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(c) 2017, Bloomberg · Margaret Cronin Fisk, Jef Feeley · BUSINESS, US-GLOBAL-MARKETS · Jul 07, 2017 - 10:42 AM Syngenta reached a confidential settlement with a Nebraska farm
HAMBURG, Germany - President Donald Trump began his highly anticipated meeting Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the man believed to have ordered a campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election. It is Trump's first face-to-face talk with the Russian leader. The world was watching closely as the two met on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit. It comes at a time of growing tensions over the increasingly assertive U.S. military role in Syria and ongoing concerns over Russian backing for rebels in Ukraine and increasing friction between the Kremlin and NATO.
A massive and intense heat dome has spread over the northern Plains and mountain West, sucking moisture out of the soil, and may persist for weeks. The scorching heat and absence of rain have spurred a rapidly intensifying drought that is decimating the region's wheat crop. Temperatures in Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas surged into the 90s and 100s on Wednesday, July 5, about 15 to 20 degrees above normal. Forecast models predict the same general weather pattern that supported this heat to persist up to two more weeks.
The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday, July 5, that foreign policy experts are worried that President Donald Trump could be caught flat-footed at his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg on Friday. Even Trump's aides acknowledge the president's unwillingness to read the briefings they have compiled about his cunning Russian counterpart.
WARSAW, Poland - President Donald Trump reaffirmed the United States' commitment to a collective-security provision with European allies and criticized Russia for "destabilizing activities" during a speech here Thursday in a public square in Poland's capital. Addressing a friendly crowd, Trump heaped effusive praise on Poland as he made the case for defending Western civilization against challenges posed by terrorism and ideological extremism.
Experts assumed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had the capability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile even before the July 4th test. Now, they know for sure: Pyongyang's missiles can reach as far as Alaska. But experts don't think Kim wants to fire the missiles randomly. "This notion that the program is unsophisticated is no longer true, and I don't think the strategy is unsophisticated, either," said Vipin Narang, an MIT professor who has written two books about nuclear strategy.
An enormous iceberg, over 2,000 square miles in area - or nearly the size of Delaware - is poised to detach from one of the largest floating ice shelves in Antarctica and float off in the Weddell Sea, south of the tip of South America. Scientists have been expecting the break from the Larsen C ice shelf, monitoring the progress of a crack which extended to over 100 miles long in recent months. The latest update from scientists with NASA and the University of California, Irvine found that only 3 remaining miles of ice continue to connect the impending iceberg to the larger shelf.
The Trump administration will propose a requirement that refiners use 15 billion gallons of conventional renewable fuels in 2018, while lowering targets for advanced alternatives that oil refiners have described as unattainable, according to people familiar with the decision.
Not long after Megan Johnson gave birth, her husband posted a picture on social media, welcoming their daughter into the world. Years earlier, Johnson had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and given a new heart and another chance to live. Her husband, Nathan, announced early Tuesday on Instagram that "her heart worked perfectly" during the delivery, and their daughter, Eilee Kate, "introduced herself quickly and smooth. I am a rich man!!!" For the next six hours, the Johnsons loved their newborn.
It seems like everyone is using mobile applications - or apps - nowadays. But a new research report says we're just getting started. Analytics tool maker App Annie has published its latest report on the "app economy" and according to ReCode, things are about to explode. In just five years, App Annie estimates that the app economy will be worth about $6.3 trillion, up from $1.3 trillion last year.