U.S. Suspending New Tariffs While Negotiating Trade With China, Mnuchin Says

“We’re putting the trade war on hold,” Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said of China.CreditAlex Brandon/Associated Press By Alan Rappeport and Noah Weiland May 20, 2018 WASHINGTON — The United States has put on hold its plan to impose sweeping tariffs on Chinese products as it presses forward with negotiations to reduce its trade deficit …

A activity ‘completely destroyed’ by one branch of clearing law

Sidharth Vijay couldn’t afford to celebrate the first birthday of his youngest daughter this year: he couldn’t buy the UK-born child even the smallest present. Earlier this week, when the sun was shining, he didn’t have enough money to buy either of his children an ice-cream. Vijay (not his real name) is a specialist computer …

Magic Weekend: Jodie Broughton drags Catalans Dragons off basal of table

Jodie Broughton scored a second-half hat-trick as Catalans Dragons climbed off the bottom of Super League with a commanding 26-12 win over Salford at St James’ Park. It was a crucial match in the Dragons’ battle to avoid the bottom four and they rose to the challenge to move to within two points of the …

Sunday’s best photos: tattoos, crowns and a aerial taxi

Heavily tattooed men wait for the arrival of a mikshi (portable shrine) near Asakusa Temple as they participate in the Sanja festival Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images The Flying Scotsman steam train crosses the Forth rail bridge as it tours the country Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, is shown a baby black …

Mother of victim says her babe alone Santa Fe suspect’s advances

One of the students killed in the Santa Fe school shooting reportedly turned down romantic advances from Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspect in the deaths of 10 people and wounding of at least another 10. Shana Fisher’s mother, Sadie Rodriguez, told the Associated Press that as Pagourtzis became more aggressive, Shana “finally stood up to him …

John Bostock: ‘You see activity abnormally if you’re that abutting to death’

Footballers enjoy privileges that few can aspire to but for John Bostock the simple pleasure of being alive is enough. Last year when travelling back home in England following a game for his French team Lens, the former Crystal Palace midfielder suffered a head-on crash while driving down the motorway at 3am. The other driver …

Phil Neal leads the way in Liverpool’s walking football team

On windswept astroturf around the corner from Anfield stadium, 34 men with a combined age of well over 2,500 were being put through their paces before their weekly walking football game. “Come on lads,” says their coach, Bill Bygroves. “Get those hips going. Pretend you’re dancing with your girlfriend — or boyfriend. That’s right, Jim. …