starting next week on another $200 billion in imports and threatening to target even more if Beijing retaliates. Trump said China had refused to change the unfair ...

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US confirms further Palestinian aid cut

JERUSALEM (AFP) – The United States has cut additional aid to the Palestinians for programmes supporting conflict resolution with Israelis, an official said Sunday, adding to more than $500 million in other cuts. The latest cuts come from $10 million in programmes on reconciliation involving Palestinians as well as Jewish ...

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