Welcome to the Saturday edition of “Hawaii Intelligence Digest.” Views express in this geopolitical news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Today’s post cites articles in the current issue of “Top News Headlines: Reuters.” Reuters, a division of Thompson Reuters, is the world’s largest international news provider reaching more than one billion people every day.
Accessed on 19 January 2019, 2255 UTC, Post 842.
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Trump proposes wall-for-DACA in bid to end shutdown
U.S. President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal on Saturday in a bid to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leading Democrats had already said they rejected the plan.
Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 66, witnesses describe horror
At least 66 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said on Saturday, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended the army despite its failure to clear the site before the blast.
House Speaker Pelosi rejects Trump plan to reopen government
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday said an upcoming proposal by President Donald Trump to provide temporary protections for some undocumented immigrants in return for building a wall on the southwestern border with Mexico was “unacceptable.”
Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow
A winter storm that has blanketed the U.S. Midwest with snow advanced on the U.S. Northeast on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of flights and train service during a holiday weekend when many Americans were traveling.
Exclusive: U.S. demands regular review of China trade reform
The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China’s progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal – and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement, according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations.
Clashes break out in France as ‘yellow vests’ stage latest protest
Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday, as an estimated 84,000 “yellow vests” demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government.
Trump travels to Delaware base to honor four Americans killed in Syria
U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.S. news coverage for the past 24 hours.
Trump says U.S. ‘made a lot of progress’ with North Korea
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had “an incredible” meeting with North Korea’s nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol and the two sides had made “a lot of progress” on denuclearization.
Trump says deal ‘could very well happen’ with China
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there has been progress toward a trade deal with China, but denied that he was considering lifting tariffs on Chinese imports.