Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview this week he was considering a big “fine” against China for forcing US companies to transfer their intellectual property to China as a cost of doing business there.
Twitter executives on Wednesday told U.S. lawmakers that it may notify the users about the Russian propaganda. The company in September said it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts, and followed it by suspending adverts from media outlets Russia Today and Sputnik in October.
In shutdowns, nonessential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working.
Pep Guardiola congratulated local rivals Manchester United on securing the services of striker Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal even though the Chilean international has not formally completed his transfer.
Chelsea will be without injured duo Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas for Saturday’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion but new signing Ross Barkley could make his debut as he inches towards full match fitnes.
Michael Douglas, 73, issued pre-emptive denials of the story in articles published over the last two weeks, including one in which he called it a fabrication. His publicist, Allen Burry, said on Friday there would be no further comment.