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1…………> Life Of Honor & Service: George H.W.Bush
“The inspiring life of former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94, helped ignite a thousand points of light he saw as illuminating American greatness, hope and opportunity, said President Trump,” Allison Elyse Gualtieri reports.
“Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service,” President Trump said in a statement.
2…………> Tariff Wars Cease Fire: Trump, Mr.Xi & Co
“China will agree to purchase a not yet agreed upon, but very substantial, amount of agricultural, energy, industrial, and other product from the United States to reduce the trade imbalance between our two countries,” White House Press Secretary Ms. Sarah Sanders said, adding that the two “partners” would “immediately begin negotiations on structural changes” around intellectual property protections, cybertheft, and other US priorities.
The White House says President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reached a 90-day ceasefire agreement on new economic tariffs to allow for continuing trade negotiations, with Mr. Trump agreeing not to go ahead with new US tariffs on Chinese imports planned for January 1. European Union officials say the US was the main holdout on nearly every issue, including climate change.
Angela Merkel says “everyone agrees that the WTO should be reformed.
” The two met for dinner in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the end of the G20 meeting. Chinese state television reiterated that “no additional tariffs will be imposed after January 1, and negotiations between the two sides will continue”.
“This was an amazing and productive meeting with unlimited possibilities for both the United States and China. It is my great honor to be working with President Xi,” Mr. Trump said in a statement.
3…………> Ticking Bomb: The Kerch Incident
With Moscow backing the industrial heartlands in Eastern Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk have broken away and so began the long and bloody war that persists today, with the Russian government refusing to give-up what it considered its territory, Crimea.
The so-called “little green men invaded the strategically vital home to Russia’s Black Sea navy,” being well-armed soldiers with no markings.
The flashpoint between Russia and Ukraine over access from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov is remarkable in that it did not flare up years ago.
And that’s because the pinch point between the annexed Russian Crimea and the “motherland” known as the Kerch Strait is so loaded with political and military pressures that it’s surprising the clash we have just witnessed hasn’t happened before now.
4…………> On SeaDuty: USS Arleigh Burke
ADRIATIC SEA (Nov. 29, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) refuels during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198), Nov. 29, 2018. Arleigh Burke, homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams (Released) 181129-N-JI086-017
5…………> A Message Of Peace
Leave the madness behind and listen to the music of eternal peace and hope, Christus Vincit circa 1982.
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