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John Bird: In light of Iranian aggression, the US Navy must grow in size and capability

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The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East.For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a tougher posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in...

Mets manager Callaway, pitcher Vargas fined after fiery confrontation with reporter

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The New York Mets fined manager Mickey Callaway and pitcher Jason Vargas an undisclosed amount Monday, one day after the pair cursed out a newspaper reporter following a loss to the Chicago Cubs.Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced the fines prior to the first game of a four-game series between the Mets and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens...

WashPost: WH Intends To Block Conway From Testifying Before House Panel

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The White House wants to block Kellyanne Conway from testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday about alleged Hatch Act violations, the Washington Post reported. The White House counsel will argue it’s long-standing precedent that West Wing...

Breakingviews TV: Stab at Caesars

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Eldorado Resorts is buying Caesars Entertainment for $8.5 billion. It’s the end of a tawdry financial tale for the indebted Caesars. Upstart Eldorado, meanwhile, is making a big bet it can bring its acquisition and turnaround model to the Las Vegas Strip. John Foley explains. Source link

Trump looks to ‘maintain his engagement’ in meeting with China’s Xi at G20

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump considers his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan this week an opportunity to “maintain his engagement” and see where China is on their trade dispute, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. Trump is expected to meet Xi on the second day of the June 28-29...

Politico Misleads On Trump EPA’s Progress Cleaning Up Superfund Sites | U.S. EPA News Releases

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News Releases from Headquarters›Office of the Administrator (AO)06/24/2019The Trump EPA has made it a priority to speed up the Superfund process to cleanup sites and return land to productive use. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) stated that the Agency’s efforts ‘complied with applicable laws and rules’ while also highlighting...

At G20, Trump to hold at least eight side bilateral meetings

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is slated to meet one-on-one with at least eight world leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, later this week, a senior U.S. administration official said on Monday. Trump will hold talks with China’s President Xi Jinping, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,...

Raw, fried or on a bun: Japan’s whale meat proponents reassured by restart of commercial whaling, Asia News

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MINAMIBOSO, Japan - Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at P-man, the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs - and that's just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale. Though Japan's government maintains that eating whale is a cherished part of its food culture, nationwide consumption didn't really take...

Gulf oil shipments now cost more than $500,000 to insure

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The cost of insuring Middle East oil shipments is soaring as tensions mount in a region responsible for about a third of all seaborne petroleum. So-called war risk premiums for a standard oil cargo from the Gulf and the tanker hauling it can now cost...

Holland 8/11 to beat Japan in Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup contest

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Competition: Women World Cup Market: Holland win Odds: 8/11 @ Bet 365 Seen to be one of the dark horses out in France this summer, Holland will meet Japan in Rennes on Tuesday night. Starting with a high-flying Holland side, replicating...